Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee
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    Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee

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    Re: You totally misinterpreted me...

    Donna D
    I was saying that small business (which are businesses of under 100 employees) proportionately shoulder much more tax burden than big business does because of tax breaks and other incentives. And THEN local and state governments often waive taxes and fees just to get a big business to move into their area--often permanently. It's nice for the governor to say we brought 1000 new jobs to the state today, but what about the 100 small companies that went under because they couldn't compete with the big guys with the deep pockets (and friends in high places). It is a statement of fact, not whining, I don't even have a dog in that fight. And I do think we have waaay too much government, too many people with nothing to do but to think up ways to get others to do what they want. Governments on all levels need to be cut back and laws should be written for the good of the people and not because of a kneejerk reaction. We don't need any more intrusion into private lives, there's enough as it is.

    well said DonnaD...

    Re: You totally misinterpreted me...

    heh actually, i was responding to 'walker'. maybe i replied to the wrong post?

    Re: It's all good.

    Re: Made in America: Another Step for American Manufacturing

    welp i can tell you ain't a fan of the gov't. not many folks are - for MANY reasons - and here lately, just that a man of COLOR's in office seems to be THE worst reason EVER for MANY folks to not just dis but deliberately block ANYthing suggested or planned.

    folks can either sit around and wait for Big Gov't to get excited over plans of a little home-based business, hoping Big Gov't will care to somehow step in and help ... or they can pick their whinin' ass up and follow the vision given to them to be creative.

    last i checked ain't nothing guaranteed in ANY lifetime, for anyone, in any country, for any race and religion. what makes us think we're so ****ed special that we NEED our own gov't's approval to start up a small business?

    IMHO? Your vision? Don't wait for Big Gov't - just do it.

    It's not about approval, it's about ending up doing something illeagal because the Gov't has decided on this insane testing. How many are willing to risk everything by continuing to make goods that may be labled illeagal?

    Re: Made in America: Another Step for American Manufacturing


    read for yourself- does the Gov't support small business? Hell no....They are only interested in the Big Boys- Corperations

    found this one a bit disturbing as well

    dunno about anyone else but i am tired of buying cheap crap from other countries. John Q Public asked for it and got it ... but now they aren't happy with what they buy. I look for and buy - whenever found - items "MADE IN AMERICA". Sometimes the item isn't better than stuff made elsewhere but better to support each other HERE than NOT! It's not going to get better here anytime soon until we stop complaining about all the foreign-made items and start doing for our ownselves again!

    jess sayin' ....

    Re: Made in America: Another Step for American Manufacturing

    Remember all those commercials Wal-Mart USED to run? The ones about made-in-America? Haven't seen any of those in awhile. I'm thinking one would be hard-put to find anything in Wally World made in America these days.

    Re: Made in America: Another Step for American Manufacturing

    nope. very, very little is "made in usa". :-( gotta look hard to find the few things that still are.

    Re: Made in America: Another Step for American Manufacturing

    nope. very, very little is "made in usa". :-( gotta look hard to find the few things that still are.

    years ago a fellow who owned a small mfg/sewing factory said to me that when contracts were getting few and far between he was able to keep open by sewing on "made in USA" labels onto clothing- that were in fact made in Mexico and Phillipines.I believe he said it was for JC Penny
    So even though you may feel like you are getting a USA made product- you may in fact NOT be purchasing what the label states.

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