It is still exceedingly strange to me that we are still hearing the stupid mantra of "protectionism" applied to any talk of intelligent regulations and decent industrial jobs "value adding jobs making things." When did making beds at Motel 6 or being a greeter at Wal-Mart replace jobs at GM, Ford, Chrysler, Caterpillar? When did we get so stupid as to accept the great "voodoo"-economic lie, the great information tech lie, the great service industry lie? Service industry doesn't produce anything except support for industry, nor does the information revolution except hot air and shallow meaningless bites of one and zero. We are decades away from recovering from the damage deindustrializing, permitted by politicians of both political, parties has done to our country. We have permitted corporate pickpockets to trade away generations of sweat equity to other countries by creating wealth for themselves, hiring Chinese at subhuman wages. It costs 90 cents to produce a sneaker that we sell here for $90. John Edwards was right, bless his horny little soul, this will be an epic battle, and I'm afraid we have already lost.
Dec 30 2008 - 12:21pm