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Posted on 12/12/2010 3:55:10 AM PST by ScanianEdited on 12/12/2010 4:06:21 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Among the number of plant closings announced in the United States this week: A printing plant in Greenburg, Ind., costing 220 jobs; a tomato processing plant in Westover, Md., with 103 people fired; an office-supply facility in Mattoon, Ill., with 129 jobs lost.
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We, as a nation, insanely and artificially depress wages of professionals with the importation of H1-bs. The lower end is supplant by the illegal slave market. Free traitors need to chime in here and tell me where I am going wrong.
Tariff is not a four letter word. Any country that outsources production and then re-imports to the US should have the hell tariffed out of them. Where are the Tariff loving Yankees of yore when you need them?
****Its astonishing to realize that the most iconic American totems such as the baseball, Levis jeans, the actual American flag are no longer made in the USA,****
Like the POTUS!!!!!
[...number of plant closings announced in the United States this week: A printing plant in Greenburg, Ind., costing 220 jobs; a tomato processing plant in Westover, Md., with 103 people fired; an office-supply facility in Mattoon, Ill., with 129 jobs lost. (and then)
It is unqualifiedly positive, says Aneel Karnani, assistant professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.]
Uh, both "economists" quoted here are from Third World countries that will do anything to loot the United States of jobs and affirmative action freebies.
I'm sure they have no problem with wage slave labor factories opening up back home where their cousins can get rich running disgusting sweat shops.
The “Globalist Ideology” of the United States becoming a service economy has failed.
That's right, America, wake up and take notice that the Liberal/Progressives are driving Industries out of our country during a recession instead of providing an environment to CREATE INDUSTRIES. Wake up America!
The answer to the problem remains cheap energy.
If the Government would allow oil exploration and refinement right here at home, breaking OPEC, our economy would boom.
There is no such thing as a “service” economy. Once the people in the countries that now manufacture everything start managing their own business (as China is starting to), then we will no longer be able to service much.
The Globalist Ideology of the United States becoming a service economy has failed.......
You’ve got that right.
Call almost any large company and see who answers the phone to give you ‘service’.
You’re lucky if you can understand them.
Exactly what is holding this economy together?
Go to the store, pick up an item, Made in China.
I went to the store yesterday, bought some flannel sheets. Got all excited when I read the label. They were made in one of the ‘..stans. One I’ve never heard of BTW.
Well, actually, there have been many scandals about offshored pharmaceuticals, such as the heparin scandal. Do an internet search for most vitamins like Niacin or Citric Acid and you will see many ads for "Trustful source for your needs: The Red Dragon Noodle & Chemical pty, Ltd."
Software? AVG? Avast!? Czech republic.
Hi-Tech cars? Mine is made in Coventry.
Not being an economist,and therefore stupid, I do not understand how one makes a rich country by eliminating its middle class.
I have posted many times the story about what automation did to a two-shift assembly line at one of my company's divisions: I saw this. As a stockholder, it warmed my heart. As a citizen, it scared me. All the people we sent home may have gone onto other assembly jobs, somewhere. Maybe. For a while. They used to have health insurance and they used to be able to live. Not richly, but they payed for their rent, groceries, and taxes.
Every 70 seconds, another PC Board comes off the pick&Place machine, through the reflow solderer, and into a pile, while the assemblers give up looking for jobs.
The Bottom Line is great. The machines rarely get sick and when they do, they are fixed. They come in Mondays and Fridays, and do not have hangovers. They do not run Union Campaigns.
Nevertheless, this is not going to end well.
From this piece it sounds like the nobama/biden recovery is going along well. Merry Christmas!
The lost generation of American workers low-educated, low-skilled, too old to be retrained, too young to retire has led to the fear of a permanent underclass, the idea that the US will eventually become like much of Europe, subsidizing 10% of the under- or unemployed population.
I would hate for a permanent underclass, Karnani says. The child of a janitor should be able to go to college.
Important in all this is that -—
The elite have no *** fear *** at all of a “permanent underclass”. They are drooling in anticipation and glee of there being a permanent underclass. They do not fear for those with lower education (intelligence) or worry about them at all. They are eugenicist who are using this all to thin the herd so they are just left with the cream of the crop intellectually. There are books written about this stuff, they eat it us, salivate over the words in the book, wait in anticipation for the great society of super men and women who will have the best of minds. They anticipate the day they have finally rid the world of average and low IQ folks that are such a pain in their book to deal with. Hitler alive and well, all by design. They were able to convince folks for the last 100 to abort the children they didn't want - the physical and mental deficient in their minds, or certain races that they don't want more of. Now they are using what is going on presently to get rid of the average to low IQ folks. They are in superman mode the elite.
So we get high taxes, big government and with the half, or less of the money/time we modern sharecroppers are allowed to keep, we get high prices too?
Do the other nations get to put on tariffs too? Like on our Jet engines, chemicals, aircraft, wheat, corn, cotton?
Heard a preacher take his text from the Old Testament, when the Israelites had to go to their enemy neighbors to get their plows sharpened and made. I got ANGRY when I went to a major dept. store and told the clerk. FIND ME ANYTHING ON YOUR FACK MADE IN THE USA AND I´LL BUY IT. Couldn´t find anything.
The cotton gin destroyed the south and it never recovered. Ditto the steam shovel to Irish pick and shovel gangs.
Can't wait for the free-traders on FR to find that quote. They will all be wetting their pants and bowing to Karmani...
My company is burdened with a Federal, state, county and city EPA. When my company wanted to add employees the county planning and permitting made getting a permit to build on our property ruinously expensive. When we wanted to add parking per the original permits and environmental study, the county insisted on a new environmental impact study, which cost as much as the parking lot. (The property is a former cattle ranch, just acres of grass and the trees and bushes planted by the company.) When the company tried to build a mezzanine inside our three-story tall, but one story building to house 50 new employees, the county insisted on two wheelchair ramps, two sets of stairs and two elevators. Those cost more than the entire mezzanine and ate up 51% of the available space.
There was another company nearby in the Universities’ “Industrial” park. The university didn’t like an immoral defense company in “their” industrial park and offered the company the pre-real-estate-crash price for the land. (Our tax money.) The company grabbed it and ran, taking with them 350 jobs. BTW, both companies regularly hired graduates of the local two universities, not only as engineers, but as co-ops before they graduated.
The county has a tax on real property. So, the company has to pay a percentage of the value of any peice of equipment for as long as they own it. So, if we lose a contract and idle a piece of equipment, it goes into the dumpster. Then, we can no longer bid on work that machine would have done unless it’s clearly profitable enough to buy another machine.
My company builds spare parts for Army vehicles. Obama has scrapped half of the Army’s vehicles to provide spares for those fielded. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that in a few short years we won’t have any working Army vehicles. In the meantime, my company will fold much of it’s operations here next year.