Uncertainty? Just Ask The Middle Class

America's trade relationship with China costs us millions of manufacturing jobs.

By Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers President

“Uncertainty” is the pitchfork that corporations now effectively wield to prod politicians into action. It’s a threat, as in, if Congress doesn’t do this or that, such as avoid the fiscal cliff or raise the debt ceiling, then corporations [RETURN TO ARTICLE]

  • Reader Comments

    Worse than not being able to manufacture ballistic missiles is that all the technology on board the missile will be stamped “Made in China.” We are losing our technology advantage to them as well as manufacturing jobs. If things keep up there won’t be anyone to buy the cheap shit from China cause no one will have a job… except lobbyist of course.

    Posted by Cozman57 on Jan 17, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    600 Trillion in bets (Derivatives)
    Six U.S banks hold 231Trilllion
    Net US Wealth is 54 Trillion
    Total bank deposits are 13 Trillion
    Something miss!!
    Can anyone explain it??

    Posted by clarenceswinney on Jan 21, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    If it’s good for American companies it’s good for America. Once upon a time that was somewhat true. Today most companies have nothing but contempt for their workers and will do whatever they feel will be necessary to eliminate them to improve the P&L statement.

    Posted by Aneesia on Jan 22, 2013 at 10:23 AM