I thought that was your point. Let me reply please:
We need to stop buying so many imports.
Billions and billions worth. Meanwhile the government needs to stop spending billions and billions on everything.
But the two are completely related.
Our side is trying to be perceived as responsible. Yet we do nothing as US manufacturing heads ever, and ever more overseas.
What does this do?
When a budget is being discussed the GOP says we are spending too much, what is the public supposed to think?
The public (at least some of the public) is not perceptive like you. The public sees US corporations constantly shipping more and more jobs overseas - and thinks two things:
Now there is some truth in that.
We must start to take the position advocating for American jobs.
That's why tossing around bumper-sticker slogans is pointless. Unless it makes you feel like you've accomplished something.
Government costs too much. People need 2 inflated incomes to support a family. Corporations have significant overhead burdens to comply with all of the laws and regs (HR policies, accounting standards, tax laws, OSHA, EPA, tariffs, etc.).
Slash government spending and pass the savings to people and business. People won't need such inflated wages to make ends meet. Companies can then afford American workers and we'll start building things here again.
If we didn’t run a trade deficit then China wouldn’t have all those extra dollars that they lend to U.S. to cover the budget deficit.
We won’t bring jobs back here until we can make our taxes and regulations competitive and deny power to labor unions.
Lets pause for a second over “imports”.
When was the last time that you could buy a TV made in America? When was the last time that you could find a pair of tennis shoes made in the US? When was the last time that you could find a microwave made in the US?
Our entire economy is now based on imports. We can’t manufacture much of anything...even cellphones.
It’d be nice to reopen the door...but frankly, when you figure up the cost of manufacturing a TV in the US or Taiwan....and there’s a $700 difference between the two same versions, there’s not much to talk about. We priced ourselves out of the mess.
Yeah, our trade dealing is part of the problem but this is a untouchable item. Just like pumping oil out of Texas and thinking it’ll be used in the US, when there’s tankers sitting in the Gulf and ready to transport Texas oil over to Italy.