As we look forward to the 2014 elections one thing is certain, the presidential cycle is just around the corner. One name that everyone is talking about is Hilary Clinton. She is also one of the hot names being discussed as a potential presidential candidate for 2016. As voters, it is our duty to vet candidates carefully, find out what they really support and make informed opinions about how they will govern.
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Last week, representatives from Economy in Crisis joined the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) for their annual legislative fly-in. In total, CPA members met with over 100 Congressional office staff members to push for a better way of doing trade for our country. The old NAFTA-style trade agreements have failed, and that message is starting to be heard on Capitol Hill.
New data show that the number of U.S. households with a net worth of $1 million or more, excluding primary residence, rose to 9.63 million in 2013. That’s more than a 600,000 leap up from 2012, and the highest number on record.
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.
“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.