Ford Creating New Jobs!
Ford Motor Company has received $250 million worth of tax credits through the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. Hey, that’s cool. When a large American corporation creates tens of thousands of new well-paying jobs, they deserve to be rewarded.
Some might say that $250 million in tax credits is an overly generous gift from America’s taxpayers, but what the hey. These new jobs — jobs that are staying here in America — are exactly what our country needs.
Some of these new jobs include — hmmm…OK, what’s going on here?!? Wait, uh, OK — Ford didn't create thousands of new jobs. Uh, they haven’t created any new jobs at all. In fact, wait, this can’t be — Ford has just ELIMINATED 10,000 jobs. And they’re planning to eliminate 30,000 MORE JOBS!!
And yet — and yet, they’ve received $250 million worth of tax credits through the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. What the F#@$*&@!?? George Orwell couldn’t have made up anything more, uh, Orwellian than this.
An American corporation closes fourteen factories, eliminates a total of 40,000 jobs, and receives $250 million in tax credits for the jobs they’ve “created.” Whew!! Semantics professors are gonna be wrestling with this one for decades.
Newsweek’s Alan Sloane says “Congress should thank its lucky stars that federal truth-in-labeling laws don’t apply to legislation. Almost every dispassionate analyst agrees that the American Jobs Creation Act didn’t create jobs in the United States.”
First we have corporations virtually dictating the laws to
Something needs to be fixed.