Yes, America has forgotten what made it the greatest nation on earth; a competitive business model which produced low priced, innovative products sold worldwide, which in turn created sustainable jobs for the middle-class American therefore driving economic success. Our future as a nation should be based on the ability for a modern workforce to produce goods and services which fuel demand worldwide, building long-term market liquidity, and socio-economic benefits which resonate, not only in America, but all industrial countries interested in generational socio-economic stability.
In an election year where candidates deliver teleprompter generated speeches based on the latest polls and special interest group rants; their focus never seems to truly address the root problem of our nation and its weakened economic model. That focus is learning from history where monopolies and duopolies were common place leading to eventual legislation to curb competitive abuses and market dominance, if left unchecked, undermined the very back-bone of our economy; the middle-class worker.
Too long, have I been inundated with propaganda from politicians extoling the virtues of their party, supplanting job creation for an idealism of religious fervor and big business virtues, while leading middle-class Americans to believe in fear of those with opposing views, engulfing their party followers in mind-numbing media blitzes of we know best; follow us to the golden gate of Pandora. How can voters be so misled in propaganda-ism that following leaders into the abyss of denial and misfortune is good for them or our economy? See (Creating American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa)
Ironically, these political juggernauts have supported the elimination of competitive forces, which without any doubt, undermined and destroyed the very jobs their constituents needed to be successful and productive citizens, which inevitably leads to U.S. economic growth and success. While singing the praises of political nominees the party leaders painted a picture of future, a safe and economically successful America, while demonizing any opposing thought or idea. Behind the scenes, a troubling picture of big business mergers, job loss, and the trickle-down theory was prevalent, all the while undermining the very constituents they sought as supporters and electors of their party picks.
Voter polarization is at an all-time high; the haves and have-nots continue to grow with impeachable austerity. No one seems to recognize the importance of the vibrant and stabilizing effect in competition that smaller, scaled-downed companies can have on economic success for future generations. We have continued to allow misguided company mergers and acquisitions on an enormous scale, ones that are detrimental to jobs and economic recovery. As these mergers, or more recently, marketing agreements which promote synergies guised as technology improvements permeate the business landscape, the middle-class American continues to suffer through lackluster job creation. See (Why We are in Political Gridlock: The Private Sector is Dying)
Until elected political leaders are willing to address the abuses of Wall Street; scale down enormous companies that are (too big to fail), destroying economic value with decreased competition, voters should treat our congress and senate as revolving doors. They should send a signal to legislators who do nothing, and oust them, while those willing to address real economic problems for the middle-class are supported. The two-party gridlock which has permeated Washington too long must be changed. Jobs and spending at home are the keys to a balanced budget. The increase in tax revenues from these two simple changes make for a more robust economy for all Americans, not just a few. See (A Dozen Economic Facts About Tax Reform)
When will Americans realize that a path taken, which does not focus on jobs, is the wrong path? When will ordinary citizens come to the conclusion that current party affiliations are not really working for their best interest? Why has real competition, as envisioned by our economic model, become an after- thought, taken to signify the opposite of the interests extoled by political leaders? We have the ability to vote our conscious, yet we are led to believe in half-truths and innuendo. Wake up America; you are smarter than politicians think.