Saturday, October 22, 2016

Trump's Lost Cause / Gettysburg Campaign - proposes legislation to end offshoring of American jobs

Next, I will work with Congress to introduce the following broader legislative measures and fight for their passage within the first 100 days of my Administration:


2. End The Offshoring Act Establishes tariffs to discourage companies from laying off their workers in order to relocate in other countries and ship their products back to the U.S. tax-free.  
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If you had to write a summary for that kind of legislation it might even sound something like this:

Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) exempt from employment taxes for a 24-month period employers who hire a employee who replaces another employee who is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and who performs similar duties overseas; (2) deny any tax deduction, deduction for loss, or tax credit for the cost of an American jobs offshoring transaction (defined as any transaction in which a taxpayer reduces or eliminates the operation of a trade or business in connection with the start-up or expansion of such trade or business outside the United States); and (3) eliminate the deferral of tax on income of a controlled foreign corporation attributable to property imported into the United States by such corporation or a related person, except for property exported before substantial use in the United States and for agricultural commodities not grown in the United States in commercially marketable quantities.
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It might sound something like that because it does sound something like that.

That summary is from the Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act (S. 3816) sponsored by Senator Dick Durbin (Democrat - Illinois) in 2010.

The legislation was co-sponsored by a sinister globalist cabal of crooked insiders that includes Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Harry Reid (D-NV), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Pat Leahy (D-VT) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).

Notice anything missing from that sponsorship list? Like not a single Republican co-sponsor. That's because not a single Republican Senator voted Yea. Not even a single Senate Tea Party caucus eminence. Not even that tiny little creature of the US Senate from Alabama Jeff Sessions who is currently acting as an immigration and national security policy adviser to the Trump campaign. Not even him.

Not a single member of the Senate's informal Tea Party Caucus voted to make America great again by voting for cloture on the Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act in 2010. Not one. Not a single Senate Republican hombre. How disgusting is that? You might even call it deplorable.

Not Jeff Sessions (AL). Not John McCain (AZ). Not Mitch McConnell (TN).  Not John Cornyn (TX). Not Mike Enzi ((WY). Not Jim Risch (ID).

And not Jim DeMint (SC-now retired behind a fancy lobbying desk at the elite Heritage Foundation).

So any of you reveling Trump boosteroos out there who are overwhelmed with biggly jollification over Trump's "broader legislative measures" contained in his Gettysburg address of October 22, 2016 - including a version of the Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act - by all means be the first to scamper off to the polls to elect more Republicans to the Senate so they can - help bring cloture to such a proposal (/sarcasm). Or, if history is any indicator, NOT! (see above). Old times there are not forgotten.

And, for what it's worth, Hillary haters, Clinton wasn't a US Senator from New York at the time (Sept. 2010) so you won't be able to drop an old player piano on her in this case. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was in the Senate at the time. And she voted Yea.

Otherwise, Trump confederates, please feel free to follow General Donald J. Trump's commands and proceed across the Emmitsburg Road and onward to Cemetery Hill. I think we all know how that lost cause concluded.

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