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I agree with both of you .... we need a totally CLEAN sweep - out with them all. Put in some of your every day hard working, USA citizens who have earned everything they have, who pay their bills, who have faced ups and downs. People who understand and have experienced what it means to be the average American. Let the current politicians have to survive on SSN and have Medicare ..... we need to bring our work back to the USA - employ Americans, in America. And, we need to take care of our own business and not everyone elses. There are plenty of people needing help right here in our own country -
This country needs to be back in the hands of the people -
What frustrates me most is the fact that government(s) alike are tearing down senior citizens. Build that nest egg from day one of employment, because the "golden years", are more like coal. They give us a COLA increase, and that gets eaten up by the increases in Medical premiums (both Medicare and secondary), utilities like cable, etc., all being told.. the increases in Social Security end up being lost in the shuffle.. you don't actually see that increase due to all the other increases.
I remember as a kid growing up and being told how wonderful it will be when you retire. Bull. I'm not on welfare (yet), but I don't get extras either. To be forced to sit home 24/7, because you can't afford to fix your car, buy groceries (way out of reach), etc. You HAVE to pay your rent/house payment, utilities (or they shut you off - oh, yeah, cable shuts you off BEFORE you become 2 months in arrears -- which may not happen, as it just may be a late payment - but they don't care).
It saddens me how American industry has gone astray and all for the glory of money. Doesn't have any cares or concerns as to what they are doing to the American people. Mark my words, it won't be long, if it's not already happened, that the USA will become known as "little China", instead of America. If you keep the communists in office, what other choice is there?
The other category seems to largely be bulk items, more specifically bulk manufactured items with environmental(dyes and whatnot are a heavy chemical usage) and labor intensive connotations.
Rather than take action to protect our workforce and be more self sufficient, apparently we are content with the notion that we should declare these industries dead. Back when a persons interest in the textile plant down the road was their livelihood and not the stock price of their 401k, we'd have never had this attitude. By the time we are withdrawing from those stock driven funds, I suspect that we'll wish we still thought the way we used to.
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