Too much of any one thing is never a good thing, and America is currently shipping too many American jobs off-shore, which is helping aid in high unemployment rates. Some say, ‘This is America we have enough wealth and jobs to go around’ but the fact is this is no longer old America, that produced its wealth, this is now new America which acts as the middleman to global wealth. This new role of a less production oriented America can only lead to higher numbers of Americans unemployed, as it has.
For decades Americans have been told that we need to hold hands with the rest of the world to get along, and that’s true, we can’t be isolationist. But when will our politicians realize many of the countries we’re holding hands with are not holding our hand out of getting along but are pulling our hand in the direction they want America to go, which best benefits their needs (in most cases the government needs, not their citizens needs). Countries such as China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, India and Venezuela are allowed to flood our markets with their products but are careful not to allow too much American products into their markets. These countries prioritize protecting their state and economy; most of these countries envelop themselves with a spirit of nationalism, while the Liberal-Progressive movement in America has deemed nationalism as being closed-mindedness.
America seems to be the only country that punishes itself while looking out for the best interest of this global economy. Some politicians and corporations have been more than willing to sacrifice American jobs, while giving jobs to other countries. Cheap wages and less regulations in other countries is the obvious carrot. There’s nothing wrong with making a profit but it has come time for America and American companies to worry about the good ole’ U.S. just a bit more than we worry about other nations. Let’s sacrifice together; U.S. companies reign in your greed and bring the jobs back home, and we the American citizen will be fine with paying a little more (@ fair price) out of our wallets.