It’s a huge problem. I often say to people in Iowa, “If you go down and buy your products made in China in Wal-Mart, then you’re going to have a tough time complaining about all the jobs that are leaving.” What’s happened to us is, we’re whipsawed between our desire for the best price and our desire for a strong community. And sometimes a strong community means paying a little more.
Veterans like to say, “Freedom isn’t free.” Well, community’s not free, either. I often say to people, “I’m here to ask for your vote. But I don’t want your vote alone – I want you. You’ve got to participate. And if you don’t participate, we’re going to lose what we’ve got in this country – which is a democracy that’s a community.”

– Howard Dean from a rollingstone interview

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