A lot of Americans have complained because they think that having another country run our ports in New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Orleans and Miami could be a security risk.Andy, I bet we could find quite a few unemployed Americans willing to do the job too.
Well, security isn't what bothers me. What I don't understand is why the hell can't we run our ports ourselves? Is it too hard for us? Aren't we smart enough? Sometimes it seems as if we aren't doing any real work ourselves in this Country.
Most of our clothes are made in China. More and more of the cars we drive are built overseas. About all we make in the United States these days is money.
The credit card companies are using people in India to do their customer service business. If you call them with a problem, you get someone who speaks English, sort of, but she's sitting in New Delhi.
Too much of our work is being what they call "outsourced." "Outsourcing" means having it made in another country. What's the matter with doing it in our own country?
Have we lost our ability to do anything for ourselves?
Why don't they outsource The White House, or outsource Congress. Get some really smart people from other countries to run our country for us. A congressman gets $162,000 a year and all he can eat. I'll bet we could get some natives of Dubai to do the same work twice as well for half the price.
Monday, March 06, 2006
Andy Rooney's Take On Dubai World Ports
What does Andy Rooney think about the plan to outsource six of our biggest seaports to Dubai World Ports? He thinks the idea is nuts and we should consider outsourcing the White House and Congress instead. Sounds like a plan to me.