In response to "China siphons jobs from Ohio" (Dispatch article, July 30, 2008), I have to ask: Is the job siphon really free trade (or trade hampered by thousands of pages of trade policy)? Or is it Ohio tax policy and trade unions?
Seems to me that free trade works best for all. Leo Gerard, president of the steelworkers' union, states otherwise. But his solution is to increase tariffs, raising the price of consumer goods for everyone else.
Hey, Gerard, start producing and quit lobbying and obstructing. The rest of us Ohioans would be much better off.