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Did I even hear a PLEASE with that??? [Nov. 11th, 2003|10:38 pm]
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The World Trade Orgainization recently told the United States that its steel tariffs were unacceptable.

Excuse me?

Was I in the middle of finals when we joined the United States of Every-fucking-where?

Anyone who knows me knows that there is nothing jingo-istic about me. I support immigration. I'm liberal and proud of it. But, ya know, there are limits to how much I want to see this country dictated to by the rest of the world. There is a point where you have to say, let's take care of our own.

Yeah, I know there is great scolding: "Well, you didn't like our tariffs, so you shouldn't be doing it, either! Nyah!" To which I say, tough. Part of being a country is negotiating the best for your people.

We've given up a lot of our power in the last few years, in an attempt to globalize the economy. Most of this is wise. But there has to be a limit.

[User Picture]From: zigurat
2003-11-12 08:38 am (UTC)
Right. After all, our companies are already exporting our high-paying technical jobs at this point.
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