One really has to ask the obvious question: If Obama’s economic policies work so well, why isn’t Detroit a paradise?
In 1950, America produced 51% of the GNP for the entire world. Of that production, roughly 70% took place in the eight states surrounding the Great Lakes: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.
The productive capability of this small area of earth staggers the imagination. Virtually everything that rebuilt the industrial bases of Europe and Japan came from those eight states. Cars, planes, electronics, machine tools, consumer goods, generators, concrete - any conceivable item manufactured by industrial humanity poured out this tiny region and enriched the world. The region shone with widespread prosperity. People migrated from the South and West to work in these Herculean engines of industry.
So what happened?
Shannon Love identifies the specific policy problems as the unions' stranglehold and invasive, nanny-state government interventions.
Yet, a mere 30 years later, by 1980, we called that area the “rustbelt” and it became synonymous with joblessness, collapsing cities, high crime, failing schools and general hopelessness.
What the hell happened?
Of course, not Obama personally but rather the same ideas that Obama espouses. What those ideas did to the Great Lakes states, they can do to the entire country.
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The thing is, applying these failed socialistic policies nationwide could turn the entire United States into a "rust belt," and if the economic engine engine of the American economy fails, tens of millions of people around the world will literally starve.
The election of Obama would consign the world's poor to misery and starvation.
If that's not what you want, vote accordingly.