Taxes are lower than they've been in over 60 years. We're spending less on traditional "welfare" programs than we have since before the 60s. Still, all we hear from the republican candidates is bullshit about cutting taxes and cutting entitlement programs. WTF do these mother fuckers want? I suspect they want to be able to compete with the Chinese on our soil. That means turning the middle class into serfs just slightly above slave status. I'm sick of their corporate bullshit and I hope the proles are finally getting fed up with it as well.
I've got a simple solution to bringing manufacturing BACK to America. It's called Tariffs. . . BIG tariffs.
If you are a corporation operating in America it will become difficult for you to manufacture overseas and then import those goods for sale in America. We're talking really big tariffs. Corporations that manufacture onshore and have been doing so all along will be given big tax breaks in accordance with their degree of job creation. Companies like New Balance will win big, Nike will lose big.
I'm all for global economy and markets, but we've got to take care of our people. If cheap foreign products are putting Americans out of work then lets make really good domestic products that people around the world will want. Let's keep the crap out of our markets unless it can compete in a way other than price point.
The only thing standing in the way of this is corporate greed. The pricks and traitors who run America's corporations only want to increase profits. They don't care how they do it or who dies in the process. It's time for the government of, by and for the people to step in and protect the people. We've been protecting the corportions for too long and swallowing the jizz they've been spewing for too long.
I'm not talking compromise here or some program that throws the public a bone and allows the corporations to continue raping and pillaging the masses. I'm talking about hard controls and tariffs on imports. I'm talking about real wage controls and profit margins. We'll have no more of $100 million dollar CEO salaries in this country while workers are being laid off or at any other time.
It's a new world. Corporations have pushed too hard and taken it too far. It's time to push back and push back hard or else this country and the world in general will not survive with a civilized and flourishing human occupancy for many more generations.