A call for a return to tariffs in North America to protect our workers and foreigners
By Thom Hartmann –
The Financial Times is reporting on their front page May 27 that nine people at a giant manufacturing facility in southern China where Apple, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard manufacture their products for the US market have committed suicide.
The factory is in Shenzen and both employs and houses 300,000 people. Our cheap labor – our slave labor overseas – are starting to protest.
These companies that go overseas looking for cheap labor not only have the blood on their hands of the people so tormented by working conditions in Asia that they are committing suicide, but also that of the devastated working class families in America who must buy goods made in China yet are no longer manufacturing anything.
It’s time for America to return to rational tariff based trade policies that bring our jobs home.