*DON'T BUY WERNER LADDERS!*

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On Sun, 3 Aug 2003 08:44:39 -0700, "Desert Traveler"

That wasn't the point of my original post. The point is that what Halliburton and other companies is doing is not right. They are moving off shore just to avoid paying US taxes. That means that you and I get to pay more taxes. Nice system, eh ?

I think you listened to one too many Tony Robbins tapes.

We're not talking about my life, Mr. Pompous. We're talking about US Corporations moving off shore to avoid paying taxes. You made the suggestion that this is economically feasible for small business or individuals. This tax dodge is not available to individuals and it is not economically feasible for small businesses.
Why don't you look into the tax code before you start foolishly suggesting that individuals can take advantage of it. Why don't you have a look at the costs before you suggest that small businesses can make use of it.

Wrong thread.
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Some clueless dipshit wrote just before I plonked him:

And your point is? Other than kicking and screaming like a kid that didn't get its way, what's not right? Is it against the law? Or is it just "not right" because you didn't do it, or didn't get in on the deal. Get over it.
If you had half a brain and stopped kicking and screaming long enough, you could avail yourself of tax shelters, trusts, sheltered retirement plans, Roth IRAs, and multiple things that would be tremendously advantageous to you. Just because you are too stupid of lazy to find out about them doesn't mean that "It's not right!" when someone else does it. Get your head out of your ass and go do it yourself and quit whining.
It's just not right. It's just not right. (and on and on ad infinitum) What is that going to get you? Were you born stupid, or did you just practice a lot?
Steve
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On Mon, 04 Aug 2003 15:10:41 GMT, 'nuther Bob

Not only does Desert Traveler like to ignore them, he likes to exploit them and completely disregard their moral turpitude. He's got his, why should he give a shit about anyone else or about making this entire country a better place for everyone, not just himself?
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On Tue, 05 Aug 2003 03:38:36 GMT, 'nuther Bob

Actually, no, I've just "got mine."
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On Mon, 4 Aug 2003 16:31:14 -0700, "Desert Traveler"

Sounds like a perfect description of Socialism, to me.

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Yea. That's the answer.
Of course now if the rest of the world were to decide not to buy anything from the US and we decided not to buy anything from anyone else. Where would we be? For one, a lot of us would be cold and working not driving.
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Cool. Grerat ladders, and now they'll be less expensive (or not increase in price). Way to go Werner!

The union doesn't own the company. The stockholders do. They're pretty happy about increased profits. Guess all the steelworkers will have to retrain in those 90-day information technology programs...
Here's the deal. I don't base my buying decisions on the recommendations of some union boss. Your post deosn't change that.
Jeff
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On 01 Aug 2003 16:19:18 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.comic (TOM KAN PA) wrote:

Did you read what you wrote? 50 Mexicans are going to replace 500 union workers? What does that say about the productivity of the union workers?

If the company had not been profitable, the union workers would not have enjoyed their jobs for as many years as they did.
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No, we can blame ourselves. We demand low prices. In turn, Wal*Mart, Home Depot, etc, force the manufacturers to make products as cheap as then can. As we turn the screws on the stores for lower prices, then just keep going back until it bites us in the ass. Bush (or any other politician of any party) did not make the decision to move out of the US Ed snipped-for-privacy@snet.net http://pages.cthome.net/edhome
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snipped-for-privacy@verizon.net (JM) wrote:

Why buy ladders when we can make our own?
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On Thu, 07 Aug 2003 10:37:35 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@verizon.net (JM) wrote:

How about this: They cut lumber in the USA, ship it out of the country to have it milled, then ship it back to sell... and it still comes out cheaper than milling in the USA.
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That's business. The business person who is more loyal to his community than he is to his balance sheet doesn't last long.
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Are you for real? Do you think people will really believe your liberal bullshit? Take your political garbage somehwere else punk!
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He just does what he's told. As for Dad, why he was kept "out of the loop," so he didn't get even that much consideration (maybe if he had run a baseball team things would have been different).
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Labor jobs have been leaving this country for a long time. Now many white collar jobs are also being exported. The end result will be that the world will truly be a free trade zone as the job shortage here reduces wages to average out to wages and benefits in the rest of the world.
This is rather like water finding the lowest level. The water in the US is high but after a while unless you own one of the super coperates the US will have a wage COMPETIVE with India etc.
Just keep blowing smoke up your ass and smile as your and your childrens jobs relocate. But I am not likely to live another 20 years and I have no children so my interest is academic.
Louis
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Are they going to remove the waving US flag and "Made in America" text from their web site?

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Would anybody notice? Would anybody care?
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I would notice, I would care. Make your stuff wherever you want, earn the best profit you can, but don't try to bolster your sales by saying made in USA it its not made in USA.
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