Friday, January 31, 2014

They Cut Their Own Throats

Pat Buchanan explains how the GOP lost middle America.

At the Cold War’s end, the GOP reached a fork in the road. The determination of Middle Americans to preserve the country they grew up in, suddenly collided with the profit motive of Corporate America.

The Fortune 500 wanted to close factories in the USA and ship production abroad — where unions did not exist, regulations were light, taxes were low, and wages were a fraction of what they were here in America.

Corporate America was going global and wanted to be rid of its American work force, the best paid on earth, and replace it with cheap foreign labor.

While manufacturing sought to move production abroad, hotels, motels, bars, restaurants, farms and construction companies that could not move abroad also wanted to replace their expensive American workers.

Thanks to the Republican Party, Corporate America got it all.

Click the link to read the rest. I tend to agree with this, although I know it's not Approved Conservative Thought. But you know, when conservatives bash public employees' unions as being greedy and overpaid - - excuse me? Isn't that just envy? How is it any different than the envy that the leftist shows toward the rich? I don't get paid that much and work just as hard as *those people,* goes the thought, so I don't think they should be paid that much, either. You're guilty of the same envy as the Left - - rather than drag yourself UP, you'd rather see someone else dragged DOWN.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Yep... pissing away the Republic... sigh