reply to post by smurfy
Can't ask Ma or Da, they died of old age twenty years ago. I'm retired, pinching some pennies and don't care about working/environmental conditions in
other countries. As a consumer, it's all about price. Just look at some examples of what made in America with American labor brought us, $32,000.00
cars that used to cost $1,700.00-$2,700.00, $4.89/gallon gas that used to cost $0.31/gallon, $3.50/gallon milk that used to cost $0.49/gallon and
$0.44/first class stamp that used to cost $0.04.
It's not about China and the third world beating America on labor costs, it's about unions greedily wanting more and more and working less and less
and corporations rolling over in fear of the government lawyers. At no time in the last 40-50 years as anyone give a damn about consumers.
I was amazed and a little ashamed when I went to work at my first full time job and was making nearly twice what my father was making after 45 years
of service with his company.
Early on, I consumed at a level commiserate with my income before I came to my senses and started saving for retirement.
Ron Paul is nothing new, he's a politician. Although the federal government needs to be downsized we need a strong military presence in the world and
we need power returned to the states. All congressional representatives and senators should be limited to one term only for life so they vote with the
people who elected them and not to get reelected. Get the lawyers and bankers out of government.
edit on 8/16/2011 by Bramble Iceshimmer because: (no reason given)