Crisis Fuels Backlash on Trade http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123331716317333093.html I am STILL trying to figure out why it is such a bad thing if we are protectionist. Aside from raw materials, what exactly does this country need from others? We have such a massive trade deficit, how about if we slap on huge tariffs, cut the trade agreement umbilical cords. We have the know-how to build everything ourselves. Build 1000s of factories (especially automated factories). Build TVs again in the US and everything else. Use the stimulus to claw back our manufacturing and other services to fill OUR domestic needs. We will have full employment. Sorry China. Sorry India. Sorry everyone else. Countries that want to sell TO the USA, must purchase at least 80% of the sales value FROM us in goods and services. Somehow, everyone whines when the USA tries to protect something, when they themselves do it. I don't WANT to be China's economic / jobs program. I don't CARE if Mexico is unhappy with our border fence to keep out illegal immigrants.