posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 09:32 AM
reply to post by Bleeeeep
People forget that there are other costs of business besides the workers. A big part of it, especially when we're talking about China or India, is
going to have to do with transportation costs to get those products across the Pacific Ocean.
Specific to China, consider that China has much higher tariff and duty costs for U.S. imports than the U.S. does for Chinese imports. I think that
upping our tariffs to match Chinese tariffs would go a long way. This is what I was talking about in terms of those unbalanced free-trade
Between tax incentives, taking away incentives to outsource, and actually having fair trading agreements, I do believe that a more balanced approach
within manufacturing is possible.
Frankly, I realize that there is no guarantee that this would be extremely effective, but I do believe that governmental policy should dictate that
the U.S. gives it's own workers the best advantages that can be had. Right now, I see U.S. policy handing advantages left and right to other
countries' workers rather than our own.