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Tue Jul 30, 2013, 07:17 PM

The Brutal Truth Is That American Corporations Don't Need American Consumers Anymore.

Corporate CEO's have directly said we don't need American consumers anymore. We can make enough profit in the global economy. China and India are more important to us than America. America is no longer our major market.

So business doing business in the US is ok with "market wages" and status quo on consumer demand. That reason is why they will continue to drive wages down in the US. As a matter of fact is it not obvious that they don't really want to hire American workers either. If you look at outsourcing and off shoring as well as the request for UNLIMITED "immigration work visas" replacing American workers is in vogue. American workers get the crumbs.

Read the writing on the wall. And the GOP fully support sending jobs to China and India. Yet they fly the flag/

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Reply The Brutal Truth Is That American Corporations Don't Need American Consumers Anymore. (Original post)
TheMastersNemesis Jul 2013 OP
meow2u3 Jul 2013 #1
GiaGiovanni Jul 2013 #4
MrSlayer Jul 2013 #5
MrSlayer Jul 2013 #2
think Jul 2013 #3
abelenkpe Jul 2013 #8
snot Jul 2013 #6
Hydra Jul 2013 #7
antigop Jul 2013 #9

Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 07:20 PM

1. Time to bring back good old protectionism

and slap massive tarriffs on cheap plastic crap from China, India, and other third-world hellholes that take unfair advantage of laborers--even if it means dragging the unelected corporate governments kicking and screaming into some modicum of fundamental fairness.

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 07:25 PM

4. GATT would forbid that

 

There have been a number of GATT rounds since the late 70s and each one brings worse conditions to the US.

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 07:26 PM

5. That's why they also bought the government.

 

So forget about that ever happening. It's over and we let the bad guys win in massive landslides in 1980 and 84. The middle class happily cut their own throats.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 07:24 PM

2. I've been saying this for a long time.

 

They don't need us anymore. There are brand new emerging middle classes to exploit. That's why they won't fix the infrastructure, upgrade the electric grid or anything of the sort. They've sucked us dry and it's time to move on.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 07:24 PM

3. Americans really don't need those corps much anymore either...

And hopefully they'll start to realize this...

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Response to think (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 07:46 PM

8. Gov too busy trying to figure out how to

Cut more services, wages and programs meant to benefit citizens so they have more money to throw at corporations in the futile hope they'll hire US workers or pay taxes.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 07:26 PM

6. We need a new motto:

Don't "buy American."

Buy from companies that "hire American"!

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 07:29 PM

7. Yup, and our Gov't is facilitating it

So it's not going to change.

This is the new normal.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 08:14 PM

9. thom, don't kid yourself. The corporate Dems are responsible, too. nt

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