Any jobs America has added in recent months are no reason to be optimistic. The truth is the added jobs are overwhelmingly service-sector jobs—not the sort of thing one builds a strong economy with. The true wealth-producing jobs that America used to be famous for elude us still. This is why income inequality is so high, the good jobs have left our shores and we are left to a servant economy with servant jobs.
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It’s time our political leaders opened their eyes and got a better understanding of how student debt has impacted the lives of young adults. A study released by Dr. Katrina Walsemann of the University of South Carolina revealed that the higher the student’s loans, the poorer his or her mental health is. When you combine an average of $30,000 loans per college graduate and no jobs in the U.S. you have a serious problem.
Don’t be fooled by our political leaders who claim that Fast Track, or Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), is needed in order to pass trade deals. TPA is an unconstitutional grant of power to the president which nearly cuts Congress out of trade negotiations entirely, allowing the president to effectively legislate from the executive branch. Trade deals were passed in the past without TPA and with both houses in Congress fully involved.
The United States is at a crossroads where serious consideration must be given to what economic road we will go down. Will our leaders drag us down this business-as-usual route, replete with job losses, outsourcing, and sky-rocketing trade deficits? Or will we finally get a change of pace and begin to explore solutions for economic recovery and trade reform?
Many are starting to believe that our Commander-In-Chief is scheming with paid corporate lobbyists to pass new “free trade” agreements that aren’t so much about trade as it is about setting up a new One World Global Government, with giant corporations in charge. These agreements are known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). The agreement is between the U.S. and 11 other countries including third world countries like Vietnam and Brunei.