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Who’s complaining about jobs going overseas? Mostly it’s middle class working people. They’re easy to find. Just watch the checkout lines at Walmart. They’ll be there with a cart full of things that were made in China.

Follow them out to the parking lot and watch them unload their Chinese stuff into their Japanese cars so they can hurry home and watch their Samsung widescreen TV’s.

They’ll tell you that our unions need to be stronger. And more government regulations are necessary to prevent private companies from taking their jobs overseas where they can make the same things for half the cost.

But what the heck, they’re Americans. They eat American potatoes.

“I only eat potatoes from Idaho,” they’ll tell ya. Unless, of course, they can find some cheaper ones from Argentina.

Joseph R (Bob) Murray