As President Obama continues his crusade to gather support for his pet project, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), one thing is becoming increasingly clear as more and more is revealed about the highly secretive, damaging “free trade” agreement — the TPP will threaten the existence of the “Buy American” movement.
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“Free trade” agreements may not be intended to cause class warfare, but they have had the effect of further enriching the wealthiest in our country while driving many previously middle class citizens into subsistence-level service jobs. These agreements weren’t put into place by an outcry from a public begging for more trade, and they certainly haven’t been maintained because of it.
China is using our ailing economic condition to their benefit. While jobs here in the United States continue to be lost and our trade deficits and national debt continue to rise, China is booming.
While our leaders continue to gamble away our jobs via harmful “free trade” agreements that benefit the elite 1 percent, the American public is seemingly content to do nothing to stop the slaughter of our economy.