Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Keep Christ in Christmas and Our Money in China

I just saw a piece on ABC Evening News where they are trying to get people to buy American. Ross Perot tried the same thing in 1992 and 1996 but NAFTA was the big thing.  For those of you that don't remember, NAFTA would ease trade barriers between Canada, Mexico and the United States.  Another unanticipated consequence was "Outsourcing", where companies create customer service phone banks in India. I can't tell you how many people I've talked to that swore the "by Vishnu, my name is Sally."  And since we can't point out truth, a recent credit card campaign has the phones answered by a heavyset Russian guy, who tells everyone his name is "Peggy." It would be racist to do an Indian accent apparently.

Back to my point: this year we are sending $6 billion to China, since they make everything we consume. Wal-Mart used to tout that everything they sold was made in America.  When they started forcing suppliers to continually cut costs and reduce the costs to Wal-Mart, manufacturers moved their production facilities to China. Plants here closed, putting people out of work. And as the big corporations made larger and larger profits, Congress gave them more incentives to move jobs from here to there.

Perot once asked: "Hear that sucking sound? That's jobs leaving America."

Democrats and Republicans let corporations take jobs from Americans and send them overseas.  Meanwhile, they distracted us with things like Illegal Immigration, and War on Christians, and War on Christmas. And like well-trained animals, we decided we should blame all our woes on "people who want to destroy America." That way we wouldn't look at Congress.

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