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:
|By: TheMediaConsortium Wednesday July 14, 2010 4:34 pm|
Weekly Pulse: The Religious Right vs. Birth Control
by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger
Does health care reform’s promise of preventive care extend to free birth control? Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services have 18 months to decide whether to require insurers to provide oral contraceptives, IUDs, and other prescription birth control with no co-pay. With pro-choice Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at the helm, HHS is expected to say yes.
[Update: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that birth control will not be on the White House's preliminary list of free preventive services, to be issued today. However, as Miriam Perez of feministing explains, HHS will ultimately have the final word. Observers, including Dana Goldstein who covers reproductive rights for the Daily Beast, are optimistic that the pro-choice side will carry the day at HHS.]
|By: Eric Laursen Wednesday May 26, 2010 10:49 am|
The Bowles-Simpson deficit commission is hoping a computer game will educate Video Nation on the need for fiscal austerity. It’s been tried before.
|By: MikeElk Thursday February 11, 2010 7:00 am|
The Heritage Foundation certainly had no qualms advocating for the unnecessary War in Iraq without paying for it, but when it comes to removing snows from the road to help people get to work – no way. Remove snow from the roads – that’s simply irresponsible!
|By: knowbuddhau Thursday January 14, 2010 10:21 am|
There they go again, the think-tankers who make the myths that make way for the battle tanks (by intending the patriarchal cosmos that grows the neo-feudal societies that grow the psycho Perkinsian economic hit men (EHM) who’ve been jacking us into war after bogus holy war are already salivating at the chance to jack Haiti to hell and back all over again. How? With their new and improved weapons of disaster capitalism. If you’re going to jack a nation, first you gotta make myths.
|By: khin Saturday October 17, 2009 9:17 am|
Refuting health care reform lies by Heritage and AEI.
|By: Rayne Friday December 12, 2008 10:08 pm|
The outright lies about UAW wages came from The Heritage Foundation; they’re not stopping at that, either.