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NAFTA Took Our Jobs and May Even be Killing Our People

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Looking back at the year 2013, 631 people became ill due to veggies and cilantro coming from Mexico. These veggies landed in grocery stores across the U.S. and onto our dinner plates infected with cyclospora. In addition, 84 people became ill due to cucumbers containing salmonella coming from Mexico. How is it possible that we aren’t filtering these vegetables out?

How Student Loans Are Dragging Our Economy

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You would be surprised at how much the student loan debt is becoming a drag on the economy as a whole in the United States. Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren has been actively working to help students repay their loans back, however she hasn’t gotten very far. Warren introduced a bill that would have allowed people to refinance their student loans are a much lower rate in order to save them money each month. However the bill failed in the Senate. If we don’t do something now about the debt, we could see our young generation in ruins.

4 Reasons Why More Retail Jobs Won’t Help Our Economy

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Many people seem to be happy with the fact that employers in the retail industry have kept the majority of the employees they originally hired for the holidays only. People think it is great that the jobless claims have decreased by 4,000 due to this. What people fail to realize, however, is that these jobs are part-time jobs at Walmart or Kmart probably paying only minimum wage with little or no benefits whatsoever. In fact, retail jobs and restaurant jobs don’t help the economy or Americans. They have crippled us by making the majority of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, or rely on government assistance. Here are four reasons why service sector jobs don’t help America and why we need more manufacturing jobs back.

Detroit: From Luxury to Landfill

A documentary on the well known tale of the rise and fall of Detroit, as it pertains to the free trade market.

Why American Energy Independence Makes Sense

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In 2013, the United States spent over $300 billion on importing oil. Essentially two-thirds of the country’s entire annual trade deficit can be blamed on oil imports! Oil is sucking hundreds of billions of dollars a year out of the U.S. economy. If we became energy independent, our trade deficit would be cut tremendously. Not only that but our money could begin to go to American-owned energy producers.

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