Free trade & the race to the bottom took our gun manufacturing & textiles industries among others.Gaucho Gringo wrote:I loved my factory job in the 70''s and the 80's. Was making $20,000 a year plus good benefits, health insurance that people would kill for nowadays and retirement plus had worked myself up to three weeks vacation with four weeks pay. Short story after 14 years company gets bought out, close plant and send the employees out on the street. At least I was vested in my pension which I now get $169.00 a month. At least I got off better than my kid's will when they reach my age. And now I worry about what kind of future my two grandchildren will face.
The greedy Sons of Bs (individuals & corporations) that have stables of bought and paid for political puppets made it happen.
The blue collar middle class is gone and America is now a feudal society with the very rich on top and the very poor at the bottom with nothing in between excepting cops, firemen & other civil servants.
The increasing percentage of Americans belong to the unemployed and the working poor.
The goods once made by proud working Americans are now made by slave laborers in 3rd-world sweat-shops with rotten roofs.
Americans have always been somewhat paranoid about democracy being usurped by a TYRANNICAL REGIME.
The government is now the puppet of the very rich and greedy individuals and corporations who indeed constitute the TYRANNICAL REGIME we have dreaded so much.
Wake up Americans.........we are now essentially surfs and slaves in our own country.
It's time for WE THE PEOPLE to take back America from WE THE GREEDY !
WE want our share of the apple pie !!