First, we allowed and even encouraged industries to go overseas for cheap labor.
Then, as jobs became more and more scarce, we grumbled but didn't seem to understand why unemployment got worse. Did our population think that jobs just vanish for no reason?
Our government should have stepped in the first time an industry packed up and left. There is one thing we can still do and that's to tax every item that comes back into this country from a previously American-owned industry. Use a tax rate that will shock them. And reimburse us.
Let the government know that they owe it to our labor force and to our country to take action. They should have been activated years ago.
Hilton Head Island