FREE TRADE DESTROYING AMERICAN WORKERS
By Frosty Wooldridge
June 20, 2011
You have to wonder what 535 Congress critters do all day other than "sex-texting" pictures to their constituents. Thankfully, the latest pervert of Weiner-gate resigned to give us all a breath of fresh air.
The question remains as to how so many in power can be so completely morally bankrupt-and still show their faces in public. Cheating on your wife is no different than cheating on your country. In the case of cheating on your wife, you cheat her and your family and you disillusion your entire family from your lack of integrity, character and honesty.
You've seen how Tiger Woods destroyed his family. You watched Bill Clinton destroy his legacy. You saw how Eliot Spitzer, Senator Lee, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Edwards and more to come have and will wreck their lives.
But when a Congress critter cheats or lies or misrepresents, it affects millions of Americans as to jobs, lives, communities and our country.
Unfortunately, Congress cheats on American citizens everyday they are in session. They lie, carry on bogus wars and cheat every taxpayer 24/7. The two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan constitute a 10 year nightmare of death, destruction, financial rat hole, arrogance and sheer stupidity. The War on Drugs is a 40 year farce. Foreign aid is absurd. TSA pats down gray-haired old ladies to make sure they don't create a problem on a flight while Congress leaves the borders wide open 24/7 for any terrorists to inject himself and his intentions into America. Congress allows 10 million illegal aliens to maintain full time jobs by not enforcing employment laws while it watches 14 million Americans out of work. We're up to our eyeballs in debt, but neither party will make rational, logical and realistic decisions to employ our citizens. We suffer $700 billion annually in trade debt, but Congress won't create manufacturing jobs for Americans, but it keeps China's factories humming.
"No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session," purportedly said by Mark Twain.
All 535 critters cheat the American worker with "Free Trade" because it's killing our standard of living and quality of life. They flood us with 200,000 legal immigrants every 30 days while 15 million of us stand in unemployment lines and food stamp lines.
Barry McKenna, president of Mckenna Service Company, Mundelein, Illinois spoke to me about his take on Congress:
"Most of our miss-Representatives in Washington DC suffer from "Potomac Fever," McKenna said. "The special interests & the greedy have bought and paid for these guys 1,000 times over.
The Nation is in a financial ''meltdown'' and all these imbeciles are worried about is their image, and seeking ''re-election'' campaign ''bribes."
"Their focus is about whether to place a "cap" on how much more money we can waste on government programs that do not work versus real issues that will both balance our budget and create jobs, which create taxes, which will balance the budget:
1- Bring all our troops home from ''everywhere'' (Save two Billion DOLLARS per week.)
2- Drill Baby Drill... (Eliminate our dependency on foreign oil and at the same time create 100,000 new jobs)
3- Lessen the over-reach on American business by ''OSHA & the EPA (this will help us be more competitive in the ''world'' markets)
4- Cancel our NAFTA agreements. (I can still hear that sucking sound of American Jobs going especially to Mexico)
5- Place a dollar cap on the amount of goods China can import to the USA. and/or make the playing field more equal by using the dollar for dollar theory. For every dollar China exports to the USA, they must accept an equal dollar amount of American goods exported from the USA to China. This will create the 20,000,000 jobs we lost to China and generate both new taxes but also get this stalled economy moving again. And just think we didn't have to spend one single dime extra of taxpayer money to accomplish this!
To my readers, does this make common sense? You betcha! It makes sense and it is SO easily manifest by responsible congressmen and women representing you and me as U.S. citizens. However, they have been representing moneyed interests for so long; they think their corruption and lying are normal.
"Some sobering information," said McKenna. "Most of us in the manufacturing sector are living this day to day and have been preaching about it as well. "Trying to get Washington to listen is impossible. We know because most of us have written countless letters, visited our Reps and Congress people, invited them to our plants, sent them studies like the ones sited here, and even traveled to DC to plead our case (America's case).
"But, all of the above has been to no avail! Can these Representatives be that "stupid"? One really has to wonder. How can anyone with a pulse not read this type of hard data and not see what is going on and then look around them.
"How can they not see the damaging effects of making everything someplace else? Shame on the multinational corps and their self interests! Shame on Washington! Many in the U.S. are nearly killing themselves trying to compete and the whole time our own government is working against us.
"If I had my way, they'd all be tried for treason."
I echo Mr. McKenna's feelings. I also call for term limits for all of Congress. We don't need the same John McCain's (AZ) and Chucky Schumer's (NY) in office from the day they hit Washington DC until the day they die. We need men and women with fresh ideas and minds who represent America's best interests and not China's or Mexico's or every other country in the world but ours and our citizens.
Listen to Frosty Wooldridge on Wednesdays as he interviews top national leaders on his radio show "Connecting the Dots" at www.themicroeffect.com at 6:00 PM Mountain Time. Adjust tuning in to your time zone.
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