Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Democrats Vow To Block Out Sun

Exit polls from Wisconsin tonight revealed that a 70% of Democrats believe "trade with other countries causes the loss of American jobs." Both candidates argue against outsourcing and support having more jobs kept in America. Competition with cheap foreign labor and goods seems to be a great evil for Democrats.

Perhaps soon we'll see Hillary and Obama blame the sun for its product that floods our nation's borders. A product it sells for free. Free! Think of all those jobs the sun's rays take away: we have fewer electrical engineers, lighting manufacturers, power plant designers, construction workers, steel workers, glass blowers, and so many others. If we are to take their economic argument seriously then we must entertain the value of ending our dependence on foreign light.


Jenny said...

Ooh...Should we expect a return of mercantilism? Seems kind of silly when we're no longer on the gold standard...

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Anonymous said...

I agree with you. Completely. But you can't expect everyone to - Wisconsin's been badly hit (as has Michigan) by unemployment as a result of companies going abroad. It will be hard for many of those workers to find new jobs for a million reasons. Not to say they can't find them, just that it's a hard life to live and it's normal to feel some resentment over it.

So it's to be expected that the people hardest hit are going to feel the way they do.

Jenny said...

I agree with "Anonymous"...When your job isn't the one being outsourced, it's really easy to tell others that their overreacting. And maybe, just maybe those people don't buy foreign goods.