And what exactly would happen to the people from whom we take those low paying jobs ?
Those people are glad to get their $1 an hour.
And are you willing to sacrifice our standard of living via low cost goods for the purpose of keeping unskilled labor positions here in the States?
pictures the world with the oppressed workers doing everything for the pampered Elite.
The truth is somewhere in the middle. The market determines what things cost. If the market is artificially propped up(like hemming a river with levies), it will eventually fail and fall catastrophically. The river will run its course!
It is a nice idea that the government is supposed to keep everybody in soup&nuts but it just ain't so.
The playing field isn't level, foreign workers sometimes have horrible conditions. It will cycle though.
Right now the next wave of workers with disposable income is coming from China - the home of slave labor. Seems that we have traded so much with China that they are having to pay people more money to get the job done. It is predicted that in the next five years China will be the newest boom economy - they will be buying stereos, DVD Players, new cars and more. before long another country (like maybe Ghana) will provide cheaper labor than China and so on.
It is just the way it is. It is better to be at peace with the way it is and find your way within that way, than to try and change the way.
This is the fundamental difference between fiscal conservatives and liberals. The conservative studies what has worked in the past and impliments plans to capitalize on the way the world works while the liberal sees what they would like the world to be and then struggles to change the world.
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.