Here's what people need to understand. If we have workers in the lower and middle rungs making a decent living, they can buy things which spurs this little thing called "demand." And when there is "demand" companies tend to hire more workers making a decent wage who can now buy things which creates more "demand." And so on and so forth.
This also would solve part of the revenue problem our government has, because more people earning a better living pay more taxes... This isn't quantum physics folks!
But if we continue to have tax loopholes for companies that ship jobs to China, this is still going to be an uphill battle. How about our elected officials do the patriotic thing (I know some have tried) and close the tax loopholes, place tariffs on foreign goods whose labor costs are far below our standards to give American manufacturers a fighting chance and American workers a better life.
Allow me to step down from my soap box now.