Our economy continues to struggle to regain the strength we lost from the economic recession which started in 2008. In Detroit Michigan, a city that was once the wealthiest city in America and the fourth largest in the country, has slowly been decimated to the point that we hardly recognize it.
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It’s no surprise to most Americans that the economy is struggling. Unless you are part of the corporate elite, things are not going well. Time and again we have been told by our leaders that they are working to help the middle class. But in reality our nation’s leaders are serving the one percent.
“Free trade” means unrestricted, uncontrolled access to our economy, tariff- and duty-free, for goods made for $4-per-hour or less. The U.S. cannot compete with these wages so we are forced to choose between going bankrupt, outsourcing nearly all of our manufacturing or simply selling out.
Our economy continues to struggle due to decades of failed policies from Washington. The newest jobs report emphasizes this and shows us it’s time for a real jobs plan that focuses on trade.