The real reason why we have a jobs problem, is for the same reason why we have billions around the world just emerging from poverty - and it's the same reason why manufacturing had such a bleak future 40 years ago - because the CEOs of American corporations wanted to fatten their wallets more by paying their employees less - by sending jobs to foreign lands, enabling them to become "emerging markets". Remember when America was once an emerging market, when the Indians dominated our continent?
That's why we don't have a safe job for a lifetime anymore. How many jobs have already been outsourced by American corporations to China, India, Vietnam, Korea, Canada, and Mexico? With the pending trade agreement, how many more will be sent to Colombia, Korea and Panama? If all those jobs had never left our shores, what might be the unemployment rate in the U.S. be today? If all those jobs had never left our shores, would we still have budget deficits?
On a human scale, while it's always good that people can become economically better off, do we achieve this by lowering our own standard of living to lift others in foreign lands? Shouldn't American corporations (operating out of America and beholden to American laws, and who have CEOs living in America) be more patriotic by providing Americans with jobs?
American corporations have been economically rewarding the very enemy (China)
that was responsible for killing so many of our soldiers in two wars (Korea and
Vietnam), by outsourcing so many of our jobs to them. By proxy, wouldn't that also make these corporations our enemies? And if the Republicans represent the interests of these corporations, wouldn't that also make them
our enemies within as well?
Before 1973 median incomes rose right along with economic growth, but starting that year income growth suddenly slowed dramatically. By the year 2000 household incomes went from 1 percent growth to zero growth, and they've been stuck there ever since. Meanwhile, CEO pay has gone up 400%...about the same time we saw massive outsourcing after the Vietnam War.
For the last 40 years the GOP de-regulated. It was Phil Gramm (R) who first introduced the legislation that de-regulated the banks whom Bill Clinton, a globalist beholden to banks, signed into law that allowed the fiasco with credit default swaps - which in turn destroyed the housing market and brought down this economy. The banks and investment houses caused the last Great Depression as well.
For the last 40 years the GOP (beholden to large corporations and large commercial bankers) pushed trade agreements to outsource millions of jobs, and with the multiplier affect, lost us millions more. After China surpassed Japan in GDP, they are now on target to surpass the U.S. as a "middle-class" society.
For the last 40 years, while the GOP worked on behalf of the corporations to weaken labor laws and bust unions, they were actively supporting the exportation of American jobs with tax incentives....using our tax dollars to send our jobs overseas to enrich corporate executives.
For the last 40 years the GOP has weakened our tax base as our population grew from 200 million to 300 million, representing the wealthy and large corporations, allowing them to grow exponentially richer as we grew poorer, while allowing our infrastructure, education system, and other American institutions to go into decline.
For the last 40 years I thought I was a Republican, and thought I knew all about the GOP. I was a Reaganite most of my life, until I lost my job in 2008, and had researched what went wrong. I learned that it wasn't the evil left-wing Democrats that had destroyed this country and my life, but my beloved Republicans. That's why I wrote a book about it: Why I Hate Republicans.
If corporations send jobs to our enemies & the GOP represents corporations & Fox News promotes the GOP, aren't they all an Enemy of the State?