I want to commend you for printing the letter from Mike Pelayo, “Globalization creates consequences for U.S.” (June 18, Page 6).
You are one of the first to even allow in print what is really going on in this country.
I have said for a number of years that our politicians have sold the working people out and want to make this country a Third World country with a few very rich who can control us more than they do now with half-truths, little slogans and tricks.
Do NAFTA and free trade create jobs? Yes, they do, but the jobs they create are service jobs, while the good-paying jobs leave this country with a large flushing sound. The politicians will say we don't have enough money to pay for everything we want. So we must raise taxes, and we must tighten our belts, as some states are already saying because their tax base has gone down with every flush.
My biggest question to these companies is, you get the products made with cheap labor, but the price of your product hasn't gone down to reflect this, and, as all the good jobs leave, who is going to purchase all these high-priced automobiles, appliances, etc.? The people where the jobs are going, who make $5 a day?
I also understand the companies leaving this country have been regulated, taxed and paperworked to death.
What is the answer, now that we've been tricked by our slick-talking politicians for a number of years? Boycott products that are not made in the U.S.A.?
I don't know for sure, but I do realize the creation of good-paying jobs is gone. Our politicians who have lined their pockets with the large tax base they get to waste each year are drying up also.