Who Needs Terrorists When We’ve Got OutsourcingAugust 19, 2007 at 4:14 am | Posted in News, rants, terrorism | 8 Comments
We send jobs out of the country because the labor is cheap and the laws regarding how labor is treated range from lax to non-existent. This boosts the bottom line for companies doing the outsourcing and has allowed executives to “earn” obscene amounts of money. At one time I thought this was pretty short-sighted on the part of those in charge, thinking that eventually their actions would have a trickle-up effect. If they kept putting Americans out of work by sending jobs out of the country, who would be left with the ability to afford to purchase their products (assuming the US to be the major market), eventually bankrupting the company.
That was naiive on my part, when in truth the company itself hardly mattered. A CEO making hundreds of millions of dollars plus all kinds perks probably isn’t too concerned with job security. One or two years with that kind of salary and some careful planning and somehow I’d manage to squeak by.
In addition to putting Americans out of work we seem to have a wee bit of an issue with quality control. Just little things like poisonous pet food, toothpaste, some human food, toxic toys, and who knows what else coming from China. If the damage done to the economy by these practices doesn’t destroy us perhaps the poisonous products will. If you decide to buy American and look for the “made in America” label what does that really mean? Does it mean the company headquarters is on American soil but the product was physically manufactured elsewhere? Even if a product was made or assembled here, do we know where or how the components were made?
So if there are any terrorists out there that want to destroy the U.S. just sit back and enjoy the show. You don’t need to plot, conspire, expend any energy doing anything but watching and waiting while good old home grown stupidity and greed does the job for you