Yesterday, the House of Representatives showed its true colors. While U.S. Representatives have been promising up and down that they would do what it takes to aid job creation here in the United States, yesterday, members of Congress introduced a long list of bills with no purpose other than to help manufacturers keep jobs outside to the USA.
The justification for these bills: Pretty colors. The bills were all for dyes that are manufactured in countries with records of abusive factory conditions. These dyes could be made here in the United States, but the corporations that asked members of Congress to introduce yesterday’s legislation want to get dyes made on the cheap, without creating American jobs.
Yesterday’s legislation would allow the importation of dyes like Reactive Red 264, Vat Black 25, and Yellow 175, without any import fees. These bills increase the budget deficit while sacrificing American jobs.