Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bring Jobs Home Act vote in Senate tomorrow

Please call your senators (just follow this link) and tell them to vote "yes" on a procedural vote to end the Republican filibuster of the Bring Jobs Home Act.

The bill would end tax breaks for companies that outsource jobs. Instead, it would help pay for the cost of bringing those jobs home to the United states.

President Obama put out a statement today urging the Senate to pass the bill, which:
...serves to discourage outsourcing in all sectors of the economy, but particularly in our manufacturing sector.  Following a decade in which the United States lost over 5 million manufacturing jobs, the Nation has begun to make progress.  Over the past 28 months, the U.S. manufacturing sector has added roughly 500,000 new jobs, the fastest pace of manufacturing job growth since 1995.  Instead of rewarding firms for shifting production and jobs overseas, the tax code should strengthen the domestic manufacturing sector, support job growth and innovation, and encourage companies from all sectors of the economy to invest in the United States. 
We know we don't need to persuade you to support this bill. But we'd thought you'd like a little inspiration from the video above.