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    "Layoffs Seem to Conflict With Tax
    Break Meant to Propel Job Growth

    By STEVEN D. JONES and MICHAEL RAPOPORT
    DOW JONES NEWSWIRES
    March 10, 2005; Page C3

    There is more evidence that a tax break intended to boost U.S. jobs isn't getting the job done.

    Consider several major companies that say they are considering bringing home hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign profits under a tax holiday that is part of the American Jobs Creation Act passed last year. These include National Semiconductor Corp., Sun Microsystems Inc. and Colgate-Palmolive Co. -- all of which recently cut staff. These companies' example calls into question how effective "repatriation" will be in spurring new jobs, adding to already reported concerns about the wiggle room the law gives companies in how to spend the money.

    National Semiconductor disclosed in January it may repatriate as much as $500 million in foreign earnings under the tax break. The same day, the company announced it would cut 550 jobs, or 6% of its work force, to cut costs and streamline operations.

    Sun said in February that it could bring home as much as $1.1 billion in foreign profits. The company also said it had laid off 3,600 people -- about 10% of its work force -- during the previous nine months as part of a plan to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

    Colgate-Palmolive said in December that it expected to close about a third of its factories and eliminate about 12% of its work force -- a total of about 4,400 job cuts -- in a four-year restructuring plan. In February, the company disclosed it was considering bringing home $500 million in foreign profits."



    What an effective economic plan!!!!!!!!
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    Agaricus bisporus: The Button Mushroom

    This mushroom is definitely "widely distributed in North America" . . . by trucks, most of which were loaded up in southeastern Pennsylvania. Agaricus bisporus is so common that its common name is simply "mushroom." It is cultivated by mushroom farmers to the tune of $800 million each year, during which the average American consumes 2.2 pounds of mushrooms!

    The common grocery store form of Agaricus bisporus is completely white, but in recent years the mushroom industry has developed brown strains of the species, which it markets as "crimini" and "portabello" mushrooms (the distinction is simply that the portabellos have been allowed to mature past the button stage).
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    Joe Lieberman, it's time for you to say goodbye to the US Senate. It is time for a real Democrat to be elected to the seat. You know it's time when you stand shoulder-to-shoulder with a President who has lied consistently and constantly to the American public. A President who puts a man in charge of the Justice Department who approved torture (Yes, Joe voted for him) and a woman in charge at State who has clearly lied about what she was told and is responsible for the lack of security around 9/11 (again Joe voted for her)`.

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    lol. you are nuts
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    I love those portabellos!!!
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    In fact, if you have a chance, head to The Olive Garden, they have a fantastic dish called the Ravioli di Portobello! I give it 5 stars.
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    portabellos sound good. might have to try it!
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    "lol. you are nuts"

    this is not referring to you, clairegrrl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treobk214
    "lol. you are nuts"

    this is not referring to you, clairegrrl.
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    lol
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    lol
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    FRANKFURT, Germany Mar 13, 2005 — German carrier Lufthansa said Sunday it was negotiating with Swiss International Air Lines about a possible takeover of the money-losing carrier.

    In a statement, Lufthansa described the talks as "constructive" and said the two companies had come up with a business plan to integrate Swiss into its operations. It said "pillars" of any deal would be keeping Switzerland's air connections and the Swiss brand.

    sorry clulup
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    Quote Originally Posted by clairegrrl


    Joe Lieberman, it's time for you to say goodbye to the US Senate. It is time for a real Democrat to be elected to the seat. You know it's time when you stand shoulder-to-shoulder with a President who has lied consistently and constantly to the American public. A President who puts a man in charge of the Justice Department who approved torture (Yes, Joe voted for him) and a woman in charge at State who has clearly lied about what she was told and is responsible for the lack of security around 9/11 (again Joe voted for her)`.

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    I could not agree more. especially about the president lying constantly and Justice Dept approving torture.

    But I agree with you about Lieberman too. But you should love him... you hero Bush kissed him!

    Finally we see things the same way.
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    A main theme of George Bush's re-election campaign is the notion that it's Democrats, and not Bush himself, who are responsible for the bitter partisanship in America today. Bush, after all, pledged in 2000 to be "a uniter, not a divider." So it's a little awkward for him that the United States is now about as united as an English soccer stadium. Republicans say their party occupies the mainstream, common-sense political center. The real problem, they argue, is that the Democratic Party has been driven left by monomaniacal special interest groups and the wild-eyed likes of Michael Moore, George Soros, and Whoopi Goldberg. Their favorite piece of evidence? Zell Miller.

    http://slate.msn.com/id/2105700/
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