Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis
Leveling the playing field between American companies will have little impact on keeping jobs onshore. Especially if that 'leveling' involves an even larger federal haircut.
Our real competition is international. In the real world, you have to worry about the taxes our corporations pay vs what they'd pay if they moved (or moved profits at least) outside the country. "Level" the field for American companies by further burying a select group of them, and all you really accomplish is rewarding their foreign competition. But keep telling us that the solution to all our problems is Churchill's Equal Sharing of Misery. In reality, competitiveness is most important.
We will never compete with slave labor that is quite happy to get paid a bag of rice a week. We could tax Apple 0% (hell, we could start giving them money) and they would not be able to make iX devices more cheaply in the U.S. than in China.
Not going to happen.
We absolutely must level the playing field between large international corporations and small, local businesses. Before a democrat president said this, no one on the right would have argued otherwise.