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Free Trade Cheats Americans

true liberal Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 6:24 AM
... The solution is to remove any international enforcement of regulations on our shores and to eliminate the over regulation that the environmentalists insist on. If one country doesn't have an economic advantage over any others, then it makes trade difficult because one country does not make something well enough or cheap enough to compete. Oh manufacturing jobs is a red herring. Manufacturing output is a better measure. Ex: A sock plant could hire thousands of knitters and make socks. Another could do the same with automation and 20 workers
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...