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#22 Mar 28, 2009
IBM layoff news is not so good to American. Not only IBM, lots of companies are doing the same way. We should push this problme to congress and make sure have plan to stop it.
One last thing..
Please buy products from US only...
#23 Mar 29, 2009
That's not quite what I meant. What I meant was that since companies, even the PROSPEROUS ones like IBM chose not to pay their workers a fair wage, the JOBS go on to India, etc.
#24 Mar 29, 2009
No. The LAST thing we need is for a bunch of clueless libs to get involved. What we NEED isan elimination of hiring and payroll taxes and put reins on the unions. We need penalties for business folk who hire foreigners when qualified Americans are available.
Since: Jan 07
#25 Mar 29, 2009
Sorry,the clueless idiot liberals are already pressing the issue. Look for the secret ballot to become a thing of the past concerning union voting,gone will be the idea of any real border enforcement. Pelousi and crew need the votes of their new constiuents-just as soon as they are granted amnasty for coming here illegally. I hope all they crappy plans occur---and voter backlash is so severe that people WILL remember how f**ked up libs made this country when 2010 rolls around.
#26 Mar 29, 2009
One can only hope.
#27 Mar 31, 2009
LETS GIVE THEM SOME T.A.R.P.
By Christine Young
Posted: March 30, 2009 - 2:00 AM
As IBM was firing thousands of American workers last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published Big Blue's application to copyright a computerized system that calculates how to offshore jobs while maximizing government tax breaks.
Update: IBM withdraws its application, calling it an error.
In their application to patent a "method and system for strategic global resource sourcing," five Hudson Valley IBMers describe how it weighs such plans as "50 percent of resources in China by 2010," against such factors as labor costs, infrastructure and the "minimum head count to qualify for incentives."
The five Westchester County inventors, Ching-hua Chen-ritzo, Daniel Patrick Connors, Markus Ettl, Mayank Sharma, and Karthik Sourirajan, submitted the application to the patent office in September 2007, but it took a year and a half for that patent to be published online.
None could be reached by telephone Sunday except Ching-hua Chen-ritzo of Mahopac, who declined to comment, and attempts to reach IBM were unsuccessful.
Lee Conrad, national coordinator for [email protected], a group trying to unionize Big Blue, was stunned to learn of the application.
"This is obviously outrageous — a patent on how to offshore U.S. jobs," Conrad said. "IBM is obviously doing all it can to decimate the U.S. work force, and it is all the more reason why IBM should not get any tax breaks or stimulus money. They clearly are abandoning the U.S. work force."
The application says the system weighs moving into or out of a particular country against criteria such as wages, political systems, "incentive contracts" and the economic impact of "violating and/or satisfying those incentives."
In January, IBM reported that about 115,000, or 29 percent, of its global work force of about 400,000, is in the United States.
#28 Feb 24, 2011
Buh Bye IBM employees.
#30 Jun 29, 2013
Another 3000 + bite the dust!
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