Rocky Anderson on Jobs
Justice Party challenger for President; former mayor of Salt Lake City
ANDERSON: Neither of the major-party candidates answered the number one issue on people's minds. The most we got out of Mitt Romney is he said, "I know how to create jobs." And then President Obama, he has set our nation's record for the most months in a four-year period of over 8% unemployment. He has not ever even suggested renegotiating the trade agreements that are responsible for sending so many millions of jobs overseas. We need leadership in this country, with people who care about those who are struggling. So we need to renegotiate our trade agreements so that we're no longer sending these millions of jobs overseas and we're bringing them back. We need to provide the kinds of incentives so that there is an equal playing ground for those employers who will hire US workers and provide the kinds of good jobs that our young people should be looking forward to.
President Obama promised that he would support the Employee Free Choice Act, and he did almost nothing to see that that was done, yet another promise betrayed by President Obama for the middle class while he was serving the interests of Wall Street. We can renegotiate those trade agreements and bring those jobs back, put in place a WPA-like project, and raise wages, including the minimum wage, which will have that rippling effect and help out everybody.
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