Made in the USA used to stand for quality and pride. It meant buying high quality products made by American workers earning good wages and benefits. Products made in the USA aren’t as common anymore, especially as more American jobs are outsourced to places like China or Bangladesh. But when something says “Made in the USA” today, is it still a positive thing?
NPR Planet Money episode 482 asks why the US keeps sending weapons to Egypt. We continue to give Egypt $1.5 billion a year, $1.3 billion of which goes to the Egyptian military. Policy proponents say this money comes back to the US, since Egypt spends this money on American weapons.
What does the shutdown mean to the average American? Besides all the political drama and childishness between Republicans and Democrats, what does the average person actually know? What do they think about our debt ceiling and how much do they care?
The official White House website about the Care Act includes a “facts and myths” section. A myth pops up on the first page warning “Health reform will lead to a government takeover of healthcare.” It’s ironic, because this sounds like a scary…