The election of Donald Trump was a story about the forgotten man. It is the story of the high-skilled American worker being laid off then asked to train his replacement who is in our country on an H-1B visa. It is the story of the American Dream that seems increasingly more difficult to chase because the cards are stacked against the American worker.
Workforce participation in the United States is at a 40-year low. Once, America was seen as the place where anyone could get ahead if you played by the rules, yet too often I hear from my constituents a sense of cynicism and discouragement. We need renewed optimism that our economy is not one where just the cronies and special interests get ahead, but that everyone has an equal shot at the American Dream.