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  •  No. There is a cost of living in this country. (2+ / 0-)
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    canyonrat, firemage

    There is a cost of health care and living expenses for our elderly.  NO company should come into this country and make short term profits at the expense of American workers and American economy.  And NO US government official should support foreign companies and their profits over Americans.

    ARE they overpaid?  That wasn't an issue until Republicans recently wanted to have another crack at busting Unions.
    Those making $20-70/hr are the ones who've lost $2000/yr in buying power under George Bush.  Better to wonder why a CEO's $100M bonus isn't what broke the bank.  

    There may be a way to fix this problem, but siding with Toyota or BMW and gutting US wages isn't the answer.

    If you call an AMERICAN company a NEW industry, then we can talk about wages.

    •  What you consider a living wage (3+ / 0-)
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      fcvaguy, DKinUT, wishbone

      is more than many make in this country. Obviously, the thousands of people who work for BMW, Toyota,Honda, etc. in the U.S. would rather have their job than have you decide they should remain unemployed.

    •  This would not be an issue (5+ / 0-)

      if the costs of retirees healthcare and/or other expenses was borne by a national single-payer program which was supported by general tax revenues.  The burden would be equalized among all taxpayers, including both old and new businesses.

      But NOOOO, that would be [shudder] socialism!  

      And meanwhile, North American manufacturers continue to move their surviving North American production plants to Canada and its "socialistic" health program....

      •  Well, this would be the best plan. If we (0+ / 0-)

        switched right to this immediately and just dealt with the hassles all at once, that would be fine with me!  

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