With millions of working people struggling to put food on the table, everyone agrees our economic recovery is tenuous. More Americans are living in extreme poverty than in any other period since the Great Depression. Four years after the housing bubble burst the foreclosure crisis continues to deepen.
Partisan extremism has caused paralysis in government and has led to a deep mistrust in the effectiveness of our elected officials. Politicians pushing the failed policies of the past, tax cuts for the rich and fewer rules to constrain corporate America are out of touch with everyday Americans. Our elected officials need to chart a new course to pursue an economic policy that works for everyone, not just Wall Street.
In many instances, global government and industrial trade policies have undermined the jobs, wages and bargaining power of American workers. Most American workers are not climbing up the global job ladder, they are falling behind.