posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 09:38 PM
Originally posted by buster2010
And why is it cheaper to make the product 10,000 miles away? Because the people are treated like virtual slaves. They are paid a fraction of what
their jobs are really worth. The free trade agreement did help to kill our infrastructure.
That's one way of looking at it, I reckon - but it's not the way I see it. My view is that it's cheaper overseas because too many American "workers"
(predominantly unionists) demand they be "paid what they're worth", and then proceed to grossly overestimate their own value. Greed, pure and simple -
it's not the exclusive provenance of "the rich"... it also pertains to the "wannabe rich".
Now when that union over there
manages to over-inflate it's own value, this union over here
has to over-inflate IT'S own value in order
to just keep up. It has to demand some fabled "living wage" because the other guys pumped the cost of living all out of proportion with THEIR
over-estimate of their value.
It becomes a never-ending cycle, swirling along like the dirty bath water circling the drain. Next thing you know, they're BOTH out of a job, because
some little guy overseas says "HEY! I'll WORK for that!".
THEN all their greed is for naught (since both are now broke, whiny, and generally out of sorts that no one else accepted their over-estimate of their
own worth), and the US starts mounting up a "trade deficit".
edit on 2013/3/1 by nenothtu because: (no reason given)