Originally Posted by SheGUN
.... and that is the problem with this country. You see it in big corporations where they are letting people go by the hundreds, relocating overseas to save costs, and yet their CEO gets a $6-million bonus!!! Don't get me started.............
Those with too much money don't know what it's like for regular people, so I can't see how they can speak for them, or be trusted to look out for their best interests.
FWIW I like Ron Paul and Huckabee, but neither of them stands a hope in hell!
Having had the dubious privilege of dealing directly with CEOs of some pretty large companies, I can confirm that at least some CEOs are criminally stupid. They mortally shaft the company and then score a brilliant departure plan that keeps them rolling in dough 'til they croak. The company suffers, stockholders suffer, employees suffer...and the ex-CEO is doing just fine.
But not all CEOs are evil or incompetent. In fact, most are fine and actually earn their millions. I hope you don't begrudge people getting rich by exploiting their own skills and talents.
A business exists for one purpose only: to make the largest profit it possibly can. If a company is legally enabled to move its manufacturing or software development or any aspect of its operations out of the U.S. where employee costs are high to a locale where employee costs are much lower, you can expect that's what it'll do.
So, you might examine these two points. First, why are U.S. citizens so costly to employ (hint: taxes, insurance)? Second, why is it okay for us to export work to countries that abuse employees in fashions we would not tolerate here in the U.S. (eg: slave/child labor in China, lousy pay in Eastern Europe and India)?