In every electioneering period, political leaders from political regions come up with strategies aimed at creating awareness to the public on how committed they are in national development. As America prepares for yet another political battle between democrats and Republicans, every political leader is on has his own laid down policies, coined for each region, where the leader expects to solicit votes.
It is reported that, in 2001, the car spare suppliers in Ohio, Michigan, South Carolina, Ohio, and Kentucky appeared on the top ten list of performing firms globally. Most of these firms restructured and retrenched 30% of their employees between 2007 and 2009, a move which the Democrat, Obama, an aspiring president was not for it. This followed the evaluated performance, which these firms were exporting close to $60billion by 2010 (The Economist 1). Logically, this means that the central authority in America had to come up with strategies to mitigate the problem, and secure some of her sources of revenue. Supportively, America, among other strategies, employed a monetary policy aimed at earning her foreign exchange. As this economic battle takes place, Romney takes the matter from a different perspective. For this reason, he condemned him, Obama, for being petty. Undeniably, this should not be considered petty; it is a matter of national concern. In order to sabotage America’s Economy, he, Romney had invested much in china than his own region, which he expects to be the coming president. Although Romney considered it petty, President Obama had the last laugh when the WTO sanctioned china’s export strategies. Accordingly, it portrays how elusive he, the Republican, may be in case he assumes power, as he alleges. This whole issue still rests in a balance although President Obama, who expects to defend his political title, was opportunistic to the people of Ohio state convincing them how well the economic battle may be exchange with the ballot paper.
It is not known whether the residents of Ohio and other neighboring state will be loyal after tasting the leadership of President Obama, who seeks to salvage some of their closed down firm, will cast their votes for the democrat member. Reportedly, gunned down few votes’ last election from the same place, as the articles states, but he is still determined that he will make a difference; to him there is always a next time. Although “politics is a dirty game” as many analysts says, they, people of Ohio, and the neighboring places, had to at least, reciprocate by casting their votes to a person they think could defend some of their interests. On the other hand, may be residents expected to be rescued long before their firm collapsed. A rational voter cannot cast is votes to an aspirant coming, at the last time, to solicit votes. They may be attributed to one of the reasons why President Obama, did not, and is not expected to secure many votes from region heavily hit by the economic problem.
According to report by Rasmussen, Mitt Romney remained on the top in Missouri in July this year; he gunned 50% against his democratic opponent, Obama, who had 44%. However, the Republican, Senate candidate, Todd Akin, seems to have diverted the attention of the Missouri residents recently, when controversial reports made by Akin elevated their opponent, Obama (Bedard 1). Currently, Democrat’s flag bearer, McCaskill in the region is up by 10%. Nevertheless, Silver notes that the electorates, after the “rape incidence,” are not willing to either vote the Democrats, Ms. McCaskill or Akins, Republican flag bearer (Silver 1). The controversial idea about the whole Missouri issue is that, politician take advantage of their positions to come up with policies, like Akins rape reports, to influence the public in a way. However, the opposing end capitalizes on the move taken, to make a step ahead. This is exactly what happened when Obama legalized the marriage of same sex; it was to solicit votes from supporters of the ideology. The information given by Silver, about the intention of the Missourians, to avoid democrats or Republicans came the polls day, it not logical. In case this was to happen, then report confirming that Democrats have taken the lead will not have existed.
In another incidence, china complains of her export, among them steel, chemicals, tires, and papers to America were taxed heavily, as a way to make the export expensive for local consumers in America to purchase. On the other hand, America firm were heavily exporting auto parts to china without any restriction (The Economist 1). In 2010, exports worth $1.3billion earned America foreign exchange. The trade war between America and china leaves some unexplained gaps. Normally, discriminations made against Chinese exports to America are not justified. America government, specifically President Obama, should consider this scenario. This explains why china also lodged a complaint to the WTO over this situation.
All policies and strategies imposed on America by the Chinese are only effective in the short-run because, in the long-run, the sponsoring government may run short of funds to finance the subsidies. Similarly, the move by American government to lower her currency relative to those in the foreign market may cause inflationary effects to the economy; local investors in America may require many US dollars to purchase inputs. This will make the price of commodities expensive.
The author seems to have picked information just to make his literature lucrative. For this reason, the process through which he presents his arguments is not justified. It may be true that America had a through way to export most of her exports to china. However, it imposed high tariffs on Chinese imports. Notably, some especially non-Canadian, American residents that although the move aimed at saving jobs, much of the funds recovered went to tire manufacturing firms in Canada, owned by foreigners. This does not add value to the economy in any way because foreigners reaped all benefits compared to locals.
In addition, China cannot, from the nowhere, come up with such policies; there should be a reason, may be economic. It is true that Chinese auto parts have no consumers in America while American products have a ready market in China due to its high population. The author does not give the reader enough information including statistics regarding this controversy. Moreover, the author is tailoring his work to make it clear that America is hurting its foreign relations with China. Notably, this year, America has also filed two suits with the WTO, related to China on how India and Argentina had also been sabotaging America’s economy, yet their relationship remains strong. It is worth noting that it is the only procedure to address matters related to international trade, exchange rates, and other related variables, which may compromise a country’s economy.
Bedard, Paul. "Akin scandal hands Missouri to Obama | WashingtonExaminer.com." Breaking Washington DC News, US Politics News and Analysis | Washington Examiner. Version 1. The examiner, 24 Aug. 2012. Web. 1 Oct. 2012.
The Economist." Trade and the Campaign: Chasing the anti-China vote. The Economist, 22 Sept. 2012. Web. 1 Oct. 2012.
Silver, Nate. "Republican Voters Could Sit Out Missouri Senate Race." New York Times 23 Aug. 2012, Online ed., sec. 1: 1-2. Print.