Letter to the Editor

Call out the companies

Monday, July 5, 2010

To the Editor:

According to recent news reports, GM now sells more cars in China than it does in the U.S.

This raises several interesting points for Americans. Why did we taxpayers bail out the American version of GM while sales in China were so robust?

While American soldiers fight and die in foreign lands to supposedly protect the American way of life, why are American based companies leaving our country to take advantage of forced labor in countries that surely mean to do us harm?

The problems facing America today, unemployment, home foreclosures and the like, were not caused by the government's bogus assertions that banks were failing due to subprime problems. Instead, they are the direct result of the mass transferring of resources to other countries, like China and India, where American companies can maximize profits and benefit from the brutal people management skills these companies force on the labor pool.

This fact alone should disgust Americans. Instead, we do nothing. The solution is simple.

Rather than spend our time squabbling with each other over who is and isn't a socialist, gay rights, the constitutional right to walk down the street with an AK-47, and all of the goofy things we allow to divide us, perhaps we should stand together and identify these companies and tell them with one voice: Either keep your resources in American or we will support companies that do this and let you sell your products to those who you pay 17 cents an hour to make them.

The nerve of these companies is unmatched. They rely on American lives to keep them in business and appear to have no allegiance to anyone other than the old bottom line.

Folks, it's very easy to find out who these companies are. Perhaps it's time to quit listening to career, wealthy politicians who continue to raise dividing issues and take this bull by its horns.

American unemployment is caused by the mass exodus of jobs to third-world countries, nothing more.

I believe it was Benjamin Franklin who said if we don't hang together, we will surely hang apart.

Enough of government lies and sneaky companies. We Americans own this country. It's time to act like we have some economic power.

While we still do.

Bruce Price,

Bowling Green