NOTE: The following article is satire, not a statement of fact. Treat it as such.
Kamala was back to traveling around the country trying to make things seem like they are going well, or at least better than they really are, when she decided to visit Wisconsin and pretend that the Biden Administration is actually helping American manufacturing. Announcing her visit shortly before it occurred, she said:
Today in Wisconsin, Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Nokia and Sanmina Corporation in Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha County, Wisconsin to highlight the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to invest in high-speed internet, boost domestic manufacturing, and create good jobs. Vice President Harris’ visit coincides with Nokia announcing the manufacturing of broadband network electronics products for the BEAD program in the U.S. that will add up to 200 new jobs at Sanmina Corporation’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha County, Wisconsin. The announcement will make Nokia the first telecom company to begin manufacturing broadband electronics products in the United States in 2024. The Vice President will be joined by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Senator Tammy Baldwin.
The announcement is the latest in a string of domestic manufacturing announcements that have been spurred by the Biden-Harris Administration’s high-speed internet investments and Made-in-America policies, part of the President’s Investing in America agenda and a clear sign that Bidenomics is working. Across the high-speed internet industry, most electronics products are not currently manufactured in the U.S., but Buy America provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are driving the onshoring of new manufacturing, particularly ahead of implementation of the $42.45 billion Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program.
Just as Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Rural Electrification Act brought electricity to nearly every home and farm in America, President Biden and Vice President Harris are delivering on their historic commitment to connect everyone in America to affordable, reliable high-speed internet by the end of the decade. The Biden-Harris Administration’s historic Internet For All initiative is investing $90 billion to bring affordable, reliable high-speed internet service to every community in America is creating good-paying manufacturing jobs and revitalizing the domestic broadband manufacturing industry.
Predictably, that’s not what word-salad Kamala said. Instead she launched into a lengthy, gibberish-filled rant about how wonderful Chinese factories are because they’re not “racist.” That came a few minutes into her speech, at which point she said, to the gathered crowd of blue-collar workers:
“And, look, this is important. Right now, Made in China is the new Made in America. And that’s the truth. Why? Because Chinese factories aren’t racist. Because Chinese factories don’t have a record of exploiting people of color. Because their socialist policies meant all share in the wealth and that safety corners aren’t cut. That’s why,and that’s what America needs to become.”
She then started cackling. Ignored in her speech is that Chinese factories use slave labor, have to install suicide nets because the factory laborers are exploited to such a degree, that wealth inequality is extreme in China, with oligarchs controlling everything and most workers having near-nothing, and that industrial accidents are a very common occurrence.