In response to Russ Feingold's jobs ad Ron Johnson has his own that blames Feingold for shipping jobs to China. It is a great ad if only true. Mr. Johnson heavily quotes from an article that Politico (trying to appeal to the libs?) ran but fails to tell the whole story. Which happens to be his criticism of Feingold. Politico did discuss that money from the stimulus went to create jobs in China but if you read further they explain that those people will be building windmill parts which will further energy independence if not independence from China. But, the question is, why China? The answer is amazingly simple, we don't manufacture those parts or much else in this country anymore. In the global race for the bottom (thanks most favored nation status) China beat us there. Manufacturing has relocated or contracted to China because of low wages. Part of the stimulus plan was to build alternative energy infrastructure. Unfortunately, China has the world's largest solar panel facility and one of the largest wind turbine facilities. The reality is that until we start manufacturing stuff we are going to continue to purchase our means of production from foreign countries. The cranes that work on erecting those windmills will most likely Korean or Japanese. The businessmen could buy American but they don't due to price.
Maybe, Mr. Johnson would like to enlighten us as to how he is going to bring a manufacturing base back to the country. His website has scant information on any of his plans. On job grow his solution is lower taxes. We have had the tax cuts for 6 years, I think that this is enough time to tell if they have work. Every quarter since they began has shown less job growth and a lower GDP. Hard to believe, but yes we have joined the race to the bottom. How is raising taxes going to affect this negative growth? Well, it can't get worse.