The percentage of Republicans that would agree with a presidential candidate who favored tougher regulations to limit foreign imports. (From the Oct. 4 Wall Street Journal poll.)
I don’t purport to understand the overall impact of NAFTA, CAFTA or trade agreements with China and other countries. I know globalization has contrasting positives and negatives — currently it’s negative for Big Business.
The point of the figure is to illustrate fiscal conservatives’ call for assistance and controls when business is bad. Yet, when business is good they call for laissez faire approaches. Big business wants Chapter 11 assistance in bankruptcy, but they resist minimum-wage raises.
Big business wants freedom with black numbers and help with red numbers. They want their bills AND coins.