"Kerry and Foreign Jobs"
Subject: fwd: Kerry and foreign jobs
From: David McDivitt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 11:13:56 -0500
This was sent to me by a friend and I really like it.
Shortly after reading the following e-mail content, I happened to look at
the label of a jar of Heinz sandwich slice pickles. Yep...."Made in Mexico",
check some of your Heinz products." Sen. John Kerry keeps talking about U.S.
corporations leaving this country and setting up shop in foreign countries,
taking thousands of jobs with them. He is right, because that has happened.
However, he is trying to blame it on George W. Bush. As far as I know, Bush
has not moved one factory out of this country because he is not the owner of
a single factory.
That cannot be said about Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz-Kerry. According
to the Wall Street Journal, the Kerrys own 32 factories in Europe and 18 in
Asia and the Pacific. In addition, their company, the Heinz Company, leases
four factories in Europe and four in Asia. Also, they own 27 factories in
North America, some of which are in Mexico and the Caribbean. I wonder how
many hundreds of American workers lost their jobs when these plants
relocated in foreign countries. I also wonder if the workers in Mexico and
Asia are paid the same wages and benefits as workers in the United States.
Of course they're not. However, Kerry demands that other companies that
relocate should pay the same benefits they did in the U.S. Why does he not
demand this of the Heinz Company, since he is married to the owner?
If Kerry is elected, will he and his wife close all those foreign factories
and bring all those jobs back to America? Of course they won't. They're
making millions off that cheap labor.
If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English,
thank a soldier.
>Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA)
>Program. He promised:
>"« That participation in the Program would be completely voluntary,
>"« That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of
>their annual incomes into the Program,
>"« That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would be
>deductible from their income for tax purposes each year,
>"« That the money the participants put into the independent "Trust Fund"
>rather than into the General operating fund, and therefore, would only be
>used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other Government
>"« That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income.
>* * * * * * * * * * * * * *
>Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a
>Social Security check every month -- and then finding that we are getting
>taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to "put away,"
>you may be interested in the following:
>Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the independent "Trust
>Fundˇ¨ and put it into the General fund so that Congress could spend it?
>A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the Democratically-controlled House and Senate.
>Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for Social
>Security (FICA) withholding?
>A: The Democratic Party.
>Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?
>A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the "tie-breaking" deciding
>vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the U.S.
>Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to
>A: That's right! Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party. Immigrants moved
>into this country, and at age 65, began to receive SSI Social Security
>payments! The Democratic Party gave these payments to them, even though
>they never paid a dime into it!
>* * * * * * * * * * * * * *
>Then, after doing all this lying and thieving and violation of the original
>contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans
>want to take your Social Security away!
>And the worst part about it is, uninformed citizens believe it! Perhaps we
>are asking the wrong questions during this 2004 election year!
>"« If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted
>and maybe good changes will evolve.
>"« How many people can YOU send this to?
>"« Keep this going clear up through the 2004 election!! We need to be
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