Who fed the tiger?
Posted: November 18, 2010
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Review commission chair Dan Slane says his members have concluded that “China is adopting a highly discriminatory policy of favoring domestic producers over foreign manufacturers. Under the guise of fostering ‘indigenous innovation’ … the government of China appears determined to exclude foreigners from bidding on government contracts at the central, provincial and local levels.”
Imagine that! The Chinese are ignoring WTO rules and putting China first. Don’t they understand how the Global Economy works? You’re not supposed to tilt the field in favor of the home team.
One knows not whether to laugh or cry.
The policy the Chinese are pursuing, economic nationalism, was virtually invented by the Republican Party. Protectionism was the declared policy of the GOP from the day its first president took office in 1861 to the day Calvin Coolidge left in 1929.
Free trade was the policy of a Great Britain whose clocks those generations of Americans cleaned, even as the Chinese are cleaning ours.
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It’s interesting to note that the Federal Gooferment was SUPPOSED to be funded by tariffs and excise taxes. If “We, The Sheeple” had stuck to that and followed old George’s RX about “entangling alliances”, then it’s hard to imagine we would not be much better off.
Sometime some one will have to explain to me how “global free trade” helps Americans?
We’ve demonstrated that the “Rich Globalists” seem to have done better than the average Detroit worker.
The Rust Belt comes to mind.
So how do we reverse course while it’s still not too late?
<1> We have to kill the FED. Andrew Jackson was right to kill the corrupt central bank.
<2> We have to create a link between gold and the dollar. Clearly, we need an AUTOMATIC AUTO-PILOT to control spending in the District of Corruption.
<3> We have to learn from the Bank of South Dakota. That’s a model of how to control local funds for the benefit of the “We, The Sheeple”. Note: That “bank” only services municipal Gooferments. No cash cow for banks to leech off of.
<4> We have to kill Fannie and Freddie. And, all Gooferment Sponsored Entities.
<5> Zero the corporate taxes! Only real people pay taxes; so let’s “de-cloak” how much we are really paying in taxes.
<6> Campaign Finance Reform: Only real people can give a candidate money and only from the region they will represent.
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