Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Communist China Is a U.S. Jobs Killer

Communist China is a killer of U.S. jobs, not only from U.S. outsourcing but also by taking thousands of construction jobs right here in the U.S.A. China will soon finish rebuilding the great San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridge damaged in the 1989 earthquake. A Chinese company built the construction machinery and the bridge segments in China and is now installing them in California, using 3,000 imported Chinese workers who are paid only $12 a day, working 7 a.m. till 11 p.m., seven days a week.

China has already built seven U.S. schools, and has bought a large chunk of real estate in Toledo, Ohio, and oil and gas fields in Texas. China has contracts to build a 4,000-room casino in Atlantic City, and to refurbish the Alexander Hamilton bridge over the Harlem River. In Idaho, China is using a federal program that grants permanent residency to foreign nationals. Surprise, surprise, the Chinese industries in Idaho will be staffed by imported Chinese workers.

Barack Obama's Jobs Czar, Jeffrey Immelt, is creating hundreds of jobs in China, but not in the United States. When CEO of General Electric, he closed all G.E.'s U.S. Edison light bulb plants and opened a light bulb plant in China. Now, G.E. is moving its 115-year-old X-ray division from Wisconsin to Beijing. G.E. is pursuing a joint venture with China to build the avionics for a new commercial plane that will compete with Boeing. Of course, China will use this technology for military purposes, too.

The new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial should be stamped "Made in China." It was sculpted in China by a Chinese sculptor out of Chinese granite and even assembled in the U.S. by imported Chinese workers.

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