By MarEx 2015-10-06 14:08:29
AKA Taiwanese Animators released an anti-Jones Act video on YouTube, which uses the El Faro sinking in a disgusting display by Chinese interest to attack U.S. cabotage.
The video portrays Jones Act vessels as “old geezers” that are owned by U.S. special interests gouging Americans by mandated labor and ships that move domestic cargoes. The video also attacked the Jones Act by using analogies like a pizza delivery service using American gas guzzling cars or families put in danger because they are forced to fly in 40-year old planes.
This callously rude Chinese video uses this tragic U.S. maritime accident, which is still unfolding, to attack U.S. cabotage. It is a disgusting video whose commentary is meant to lift the ban on the Jones Acts, but is filled with stupid examples and commentary about American greed at any cost.
The video should be sent to your local, state and national representatives along with your vocal support for the U.S. Merchant Marine and Jones Act, which creates jobs and strengthens the economy. In January, Senator John McCain, a long-time proponent of lifting U.S. cabotage for the benefit of large multi-national corporations that would like to reduce costs at the expense of U.S. jobs.
This post was sourced from Maritime Executive: View original article here.