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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:15 PM
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Outsourcing of jobs overseas
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 12:30 PM by SHRED
The weakening of trade laws and subsequently trade tariffs on imported goods has opened the floodgates of outsourcing jobs and companies overseas.
Labor, environment, and other laws can be avoided also while the ability to bring goods into the USA cheaply increases. Repubs wrote NAFTA and Clinton signed it.
This is a bi-partisan fuck up pushed by Corporatists in both parties.

They gave "protectionism" a bad name without explaining what happens when tariffs are torn down.
By allowing the free flow of cheap goods into our country, without or very little tax penalty(tariff) we tell the world that slave labor is okay.
We send the message that ignoring environmental and labor laws are okay.

But no...the rightwing sheeple of this world want to blame the blue collar working guy trying to organize his workplace for livable wages and a secure retirement.

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jaksavage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:31 PM
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1. Disney
Pays 28 cents an hour to Haitians working in their sweatshop.
Or did....
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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:51 PM
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2. wow...that sucks

Corporate ran media (TV and radio) will never talk about how the weakening of trade law protections and tariffs have led to the outsourcing of USA companies and jobs.

No, since the mainstream media is owned by huge corporate interests they focus blame on organized labor rather than their own influence of legislation that has damaged this country.

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quabbin Donating Member (38 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:42 PM
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3. Bingo!!
I have noticed that talk show callers are usually given short shrift when they bring up the disaster of "Free Trade". That includes some progressive radio programs as well. It's as if this subject is "off limits" for many people in the media. The free trade debacle should have become a national scandal years ago. The free trade agreements are destroying this country.
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Earth Bound Misfit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:27 PM
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4. K and F%&KIN" R!!!!!111!1!!!!!!!!!! n/t
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