posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 04:24 AM
Tariffs are really designed to make a level playing field in theory but the reality is quite different. As stated before all it does is cause an
economic shoving match between countries. Both of which point their finger at the others forgetting three fingers point back at themselves.
The primes of the unions were to protect the employee from the unfair labor practices of the companies. However, the unions became the scourge of the
working class by demanding excessive amounts from the employer without requiring the employee to produce at a higher level to compensate for the
The UAW is a prime example, this is unskilled labor working an assembly line and making $30+ dollars an hour. Since when is putting a part together on
an assembly worth $4800 a month, its not. Then you wonder why the jobs went overseas. Try unions and greed. Would I give you $25,000 - $50,000 for a
American built car, no. Because its not worth it. However, there was a time when we made great cars but that day has passed thanks to the unions.
Our products are so over priced its sickening. We can't afford anything unless its on credit, thank you greedy bankers. This is not to mean that I do
not have faith in the American worker, I do. Given the chance, the American worker can build the finest products in the world. Though its not going to
happen as long as the unions and companies fight each other and keep jacking the prices.
Now we are stuck with $8.4 trillion debt that we simply can not pay, our jobs went to China, Wall Street went nuts and the gov decided to spend us
into oblivion. Inflation will not fix the problem neither will pumping in another $850 billion. So what is left, let it crash and pick up the pieces.
The longer we let it continue the worse it will be.
Then bring the jobs back home and make something for a change instead of farming it out. You can't make money by shuffling paper back and forth
waiting for money to fallout, there is no value in it. Build something and sell it, that is how to make money.
As Americans, then take your credit cards and cut them up and throw them in the trash. If you can't pay cash for it then don't buy it. It is that
simple. If you need to get a lone then get only the amount that you can afford to pay back and no more. Stop feeding the system, it won't be easy and
it requires sacrifice on your part but the rewards far out way the sacrifices made.
If you want America to be strong again, well you better start on the home front first. Stop looking to the gov or the POTUS to save you, they won't.
Only you can make America strong again and you already know what you have to do.