I believe that you are not making a personal attack. After all, we don't know each other.
No, I do not expect a job cos I was born somewhere. I educated to do my job, at considerable personal expense. Therefore I went out and got my job, and didn't expect one to be awarded to me.
I didn't win my job, I earnt it. At any time I could have been "shown the door" so I had to maintain a level of performance.
I was pointing out in my post that we here are spending too much, borrowing too much, which opens us up to the temptation to buy Cheap Chinese/Indian/wherever goods.
Housing in the UK is silly prices, council tax is stupidly high, ie, the costs of living are what drive a mans wage demand. Our costs for living in the UK are so high now, that we can't work for $2 an hour. But Mr China can.
Our national minimum wage, has become our national maximum wage. Think about it.
If someone is in the situation where they owe so much for their house, car, etc, that they can only afford to shop in the 99p store, or buy the DX bastid light, then something is amiss.
There was a post on here I spotted earlier today, some twit asking "where have all the 100% mortgages gone ?"
We in the UK have got it really wrong.
The city in which I live had a large shoe manufacturing base, amongst other industries that were here.
Its all gone now. UK people want to put £30 pairs of shoes on their feet and the people who live in my city attempt to buy houses for £180 K.
You can't pay a £150K mortgage making £30 pairs of shoes in a factory.
Tell someone that the real cost of a shoe is £150. They'll tell you that you're crazy. Well, a UK pair of shoes maybe £150, because the fella making them needs to earn so much to provide food and shelter, a Chinese pair £30 for the same reason, but if one can't afford to buy the £150 pair, then another UK job goes onto the fire. But why is that pair of UK shoes £150 ?.
How long can we sustain losing jobs to China/India ?, anyone care to answer that ?. I'd really like to know. What do people like me do now ?.
The West, whoring itself to those who produce and sell for cheap, is its own worst enemy. We are so indebted for our needs that we can only afford cheap imports. WRONG, wrong, wrong !.
I've seen posts on here, people claiming that they bought the cheap HK import cos it was all they could afford.
Question: How did you get into that situation then ?.
However, the pedulum would appear to have swung too far. Many everyday consumer items are only made in china now and you couldn't buy a European or UK produced alternative if you had the money to do so....
The Chinese have been manipulating their currency and have refused to re-value it.....I wonder why ?.
Perhaps you should work for the same money as your opposite number in china.....wouldn't need tariffs then. Perhaps the cost of living in the UK should be brought down to the same level as it is in China/India cos then items produced in the UK, would cost the same as Chinese items, cos the labour costs, etc, would be the same. No ?.
Anyone up for having the price they paid for their over-priced house, being slashed by 70% ?, no ?,.....didn't think so. See, we've painted ourselves into a corner. People buying overpriced housing with huge mortgages, leaving only pennies to live on. Que "MADE in CHINA".
Its all wrong, most know it, even if they wish to shut their eyes to it.
what else is there to say ?.
My original post was driven by those who always deride the news that something that use to be made here, is now going to be made in China.
As if it doesn't matter.
One day they are going to wake up to news that we have 50% unemployment, and all the time it was happening, they were cossy, in their job, wearing their economic blinkers, people who "don't do economics, or politics", purchasing without regard and posting on here that jobs losses in the UK, in the name of Chinese export, doesn't matter.
I think it does.