I wasn't going to bother responding to this, but you and other Ron Paul nutters just don't understand. It's not cheap products that's killing jobs. And the answer is not Isolationism. Look how well isolation worked for East Germany. Look at NoKo. Look at Cuba. Did/is isolationism work/ing for them? And the list goes on and on, yet you and others think that this is the path back to greatness?? Please show me where this theory has ever worked for America.
I didnt say we had to be isolationist. We need to reimpletement tariffs on imported goods. Thats how the system is supposed to work. Without a system to balance out the price on bringing cheaply made imported goods into this country whats to stop companies from firing there higher paid american workers and shipping the stuff back here? NOTHING, it equals more profit for them and gives china a strong middle class and manufactuing base that will come in handy next war they are in. Europe taxes goods from other countries, guess why? You wanna talk about not being able to compete, we cant compete with dirt cheap labor. People here are going to be jobless no matter how smart or hard working they are because unless you just have to be here, alot of jobs can be done else where. At first they said it would only be low paying blue collar jobs, they have been taking a ton of engineering jobs and white collar jobs now aswell. Suprize suprize, it had a MUCH greater effect than the government thought it would.
China used to be on a blacklist for being communist and the fact they are responsible for way more americans being killed than sept 11, or did you forget that? Directly or indirectly they are responsible for tens of thousands of americans being killed. Plus they are communists, everything america is against. Right now people there dont get to vote at all, the government censors everything as they see fit and now they want to install monitoring software on everyones computer. Not to mention the unsafe working standards, low product quality and no regualtions on what can and cannot be used. They also steal and conunterfeit the only thing we do produce, entertainment. They have shops on street corners selling illegal copies of music movies and video games. The people here get sued and they do nothing about the source of the problem, wanna know why? Cause china told the US to go fuck themselves basically. Its completely out in the open and nothing has been done about it cause they dont care.
Chinese news always talks about great their country is doing, how chinese are getting to buy their first car. Look a pictures of chinese cities, you will see KFC and McDonalds and lil asians driving Buicks, its a parody of american life. They have our money and lifestyle while this country becomes more socialists and is destroyed. Im sure you think china needs the US since we are the worlds largest economy. What happens when we arent, which we are also losing to them. They are the worlds 3rd largest economy, well on their way to being the 2nd largest, think its gonna stop there?
Seeing real american companies which are a part of being america, have to shut down plants that have been here for decades. This is the future of america?
Alot of people for some reason cant see that america is going down on the world charts other than military power which i feel will at some point follow. They are living on Americas past glory, rightly so, we used to have it all. We dont produce anything useful, we are a debtor nation now. Thats pretty fucking sad since we used to be the most productive nation in the world.
Heres a something i got from somewhere that explains it aswell
To say that closing "loopholes" is unfair to global competition is ridiculous. Right now the US has one of the lowest corporate Effective Tax rates in the world. And Corporate america has found ways to change the tax code in its favor, and in those instances where they couldn't change it, they found ways around it.
What corporate america has wanted for years, and has slowly gotten was an unfair advantage in the largest market in the world (the United States), while finding ways to get around, if not get completely out of any liability or costs for access to that marketplace. They want access to the american marketplace so they "base" their headquarters here for the advantages it gives them in importing their own products from their foreign based manufacturing (tariff free), yet they want the ability to base the operations off shore for the labor cost and tax advantages that it gives them.
They currently have their cake and are eating it to. What most fail to realize is that part of the cost of admission and access to the American marketplace is the employment of American workers. If you don't want to employ American workers, then you pay a tariff for access to the American marketplace. But over the course of the last 30-50 years, american corporations have found ways around the tariffs and around the taxes, and they arent even employing american workers for the most part. And somehow they have convinced some on the right that without these advantages they will fail. What we need to realize is first off thats bull*****, and secondly that even if individual companies fail, the industry does not. This is more about the protection of the who, not the what. The beauty of capitalism is that where one fails, their are 2 to take their place.
America corporation are the masters of PR
. They use "global marketplace" when it fits their need/argument, and they use "american" when its fits the need/argument. And what we all need to realize is that without an american worker their is no american marketplace. Americans are shouldering more and more of the tax burdon for corporate america every day. Just look at what your local and state gubments are giving these companies so that they will "employ" people in your area. Hell in my city, the largest employer in the state pays NOTHING in local and state taxes so that they will stay here. But the downside is that they are one of the largest recipients of resources from the state and city. So who pays for that ? Well its me and you.