I was thinking about this the other day. The US is a consumer
nation. We don't make
much here, we just have everything brought in from other countries.
Clothing is made elsewhere, electronics are made elsewhere, cars are made elsewhere, and if we do
make something here, we get the parts
from somewhere else....we need to start making things ourselves or figure out something we do better
than everyone else because we keep shipping all our manufacturing off to other, cheaper places and giving our money to everyone else.
Gee, I wonder why our economy is bad?
We used to be good at farming, and the government paid farmers to not grow food!http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...070100962.html
Things are so screwed up, and our government has allowed it, imo, at every turn. The American people allowed it, because we never protest when these things are OK'd, we're so busy blaming Wal-mart we don't see what's really going on.
Big business could not do these things if big government didn't make the rules that allowed them to do it in the first place. They get big tax breaks for putting welfare mothers back to work, even though those welfare mothers all require state sponsored health insurance that costs the taxpayers. They get huge tax breaks because the government writes the tax code.
Who allowed this? We did.
So who is villian? Wal-mart? The government? Or us?