For far too long, the focus has been taken off of the average, working class, American citizen and centered on creating a workforce beyond our shores. There, the labor is cheap, unsafe and often performed by minors, or those forced into servitude. These seemingly "lucrative" and "cost saving" actions overseas have come at a terribly high price. That price is jobs here at home.
When was the last time any of us really paid attention to where the products we are buying are being manufactured from? How did our elected officials allow this to happen? Or, should the question be, "how did we, the voting public, become so lethargic to this nightmare?"
We all must become more engaged in the dealings of our elected officials. We all must take the time to educate ourselves about the policies that our elected officials stand for, so that we can make informed decisions. We all must let our voices be heard and vote out of power those who introduce and push legislation that hurts American workers, but continues to line the pockets of large corporations who are greedy and unmindful of the harm that they are doing to their own country.