The cold, hard truth is that the unholy alliance between Washington and Wall Street has sold out the American worker and exported our standard of living.
Driven by the insatiable greed of Wall Street profiteers and accelerated by the false promise of free trade, our manufacturing base has been chased out of this country and along with it the livelihood of millions of hard-working Americans.
It's fashionable these days among the politicians, pundits and so-called experts to claim that free trade is actually good for us. They say it enables us to buy cheaper goods made with cheap foreign labor and this, in turn, raises our standard of living.
With all due respect, the free traders need to ask themselves a more fundamental question: how will Americans buy those goods when they don't even have a paycheck that covers their mortgage, much less the college tuition for their children? MUCH MORE
In summation, if you believe that Microsoft lobbying to increase HB-1 Visas to import more foreign workers to replace American held jobs is helpful to the American economy, or IBM suggesting that Americans migrate to India so they can increase their bottom lines is "patriotic," then I suggest that it's you who are un-American! We "the people" need to "lobby" our own Congress to support American workers and work to bring back our light and heavy manufacturing, and anything else is contrary to repairing our economy and restoring America's Middle-Class. Those who believe that "The best price is always the best deal" have to understand that it is that philosophy which has helped to destroy our economy--and if "Change is coming" to the United States--part of that change has to be supporting American workers, not the interests of the "corapacy" who have successfully robbed and raped the very essence of what made our country the economic powerhouse that has since been reduced to a smoldering shell of what used to be a strong and patriotic United States.