Lefties KNOW why jobs move overseas… at least the lefty intelligentsia anyway. Its cause they favor redistribution of wealth and what better way to accomplish that than to send jobs and earning power overseas and let the third world make the stuff we consume, thus the money from the manufacturing. Get it? It s a double edged sword!
The progressive shaker and mover knows this. To redistribute we either give it away directly to them through taxes, carbon credits, crap like that, or we move the manufacturing process over to the cheap places in the world. That allows the third world workers to be the one to earn now as the manufacturers of the goods the world consumes. Get it?
The lefty intelligentsia knows this yet they play partisan politics and fake caring appeals to sway unknowing people to go along with them. Look deeper than the words of these partisans and my premise is undeniable unless you’re one of them or none too bright – your choice.
What better way to move money from us to them than to have them make it cheap, mark it up and then sell it to us, thus our money moves over after our old jobs moved. Get it? For the third world and for progressives it s a win-win.
Progressive shakers and movers are heavily invested in forcing labor, markets, etc, to bow to their will. That’s what AlGore’s Carbon exchange crap was about. Anyone notice that with the death of cap and trade, the CCX closed ? That was, according to one of its founders, to be a “TENS OF TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS PER YEAR exchange” and now it’s gone! Think any money was lost on that speculation? Any wonder progressives hate conservatism so much? Can you see this? Is too difficult to grasp?
Where the really foul part of this pops up is the rank and file sycophant who laments “Oh, it’s so bad!” I really wanna head knock these deeply challenged people. Don’t they see they are being used like a porn movie producer uses 19 year old hotties? They are a vehicle for the big wigs to enlist more “feeling ones” to lament and jump on the pity party bandwagon. It as obvious as the nose on your face. Open your eyes!
Unions are being enlisted to assist in their own eventual destruction by union rank and file supporting the efforts of their leaders who are deep in cahoots here. I cannot say Richard Trumka or former SEIU head Andy Stern will benefit on the back side, but if not they are benefiting now with power and money they will bank and build upon. When the unions and their rank and file have served their purpose, watch and see. They will be abandoned and kicked to the curb like a “playa” kicks the old significant other to the curb…used them, finished with them.
Union chatter of collectivism is the antithesis of their stated goals. Look around the globe…the more left a nation’s society and government, especially their economy, the less unions there are. Any unions in Communist China? Cuba? The old USSR? North Korea? Vietnam?
The right to bargain is nothing more than Orwell’s infamous “double speak.” If government becomes all powerful people have no rights but for those government grants us and that is the exact opposite of the Founding principles of this nation.
Unions have assisted and are the primary impetus for driving wages through the roof, thus removing the US from the market in terms of ability to be competitive. How can Hyundai build a quality auto that can be sold here so much more cheaply than a domestic one? Labor costs are the short answer. When American union wages in manufacturing are somewhere north of $70.00 per hour, in terms of world trade and competitiveness, the US is priced out of the market.
Job loss occurs then because all things being equal, when quality and availability are the same and the only difference is price, price is usually the deciding factor – study after study proves this to be the case. Is American steel “better” than Japanese steel? No. Is it cheaper? No. So Japanese steel could be mined, smelted and manufactured and then shipped CHEAPER than American steel. How? LABOR PRICES! The evidence is everywhere.
To me this is the classic rub with “one world government, society and economy.” They preach globalism and all that and then scream bloody murder when the effects of globalism come home to roost. Progressive ideology speaks entirely to redistribution of wealth from the West to the third world, yet when the redistribution begins to manifest – jobs and manufacturing moving from the industrial powers to the third world and emerging industrial nations, who is it who screams the loudest? PROGRESSIVES!
So they preach globalism and then point fingers at Republican’s as if it were they who are evil, corporate fat cats trying to get richer with cheaper labor. It makes little rational sense…at least fact based ration anyway. Add in the dichotomy of profit motive and shareholders and it gets even more mucked up.
Business has a moral obligation to investors. Therefore it is the obligation of the entity to return on the investment a profit. If the only option for profit to remain strong is for labor to move to cheaper markets, who is really to blame for that? Lefties have investments too ya know! So, do they prefer their hard earned wages be invested in losing entities? Or do they want their investment dollar to provide a positive return? See the dichotomy? They bitch, moan and whine and then bitch at the outcome that was the response to their original bitching, moaning and whining. It amazes me…no, really nothing lefties do amazes me anymore.
None of this is any justification on my part for tariffs or isolationism, merely pointing out the facts. We have become a consumer driven and not a manufacturing society in part because of uber expensive labor markets in the US. When a Chinese worker makes $5.00 per day and the American union worker makes $30 bucks an hour, who wins? The individual American union employee and the Chinese are the winners, leaving us, the citizen’s and the nation’s economy, in the middle.
Frankly, here’s my take. Progressive intelligentsia know the realities. They know for their “one world” globalist stuff to become reality, the American manufacturing worker must go the way of the Dodo. Moving jobs to the third world is how the progressive shaker and mover accomplishes the redistribution aspect of the scheme. Now how do the rank and file Democrats and progressives reconcile this reality? They don’t! They lament it and give no credence to the factual hows and whys. For the progressive bigwig, this was the intent…move the wealth, but for the rank and file lefty, the result is they get much more poor. Someone must be blamed. Here then is the entire purpose of conservatives.
Lefties scream every ill is the fault of conservative mismanagement, graft, greed, corporate corruption, blah, blah, blah. Take the legislative gridlock of the outgoing Congress. Anything the left could not accomplish to their liking was called the result of Republican obstructionism. Again, how? How does the majority party in BOTH houses fail to pass their agenda and it is the fault of the legislatively powerless minority? It’s not, but there’s the rub.
The conclusions are ugly. Either rank and file lefty voters do not grasp reality, they accept the talking points blindly and without vetting or they know the truth and refuse to accept it. See, liberalism really is a religion. A wedding to ideological dogma over and above any factual consideration.
I do not pretend to have all the right answers to this situation, but for us to successfully address it we must acknowledge the reality. This is where liberalism fails monumentally…well this and everything they demand being philosophically desirable and reality wise near impossible. Think about it.