Make no bones about it! It was Republicans (GATT and the WTO) that sold Detroit up the river to slave wages in Asia! Sure they had a willing dupe in President Clinton who was on the ropes with scandals and signed the bills, but the global free trade agreements had been a Republican dream for 50 years and they were written with no clause for human rights or environmental standards. Those are the facts Jack!
Now, water under the bridge...here's what we need to do now to...
Since everybody on the Right and Left describe our economic troubles as 'Like The Great Depression' then why don't we see any stories recounting how we got out of the Great Depression?
Between 1940-80 the wealthiest Americans paid between 70% to 90% federal income tax and that's what allowed us to build the American Dream. How else could we afford it? Between 1940-80 we fought and paid for WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, we built our US Interstate Expressway system, Roads, Electrical Grid, Telephone, our main Bridges and Tunnels; we Made every Car we Drove and we wore just the Clothes we Sewed and WE WENT TO THE MOON SIX TIMES-AND WE PAID FOR IT ALL! Here's the link. Go to section 21.5 and Get out ye encyclopedias... TRUTH:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Income_tax_in_the_United_States#1930_-_1980