STANDING AGAINST OHIO CONSUMERS
STANDING AGAINST OHIO CONSUMERS The fallacies and hint of cronyism in Sherrod Brown’s populist view of trade are the greatest reason to argue for limited government. Grasping government and politicians interfering in free trade can only be to the detriment of consumers. Do you really think they know what is best for you? Does standing up against China equal more jobs in manufacturing? Is Sherrod Brown’s loyalty to Ohio Manufacturers, Ohio Consumers or China? Most countries are organized to support Manufacturers/Sellers/Farmers/ politicians - the Establishment. In simple terms, the government protects, supports and defends the Establishment. Consumers get what the Establishment gives them and they are expected to be silent and thankful for their crumbs. Most economies in the world are designed to serve the establishment. I know because I deal with consumers on 2 other continents that are stunned by our consumer freedom; theirs is life of regulated choices and government set prices. The United States is one of the few consumer driven economies in the world. Remember those quaint sayings, “the customer is always right” and “the customer is king”? Those statements are actually true here and it drives the Establishment and politicians crazy. Consumers want low cost goods to make their lives enjoyable. If they buy something from China for $1.00 instead of $5.00 if it is manufactured here in America, consumers have an extra $4.00 to spend on what they personally want and American producers in turn will be encouraged to actually produce something that will get them that extra $4.00 burning a hole in the consumer’s pocket. The Establishment and politicians, however, would rather engage in cronyism and force the consumer to pay $5.00. Free Trade results in increased production and wealth in the U.S. that ends up in the hands of the consumer and not in the pockets of the power brokers. Oddly, being for restricted trade and high wages does not apply to all of Sherrod Brown’s ideas of fairness. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) said: “Interns in my Washington, D.C. office work on a wide range of projects ... but the young folks are on their own when it comes to expenses. ... internships in my Ohio and Washington, D.C. offices are unpaid. In addition, we are unable to reimburse you for parking and mileage.” So much for taking care of American ‘workers.’ P. J. O’Rourke famously quipped that “giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” Rules against free trade will end up applying only to the LITTLE PEOPLE AND YOU THE CONSUMER ARE A LITTLE PERSON to the Establishment!