Originally Posted by Rohirrim
You can start with rewriting trade agreements so they benefit the American people. That's what the Constitution says is the job of the government, to serve the interests of the American people. First. Not corporations.
Second, rewrite the laws governing corporations. You know why this fire happened? Because the corporate bosses know that nobody can touch them no matter what their corporations do. They have the corporation standing as a buffer between them and the law. Like Willi Cicci tells the Senate in Godfather II, "Oh yeah. Buffers. The family had a lot of buffers." Financial corporations brought down the economy of the world. It was the worst ponzi scheme in history. You know how many got prosecuted? Zero. You know how many went to jail? Zero. In fact, the taxpayers paid them off so they wouldn't have to feel any economic ramifications from their criminality. That's how insane our system is. There are two sets of rules in America; One is for citizens, and another is for corporations.
You don't think prices would skyrocket if you did those things? Also what trade agreements spefically do you want to end? When you fight trade wars like Obama does on certain products you just get it back in the face from China. Right now they are holding out on Rare Earth metals.
Look i am a nationalist Rho you know that. I am all for figuring out how to screw other countries and get more for the USA. If we are going to fight trade wars, call China a currency manipulator, blow off Canada and Mexico and scrap NAFTA etc then we would have to unshackle our mining and oil business on public lands. Private lands doing well on oil, if we added public land to that we could rule the oil market while we transition to alternative over next what? 40 yrs probably? Also we have to have rare earth, cant rely on China if you want to go your route IMO. Interesting thing is though we closed all those mines. We have to let some big biz rape the earth under your plan IMO. China will really fight back on tough trade tactics.
Also Canada and Mexico IMO make great partners for us. We should keep out agreements even if they may not be perfect. I would rather work on manufacturing in Mexico then China. I get what you are saying. We need some big industries to drive up employment. I disagree though that textile and manufacturing is where its at. Those days are past for us.
We need engineering jobs, doctors, oil, mining, high tech stuff. I don't see why we didnt sell the f-22 to Japan. Eventually the tech gets out anyways might as well make the money. We cant afford to build enough to make lockhead hire etc etc. So instead we lost that money, japan built own fighter.
We should unshackle oil and mining. They could really create jobs. There is a huge mine ready to open in CA. Maybe that will be enough. They say it could provide the world with about half of its rare earth metals. That could jump start a lot of industries as both electric cars, wind turbines, and solar all need those metals.