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Who Killed the Middle Class?

OneForFreedom Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 1:29 PM
Hmm, if we (forcibly) enlist all illegals in our military, and then "export" them overseas, would that help the trade imbalance? I'm picturing Uncle Sam as "The Godfather" saying "you need to pay for your protection..."
Ryan_M Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 3:41 PM
See Thomas P.M. Barnett. He has proposed the same thing except using Americans instead of illegals.
"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...