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  1. Free Trade Vs. Fair Trade

    U.S. Free Trade policies are not written in a way that protects American jobs, which includes tax breaks for multinationals for outsourcing American jobs.

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      1 comment  ·  Trade  ·  Admin →
    • Indexing Tariffs

      From the founding of our nation up until the establishment of income tax, our country supported itself primarily with tariffs. The real death blow to our national income from tariffs came with NAFTA, CAFTA, FTAA, et al.

      Now that the flawed theory of unregulated markets has been shown to be a major contributing aspect of our economic failure, it seems logical that we should reinstitute some tariffs. However, this time we should take advantage of the technology and index labor, health, environment and pension costs.

      Here is how it would work: Specific jobs would be assigned a labor index. For…

      49 votes
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        11 comments  ·  Trade  ·  Admin →
      • If you make it over seas, out source, then place a high import tax on those companies .

        smoke out those who lie in our congress , make them place a tax on companies who choose to sell out our country. If they make it over seas then place a common sense tax on the company.. a import tax if you will... this should be the price of doing business, the New World Order. So make it cheaper to hire workers in this country rather than pay a REAL HIGH TAX on the product that the company chooses to make over seas!!!!!!

        48 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Trade  ·  Admin →
        • Repeal NAFTA!

          What has any free trade deal done? Just create a small minority or prosperity and a MAJORITY of poverty.

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          • Import Tariffs based upon Trade Imbalance.

            We need to place dynamic Import Tariffs on countries with whom we have a severe trade imbalance. This would not penalize those with a reasonable trade balance.

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              2 comments  ·  Trade  ·  Admin →
            • Save U.S. domestic industry and jobs with balanced trade legislation.

              Based on an idea offered by Warren Buffet, we must stop our trade deficits and loss of
              U.s. production and jobs by limiting total annual imports to the amount of our total
              exports. That would return $800 billion of
              business to the U.S and create 5+ million jobs. Draft legislation is ready, but Obama's economists refuse to examine it. This is not
              a protectionist plan - the U.S would still be the world's biggest importer by far. This is the way to create "fair trade" by sharing our
              rich market - not giving it all away to imports
              while borrowing…

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              • Lets create an MSNBC roundtable that includes the hosts of all the political talk shows

                A roundtable to discuss the fierce urgency of now as it pertains to job creation in this country. Each host giving their thoughts and ideas as to how to create the most jobs in the shortest period of time.

                26 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Trade  ·  Admin →
                • Deficit Reduction without harming middleclass

                  Reduce the deficit by taxing off shore accounts and with an internet sales tax to be split between the feds and the states

                  24 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Trade  ·  Admin →
                  • Lets provide the American people the visual evidence of outsourcing on communities across the nation

                    A picture is worth a thousand words. Lets provide America with the visual evidence that outsourcing has on communities when corporations move overseas.;

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                      2 comments  ·  Trade  ·  Admin →
                    • Balanced Trade Ammendment: To rebuild hollowed-out economy and end importmania

                      Our Current Account trade deificit is a whopping $8 TRILLION since the Nixon Admin defaulted on American obligations to balance its books with the rest of the world under the 1944 Bretton Woods agreement, which was put in place, in part, to prevent balance of payment crisises from unraveling the global system. $8 Trillion accumulated US trade deficits represents "borrowed prosperity" (and a crisis) on an EPIC scale. End unsubstainable trade policies; replace with fair trade (not free trade), and quit the 40 year marathon race to the global poor house.

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                      • Commit to becoming a NET Exporting, trade surplus Nation GIANT, like Germany & Japan

                        Instead of being LAST, by a Grand Canyon sized margin from even the next to last, and an irresponsible trading DEFICIT nation. USA: 180th on a list of 180 measurable nations! List link below. Spain is 179th with -$80 Billion trade deficit; USA is 180th with -$378 Billion in ANNUAL trade deficits for 2009, +$568 Billion per year behind #2 Germany's +$162 Billion net trading SURPLUS; and #3 Japan, with its +$142 Billion trade SURPLUS for 2009... both nations with HIGH wage costs. No excuse for America not to as well, except for American's allowance of OUR privatized public officals…

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                          1 comment  ·  Trade  ·  Admin →
                        • End Drug Prohibition

                          The drug war concept failed a long time ago but we continue to fund prohibition efforts that costs the country dearly in terms of money and lives.

                          The artificially high prices that prohibition creates funds vast criminal empires and contributes to regional geo-political instability. It also costs us vast sums to imprison so many drug offenders, both in terms prison costs and ruined lives.

                          Sale of drugs to consumers could be taxed and the distribution regulated and monitored.

                          12 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Trade  ·  Admin →
                          • Repeal the ban on domestic production of industrial Hemp

                            Allowing farmers to grow industrial hemp, instead of paying them subsidies to NOT produce crops, farmers can hire farm hands.
                            Once harvested, one product that you can produce is pressboard. Researchers at Washington State University utilized the EXACT SAME technology to make pressboard out of wood, and made pressboard from hemp.
                            Just producing pressboard from hemp would:
                            1) put farmers and farm hands back to work;
                            2) put mill workers back to work; and
                            3) create a top quality exportable product.

                            Adn that is just one product. Imagine the fuel, fabrics, textiles, and building products we can produce from 1…

                            8 votes
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                            • Restore corp tax rates to pre-Reagan levels and impose strong DISincentives on outsourcing US jobs.

                              Restore free enterprise, end corporate welfare. Go back to those things that worked, from FDR through to the Reagan administration - the things that made the US a world leader with the highest quality of life.

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                              • Build a World Bridge from and rads and pipe lines for fresh water and oil and gas Alaska to Russia.

                                The world needs more resources a World Bridge and an international highway / pipeline for fresh water, natural gas and oil would be distributed world wide creating the largest jobs program ever with world cooperation.
                                Commerce would flourish around the world and open new resources for discovery and move populations northward. I would like to drive my RV to China and enjoy the scenery along the way

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