Re: “Plan to toss shipping act?” (TNT, 6-29).
Sen. John McCain wants to let foreign ships carry goods between U.S. ports.
Trickle-down economics means American workers lose jobs. The American shipbuilders and shipping crews make American salaries and profits that they spend in the United States.
McCain cites a reduced cost for agricultural products shipped to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. I am sure there are foreign shippers that pay a pittance to their crews and have poor safety regulations that could reduce the cost to the agribusinesses.
The foreign shippers will spend their money in their country, and America …