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Congressman McNerney bill to protect American jobs.

Original post made by Chet, Danville, on Jun 29, 2010

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) has introduced legislation to stop American jobs from going overseas.

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Posted by Ron
a resident of Danville
on Jun 29, 2010 at 6:44 pm

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Posted by Concerned American
a resident of another community
on Jun 29, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Chet...I noticed you are spreading your garbage on other TownForum boards as well. To the readers of this board, please note other's comments from this same topic on the Pleasanton Weekly's Town Forum...

Posted by Lahommed, a resident of Dublin, 6 hours ago
Lahommed is a member (registered user) of Pleasanton Weekly

Where was McNerney for the last 10 years? Outsourcing of American jobs to other countries by American Corps to save money and get the tax advantages should have been dealt with long before now!

McNerney is a typical "Johnny come lately" politician who has had his head in the sand far too long and now that is run is coming to a thankful end he decides to do something except in this case the barn door has been open and the horses are running the countryside!

McNerney do us all a favor and do nothing! Just like you did with Healthcare until the Inept one (Mr President) convinced you to act.

You were never a friend to your district or those you represented...time for you to go....so do us all a favor don't try and start to become something you have not been for the last many years! McNerney....Thanks...but no thanks!
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Posted by HHR, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, 5 hours ago

Kudos to McNerney! This is a bill long overdue. Also the type of bill you will not see being originated by Republicans.
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Posted by RET, a resident of the Del Prado neighborhood, 5 hours ago

Love McNerney. He has my vote in November!
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Posted by jimf01, a resident of another community, 4 hours ago

Jerry McNerney's horse has escaped, he is not trying to shut the barn door.

This would've helped before NUMMI moved 10's of thousands of jobs out of California.

How about a bill to prevent the US President from sabotaging US jobs?

GM pulls out of NUMMI after Obama comes into office, Jerry McNerney does nothing.

Toyota announces they are pulling out of NUMMI without GM support. Jerry McNerney writes a letter

Toyota shuts the plant down anyway, Jerry McNerney writes another letter.

After all is said and done, Jerry McNerney initiates legislation to prevent this from happening ever again.

Too little, too late. The theme of Jerry McNerney's congressional career.

Jerry - Do you know what a "Tax Haven" is? It is a place that has lower taxes than where you currently are!

If you endorse cap and trade, vote for massive deficit spending, pass health care reform with massive tax increases, and on and on, you are making other countries into tax havens.

Not trying to be a "smartass", but try cutting our taxes and make the US into the tax haven, then you will save US jobs Jerry!
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Posted by jimf01, a resident of another community, 4 hours ago

that was supposed to be "he is now trying"
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Posted by Concerned American, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, 3 hours ago

Good points Jim01,

You can also add to this list a couple of items near and dear to "Jerr's" heart.

- Windmills...did you know that approx 80% of the wind energy funds from TARP went to CHINA for them to build these incredibly expensive (and very unproductive) wastes of machinery?

ABC News interview by liberal Dianne Sawyer >>> Web Link

- CFL lightbulbs...the majority, if not ALL, of these bulbs which will be required in 2012 will be made in CHINA. There will be a massive number of jobs lost in America because of this ridiculous legal requirement. Not to mention...they are INFERIOR to Edison's invention!

Sobering videoclip >>> Web Link

Hey Jerry...what do you have to say about these 'wonderful' products you support??? (You flaming socialist)

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Posted by Sarah Prelude, a resident of the Del Prado neighborhood, 3 hours ago

A little late, don't you think?
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Posted by maja7, a resident of the Vintage Hills Elementary School neighborhood, 3 hours ago

Too little, too late. Just so he can say he's doing something.....
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Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore, 2 hours ago

maja likes to talk through her hat...
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Posted by dublinmike, a resident of Dublin, 1 hour ago
dublinmike is a member (registered user) of Pleasanton Weekly

Lahommed, "Where was McNerney for the last 10 years?" McNerney was elected in 2006.

Jim01, "How about a bill to prevent the US President from sabotaging US jobs? " I think you meant it to refer to Bush... bit late on that.

jim01, "Concerned" American, maja7, et al, once again the chant is: "I hate McNerney and all Democrats, not matter what they do"

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Posted by vintage10, a member of the Vintage Hills Elementary School community, 1 hour ago

The U.S.'s 41.6% is the *2nd* highest corporate tax rate in the world with only Japan's being higher. Compare ours to socialist France's at 34% or China's at 25%. As the former CEO of several U.S. companies I am now planning a new company with most of the hiring in Asia. Why? Because after I get done paying the 41% tax, and then the looming healthcare fees along with legal insurance to protect the company against all the frivolous lawsuits here in California, we won't be able to compete against foreign companies. None of our 401(k) or public retirement funds would ever invest in that kind of company. So rather than assume most Americans are that stupid, Jerry would be better off supporting lowering the tax loads on U.S. companies so we can keep jobs here. Maybe Jerry should take a trip to Detroit to see what high taxes and high labor costs did to employment in the U.S. auto industry.
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Posted by Chet, a resident of the Las Positas neighborhood, 1 hour ago

We have a fantastic Congressman in Jerry McNerney and he is again as always going to bat for us hard working Americans. We all knew we elected the right person to rep us and Jerry has proven over and over again he is the right man for the job. Harmer should never be taken seriously for the job. He could never rep us as Harmer does NOT EVEN LIVE IN OUR DISTRICT!!!!
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Posted by dublinmike, a resident of Dublin, 33 minutes ago
dublinmike is a member (registered user) of Pleasanton Weekly

I was thinking about "Concerned" American's comment "ABC News interview by 'liberal' Dianne Sawyer" while watching her tonight... wrong again, Concerned, Dianne is a Socialist!! Worse... she looks like a Democrat! You can tell by the eyes, the hair style...

vintage10 is a phony. His decision has to do with cheap labor... you know, people without medical care, dental care, unsafe work conditions, no protections against abusive employers AND no political voice. Folks, I give you the new ugly-American: vintage10 - screw my fellow countrymen, it's all about me folks...

You can call me a Socialist (which I ain't) or some other convenient title but the fact is I support the capitalist system. Despite it's flaws, it does work (most of the time).


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Posted by CDSI Research
a resident of another community
on Jun 29, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Dear Emily,

Our Gross Domestic Product is a function of a global economy and it has to perform to global cost factors. Our advantage has been technology leadership and we surrendered that leadership by governments' lack of attention to economic leadership.

Protecting jobs from outsourcing, whether here or there, simply is a symptom of the issues of obsolescence in innovation, development and operations. Our country is filled with start-ups that can be the obvious basis of the next sequence of jobs. We need incentive packages for such start-ups that bring tax holidays, free trade zones, technology investment and tax-advantages for commercialization alliances.

Do we in this corridor actually understand these requirements? More importantly, does our governments understand?

Hal/CDSI


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Posted by American
a resident of Danville
on Jun 29, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Jerry: Good bill, however, you ignored your constitutents opinions on Obama's socialized healthcare bill, and have ignored your constituents in so many other similar key areas, that you will be voted out of office.


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Posted by Rick Pshaw
a resident of Danville
on Jun 29, 2010 at 9:54 pm

This is utterly transparent political posturing on Chet's part. McNee does not have my vote - the only time you hear from him is just before election time.


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Posted by Treebeard
a resident of Danville
on Jun 30, 2010 at 12:33 pm

The congressman is going to protect jobs by punishing employers?

Excellent example of lib-think.