The thing American politicians like about a free market is that it allows them to be lazy. The 2013 Congress has even been dubbed “the do nothing Congress” by the media. Republicans and Democrats alike can blame economic problems on the market being “cyclical,” going through “ups and downs,” or “evening out.” There has also been a lot of finger-pointing on both sides of the aisle. This is all simply nonsense: the real problem we face is a lack of leadership–a lack of planning.
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It’s 2013 and already some around Washington are looking towards the next presidential election in 2016. While some are pushing for Hillary Clinton, others are beginning to look towards Senator Elizabeth Warren. Yet many say Clinton is just another corrupt Washington insider who lobbied for NAFTA on behalf of her husband back in the 90′s, Warren is establishing herself as a distinguished member of Congress committed to standing up for the middle class and speaking out against the harmful agreements that often wreak havoc on the U.S. economy. So far, Sen. Warren has no plans to run for President.
When the Soviet Union fell, the world rejoiced and the Cold War ended. Some predicted an “end of history” and smooth sailing from there on out. Reality has been very different, because just as the Cold War was ending, an economic war with China was beginning. In truth, it has not been much of a war; more like a one-sided slaughter. The reason for this is the United States will not wake up, does not even want to acknowledge that the war has long since begun and it is losing.
“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.