our own major corporations are contributing to the recession just to save a few bucks!! Not only do they take away jobs from honest and hard working Americans, but they take advantage of poor people in other places by making them work for next to nothing. Ive seen the effects of this up close. I used to live in northern Illinois in a city called Sterling. The largest steel mill in the world was located there. When the company decided to move all production to asia to reduce costs, half the ppl in town became unemployed. It was pretty sad.
2) the reason protective tariffs aren't more widely used is not because they are unconstitutional. it's because they don't work because other countries just enact protective tariffs of their own.
3) if america as a nation decides you know what? fuck made in china/taiwan/korea. i'm buying made in the usa PERIOD. the demand would be there for jobs to come back. no matter how cheap making goods elsewhere is....
Last edited by nontheist; 06-24-2012 at 10:12 AM.
It was America's appeal for a globalized market back in the late 1970s and 80s, I remember it all too well.
Now look what we've got ourselves into. Given the choice, most consumers will opt for lower prices regardless of where the product is made.
Let me see you start up a company in America that pays union wages, while paying US taxes and operating under US regulations and compete with China while turning a profit my friend.
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