The 2016 elections are around the corner. Candidates are lining up for their shot at the White House and for Congress. Now is the time to inform ourselves of who these candidates are and what they stand for. We need to find out if their best interest is really in bettering America, or if they are in it to make a couple multinationals happy. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), for example, is not fit to run this country nor lead Ohio. Just by looking at his voting record we can see that Portman’s best interest isn’t the American public. Here are eight red flags on Portman’s voting record.
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Year after year and month after month we hear of imported food scandals proving to be fatal to Americans. Dried apples preserved with a cancer-causing chemical. Frozen catfish laden with banned antibiotics. Scallops and sardines coated with putrefying bacteria. Mushrooms laced with illegal pesticides. These are just a few problems out of millions with food imports coming into the United States borders. This doesn’t include the thousands of shipments of tainted Chinese dietary supplements, toxic cosmetics, and fake medicines. Enough is enough!
Have you been to the grocery store recently and bought fruits and vegetables that tasted bitter or maybe didn’t taste like anything at all? It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the “fresh” fruits and veggies we are buying taste different since we are not buying them during a harvesting season. However, what makes these so called “healthy” foods not healthy is the fact that they are being harvested in foreign countries while still green, put on a ship to ripen, and then dumped on our grocery store shelves. These fruits and veggies are picked so prematurely that even after their long journey across the sea, they still are not ready for consumption! Pair that with the fact that the Food and Drug Administration is underfunded and does not have the resources to inspect all of the food coming in, and we have a recipe for disaster.
The U.S.’s trade deficit with China is at an all-time high. In 1985, it was a modest $6 million; jump forward 20 years, and now it’s an enormous $342.6 billion. What occurred within these last 20 years that caused such a huge spike in our trade deficit?
For a long time now, observers have been predicting that China will be the dominant super power of the latter half of this century. At the rate they are growing, they look poised to turn this prediction into a reality very soon. As they stake their claim to the throne, and unseat the United States, it is maddening to reflect on how we have done so much to make them more powerful at our expense.