Mr. Sensitive

September 7, 2012

Why Are There No Jobs In America?

Filed under: Uncategorized — lbej @ 10:00

Because we outsourced all our manufacturing jobs to China—Republicans want you to think harder (for once), but that’s the answer.  Look at every manufactured product you buy.  Everything you buy has ‘Made in China’ stamped on it, except clothing (proudly ‘Made in Vietnam’).  Do you know why, America?  It’s because China and Vietnam are Communist countries.  In Communist countries, all prices are set by the government, including wages.  The Chinese Communists tell their workers how much they will be paid (not much) to make products for American, Japanese, and European multinational corporations.  If the workers complain, they disappear.  The multinationals invest in China, providing the capital to build that country’s infrastructure in return for access to price-controlled labor.  Because American voters refuse to hold the corporations (and their Republican lackeys) accountable for (1) supporting a Communist dictatorship and (2) abandoning their own neighbors and communities to do so, we have economic growth without job growth.

How do we fix it?  We could use tariffs, but that’s more of a blunt instrument and targets China too aggressively.  I don’t blame the Chinese dictatorship; it’s acting in its self-interest.  We’re the ones who aren’t.  What I would do is lower taxes dramatically for companies that have 90% or more of their production and/or workforce domiciled in the U.S., hold taxes flat for those in the 90-70% range, and tax the holy hell out of American companies that don’t employ Americans.  And I’m including call centers, too; sorry, India.  The problem is that it makes sense, economically, for these companies to outsource to China, entirely because of artificial price (and currency) measures employed by the Chinese government.  Why would we not use the power of our government to fight back?

So my plan is: lower taxes for small businesses and all-American companies of all sizes, and punish the parasitic multinationals.  That’s the answer.  I’ll even let the oil companies keep their insane subsidies in exchange for the pro-employment tax structure I want—does that sound like a campaign you could fund, Exxon?



  1. Excellent work here. I love it.

    Comment by Jessica Carlson — September 10, 2012 @ 15:42 | Reply

  2. I accidently left a comment as my sister, and I can’t figure out how to erase it and replace it with my name. JUST GREAT.

    Comment by nicole eure — September 10, 2012 @ 15:43 | Reply

    • That’s fine with me. Now it looks like I know people who aren’t my relatives.

      Comment by lbej — September 10, 2012 @ 19:06 | Reply

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