Letter: Jobs go overseas; blame unions
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
We hear complaints from our politicians and unions when a company sends work overseas. The unions keep striking for more wages and the government has the highest corporate tax in the world, which, of course, drives costs up. And then we complain because they send work abroad. What do you think the manufacturers will do? They have a right to a reasonable return on investment, the same as a worker has a right to a reasonable wage. But, do the unions give any, does the government reduce taxes to encourage manufacturers to keep the jobs at home? No. It’s always easier to blame someone else and not be willing to accept any of the responsibility.