Leaders from first world countries are warning of a possible global downturn if the worrying trends continue. Our nation is headed toward a recession and there is little denying this. The recovery has not been as strong as it should have been because the middle class has never recovered. The little wealth that has been gained has been gained by the one percent. This means that because 70 percent of our economy is now consumer spending, Americans are spending less. Our nation is sinking further into debt to try to cope, but this can only last so long.
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All our decisions regarding trade must be supervised and approved by this foreign undemocratic body – often to our detriment. This is why we can no longer do what is in our best interest and are forced to concede to their demands. Most decisions made by the WTO are unjustifiably made to our detriment.
After World War II, America was on the rise. The Axis powers of Germany, Italy and Japan were defeated. It was time to rebuild. To tighten ties with our allies and help rebuild Europe, new global organizations were created to unite against the perceived next threat to democracy: communism. Thus were the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, born.
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?