posted on May, 20 2012 @ 12:47 PM
reply to post by v1rtu0s0
I can agree with you that there are a lot of service jobs available that don't pay a livable wage. Corporations have always tried to hire help at
the lowest possible wage or with no benefits. It's one of the reasons organized labor came onto the scene. Now conservatives want to do away with
unions all together instead of trying to fix some of the problems unions have caused some businesses. Do away with unions, and you will quickly find
the average salary of Americans diminish. The only reason some non-union shops are paid a decent wage is because those corporations want to keep
their people from organizing unions in their shop.
Aside from unions, some people have said to stop buying Chinese. I hate to inform those posters, but most of America's high paying manufacturing
jobs have been moved overseas to take advantage of the low poverty wages. It makes me laugh when people say buy American cars. Do you know the
majority of your parts are produced in Mexico or other foreign countries? Find me a product that isn't made in China or Mexico.
Has anyone noticed the drop in quality in American goods. Quality is an added expense to companies and to compete against corporations producing
cheap parts in China, they have to cut back on quality. I live in an area where tool and die manufacturing was king back in the 90's. Since than
companies closed down or laid of hundreds because it was cheaper to have the metal dies made in China, and than repair it when it was shipped back
into the U.S..
Corporations have moved their manufacturing facilities overseas for one reason,GREED. They don't care whether you have a livable wage, all they care
about is getting a huge return on their investments and higher dividends for their stock holders.
Congress could have easily put a stop on low priced goods a long time ago just by increasing tariffs on products coming into this country. They never
Remember Ross Perot, a mufti-million dollar business owner who warned us about NAFTA? He said we were going to hear a big "sucking sound" of jobs
going down to Mexico. He was right, but the majority of us voted along party lines and that is exactly what happened.
Corporations don't become successful without loyal hard workers. They ignore the hard work and economic hardships their workers go through on a
daily basis. They're so far removed from the average worker, they have to make a TV show for these CEO's to dress up like a worker to realize how
hard and dedicated their workers are. Than to save face they offer a few of them increased pay.