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Who Killed the Middle Class?

Allan60 Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 2:11 PM
I'm sorry, but history just plain isn't on your side of the argument. Where exactly have the higher paying jobs been created in the USA since NAFTA, or China was allowed into the WTO? Is the standard of living in the USA generally increasing or declining? There are plenty of historical examples of times when trade policies have been used as weapons, you would do well to read about those periods before discussing anyone else's ignorance.
"It is our generation's task, then, to reignite the true engine of America's economic growth -- a rising, thriving middle class."

So said Barack Obama in his State of the Union.

And for one of his ideas to reignite that engine, Republicans applauded.

"And tonight, I am announcing that we will launch talks on a comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union -- because trade that is free and fair across the Atlantic supports millions of good-paying American jobs."

One wonders if any of those in the hall who rose robotically at the phrase "free and fair" were...