I would like to express my view on some sad issues going on in our Congress. The minimum wage in my opinion needs to be raised. The poor are tired of taking care of the rich by working for a minimum wage while the rich make billions off their cheap labor. The poor can’t find a decent paying job in this country to support their family because the corporations are sending our jobs overseas to pursue even cheaper labor, then import inferior goods into this country that does nothing to help our economy. NAFTA must be abolished and bring manufacturing jobs back to America. Unemployment is running rampant in this country because of NAFTA. Congress must extend the unemployment benefits until NAFTA is repealed. People working and paying taxes is what keeps this country running. People working for minimum wage and the ones drawing unemployment benefits put their money right back into the economy, they don’t send their money overseas to a Swiss bank account to avoid paying taxes, like some rich folks we know.
We seem to find money to take care of any little catastrophe that happens abroad in the form of foreign aid, we find money to subsidize the rich oil companies. The Tea party is at war with the poor & middle class. Why is it so hard to take care of our poor & needy in this country???
Vassar Township Supervisor