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China looked at the failure of American capitalism in the 70's and decided to go the polar opposite direction. They took the government coffers and pumped money into wages for the working people, revamped their strategy and economy to allow the workers the wherewithal to actually and easily buy the goods they were manufacturing for sale overseas. By the late 80s and early 90s they opened their doors to western businesses and manufacturers, and their economy exploded, bypassing the rest of the world, that soon will include the US and their failing capitalism run by greed and the vert wealthy. Soon the working class (once a middle class) will trade places with the Chinese people. We're slowly being beaten down, and it will only get worse. It's the way the GOP wants it, only the wealthy deserve a good living, and, in their opinion, a voice in our government.
Russians venture into Capitalism has resulted in big disparities between the working class and the elites. Very similar to what happened here with Reagan's trickle 'ON' economics. GOP propaganda has been very effective. Right to work laws are a good example of this. We see people defending these laws who are the most hurt by them. And we see people voting for a political party goes out of its way to hurt them. The Republican party just passed a massive tax cut for the top one percent and our cash-heavy corporations and they are the party that has a near meltdown when talk of raising the minimum comes up. Donald Trump has done nothing for the bulk of his base and yet he can do no wrong in their eyes. His unethical grifting doesn't raise an eyebrow with most of them.
Check out TL's comments relating to my last sentence.
"The U.S. needs to recruit the best and brightest from around the world, who might not think much of us but find our political-economic system attractive. We also need to mount another “moon shot” investment program for science and technology. Otherwise, the Chinese will race past us, as they are already doing in some fields."We've been importing intelligence for the last 40 years or so. we've had to, as our government under GOP rule, for the most part, has stripped our education system bare. We no longer produce the best and smartest, because they've intentionally dumbed down our society. The first thing the attack is higher education and basic math and science in our public schools, them blame the underpaid teachers who work with little funding. We have become our "own worst enemy" by design.Our Current system is being torn apart by our government willfully colluding with our biggest enemy to tear us down internally, as designed years ago. Only now they have a patsy and bought for accomplice in the oval office. The same guy begging for Russia to be allowed back into the G7.
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