With Labor Day upon us, we take time off to celebrate a day of American labor and to pay tribute to working men and women. Although, should we really be celebrating our decimated middle-class? Should we be celebrating our servant sector jobs? Should we pay tribute to our servant economy? While some Americans are barbecuing, swimming, savoring juicy steaks and enjoying a day off, our nation is falling apart. Labor day is meant to celebrate the creation of the labor movement and the dedication to the social and economic achievements of American workers, not the celebration of jobs flipping burgers at a fast food restaurant.
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America is losing an economic war and doing little to stop it. We must do something to reverse this trend!
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was created on January 1, 1994. It is an agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This particular “free trade” agreement was supposed to spur an increase in trade, exports, foreign investments, wages and standards of living. Reduced migration and reduced prices for goods were also supposed to result from NAFTA. Unfortunately, no good has actually resulted from NAFTA.
Once the wealthiest city in America, known as the “arsenal of democracy,” Detroit was the fourth largest city in the U.S. in the 1960′s with a population of two million. Now a microcosm of everything that is wrong with the American economy, Detroit has become nothing more than a devastated landscape of urban decay with a population of 714,000.