Originally Posted by russianrocket
The voice of the people decides that. We choose where we want to work. The government forces you to raise your pay, and they will just raise the cost of goods. One way or another people will pay, when government forces companies to do something. It's not their jobs to do that! If people really cared that much, then they wouldn't buy from companies like that. Yet, as we see, people are more then willing to buy apple products, build on the backs of young Chinese kids.
The only thing governments should do to intervene, is in drastic situations like monopolies and various other scenarios. I've said it before, that government does have a purpose. It's just over reaching it. And now, everyone has moved over seas. Yay for government!
The interesting point to make is that it is when the government is MORE involved that the country is more sucessful. When tarrifs were higher and regulations were stricter this country had manufacturing and was at the peak of its boom. It wasn't until Ronald Regean started this "free market" idea that the United States started to take a turn for the worse.
The idea that taking away regulation or cutting taxes will spread the wealth is simply absurd, and has been shown to fail countless of times.