The Fuel That Drives Protectionists

Micron CEO says he doesn’t have to hire or invest in the U.S. ever again

Is Micron Technology done expanding in Idaho? Depending how you read a recent comment made by Micron’s chairman, president and CEO Steve Appleton in the current edition of Business Week magazine, the answer may be yes.“I don’t have to hire one more person in the U.S. I don’t have to invest one more dollar here — and we’ll be just fine,” Appleton said in the April 23 edition of the business magazine.

Appleton was featured in a story about how more U.S. companies are expanding overseas and no longer spending money on domestic operations.

CEO’s like this give a bad name to free-market principles by blatantly throwing the consumer base and workforce that got them to where they are under the bus.  He’s no better than a liberal that goes to France to badmouth America


One Response to The Fuel That Drives Protectionists

  1. Brent says:

    I agree with the sentiment that he is throwing the consumer base and workforce under the bus. However, that is the problem with the free trade that many Republicans hold so dear. Businesses have shown us throughout history that they will move wherever they can to decrease the cost of doing business. Since the U.S. has some many laws and protections the cost of doing business here in the U.S. is the highest in the world.

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