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Why does America need to get back to protectionism?

Alexander Hamilton helped found this country on protectionism. It propelled this country to greatness. It all began to fall apart under a corporate scheme hosted by Ronald Reagan. South Korea is a good example of how protectionism works. In 1961 the average pay for one of it's citizens was less than $100 per year. Now they have hoisted themselves to a position of global power through protectionism. We will bring jobs back to America by protecting our people...not corporations!

Asked By: NW Trapper - 3/6/2008
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We don't. However the Democratic politicians think that this will get them votes.
Answered By: m1a1mikegolf - 3/6/2008
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America does not need that. It is likely that you mean the United States, but the US is NOT America in fact it is not even one third of it... More
Answered By: r1b1c* - 3/6/2008
 
Protectionism is not the answer. Free trade is the answer. Take your union BS elsewhere.
Answered By: The Oft-Suspended RP McMurphy - 3/6/2008
 
standard of living as a whole has gone up since Reagan, however it may be worth considering to protect jobs, knowing that price will go up as a consequence. Thing is if a candidate ran on that they wouldn't be elected, to many morons who think that it is possible to have an amazing standard of living with no negatives... More
Answered By: Greg - 3/6/2008
 
Well, we know Obama isn't sincere about protectionism. Do you really think the wife of the guy who set the record for most trade deals signed is a big protectionist either? I'm pretty sure McCain isn't a protectionist so your SOL.
Answered By: michinoku2001 - 3/6/2008
 
If the US wants to commit suicide it should implement full protectionism. Korea has prospered by actively pursuing foreign markets, not by protectionism.
Answered By: Growl - 3/6/2008
 
Are you saying that Ronald Reagan was the first President to preside over a bad economy... More
Answered By: Texas Underdog - 3/6/2008
 
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