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  •  Don't worry, this won't continue much longer (3+ / 0-)
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    tharu1, happymisanthropy, blueoasis

    Conservatives and corporatists are doing their damnedest to ensure that one day your children and grandchildren will cost just as little as pseudo-legal offshore Filipino labor to legally employ in any industry on the mainland.

    •  How? (2+ / 0-)
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      tharu1, blueoasis

      Here's one conceivable way:

      -Sell parcels of commercial land to China
      -Exclude them from U.S. sovereignity (border checkpoints at the gates, need a passport to enter)
      -Chinese companies build sweatshops on them
      -China sets lower minimum wage for their "outlying territories" than on the mainland
      -Give U.S. workers Chinese work visas
      -Profit!

      If real unemployment reaches 50% and consumer debt is maxed out nationwide, I could seriously see a program like this being pushed as a solution (instead of any populist solution like protective tariffs and govt. make-work projects.)

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