No End In Sight
How we got into this prolonged economic crisis is often put to debate. But one thing is clear our corporate structure for the past 25 years has had a very significant impact to how the United States has ended up in the dire economic conditions we are faced with today. Compounding this equation is the continued onslaught of economic and financial problems facing the European community. Situation after situation has prevented millions of attaining any semblance of financial stability. Whether one missed or late payment of just one bill, like a utility bill, that sends one's credit rating down can have a domino effect of the worst financial kind on an individual, and a family. Many are still facing foreclosures, stagnate wages far below the cost of living, and so many are faced with no incomes at all in this the United States today. A country noted to be the wealthiest country in the world. How unconscionable.
We have to realize that politically this country has evolved into an elitist form of governesses where the few rule the majority. For the past 35 years policies, treaties and the laws that were passed by our elitist government steadily moved the United States society and economy on to a path of almost self implosion. The United States today is now only a shadow of it's years of past dominance in world markets. We have inadvertently relinquished most of our manufacturing capabilities and substituted them with service, and technology related industries. The glory days of those manufacturing giants such as Bethlehem Steel and others are now long gone.
Our economic troubles are deeply rooted by our own failure to learn form the lessons that history is suppose to teach us. It has been proven that history always has a way of repeating itself. For example; the 1970's was a wake up call for this country to start using affordable alternative fuels and stop relying on the foreign fuel that we are so dependent upon then as well as now. And yet, our government continues to reinvent policies that keep the United States economy subservient to the whim of Congress and big oil. The United States is just now researching ways in developing and further exploring our fossil fuel resources instead of relying of the foreign imports that continue to only put this nation further in debt. This, instead of developing the alternative green energy that will ultimately save this planet. A Republican Congress and a Republican Presidential candidate are still endorsing the fuel sources that powered the first and second industrial revolution. But, there again the mindset of so many Republicans are now set on developing our own energy independence not with Green energy but with the fuel that continues to line their pockets. This at the expense of not easing the continued rising energy costs of the millions of Americas who are still so financially strapped. In the mid 70's we were so pre-occupied at the time with Watergate we didn't know what was happening until it was too late. When our supply of fuel was almost gone we found ourselves; with what do we do now attitude. Through corporate greed, speculation, and the governments ineptness we are back to a more severe energy crises.
In 1993 when NAFTA was proposed little did we realize the enormous impact it would have on generations of American workers. That impact was one of the worst economic blunders that congress passed. From 1994 through today the United States has lost millions and millions of middle class wage earning jobs that have never come back. This and other trade agreements of the last quarter century, again, fueled by our financial institutions sup-prime mortgage mess of 2008, and a general lack of concern for the majority of he populations ability to maintain standards of living equal to or better than our parents, the United States has subsequently reversed from a progressive and growth oriented society and economy to a backward immobile one.
No where in our history has America moved from the economic dominance of 40 years ago to one that receding into third world status. Global Deflationary prices are choking our businesses. This could ultimately cripple the stock market and our economic troubles will even be worse than they already are. Our economic and social future is at stake now. We must resolve that the best way to regain our economic superiority is only through total National Economic Reform. It is time to do what is right for America instead of what is good for any corporation, individual, candidate, or elected official.
The political posturing by our current Presidential candidates so far, both are missing the boat on the remedies and solutions that are needed not only economically but socially as well. We have to remember that America was founded on four basic principals, Liberty, Justice, Education, and Morality. When just one of these pillars of stability is cracked the rest will crack as well. Education especially elementary and secondary are under assault because of the drop of achievement our students have gone through. In the early 1960's American students were at the pinnacle of success. We were number one in Math and Science of any industrialized nation. Today, the United States has yet to climb into the top 20. That is a huge crack only to have the rest of our founding principals start to crumble as well is a sure sign that America is indeed in peril.
We have to realize that the only way stave of disaster is to make difficult choices politically and that means implementing National Economic Reform. Ten articles of confederation that deal and outline specifically what needs to happen to revitalize the United States economy. To have the ability and the tenacity to put political fortunes aside and enact the proposals that will secure America's future is vital. We owe it to our founding fathers, our grandfathers and our farther's for they are the ones who preserved this nation for us and for future generations to come. To remain with out a detailed plan of direction for short term resurgence and long term sustainability this nation cannot survive. In the 1930's Franklin Roosevelt understood that a bold approach was necessary to revert the effects of the Depression. Passage of the New Deal was instrumental in bringing about lasting economic growth. National Economic Reform is similar but broader in scope and magnitude. An agenda tailored for this nation's resources. Once this nation implements National Economic Reform America will once again achieve lasting economic growth, restore our credibility in the world and bring prosperity to all Americans.