Not for love of money, but of Humanity. "Greater is he who works for the good of all, then he who works for the good of himself only" ~ Matthew 25:40: "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"- (NIV). I live in Singapore where the Emperor must not be disturbed.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
US should quickly place tariffs on Chinese goods to improve its own economy.
Their delays in doing so only tell me what a bunch of wafflers, profligate capitalist they are.
To instruct China to revalue the Yuan is going overboard and beyond the pale.
You CANNOT order China what to do, but you can impose fair tariffs on Chinese goods (to the extent on what is fair to your citizens) by imposing tariffs at your OWN ports which are under your own control.
You may preempt China about your intentions however you may NOT order another sovereign state (China) to do your bidding (revalue Yuan).
Anyhow, China has 1.3B mouths to feed, and it is their opinion that keeping their factories humming is the way forward to that goal. Not everything China produces, though cheap, is fit for consumption though (lead paint toys, melamine milk, fake chicken eggs immediately come to mind).
Unlike Chinese leadership, US politics, being premised much upon political donations from oil companies and the like, seems mired in the navel gazing excesses of capitalism.
Forgetting the modern option of pursuing proper causes such as environmentally sustainable farming/ alt energy industry, research and development, the US govt has been distracted to take the lowly road of blaming China for its economic woes- one which the Chinese leadership (well researched in environmental and leadership concerns) is ought to defend if not ignore.
Americans must learn to work smartly and eat properly (stop eating unhealthy fast food)- a healthy worker is a productive one- both in mind and spirit. Farm subsidies for meat production and on other environmentally unfriendly farming methods used must end. Organic farming methods should get subsidies- both for their beneficial impact on human health and their preservation of the surrounding environment- maintaining soil integrity, preventing soil erosion/ freshwater depletion whilst providing job whilst commanding higher prices for both their beneficial health and environmental effects- not least sustained soil viability and the future of farm land in general.
Over-zealous oil exploration and profligate consumption too must end- US has enough enemies in the Muslim world, does the US need more bad rep for it's denial of CO2 level concerns and its consequential sea level rises, not to mention the instability caused by many environmental refugees- their lands ruined by floods and inundation, soil salinity making their lands uncultivatable.
The sub-prime crisis must be the bane of the American life and to that, lax financial lending rules and the dalliances of greedy wall street bankers must end, less the US economy get further ruined.
Meat farming subsidies, once the political highway to power through the electorate's perceived QOL improvement should by now be passe- given mounting literature- both environmental as well as health, describing the ills of meat production and consumption- global warming, deforestation, cancer and heart disease etc. (Many meat animals are abused- fed unnatural diets and contained in cramped, unhygienic conditions). According to the recent CNA Sunday 9Oct2010, 7pm documentary 'Food Inc'- much of US tax payer's revenue is expanded on insecticides, farm subsidies and genetic engineering to the detriment of environmentally sustainable farming practices.
With a poor public educational system, weak/ inefficient social security/ Healthcare system, and an ignorant population indulging in either vice or the hamburger to pass their time, and in competition with China for lower classed jobs and produce, has the US considered begging China to raise the Yuan?
If the following perverse picture of misguided idealism, Koran burning et.al is indeed the new face of the average American worker/ dream, then I'd say that the end for glorious America is soon if not now.
So yes, tariffs to control American waist lines should be in, as must public education be improved to improve the quality and output of the American worker.
Down with American military manipulation of foreign economies.
In with American technological innovation.
In with healthy diets.
The American economy needs a revival.
"But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." [Matthew 7:14]
God bless America.
- 'The world just has to be patient': "Ideally, China should spend the next eight to 10 years slowly raising the value of the yuan while boosting wages and interest rates, and limiting credit growth. It cannot do any of these things too quickly without undermining growth and causing unemployment to surge. The rest of the world just has to be patient." [TDYonline13Oct2010]
- 'Woman aspires to be the world's fattest female': "Simpson, who is from New Jersey, tells Daily Mail that she aspires to be the fattest woman in the world.. .. Even her way of making a living sounds in line with what she is aspiring to do - she runs a website where people pay to watch her eat or wash her huge body." [A1news 16Mar2010]
- 'Food Inc - Official Trailer [HD]': Plot: "An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry" (Jun2009). [Magnolia Pictures/YouTube][IMDb]
- 'Holy-Bible' (NIV): "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. [Matthew 7:13-14]
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