Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Misplaced "Buy America Campaign"

Now let me start out by saying that I'm in favor of buying American made products. However, the current campaign will not greatly improve America's employment problem because the plethora of foreign made products on our shelves is not the real issue. While school children are manipulated by government subsidized, unionized teachers in such a way as to obscure the real problem facing American workers, the actual culprit whistles as it continues to merrily walk among us, unaffected and continually expanding its subversive reach.

The real issue which has resulted in American owned and managed companies moving offshore is the strangling government regulations placed on industry here in America. American industry finds itself caught between the proverbial rock and hard place of labor unions and rampant bureaucratic power grabs.

Why do we never see campaigns to get the government out of our industrial lives? The cost of doing business across the fruited plains has escalated to the point that even the most ardent patriot has difficulty justifying the downturn in profit to his board of directors.

I'll use a brief ancedote to explain what I mean. As I grew to adulthood, people in Mississippi and Texas, the states where I spent most of my childhood, raised hogs, cows, and chickens galore. Monday's highways were filled with farmers taking hogs and cows to slaughter. Now one cannot find a slaughter house for hogs within several hundred miles. Why? Government regulations made compliance so difficult that small organizations could not exist.

Recently some in government have come to realize the misguided conclusions which led to untold numbers of horses being abandoned and left to fend for themselves. Government regulations led to the shutting down of horse slaughter houses in the U.S. The price of horses fell dramatically even as feed costs continued to rise resulting in abandonment.

The links listed below are but a small sample of the way oppressive government regulations stifle our economy and subsequently force industry to seek better work environments. So, lets be angry, but let's focus our anger directly. IT IS TIME FOR AMERICANS OF EVERY CREED, SOCIAL CLASS, AND ETHNICITY TO RAISE UP AND SAY, "ENOUGH." "GIVE US BACK OUR COUNTRY!"


© 2011 Mike Rasberry

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