Republicans, with their newfound majority in the House of Representatives, are now talking about revitalizing America – bringing our economy back.
Can they do it? Bottom line is, …. they won’t – they can’t – they don’t really have the power to do so.
Therefore, they shouldn’t be promising; they know the powers behind the scene won’t let them.
They’ll attempt it, or they’ll pretend, but we’ll see how long they get away with the smoke and mirrors – will it turn into another dog & pony show? Will they delay it long enough for America to default on its’ obligations?
Bottom line is, they were part of creating this, and they won’t (be allowed to) do what it takes to restore our economy but it would be simple if they did!
- Wealth comes from production and sale of goods.
- That means working – in other words, JOBS, not entitlements nor taxpayer paid jobs either!
The problem was / is: we don’t have jobs because we don’t manufacture goods any longer; we sent all those jobs out of the country.
It’s simple! Without goods to sell, all those goods we purchase from other nations means that our money, leaves our hands and those receiving it, can use it to buy our land, resources, etc. For us, losing our manufacturing was a lose / lose situation.
When government / businesses / corporations began using GATT & NAFTA we knew it was wrong. And as they searched for cheaper labor costs, and sent our jobs out of the nation …. it all began sliding downhill.
It amazes me they couldn’t see the ramifications of their actions ….. or could they, and did it anyway?
Corporations, were obligated to seek higher profits for their stockholders and bonuses for their executives! Therein lies the problem ….. the structure of our laws regarding Corporations!
Correcting that, is just as easy though!
All we need to do is to establish tariffs on all goods brought into the United States!
If (by means of tariffs) we make other nation’s junk cost as much as our manufactured quality products, and we buy those goods, others will buy them too; then, we won’t need a global market as badly; plus, we won’t be buying junk made by slave labor either! We can pay off our debt; we learned our lessons; we pulled ourselves up by our bootstraps; let others do the same ….. help is one thing but it’s not our obligation to do it for them.
We all want our America back!
America has been the most giving nation in history. The result of greed can be ugly and evil, but doing good with our profits is not!