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5 Reasons the United States Must Get Out of NAFTA Now!


When NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) was passed, many people feared the worst. The results have indeed been disastrous for the U.S. Economy:

  1. The trade deficit with Mexico has exploded
  2. Mexican wages remain nearly as low as they were prior to NAFTA and are still a small fraction of our average wages
  3. Wealth and power has not filtered to the people. Most of Mexico is still controlled by less than 100 corporations in Mexico
  4. Many of our other trading partners have relocated facilities to Mexico to circumvent other trade agreements with the U.S.
  5. American manufacturing has lost 1 million jobs in the past 20 years as U.S. companies have also moved to Mexico for lower wages and lax regulation

Is America Preparing Kids for a Fool’s Paradise?


In the 1950’s, 30% of the American workforce was employed in manufacturing—almost one in three jobs. This country was a manufacturing superpower; we were the world’s richest and most productive country. By 1994, approximately one in eight Americans had jobs in manufacturing. Now only 9% of jobs in the United States are in manufacturing.

The Disintegration of America’s Wealth


In 1950 one out of every three American workers was employed in the manufacturing industry. America was the manufacturing superpower of the world, and our middle class was both booming and enjoying a high standard of living. We were the richest and most productive country in the world.

Our Economic Strength Has Been Attacked and Destroyed


While most politicians go out of their way to avoid the term “trade war,” which harkens back to the days of the Depression and protectionist tariffs, the fact is the United States is currently engaged in just such a battle. Unfortunately, the U.S. is unilaterally disarming itself in the trade war by allowing China and other nations to get away with mercantilist practices with no consequences.

Renewable Energy Manufacturing Could Cause an Economic Boom


The country’s largest solar panel factory is just about to open near Buffalo River in New York. This is causing a major economic boom in the state because of jobs and savings on energy cost across the state. The jobs opening aren’t just jobs at the factory but also companies moving to the state in order to use the cheap clean power.

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