The Republican Pat Buchanan argues against Free Trade while the “Democrat” Donny Deutsch argues for corporate profits. One “journalist” writes an article about executive salaries but doesn’t care about the cause and the other airhead “journalist” complains about a non-existent corporate moral responsibility. WTF?
The problem in our political discourse is some have confused capitalism with democracy, Deutsch said, “If I were a capitalist…”, then justified corporate behavior. If Deutsch was commenting on CNBC, his analysis would be appropriate but he’s on Morning Joe as a “Democrat”. Deutsch never said, “if I were an America…” It’s easy to justify corporate behavior but it’s harder to justify 30 years of Reaganomics and 20 years of Free Trade political policies with 9% unemployment and a flat-lined middle class. We elected a “Democrat” from Walmart (Arkansas) and a faux “Democrat” that believes in nothing so there hasn’t been a real debate about Free Trade’s consequences. Republicans, Pat Buchanan and Donald Trump, argue against Free Trade while most “Democrats” say nothing.
FYI, corporations don’t hire new employees because they are profitable, because they have cash reserves, or because they have morals. Corporations only add labor if demand for their products or services exceeds their ability to delivery additional products or services at a profit. If you believe otherwise or ask why profitable companies aren’t hiring new employees, then you are a Supply Side Voo Doo Reaganomics airhead but you’re in good company – Mika Brzezinski, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, DLC “Democrats”, and Republicans.
Our government, elected representatives, are supposed to govern in the best interest of the American people but if they are owned by corporate America… If “Democrats” support corporations over Americans and journalist are too stupid to ask the right questions, then America is over.