On the US’s relationship with job creators
Whenever there is a push for increased regulation on industries in the US, we always seem to hold ourselves back due to the threat that we’re biting the hand that feeds us.
It’s profoundly troubling to me that we have given ourselves this mindset that Americans’ jobs and livelihoods are merely a byproduct of companies thriving.
What happened to the free market? I feel that we can work hard to create regulations requiring companies to provide better working conditions. If we push companies out of the US, let another company that’s willing to handle our high standards step in. If the company that left the US tries cheating the system by employing mostly people outside of the US while trying to cater to US customers, let’s make that more difficult for them.
I want the US to become a place where being able to do business here is a privilege, not being able to earn a meager paycheck is a privilege. China and India have already proven that they’re willing to play in a race to the bottom on wages. That isn’t what the US is about.