I just read about the General Electric light bulb factory closing in Winchester, Va., and workers getting paid an average of $30 an hour (Sept. 10).
It is strange how workers think factories can pay those kinds of wages and stay in business here. I just hauled some car part molds to Mexico. Hopefully, that will help their unemployment situation.
I make around $25 an hour on my job driving a truck. There are people working in government who may send, maybe someday, a million of these jobs to Mexico. People working for our government are doing this.
Not one politician is fighting against these jobs going to Mexicans or any jobs in this country going there. Vote for who, you say? We must have someone to vote for who will first tell Mexico to lift the tariffs — or else. Then, they have to make it clear that American workers will work for a normal wage and that no more jobs are leaving this country.
Our best bet would be to stop hoping for something that is not coming, and save every penny we can because it will be a lot worse when the time comes to repay our huge debt with no way to pay it.
I bet politicians are thinking jobs will come back. Tax dollars will once again flow in and all will be just fine.
I will vote for the one who is oblivious to the facts and who puts together the best fairy tale.
Robert Hemingway, North Anson