Corporations want America to stay unemployed. The reason for NAFTA was to shift the high paying jobs overseas to cut labor costs. Now corporations want to keep unemployment high because they want to keep their margins, and the best way is to cut the fat from their bellies, and that fat is the American workforce.
The best way to keep the game going for the corporations is for people's taxes to pay for food stamps while the lower classes continue to suffer at the hands of domestic policy. The corporations pay little or no taxes, and so it is the people supporting the people while corporations war against the Republic of America. It was the corporations, not the people, that were bailed out during the Fall of '08 and the Spring of '09. Now the corporations are the only thing benefiting.
Corporations will hire foreign workers before Americans. Corporations will cut pensions to maintain margins. The US allowed GM to file bankruptcy and then bailed them out because from a corporate standpoint, it was best to stop paying pensions to their former employees. American unemployment will stay high to the benefit of corporations.