VIRGINIA ORGANIZING RESPONDS TO U.S. SENATE FAILURE TO PASS THE BRING JOBS HOME ACT
For Immediate Release: July 19, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA: The U.S. Senate voted today against the Bring Jobs Home Act, a measure that would have ended tax breaks for companies moving jobs overseas and given tax incentives to those that bring jobs back to the United States.
Virginia Organizing Chairperson Sandra Cook responded:
"Like many across the nation, Virginia Organizing believes that if you are going to do well in America, you ought to do right by Americans. Corporations are currently making money to take American jobs and move them overseas and the American government is paying them to do it.
Unemployment continues to plague the people of the United States and instead of working toward a solution that makes sense for the people of our nation, elected officials decided today that corporate tax breaks that reward outsourcing were more valuable than creating jobs for American people.
This bill was a no-brainer and it speaks volumes that our U.S. Senate failed to pass it.
Politicians claim to work for the people and claim to all want to build a strong middle class. Unfortunately, this is not true and votes like this one show the people that our elected officials are more interested in the greed of big business than the needs of our communities and families. In addition, corporations are using our tax dollars to make their executives even wealthier. Why do they keep doing this while the American people struggle to remain in their homes and to put food on the table?
This vote shows Virginians that claiming to value the middle class is nothing more than rhetoric designed to get politicians reelected.
We want change and Virginia Organizing is dedicated to making that happen."
Corporations like General Electric, Bank of America and T-Mobile have all had layoffs in the United States while adding jobs to areas like the Philippines, Honduras, Guatemala, India and other countries. In addition, these large corporations pay no taxes and in some cases receive tax refunds from the American people.
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Virginia Organizing is a statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.