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Response to merrily (Reply #1)

Tue May 10, 2016, 05:02 PM

7. Bullshit, unfortunately, tends to be what they have specialized in.

And none of these people would ever get away with it if we didn't have a media dead set on lowering our mentality.

Dozens of "reality shows" a week, none of which demonstrate anything other than rudeness and vulgarity. If the same bandwidth were devoted to educational shows explaining economic theories or even teaching Americans about other nations, there would be a quick uptake in the information.

There are the usual crowd of suspects here who are now trying to sell us on the fact that we don't need the jobs to return to our shores. That the word tariff" is very bad and that manufacturing is not important to a nation's wealth.

So then a person can bring forward author and researcher George R Tyler's stats on how Germany has kept its manufacturing base as one of its strengths. And that the German nation, when adjusted per capita of population, has the highest EXPORT rate in the world. Which means that Germany is not indebted to China as we are.

the German worker has experienced a 172% increase in their wage rate since 1985. What is our wage increase for the same time period?

One half of one goddamn percent!

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