Mitt… tough on China? I’d like to know a few things.
This weekend, Mitt Romney made the statement that “he would declare China a currency manipulator on his first day in office, arguing that China’s trade and currency policies are harming U.S. workers and businesses.” Sounds pretty tough.
Ok, so what is the real deal here, Mitt? Bain Capitol evidently has invested in businesses in China. Romney has profited by taking advantage of tax incentives and government money which promotes the exact type of activity – outsourcing jobs – that he claims is wrong, wrong, wrong.
This will all change eventually. For a time, closing plants in the U.S. and eliminating jobs in the U.S. by taking advantage of the work force in other countries – along with whatever incentives go along with that move was a gold mine. For a time, finding a vein of gold in some pile of dirt was a gold mine. For a time, there have been many ways to make money that come along and eventually go away. In the case of Chinese workers, things are changing. What happens when going to China is not the profitable deal it is or once was? What happens when China decides that Mitt’s silly hypocritical talk has gone on too long? Dude, You are in our country making money and shitting on us at the same time?
Perhaps, if Mitt can somehow win the election, changes in this country can be made where it once again becomes profitable to build in the U.S. Perhaps collective bargaining rights can be effectively eliminated, social programs and “entitlement” programs can be changed or manipulated in a way that makes it possible for the billionaire investor to profit again right here in the U.S.A. Perhaps that is what Mitt means when he says he wants to bring these jobs back to our own country.
Mitt is receiving much of his campaign funding from Sheldon Adelson, also a heavy investor in China. The whole idea of “we need to stop sending our jobs to China” is complete bullshit. These guys are not telling you everything.
This should be a debate topic.