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Here's what people need to understand. If we have workers in the lower and middle rungs making a decent living, they can buy things which spurs this little thing called "demand." And when there is "demand" companies tend to hire more workers making a decent wage who can now buy things which creates more "demand." And so on and so forth.

This also would solve part of the revenue problem our government has, because more people earning a better living pay more taxes... This isn't quantum physics folks!

But if we continue to have tax loopholes for companies that ship jobs to China, this is still going to be an uphill battle. How about our elected officials do the patriotic thing (I know some have tried) and close the tax loopholes, place tariffs on foreign goods whose labor costs are far below our standards to give American manufacturers a fighting chance and American workers a better life.

Allow me to step down from my soap box now.

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  •  please stay on your soapbox (1+ / 0-)
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    you're very very right.

    Ted Kennedy: “The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die…”

    by jlms qkw on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 08:58:13 PM PST

  •  You are right but.... (0+ / 0-)

    Given lobby pressure and secret money it has little chance of becoming policy unless we create huge voter pressure.

    We also need to work hard with unions to give workers the tools they need

    We need to get congress to fix the system that companies and the angry rich white men have developed that with media control can fix who gets elected and who stays elected.

    We also need to fix it so no party can lock in a state (like Texas is now) via redistricting.

    Tall orders for sure but if we stay the course and work hard it can be done.

    On the horizon is automation like we have never seen it before. Why offshore when you can completely automate over the phone troubleshooting and customer care and do it so well customers are happy about it. Even the cleaning crews in factories will be done by robots and only a few people will be needed to oversee the production of goods.

    Our money system is not what we have been led to believe. The creation of money has been "privatized," or taken over by private money lenders. Thomas Jefferson called them “bold and bankrupt adventurers just pretending to have money.” webofdebt

    by arealniceguy on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 05:52:44 AM PST

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