Monday, August 23, 2010

Economic Recovery?

Stacks of empty shipping containers tower above apartment buildings all over the country...why? They are perfectly good intermodal steel boxes, designed to transport manufactured goods around the world. They come into our ports loaded with everything imaginable, and shelves at Wal-Mart, Sears, Best Buy, Home Depot and the like are practically bursting with their contents. So why do they sit abandoned outside American ports? Because we have nothing to fill them with for a return voyage across the oceans! It is cheaper for the countries that STILL manufacture products for export to just make another one than to pay the cost for return of an empty.

We don't make anything anymore, except excuses, and those can be carried over the airwaves and internet by broadcasters and need for shipping containers, although the bullshit coming out of Washington DC could easily fill them all.

It's not President Bush's "failed economic policies" that have caused our tanking is the fault of liberal politicians, both Democrat and Replublican, kowtowing to union interests that have priced American labor out of the manufacturing game.

Steel mills in America, like this one in Steel City USA, that could be making these shipping containers sit abandoned because we don't make steel anymore. The people who used to run these machines either retired with pensions or became greeters at your local Wal-Mart, selling the products than come in from abroad in those shipping containers that were also manufactured abroad.

But leave it to American ingenuity to come up with a about a containerized, fully functioning plug-and-play data center like the one here? As long as we can keep Congress and the unions out of the Information Technology business, I can foresee an exploding market for this niche in the IT industry! Of course, the computers, server racks, cables and the other equipment within the container is still manufactured overseas, but at least we can use the containers that they built to our benefit.

Another great! Rather than waste billions upon billions of taxpayer dollars constructing and maintaining high-rise apartment buildings that become drug-infested projects, why not resort to a cheaper and more abundant source? Let's build container cities for the poor and homeless, and kill two birds with one stone! The obvious green effect of recycling these containers as well as providing for those who can't provide for themselves should have Liberals practically orgasmic! Instead of taking from the wealthy, let's take from the countries that are kicking our economic butts!

So, America....when Congress starts debating economic reform by padding union pension accounts, take into consideration the motto of the Chief-Of-Staff for the Obama administration...never let a crisis go to waste...especially the ones that we have created!

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