Sunday, October 21, 2012
Romneasia and Mitts' vision for America
Nobody likes a hypocrite and nothing could be more hypocritical than what Romney said at the last debate about sending jobs overseas. Call it outsourcing. Call it off-shoring. Call it anything you like, the result is the same. We lose a lot of our jobs and a few "harvest" all the profits. It happened as Romney was telling the American public that he knew nothing about tax breaks for sending jobs over seas. All the while Sansata, an auto parts manufacturing company that was doing quite well (thanks to an Obama bail out) was busy training replacement workers for the plant in Illinois, Chinese workers. The company which had made record profits the past two years was being closed and shipped to China. To add insult to injury the workers were made to train their replacements. I can only hope for two things in this matter. One that they didn't do a good job of training and two that nobody here buys their parts from now on, but I have little hope for either.
If we don't reevaluate our economic position in the world we won't have to fight a war, the Chinese will have won without having fired one shot. Regrettably I believe that the Chinese have taken our worldly economic strategy and used it to their advantage. All of this has happened over a period of less than 40 years when somebody got the idea that they could make a ton of money by selling products to the Chinese. Ping pong diplomacy I believe it was called but our opponents were far better at learning the game. With cheap labor and an undervalued currency they set about to conquer the world and it looks like they'll win. But then you have the folks like Romney who wanted a taste of the action. What better way than to back a business partner who's only goal was the bottom line and how much money they could line their pockets with. And there's no way to stop it at least until the customers make so little that they can't afford the product. Even Henry Ford realized that.
Be weary of the person who's only goal is to make himself and his close friends wealthier at the detriment of all others. The workers at that plant were making $17 an hour on average when it changed hands. Not exactly a set for life position but a half way decent living. They had benefits and retirement when they worked there but not now. They were replaced by chinese workers making 99 cents an hour. And who will pay the price when our American workers can't afford to see a doctor or even be able to retire now? It won't be the Romneys' of the world. That bill will be sent to the rest of us.
Mitts' vision for America will be akin to Somalia only it won't be guns and bullets it'll be pens and contracts that will force the populace into dire straits. But fear not folks every dog has his day as the expression goes. At some point I see the man and his web of deceits coming back to haunt himself. At some point Karma will catch up to him and he'll land up shooting himself in the foot with his business dealings.
For another posting coming to a blog near you we'll discuss a malady defined by Princeton professor Michael Eric Dyson know as "Ryanopia".