Wrong assumption - I’m not a lefty or member of any union. I've been running a business where we haven't been able to our raise prices or wages for several years, because of what our leaders have allowed and enabled to happen to our country. Most small to medium size businesses are just struggling to survive. Our business employs over 20 people and produces products that are purchased by customers that do manufacturing and packaging. Over the past 25 years, I've seen too many of our customer's close manufacturing plants here in the USA and move those plants to different countries, decimating entire areas here in OUR COUNTRY. And I'm not alone. Returning jobs to American Citizens will provide income tax revenue to OUR Government versus our government having to pay unemployment benefits to those who would be jobless instead.
Our real economic problems happened because, over the last 25-years, our government has allowed our country's industries to get sucked out to Communist China, India, Mexico, etc and allowed illegal aliens and H-1B foreigners to come into our country and take away tax-paying Americans jobs and drive down wages.
We have 20 employees, all of whom earn well more than minimum wage, but it isn't so easy. It's hard enough to stay in business and make any profit nowadays and take care of our hard working conscientious employees. I believe that our cross-trained employees are our company's most important asset.
We have every little turn over in our company. But if I advertise one job opening (all of which are well over the minimum wage), I'd have dozens upon dozens of qualified people and some over qualified people clamoring for the job and almost all of them would be happy to come in for less than they were making, just to have a steady job. But these people and myself are just struggling to keep up with our mortgages, kids student loans, health-care coverage............etc..............
The people with all of the excuses as to why we can’t, shouldn't or aren’t willing to manufacture products here in the US are the same people who have provided us with the thinking that’s gotten us into this mess in the first place.
The American people need our leaders to wake up and start putting some sensible measures in place to stem the tide or this is going to continue to have a devastating effect on the United States of America and the American people.
We'd really all be better off by just cutting through the all the my team vs your team name calling nonsense and really focus on America and improving the future of the American people.
We need more Americans, like Perot tried to be, to get some sensible measures put in place to protect America, the American economy and American jobs.
Wake up people - Both parties have been selling the American people out for the last 25-years, by stalling, spending, removing protections and allowing illegal aliens to continue to pour in and American jobs and industry to pour out, and all while collecting their American tax-payer funded pay checks, benefits and whatever else they get on the side from their various lobbyist friends.
The problem in trying to elect good leaders for The United States of America has nothing to do with the color, gender or party of our politicians. It's our politician's, from both parties, lack of honesty and the lack of willingness to do right by the US citizens that they're elected by and should be representing.
Under Clinton jobs to China, Under Bush I & II influx of illegals/cheap labor into the US and jobs to Mexico/NAFTA - Bush started it and it was signed into effect by Clinton. I loved President Reagan at that time, because he brought pride and respect back to our country after those embarrassingly weak Carter years, but unfortunately his shortsighted economic policy sent us down the wrong path. Reaganonomics was a huge mistake. Jeez and the wizards on Wall Street wonder why the American people aren't putting as much money into savings and their 401k plans anymore. Maybe it's because the shortsighted economic policies, from the 1980's to the present, have come back to bite the hands that feed them. I guess the thought of changing from a manufacturing based economy to a service based economy of smoke and mirrors is working out just great? - Not!
But even now President Obama is pushing a new disastrous, job-killing, "free trade" agreement on the United States under the misleading guise of increasing export opportunities. The president is asking for fast track trade authority that would give him unchallenged authority to do whatever he wants, in most cases to satisfy his campaign contributors instead of the American people. His track record proves he cannot be trusted with this kind of power. Congress must vote to deny the president fast track authority and they must refuse to pass the TPP!
The president claims this agreement will be a good thing.
In fact, the scarce details emerging from negotiations point in the opposite direction. Hundreds of corporate advisers are at the table looking for handouts for their particular industries, while average Americans are largely left in the dark. The results will surely be disastrous.
If they try sneaking another disastrous trade agreement, like this TPP deal, through they're true Traitors to the American people. And I'll bet both parties will be involved. Funny, they can work together to line their own pockets, but not to put protections in place to help the American citizens that they are supposed to represent.
Hey you stinking Free-Traitors: The AMERICAN PEOPLE can see what's been and is still being done to them!
The Trans Pacific Partnership must be stopped before it buries us for good.
The WTO and NAFTA have done enough damage already, but if this goes into effect, Americans are really screwed.
Let's face it both parties are just doing the bidding of their masters, while lamely trying to look like they're trying to represent us. Wouldn't it be nice, if some of these masters were conscientious loyal Americans who loved their country and cared about their fellow Americans enough that they would finally start pointing their lap-dog-politicians in the direction of doing right by the American People? Maybe that's delusional on my part – But if this doesn't start happening soon, the American people and the future of the country that we love is doomed.
If more Americans would have listened to Perot back in 1992, we wouldn't be in this mess right now. The American people and the real American economy would have been much better off today! I and many other people, who were able to see through all of the left vs right BS, did vote for Perot, because he was straight forward and just used common sense. He cared about his country and the American people.
Oh Yeah Right – Balanced Budget Bill Clinton left us in great shape – As he sold us out to China and just waited for the damage to start setting in after he was long gone. - How'd that work out for the American People, the future of our country and the Real American Economy?
Things may have been better short term as far as stock vales and consumer spending were concerned during the Clinton administration, but that was just a Short-Term Artificial boost to the economy. The Real American Economy and the Future of the American People was on it's way down hill, because of our leaders and that shortsighted Wall Street mentality selling the American People's Jobs Out to countries like Communist China, India and Mexico where it's not even remotely close to a level playing field.
Clinton is the one who opened up the trade floodgates with Communist China and both Bill and Hillary were actively involved during their visit to China.
Bill Clinton, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman nor did I have unethical trade relations with that communist Chinese government."
But let's face it, both parties are full of stinking Free-Traitors.
It seems to me that over the last 2-3 decades that both parties were always able to distract and polarize voters with peripheral social issues like gay marriage and abortion, which got most voters so caught up in the BS that they'd always lose sight of the bigger picture.
And this is coming from someone who thinks both parties stink. – I don't trust the liberal media or FOX, because all they both do is to try and continue to polarize and distract the American People, while their puppet-masters are screwing us right down the middle.
Over the last 25-years, our government has allowed and enabled our country's industries to get sucked out to countries like Communist China, India, Mexico, etc and allowed illegal aliens and H-1B foreigners to come into our country and take away tax-paying-American's jobs and drive down wages.
Regardless of what the Free-Traitors keep trying to sell us, we can see what's real. The American People need to just trust their own instincts, common sense and what they've seen actually going on all around them versus all of the nonsense that the Free-Traitors are still trying to sell us.
The ONLY REAL FIX for our great country is to RAISE REVENUE, by Bringing Back Businesses and Jobs to TAX-PAYING AMERICAN CITIZENS.