There is a specific bankrupt fictitiousness character in conservative thinking, discussion, and rhetoric much like Bill Maher, The Colbert Report, Bill O’Reilly represent a surreal sense of reality motivated by the melodramatic ratings profits driven insanity which can bandy statements like ”far-left kooks like Mitt Romney defend Obama’s sentiments” (The Colbert Report), just as Bill Maher can intential rag on and alienate the religious, and Bill O’Reilly can demonized the second coming of Barack Obama’s re-election as president of the United States. Where perhaps I have no sense of humor as I see most American politicians as clowns who can antagonize where issues arise regarding how business developed ( develops) in America, what is the true role of religion, freedom, expression and speech in what is supposed to be a fress society but which is difficult to distinguish for authoritarian dictatorships.
Generally these diatribes of insane rhetoric that claims to be pro-business is anything but pro-business as it represents not business but toxic reactionary political climates where business must wither and fail.
The rhetoric thrown around by especially the Republican factions of American politics is almost meaningless as they lump together all sorts of business for the sake of clarity but which represents very different and divergent sorts of businesses. Businesses which are by no mean uniform in interest and needs.
So for the most part since the most honest way to intellectually discuss issues such as business and economics is to discuss those interests without the vague ambiguous and imprecise language which is generally used in political campaigns.
To explain for those who are pedantic, academically, rhetorical or simply ignorant why or how America as a society has been killing off its small family businesses and many of the opportunities that traditionally existed is a complex and vast topic for discussion of many issues. But to hear Mitt Romney say it in his speaking in the most simplistic terms, and his soda jerk pep boy running mate its all easy they blame Democrats but that may be the furthest thing from the truth for we can discuss how Nixon the Republican opened up diplomatic relations with China over insulting tantrums of Mitt Romney’s 2012 vice-presidential running mate Paul Ryan who claims President Obama is China’s door mat.
(Paul Ryan: ChinaIs Treating Obama ‘Like A Doormat’ The Huffington Post | By Sabrina Siddiqui Posted:08/16/20121:14 pmUpdated:08/16/20121:53 pm;
“Sharp rhetoric onChinahas been a major talking point for Mitt Romney throughout his presidential bid, so it is no surprise that his newly tapped running mate would adopt similar language. But while serving in Congress, Ryan has been reticent to take action on Chinese trade practices. He voted against the Currency Reform Fair Trade Act in 2010, a bill that would’ve heldChinaaccountable for currency manipulation.” (ibid.)
Yet there’s one hitch especially as it relates to currency manipulation which has been presented as the major issue: “The congressman, in 2010, voted against legislation to crack down onChina’s currency manipulation. Indeed, Ryan was one of 74 Republicans who voted against this legislation that easily passed the House that year; the legislation never made it out of the Senate.” (Ryan has tough words forChina, contradicting 2010 vote by Alex Moe and Mark Murray, http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/16/13316629-ryan-has-tough-words-for-china-contradicting-2010-vote#.UC4xbOI3aMI.link).
Earlier trade problems preceded those problems with the Chinese (as in the People’s Republic of China Chinese, not the “Nationalist”Taiwanbased Chinese). As for years American Labor has opposed the current state of trade, who were opposed by neo-liberals and neo-conservatives alike of both the Republican and Democratic Parties, on grounds that to “BUY AMERICAN” would run counter to the principles of “free enterprise’ and fly in the face of what they call “free trade”.
American Labor as in meaning those dreaded enemies of true dyed in the wool hardcore “conservative Republicans” [as if there never a Republican class collaborating trade unionist inAmericabefore Sarah Palin's idiot husband]):
Before Rep. as Mitt Romney’s running mate ever thought to address the issue by taking pot shots at the president in the cheap rhetorical banter Republicans candidates are famous for, their many one liners of the past: as in” read my lips”, and “there you go again”, I am not a cook”.
Where American labor protested trade issues that sought to have American products bought in what were its “Buy American Campaigns!” when the trade issues merely concerned the less insidious Japanese manufacturers.
“In February 1972, at the peak of the Sino-Soviet split, Mao [Tse Tung] and Zhou Enlai [of the PRC - Communist China] met Richard Nixon inBeijing. However, theU.S.did not officially recognize the PRC asChina’s sole legitimate government until 1 January 1979.*** (under Jimmy Carter).
In 2000, the U.S. Congress approved “permanent normal trade relations” (PNTR) withChina(under Bill Clinton), allowing Chinese exports in at the same low tariffs as goods from most other countries. [Where] Both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush asserted that free trade would gradually openChinato democratic reform Bush was furthermore an advocate ofChina’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO).
As inextricably since 1946 and the end of World War II, Democrats and Republicans have both made political accommodations in matters of economic and foreign trade not based on preserving American industry, trade and jobs, but in search of the quick buck. Where Mitt Romney and his fellow Republicans may not have been the first to indulge themselves in profiting from what he now denies, but he may become the last as his scandals concerning release of his tax returns show no sign of going away.
Many of the Republican based models of business are neither American based nor small business but businesses based on large corporate models such as Wal-Mart that is dependent upon foreign products, foreign labor and foreign production, while its workforce (Wal-Mart) can not afford to participate in a normal economy. Because the Wal-Mart work force is paid so little they do not get a living wage, and therefore qualify for welfare benefits food stamps and medical benefits etc., as employees of many large corporate employees do not get a living wage, and therefore qualify for welfare benefits food stamps and medical benefits etc. where those corporations create an environment where their products can not be afforded nor purchased. Republican conservative models.
Many of the Republican based models of business (that represent many Democrats) are neither American based nor small business but businesses based on large corporate models, they represent large government financed military production, government and quasi-government financed building construction (Fannie Mae), where the divergence of differences are great.
Where the small business model essentially manages the business to make a living (if that is possible) and the government-corporate finance model where there is the business of the management and presentation of business plans and credentials which is the business. Which is driving at the point that the character most touted by conservative and people claiming to support free enterprise is exactly the type of business models which often rarely exist, if those models aver existed.
As I should know as I am the third generation of a family that descended from the immigrant entrepreneurs that sold everything from push carts, small store fronts, small factories, and apartment work shops which have been pushed marginalized by a society that is based on monopolies, constraint of trade, and the criminal activities of a corrupt deceitful society.
Take New York City for example as it exemplifies diversity that was once epitomized by thousands of immigrant pushcarts vendors whose industries were often taken over by the corrupt powers of that city so as to sell those industries wholesale to large scale investors (eg. the hotdog concessions of Central Park Manhattan N.Y. which were once individually own but which were sold to a monopoly).
Now I would not say that the currency requirements some wish to impose on Chinese imports will no do any good as it may do some good. But where I purchased for $20 a licensed Chinese manufactured chrome plated Schaller Guitar Strap lock (German) from the Ford Music Company of Altoona Pa. (see part 1 Mitt Romney Kills Small Business part1), and later ordered another two strap locks directly from China (People’s Republic of China) for under $6 including postage but could not say how they were manufactured I perceive a grave economic threat in the world today.
Where intricate artisan wood inlay work can be purchased directly fromChinaandVietnam, at a fraction of the cost it is made available in theUSAthe question is not price but where theUSdoes not control its economy which flies directly in the face of the trade policies presented by Republicans, Democrats, and many others.
In what kills the dominantly highly skills trades of small crafts but also many trades that were once highly prized while American youth is wasted in struggling with the bureaucratic requirements of large corporations and government who are in the business of business plans and proposals rather than business and economy.
So the question remains why do Republicans claim to be pro-business when often they only make broad unfounded generalizations that refer to many categories of business. Frankly in my currently un popular views I believe that large businesses must be contained, controlled and regulated by the government state as a competing form of government which undermines the people and the government. That the true views of Thomas Jefferson and Adams Smith did not fully see, and so could not consider fully monopoly capitalist corporations as those did no exists outside of the form of Royal monopolies such a s the East and West Indian Companies whose addition to profits did so much to undermine the rest of society in fostering the slave and opium trade, smuggling, piracy, and war.
If without government and corporate permission people are not allowed to provide for themselves legally, then it can be easily supposed they will they the people will provide for themselves, where Republicans often do not believe in constrain matters of business and financial except in the case where should constraints constrain labor and other assorted groups. Infringe on their Republican power base profiting by selling our economic future down the drain toChinaor any other country which is a source of cheap labor . But then the question is who will have the cash to buy they crap they want to sell, who would want to buy the cheaply shoddy good they import where today’s regulations would prevent the US development of the automobile as it once did, just as Republicans of yesterday as well as today are considered at least rhetorically by some as “ultra-leftists” (The Colbert Report) in what seeps into the national dialogue.
Where excluding political satire there is very little fair and accurate political Discussion in theUnited States.*1
*1Political satire is a significant part of satire that specializes in gaining entertainment from politics; it has also been used with subversive intent where political speech and dissent are forbidden by a regime, as a method of advancing political arguments where such arguments are expressly forbidden. Political satire is usually distinguished from political protest or political dissent, as it does not necessarily carry an agenda nor seek to influence the political process. While occasionally it may, it more commonly aims simply to provide entertainment. By its very nature, it rarely offers a constructive view in itself; when it is used as part of protest or dissent, it tends to simply establish the error of matters rather than provide solutions.”
Good Night Chet, Good Night Barbara it is tome for me to call it a night and for me to turn in and get some sleep as the under paid coolie writer laborer who can barely earn his keep for who the current state of America holds no promise but false promises, and it can be said that both Democrats and Republicans kill small business, but Republicans do it faster in their unfair business practices, in what for once they the GOP is correct and true in stating that government can not compete with corporations in how large corporations screw up the economy in many ways.