Yet despite its threat to the American way of life and economy, many powerful elites believe in amnesty because: it drives down labor costs (but they forget to mention workers wages as well), it is "racist" (or at least many political figures will have you believe), and it is a huge untapped constituency. I believe that it would be in the United States best interest to increase our military presence and use of high tech surveillance on the border and continue to work bilaterally with Mexico, as well as create harsher domestic laws to help limit the flow of illegal drugs and immigrants into our nation. The first major concern regarding the borders for the United States is illegal immigration. In January of 2000, the INS estimated that there were 7 million illegal immigrants in the United States with the number growing by about 500,000 a year. Under the Bush Administration, funding has increased along main entry points, displacing illegal immigrants points of entry into the country.
This is only said because the world is emerging into a global economy that blurs national law and dries countries of their resources. In this world corporations can move their operations to any country they want with no loyalty to that nation, only in the interest of their profits. Some corporations such a Nike even go as far as using a country broken political system to rig the market and rob the workers of their rights. As Nike became more wealthy and powerful, they decided that the American political standard was not working in its favor. Thus they decided that moving operations to countries with below minimum wage and nonunions, such as Vietnam; could help them make as much profit while essentially robbing citizens of their democratic birth rights.
A significant part of the immigration issues in America condense down to jobs. Illegal immigration is mainly caused by global economic changes, ineffective employment settlements, and the increasing demand for cheaper labor. Illegal immigrants come to America for the opportunity of economic freedom that Americans receive every day. This influx stems from business owners because they will knowingly hire an illegal with fake documentation in the objective of receiving cheap labor ("Federation For American Immigration Reform"). Out of 11.2 million illegal aliens, eight million (71.4 percent) of the overall population is in the workforce.
A competitive market makes a country stronger but without regulation it can threaten the country’s democracy. The President criticized the large corporations for “keeping prices artificially high and failing to increase workers’ purchasing power”(Liberty 863). Franklin D Roosevelt realized large corporations who gained monopolies were gaining immense influence on matter’s concerning government and the daily lives of American citizens. The first New Deal reforms were introduced, not to dismantle large industries but to control them in such a manner that they could never challenge the democratic government. Large corporations took advantage of the liberty given to them prior to the crash by exploiting the profits in payoffs or bribes.
These days, most high tech jobs have been outsourced to foreign countries which leave many American job seekers looking for jobs or standing in the unemployment line. The first advantage is the economy. Outsourcing U.S. jobs to foreign countries has stimulated investments for some foreign countries. Some have built economies predicated on outsourcing. President Obama has proposed several tax measures aimed at encouraging American companies to bring jobs home.
Blaming Republicans and George Bush is his only defense of his policies. The only offense he has is creating more public sector jobs and bailing out states to protect the jobs of his base; the unions. Every public policy and legislation enacted by this administration and Congress goes contrary to the opinions of Americans. Obama’s Marxist agenda is paramount to his presidency and he is convinced he can reverse public opinion by lying, blaming others, and bringing more Democrats into the voting rolls using our money.
In this brave new world, businesses are always competing with each other to achieve the market share in their product group. This competition between commerce has coined the word dumping. Dumping causes nations like the United States to establish antidumping laws, which look to avoid products manufactures abroad from being sold by overseas firms in America, less than the fair value. These laws were planned to obtain free trade between nations as well as advantageous to US consumers. On the other hand, in actuality their influence is anything although advantageous to the US consumers.
Congress thinks they know best about how to best spend U.S. tax dollars in a way that could stimulate our economy. They believe that the tax dollars spent on projects would fully cycle through t... ... middle of paper ... ...eed to cut most if not all ties to China. They have way too much governance and power over the U.S. and other countries. They are more worried about their own interests and benefits, so much so that they are taking over all products in America and making their own for less. While the U.S. is busy fighting each other about conflicting political stances, other countries are thriving off our indecisiveness.
Donald has opposed to any other international trade. Trump believes that any free trade organization such as NAFTA should be reconsidered. He stated that all the international trades were hurting the economy of the United States and therefore, trades with China and other countries should be restated to better the economy of the United States. Donald Trump wants America to be “great again” and in order to do so, his economic reforms consist of democratic structural findings. Specifically, his policies consist of massive tariffs on China and Mexico.
He states, “[i]t is sometimes argued that free trade harmed economic growth and the poor by causing job losses, particularly in wealthier countries”(Marber 68). So, when Donald Trump says that the NAFTA has stolen our jobs, he is not completely incorrect. However, Marber follows up and explains that “the unemployment caused by open trade… [is] temporary… [and is] offset by job creation in other export sectors (which often requires some transition time)” (Marber 68). Even if the quantity of jobs is not the same, the quality of jobs definitely has improved. The exporting business require millions of people in areas such as supply chain management, logistics, trade analyzers and computer information systems; along with those in higher positions, exporters still need packagers, managers, floor-workers and many more.