New economy is on life support
From Cleveland Plain Dealer, March /2010 by Ray Tapajna
The passing of health care comes at a time when our economic engine is broken.
It has been cannabalized with the parts sent around the world. Our economy - based on making money on money instead of making things - has burned out. We have lost our ability to pay for Social Security, Medicare and general health care. The millions who are now rationing their health care will continue to do the same. Most likely more will join this group.
NAFTA, GATT, CAFTA and other free-trade agreements have robbed us of our jobs and businesses that could have supported these needs. Instead, we have taken tariffs off products and put them on future generations to come. The sad part is that the monopoly game is playing itself out with no winners. President Barach Obama and former President George W. Bush used play money to bail out the financial community and large corporations.
As President Franklin Roosevelt said, " economic diseases are highly communicable" and there is no cure for healing these economic diseases. We should be preparing for the post-globalization period instead of continuing the charade
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