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Free Trade Cheats Americans

Daddio7 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 12:12 PM
Manufacturing creates wealth, waiting tables and taking literature classes does not. You can't pay taxes with tips and term papers. For some reason some twenty million freed laborers have had trouble finding an area of the economy to employ them. If you know where all theses jobs are hiding please let them know.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:15 PM
And Daddio demonstrates his lack of basic economic understanding once again. Wealth is the accumulation of capital resulting from the satisfaction of wants. It makes absolutely no difference whatsoever if those wants are satisfied by manufactured goods or services. The assertion that wealth is not created by waiting tables or (in corrected context) the teaching of literature calsses is factually wrong (and ridiculously ill informed).

Because the governement interventions in the economy have created an economic bust and then vastly prolonged it so that resources in the economy are not reallocated to productive avenues (as an unhindered economy does) has NOTHING to do with manufacturing vs. non-manufacturing work.
ppotts Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 3:00 PM
I am pretty sure if you quit cutting them a check every week to stay home and watch t v then they will get out there and hustle something up. When the old tummy starts growling they will find a way to get some food on the table and not a minute before.
The re-election of Barack Obama hasn't done anything to make more jobs available to Americans, and there is no indication that it will. America now has 23 million people who want a full-time job but can't find one.

Obama doesn't think American citizens or businessmen create jobs. His Jobs Czar, Jeffrey Immelt, recently said on a television interview referring to China, where he has outsourced General Electric's light bulb plants, "state-run Communism may not be your cup of tea, but their government works."

In his first presidential debate last year, Obama claimed that passage of free trade agreements with South...