Originally posted by LDragonFire
how can a USA company compete in a world economy when the America worker makes $15.00 a hour compared to a Chinese worker that makes $2500.00 a year??
Well bottomline you can't so what are American companies to do??
Thems the breaks. If ya can't compete, ya loose out. Guess the american companies had better become better companies.
Understanding that the USA is the great melting pot, illegal immigration is destroying our country.
Destroying it? Illegal immigration is a problem, but its not destroying the country.
For some reason our government has caved in and is catering to the Hispanics that chose to come here, goto any ATM machine and you will get
the question of press 1 for English press 2 for Espanol call any call center and you get the same question.
That has nothing to do with illegal immmigration. These are also not government agencies.
Now you can garrentee that if there was no option of language, these people would attemt to learn English, but why should they TV and Radio in
Espanol where availible... Multicultural societies in the past have allway fallen. When my ancestors came to America they wanted to learn English,
because it meant being American....they Wanted to be American,
The hispanics that immigrate to the US do the same. They learn english, and go about their business.
They wanted to conform to our society and our way of life.
Everyone I know who's parents came from italy were rasied in a household where italian was spoken, in addition to english. Hispanics do the same
What I see with all of these protests, witch BTW seem to be mostly Hispanic protests is them wanting to bend the USA to there will,
Is this really one of the biggest problems that the US faces today? Worse than illegal wiretapping or AT&T spying on the public for the government?
Worse than the president lying about not having made a decision to go to war? Worse than a radical dictatorial regime building nuclear weapons?
Globalization seems to be focusing on two main topics, Money and Military control of the people of the world.
Globalization is the extension of the free market to the global scale, its the breaking down of nationalist barriers to trade and the free flow of
capital and cash.
People of ATS this kind of globalization is a very bad thing, as it serves the people in politics, corperations, and the NWO or anyother
secret societiys that may or may not exsist. Globalization is the reason that Free Trade agreements exist plus the reason for most of our
THis is actually incorrect. Under a more globalized US, there wouldn't be an illegal immigration issue, becuase you'd want
people to be able
to easily and legally come to the US to work.
Ok American has declared a war against terrorism. Terrorism is a tactic, How can we fight a Global War against a tactic???
The same way that the US successfully fought against the tactic of piracy in the Tripolitan Wars. The same way that the US fought against the
ideology of fascism in WWII.
Fixing what is wrong with the USA:
VOTE for anyone other than a repubican or democrat,
And how would this work? DO you think that these parties are inept and have problems because of political ideology of the party itself? What the
heck makes a Green Candidate or a Reform candidate any better?
Also, lets be realistic. The overwhelming majority of the type of people that would agree with all the above stuff you've said, and would be willing
to vote for a third party, are (again, mostly) people that wouldn't vote for the republicans anyway. So all the whole 'don't vote for the dems or
repubs' message is doing is resulting in less vots for the dems, and thus resulting in greater control for the republicans. The whole 'don't vote
for these 2' message isn't going to change anything, the republicans were smart enough to get most people on national security isssues, and then
bring in their own outliers with social conservatism and religious issues. The 'don't vote' message just means less democratic voters.
Both of these parties are not serving the interest of our country or its citizens.
No party ever does or ever will. They never have, and they won't in the future.
The people need to get behind a good leader
, and good politicians, regardless of their being republicans or democrats.
BUt thats not possible, because everyone is completely polarized with respect to the parties. Your average democrat will not vote for a good moderate
republican, simply because he is republican, and vice versa.
The way it is, these other workers in other countries will never get more money for working.
Why would making trade barriers in the US accomplish that?
Get rid of the catering to Espanol, if these people wish to live here make tem learn English,
And how do you propose doing that? Having the police destroy ATMS that have spanish language options? Arresting call center operators that speak
I would love to hear some opinions about the topics I have brought up
The US should be aiding globalization, not restricting it, get the government out of the markets. Not completely, not totally, obviously a mixed
economy works pretty well, but on the international level, we don't even have that.
If the jobs go to thailand, move to thailand
and work for pennies. Anyone not willing to do that needs to learn a new skill and make
themselves workable in the economy they are next to.
As far as illegal immigration, the problem with it isn't that it brings in people into the US. The problem is that because of all these people that
want to cross the border illegally, a human smuggling industry has popped up. Truly Viscious gangs like MS-13 from El Salvador have gone
international and are thriving because of human smuggling at the US -Mexican border. Other gangs are too. This creates and fuels a criminal empire,
much like how rum running fueled the growth of the mafia. ANd just like the mafia, these groups aren't sticking just to one enterprise, they're
spreading, they're growing more powerful, and they're utterly depraced and criminal. These groups need to be stopped. They can't be stopped by
putting a million guards on the border, they'll use boats, dig tunnels, and allways be able to find ways to get around.
So just cut their legs off. Get rid of the immigration quotas, and permit anyone that wants to come into the US and can, say, show that they're not
a criminal, in.
That'll pull the rug out from under them.
Other than that, the other problme with illegal immigration is complex. Illegals use resources, don't pay taxes, BUT they do contribute to the
economy by permiting people who can't afford to pay high legal wages have a business. On the other hand, there's an issue of justice. Illegal
immigration creates an underground of economic abuse, like in Florida, where there are, literally, slave plantations, they use ignorant illegal aliens
to do the work. On the other hand, many people seem to think that its perfectly fine to use slave labour as long as their tomatos are a few dimes
As far as political reform, the US is a two party system, that means that it works with two parties, not 6, and certainly not one. Right now, we
effectively have one party, the republican party. The democrats are absolutely inept and incompetent, they have no influence within the government.
We need to either replace the democrats with a new party that can actually win some elections, or, ignore all that, and just vote for the people that
can be good at governing, regardless of party affiliation.