Originally Posted by Odysseus
The problem with globalism is we keep selling out our own best interests when, as you've stated, we do not need to.
The problem is corporations are not held to the standards as common citizens how exactly do put American profits ahead of corporate profits?
Simplified corporate tax rates of 25%, no exceptions but one. That exception is a 1% reduction in your tax rate for every 1% of your work force, subs, and suppliers are U.S. citizens, companies, etc.
Employ U.S. citizens and buy your materials from only U.S. companies and you pay 0% taxes. Outsource all your manufacturing to China via FoxCon like Apple chooses to do and those 50,000 Chinese workers are weighted against the ~2,000 U.S. citizens you employ. End result you pay damn near full freight.
Simple solution to a complex problem. Hell, even for budget hawks that would be a big win, as corporate taxes make up on 6% of government revenue due to existing loop holes and subsidies.