Except the Germans and Japanese did exactly that, and they produced a better product. The Japanese drove us completely out of some industries, like electronics. What you can't do... is make a company about producing dividends for shareholders, and worry about the quality of product second, which is EXACTLY what we did in this country... When my brother retires from his union, he's going to have a sweet pension. Or his crazy wife will, anyway. When my brother in law passed away, my sister did very well on his union pension and health care plan until the end of her life. So your argument is that a union is "Stealing" from workers, but still the workers do well, as opposed to the One Percenters, who steal from workers and leave them up shit's creek if they get injured... and they'd do a lot worse if the GOP got their way on everything. We've been hearing the "Trickle Down" lie for 40 years... I don't even think you guys believe it anymore.