It’s the same dynamic at work that caused me to LOVE spending time with grandma and grandpa. When i was with them, I got what I wanted. It was ice cream and chocolate milk. It was cookies for bedtime and cake for breakfast. We didn’t have to go to Sunday School but we got to ride in the back of the pick up.
All fun. No responsibility.
As predicted, the Leftist walks into the town square, pulls out his soap box, climbs up and begins yelling all kinds of populist nonsense. Forget that not any bit of its true. It just sounds good.
Here are some of his “sermons”
China has been manipulating their currency to undercut U.S. products.
Yes, Ben, but what we see is that the United States gets drastically cheaper products as a result.
They allow slave wages for workers…
Yes Ben, but imagine if citizens of the Lost City of Atlantis suddenly emerged and offered to pay you 5 times your current salary. Gave you an office that included 120 inch flat screen TVs, surround sound, a full breakfast bar and featured free massages. Further, your work week would go from 60 hours a week down to 30.
Now imagine some Atlantisian Leftist complaining that this “evil corporation” was taking advantage of you by paying only half of what Atlantisians make in working conditions that they considered “deplorable”. I suspect you’d tell those “do gooders” to mind their own business. And HOW!
…which is why many U.S. manufacturers have moved their manufacturing jobs there.
Yes Ben. It is smart to buy commodities at their best value.
They have lax environmental regulations that allow the dumping of toxic materials into landfills, rivers, and into the air.
Yes Ben, but Chinese citizens are forcing new laws every year. This is what happens when countries move from back water third world shit holes into modern-day economies.
So what do we do to create a level playing field?
The House of Representatives recently passed a bill that will impose tariffs on goods from China
Yup. Tariffs. Nothing like government meddling with markets. Remember the housing bubble? Heck, remember the Great Depression?
But serious, what’ll happen?
we might pay a little more for electronics, appliances… well, pretty much everything, since nearly everything is made in China any more, but our country will be better off.
If, by better off, Ben means that we will force the cost of goods, those very goods the “poor” rely on to live, to go through the roof, then yes, America will be “better off”.
And Leftists like Ben blame Conservatives for making the lives of the poor worse. They are passing LAWS to MANDATE that they become worse. And then, THEN, they blame the rich.