Friday, December 11, 2009

Letter to Congresswoman Jane Harman (D) of Calif.

I'm no longer a resident of Calif. but that didn't stop me from getting on my rep's case. Come on! Write to your rep and tell them to stop stealing food from you.

"Dear Mrs. Harman,
Simply put, allowing Walmart, Kmart and Toyota to import products to the California without substantial taxes is not in the best interest of California. I wish it were because I enjoy paying merely a small percentage above cost for consumables. BUT, in the long run the loss of jobs to overseas manufacturing is the #1 problem. Companies can transfer out of California because that is the way to be competitive. I realize putting restrictions on companies is not technically a free market policy, but is allowing 700,000 Americans to lose their jobs while the Chinese and Indians make products destined for A San Diego Walmart part of the free market policy? That just sounds like a government run by future Fortune 500 CEOs padding their pockets. Something has to change. Either make learning Chinese in public schools mandatory so children can go get their parents' jobs back in Shanghai or else make outsourcing to China cost prohibitive. Please! There was a reason cotton was cheap in 1820. Don't make me be ashamed to buy a christmas toy for my kid. I'd rather not be able to afford it and I'm not alone."
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