Retaining jobs on American soil requires tax reforms, not anti-Chinese sound bites
Retaining jobs on American soil requires tax reforms, not anti-Chinese sound bites

Retaining jobs on American soil requires tax reforms, not anti-Chinese sound bites

The airwaves are now filled with a theme of standing up to China, from both Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate race. It sounds so good: America needs an enemy, and China is an easy target. But none of the candidates say how they will stand against China. Nor do they tell you that “standing up” requires a majority of Congress to agree on a policy change.

Two points: First, China is not stealing jobs. You can not steal anything given to you. Second, the United States can do nothing to change China because we lack control over what China does.

What do we control? The United States must encourage American companies to keep jobs here. The incentives must come through the corporation tax law, which the United States controls, e.g. tax deductions for keeping jobs here, not deductions for the cost of moving.

So listen to the promotional ads, but do not fall for the simplistic scapegoats that the candidates are dragging along. If they really cared about jobs, they would do the hard work it takes to keep jobs here.

Paul Schroeder,

Cleveland

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