Did you know that U.S. companies
can currently receive a tax deduction for certain relocation costs when they
move jobs overseas? At a time when the
nation’s unemployment rate is still too high, why are we rewarding companies
for shipping our jobs out of the country?
Some members of Congress don’t
understand this either and are actually trying to do something about it. Representative Bill Pascrell of New Jersey and Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan have introduced
legislation in both the House and Senate called the Bring Jobs Home Act. If passed, U.S.
companies that move jobs or business operations to America from other countries would
receive a tax break, not the other way around.
In fact, the tax loophole for companies that ship jobs overseas would be
closed. These companies shouldn’t be rewarded any longer.
A vote on the Bring Jobs Home Act
is expected in the Senate during the week of July 16th. Please email
your Senators today and ask that they “Bring Jobs Home” by supporting this
legislation. And to find a “Bring Jobs
Home” event near you, please visit http://local.americawantstowork.org/all.
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]