Firstly, we are not only talking about this strike only in Wilmington, but every East Coast and Gulf ports which, depending on the length of the strike, could be another devestating blow to the US economy!
Miles makes it sound like this will mostly effect goods coming from Asia, but what he doesn't say is that we have a growing export business of American made goods to all parts of the world, and these containers will sit at port stranded waiting on the strike to lift and be loaded and shipped. The companies handling the export shipments are left waiting to get paid which can only happen after the goods ship, the foreign customers who have purchased our goods are waiting for their important shipments (reducing the confidence of the market), and the companies that depend on the foregn market in this time of domestic bottom out of sales recently will potentially face closure.
This is important to know, and so real. This strike is Americans hurting Americans. Our own people are holding our goods and our livings hostage for their own gain. In this time of economic struggle, the web of dependency on one another is crucial, and so many are fighting for just enough to pay mortgages, taxes, and put food on the tables for their families. I think this is domestic terrorism in a sense, and our President needs to step in and do the needed to force this strike to never take place.
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