Searcher asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

How would you encourage companies to keep jobs here in the U.S.?

Let's face it, globalization is here to stay and as a result, more and more jobs are being sent overseas. You cannot legally force a company to stop shipping the jobs overseas. Knowing that companies will always look for the cheapest suppliers and labor costs are higher here in the U.S. than in many other countries, how would you encourage a company to choose suppliers that produce products made within the boundaries of the U.S.?

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  • Steve
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    As the former CEO of Ford has said, one good step would be to provide universal health coverage.

    We are one of the only countries in the world that puts the burden of providing health care on the employer. What a fantastic boon it would be for all U.S. businesses if we were to toss that system out and start insuring everyone centrally.

    Something like $1500 of the cost of each car produced here is the cost of health care for employees.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You just say fine you want to do business over there great more power to you but "We the People" are going to change the rules and bring back the tariff system and charge stuff coming in that way it won`t be worth is to move out unless selling to other countries. Corporations are not people and have no feelings so don`t be so easy on them. Here in Michigan we might loose our current Governor to a rich kid that has no idea what it is like to pay rent on time, who only want to turn Michigan into the Mississippi of the north with southern wages for the corporations. All because the Governor can`t put a gun to the heads of these corporations and say sit down your not going anywhere.

  • 1 decade ago

    There are only 2 reasons why companies out source. One is cheaper labor and the other is tax loops to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. If we take away their tax shelters, they will stop taking companies over seas. If we fine all the companies in this country that hire illegals, there might be enough jobs that earn real wages to live on. Here is a fact, no BS, the American Family wages have been on a decline since the early 70's. That takes into account inflation. It wasn't until Bill Clinton that wages began to increase in real dollars catching up to the cost of living.

  • Dr.O
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Lower the Taxes.Universal health care,Reduce the number of people who lives off the taxes .Reduce Defense budget,Dissolve the Federal reserve Bank.Reduce the cost of borrowing,Limit the power of labor unions and the Companies will automatically stay here.Globalization is pushed by narrow visioned politicians and traders,it cannot succeed in the long run for America.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Don't shop at Walmart. Walmart jumpstarted the move by large corporations to cut costs. Unsuspecting blue-collar Americans cry when jobs are shipped overseas, yet they are contributing to the trend by shopping at Walmart. I haven't stepped foot in one of their stores for over 2 years and I'm not broke from shopping elsewhere.

  • 1 decade ago

    Unemployment is at 4.7%, lower than the average of the 70's, 80's and 90's. Anyone that wants to work can find a job if they tried.

  • 1 decade ago

    Companies look for low taxes, cheap, skilled labor, and good location. Provide those things here and more companies will stay here.

  • 1 decade ago

    1. pass the fair tax. 2. end all corporate income tax.(companies dont pay tax anyway- people do) 3. place restrictive tarriffs on imports from contries that use unfair labor practices

  • bev
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    there are no way to do anything'

    there are only people who can't have what they want. there for challenge how you want something so that you can get it. there is no way short of making a list of things you want out of the president elect him and hold him to those desires. Geo. wanted the gas prices dropped and bingo down they went so get the right ideas you want to the president you elect or live with what we got.

  • 1 decade ago

    Who cares about them > It's already starting to happen . People are creating new companies every day and new jobs. Mow some lawns. make your own way.

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