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Sun Mar 6, 2016, 05:11 PM

Sanders On Trade: "America's Radical Transformation From a GM Economy to a Wal-Mart Economy"

Brilliant! The Detroit Free Press endorsed Mrs. Clinton at the end of February. Sanders just responded with a guest column. The title speaks for itself.

Let's also remember the EXCELLENT point Sanders made on the stump recently: "Not many people know it, but Detroit was the richest city in America per capita in 1960. What changed? Bad trade deals killed Michigan jobs."

America's Radical Transformation From a GM Economy to a Wal-Mart Economy

Bernie Sanders

http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/contributors/2016/03/05/us-trade-policies-proved-disastrous-detroit-flint/81339976/

(excerpts)

Americaís radical transformation from a GM economy to a Wal-Mart economy has decimated the middle class, turning Detroit into one of the poorest big cities in America and hollowing out communities across the country.

Unfettered free trade turned this once-prosperous middle-class city, where residents could own a home, raise a family and retire with security, into a place where good jobs are scarce and extreme poverty is high. Today, a quarter of Flint residents have an annual income of less than $15,000 and 65% of the cityís children live in poverty.

The decimation of Detroit, Flint and communities all over this country did not happen by accident. It is a direct result of disastrous trade deals that have allowed corporations to ship our jobs to low-wage countries.

Since I have been in Congress, Iíve helped lead the opposition to these trade agreements. Not only did I vote against them, I stood with workers on picket lines in opposition to them. Meanwhile, Secretary Clinton sided with corporate America and supported almost all of them.

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Sun Mar 6, 2016, 05:21 PM

1. I sure wish Bernie would remind people that Hillary was on the board of Wal-Mart for 6 years

alongside a notorious anti-union executive and said she was always proud of Wal-Mart every time he brings them up.
Thanks for posting the link.

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