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    Default Steel job layoffs highlight need for new trade, infrastructure policies

    Again, Bernie is the only one that seems to be addressing these issues.

    We've suffered layoffs before but it is never a time for joy, or conciliation, if others were also hit, here or elsewhere. The issue for steel areas is that these cutbacks are no "act of God." They take place only due to corporate bottom lines, not because our nation does not need steel.

    The American Society of Civil Engineers - the people who oversee, build and maintain our nation's infrastructure - have graded our nation's basic infrastructure underpinning at only a D+. They gave our nation's water system an even lower grade. This used to be a nonpartisan issue - no longer! It has been made partisan by pro-corporate politicians, mainly Republicans, who've refused to fund infrastructure repair, pushing instead for privatizing government services.

    In the U.S. Senate, S. 268, the Rebuild America Act, sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders, is a moderate bill that would tax Wall Street transactions in order to fund rebuilding of our nation's crumbling infrastructure. It would put an estimated 13 million workers back to work, including every one of the laid-off Lorain steelworkers. That bill would retool America's old infrastructure, providing jobs and dignity for workers from the old industries. Further, it is an emergency that our nation needs to address. In today's political climate, this bill cannot even get a hearing in Congress.
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    Default Re: Steel job layoffs highlight need for new trade, infrastructure policies

    Feel the bern!

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    Default Re: Steel job layoffs highlight need for new trade, infrastructure policies

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    Again, Bernie is the only one that seems to be addressing these issues.
    uh, the problem if you want to call it a problem is low oil prices. What's Bernie gonna do? end the fracking industry? But then why not. If Obama killed coal let Bernie kill shale and let's bring back $4.00 a gallon gas. right lifer? It's what any good socialist teamster would do

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    Default Re: Steel job layoffs highlight need for new trade, infrastructure policies

    Quote Originally Posted by bean View Post
    uh, the problem if you want to call it a problem is low oil prices. What's Bernie gonna do? end the fracking industry? But then why not. If Obama killed coal let Bernie kill shale and let's bring back $4.00 a gallon gas. right lifer? It's what any good socialist teamster would do
    Who killed it (fracking) bean? Surely you know. You got what you wanted in low fuel prices to feed your Tupperware truck. Obama came through and now you want to blame socialism? You really should take a lesson in capitalism bean. You tout it, yet you do not understand it at all.

 

 

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