I know this may not be to the liking of a lot of people and in fact let me say millions of people but the truth is here. We just have to face it whether we want it or not. China takes up the largest production in the world as far as outsourcing is concerned. Politicians have been in the blaming game for years and all of them have been behaving according to how the wind blows. Personally, I can’t stand some politicians who think they are smart but of course they are insulting the intelligence of the American people. Let us revisit the process by which our companies source out manufacturing jobs to China.
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It Started Back In The 80s
Going back to history, the slow but sure migration of US jobs to foreign countries started in the eighties during the Ronald Reagan presidency. The globalization thing. I heard China this, China that.Why blame China manufacturing capabilities? The truth is that China only took the advantage of the then situation. While corrupt politicians were busy lining their pockets with cash and financially securing their offspring for the next 2 to 3 generations, they tell you this and that person is guilty.
US Government’s Response To Chinese Tax Increase
The United States government has responded to this with a new tax plan that will help small businesses by lowering its tax rates and ameliorating some of the new corporate tax burdens on certain sectors of the economy. This plan would raise some money to help American workers and small businesses by providing the opportunity for new investments in infrastructure. It will take real leadership to fix the mess that has already been created.
The problem that is starting to emerge is that the $34 billion dollars that the US government is going to require to pay for this infrastructure will have to come from American taxpayers or they will have to increase the current deficits that are already evident. The trade deficit will grow by $34 billion dollars. This leads me to start to wonder whether outsourcing manufacturing jobs is the right move. I don’t think so.
This could be a deal killer to the Trump administration’s efforts to get Congress to increase the national debt limit by $2 trillion dollars to help American businesses. There are many things that Trump could do to help American manufacturing, but raising the debt limit will increase the national deficit, which will hurt the interest rates on American loans, which will hurt the sales and employment of American manufacturers.
Dirty Lobbyists Dominating Political Scenes
This is not just about trade. The United States government is becoming too big to succeed. The largest corporations and their lobbyists wield too much power in Washington. The US Congress cannot function properly without the input of the American public. The American public has had it with their politicians protecting special interests. They are tired of hearing about the deficit and borrowing in their emails. They are tired of seeing their taxes diverted to bail out giant corporations. Why did Trump become president? He promised to fix all that but he too failed. So one must ask who really is in control.
The Obama administration did a deal with the Republicans to extend the government debt ceiling until March of 2017, which would allow the Republicans to keep the government shut down until they got their way on cutting taxes for the wealthy, for another year. So now the American public is beginning to think that the future of their government could be the future of their country. The future of their country cannot be a future of massive trade deficits, job losses and massive debt.
Questions Americans Should Get Answers To
Here is my question to the American people. Do you want to be the captain of your own ship or do you want a government that will bail out the captain so that the economy can continue to be a boat owned by the very wealthy? I think the choice is clear.
1. Are you willing to take a stand and vote out politicians who are protecting the special interests, or are you willing to continue to put your faith in the politicians who are throwing you under the bus?
2. Do you want the very wealthy and large corporations to continue to have access to the Congress, or do you want Congress to be a place where the average person can stand up and do something for themselves?
3. Do you want the Congress to be a place where the average person can stand up and do something for themselves or do you want Congress to be a place where the very wealthy and large corporations are calling the shots?
Vote Them Out! Period!
Sometimes I feel that the American people are not really aware of the power they have over the politicians. That is the power of vote. You can vote out politicians who are throwing you under the bus, you can stand up for yourself and demand access to Congress, or you can continue to put your faith in the politicians who are throwing you under the bus.
I think you get the drift. I think you get the picture. So what do I think about this economy? I think that the American public is beginning to become aware that their country’s future is being held hostage by those who are wealth, large corporations, and the very wealthy. They are beginning to realize that their future is being held hostage by those who are responsible for the economic situation that they find themselves in today. It is beginning to dawn on them that they have been had, and they are beginning to take note of it. It is beginning to dawn on them that they will not have the luxury of voting out corrupt politicians, or standing up and demanding access to Congress, and it is beginning to dawn on them that they are the ones who will need to create this change. They see what is happening, and they feel helpless.
1. Why would corrupt politicians do this? They are financially incentivized to do that.
2. Who is creating this? They see what is happening, and they realize that it is they, and they alone who are creating this mess, which is why they feel helpless.
3. Why does Congress allow this? They vote out corrupt politicians, and stand up for our rights.
4. What are we going to do about it? They see the money being siphoned off to Washington, D.C., and they realize that they are the ones who must rise to fill the vacuum created by corrupt politicians. They realize that it is they, and they alone who create this mess, and so they decide that they will do something about it.
The question is, then, are we going to rise to fill the vacuum created by corrupt politicians or are we going to sit back and allow our country to be destroyed? I believe that we will rise, and we will rise together.