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Abandoned Packard Automobile Factory - Photo by Albert DuceHow long can America continue to burn up wealth?  How long can this nation continue to consume far more wealth than it produces?  The trade deficit is one of the biggest reasons for the steady decline of the U.S. economy, but many Americans don't even understand what it is.  Basically, we are buying far more stuff from the rest of the world than they are buying from us.  That means that far more money is constantly leaving the country than is coming into the country.  In order to keep the game going, we have to go to the people that we bought all of that stuff from and ask them to lend our money back to us.  Or lately, we just have the Federal Reserve create new money out of thin air.  This is called "quantitative easing".  Our current debt-fueled lifestyle is dependent on this cycle continuing.  In order to live like we do, we must consume far more wealth than we produce.  If someday we are forced to only live on the wealth that we create, it will require a massive adjustment in our standard of living.  We have become great at consuming wealth but not so great at creating it.  But as a result of running gigantic trade deficits year after year, we have lost tens of thousands of businesses, millions upon millions of jobs, and America is being deindustrialized at a staggering pace.

Most Americans won't even notice, but the latest monthly trade deficit increased to 42.3 billion dollars...

The U.S. trade deficit climbed to the highest level in five months in February as demand for American exports fell while imports increased slightly.

The deficit increased to $42.3 billion, which was 7.7% above the January imbalance of $39.3 billion, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.

When the trade deficit increases, it means that even more wealth, even more jobs and even more businesses have left the United States.

In essence, we have gotten poorer as a nation.

Have you ever wondered how China has gotten so wealthy?

Just a few decades ago, they were basically a joke economically.

So how in the world did they get so powerful?

Well, one of the primary ways that they did it was by selling us far more stuff than we sold to them.  If we had refused to do business with communist China, they never would have become what they have become today.  It was our decisions that allowed China to become an economic powerhouse.

Last year, we sold 122 billion dollars of stuff to China.

That sounds like a lot until you learn that China sold 440 billion dollars of stuff to us.

We fill up our shopping carts with lots of cheap plastic trinkets that are "made in China", and they pile up gigantic mountains of our money which we beg them to lend back to us so that we can pay our bills.

Who is winning that game and who is losing that game?

Below, I have posted our yearly trade deficits with China since 1990.  Let's see if you can spot the trend...

1990: 10 billion dollars

1991: 12 billion dollars

1992: 18 billion dollars

1993: 22 billion dollars

1994: 29 billion dollars

1995: 33 billion dollars

1996: 39 billion dollars

1997: 49 billion dollars

1998: 56 billion dollars

1999: 68 billion dollars

2000: 83 billion dollars

2001: 83 billion dollars

2002: 103 billion dollars

2003: 124 billion dollars

2004: 162 billion dollars

2005: 202 billion dollars

2006: 234 billion dollars

2007: 258 billion dollars

2008: 268 billion dollars

2009: 226 billion dollars

2010: 273 billion dollars

2011: 295 billion dollars

2012: 315 billion dollars

2013: 318 billion dollars

Yikes!

It has been estimated that the U.S. economy loses approximately 9,000 jobs for every 1 billion dollars of goods that are imported from overseas, and according to the Economic Policy Institute, America is losing about half a million jobs to China every single year.

Considering the high level of unemployment that we now have in this country, can we really afford to be doing that?

Overall, the United States has accumulated a total trade deficit with the rest of the world of more than 8 trillion dollars since 1975.

As a result, we have lost tens of thousands of businesses, millions of jobs and our economic infrastructure has been absolutely gutted.

Just look at what has happened to manufacturing jobs in America.  Back in the 1980s, more than 20 percent of the jobs in the United States were manufacturing jobs.  Today, only about 9 percent of the jobs in the United States are manufacturing jobs.

And we have fewer Americans working in manufacturing today than we did in 1950 even though our population has more than doubled since then...

Manufacturing Employment

Many people find this statistic hard to believe, but the United States has lost a total of more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities since 2001.

Millions of good paying jobs have been lost.

As a result, the middle class is shriveling up, and at this point 9 out of the top 10 occupations in America pay less than $35,000 a year.

For a long time, U.S. consumers attempted to keep up their middle class lifestyles by going into constantly increasing amounts of debt, but now it is becoming increasingly apparent that middle class consumers are tapped out.

In response, major retailers are closing thousands of stores in poor and middle class neighborhoods all over the country.  You can see some amazing photos of America's abandoned shopping malls right here.

If we could start reducing the size of our trade deficit, that would go a long way toward getting the United States back on the right economic path.

Unfortunately, Barack Obama has been negotiating a treaty in secret which is going to send the deindustrialization of America into overdrive.  The Trans-Pacific Partnership is being called the "NAFTA of the Pacific", and it is going to result in millions more good jobs being sent to the other side of the planet where it is legal to pay slave labor wages.

According to Professor Alan Blinder of Princeton University, 40 million more U.S. jobs could be sent offshore over the next two decades if current trends continue.

So what will this country look like when we lose tens of millions more jobs than we already have?

U.S. workers are being merged into a giant global labor pool where they must compete directly for jobs with people making less than a dollar an hour with no benefits.

Obama tells us that globalization is good for us and that Americans need to be ready to adjust to a "level playing field".

The quality of our jobs has already been declining for decades, and if we continue down this path the quality of our jobs is going to get a whole lot worse and our economic infrastructure will continue to be absolutely gutted.

At one time, the city of Detroit was the greatest manufacturing city on the entire planet and it had the highest per capita income in the United States.  But today, it is a rotting, decaying hellhole that the rest of the world laughs at.

In the end, the rest of the nation is going to suffer the same fate as Detroit unless Americans are willing to stand up and fight for their economy while they still can.

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  • Townsaver

    Too late.

    • none

      GOOD NEWS Townsaver:
      After the “NAFTA of the Pacific”, bill is past.
      The CEO’s can still “catch up”.
      With their foreign completion! We still have American know how!

    • Bill

      If it’s too late you must have given up. If you gave up how can you save the town?

    • frank thecrank

      this could be rectified easly , first repeal the 16th and 17th amendment. second get rid of all the federal agencies that have no business interfering with each and every state. Federal government was mostly set up to take care of international stuff and to settle disputes between several states, not to make slaves out of them.third: all fereral entitlements must be done away with. and after these being done the USA will prosper again.

      • Somon Tombe

        What’s all the uproar? This is what a free market system is all about…right? So please, stop whining and accept People’s Republic of China as your new Sovereign.

        • frank thecrank

          take 2 aspirin and text me in the Am. and explain this free market system you are talking about.

          • Donald Wilson

            It’s not a free market system. China like many other countries I’ve visited is nothing more than government run/controlled slavery…The end

          • frank thecrank

            you get 6 thumbs up for typing something that has nothing to do with what i asked, I do not get it?

        • K2

          Sad but true…this is part of free market capitalism.

          By saying this i am not implying socialsm is good.

          Both are bad if unchecked and implemented in sectors in which they should not be implemented.

          For america to have remained prosperous, it should have practised free market capitalism for only its goods not labour. And practised socialism with regards to people who really need it and not everybody. For eg: Porvide welfare only for people who genuinely need it, not for everybody. And only as long as the economy needs it not for longer.

          • frank thecrank

            We have not had true free enterprise in the USA for over 100 years. Socialism has never worked with a few exceptions like Sparta.

          • K2

            Fully free maarkets never exist on their own for long.

            When the bigger players in the free market system get even bigger they monopolise and snuff out the smaller players. in that sense free market only stays free for so long.
            Also, for a free market to survive, the borders should be closed off from cheaper goods/cheaper labour from abroad.

            Same way a fully socialist economy never survives for long. It has to allow private enterprise to flourish.

          • frank thecrank

            wow your term for free must be all in shackles.

          • K2

            Absolutely not, what are you talking about?

          • Gothrin

            Socialism worked in Sparta? Really…what about the Helots?

          • frank thecrank

            was part of their socialist government. now maybe you get my point.

          • Spacelord

            The Spartan 300 marched to war serving under a king, not some hippie commune drum circle. Socialism wasn’t even invented until the 20th century. Sparta was a monarchy throughout it’s history.

          • frank thecrank

            that is probably the only thing you know about Sparta. Nope Sparta was a pure socialistic society.

          • Donald Wilson

            In a perfect world this may work unfortunately we live in an imperfect world someone will always find a way to take advantage and abuse the system.

          • K2

            Yes we live in an imperfect world. Thats why i said what i said.

        • BigAl D

          It really depends on the scope of the free market. It used to be that our economy was an American economy that we protected with tariffs and so on. When we opened that up to the global economy, suddenly our workers had to compete with workers around the world with a much wage and standard of living. We used to protect our market, but our country has been betrayed and sold out by our leadership on both sides.
          Those elected and trusted to protect us, have not.

        • Kent Harris

          This not a free market. The WTO NAFTA and these other trade deals actually are just the opposite and it needs to go away.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            And then there’s the IRS and our tax laws. probably the most controlling and manipulative set of laws we have.

        • truth

          We dont have a free market system if we did all the big banks, auto companys and other big businesses would of went bankrupt in 2007/08 like they should of

        • Donald Wilson

          You can. I still enjoy my freedom…

        • Mister Jimmy

          China will have to get in line. Israel is our owner and boss.

        • name

          ha! China is not your sovereign. You are on your own in unemployment hell – you die unless you do something about it. Start manufacturing again.

      • davidmpark

        Agreed!

      • nygrump

        The first thing is to get rid of the Supreme’ Courts judgement that companies must put shareholders first, let the companies and free market decide, not the Supreme Court!

        • frank thecrank

          Actually the bond holders are suppose to be first in line. And share holders are last in line.

    • Keith Starkey

      Bingo, and Bingo again!

    • ezazz123

      Uncle Sam will have to bend over sooner or later to Kung Fu Panda.

    • laura m.

      You’re so right, all nations rise and fall and the U.S. is finished. No future for the younger people; best not to breed. Voting and any political activity is a crock of BS as these crooked scum bags are bought and paid for, as I was told this almost four decades ago.

      • Taylor G. Moore

        Sadly, Laura, I have to agree with you.

    • Mondobeyondo

      Not yet…

  • El Pollo de Oro

    Sometimes, people will hear my grim predictions and say that I’m too optimistic. That happened about five days ago. I was saying that preppers are wise to be prepping because as the standard of living continues to plummet in The Banana Republic of America, the crime and violence will resemble what you find in Salvador, Bahia (a Brazilian city where The Desperate People Doing Desperate Things Tax is collected). So, one of the people who reads this site actually LIVES in Salvador. The reader, an American expat who goes by Stephen Sullivan, saw my post and said:

    “Believe it or not i think even the U.S. has potential to be WORSE than Brazil if the U.S.continues on the path it’s on.”

    “American culture doesn’t have the solidarity other countries like Brazil has. In Brazil when times get hard everyone eats ‘feijão’ beans out of the same pot,when things get hard in America people kick you while you’re down and tell you to just ‘get a job’!”

    Great post. I’m preaching to the choir when I share my thoughts with preppers, who know how bad things will get (which is why they’re prepping). But things could end up being even worse than what I’ve been saying. The prepping and praying will continue as the BRA slides deeper and deeper into the sewers of hell.

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      I love it when you share your thoughts with us. And I fear that things are eventually going to be even worse than you have been proclaiming.

      Michael

      • El Pollo de Oro

        Michael: Muchas gracias. You know someone is expecting the absolute worst when they think I’m being optimistic in my predictions.

    • dooder

      I agree a 100%.
      I do a little preping too. What I see is this slow slide is sucking the life out of the economy. Another few years of this everyone will be so broke they can’t prep. Or they used all their supplies before we reach the bottom. You won’t need gun control just wait at the pawn shops and buy them all for a can of spam. The talk about gold confiscation, same thing wait at the pawn shops and collect it all as people are forced to sell.

  • Piglet

    If this country has lost many tens of thousands of businesses and millions of jobs to China, then I can assure you they are producing far more than “cheap plastic trinkets,” unless all those jobs and businesses we lost were only producing the same things.

    • Joe Kleinkamp

      Yup. In the 50s and 60s everyone called Japanese imports “junk”. Along about the 70s we began to see improvements and by the mid 80s we were incorporating their quality control practices. We’re going the same route with China but because of trade agreements and technology it’s happening much quicker.

      • Piglet

        You’re exactly right. I remember when I was in the 6th grade (late 1960s) if something was considered junk we’d laugh and say, “Made in Japan!” There was a Japanese-American kid in the class and the teacher asked us to refrain from using that statement since it would only make him feel bad. Well, that phrase fell out of use a long time ago and no one’s laughing about Japanese products anymore. Certainly I’m not, as I’ve been driving Toyotas since 1988 and probably always will.

  • K

    Most Americans won’t even notice. There is your problem. You still have people who think RCA is made in this Country. You still have people who think Frigidaire is made in this Country. People who can not be bothered to know anything. That is your problem.

    • Tim

      In the 1950s there were over 90 American companies that made television sets. In 1995 the last American-owned television manufacturer–Zenith–sold out to a Korean company. The loss of our manufacturing base has been happening for longer than some might think.

      • K

        That is my point exactly. Most of these companies ceased producing in the U.S. almost two decades ago. Yet in two decades, the majority have not noticed.

        • Carl Corey

          The Chines just bought the largest Ham manufacturer in the United States, Smithfield Ham. Anyone noticed all of the Chinese fauna and wildlife that is beginning to take over the indigenous species of America? It looks like the Chinese are preparing a big move in the next decade or so. Chinese generals have ranted about the outright need to take over the U.S. because of their exploding population. They need “breathing room” (where have we heard that before?) and our country seems to be the perfect place for their expansion. In California there is an entire area populated by Chinese nationals. They’ve been setting up shop in America since the early eighties. Think of how successful their plan has become.

    • Mari

      I think a lot of people do know, but don’t care because they can buy stuff for less.

      Even when they do care, you can’t find USA made products anymore. I had to but a washing machine last year and replaced a television that was going bad. Try finding those products made in this country. There is one television brand made in Michigan (Element? don’t remember the name) but they did not have good reviews on Consumer Reports. Next time we need a tv, I will probably buy that brand anyway.

      What I would love to see is people NOT buying unnecessary items, such as Christmas and Halloween decorations that aren’t made in this country. I haven’t done so for two years it can be done but most people won’t even think about that, let alone make that decision.

      • Mondobeyondo

        A good challenge for anyone out there, would be to find any electronic device that is 100 percent made in America. Start with your desktop or laptop computer. Turn it upside down. It will say “Made in China”. Same with your iPhone or Android smartphone. It didn’t use to be that way of course…

        • KRKD

          My skateboard is made in the USA (there are many good wood shops left in the US, if only other industries were like the skate industry where people actually cared). That’s about it, though, very sad.

        • Carl Corey

          I build my own computers but all of the parts come from South-East Asia.

      • Hammerstrike

        I think that would be the best argument against the theory of evolution, how can all those shmegs not just survive but actually enjoy pretty high living standards?

        The answer is, the whole system is unsustainable and it is slowly going down as we write.

        • dooder

          Our economy is debt based now, credit crads, second mortgages, reverse mortgages, student loans.

          In ten years we will look like Africa.

        • spud boy

          DE-EVOLUTION.

      • Donald Wilson

        When the eventual slides into the abyss and the Vietnam Dong has greater value then you know you are at or near the bottom. We still have a ways to go but one day your worst nightmares will be at your doorstep. When the dollar finally collapses and worth less than a plug nickel prepare for hyperinflation. When that day is here we are in for a world of hurt. No more food stamps, welfare, unemployment, state and federal pensions cancelled. This new reality will make the Great Depression of 1929-30 look like a Sunday picnic…the end

        Bravo Two Zero out

        • Carl Corey

          We’re already in the “Greater Depression”. It will just take a few more years for people to realize it. I’m from Baltimore and everyday I see more and more small businesses close down. There is no recovery, all the numbers are fudged.

      • Carl Corey

        Have you noticed that nothing seems to last beyond the warranty period? I remember when a refrigerator would last 15 years, now they die in five years. I remember when a good washer and dryer would last 10 or 15 years, now they break in the first two years of use. I just bought a Black & Decker food processor. I have a B&D drill that is older then my 15 year old son that sat outside for months, got rained on ,etc. That drill still runs good. I bought the B&D food processor hoping it will be somewhat like the drill, and the electric motor will run for years. But for all I know some foreigner bought out Black and Decker and my food processor will die in less then a year. What a sad state our once great nation in in.

      • babette

        Television set? You still buy those? YOU STILL WATCH TV?!
        You’re lost.

    • laura m.

      I’m a retiree and am amazed how dumb the over 55 folks are. They are uninformed in general and would rather play golf or tennis all day. Most everyone is stuck in stupid, and you can’t fix stupid. Best not to join anything because there are lots of ignorant people in these tea party type groups that focus on only cutting taxes only..not on jobs,immigration, or subjects mentioned in article.

  • Drud

    I was walking around a Walmart not long ago and I saw all these wire-frame bins filled with a variety of “cheap trinkets” and I thought: “It seems these things are produced for no other reason than to fill these bins.” Surely, some are purchased, absentmindedly, by consumers who have been trained to buy things on impulse because they are in these types of bins. But, do market forces really drive the existence of these bins, or is there just too much production capacity in Far East factories and they’ve got to make something?

    • sharonsj

      That crap ends up in the clearance aisle because how many Duck Dynasty plastic plates do we need for $4 apiece? And the answer is yes, the Chinese factories keep churning out stuff because the Chinese government subsidizes them. How else can the workers earn enough to come here and buy our real estate?

  • china in big big trouble

    china isn’t exporting, they’re dumping, business has slowed to a crawl,and they’ve become so desperate to move merchandise they’re willing to loan us ever increasing amounts of cash so we keep buying the crap at any price they can get

    • Priszilla

      China and Columbia and Afghanistan are filling American demand for cheap tshirts, cocain and heroin.
      And the tax payer pays even for wars to secure the supply from Afghanistan.

    • Hammerstrike

      Argument was already made back in 2001.

      Except the producers are better off without the looters, not worst off.

  • Sammy

    And combine the above with the cash drain of the drug traffic and you get some really scarey numbers.

  • El mico

    Short sighted greed is the biggest problem the world faces today. Sack some workers, offshore some jobs to make some extra bucks but then who is left with a job which allows them to buy the crap you make? Do these people realize they are burning their own end market? Morons!

  • Raymond Chow

    Remember the riot in Seattle in 1994 during the WTO and GATT conference? This was because Clinton was about to sign those agreement which also included NAFTA. People realized back then that outsourcing our industry will go as quickly as the greedy corporations will move their productions to where they can get cheaper labor. Ross Perot even said that NAFTA will suck up our industry like a vacuum, if I’m not mistaken. Pat Buchanan has written books such as “Death of the West” emphasizing exactly this and people especially the Democrats laughed at him. There’s no other solution but to return to protectionism which must be imposed by the government and withdraw from all these global economic treaties. But the chances of that is zero as long as the politicians we elect remains puppet of the big corporations such as Buffett, Zuckerberg, etc.

    • El Pollo de Oro

      “We have got to stop sending jobs
      overseas.”—Ross Perot in 1992

      “If you don’t care about anything but
      making money, there will be a giant sucking sound going south.”—Ross Perot in
      1992

      • Spy#1

        Ross Perot and his son are making a lot of money off of that giant sucking sound. They have started a trucking company that ships for NAFTA firms. My, how things have changed with old Ross.

        • XSANDIEGOCA

          If you can not lick em, join em.

        • Drud

          Sure, Ross is no saint and never claimed to be. He was, however, this country’s last real chance to change course with the vote. Every candidate since has been a corporate/party shill.

          • Spy#1

            I agree. And every candidate that will be worthy of main stream media attention will be a corporate shill from now on.

    • Hammerstrike

      It isn´t just globalism but wealth redistribution through the central banks.

  • El Pollo de Oro

    Paul Craig Roberts put it best when he said that by outsourcing so many of its value-added jobs to Third World hellholes, the BRA essentially gave away its own GDP and put the nails in its own coffin. We’ve seen it with everything from blue-collar manufacturing jobs to tech jobs to call centers. I’ll never forget the time I needed to call one of the big telecom companies to get a problem straightened out (they started billing me when I wasn’t even a customer). So it turns out the woman on the phone was in Central America (guess the Mexican call centers were too expensive). Her English wasn’t great, and I switched over to Spanish. If the call center had been in India, I’d have been out of luck since I don’t speak Hindi. Insane.

    Welcome to globalism, which has turned out to be every bit the hellish nightmare Ross Perot said it would be.

    • Priszilla

      I live in UK and I understand the indians and chinese living here far better than the local english dialect. And in the suburb dominated by foreigners there are much less drunks and fights, and more open shops, mostly grocery, butcher, hairdresser, clothing, telephones and calling cards, tailors. stuff you need. the white neighborhood has booze shops and gambling dens and bingo halls.

      • El Pollo de Oro

        Priszilla: What part of the UK are you in? I saw plenty of booze shops and plenty of boozing when I visited Newcastle about six years ago. I got in early afternoon during a football (soccer) game, and there were already people passed out all over the sidewalk. It was only about 8C/47F outside, but Geordies were running around in short sleeves (people from Newscastle like to wear short sleeves when it’s cold out).

        • Priszilla

          Midlands. No difference. When I walk around in Winterclothes the Brits walk around in Shorts and T-Shirts and Negliges (the ladies with their blubber flowing out on all sides).

      • Carl Corey

        Don’t you know white people are being genocided? We used to make up 33% of the world’s population. Now we only make up 9% of the world’s population. Ever notice that only western nations are called on to become “multicultural”? Ever notice that it is only western nations allowing millions of Muslims and other foreigners to cross their borders? “They” are wearing us out, pushing all of the anti-white agendas at a harrowing pace.

        Racism is a code word for anti-white.

        They’ve pretty much destroyed our culture and forced us to accept foreign culture over our own. There is no white unity, only politically correct divisive racism towards whites.

        France is no longer French, London is no longer English. Germany is no longer German and the story is the same in all European/White countries. America used to be 90% white, now we’re down to 65% white. In the next 20 years white men will be the minority.

        The longer we allow this purposeful invasion to continue the less chance we have to survive as a distinct race and culture on this planet. When foreigners come to America they no longer assimilate, they turn America into a micro-version of their homeland.

        California is now more Mexican then American.

        Read about “The Plan of San Diego” written in the first half of the 20th century. It is (not was) a concerted plan to take back the western United States by Latin speaking peoples in Central and south America. The culmination of the plan ends with the murder of all whites over the age of 16. Me personally, I think they’ll just kill all of us, including our children, that is, if we let them.

        • Priszilla

          before the white man came to america, america was 100% non-white.
          white (pink) americans are all immigrants and now they get green in the face because there are even more people coming, not even the spaves they imported from africa.

          there was a time when the french made war against the english, and they against the scottish, and the germans against the russians and the french, etc.

          • Carl Corey

            We’re getting angry because the politicians sold us out decades ago, allowing foreigners to come to this country and destroy it from within. Once upon a time immigrants actually assimilated and became Americans (Think Italians, Greeks, etc.).

            What do we have today? California is now just an extension of Mexico, the white Americans are the minority and the state is going into the toilet. All you here is “La Raza this and La Raza that”, there’s nothing American about California.

            It all started with Ted Kennedy and his handlers in 1965, changing the immigration laws and basically opening the flood gates to uneducated, criminally minded, non-white peoples.

            We’re pissed because a certain “tribe” of chosen ones has destroyed our nation from within and began a genocide of white peoples all across the world.

          • Priszilla

            Most of my white friends married Asians and now live in Asia. What do you call that?

    • PointofVue

      Everyone remembers what Ross said and he was correct. The Larry King interview with Al Gore and Ross Perot is on Youtube, discussing NAFTA. Everyone should watch it as only 45 minutes. It makes you understand how a real businessman seen what would happen compared to a politician trying to sell it to everyone. I would post the link, but know it would have to wait to be approved. I am surprised Michael has not posted the link in talking about NAFTA as a very good discussion they had. Can’t take anything Al Gore says seriously after that interview.

      • El Pollo de Oro

        PointofVue: I remember the NAFTA debates well. Perot, Patrick Buchanan and Ralph Nader were totally opposed to it, while Al Gore and that drug addict Rush “OxyContin” Limbaugh went on about how great it would be. Limbaugh even called Perot a racist for his anti-NAFTA position.

    • Drud

      In 1980, the US was the largest creditor on the planet and had a large industrial base that existed in a nice balance with the financial sector. Since, there has been a continual shift away from industry to finance. The results? The US is now the largest debtor nation on the planet (by a wide margin), the ultra-rich have seen the greatest period of growth in history, the middle class has been devastated. I lived through this period (I was only 5 in 1980) and I noticed none of this, just what I was told by the media about the state of the economy. The problems we face are not new, not the result of any single policy, any single president, any specific Congress. Now, the question is will we see a gradual shift back or a hard crash?

      • Drud

        Oh, and since yo brought up Ross Perot…I think 1992 was the last real chance this country had to make real changes with the vote. We chose poorly and we are paying the price.

        • El Pollo de Oro

          Drud: I keep hoping that I’m dead wrong about all this and that the BRA will rebound, but I don’t see how it can. Not with a destroyed middle class, not with such massive debt and currency debasement, not with such widespread poverty and the loss of so many jobs that aren’t coming back, not when the BRA manufactures hardly anything anymore. Both major parties support the corporatist/fascist policies that have brought the former USA to its knees, and I don’t see any hope at all in the two-party system.

          • Drud

            Totally agree, Golden Chicken. I think that is the reason why I am so certain we are headed for collapse– despite how smoothly society still runs–I really hope I’m wrong. Can people who buy the MSM BS that we are in a recovery say the same?

          • El Pollo de Oro

            Drud: Another major reason why I see huge problems ahead: the monsterbanks are even bigger now than they were in 2008 but haven’t become any less reckless. I think that all hell is going to break loose when one of the major banks (which are even bigger now than they were in 2008) goes into cardiac arrest and demands another bailout (or a bail-IN a la Cyprus). When BOA or Wells Fargo says, “We’re taking 10% or 20% of everything you have in your accounts,” the civil unrest will make the L.A. riots of 1992 look like a picnic.

          • Drud

            Bail-ins are a definite possibility, and would result in almost instantaneous chaos. Another possibility is for the big banks to decline all credit card activity across the board. Think of it, if the money/debt/credit (interchangeable terms now, and that is the real problem) stops flowing, and the banks can no longer borrow, they certainly are going to stop lending. But what happens when virtually every POS terminal in every store stops working at the same time?

          • ConcernedAmerican

            I always enjoy yours and Drud’s contributions.

            It seems like the movies are in on the plan too. For example, the movie “Looper” shows the USA as a third world country that uses paper money from China. The movie “Divergent” shows how society does not like people that have multiple interests or talents, and how the state wants to control everyone.

          • Carl Corey

            Watch the movie “The International” with Clive Owen playing the lead role or watch another movie called “The Veteran”. Both movies pull the curtain back and give us plebs a quick glance at the wizard. I’m surprised these two movies were ever allowed to be released. They control almost everything but they do not control it all.

        • Herman Nelson

          I work in the wholesale business. The only thing that is flying off the warehouse shelves is guns, ammo and camping equipment. I wonder where it’s all going and I think the ballot box is going to be kicked to the curb and the cartridge box is going to be the new way of voting.

      • Carl Corey

        The problems we face are definitely part of a single policy, it’s called The New World Order. Sure, the spider’s web is made up of many different strands, but all those strands connect in the center. At the center of the web lies the big black murderous spider.

  • CharlesH

    Michael, I absolutely love your columns. Have a quick question for you or any of the other people who comment here. If you wanted to destroy the United States from within, what would you do differently than what this president is doing?

    • Priszilla

      To be quicker than democrats in destroying america? vote republican.

      make the americans pay for guns, ammo, bombs, missilese, and then send your boys and girls overseas to secure some profit for american corporations to blow all that stuff up.

      then return the kids home and let them kill themselves.

      in the meantime get the cia fund some new revolutions overseas.

      to find more reasons to sell gujs and ammoo and bombs and missiles to the american taxpayer.

      • Gay Veteran

        Democrats and Republicans believe in empire abroad and the national security/surveillance state at home

      • Drud

        Both sides do those things. There is no real difference, just a matter of how they go about their real jobs of getting re-elected despite selling out their constituency to the highest bidder.

      • Herman Nelson

        This is not about left VS right, it’s about right and wrong. Both parties are at fault for this along with the American public. Americans go for the cheapest price on whatever they buy (made in China). American stock holders don’t care if a company is closed down and moved to China, they care about what their stocks will bring in at dividend time. American companies can’t compete with Fat Fong’s shoe factory in Asia because that factory has no OSHA, EPA regulations nor unions to deal with.

        If you feel the need to throw the republicans under the bus, lets talk about democrats and their defaulting “green companies”, the “carbon credit” scam and Al Gore’s “global warming” snake oil.

        • Priszilla

          From an European POV there are no left parties in US government.

          Whether you believe in global warming or not, it always pays to save some money, for example by burning less fuel.
          And since all prices are rising, it’s better to insulate your house today than tomorrow.

          Then, when you cut down as much as possible on your energy bill, you can produce what’s left on your roof in PV or wind turbines.

          And if you produce all that stuff – insulating bricks, PV, turbines, insulating foam, insulating cellulose nearby, you do something for the local economy. Providing jobs for the kids, and making them too tired for mischief.

          • Herman Nelson

            Typical communist. Shrug off the truth and attack from a different direction.

          • Priszilla

            What truth? That the Democrats are as right as the Republicans?

            If you want change then you need to vote for someone else. Not always the same two parties.

            One buys the guns, the other goes to war.

            They are both guilty.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            “What truth? That the Democrats are as right as the Republicans? ”
            LMAO! You’re really cuckoo for cocoa puffs.

          • muldoon55 .

            All parties, all government is under the control of the same spirit person.
            When Jesus was being tempted in the wilderness for 40 days,Satan showed him in a vision all the kingdoms of this world and told Jesus ” I will give all these to you if you do an act of worship to me”.
            Satan is the unseen force behind everything human governments do. It should be quite evident, as we look at the utter failure of government to provide common folk the basic needs for life and economic security,that an unholy force animates them and that looking to any human party to deliver what we need will ALWAYS result in disappointment .
            Only God’s Kingdom , in the hands of His warrior King designate Jesus Christ, can and will break (violently) the hold of demonic human rule setting those who submit to God’s Sovereignty free to live on a cleansed earth under a truly righteous rule whereby all will enjoy abundance of life and prosperity. Brothers, we are at the thresh hold of this universe shattering event, Now is the time to stop looking in wrong directions for relief from all the injustices we see and start trusting and believing that our Heavenly Father cares about each one of us and will carry us through the greatest tribulation the world has ever seen.

        • Priszilla

          If Americans were interested they’d collect information about how these products are made, and they’d help their Chinese colleagues to get better protection, including environmental protection.

          American workers need to understand, that their enemy is not the Chinese worker. But that they and the Chinese worker have a common enemy – the bank, the stock exchange, the share holder.

          The shareholder wants to have dividends today, he does not care about the future of a company, or the national economy where that company is located.

          .

        • K2

          More than regulations, its wages that caused outsourcing. Wages in china and india were close to 1/10 th of the wages in the west. Because of the exchange value of their currencies vis a vis the dollar and other factors. Looks like you are the one who fell for the snake oil peddled by those who said it was regulations that caused it. Regulations only played a very minor part, the major reason was the wage difference.

          • Herman Nelson

            I agree with that. Simply pick up the phone and dial HP Tech Support. Suddenly you’re talking with “john” in India. Jobs that used to be here are sent overseas. Little known fact- you can request that the call be redirected to the United States, so that you can understand the tech better.

          • K2

            You can, but how many people will do that.

            And not just tech support there are a lot of jobs from many sectors that have been shipped.

          • K2

            I mean how many people know they can do that?

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        Oh please. Both parties may be guilty but nothing is faster at destruction than a democrat. Good grief, have you given the progressive agenda any critical thought?

        • Priszilla

          From my POV, the Democrats are too far right to give them any thought.

          Left means socialist, communist, green.

          • K2

            While republicans are worse than democrats, the current president is infact destroying the country.

          • Priszilla

            i think it is the repubs, makinv it appear so.

          • K2

            While they also try to make it appear like that in some aspects, obama too is doing things that are affecting americas economy.

          • Priszilla

            Well, everybody is doing things, or not doing things.

            People should start doing things and not let politicians do everything.

            If you want a country without government, you should start learning to do things by yourself.

            Pointing at politicians and telling on them is kindergarten stuff.

          • K2

            Everybody knows everybody is doing things or not doing things.

            A lot of people on this forum already said people should start doing things and not let politicians do everything. But since our discussion is specifically about obama’s performance, i said what i said.

            And no i dont want a country without government. And i am already what is necessary for me.

            And about your last point,you shouldnt have pointed at politicians then.

          • K2

            i am already ‘doing’ what is necessary for me.

      • sharonsj

        I would not vote Republican. All they’ve done so far is pass laws restricting voting, restricting women’s rights, preventing the poor from getting Medicaid, cut food stamps, and want to eliminate Social Security and Medicare. Meanwhile when is the last time the Republicans did anything about creating jobs? Oh, wait, they’re too busy repealing Obamacare for the 52nd time.

  • Paul

    The sins of America will cause its destruction–YAHWEH’s HOLY Judgment will fall harshly on America. Abortion is murder yet this countries continues its murderous act daily. The blood of the innocent will not go unheard. It’s tragic that we’re forced to live in a Babylon system of corruption and sin. America as a nation has turned into the spirit of Sodom and Gomorrah–violence, gay marriages, corruption, rampant sin, liars, thieves, murderers. This country has turned away from YAHWEH and that action has caused its destruction.
    This country is standing soon very weak legs that will soon crumble. When this happens those who are blind will panic and then what? It’s easy to see how the anti-Christ is going to mislead so many people. If people won’t even turn to YAHWEH now for understanding while they have the time, how will they be when the world is in a chaotic state? Some will have their eyes open, I believe, while others continue to belong to this world.
    Prepare in YESHUA our ETERNALLY RISEN LORD and pray that HE will send the HOLY SPIRIT to guide you in the direction you need. For without YESHUA’s guidance we only walk in darkness.

    • Gay Veteran

      bilge

    • Hammerstrike

      Where is yaya hidding? The job should have been done something like 20 years ago at the very latest.
      So the (un)holy judgement better come up fast, because libermurika and a lot of other countries are going to bite the dust in the next 5 years.

    • Carl Corey

      Salvation comes only when one trusts in Yahushua HaMashiacha and is baptized in His name only. Only those who accept His Spirit through water will become sons of the Most High Yahuweh.

  • grumpyhillbilly

    While many are busy getting high or celebrating gay marriage, this is the story that should be getting the play in the media. Its not just the devastating loss of middle class jobs, it the seeds of innovation that come from the floors of factories.

    • Priszilla

      In UK most of the “news” are about a missing plane, a football club changing its name, and the trial of Pistorius.

    • Gay Veteran

      social issues (such as abortion or “gay marriage”) are meant by TPTB to keep us divided

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        Is it just a coincidence that you’re an activist for both?

        • Gay Veteran

          not an activist for abortion rights, merely a defender

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Lol. You say tomato, I say tamato and it’s undeniable that you’re all over these pages, ‘keeping us divided’.

          • Gay Veteran

            says the pot calling the kettle black

          • It’s the truth

            Not an activist for murder eh,just a defender of murder. An activist though for all kinds of filthy perversion. What does biology teach? Penis,testes,semen combined with self lubricating vagina,egg,and womb leading to continuation of the species.
            Penis,testes,semen combined with dry anus,excrement and blood leading to all manner of health problems and extinction of the species. You do the math.

          • Gay Veteran

            “Not an activist for murder eh,just a defender of murder….”

            not an activist for slavery, eh, just a defender

            “…What does biology teach?….”

            hey Einstein, see nature

            “…Penis,testes,semen combined with dry anus,excrement and blood leading to all manner of health problems and extinction of the species. You do the math.”

            ROFLOL, like the human race faces extinction because gays don’t reproduce. Moron

          • It’s the truth

            I have noticed that you consistently reply to good and reasonable argumentation with name calling. That is not helpful. It would be better if you would leave out the ‘junior,Einstein,moron’ references that are common in so many of your replies to posts that disagree with your views,and present sound rebuttal instead. At the moment I have no reason to believe that you will change in this regard.

          • Gay Veteran

            “…good and reasonable argumentation….”

            ROFLOL, when you post pure BS then expect to be treated accordingly.

            man, you’re thin skinned for a bigot

          • It’s the truth

            I will add ‘bigot’ to the list of name calling.
            One of your posts stated: “ROFLOL,like the human race races extinction because gays don’t reproduce. Moron”
            Perhaps you would be good enough,without name calling,to explain to me the reason why gays don’t reproduce? Thank you.

          • Gay Veteran

            “…Penis,testes,semen combined with dry anus,excrement and blood leading to all manner of health problems and extinction of the species….”

            fundamental failure of logic

          • Gay Veteran

            “ROFLOL,like the human race races extinction because gays don’t reproduce. Moron”
            sorry, if you don’t understand that then I can’t help you

          • Carl Corey

            It’s just one small piece of the puzzle, in conjunction with other population control mantras. In the good old days a homosexual was ashamed of their perverse lifestyle, so much so that they would do everything in their power to hide that fact. Now, through massive media manipulation and social engineering the majority of the people in western countries accept, even praise, homosexual activity and call it “freedom”.

            We all know the difference between right and wrong, except those who have fallen for the big lie.

          • Kannin

            Please don’t call it “abortion rights”. The opposite of Pro Life is not “abortion rights” or “a woman’s right to choose” or even “Pro Choice”… The opposite of Pro Life is Pro Death.

          • Gay Veteran

            ok junior, then I’ll start calling “Pro Life” the proper term: Pro Slavery

          • Kannin

            Why would you call me Junior? Are you upset with me because I asked you not mask your cause with a soft, un-offensive name? I am just tired of the left changing the names of their side of arguments.
            Global Warming has become Climate Change… Illegal Alien turned into un-documented worker, and now… some of them are Dreamers. And, most recently they changed Gun Control into Gun Safety.
            Just be honest! Just say that you are against the death penalty for violent felons, but for it for innocent, unborn children.

          • Gay Veteran

            “….Are you upset with me because I asked you not mask your cause with a soft, un-offensive name?….”

            Nice word trick you’re trying to pull. You don’t like “pro-choice” because it is a “soft-un-offensive name”.
            Instead you want to use “pro-death”, a hard offensive name.

          • Gay Veteran

            Just be honest! Just say you want to turn women into slaves.
            Now how does that feel, junior

          • Taylor G. Moore

            Pro Choice vs. Pro Live is a useful tool to keep the little people (the vast majority of us) divided. Personally, I think abortion “stinks” but I am not going to fall into the trap of division and isolation because I don’t think a woman should be able to decide to end the life of her baby, even if the baby was created by rape.

    • nygrump

      well, it certainly wasn’t the working people who sent all these jobs offshore.

  • Paul

    I am not clear how the Economic Policy Institute came up with ” 500,000 jobs being lost to China each year.. My reasoning is this.
    9000 American jobs are lost for every $1 Billion dollars that are imported from overseas. As of 2013 the U.S trade deficit with China was 318 billion dollars. 9000 times 318 equals. 2,862,000 jobs lost.
    Can someone shed light on how the Economic Policy Institute came up with 500,000 jobs lost? I am come up with 2.862 million jobs lost each year.

  • toadsticker

    I can see a movie in the first paragraph. Somewhere, in Washington D.C., behind closed doors elite power brokers meet. “The people of this country are to stupid to see how we are helping them. They can’t handle the truth.”

    • Hammerstrike

      That´s a Conspiracy! And Conspiracies can’t be true because if they where, welll… that would be bad!
      I find it much more convenient and realistic to believe that the bankers and government have our best interests at heart and that those who are criticizing them are all insane nutters.

  • libsstillsucktheobamacock

    thanks gary

  • Hammerstrike

    The real trade deficie is prolly even higher.

    It´s over 9000!

    • Eric Quintero

      LOL

  • BenguluruHuduga

    Job losses happen all the time. key is to create new ones. That’s where the issue is !

    • chilller

      The only new jobs will be created in China. If you don’t use China, the competition who is will run you down.

  • Undecider

    Let’s have a discussion of how China got all this industry in the first place.

    • Carl Corey

      You can thank Nixon and David Rockefeller for planning the demise of America. They started the plan way back when.

  • markthetruth

    Get used to “NORTH DAKOTA” the new middle class living in a car in a walmart parking lot. To do hard dangerous work in ice cold weather most of the time for a oil rich company.

    the end…

    • DB

      You make it sound so bad. . .Remember the article about a oilfield job driving a truck for $80 000 a year? That’s not hard or cold, and it’s fantastic money. Big oil companies are not the only people finding wealth in ND. A lot of regular folks are too. And the only reason the live in cars or RVs is because the boom happened so fast, the homebuilders can’t keep up. These are solid, high paying jobs, what more do you want?!!

      • Spy#1

        What more do I want?…A place to live.

        • DB

          They’re building as fast as possible, believe me. I drove through that region recently. What they need most in ND is more people to meet the demand- more carpenters for example. All those unemployed 30 something’s living in their parent’s basement should take the next bus to ND.

          • death

            Too bad none of them can afford to rent a room there, due to skyrocketing real-estate prices, thanks to the boom. So they have to live in a car or trailer.

      • Gay Veteran

        and how many $80,000 a year jobs can be produced in North Dakota?

        • DB

          I don’t have a number and won’t speculate. My point was there are many jobs available but markthetruth made it sound like they weren’t good enough. There’s plenty to complain about but great middle class jobs in ND shouldn’t be on the list.

          • Gay Veteran

            that depends on the number of jobs.
            are there 1000 available?
            10,000?
            even 100,000 is a drop in the bucket of our massive unemployment numbers

          • K2

            His point was a response to mark the truth, who implied north dakota jobs and living standards associated with those jobs..suck.

          • Gay Veteran

            “…These are solid, high paying jobs, what more do you want?!! “

          • K2

            While he should not have said, ‘what more do you want?’!!! (he must have got carried away) its still a solid high paying job in the current economic scenario. Solid here means solid pay.

          • Gay Veteran

            very true

        • xander cross

          Not that many. I smell a trap.

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          Enough jobs that there was a story in the news the other about ND’s straining infrastructure…

          • Gay Veteran

            how many $80,000 jobs?
            100?
            1000?
            10,000?
            not enough to be a drop in the bucket of our massive unemployment

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Lol, Once again you failed to understand the point. I’m not babysitting you this time. You never seem to manage to reach higher understanding, no matter how much handholding provided you.

          • Gay Veteran

            failed to understand the point? that’s your full time job

          • Carl Corey

            Yeah, let’s keep on believing the lies of the mainstream media, that’ll get us somewhere.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            You mean there is no oil and gas boom in ND?
            WOW, you’ve opened my eyes. well, at least to roll them.

  • DJohn1

    This week I replaced the starter on my 97 Honda Accord with 111,000 miles on it. It runs like it was new! I replaced it myself because I could not afford to have someone do it for me.
    We live on pensions. My wife and I are in our 70s. I have never replaced a starter by myself before.
    The same goes for the repair job I did on a second story window recently.
    The fact is our forefathers realised no one could compete with the cheap labor of other countries. Our Congress did not listen and neither did our Presidents.
    We used to be one of the most properous countries in the world.
    That was before a bunch of people with more money than sense decided we needed an empire world wide.
    So they built that empire on our money. No one stopped them.
    Just like they didn’t stop them when they went to not worshiping God.
    Well, what they have sown they shall reap and the harvest is way overdue.

    • Spy#1

      “The fact is our forefathers realised no one could compete with the cheap labor of other countries. Our Congress did not listen and neither did our Presidents.”

      They listened but could not understand. The words were not “green.”

  • davidmpark

    That is why one must fight for re-industrialization. Has anyone actually seen the restrictions placed on these facilities? They are massive!! For example: where we live, it’s illegal to run a business out of your own garage. That is where all great corporations seem to begin, and it’s outlawed!! The economic engine has been turned off and the controls locked up. You can fight to get the keys back.

    Start with the municipalities and States – not the Feds. The Feds do a lot of damage, but the real problems begin and end locally. Go to council meetings, put constant pressure on councilmen (replace them if needs be), do research and type up proposals, contact the local bureaucrats and get them to explain themselves! It’s far easier when there’s more than just you doing it, so get your neighbors involved. It’s really easy, jsut talk tot hem about local issues, and when they complain about something you’ve also complained about; give ‘em the info and say “tell them so!” A lot of folks are really willing to do this! The more neighbors you get, the more city council’s will vote in your favor. And this works for county and state, too.

    And to add to this story: many folks think that Utah manufacturers have pretty much left the state… nope! They did somethings that were quite brilliant. First was to minimize their public exposure as out here there’s a civil war going on between developers/investors and environmentalists. They tout green energy and such, but all they do is attach a tiny solar panel to a parking lot light. :) Second was manufacturers bought adjacent undeveloped property, then rent out that property to sharecroppers or hobby farmers… and claim the manufacturing facility is agricultural. The majority are that way out here – saves them a lot in taxes (and might be why farm bills are so full of pork), but it shows up in tax documents as we’re loosing manufacturing.

    • Carl Corey

      Your idea that we can turn things around at the local level is seriously flawed. Power flows from the top and subjugates all below it. City councils are slaves to their masters from on high. Even when the local Sheriff or city councilman looks out for the little guy they still wind up failing because the Federal big brother murder-machine overrides all.

      Voting cannot and will not change our collective lot.

      The real problems stems from the moneychangers. The BIS and the World Bank run this world. Nothing can or will change until we have routed them out and killed them so they can never return again.

      • davidmpark

        The idea is not flawed as I am already doing it. This is based on earned results – not theories. City Councils are beholden to the voting majority. Those on high can only do so much; corruption is rampant, and that’s made them very inefficient. Change the councils and then go for the county and state. The Feds can be limited through a convention of the states (probably our last resort); so long as the states are on your side.

        Voting can change things as voting lead to it. The only other option outside of the National Constitution and State Constitutions is civil war – and I will not consent to that!

        The banks are at the mercy of their shareholders and their customers – that is the only reason they exist. If you don’t like what banks are doing, then learn banking and take one over, or go into the Federal Reserve and change it.

        And I guess you’re next move is accusing I’m some propagandist for the banks… or whatever you personally despise. My loyalty is to my family, Christ, and His Church only. My family needs stability and prosperity and I aim to provide that.

        • Carl Corey

          Sorry pal but take a look at our nation as a whole. If voting changes anything it changes things for the worst. Since we’ve been brainwashed to redefine ourselves as a “democracy” the country has been sliding deeper and deeper into the abyss.

          The biggest lie is that you can change the system from within. It’s impossible. You apparently aren’t very well versed in who your enemy is. How can you fight an enemy that you’re ignorant of?

          No, the banks are not beholding to their shareholders, though it may appear that way to you and the rest of the world. These parasitic bankers wrote our laws, i.e., their laws and they know how to hide wealth and use proxies to control things from the shadows.

          I’d hate to see a civil war but some form of massive bloodshed is coming. If history has taught us anything at all it’s that economic disasters always lead to social disorder, chaos, and outright war.

          No, I’m not some nutjob who calls everyone who disagrees with me “COINTELPRO”. We’re all at different stages in regards to truth. You’re still living under the assumption that the organic constitution and a dejure government exists in our reality. I’m here to tell you it has been destroyed, dead and buried over 100 years ago.

          Broaden your horizons, study and research the forming of this nation, learn about the true facts of the revolutionary war, Articles of Confederation, their unlawful trashing, and what led us to the so-called CONstitution.

          Peace in Messiah.

  • muldoon55 .

    The collapse of this corrupt human system of human rule was ordained back in the garden of eden when Adam rebelled against God’s right to determine for mankind what was right and good for him.
    We see the full bloom of that rebellion in our current sorry condition. The whole system is about to be gutted by God and replaced by His Choice for ruler , Jesus Christ, who will overthrow violently the entire corrupt human ruling element along with the fool populace who keep in power these sorry excuses of leaders in whom no salvation belongs( Psalms 146:3)
    .Look to God’s King Jesus and bend your knee in subjection to his sovereignty for the time is come for God’s will for mankind and his earth to be fulfilled. True peace and economic security,beyond our wildest dreams, will be realized under the rule of God’s Kingdom.

  • chilller

    Our company was bought by the Japanese who are now taking our one-of-a-kind, high tech product and sending it to China to be produced. American design, ingenuity and sweat went into building this amazing piece, only to have the fruits of our labor dispatched to the communists…. If this and numerous accounts like it aren’t proof positive that we the people have zero, zilch say about the running of our country…then you are a deaf, dumb and blind sheep!

  • Adrian

    Great article. Michael, I know you’ve done stories like this in the past, but could you write one on declining civility within the country? I see it every day, from lack of professionalism to the way people treat others (including myself) every day, lack of courtesy, civility, etc. I would love to read what you could find on this topic.

  • Nys Parkie

    Gold, Silver. Gold, Silver. Bullets. Freeze Dried. Water filters. Enough said.

    • Wally

      water filters are no good without water. you have to find a sustainable water source. 3 days with no water and you will die.

      • Nys Parkie

        I live on the shores of Lake Ontario. Enough water for ya?

  • Donald Wilson

    The current economic situation will never change until this country wakes up an sees the level of devastation. This won’t occur until the rest of of the world stops loaning this country money. Perhaps when the dollar finally loses its world reserve currency status and when other nations refuse to accept the US dollar, then maybe the citizens will pull their heads out of the sand and wake up to reality. That reality is that our government has sold us out to the Globalists. The end.

    Bravo Two Zero out…

  • Arizona

    A very well know internet site was saying how wonderful their city was now that they shut down all those NASTY steel mills,SAY WHAT?..and the UNEMPLOYMENT IS ONLY 90% of the population now,THESE are the sort of people running america,THE END IS IN SIGHT NOW,and its to late to wake up,your going to HELL because you wouldn’t stand up,and now its to late…GET CLOSE TO THE LORD,THIS CRASH IS GOING TO BE A HARD ONE, america is headed straight down,for a one point landing…….nose first……….

  • Arizona

    HERES THE WAY IT IS,…THOMAS JEFFERSON,warned you NO STANDING ARMIES,..how many are in america,70 at the federal level alone,and then you have local police gangs,county police gangs,and state police gangs,AND THEN IT GETS WORSE,the russians are here,the chinese are here,along with six other NATO countries WHO FULLY INTEND TO ENSLAVE EVERYONE,are you ready??YOUR about to see a RED DAWN,in america,and almost no one is ready,THERES GOING TO BE A “BIG” POPULATION DECLINE here shortly,IF YOUR CAPTURED,do NOT take the MARK OF THE BEAST,their going to kill you anyway,FIGHT THEM TO THE FINISH…remember COWARDS are the first ones to die in a war……….

  • Wally

    Unfortunately there are too many populous cities like San Diego where things on the outside appear to be good. Construction going on everywhere. Where I work they just built a high end restaurant that is almost always packed, across the street the finishing touches on a high end condo project is only a couple of months from finishing. No one and I mean no one has any clue what is going on. You can’t speak up if you have no idea what is really going on.

    Ted Cruz has the biggest platform to say things and whenever he does he gets ridiculed and what he says falls mostly on death ears. If he can’t get it done the only other possible way would be to get the few million that really know what is up and have them band together but didn’t the tea party already try that? Now the tea party are deemed terrorists because of it. I am afraid it is too late. This train is going over the cliff and there is nothing left.

    One day in the not so distant future we will wake up like always and get ready to start our day but we will start hearing some confusing news. Maybe every major bank has been hit with a massive cyber attack and most if not all banks are inaccessible. Maybe in the middle of the night we will be woken up because of the power going out and we will say not that uncommon until it gets to be the next day then the next and still no power. Maybe it will be more subtle, we start our day only to find out the stock market has crashed, 4000….5000…6000 points or more. Panic everywhere in the financial markets. Maybe we start hearing of a massive pandemic like Ebola spreading from guinea to two more countries now and then Europe, S. America, Mexico, USA. Mass panic ensues.

    If any of us survives the crash and collapse of the economy and civilization as we know it things are going to be very hard for years, decades. May God take mercy on our souls.

  • Wally

    Re-industrialization is not possible and you want to know why? 3 letters: EPA. One other reason is the tens of thousands of regulations that businesses must follow. Most if not all businesses could not open because of the huge costs involved with environmental and non-environmental regulations. SDGE was trying to build a couple of plants in the desert and could not even get approval so they built the plants in Mexico with Mexican laborers by the way then had to engage in a long fight with the EPA just to get approval to place the poles and run the wires from Mexico to San Diego. It ended up costing SDGE much much more. Companies cannot operate here, the taxes and costs are to much and there businesses will not be profitable.

  • Bill

    Remember, it was President George Bush who predicted that we are now entering a New world Order and that America was no longer to be looked at as it once was.

    “This has become more apparent since the start of the world financial crisis, which finds its roots in the U.S. economic downturn.

    So how would a new world order emerge? It seems that the global population would only be willing to accept the implementation of a new world order, in either form, in the event of a major global crisis, such as the complete economic collapse of the United States of America.

    The U.S. is at the heart of the global economy because the U.S. dollar is currently the reserve currency of the world. Oil, gold and all major commodities are measured in U.S. dollars.

    If the U.S. were to collapse in the same way that Iceland and Latvia already have, the whole world would be affected. A new world order would need to be formed that no longer relied on U.S. global hegemony.

    Manyexperts believe that this is not only possible, but likely. According to Professor Willem Buiter, a former member of the Monetary Policy Committee who is now at the London School of Economics, “There will, before long … be a global dumping of U.S. dollar assets, including U.S. government assets…

    The past eight years of imperial overstretch, hubris and domestic and international abuse of power on the part of the Bush administration has left the U.S. materially weakened financially, economically, politically and morally.”

    Adam Abrams/HAARETTZ

  • Wally

    Even if there was a job for every man, woman and child that would only total about 350 million jobs. The numbers show the US losing millions of jobs. How long until there are no jobs or very very few jobs. Take a middle class family that loses their jobs, they don’t shop or go out to eat, or do anything that costs money, well those places where they used to shop start cutting jobs and so on and so forth. I think this only has 1 possible ending. There will be 2 classes of people from here on: The Soros, Gates, Buffets of the world and the poor. Will we not become Mexico in a few years? The Slims will have the wealth and the rest of us will live in ejidos.

  • Tractor

    Vast areas of Detroit look like Syria.
    I know, I been their. (Detroit that is)
    If this NEW trade deal is so, SO bad for America, then why in the hell is Obama pushing so hard for it, WHO DOES HE WORK FOR ANY WAY? (NOT FOR US that is for sure)
    We the people voted him into office, he is suppose to work for US, he is suppose to have OUR best interest at heart, but he doesn’t, WHY? WHY? WHY?
    Isn’t this akin to TREASON? Especially with our economy in such a fragile state?
    He can kill American’s with impunity and turn his nose up at Congress by-passing them at every opportunity with the stroke of his mighty pen. WHY do we even have a Congress any more, all we need is Obama.
    (FIRE CONGRESS GIVE US OBAMA he’s our man)

    • jimha

      You need some educating Tractor. Politicians including the U.S. president do not run things.

  • anonymous

    Supply and demand.

    Immigration has zero to do with race or heritage. Many Americans have multiple races and heritages in our family trees. Instead, immigration is 100% about supply and demand. Americans sit unemployed while legal and illegal immigrants pour in to the USA. The USA has more workers than jobs and that is a big part of why wages are where they are.

  • David

    Interesting that, the 2 key areas where the US still does well, Ag and Energy/Oil, the lefties are going full out to cripple both those areas from all possible angles.

  • Gary Ark

    It is a silly logic – manufacturing provides “well paying jobs” – not anymore. Bringing manufacturing back will not bring “well paying jobs” back because they are not well paying anymore. The problem is not fixable – as long as the world keeps giving us money and goods for free ( well, just for the promise to pay back some day), we will continue on this path. Eventually it will explode, but who knows when? The screams about imminent collapse have been going on since 80s and 90s, yet the system is still clicking. .

  • Chris Close

    Stop buying cheap crap.

    • Priszilla

      In Winter, many old people die. And their books are really old and land on the scrapheap at the market.
      But I like them. Carpentry, joinery, butchery, painting, wartime cooking, cleaning, etc. Might come in handy one day.

  • sharonsj

    The quality is not high. Too many of the Chinese-made products I bought either fell apart or stopped working. And the Chinese don’t build it our way, otherwise they’d have to have laws regarding worker safety, food safety, consumer protection, and the environment.

  • Joe Kleinkamp

    Off topic but — show your objection to the firing of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich over his opposition to gay marriage. I just uninstalled Mozilla’s Firefox browser from my computer. . . didn’t like it much anyway. Eich shared that opposition with most California voters in 2008 and with Barak Obama as well. He was well qualified to lead the company but they caved under pressure from gay marriage supporters and threw him under the bus.Mozilla needs to feel some pressure from the huge number of people on the other side of this issue.

  • Mecca Wrecka

    the Chairman of the House Finance Committee a couple years later stated that in 1928 the Federal Reserve was responsible for leeching $80 billion from American citizens (an enormously larger sum in today’s dollars). He wanted to bring criminal charges against top Fed officials, but guess what? He wound up dead in suspicious circumstances. Imagine that.

  • frank1569

    Big Transnational Corporations do not care about America or American workers – profits for shareholders. End of story.

    National allegiance is not part of the equation.

  • Digby Green

    Its all very true what you wrote.
    But surely every American already knows it.
    They bought the cheap clothes, shoes, tv’s and phones.
    Western countries cannot compete with Asian costs and wages.
    Capital and manufacturing always flows to the cheapest place it always has and it always will.
    And how do you think other western countries feel when we get force fed American media and movies and drugs, military equipment as you crushed our industries.
    The only answer is to keep western wages low and wait fro Asia to catch us up.
    Also modern manufacturing can make so much stuff with so few employees, that those jobs are never going to come back. Nor will the unions.

    • anonymous

      I refuse to spend my dollars on items that come from a country that allows workers to be treated so poorly suicide nets have to be placed around the factory to catch the workers that are so miserable they fling themselves out of the factory windows. I also do not want to buy goods from a country that has exported toxic goods to unsuspecting consumers multiple times. Even a CEO can not sell what I will not buy. If everyone in the United States started purchasing goods from local artisans, what would happen then? What if food was purchased only at local farmer’s markets? Nobody is forcing Americans to support the CEOs, or their outsourcing of jobs. Trade is up to the consumer; nothing can be sold that the consumer does not buy. What if all Americans stopped buying anything imported?

  • Ubwart

    Well the city of Detroit had a lot of help in turning into a sh eit hole. Democrats and blacks, blacks are not capable of maintaining an civilization.

    • SufferinSuccotash,Pivoting

      I’m sure most of them can at least get their articles right.

  • http://waltersthinking.blogspot.com/ Walter Ruggieri

    What about the use of technology in manufacturing? Will that not also destroy jobs? The future looks bleak.

  • PR

    We just have to look at world history. The larger the Govt. gets compared to the rest of us working folk, the worse it gets.
    There will be a rebellion, not sure when, we will all be gone by then. Just wish they would read more.
    Ask the Romans……..

    • http://www.southerncrossxray.com americalsgt

      I don’t know either, but Rome wasn’t built in a day nor in a day was it destroyed.

    • GSOB

      He had white horses
      And ladies by the score
      All dressed in satin
      And waiting by the door

      Ooooh, what a lucky man he was
      Ooooh, what a lucky man he was

      White lace and feathers
      They made up his bed
      A gold covered mattress
      On which he was laid

      Ooooh, what a lucky man he was
      Ooooh, what a lucky man he was

      He went to fight wars
      For his country and his king
      Of his honor and his glory
      The people would sing

      Ooooh, what a lucky man he was
      Ooooh, what a lucky man he was

      A bullet had found him
      His blood ran as he cried
      No money could save him
      So he laid down and he died

      Ooooh, what a lucky man he was
      Ooooh, what a lucky man he was

  • Humanity4Humans

    While we maintain our collective power of purchase, import tariffs must be raised to the point where no profits can made by importing goods into the country and our jobs will race back within less than eight quarters.

    • freethedacks

      tariffs were the tax that built America in the first 100 years. Income tax punishes the people for working in the USA. A tariiff rewards people for working in the USA

  • Chris

    The last time that the UK sold more overseas than it imported was 1983.
    The UK is a basket case economy now dependent on the Bank of England and whatever government is in power in London to create housing bubbles to get any economic growth.
    It appears to be similar in America.
    The Western economy seems to be based on fascist winner takes all survival of the fittest crony economics to enrich a few at the expense of the many. This satisfies the right wing.
    The backdrop for this is a society infected with cultural Marxism. This satisfies the left wing.
    Both the left and the right are working towards the destruction of the West.

  • GSOB

    Us and Them
    And after all we’re only ordinary men
    Me, and you
    God only knows it’s not what we would choose to do
    Forward he cried from the rear
    and the front rank died
    And the General sat, as the lines on the map
    moved from side to side
    Black and Blue
    And who knows which is which and who is who
    Up and Down
    And in the end it’s only round and round and round
    Haven’t you heard it’s a battle of words
    the poster bearer cried
    Listen son, said the man with the gun
    There’s room for you inside
    Down and Out
    It can’t be helped but there’s a lot of it about
    With, without
    And who’ll deny that’s what the fightings all about
    Get out of the way, it’s a busy day
    And I’ve got things on my mind
    For want of the price of tea and a slice
    The old man died -

    • freethedacks

      Great lyrics telling the tale of mankind’s travail

  • wally

    there was an episode of shark tank where a guy was proposing an american made product. One of the sharks was telling him I will only give you the money if I can scrap the made in usa and have the product made overseas. The guy got choked up and said no way, this was an american product and it was staying that way. The shark called him an idiot and no one funded him. That is where we are as a country. These sharks are all about making the most possible money and unfortunately that is moving manufacturing overseas.

    • anonymous

      How many 4th or 5th generation Americans are on the Shark Tank panel?

  • wally

    How much of this is the unions fault? Example: my Aunt and Uncle worked for GM. The plant was only open 8 months for the other 4 months they were laid off with 80% pay and full benefits. The both pulled in about 80k a year for only 8 months of work. Now retired they get basically the same thing as being laid off. How ludicrous is that? How can any business possibly survive under those circumstances?

  • Mondobeyondo

    You do not become a world power with a service economy.
    You do not sustain a world power with a service economy.

    How many Big Macs does it take to keep an aircraft carrier afloat in the middle of the ocean?

    Industry is desperately needed in this economy.
    Unfortunately, it is not happening.

    Don’t believe it? Imagine having to win World War I I by selling the most hamburgers to the Germans.

  • Mondobeyondo

    We can take it.
    That isn’t to say that you WANT to take it.
    I can count on the fingers on one hand, the number of people who enjoy having cancer.

  • Mike Smithy

    Don’t worry. President Zero will fix this mess with his shovel ready jobs program.

  • Guest

    A $10 hourly wage is a non starter against half the world willing to work for $1. Face the new reality.$35,000 is a lot of money in most of the world, if you are given to excesses, it’ll remain tough to run.

    • anonymous

      The cost of living is also a lot different in the rest of the world. $35,000 is not a lot in the United States due to the cost of living. Some people in the United States cannot afford electric, food, transportation, or rent, let alone any excesses.

      • Guest

        The guy who works for $ 1 has enough to clothe himself, eat frugally and live in a shanty. Why does the American worker think that wearing Nike shoes is a necessity in life?

        • SufferinSuccotash,Pivoting

          He also can buy all the stuff that keeps the economy going, right? When consumption amounts to 70% of your country’s economic activity, then your consumers have to be able to spend. A dollar a day doesn’t quite do it.

        • Adrian

          So let’s start paying CEOs $ 1 an hour then…that’s plenty! How about members of Congress, the president, state governors. That’ll be sure to lower prices…

  • bobcat

    @Townsaver You’re right. It is too late.

    It’s easy to de-industrialize. But it wasn’t so easy to build up our industry. It took more than century. And yet it was all dismantled in the course of about 15 years. It’s easy to focus on plants but forget about people and what it takes to train them. The chain of experience has been broken. Most people know nothing about manufacturing. That has been the foundation of our standard of living. And now it’s gone.

    This is why so many of our young people do not have jobs that pay enough for them to live independently. And so they live with their parents. It’s a demographic disaster.

    And why did the US de-industrialize? So that CEOs could get big bonuses by cutting production costs, since labor in China is 1/20th the cost of labor in the US. Our country has been cannibalized for profit.

  • DJohn1

    We do not have a choice. There are things that have to be done in order to preserve our nation financially.
    The key is that there is more oil on the North American Continent that there is any where else in the world.
    The entire world runs on energy. That is the bottom line.
    The impossible task is tapping that energy without polluting the entire planet with too much carbon dioxide. We burn fuels and produce a whole lot of carbon monoxide. The idea is that plants convert carbon dioxide back into oxygen. Which means a whole lot of plants have to be cultivated to balance things out. Otherwise, somewhere down the road we will change the weather of the entire planet. Possibly increasing the temperatures by at least 6-10 degrees fahrenheit.
    That in turn will melt a lot of water trapped in glaciers around the world. That is the argument behind the entire EPA thing. We are likely to set off a world wide flood that might increase the water 60 feet over most of the oceans around the world.
    The truth is we release more CO2 in one volcano than the entire volume of all the gasoline engines on the planet. The planet is set up to handle re-balancing this CO2. I have no idea if it can also handle carbon monoxide.
    In a world that is not full of murdering thieves and military actions, then a Pipeline to carry all that oil to the rest of the planet might work. Our balance of payments to the countries that we owe a lot of money to might depend on us exporting oil to the rest of the world. So making it work is going to be a life saver both here and abroad.

    The trick is going to be working it in such a way that we do not change the environment too much.

  • libsstillsucktheobamacock

    I thought gay marriage would solve all of this

  • Michael Payne

    Get serious! Recovery is on the way. Look here:

    “Yellen drew attention to the labor market and conditions faced by workers. She mentioned that the economy and the labor market have strengthened considerably since 2009. Since the unemployment rate peaked at 10% in October 2009, the economy has added more than 7.5 million jobs and the unemployment rate has fallen by more than 3%, to 6.7% currently. That progress has been gradual but remarkably steady—February was the 41st consecutive month of payroll growth, one of the longest stretches ever.

    HOW DO YOU COUNTER THAT???

    • freethedacks

      When you pump and dump FRN’s into the economy, sure, you will add payroll growth. Obamacare alone added thousands – all those “navigators” now drawing a check. The IRS added 18,000 new collectors to steal money from hapless Americans that weren’t paying “their fair share.” Sure, this is job growth, but at the expense of jobs that actually produce something that people want and need. Nobody is opening up factories. Buy anything and look at the country of origin – it ain’t in the USA. Even printing has now gone to China. The recovery you tout so glowingly is akin to a growth in firefighter jobs due to the stimulus of hiring arsonists.

  • Lars Lonte

    EIR News and the LaRouche Movement http://www.larouchepac.com Michael C. Rupperts daily Peak Oil Blog http://www.fromthewilderness.co Peak Oil and 9.11. American Free Press http://www.americanfreepress.net

  • LY G

    We need a wise president we have not seen for too long.
    We need better tax system, the current one gives Federal Government too much powder that’s why they don’t want to make any fundamental changes.

  • William Riley

    We do not need these jobs that get our hands dirty. I can borrow the money to go to college, then get a government job with full benefits and never get laid off or fired.

    • Adrian

      That must be some good stuff you’re smoking!

  • anonymous

    I wonder how the workforce in Honduras will be treated? This might be an additional reason to purchase “Made in the USA” products.

  • thoomfoote

    Ooh let’s emulate China with it’s command economy and one party political system. What a screwed up example to use. There are plenty of local economists and political leaders who know how to turn this around but either are not listened to or are actively attacked for being “socialist” or “liberal”.

  • http://spookscentral.com/ Kurt Barlow

    Such a revelation. (sarcasm) Its a race to the absolute bottom.

  • Taylor G. Moore

    What about the poor rape victim? Some say she should abort, but I disagree. Give birth and prosecute the criminal who knocked you up through a brutal criminal act.

    • JABrooks

      Until it happens to you and you are proven to be just another bleeding heart hypocrite.

  • Bruce

    Many will disagree but, we as Americans have a ZERO chance of ANY of this changing as long as the current system of greed and hubris remains. In fact, in my opinion unless and until we the people TAKE our country back there isn’t even a snowballs chance in hell of any of tis changing.
    By the time that most realize that what they have arqued and scoffed at is in fact the only way out, it will be too late.

  • Bruce

    You all have been dupped. The idea of free trade is what they sold to you when in fact they never had an intention of being fair about anything. The corporations and the rich saw a perfect opportunity to have labor for pennies on the dollar thus exploding their profits into exponential proportions. I once bought a new, in the box table top drill press for 49.00. If made in America that would not have paid for the motor alone.
    To make matters worse we have become accustomed to buying things on the cheap. Now that the economy has put most at or near the poverty level we can’t pay more. Their demonic plan has come full circle now an we’ve no way out!

    • Spy#1

      The first phase of the plan was to export manufacturing to cheap third world countries.
      The second phase of the plan is to now allow the cheap labor to arrive here. According to Jeb Bush, illegal immigration is an act of love.
      I believe the third phase will be the depopulation of the U.S to rid the country of all the “useless eaters.” Welcome to the global plantation of the 21st century.

  • Camel S

    China is getting oil for $2/barrel from Iraq, to keep them from objecting to the US invading them. We pay $100/barrel, plus the jewish bankers bogus taxes, interest, etc. Free markets would have had the US crash, boot the crooks out, and start clean.

  • honey

    This article does not belong in a Tea Party blog.

    Free Trade is a good thing. It is not the reason we are in a bad way economically. If anything free trade makes us a richer economy.
    The reasons our economy is suffering are over regulation by the federal government, high and punitive taxation, and high spending to say the least.
    You want to see a healthy economy? Overturn Obamacare 100% and return to private healthcare insurance and keep the federal government out altogether. Get rid of the IRS and replace it with the Fair Tax and businesses will return here and joblessness will fade. Lower spending big time. Abolish the Dept. of Ed. the Dept. of energy, the Dept. of Housing, the Dept. of Agriculture – you get the idea – which produce no improvement in Education or in keeping costs down in education, or one iota of energy, or one house, or one cucumber.
    For a conservative organization to hate free trade is contradictory to anyone who loves economic freedom.

    Erase this item from your list at once.

    • michael smith

      NAFTA first sent jobs to Mexico, then to China, and is moving to SE Asia. Why? It’s the cost of labor. When the US was $5/hr, Mexico was $5/day, and China was $5/week (roughly). Now Thialand & Vietnam are stepping up for about $5/month.

      Free Trade is great as a philosophy, but not if you care about your people. Ross Perot was right, the low-mid skilled labor jobs that drove the industrialized U.S. have left. The only reason there is an American auto industry is because of the protections (tariffs, regs, highway approval, epa approval, etc) in place. Soon these too will not exist, and the auto industry will be moved offshore.

      America can change course, and trully create jobs for its people by raising tariffs. Pick any particular industry, like textiles, and increase tariffs on foreign textiles so that the American textile company can afford to pay a higher wage, Obamacare, taxes, regulation, etc…and make a profit.

      *Presto*…and Americans are back to work again. Nobody in their right mind would invest in manufacturing here in America when there is a foreign, lower cost labor, product. I certainly wouldn’t. I’d look for overseas labor too.

  • Ben

    Globalized free trade is one major reason for our precipitous decline. Free trade corporations abandoned America- they have no ingrained, genuine patriotism. There love is money, not the republic. Detroit thrived when taxes were substantially higher in this nation.

  • michael smith

    The federal government needs to start thinking about the American people. Not the people of China, Mexico, the Middle East, or whatever other country we’re invading. If the leaders truly cared, they would do what is necessary to take care of the people. It’s obvious they take care of Wall Street. It’s obvious they take care of D.C. It’s obvious they take care of friends and family. But they aren’t taking care of the little guy. That’s not tyranny. That’s selfish and corrupt leadership. Plain & simple.

    Doesn’t matter what country of the world, what political system, or what economic system…when the currency is manipulated it will reach a point of no return and will collapse. The government will make desperate, last ditch grabs to perpetuate themselves just a little longer…One can just examine history, even current Greece, Ciprus, or the IMF reports. Typically commodities are used for trade instead of currency…and people starve. Typically, land/industries are sold in lieu of the worthless currency. And lastly, the government takes the starving, jobless, and homeless in the country to war. The U.S. is at that point.–Just examine it logically.

  • michael smith

    NAFTA first sent jobs to Mexico, then to China, and is moving to SE Asia. Why? It’s the cost of labor. When the US was $5/hr, Mexico was $5/day, and China was $5/week (roughly). Now Thialand & Vietnam are stepping up for about $5/month.

    Free Trade is great as a philosophy, but not if you care about your people. Ross Perot was right, the low-mid skilled labor jobs that drove the industrialized U.S. have left. The only reason there is an American auto industry is because of the protections (tariffs, regs, highway approval, epa approval, etc) in place. Soon these too will not exist, and the auto industry will be moved offshore.

    America can change course, and trully create jobs for its people by raising tariffs. Pick any particular industry, like textiles, and increase tariffs on foreign textiles so that the American textile company can afford to pay a higher wage, Obamacare, taxes, regulation, etc…and make a profit.

    *Presto*…and Americans are back to work again. Nobody in their right mind would invest in manufacturing here in America when there is a foreign, lower cost labor, product. I certainly wouldn’t. I’d look for overseas labor too.

  • Dj

    Free market would have worked just fine if we would have honored the constitution where import tariffs were used to run the government instead of illegal income taxes. The tarrifs are what made free markets work. Free trade is anti free market. DESTROY the traitors

  • FormerJarhead

    Ross Perot warned us all of a big sucking sound coming (meaning all of
    are jobs would be lost to other countries) prior to Clinton signing
    nafta, what is really sickening is all the brain dead liberal soccer
    mom’s out there that have such short / to no memories of the fact
    clinton sold the country out in signing that trade agreement, and now
    they go to see him(clinton) speak at special events and flip their wig
    going “goo goo gah gah” over him, thinking he’s still the best thing
    since sliced bread, that’s a perfect example of why women should have
    never been allowed to vote!!! And now they’ll probably vote his wife in
    next just on the simple fact she’s a women rather than any thing to do
    with her character or qualifications, sad situation for our once great
    country, hope all these brain dead liberals realize how much devastation
    they’ve caused to our economy, look at the long list of once great
    cities of industry gone to ruin from nafta being signed due to all the
    clinton lovers, Perot was truly prophetic about what was to come out of
    the treasonous signing of nafta

  • liberalinlove

    Thank Walmart! They’ve helped immensely with this problem.

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