Thank you Pocahontas for defining what you communist democrats are all about. I want you to run your next candidate for president on the issues you just mentioned. Please
Manufacturing grew with Bill Clintonand Barack Obama
W Bush failed to enforce trade laws
It is the Republican KKK who is responsible for American job loss,not trade deals
CNNMoney looks at trade's impact on American jobs and Americans' livesJune 29, 2016By Tami Luhby
...The number of manufacturing jobs rose for years after NAFTA was signed. There were just under 16.9 million people employed in manufacturing in the U.S. at the start of 1994. The figure rose to as high as 17.6 million in 1998 and remained above 17 million until March of 2001, soon after former President Bill Clinton left office.
The number of people employed in manufacturing has risen from a low of 11.5 million in early 2010 to 12.3 million last month under President Obama
...Economists are more united in the view that America has lost jobs to China. The U.S began sending manufacturing jobs to China before it joined the World Trade Organization in late 2001. MIT Professor David Autor estimates that the U.S. has lost around 1 million manufacturing positions and 2 million jobs total to China between 1999 and 2011. This is about one-fifth of the manufacturing jobs lost during that time.
...The nation has seen a decline of nearly 5.5 million manufacturing jobs over the past 25 years.
The job losses in manufacturing came during the W Bush administration
Donald Trump's 7 point trade plan has NOTHING FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS
...Donald Trump tariffs would cost the average household $2,200 a year, or 4% of their after-tax income, according to a study from the National Foundation for American Policy conducted by David Tuerck, Paul Bachman and Frank Conte, all of Suffolk University. This is largely because imports under Trump's policy would become more expensive, raising the price of competing American-made goods by 11%. That would effectively levy a consumption tax on purchases and cut into the incomes of shoppers.
Donald Trump's 7 point trade plan is economic nationalism to match his racist nationalism and has nothing to assure that American wages would rise
Rather, Donald Trump continues to support positions that destroy America's middle class including support for right to work states (Taft-hartley) in opposition to unions, as well as opposing raising the minimum wage and clean energy infrastructure investment
And of course Donald Trump supports more tax cuts for the wealthy like himself which has created debt and starved our infrastructure of needed funding
Franklin Roosevelt saved capitalism with sound financial policy which included 90% top tax rates paying down the national debt and funding the greatest infrastructure and social services in history
As Elizabeth Warren pointed out, it is who writes our trade deals that determines who benefits
As Bill Clinton pointed out it is who enforces trade deals that determines who benefits
Trade deals that grow a stable middle class at home and abroad are the best way to prevent wars and secure prosperity
Federal Reserve monitory policy smooths out the business cycle and this currency manipulation must not be demonized like Donald Trump does immigrants
Government spending on infrastructure derided by many as pork barrel spending enhances our standard of living and helps to stabilize our economy
Immigrants with economic and civil rights benefit our economy like every other consumer
It is imperative that America does not fall to the divisive and destructive ignorant bigotry of Donald Trump and the Republican KKK's economic, social and environmental agenda of arrogance, injustice and neglect
Donald Trump continues to endorse cutting regulations on corporations and banks further putting our economic, labor and environmental standards of living in jeprody
Ignorance and bigotry are not solutions for our modern economy and common humanity
Donald Trump's 7 point trade plan is just more superficial bigotry
Don't be Fooled Againby the Republican KKK
for the future of the millennial generation for the future of America for the future of Humanity on our planet Unite
Conservative economics wiped out the middle class during the period from 1880 to 1932 - Thom Hartmann
The "middle class" is the creation of government intervention in the marketplace, and won't exist without it (as millions of Americans and Europeans are discovering).
In actual fact, there is no such thing as a "free market." Markets are the creation of government.
Donald Trump would appoint Supreme Court injustice that would oppose Federal Labor and Wage laws, as well as Federal enforcement of Civil Rights, like Supreme Courts did in the Gilded Age
The Gilded Age was great for the Robber Barons
The Gilded Age was also an age ofanti-immigration, segregation and voter disenfranchisement
Denying the right to vote is keyFor the Robber Barons to hold power
The Gilded Age was also known as the Age of Acquiescence
The wealth inequality goes hand-in-hand with historically low voter turnout
Your lack of participation in your democracy is the very reason for the problems you complain about
Taft-hartley allowing right-to-work states is what undermined our Labor Unions, and free trade is taft-hartley on steroids
Abolishing the minimum wage would bring our jobs back at $0.50 an hour like Vietnam
Your Republican tax cutsWon't make up for your wage cutsOr cuts to infrastructure fundingWhich raise our standard of living
Destroying the middle class tax base further combined with the usual tax cuts for the wealthy will not pay down the national debt
Donald Trump's plan is to establish theAmerican Gilded Age again
Raise the minimum wage to 1968 comparable levels, raise the top tax rate to 90% to pay off this debt to GDP and build infrastructure comparable to 1945, repeal taft-hartley and free trade to bring back the middle class, yes it is the economy, stupid
The right to vote is what makesAmerica great Not Republican voter disenfranchisement
FDR made America's economy great with 90 % top tax rates paying down the World War 2 debt, defeated Hitler, created the greatest middle class in history and build the greatest infrastructure in history which enabled the greatest civil-rights advancements in history
Defeat the Republican KKKDefeat the Gilded Age
The U.S. corporate income-tax rate is also not high by historic standards. The statutory corporate tax rate has gradually been reduced from over 50 percent in the 1950s to its current 35 percent. The current U.S. corporate tax rate does not appear to be impeding corporate profits.
The current U.S. corporate tax rate does not appear to be impeding corporate profits. Both before-tax and after-tax corporate profits as a percentage of national income are at post–World War II highs; they were 13.6 percent and 11.4 percent, respectively, in 2012.
The corporate income tax serves three important functions. First, it raises a significant amount of revenue for the federal government—$242.3 billion in fiscal 2012, or almost 10 percent of total federal revenues. However, the corporate income tax is less important now than in the 1950s, when it accounted for about 30 percent of total revenues.
higher tax rates are consistent with higher economic growth rates! The economy grew at an annual average rate of 3.9 percent between 1950 and 1960, when the statutory corporate tax rate was over 50 percent. Between 2000 and 2010, the statutory corporate tax rate was 35 percent (over 15 percentage points lower than the rate in the 1950s), and annual economic growth averaged 1.8 percent (less than half of the growth rate in the 1950s).
Jun 4, 2013Economic Policy Institute
YES!!!! The Democratic Party needs to be a CLEAR alternative to the Republicans. We need to stop promoting Centrist candidates like Clinton, Booker, etc, who are beholden to Wall Street, Big Business, Big Pharma, and the insurance industry. They are really just Republican-light.
$0.17 more for your Fat Burger to pay people a living wage
If the minimum wage were increased to $15 an hour, prices at fast food restaurants would rise by an estimated 4.3 percent, according to a new study. That would mean a McDonald’s Big Mac, which currently goes for $3.99, would cost about 17 cents more, or $4.16.
Who Are Minimum Wage Workers?Women—especially women of color. Women are nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers and two-thirds of tipped workers. Women of color are 23 percent of minimum wage workers, compared to 16 percent of all workers. Thirty percent of working women—and 37 percent of working women of color—would get a raise if the minimum wage increased to $12.00 per hour by 2020.Adults. Over half of women earning the minimum wage are 25 or older, and most do not have a spouse’s income to rely on. Two-thirds of all workers who would get a raise under the Raise the Wage Act are at least 25 years old.Parents. Of the workers who would benefit from raising the minimum wage to $12.00 per hour, more than a quarter have children. Twenty-seven percent of working mothers—and 40 percent of working single mothers—would get a raise under the Raise the Wage Act.
McDonald's Has Just Given Its CEO an 18% Salary Boost
from Claire Groden FEBRUARY 19, 2016,
The executive will be paid a base salary of $1.3 million—an 18% raise—starting March 1, according to the company’s SEC filings. The adjustment comes after a year of aggressive turnaround efforts at the sagging fast-food chain, like the introduction of all-day breakfast.
The chief executive officers of McDonald's and Starbucks earn more than $9,200 an hour, which is at least 1,000 times the hourly wages of their sales associates, according to a new report by the personal finance website NerdWallet.
We need to tax the arrogance of the wealthy to pay down our debt and modernize our infrastructure
In 2012, the company had annual revenues of $27.5 billion and profits of $5.5 billion. According to a 2012 BBC report, McDonald's is the world's second largest private employer—behind Walmart—with 1.9 million employees, 1.5 million of whom work for franchises.
2014 McDonald’s Corp. set a target of returning as much as $20 billion in cash to investors through dividends and share buybacks by 2016
2013 McDonald’s Corp.> Number of employees: 859,978> Total wage expense at current pay level: $12.27 billion> Total wage expense at $15 an hour: $20.59 billion> Annual wage cost increase: $8.13 billion
You need to pay the people that actually do the work a living wage
Raise Wages not Fences
Raise the Middle Class Tax Base
Build Bridges Not Fences
Raise the Standard of Living
Raising the Minimum Wage would affect 38 million people nationally and about 786,000 in Virginia
I'm a vegetarianDon't have a cow, man
I'll take a living wage with those fries
HAhah nothing in life is "Free". Guess who pays for it??? Us middle and lower income class people. It's time to replace the DEM's from public office. Replace them ALL. Replace all the GOP Establishment with FRESH GOP members.
There are now two distinct groups within the Democratic party. In the Republican party there are 3 distinct parties . None of these 5 parties believe today that they can survive on there own but ... actually ... they need to be forced to form their own distinct parties and to run on their stated goals and values instead of riding on the backs of others / coalitions. Until they do so there can not be unification and solidarity for citizens of the America to vote on to lead the country..
Why stop there? The, 2020 platform should also include free food, free housing, free Teslas, and instead of 15 minimum every person, employed or not gets a basic income of 100000. That should pretty much guarantee a Democrat in the white house
Sounds like sensible policies to me , the republicans want tax cuts for the wealthy and the corporations and they want the middle class to pay for them