Blue-Collar Workers Are Screwed

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    American blue-collar workers are screwed. Why?

    The average world labourer increases their standard of living by out-competing American workers. They work harder and for less money, until they win their share of the industrial jobs.

    In other words, for every American factory worker paid $40k a year, there are four Chinese/Indian/African factory workers being forced out on the street.

    Likewise, fore every American factory worker forced out on the street, there are four Chinese/Indian/African factory workers who start making a living wage.


    Why will the Chinese/Indian/African worker win? The alternative for the Chinese/Indian/African worker is severe poverty, possibly starvation. The alternative for the American worker is a welfare check that is bigger than the Chinese/Indian/African worker's entire paycheck.

    Thus, the situation of blue-collar America will not improve, even as the economy recovers.
     
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    Help Win the Trade War with China, Japan, India and the 3rd World! Join the Fair Tax Coalition - Repeal the 16h Amendment! http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServ...name=about_faq

     
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    Well, reducing our taxes would increase our international competitiveness.
     
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    Wally World stocks more cheap stuff than just about anyone else. Most of the crap is made off shore in Asia, or some other place where they can realize the highest profits. But, I don't hear the masses bitching about the lack of jobs. Most Americans are just to dumb to realize that their way of life is going to be changing for the worse and we are barely seeing the results of their apathy. Until Americans can stem the flow of US greenbacks down, and slow the tide of cheap off shore junk coming in, having Hamburger Helper may start to seem like a celebration.

    I suspect we are going to see the standard of living, for blue collar workers, to plummet even deeper. In the meantime, these BCWs will stop at Wally Workd for a new Chinese flat screen so that they can look at their REALITY shows, basketball tournaments, etc at 1080p.

    Wonderful.
     
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    Why is buying goods at a good cheap prices dumb?

    People make no sense sometimes.
     
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    Still trying to believe that the world is a zero sum game? It doesn't work this way.
     
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    Not just factory workers. IT has been gobbled up by India.
    I lived thru around a 40% drop in IT pay scales for US workers. Between offshoring and H1B workers....
    And this was during the Bush years.
     
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    the law of conservation says it is. Well except for solar energy the world absorbs.

    and on finances it is not a pure zero sum game but it is not all that far from it.
     
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    Blue-Collar Workers Are Screwed

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    Well this guy is.
     
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    indeed.
     

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