Yes and no..... I look at it as two separate types of degrees. Hard and soft. Hard degrees are things like engineering, medicine...ect. You show me a guy with a degree in engineering and he can find work. Show me an MD and he can find work, show me a guy with a JD and he can find work. 'Soft' degrees like marketing, Business management...ect. Well they are a dime a dozen and I know plenty of folks with these degrees that are not working. My GF has an MBA and it took her 9 mths to find a job.
1) We are paying way to much for the education we get in this country. Period
True. I can see a nominal rate, but high taxes on business... Just kills business. But, taxing the big bad company is *popular*... After all they are a faceless, evil, organization that wants to make *GASP* profit!!!!!! So, morons think that taxing the hell out to them is putting to the man.... Never mind that the company just raises costs, or reduces costs (read salary and benefits) to stay profitable.
2) One of the stupidest things this country does is taxing corporations. This is just a hidden tax on all of us as the companies have to pass this on to their customers as increased operating costs. It doesn't come from the stockholders or the CEO it's just passed on to you.
Yep.... I bet that if anyone that bitches about outsourcing owned a company and they could pay 10 bucks to have a 15 dollar product made here in the US, or they could pay 3 bucks to have it made in China... I bet they would all have it made in china.
3) Companies will stop exporting jobs when we stop taxing them out of buisness (sic) and stop pricing labor too high.
My proof? Occam's Razor. If you thought that people would pay more for a US made product because it was made in the US.... Why aren't more things made int he US? Simple.... People think with their wallets. Right now there is a major push to "buy American".... Yet company's are not returning in droves... Why? Because they know that the average consumer will bitch about Walmart buying Chinese products, while shopping at Walmart.InvertedDude
Yes education, not just degrees. I can't tell you the number of the students I had in classes in College that could not grasp simple concepts.
2)remove or lower corp taxes to 10% from 33% (some are 15%)
Yep, but many want to grab that "free money" that they think just comes out of thin air. They don't realize that that tax revenue has to come from the consumers pockets.... See number 1.
3)stop exporting jobs to other countries
Easier said than done.... Like I said, Americans are not willing to pay for American labor. They want Chinese prices, but American labor salaries.... You can't have both.
So, are you willing to pay more for products, or are you willing to get paid less?
4)protect our intel properties (china ripping off other brands and stealing it to reproduce on market)
Yes, I am amazed each time I see someone get a hobby product manufactured in China and then act all surprised when a Chinese knockoff comes out a mth later. DUH!!!!!
5)block china from our markets...yes painful pill to ingest. China are not our friends they are a rival.
Never gonna happen. How much are you willing to pay for a Trex? The trick is to become a partner in the global economy, not try to act like a speed bump.
We need to find a way to enter the Chinese market, not block them from ours. I was talking to a buddy today and he told me that Buick's are a big deal in China.... VERY desirable. We need a way to protect our intellectual property and try to minimize the trade imbalance by selling them more goods, not limiting what Americans buy.
You could try a tariff.... But that is only going to raise prices and not really do anything else. It has been tried before and has been shown not to work. monkey nuttz
understood. we may be able to find people to do it for $10 and hour with no additional benefits. perhaps they could give that a shot.
I always find it funny how people who claim Unions are great... But neglect that the new contracts allow NEW employees to get paid at a greatly reduced rate. The Unions realize that they are out of step... But they are only going to screw the new guy. Everyone seems to be OK with that. The new guys are starting at 12/hr.
Most numbers put the UAW guys getting paid about 10 bucks an hour more than the contemporaries at non union shops.... Still, that's over 20k a year more based on a 40hr week. And the UAW workers make about TWICE what the average salary is.... Now I am ALL for getting paid what you are worth, but is a job like putting speakers in a door worth 30 bucks an hour?
The cost of health care is said to add 1600.00 to the price of every new car. The cost of managing the retirement program is said to add 800.00 per car. I don't have numbers for the salary difference.