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Romney should hit back with an add showing the 29 Billion dollars and the jobs they funded that the president outsourced.Along with the accounts of DNC chair Wasserman-Shultz has in the same institutions.
He should also put out an add showcasing the different companies the have benefited and the jobs they kept here in the United States from the investments of Baine Capital. Pointing out that the companies that did go bankrupt would have done so sooner.
July 14, 2012 at 02:58 PM
The problem isn't JUST Romney, Romney just personifies the problem very nicely.
One problem with these global free exploitation treaties is that if we attempt to put "Buy American" provisions in our own laws, like Obama's 2009 Stimulus Plan, then countries like Canada, where our trade is much more equitable than our trade with most countries, will go after us for it in the World Trade Organization.
We should repeal and renegotiate a lot of these trade treaties, because that is what is enabling outsourcing.
With NAFTA, CAFTA, and the WTO, it becomes economical for American companies to send jobs to China, where there are no worker protection, minimum wage, or environmental protection laws, then load up all the goods onto a cargo ship and burn diesel fuel to get it all back to the United States.
I don't have a problem with international trade, except when it is being used as a smoke screen so they can simply go poison the water and the air somewhere else, and exploit workers somewhere else. This is what our trade agreements with most of the world are designed to do.
Our trade imbalance with China is mostly because it has become the great American pastime to go buy frivolous impulse crap we don't need.
When you say that rich business criminals like Romney are partly responsible for the problem, that's true.
It is also true that the people buying stuff they don't need that was made under slave labor conditions in China are an even bigger part of the problem,
And remember, the entire world shares its water and air. We don't live in a bubble. When something goes into the air or water in China, it will end up here sooner or later. Right now, there are "garbage patches" swirling the oceans caused by all this garbage from China, PCB (Polychlorinated biphenyl, a carcinogenic) being released into the global water supply from China, TONS of carbon dioxide, and a smog cloud from China's dirty coal that ends up causing smog in California.
Outsourcing is just a really clever way for rich business criminals to promote slavery and massive environmental destruction by moving the "jobs" around to whatever country lets them get away with it.
If you want to know what American companies are doing overseas, just remember what companies like Westinghouse did when they were making things here. Hint: A good portion of Indiana has a PCB pollution problem with no remedial action plan.
Look under "Indiana"...
It's clear that corporations can never be trusted to do the ethical thing, because they are only concerned with maximizing profits no matter what the human cost is.
The responsibility falls on us to make sure our government is keeping them from wallowing in their own excesses, but that's hard to do when they finance all of our elections to keep honest people who would do something about these problems out.
July 14, 2012 at 06:03 PM
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