We outsourced manufacturing jobs to ensure low, low prices. Our reward has been the loss of working and middle class jobs and toxic toys.
To compound the problem this administration reduced our taxes. Those low, low taxes guaranteed a smaller government. The problem with this incredibly flawed appproach is no governmental oversight resulting in bad food, unsafe work places and shaky infastructure. Furthermore, CEOs have record breaking salaries and the average citizen's salary has failed to keep pace with the CPI.
Before we raise taxes, we need to look at where the money we are sending to DC is being spent.
When was the last time that you received more than a 3% raise?
The debt is off the charts, our food and toys are not being inspected. Relying on businesses to police themselves is naive and lethal.
Here is plan, if the toys are more expensive and safe, your kid will SURVIVE is they don't have as many. In the meantime, boycott Mattel until they clean up their act.
We need to think more like citizens and less like consumers.