“Third World” is a label used to describe countries that are considered to be underdeveloped in terms of their economy or level of industrialization, standard of living, health, education or other criteria for “advancement”.
Some people believe that America is on a path to “Third World” status. China and India are developing rapidly by producing the very goods and services that we once produced in this country. America in 2009 is an economy that is 2/3 service oriented. We do not manufacture here any more people! Where is the steel industry that we once had? How about the garment industry? Just look at the labels on the clothing that you buy. How are the “BIG 3” American car companies doing? Where do their car sales rank compared to the Japanese and European carmakers. Industry after industry is moving off shore primarily to get cheap labor. A country that does not have a “strong” manufacturing base will not be great. History attests to this irrefutable fact.
We need to tell the politicians that we elect, at the local, state and federal level to bring jobs and manufacturing back to America. It is time that we Americans take care of ourselves first, and not worry about globalization. Globalization is building other countries up at our expense. It is time that this selling out of America STOP!