Crack down on China, if and when they cheat

from President Barack Obama (Ft. Jim Lehrer & Mitt Romney) – First Presidential Debate of 2012 on Rap Genius

Meaning

This is the most unrealistic thing Romney says. China is a massive powerhouse, the manufacturing heart of the world. It has an army of 2.3 million people. But whatever, Mitt go for it.

The ‘when they cheat’ is a reference to the employment practices of Chinese employers. In China they have sweatshops. American industry cannot compete with these.

However it is unlikely this posturing will change much in terms of rights for Chinese workers. Not when their biggest users include Apple or Microsoft

If you want to help erase sweatshops, and this culture of exploring people (mainly children and women) look at websites such as http://www.greenamerica.org/programs/sweatshops/.

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