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Incorrect about economy sizes and conclusions

Reader comment on item: Middle East Migrants: Stay in Your Culture Zone
in response to reader comment: Taking these thoughts a step further

Submitted by Keith (United States), Oct 11, 2021 at 11:32

You are incorrect. GDP in millions:
USA GDP: 22,675,271
China: 16,642,318
The US economy is 32% larger than China's, and would be larger if we brought manufacturing back through tariffs. In the space of four years we could ruin China if went went to economic war with them as they have already with us.

Meanwhile, mass immigration causes rents to rise and wages to decline. Additionally, why would we want more immigrants when the undocumented people already here struggle to make ends meet? Continued immigration simply buries them, ensuring they live as a permanent underclass, as will those that follow them as long as this goes on.

Who benefits? Corporations that are more profitable due to lower wages. They pay off politicians on both sides of the aisle to continue this. That politicians don't care about this and other things is what drives the rise in populism. Trump was loathed by the corporate sector and politicians on both sides of the aisle (with a few Republican exceptions) because he was a threat to their monetary interests.


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