The Theft Of The American Dream

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    http://http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2010/11/how_china_policy_squeezes_comp.html

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    And conservatives were against campaign finance reform?

    The very people corporate cash buys..are the same people instituting policy that creates the exact global economic climate we find ourselves in.
     
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    Truths will be ignored / ridiculed by those who do not wish to see.
     
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    And yet you guys help make this happen by only seeking to blame one side.
    Are you aware that the "too big to fail" structure of our financial system that this administration swore they would address - are bigger and more concentrated now than before this all happened?
    Are you aware that Jeffrey Imelt - CEO of G.E., the company that was one of the first to mass move production out of America, the company that did business with Iran after sanctions were placed - their CEO is on Obama's advisory committee?
    Are you aware that foreign ownership of American debt has increased by 4 fold in the last two years?

    It is not a matter of Democrats or Republicans...get a freakin clue. It is the entire system. Not just Republicans.
    As long as you concentrate only on blaming them, and they concentrate on blaming Democrats - we will continue to lose the dream.
     
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    Possible solutions, anyone?

    How about a total ban on the import into the US of any product made by children or slave labor....and the onus is on the exporting nation to prove the product is cruelty-free?

    Far from a solution, I know....mebbe a possible step in the right direction?
     
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    I am not endorsing this but somebody sent me this yesterday:

     
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    We all are not blaming one side.

    why are you running defense for one side?
     
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    Well that is not going to happen.
    Not because of the evul Republicans, but because Americans would revolt if they had to pay a price for a product that ensures all those involved make enough wages/benefits to produce that product.
    No...we will buy bags and bags and bags of "farm raised" shrimp in Thailand produced in the worse imaginable conditions than pay a few dollars more for our own product right here.

    Dream on. Americans are drunk on cheap prices. Screw the consequences.
     

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