Discussion in 'Economy' started by Annie, Jul 28, 2005.
Narrowly, but done:
Tomorrow's possible headlines:
"BIG-K slashes prices! (El BIG-K reduce precios!)"
"Bienvenido a Los Estados Unidos, oh y Canada tambien"
"Wal-mart workers lead coup d etat at White House - Waltons claim to be 'Presidents of the World!'"
Crap.... Just crap. Another "agreement" that puts American Courts below another "international" authority.
Where is the list of who voted for this garbage, I want to know if Tancredo voted for this.
I suppose we can kiss off another million or so jobs to outsourcing...and all this so corps can reap more profits...for now...until we no longer have jobs to buy their outsourced products!
This should answer your question:
I keep seeing so many people talking about how wonderful free trade is, because it increases competition and helps the consumer. However, this isn't free trade. It's free trade for foriegn nations. Corporations here are forced to compete on unfair terms. With high minimum wage (in some states), health care requirements, required retirement benefits, required overtime pay, frivilous lawsuits, and numerous other government imposed restrictions on anything located in the U.S., the bare minimum cost of hiring one laborer in America is at least twice the average cost in another country. It's like chaining a weight to everyone in a marathon, then letting unchained racers enter halfway through. If the U.S. wants free trade, then let's do free trade. If they want highly regulated buisiness, then let's make sure foreign companies are competing on equal footing.
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