“The Working Man”
Sen. Mark Rubio just released a detailed report focused on a critical aspect of the American economy – working and non-working men.
It turns out that an extraordinary number of healthy men are not employed. Part of the problem has to do with something going on with the psychology of America today.
But a major factor is that working-class men once had opportunities to get good jobs where they made and built things. “The kind of jobs where you took a shower after you got home from work, not before you went to work.”
In recent decades, those jobs have been outsourced overseas, and it’s killing our country. As a result, there are millions of men who are struggling to find a fulfilling and useful life (work). It’s a national crisis, and something Senator Rubio is committed to addressing.
In releasing his report, Rubio declared:
“This report sheds light on the problems men face as workers and offers policymakers solutions that will build up men to be better providers, husbands, fathers, and community leaders. I am committed to working on these issues because I believe that we can build a better future for our boys and men, and for our country as a whole.”
This is called populist conservatism.
The traditional conservative approach that has long guided the Republican Party worships free markets and so-called “free trade.” It argues that the cheapest labor available to produce a product is always best.
But an absolute globalist philosophy omits a vitally importance: a Healthy Homefront.
Sadly, a free trade focus has enriched China and impoverished large chunks of America. Multinational corps fare well, while mom & pop struggle. Wall Street thrives, Main Street dies.
Some attack populist conservatism as heresy. They are mistaken. If conservatives don’t speak to the real issues facing hard-working Americans, they will never win another election.
Conservatives lose the “highly-educated” because of neo-Marxist indoctrination at the university. Conservatives lose the working-class because they fell Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan doesn’t care about them. Cutting moms Social Security while planning a no-win war isn’t exactly a winning political message.
Source American Values