Letter: Let's ignore 'Shark Tank' mentalityI was watching the “Shark Tank” TV show recently, where wealthy investors may or may not help a new inventor of a product grow production and sales and get to own a percent of the company.
By: Marvin Kroontje, Magnolia, Worthington Daily Globe
I was watching the “Shark Tank” TV show recently, where wealthy investors may or may not help a new inventor of a product grow production and sales and get to own a percent of the company.
This young man came on and had a good product — a quick set-up-and-take-down ladder and lumber rack for a pickup. The young fellow insisted his product be made in the USA and create jobs for the many unemployed in his area. The investors gave the fellow all this gobbledygook about global markets, and that they wouldn’t invest in his product unless he had it made cheaper in an Asian country, The young fellow said there was no way he’d send the jobs to Asia, and he left. May God bless him and make him successful right here in the good old USA.
The next morning, on the news, I heard about the high suicide rate at the Apple assembly plants in China. As sales go up, hours get longer. Eight-hour days are unheard of, and 15-hour or longer days are the norm. One worker died after working 36 hours straight just so some American could get the latest electronic gadget.
It’s high time American consumers boycott imports and those who force jobs out of the USA. We need to send a message to Walmart and “Shark Tank” investors. We are going to let your stuff grow mold on the shelves and give support to those who have their “Made in America” sales. The investors and the Republican candidates may be unpatriotic, but we don’t have to support them.
Warren Buffet was horrified by the debt ceiling debacle this summer and shocked that Republicans were willing to play a game of political chicken with the good will and faith put in the world reserve currency, and shake the confidence of the world markets. I have yet to see how the GOP candidates are going to pay off the national debt by cutting their own 15 percent taxes to zero. If the George W. Bush cuts created jobs, we’d be importing workers to fill the jobs. Some people never learn from their mistakes.