Target: Republicans in US Congress
Goal: Stop providing incentives for American companies to move operations overseas
A bill was recently blocked by Republicans in Congress that would have prohibited US companies from deducting expenses related to moving overseas from their taxes. The bill, called the Bring Jobs Home Act, would have also given tax credits to companies moving from a foreign country into the US. By blocking this bill, Republicans are encouraging US companies to move their operations out of America and thereby denying Americans jobs.
These corporations move to foreign countries, most often in Asia, where the labor is much cheaper than in the West. Many of the factories that produce American companies’ products in foreign countries have deplorable working conditions, very low wages, and some utilize child labor. Republicans are supporting huge corporations’ interests so they and corporate elites can get richer and richer while workers in America and around the world suffer the consequences of their insatiable greed.
This bill would have provided incentive for foreign companies to move operations to the US, not the other way around like the present legislation does. With foreign companies coming to the US, Americans would have more jobs. However, Republicans do not care and blocked the bill because they are owned by corporate interests. Tell Republicans in Congress to start helping the American people instead of only themselves and corporations. Urge Congress to pass this important bill to create jobs for Americans.
Dear Republicans in Congress,
Halting the Bring Jobs Home Act (S.2569) is in no way helping the American people. By allowing the existing legislation that encourages US companies to move operations overseas, Republicans are denying Americans jobs that are rightfully theirs. Prohibiting companies from deducting expenses related to their moving overseas, as this bill would have done, could only help the American people by keeping US companies in the US.
By perpetuating the status quo, Republicans are also perpetuating deplorable work conditions and child labor in overseas factories. Instead of protecting corporate interests and allowing super-rich corporations to become even richer, why don’t you do your job and protect the American people? Please reconsider your stance on this important issue and bring jobs home instead of shipping them all to foreign countries.
[Your Name Here]
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