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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Saturday, October 28, 2006

The Rich Get Richer

Yes, yes, all terribly shocking news, of course. But you can't blame just the Republicans. Only Nixon could go to China; only Clinton could've passed NAFTA. NAFTA (and the entire cult of "Free" Trade) are systematically destroying the US economy. I have said it before, and I will say it again: you canNOT be a global economic superpower if you don't make anything. You canNOT be a global economic superpower if the only available jobs in your country are delivering pizza and repairing consumer electronics made in other countries. You canNOT be a global economic superpower if all you do is sell resources to other countries to make things to sell in your country. In fact, that makes you the Belgian Congo.

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Blogger Publius said...

The other shame is that because of the labor unions, American cars are being made in Canada and Mexico, while Japanese and Korean cars are being made in the US.

11/01/2006 11:17 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

Really? That's funny, since unions are WAY more powerful in Canada. And if its the evil labor unions that are causing factories to relocate overseas, why weren't they doing it 30-40 years ago when unions were much more powerful and, adjusted for inflation, made way more money? Besides, some of the Japanese and Korean factories are unionized, too; which kind of suggests its the corporate leadership, in addition to the fetishization of the "free" market that is killing our manufacturing sector.

11/04/2006 1:18 AM  

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