I appreciate your commentary. Agree with some points and disagree with others. We have been exporting our manufacturing base and expertese for the past 25 to 30 years. This only weakens our country in the long run.
A brief history lesson. WW II was won because the US could PRODUCE MORE guns, planes, tanks, ships, bombs, ammunition, food, etc than the enemy. It was our manufacturing base that defeated the Axis powers. (and Stalin's willingness to sacrifice people knowing he could win the attrition game)
Exporting manufacturing only serves to weaken our nation.