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Donald Trump tells businesses to bring back jobs from 'places like Ireland'
The Journal ^ | August 15, 2017 | Gráinne Ní Aodha

Posted on 08/15/2017 4:13:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

DONALD TRUMP IS bringing back jobs to the US – at least that’s what he’s promising to do.

At a press conference at Trump Tower this evening, the US President said that he would cut down on regulations for construction projects like motorways, and aim to bring manufacturing jobs back from other countries – namechecking Ireland.

You have to bring it back to this country, you can’t do it in Ireland and all of these other places. You have to bring this work back to this country so that American workers can benefit.

(TWEET-AT-LINK)

Ireland has gathered unwanted attention from the EU and the US for the high number of multinationals located across the island (presumably to avail of our low corporate tax rate, but the companies say it’s for other reasons, like talented staff).

The income generated by companies like Merck and Apple led to Ireland’s GDP growth rate of 26% last year – a misleadingly high figure which was dubbed as “leprechaun economics” by the international community.

Since his election, Trump has threatened to lower the US’s corporate tax rate in an attempt to attract businesses to return home for manufacturing purposes.

When the UK leaves the EU, it could do the same, posing a real threat to the Irish economy, which relies on these multinationals for jobs, investment and tax contributions.

Trump made the remarks this evening – along with some controversial remarks on Virginia - in response to reports that a number of CEOs had resigned from his business advisory panel after his lukewarm response to Charlottesville hate groups.

In a statement Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier said that “as CEO of Merck and as a matter of personal conscience, I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism.”

But today Trump said that those who walked out did so out of “embarrassment” because they manufactured products abroad.

Tonight, Trump claimed he’d been putting Frazier and other CEOs under pressure to move their operations back to the US.

In his election victory speech in November, Trump promised to fix infrastructure projects, and to create millions of jobs in doing so.

“We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none. And we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it.”

Tonight, Trump mirrored those comments: “We will rebuild our country with American workers, American iron, American steel.

We used to have the greatest infrastructure anywhere in the world and now we’re like a third world country.

We’re literally like a third world country.

He said the fact that he will bring in “millions of jobs” would be “pouring back into the country” “very soon” meant that things have become better since he became president.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economy; ireland; jobs; jobsjobsjobs; offshoring; third100days; trump; trumpeconomy

1 posted on 08/15/2017 4:13:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trump THIS is why I voted for you.

This is why I have supported you since before you even declared your candidacy.

This is the issue. You have talked a great game, on this, but thus far, no action.

Stop talking. Start acting. Bigtime. Ireland sure, but also Mexico, and China.

The entire world has been taking jobs away from America now for over the entire last generation.

Trump, start to act on this. For real.


2 posted on 08/15/2017 4:18:55 PM PDT by cba123 ( Toi la nguoi My. Toi bay gio o Viet Nam.)
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To: cba123

So far no action? Is dope legal in Vietnam?


3 posted on 08/15/2017 4:20:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does this mean Trump hates white people now? ;-)


4 posted on 08/15/2017 4:22:19 PM PDT by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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To: SunStar

Just Leprechauns.


5 posted on 08/15/2017 4:22:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So now Trump is lashing out at the Irish, too? Will his nationalist bigotry never stop? /S

More seriously, Ireland did very well by instituting a low tax regime to attract businesses. There’s always disadvantages to going offshore—accounting, trapped money—but make the differential something like 20% (IIRC, Ireland’s corporate tax rate is around 12%, while ours is in the 30’s), and your country will be the Pied Piper to oppressed corporations.


6 posted on 08/15/2017 4:25:02 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: cba123

The commie is angry. Not enough free stuff.


7 posted on 08/15/2017 4:25:39 PM PDT by deadrock (I is someone else.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I haven’t seen it.

You post a lot about various jobs in America. I am all for that, and thank you for informing everyone.

Jobs do happen. Overall however, we are not growing American employment, in my view. Both parties have been completely sold out, now for a very long time.

Trump won because he said the things a lot of us were thinking. He needs to ACT on those.

Trump, stand up for America. Stand up for working Americans.

We have had lots, and lots of examples of Americans selling out, jobs and property. What we need is for someone to work to bring back American jobs, American manufacturing, and American growth. To AMERICA.

We do not want to buy everything from China.

You were different.

At least, you seemed to be. Start standing up for America.


8 posted on 08/15/2017 4:28:55 PM PDT by cba123 ( Toi la nguoi My. Toi bay gio o Viet Nam.)
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To: cba123

If only Trump were a dictator. Ice cream for all.

He could enforce your every wish and shove aside the anti-Trumpers able to block his trade solutions.

Best be grateful he has broken through here and there, while battling a silent coup.


9 posted on 08/15/2017 4:33:14 PM PDT by RitaOK (Viva Christo Rey! Public Education/Academia are the farm team for more Marxists coming... infinitum.)
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To: RitaOK

I’m not saying Trump needs to be a dictator.

But he needs to be much more aggressive about this topic. BOTH PARTIES have been globalist (anti-American) for more than the entire last generation. Both parties.

Every Republican. Every democrat.

Everyone.

Trump sounded different.

Now we will find out, whether he really is.

I sure hope so.


10 posted on 08/15/2017 4:38:17 PM PDT by cba123 ( Toi la nguoi My. Toi bay gio o Viet Nam.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So these tech companies are seriously arguing they had to move to Ireland in order to get enough Somalis?


11 posted on 08/15/2017 4:40:38 PM PDT by yuleeyahoo (Those are my principles, and if you do not like them...well I have others. - Groucho Marx)
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To: cba123

Even the enemy media admits that Trump has brought more than a million jobs to America since January, but there you are, poo-pooing it. Oh, I’ll bet you can buy codeine over the counter.


12 posted on 08/15/2017 4:53:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I agree in principle, but we aren't going to be able to compete in terms of tax rate. Why would a company want to set up shop here and pay 35% when they can get a much lower rate in places like Ireland?

I don't expect Trump to get any help from either party in congress on lowering the corporate tax rate.

13 posted on 08/15/2017 4:53:46 PM PDT by American Infidel (Instead of vilifying success, try to emulate it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, that is just about the normal growth rate.

What I am talking about, is we have now such a huge structural bias with everything being imported now.

Everything. Go into any Walmart. In any town, in any state, throughout America.

Go into any Target. Any K-Mart. Go into any tool store. Go into any shop selling computers.

Go into any store, anywhere. Anywhere in America.

“MADE IN CHINA”.

Everything.

I know, there are still a small amount of things you can buy which are from America.

But not a lot, and that number is even now, constantly shrinking.

Trump sounded like he got that.

I have waited for a very long time, for someone to say the things he said.

Trump for the entire first part of your administration, you got bogged down on things which you were not elected to do.

(in my view)

You were however, elected to bring jobs back to America.

Not to continue the sell-out of our homeland, to a massive communist competitor.

So. Bring back jobs, to America.


14 posted on 08/15/2017 5:01:22 PM PDT by cba123 ( Toi la nguoi My. Toi bay gio o Viet Nam.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Just Leprechauns.”

Just making the shillelaghs Americans are to lazy to make.


15 posted on 08/15/2017 5:09:28 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Intel has a huge facility at Leixlip, this was a shot at the grandstanding Intel CEO who quit his advisory group.


16 posted on 08/15/2017 5:19:52 PM PDT by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: cba123

Every time you post this nonsensical argument it it clear that you are either trying to draw some kind of distinction without a difference, or that you are bats#it crazy.


17 posted on 08/15/2017 5:23:09 PM PDT by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: bigbob

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html

See for yourself. Note, those numbers are in the millions of dollars.

It seems like people such as you, are advocating for outsourcing every job in America.

(see, two can play that game)

Trump, was saying as a candidate, he would support bringing back jobs to the United States.

I say to him, Mr. President I supported you from very early. Because of this issue.

(and the wall, on the southern border)

You will see a lot of Americans in the public debate, advocate for ever more selling out of America. Those people, very frequently are the ones, who have sold out, and are now defending their actions (and their part of the establishment, which is sold out)

But you had the right idea, all along.

Bring the jobs back, to America.


18 posted on 08/15/2017 5:34:20 PM PDT by cba123 ( Toi la nguoi My. Toi bay gio o Viet Nam.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In a statement Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier said that “as CEO of Merck and as a matter of personal conscience, I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism.”

But today Trump said that those who walked out did so out of “embarrassment” because they manufactured products abroad.

...

My first thought was the mention of Ireland was a shot at the Merck CEO. Good. I like a president who fights.


19 posted on 08/15/2017 5:38:51 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Make America Great Again!)
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My first thought was the mention of Ireland was a shot at the Merck CEO. <<

I'm sure the Black CEO of Merck...Mr Fraiser....as a matter of “personnal conscience” of course.... will cut the price of Merck drugs for Americans in half to take a meaningful stand against intolerance and extremism to prove Trump wrong...../s

20 posted on 08/15/2017 7:36:32 PM PDT by M-cubed
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