GOP nominee Mitt Romney will endorse Sen. Marco Rubio - Repub Sources
The only one of the 3 leading candidates that supports TPP<>Free Trade, emptying the USA of meaningful careers (along with automation, of course) remaining is Rubio.
So it certainly makes sense for a Capital Investment guru and owner who thinks the financial manipulations of the meta level IS the economy would find his closest support set in Marco Rubio. I agree with many of Rubio’s FP stances, but this support for the economic suppression of the USA is too much.
I know all of the Smoot-Hawley arguments against killing free trade, but just because we hit China with a FAIR TRADE levy because of low labors costs whose sole existence is possible because of horrendous working conditions and standard of life conditions, does not mean we do the same to Germany, or France, or Great Britain, or Japan.
And we have our own offenders, FORD.
Again and to be clear, FREE TRADE MEANS we have agreed to SWAP MODEST improvement in rising prices, and modest gain in SOME lower prices, for the manufacturing, then engineering, and now R&D and higher education structure of the nation.
The improvement in Gross Profit did not go to workers who lost/are losing their jobs (in fact, TAA is a bill giving eco support to workers who WILL LOSE THEIRS JOBS because of TPP, the House and Senate KNOW THIS WILL HAPPEN AND DID NOT CARE).
We all know where this rise in profit from dropping high paid American workers (and taxes) went and THIS is the beating heart of Bernie’s contention that the economy is rigged.
Rubio can beat HRC, but there will be a decisive mass of folks who will hear Bernie yelling about free trade and rigged economy (THE SAME SUBJECT) and worry their sliding income position will be lost totally to the equivalent of the Bane Capitals, or Goldman Sachs, or Kochs (all one goopy object) out there who donate to Rubio.
If Rubio is the nominee, EVERY VOTER more concerned about their job and its future than Afghanistan and Syria is voting for Bernie (if he beats Hillary). If Hillary is nominated, BOTH PARTIES are in for a STORM of CENTRIPETAL TORNADOES, because HRC<>Rubio means MORE OF THE SAME ECONOMY.
I don’t think Cruz can reach these democrats and independents who are really Reagan voters, either.
BTW here’s an idea for campaigning. Candidates and nominees should be compelled to wear NASCAR driver uniforms with the names of donors emblazoned on them proportionally to their donations, INCLUDING SUPPORTING SUPER PACS.