Here is something that you said that is so full of problems that they really should be pointed out.
Think we need to reevaluate the belief system here and figure out what exactly the issue is. It is not rich people. They create the jobs. We need to look long at hard at ourselves and figure out there in no free lunch anymore and it caught up to us. We can't demand cheap product, then complain it not made here. The *people put US mfg out of business, not the business people.
Caused by the FannyieMae debacle driven by the left wing wanting to give free houses to everyone not able to afford them and the resulting crash.
What I have said has nothing to do with hatred of the rich. It has to do with their behavior patterns.
It has nothing to do with a belief system. I did not repeat it all here in this thread, but it is fully documented in those threads linked to. Government supplied data. Academic analyses. It is all there as documented rather than believed only.
Rich people can create jobs when they are of a mind to. But they do not do this out of the goodness of their hearts but with the full expectation of making even more billions out of what is built or fabricated by paying for those jobs. And you might note that they have no interest in paying higher wages than necessary. That's why the minimum wage is about 70 to 75%, equivalent, in buying power than when I first started working for minimum wage as a teenager. The dollar is only worth 3 to 4 cents
now compared to what it was worth 5 decades ago. The new minimum wage rate being fought for of $10.10 per hour will barely keep up with this situation.
There has never been any free lunch on a large scale from the government. There might have been those who took advantage of things, but it was a mighty meager meal. And our not being able to afford it because tax rates have been cut with a resulting cut in government income is a result of the manipulations of the über rich for their advantage and they have benefited the most from those tax cuts. The subsequent use of this lower tax income is an absurd excuse to use for cutting government social service programs.
The American people did not put American manufacturers out of business, willfully destroying their own jobs. That was done again by some über rich laissez faire capitalists manipulating laws so that it was to their advantage to do so as it being much more profitable to manufacture overseas where there was no minimum wage or protection of workers rights at all. That's why there have been garment factories burned down in Bangladesh. That's why there have been disgruntled and over stressed, under paid, workers jumping to their deaths off of factory roofs in China. That's why there have actually been moves from the first selected low wage, cheap production, country to a second tier of such even lower wages, cheaper production. That's why there are efforts at unionizing Walmart workers and various fast food workers here in the US. With the poor being added to every day and the middle class being destroyed, moving people into ever lower economic situations, it is absurd to blame them for shopping where they can get lower prices to go with their reduced purchasing power and reduced wages. As another aspect of this, those same über rich have been hiding their wealth out of the country and taking advantages of tax loopholes and the near non existent tax rates in some Caribbean and other locations.
The situation with Fannie-Mae was not caused by 'liberals' selling houses to people who could not afford them. It was rather caused by banks and investment institutions taking advantage to provide mortgages to people who could not afford them, taking advantage of a situation for profit. Then repackaging these clearly unstable and unsustainable loans to be guaranteed by Fannie-Mae at the expense of the American People when they inevitably failed. They were also repackaged and resold as investment grade products as derivatives to further compound the losses to the American people as investors.
You are letting your own beliefs distort your understanding, based upon your own bad experience. I too went through something like that when after putting my parents house in a reverse mortgage, because property we owned could not be sold in the then current market, to help finance their lives as disabled and demented until their deaths. Then losing the house because the crash in real estate values made that same property totally unsaleable. I had previously gone through the same situation with our family business having for some still unclear reason related to the economy in the early 90s having all of our large national scale corporate customers stop all maintenance and construction work, cutting our volume of business to less than half and with a quarter million dollar contract I was expecting stopped cold. That company said that they had suddenly changed to the point that they couldn't buy a Japanese manufactured pick up truck without it being specially approved by their New York board of directors. Anheurser Busch, one of our long term and major customers at the local brewery level, was subsequently sold to a foreign company within roughly a year. This turned me from an employer at a long term, reasonably profitable, family owned business and being 'middle class' into a would be employee having a hard time finding a job in the then current market, even with many skills and history of success. Don't let your experience distort your ability to reason your way through this situation.