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The vast majority of Americans say that cheap foreign labor displacing U.S. jobs contributed to the collapse of the American manufacturing industry that occurred decades ago.
The latest Morning Consult Poll reveals where Americans lay the blame for the U.S. manufacturing industry’s collapse nearly two decades ago. About 71 percent of voters say cheap overseas labor displacing U.S. jobs has played a “significant role” or “somewhat of a role” in the steep decline in manufacturing employment years ago.
Free - Trade - Agreement - NAFTA - American
After the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was implemented, American manufacturing employment plummetted with 5 million manufacturing jobs being eliminated between 2000 and 2014.
Starting in 2000 — as the U.S. racked up billions in trade deficits and free trade negotiations allowed multinational corporations to readily outsource American jobs to underdeveloped nations — the U.S. manufacturing base steadily declined every year until 2014.
Breitbart - News - President - Trump - America
Most recently, as Breitbart News reported, President Trump’s “America First” economy in which the populist president has sought to level trade deals and reduce trade deficits, manufacturing employment has hit a ten year high.
About 63 percent of Republican voters say cheap labor overseas displacing U.S. jobs played a major role in that slow collapse of U.S. manufacturing that Trump has sought to build back up. Even more conservatives, 66 percent, say the same.
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