Ken Anderson (11/28, Letters) said we are responsible for the economic mess. He also stated we do not make anything anymore. This is sadly true.
I can tell him why we do not make anything in the United States as we used to. Back in the 1990s I watched congressional leaders on national television debating a bill called NAFTA, the “North American Free Trade Agreement.” It passed and was signed into law by President Clinton and took effect in 1994.
The bill gave corporations permission to send their manufacturing jobs overseas for cheap labor. This was the worst thing they could do for U.S. workers. Everything is made in foreign countries and shipped back here for Americans to buy. We have a Congress oblivious to the fact that jobs are scarce and unemployment is rampant. We should be flooding them with letters.
NAFTA should be abolished, and companies should be required to manufacture goods in America as they used to do. It would be great to buy everything here with the logo “Made in the U.S.A.” as it used to be. Think of the jobs this would create.