reply to post by leo123
Look, we cannot compete with $6,000 or less a year labor with no restrictions. If the U.S. doesn't have anything to trade we die.
Simple deduction. "Fair Trade" not "Free for them not for us" Trade is the only answer... Unless we suddenly can "produce" something here that
cannot be outsourced that the world wants... otherwise continued deficit spending until crash...
"IRRESPONSIBLE" capitalism running rampant... what do I mean... well let me say it point blank - When Profit completely trumps National Security,
National Sovereignty, AND The PEOPLE of the United States, then we have a big G*d D@mned Problem! We would NEVER let the Soviets or anyone else be a
primary supplier of Steel, Manufactured Goods, etc. yet we have allowed China to fill this role, in return they use slave & child labor and
artificially keep their currency low. THIS will destroy the U.S. Economy UNLESS we implement "Fair Trade" Tariffs. Failure to implement Fair Trade
tariffs WILL result in the LOWERING of the standard of living in America down to the standard of the competition if we are EVER again to compete. We
supply the world with almost NOTHING now. Our wealth has been given away to foreign interest in the name of "Making a Buck & Profit Margins" for the
Elite and Damn the people of the United States because the Elite can now live anywhere in the World they want after the U.S. is a broken hull. Another
recent example of the insanity recently are all of these "so called" green jobs.... well guess what, THEY are being outsourced to China as well. IF
WE DON'T MAKE anything to trade and nobody has a damned job and can't afford "services" (which are being outsourced as well), we spiral into
YOUR investment or profit margin CANNOT be allowed to destroy the National Security of this country! This would be called subversion and treason in
the past. Many people have been prosecuted and executed for knowingly undermining the security and stability of the United States for money.
Do you disagree? What is your solution?
Here are mine:
Here are my plans. (Note: I am making up the titles)
Rule #1 America First: For the people (Of the USA) By the people (Of the USA) Don't forget where your allegiance lies (elected officials).
Rule #2 ALL PRODUCTION / MANUFACTURING of materials used for these Government Stimulus / Public works projects which are being paid for (eventually)
by the U.S. taxpayer money must be manufactured IN the United States of America. (Otherwise everything would be outsourced to China)
Step One: Federal Mortgage Refinance Act of 2010
Any private citizen's primary home (primary residence only) mortgage can be refinanced by the Fed or Government at 0.5% with a flat closing cost of
$2,000.00 which can be added to the loan / payoff amount. ($500.00 goes to Federal, $700.00 goes to State, $500.00 goes to city or county, $300.00
goes to the institutions processing the paperwork.) No assessments, simple change in financing on whatever you currently owe. Banks receive a flood of
money in "pay-offs" as each mortgage is refinanced through the Fed / Govt or fannie
Mortgage holders will save almost 50% of their current mortgage payments and THIS will highly boost spending and the economy. (Thus create jobs as
spending dramatically increases and provide a host of short term jobs for the mortgage brokers / reps. States and Local revenues will receive the
necessary influx of revenues to get past this rough times.
Step Two: Energy Independence Act of 2010
Federal Money is used to build a HUGE facility in New Mexico to grow Algae oil for domestic liquid fuel consumption. Closed system algae bio-reactors
can produce 20,000 to 100,000 gallons per acre per year (for reference corn provides 18 gallons an acre per year, over a 1,000 times less fuel).
This would be a huge public works project requiring pipelines from the ocean needed to reach New Mexico for water. Glass can be made at location
(sand) and glass vertical tube closed system bio-reactors constructed to include processing and refining facilities. Any extra water can easily be put
through solar distillation and piped to your city of choice as clean water. Rail lines, barracks, roads, support, etc would also be required and the
whole thing could be managed by the military with 6 month assignments of active duty personal to oversee the operation and civilian workers bused in
and rotated (similar to working on oil platforms currently). Through constant expansion, 1/10 of the state of New Mexico would be utilized to harvest
and process the product (carbon neutral liquid fuel).
Rules would have to be in place that the "product" is domestic use ONLY and would not be available to paper traders to speculate on price, etc. Once
this is up and running as a NON-PROFIT entity, the cost of the product would be production cost + X% with the X% going to Federal Revenue. Once
domestic needs are met, any excess would be sold on the open market.
Garbage Plasma facilities set-up at ALL major landfills. (No need to explain, see Youtube.com
Implementation of "solar-cell" easy-roll roofing materials massed produced in the U.S. (only by law) utilizing current Welfare (now work-fare)
recipients who work 20 hours a week as well as "voluntary" prison labor (at their own secured facilities). Voluntary meaning that general prisoners
(not your nutcases) can work if they want to for say $2.00 an hour paid in US savings bonds that they receive upon release (better to get out with a
few thousand $ than nothing).
Step #3: America FAIR Trade ACT of 2010
Probably won't get great response on this one but common sense should tell everyone we cannot maintain our standard of living if the Chinese (and
others) have a very unfair competitive advantage if we do not levy FAIR tariffs on imported goods. We cannot compete with labor cost of $6,000 a year
on average vs. Our $45,000 a year. Get a clue and levy FAIR Tariffs!
Step #4 Welfare / SSI Disability home-worker / teleworker program.
Yeah, you may have a bad back that keeps you from heavy lifting or you may be a 3rd generation welfare mom but it doesn't matter, YOU can work from
home now processing orders / paperwork and taking queued inbound phone calls. I am sure we can find quite a few Federal / State or even local
government work that needs to be done that is currently outsourced to a foreign call center or similar.
Step #5 New Farming Subsidies Act
Pay farmers (well farming corporations nowadays) NOT to grow food? Are you crazy, have them grow seed and food at a fair price that is sent to a
government cannery which cans the food and is utilized by Government entities (military, school lunch programs, etc.)
Step #6 Container Inspection Act of 2010
ALL shipping containers entering the U.S. will be inspected. An inspection fee will be assessed (whatever price / tariff needed to cover the cost) on
all containers entering the US or any cargo coming in via land from Mexico / Canada. We will call it the "price of doing business" in the U.S. and
we can employ 10's of thousands of people to make this happen. This need to happen for the sake of "National Security".
[edit on 25-1-2010 by infolurker]