Our nation’s leaders are trying to sell out America. Of course they won’t tell you that, but in all reality that is what they are doing. Who are they selling it to? Multinational corporations and the one percent. Is it really any surprise though? They have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in donations to ensure these individuals gain and retain power.
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For nearly two decades our leaders have failed us in creating “free trade” agreements that have sold out the middle class, and destroyed our manufacturing base. We must hold those accountable who made and continue to strive to pass more of these agreements.
“Free trade” has essentially led to the most massive wealth transfer in the history of the world. The United States has not witnessed a trade surplus since 1975, and since then trillions of dollars have been lost through trade deficits caused by “free trade” on our end and protectionism on the other. The most significant flaw with all of our “free trade” agreements is that they are impossible to enforce. If “free trade” is impossible to enforce, competition becomes impossible. “Free trade” depends on the premise that all countries will play by the same rules. However, in the real world, assuring that this occurs is incredibly expensive, time-consuming and inefficient to contest.
America was once a prosperous country that was looked upon with envy by foreign nations. In the 1950s our economy was strong and the future looked promising. Our infrastructure was expanding and industrial production was booming. Clearly, we were on the right path. In the past, we produced over 90% of the goods we consumed. Our survival depended solely on the strength of our citizens–the way it should be.
The problems with the American economy are easily explained when we look at the so-called “plans” coming from Washington. While Republicans sit at home and Democrats gripe that their solutions for a stronger economy are a compromise, both parties ignore what got us in the economic mess we are now in: “free trade”.