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Who Killed the Middle Class?

FletchforFreedom Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 5:26 PM
Perhaps the problem is that you keep referring to "trade imballances" as if they harmed the economy in any way. If a million jobs are lost to China in one place but 1.1 million are created in other areas, there is a NET INCREASE in jobs (this is how free trade has demonstrably worked in the real world without exception) even if NBC tells you only about the million jobs lost. If, on top of that, government regulation, government spending and taxes destroy another million jobs, it creates a net loss of 900,000 jobs (actually the toll has been much higher), but free trade has been responsible for NONE of the net loss.
BogusName Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 6:30 AM
Unfortunately those 1.1 million jobs are either government jobs or government contracted jobs for Green stuff that could never turn a profit on their own. Good job creating this mess free traders.
"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...