|The Jack Wade Show||
Most of our electeds, including the President are climbing onto the exporting = jobs bandwagon. The main reason being that they need a few convenient token gestures such as exporting and “green” jobs to show that they are actually doing something about the unemployment problem that they caused years ago by setting up a favorable climate for job offshoring. The President is currently pushing three NAFTA style job killing “free” trade agreements, ostensibly to create exporting jobs. Though these agreements couldn't get passed under the Bush administration, in the current, “let's give away the store” atmosphere of the current administration, they become “job creators.” While exports may create a few jobs for American workers, they will not offset the vast job loss caused by the above and earlier “free” trade agreements.
The insidious thing about making exporting the almighty cure for unemployment is that it does the opposite, in the long run, it creates unemployment. When a corporation gets into the habit of finding its customers overseas, instead of here, it no longer has ANY use for Americans. The corporations will eventually succumb to the urge to move those “exporting” jobs overseas to save foreign customers any product shipping costs and to take advantage of lower local labor prices. At that point, the few American workers who got those exporting jobs will join their fellow workers who are already unemployed due to the job loss caused by those “free” trade agreements on the unemployment line.
Once a corporation realizes that virtually ALL of its income comes from exporting, it has no further use for Americans. That corporation isn't going to worry about upsetting people who are now unemployed and are no longer potential customers. Translation we won't be their customers, nor employees, we'll just live here. The only thing that we will be exporting under those circumstances will be our jobs.
This is a lose/lose proposition, American workers lose jobs and America loses precious tax revenue. Hey, you can't tax people who aren't drawing a paycheck. The only winners are the unpatriotic corporations that only care about their bottom lines, no matter who it hurts and the corrupt politicians who are owned by said corporations. The only way we can restore prosperity to America and Americans is to contact our electeds and insist that they pass legislation that restores each and every one of the pre Reagan tariffs on imports!
Let's bring back the American dream by Building It Here and Buying It Here!