US Trade Representative Ron Kirk doesn't believe many middle-class manufacturing jobs will be a part of America's future. Like many free trade proponents, he views the loss of these jobs as inevitable.
When I see and listen to Obama, sometimes I think of those memorable words by the gospel hymn composer, James Cleveland: "Nobody told me the road would be easy. But, Lord, don't believe you brought me this far, just to leave me."
Globalization is nothing more than a trade war with production looking for a cheaper country to produce. If the president stayed in Washington and enforced the trade laws, far more jobs would be created, and the economy would recover.
Rather than performing its duty under the Constitution to regulate foreign commerce and enforce our trade laws, Washington puts on an act of creating jobs with stimulation for small business and refuses to get in the trade war.
After trillions of dollars of stimulation, the private sector is only creating 41,000 jobs a month. Something else is wrong. And what's wrong with the economy is that Corporate America off-shores its jobs as fast as it can.