Senator Dorgan is sounding the alarm: With our country up to our neck in trade debt—$2 billion a day—as we import energy and export jobs, it is long past the time to tackle the trade crisis head-on.
By outsourcing hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs, American companies are essentially hollowing out our economic base, and with the current White House beholden to Big Oil and cronies straight out of the Gilded Age, no one is guarding the rights of the American worker. Take This Job and Ship It is not just a dire warning—it also offers many sobering cures before our current policies put American national security even further at risk.
Senator Byron L. Dorgan has served twenty-four years in the United States Congress. He is currently serving his third term as senator from North Dakota. In 1998, Dorgan was named the chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee, a position held by many before they become Majority Leader. From 1996 to 1998 he served in the Democratic leadership as Assistant Floor Leader. He is a member of four Senate standing committees—Appropriations, Commerce, Energy, and Indian Affairs—as well as of thirteen subcommittees.
Memo to Senator Byron Dorgan: I suggest that you stick to your day job. You probably do not have a big future as an author! Having said that, I must commend Senator Dorgan for at least being willing to speak out on these monumentally important issues. "Take This Job and Ship It: How Corporate Greed and Brain Dead Politics Are Selling Out America" spells out for everyone the incredibly short-sighted trade policies that our government has promoted over the past 15 years. Most … more