What happened to the United States? It wasn’t that long ago that jobs were plentiful, wages were decent, and home ownership was flourishing. Now, thousands of Americans are losing their livelihood, be it from outsourcing, and poor, and even corrupt business decisions. Wages are declining for the lucky ones that still have a job, due to in-sourcing and belt-tightening measures from those same dubious companies that showed their competence in business matters. And good luck finding a neighborhood that doesn’t have foreclosure sign nailed to at least one door.
Under the guise of global cooperation, millions of American jobs are shipped to overseas cheap labor markets, many times those markets resorting to slave and even child labor in order to ship cheap (in price and quality) products back to the very same consumer who lost their job to the child laborer in China, or some other exploitive job market. So what do that “cheap” products look like? We have all heard about the quality of food that is coming from China. In fact you yourself may have lost a pet that had the misfortune of eating tainted pet food from that country. This is in addition to the food allegedly fit for human consumption, such as seafood, and even baby formula that sickened, and even killed infants. How about the anti-freeze laced toothpaste? Maybe your child brushed their teeth with that (literally) poison.
With the volume of garbage being shipped to the U.S. every day, there is no possibility of screening all of it for safety. Perfunctory spot checks have revealed a frightening array of contaminated food products, lead tainted toys, discombobulating automobile tires, and the list goes on. What does out faux president plan to do about that? Probably nothing, considering the fact that the U.S. is about to borrow another trillion dollars from these same countries that are fattening up on what used to be American wealth. The debt to a country such as China is so profound, that Chinese officials are actually lecturing the U.S. on how to run an economy. And why not? The own a big enough chunk of it to now have a say.
So now we’re bailing out banks that have shipped your job overseas, loaned money to patently unqualified people, many not even citizens, tied up mortgages into packages and sold them off as some kind of an “investment”, and then as a thank you for the bailout, jacks up the interest rates on your credit cards. The idea of handing billions of dollars over to the same companies that steamrolled the economy in the first place was vehemently opposed by the American public, but like the recent pork bill, was passed anyway. Speaking of that pork-laden bill, not one member of the house read that turkey before voting it through. That’s right, NOT ONE. Representation? What representation?
To top this all off, another amnesty push is being considered by Congress, even though the last amnesty fiasco was opposed by the overwhelming majority of Americans. Of course it was. This bill included (at the government’s discretion) amnesty for gang members as well. MS13 and the cartels were lining up in anticipation of that disaster passing. Fortunately it failed, but it is far from dead. Never mind the fact that the drug war in Mexico has caused that country to be the number two national security threat, behind…Iraq. Number two, and the buffoons in Washington are still looking for a way to push amnesty. How much will this cost? The country is flat broke now. Not too broke to send $400 million to Mexico to “fight the drug war”. Millions of dollars of high-tech equipment that even the government concedes may end up in the hands of the very cartels being battled.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Outrage is open-ended…