Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by The Brandon Five, Jul 27, 2011.
We're sorry, America. We've found a bigger market.
GE moving X-ray business to China - Boston.com
Shouldn't you say, Sorry UK?
GE Healthcare-Brochure -About GE Healthcare
We're a corporatist government. Obama, the Democrats, and the Republicans all represent corporate interests. That's why the recovery benefited Wall Street most. According to an article I read last Sunday in the NY Times, 2.9 million jobs were created at home and 2.3 million abroad as a result of the recovery. Right now, we're lending banks money at close to 0% interest, and not putting any demands on them to lend to job creators. Obama's proposals, while better than those of the Republicans, basically protects the wealthy. Obama is only a liberal on social policy, and even there he's nothing great. On economic policy, he's basically in the tradition of Joe Liebermand and the DLC Democrats.
We need a Constitutional Ammendment to establish term limits or campaign funding limits. We will then need an Act of Congress re-establishing tarrifs and limiting the freedom trans-nationals have in both exporting American jobs and enjoying the protection of the US in general while they siphon the wealth of America.
Erm, no (from the article above):
Unless Wisconsin is an obscure town in the UK, I think that means more lost jobs here.
Umm, no. The article you posted mentioned GE Healthcare. In regards to your hysteria about the x-ray division in Wisconsin:
GE Moves X-Ray Leaders to Beijing - WSJ.com
Even if you were correct you were going to ***** and moan about 120 jobs?
You are missing the bigger picture. They main reason they cited for moving was because China was where they perceived to present greater opportunity. We've got bigger problems than 120 jobs.
Then why didn't you say that in the first place?
I have no love for GE, but I don't see them doing anything bad. No US jobs will be lost and they are trying to focus on expanding in a growth market.
My attempt to snarkily take a jab at Jeff Immelt cost me clarity. This thread is a fail because of that, but I think the subject at hand is of great interest to all of us who call the USA home.
GE is acting in its own interest, I get that. What struck me is the idea of one of the world's largest corporations saying: "USA? They're so 20th century. Time to move on to where the real growth will be".
Until now, most of the talk about China succeeding us as the hyper-power was speculative. This is a concrete sign that the transition is already underway.
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