Target: U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means
Goal: Raise taxes on companies that outsource jobs to other countries.
In the current economy, Americans need any jobs they can get. Nothing is making finding employment more difficult than the corporate practice of sending jobs overseas, to countries where workers have few legal rights. Manufacturing jobs, in particular, have been shipped to places like China, where companies can pay employees next to nothing and don’t have to follow strict health or safety codes. This saves money for big companies, but takes jobs away from American workers. If these companies want to be based in the U.S., they ought to keep their business here or else face heavy taxes.
By outsourcing to other countries, companies are finding a way around the protections and security they are supposed to provide to American workers. This benefits the profit margins of these companies, but it does so by taking away from the U.S. economy. If a company is going to be based in the U.S. and sell their products to U.S. citizens, they should put money back into the economy by hiring U.S. citizens. If they decide they would rather employ people in other countries, they ought to be taxed at a rate equivalent to what they are taking out of our economy.
Our government is in debt, and no one wants to tax the people. We should be taxing corporations instead, and especially those that would sacrifice human rights and the American economy for their own profit. Many major corporations based in the U.S. outsource their manufacturing jobs to countries with fewer regulations, but they still enjoy the freedoms and rich marketplace of the U.S. If we want a strong American economy, we need to keep jobs here and collect taxes on those that take them elsewhere. Sign the petition below to urge Congress to help our economy by levying higher taxes on companies that outsource jobs to other countries.
Dear House Committee on Ways and Means,
Major companies are outsourcing jobs from our economy without putting anything back in. They are moving American jobs to other countries where they don’t have to pay a living wage, and they aren’t facing any penalties for doing so. If these companies are so determined to cut wages and shirk safety regulations, they ought to pay heavy taxes. It is completely unfair to allow these companies to take jobs out of our economy and not ask them to pay us back in return.
With our government in serious debt and high unemployment rates everywhere, it makes the most sense to tax these businesses for outsourcing. If a company wants to be based in the U.S., but wants to hire employees in China, they should at least have to pay higher taxes in the U.S. It is essential to our nation that we rebuild our economy at the infrastructure level, by hiring American workers to make products for American consumers. This economy is an ecosystem like any other, and we cannot allow big companies to siphon off our jobs without paying for it in taxes. We urge you to raise taxes on those businesses that outsource jobs to other countries.
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