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originally posted by: 19KTankCommander
It funny, did Mr. Trump say that the other night during the debates and no one believed him, just goes to show he was right companies are lining up to leave the US for better tax rates and cheap labor.
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
To be honest, China isn't an adversary. They're huge investors in the West & the USD in particular. And even more importantly, Western countries have sent tens of millions of jobs to China since they were allowed into the WTO in 2000. Citizens and workers were distracted by the War on Terror, while businesses cashed in on China's cheaper wages & lack of labor protections. And just think about the ridiculous amount of factories and outsourcing deals they have with our countries.
In other words, the "adversary" narrative is just a way to sell weapons to our other partners in the region. And it's a way to keep some of our citizens antagonistic against them in case we eventually have to wage a war against them. Gotta have someone to volunteer to fight them, right?