Economic Conscience

I am trying to develop a word, that should be part of our great countries vocabulary for years to come.  The word or phrase to be exact is economic conscience.  The definition or mine (is how does your decision to support or purchase from a vendor or retailer affect other American’s who make a median income in your neck of the woods).  Some easy examples when you buy a product from Walmart you are supporting The Saudis and Venezuela a person on minimum wage with no health care.  IF you buy from a local insurance agent, printer, farmer’s market you help someone that is in the middle or median tax bracket.  This should be a bigger deal, now that we live in a global economy.  The era of working at a 9-5 job without concern about productivty or relative productivity is long gone.  Relative productivity is how your performance compares to a global environment and how easy it is outsource to a third world economy without the usual political four year manuevers.  Has any one mentioned that the reason why middle or working class America is doing worse, is because we keep buying foreign products (oil and crap from China)?  Did your government force to buy at Walmart, did they force us to buy escalades and SUVS?  So why should they help us now?  I like to use the Grasshopper and the Ant fable.  We have a thing called a trade deficit.  We consume more than we produce.  Thank would make us the Grasshopper who plays all summer while the ants work hard.  Unfortunately, for a democrat the right thing to do is to tax the poor fricking ant because the grasshopper did not know better.  In the real story the grasshopper either dies or repents and humbles himself to the ants and works very hard the next summer, learning a very painful lesson.  When we buy locally, from a local bank, a local farmer, a local manufacturer the money grows and grows in a community.  When we buy from another nation (with very unfavorable trading laws the other way) we support the growth and development of places like Shanhai, Dubai, Mexico City and Dubai.

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