I sent the following email to Charlie Sykes, Talk Radio Host at WTMJ in Milwaukee, WI. I’d explain the reason for it, but I think the email does a pretty good job of filling you in. Anyway, here it is. Let’s see what his response will be, if any.
|By: politicalpartypooper Wednesday August 11, 2010 4:52 pm|
|By: politicalpartypooper Tuesday August 10, 2010 9:10 am|
It’s called Free Trade, it ends up in the outsourcing of American jobs to places where seventy-five cents an hour is the wage. In Conservative speak, it’s called keeping American companies globally competitive. From The Heritage Foundation:
In an increasingly global marketplace, U.S. businesses compete against companies from around the world in U.S. and foreign markets. They compete through quality, service, and price–all of which depend on the companies’ ability to operate as efficiently as possible. Rather than exporting their products from the United States, American businesses often choose to operate in foreign countries to gain local market exposure and tap into local market expertise and existing sales channels. In other instances, companies pursue cost efficiencies. Sometimes this can best be accomplished from the United States; often it requires major investments abroad that also synergistically make U.S. operations more competitive.
U.S. businesses operate internationally to maximize their competitiveness against rival firms. And in so doing, they make their U.S. operations and workers more competitive, thus supporting domestic jobs and wages, while building profitability for their shareholders. For every worker employed by a U.S. subsidiary in a foreign country, 2.3 Americans are employed in the U.S
That last sentence is scary, isn’t it? For those companies that used to hire only American workers, one-third of their labor force is now in Foreign Countries. And we wonder why we have a jobs shortage? Here is a supposedly “smart”, educated, elite think-tank-like Foundation complaining over taxes when the real issues of the economy are staring it right in the face. The ignorance of the job losses is so blatant that it’s hard to believe it’s not willful. They go on to say: