Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Will #Aerotropolis Let Us Outsource Our Children to Overseas Nannies?

The Onion: Many U.S. Parents Outsourcing Child Care Overseas:

Due to rising domestic wages, many American parents are saving money by using unregulated overseas workers.

If proponents of the aerotropolis legislation pending in Jefferson City had argued that Missouri parents could outsource their child rearing responsibilities to a better qualified Chinese "Tiger Mother", legislative victory might actually be assured. However, they have instead argued that the airplanes used to bring cutting edge electronics to St. Louis would return to the People's Republic with beef cattle. The St. Louis to Shenzhen beef trade has always been, well, a red herring. As the Show Me Institute has documented, beef is ineligible for export to China, so those winged cattle-cars will have to steer clear of the Middle Kingdom.


Anonymous said...

I feel sick.

STL_Tea said...

Why would you use an obviously comedy piece to make any kind of point? Your argument may be valid but you might as well reference Saturday Night Live or the Daily Show.