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Free trade deals have cost U.S. jobs
During the recent Republican National Convention, the talking heads were all a twitter about Clint Eastwood's rambling speech and whether or not Rep. Paul Ryan lied about President Barack Obama's promise to save a GM plant in Wisconsin. We have now witnessed another choreographed extravaganza performed at the Democratic National Convention with more meaningless analyses by the beltway pundits. Rhetoric will not solve our problems, and neither party is willing to address the cruel reality that over the last 40 years we have allowed the nation's industrial base to be hollowed out to provide high corporate profits from foreign manufacturing by U.S. companies and low cost imported goods, which gave a temporary shot of economic adrenaline to the consumer economy.
September 11, 2012