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Peninsula readers' letters: Dec. 31

Peninsula readers' letters: Dec. 31

From Daily News Group readers
Posted: 12/31/2010 01:18:45 AM PST
Updated: 12/31/2010 01:18:46 AM PST


Dear Editor: A new study by the Economic Policy Institute has found that U.S.-based companies created more jobs overseas this year than they did inside the United States. Overseas, 1.4 million jobs were created, versus less than 1 million in the United States. At DuPont, the number of U.S. employees has shrunk by 9 percent since 2005, while its work force grew by 54 percent in Asia-Pacific countries. At Caterpillar, more than half of the 15,000 people hired this year were outside the United States.

Not only is the United States robbing the poor countries that can no longer sell their goods to us, but it also is robbing its own public who can no longer buy cheap foreign products. The U.S. refuses to help poor countries by buying their cheap products, insisting on protecting its own rich wages and industries. It's just plain greed and selfishness. If governments were to worry more about feeding their people or feeding the other poor and needy of the world instead of arming themselves or fighting their neighbors, then there wouldn't be nearly so many undernourished people.

Ted Rudow III,MA

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