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  •  jobs are ALREADY going to china (0+ / 0-)

    the idea that cap and trade will somehow accelerate that may seem like common sense coming out the mouths of AM radio talkers, but show me some evidence of that  NOT sponsered by oil companies

    •  Yes they are. Nothing like throwing gasoline on (0+ / 0-)

      the fire.

      So -- let me ask you. What would that mighty, mighty mind of yours consider to be evidence, given that

      a) You are able to see that jobs have gone to China, but unable to comprehend that cost differentials may have played a role in that process?

      b) We don't have cap and trade in place, so no jobs have been lost to it -- yet.  The best we can do is postulate that increasing the cost of doing business relative to the Chinese might not be an optimal job-retention strategy.

      I realize that this stuff is very to understand when you really don't care about the people who will be hurt by your position, but them's the breaks of the game and them's the breaks that will make cap and trade a no-go proposition.  Find a way to do it that doesn't retard job growth, and you could have a winner.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Tue Nov 16, 2010 at 12:21:34 PM PST

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      •  Am radio rhetoric has already convinced you (0+ / 0-)

        but I am not buying it
        But hey, while we are at it lets repeal all those things that make US labor expensive (Osha, minimum wage, child labor laws, overtime) that way we can beat China in the rush to the bottom.

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