by Robert T. Farmer
Computers, televisions, kitchen appliances, air conditioners…all American technology. Sneakers, underwear, all made someplace else. There’s a good chance even your tax return was processed out of the country. Look around you, it’s no wonder the US economy is in the tank. CEOs are making record profits while banks are playing shell games with YOUR money. Meanwhile we have a government and populace that do nothing about it. What are you waiting for? FIX THE SYSTEM YOURSELF. Don’t count on politicians to take the money out of politics, they’re either millionaires themselves or they owe a millionaire a favor for a large campaign donation. It’s time to pester your representatives (every one of them), remind them who they are supposed to be representing. BUY AMERICAN. Demand an American-made option for ALL goods, and when one is not offered contact the person in charge of purchasing or corporate headquarters and demand it again.
It’s insane that CEOs make 400 times more than their employees, who get outsourced as soon as the overpaid CEO can find a sweat shop some where else. I’m disgusted with corporations that out source jobs in order to avoid environmental and labor regulations. The CEOs for those corporations belong in prison because they prey on the less fortunate while they claim to offer opportunity, with no regard for the wreckage they leave in their wake.
Robert T. Farmer, Lancaster
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