Post Number: 12
|Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 4:25 am: || |
During a discussion with several of my fellow Detroit expatriates in Texas, we agreed on only one thing: Detroiters make things. From way before the auto industry, Detroit made anything anyone could buy. We even had a few cigar companies at one time. Grandpa smoked RG Dunns, made in Detroit.
It seems to us that the Federal Government's desire help other countries by importing their goods, has not only given us a mountainous trade deficit, but has ruined the manufacturing industry in this country. And Detroit bears the brunt of this misplaced benevolence.
Why aren't we DEMANDING an end to the trade deficit and a return to manufacturing? Shouldn't we be slapping high tariffs on imported goods? Giving tax breaks to start-up manufacturing-based businesses? Stop kissing China's butt, in particular. Have unions outlived their usefulness (sorry, Grandma & Grandpa)?
There is just something so incredibly twisted and wrong about this whole situation. Why isn't Granholm SCREAMING about this? It's a Michigan thing too. Is anybody running for President who actually gets this? I'd vote for them in a heartbeat.
Post Number: 2137
|Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 4:56 am: || |
Eastsidsdame, See the CNBC thread.
Post Number: 139
|Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 9:19 am: || |
Eastsidedame, the federal government didn’t kill Detroit, we did. Our economy would be better off with out the government interference in the form of tariffs on imported goods, as this often results in higher prices for our exports as well. Giving tax breaks to start-ups is a good start, but why stop there? Cutting taxes works every time it’s tried, as the Bush tax shows us now. As a Teamster, I couldn’t agree with you more about the usefulness of unions in our present time (no disrespect to my union brothers and sister intended). The market, not Mother Government, should be left as the final arbiter of our economy. Thank you for caring, and God Bless Texas.
(Message edited by Bulletmagnet on March 24, 2007)
Post Number: 165
|Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 10:12 pm: || |
Hey what happened to all the other posts on this thread?
Post Number: 287
|Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 10:14 pm: || |
Somehow this thread cloned itself. The original still exists.