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Tue May 22, 2012, 08:04 AM

 

Foxconn creates another 35,000 jobs to produce iPads for America

and not one American is allowed to have one of those jobs.

As the free trade motto goes: America's working class can go eff off.

We need tariffs... NOW.

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Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 08:24 AM

1. Living wage tariffs...

If American companies operating abroad don't pay according to say average wage for such work in America subtracting some percentage, then the tariff would be slapped on.

Watch how attractive America becomes again once you can't use slave labor to produce your products.

I even have a name for it: "The International Workers Protection Act"...

Because corporations can operate across borders without impunity, governments have to begin standing-up for themselves, their workers, and 'yes' even the mistreated workers in those other countries.

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #1)

Tue May 22, 2012, 08:43 AM

2. That's the point, we also need to push for better conditions for workers overseas.

 

That should be a condition for any type of trade, period.

The WTO is a failure for many reasons, but their failure to push this, is the most critical reason why they're a useless organization.

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