a reply to: jacobe001
You dont have to buy it. You are welcome to believe that companies are moving jobs over to Asia because of the free rice pudding offered. Or because
CEO's like the sushi.
Or you can research it yourself, with an open mind, without an agenda and find the truth for yourself.
Try researching and actually reading things from reputable sources that do not agree with your preconceived ideas. Try getting information from other
sources than blogs and forums. Deny ignorance.
I am pretty sure there is a subject, or subjects that you are intimately involved with and have extensive practical knowledge of...like, for instance,
a job you have been doing for years. If some guy, with no experience and no knowledge, tells you some crappola you know to be wrong, how do you handle
it? That is kind of what I am feeling here. People here have formulated opinions based on what politics have told them, based on what makes you feel
better about yourself, or perhaps what satisfies some hatred. I dunno where or why they believe as they do, but they are ignorant. They have no clue
what they are spewing, but yet they continue to based on some ethereal opinion of how they believe things work.
I am getting tired of arguing against some of the most ignorant statements I have ever heard. Is there any skin lost, on my account, if you continue
to believe nonsense? Nope. Therefore I am not arguing it anymore.
You (collective you) can believe that the earth is flat if you like. You can believe that corporations are making 35% profit and are squirreling
dollars in Cayman accounts. You can believe that a multi billion dollar company would relocate overseas so the CEO can afford another Mercedes if you
like. I really dont give a rat's ass.
If you really want to learn, then research these things with an open mind. Or don't, I don't care.
Getting back to the OP: Claiming that increasing minimum wages significantly is good for the economy is stupid. It is stupid on so many levels I just
do not have words for it. Stupid to the level that only people flipping burgers at McDonalds would believe it or someone else with zero freaking
experience running a business and working at anything approaching entry level jobs. Or perhaps people who have been brainwashed to believe all the
propaganda out there. America has lost it's manufacturing base. We are a nation of assemblers. We assemble parts manufactured in other countries, for
the most part. This isn't a US must be number 1 stupid crap, this is fact.
Because of it, in the last 20 years this nation has spent (private sector) 15 Trillion dollars more on imports than they have gained through exports.
A 15 trillion dollar negative balance in trade. Can you understand what that means? Our country in the last 20 years has lost 15 trillion dollars in
wealth. Trillion...and we have morons claiming that corporations are evil and are gouging consumers with excessive profits. Forget competition.. lol
Stupid remarks like that based on perceptions, based on a few bad apples, based on ignorance and NOT based on practical experience and knowledge is
not helping a damned thing.
I leave you with one piece of data to consider: In the 60s the US produced 25% of the world's manufactured goods. Now its like 5%. If you can actually
attribute that to greed and evil corporations then...lol whatever.
Research Basset Furniture if you want a single story of a company that was about to go out of business due to foreign competition but fought back and
Bassett fights dumping by China
Picking up the pieces
Dumping and US jobs
But hey! Believe crap, Deny knowledge.
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