Wake up America – We’re being screwed!

A few years ago I heard a story about a regular guy who, through no fault of his own, kept losing jobs due to outsourcing and insourcing. That story is what prompted me to write “I Wanna Be A Pirate”. This man’s factory was shut down and the manufacturing was sent to China (probably with the help of your tax dollars). So he went back to school and got an IT degree. Guess what? He lost that job too because there is a visa program that brings folks into this country who will generally work for less than Americans. That’s what it’s like to be an American worker today! While all our politicians are talking about creating jobs, behind your back they have voted to pass trade agreements that end up sending your jobs to China, India, Mexico, anywhere cheap labor can be found. This started under President Reagan, but really took off under the Clinton and Bush administrations. That’s right – no one party is to blame. Mark Bello, an attorney I met online, reminds me that, while many Americans are losing their jobs, many more Americans are being damaged from tainted products being imported from China, etc. So we lose our jobs and are then rewarded with cheap, dangerous products.

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