Virginia Foxx Celebrates Company That Sends American Jobs Overseas
This week, U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx stood up on the floor of the House of Representatives and celebrated the 10th anniversary of Hanesbrands becoming a publicly traded corporation. “Today,” Foxx spat into the microphone, “HanesBrands is celebrating its 10th anniversary as an independent publicly traded company, which is the largest basic apparel company in the world!”
What Foxx didn’t say was what happened after Hanesbrands became a publicly traded company: In order to make its new shareholders happy, the clothing company, which includes the Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, Leggs, Just My Size, and Maidenform brands, closed down factories in the United States and outsourced the work to overseas factories, in countries with autocratic governments, with weak labor laws, and dirty environmental records.
Some of Hanes manufacturing now works under the rules of countries like Vietnam, where workers aren’t allowed to form their own labor unions, but are forced to work under the bad deals brokered by official unions approved by the pro-business “Communist Party”. Other Hanesbrands jobs went to China, where yet another pro-business “Communist Party” rules with an iron fist.
When Virginia Foxx celebrates the move by Hanesbrands to become a publicly-traded corporation, she celebrates the replacement of American jobs with jobs overseas in countries that proudly call themselves “Communist” while actually engaging in the worst kind of corrupt capitalism.
Will the voters of North Carolina’s fifth congressional district allow Virginia Foxx to get away with this insult to working Americans, or will they see through Foxx’s charade, and lend their support to the alternative, Josh Brannon?