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[–] nakk 6 points 21 points (+27|-6) ago 

Good, keep that shit home. Fuck yeah America

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[–] Plavonica 2 points 11 points (+13|-2) ago  (edited ago)

I agree. We should keep our worker's rights standards high and hold everyone we do business with to the same standards. Maybe lowering the tax% based upon how close to (or better than) our standards the host country treats it's workers. Should be a much larger penalty tax for any company who uses slave labor (like Qatar).

Want to make the world a better place? Instead of starting wars halfway across the world, we should instead lead by example and hold our companies to said example or make an example of them.

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[–] Turn_Coat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Deus Vult. 2017 shall be the year of the turn of the tide.

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[–] nakk 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Pulling USD out of countries can do just as much damage as marching our Army through. Well, it depends which country.

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[–] 7077141? 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

What's amazing to me is the liberals trying to demonize this move. You'd think it'd be a hard thing to attack, but on the radio they were trying to say "well, this is just going to move jobs to poorer states w/ lower minimum wages". How is that a bad thing?

At least the jobs are still in America, and the poorer states could definitely stand to gain some industry and manufacturing jobs I can understand the complaint that this will raise the price of goods or somehow hurt our businesses' competitiveness, but moving jobs to poor/Red states is a fantastic side effect that is exactly what Trump supporters wanted of him.

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[–] Totenglocke 23 points -3 points (+20|-23) ago 

I hope you enjoy significantly increasing your cost of living. About a decade ago my state (Ohio) had an item on the ballot that would jack up the minimum wage and continue to increase it year after year (I think only for 5 years or so, but I'm not sure). As someone with a bachelors in Economics and a masters in Applied Economics, I tried explaining to my friends that this was a bad idea and it would lead to higher prices and a small decrease in the number of minimum wage jobs. They refused to listen because Democrats think that you can legislate prosperity. After the law passed and went into effect, those same friends who voted for it immediately started bitching about higher prices (such as Wendy's 99 cent chicken nuggets going up to $1.29).

Jobs get outsourced not because companies are "literally Hitler", but because unskilled Americans think that they deserve middle class wages for something that a trained monkey can do. If the welfare leeches were willing to do the job for what it's worth (not much), then companies wouldn't have any motivation to outsource manufacturing jobs.

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[–] Niggersdid911 6 points 22 points (+28|-6) ago 

Weird because In the 50s and 60s those "unskilled" workers had an amazing standard of living.

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[–] Shekelstein6M 6 points 10 points (+16|-6) ago 

This is not about minimum wage. It's about tariffs on companies that export labour. Now I usually stay away from the argument from authority, but since you saw it fit to flaunt your degrees as an affirmation of your authority all I can say to you is:

Do you really think you know better than the billionaire that has been in business for over 50 years and has built over 500 businesses? He could buy a thousand of people with degrees like yours and it wouldn't put a dent in his wallet.

I think he knows what he's doing here.

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[–] 7066522? 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I think it's more a matter of supply and demand. By making the US an expensive place to live we will deter immigration, and encourage emigration.

Cost of living will go up, and if you can't find a job to support yourself you'll have to go somewhere else for work.

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[–] heili 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

What would you do about the exportation of or replacement with foreign visas of skilled people, software engineers such as me, who are frequently forced to train our H-1B replacement because he'll do my job 18 hours a day for a fraction of the money (which he will send most of back to India while he lives in a 1 bedroom apartment with 8 other Indians) and do a lower quality of work than those of us who were forced to train these replacements?

This isn't just about unskilled people who want 20$ an hour to push a broom and empty trash cans. Using cheap import imitations to produce a lower quality of work affects a lot of people. What does your economist training say about that?