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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Monday, November 28, 2005

RE: Okay, just one response on a BP Wal-Mart story...

Look, there just isn't enough room in retail sales to properly absorb all the former manufacturing employees who have lost their jobs to overseas outsourcing. I guess you're fine for all those folks to work for the 'company store'? And simply lowering taxes isn't enough to solve this problem. I don't care how much you cut taxes in this country, manufacturing jobs in China are never coming back to the US as long as American businessmen pay Chinese folks pennies to do what Americans need dollars to do in order to feed their families and enjoy life.

What are you responding to? Obviously not the story on Wal-Mart. The issue is politicians knee-jerking to whichever corporate entity liberals happen to be demonizing at the moment.

This is why I say you just don't get it. It's not about Wal-Mart. It could be Lowe's, Target, K-Mart, Home Depot, or any of the other big box stores. If not them it's Halliburton or Chevron or any other successful corporate giant. In yet another amazing feat of ignoring evidence, liberals choose to berate Wal-Mart for substandard wages and unethical business practices. Typical of liberals, the actual evidence and attendant facts are completely ignored.

But to your response: Look to the root causes of why those jobs are leaving the US. Pull back the covers and you'll find the swarm of Marxists, statists, and other liberals whose utterly failed policies, regulations, and outright blackmail have brought us to the point that corporations will seek out a labor force that thinks $20 a day is fabulous wealth, regardless of how substandard the workforce might be.

You're partially right: as long as the left controls the political spectrum in the US, those jobs won't be back.


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