Here is another topic that needs to be discussed and soon if jobs that count are to be created.
There is no-one in government or wanting to represent us that is talking about the jobs that matter. All jobs are needed but manufacturing jobs were the meat and potatoes of our economy and they are the jobs that are needed now. Not jobs that put people on the government payroll.
The successful education of exceptional students that earn doctorates in the sciences and engineering and become experts in their fields are needed. These folks are the ones that have developed our technology to the high degree it was a few years back. The Federal Government got its hands into education and the quality has gone down ever since. I personally think the decreasing number of graduates over the past fifteen years or so was planned in preparation for the final push, to Socialize the U.S. and its citizens, happening now.
Also part of the plan was removal of manufacturing jobs from America and distribution of them all over the World where labor is cheap and profits are better through NAFTA and CAFTA. Both of these programs were touted as helping the economies of our neighbors to the South and North. I personally think that it was more of an effort to redistribute the wealth of the U.S. to our neighbors so that when the three countries finally become one, the North American Union, our assets will have already partially been diluted making the change less of a shock to Americans. Minimizing the shock makes it less likely that Americans will wake up to what has happened to them before its too late to interfere.
The return of manufacturing is the only thing that will save America’s economy and return it to the thriving country that it was once less than two decades ago.
We each have got to do our parts to wake Americans up and get them to move against business as usual in Washington, and, most important, the unbridled profit taking by businesses. I think it is high time that we limit the profits of companies by limiting their size. This would allow a person to realize the American dream but not to become a World power in whatever commodity they are involved.
When it comes to oil, we would be much better off with thousands of small refineries held by companies that wouldn’t be afraid to improve their refining processes and capacities because the few larger companies do everything they can to put the little guy out of business. Where did their American dream go? Into the pockets of some large conglomerate? You betcha!
Bring manufacturing back by making it easier for small businesses to start up and by protecting them from minimalization by big businesses will go a long way towards returning us to prosperity. Take away the right of union to strike for higher wages will help keep wages from driving up prices disproportionately to the value of the products resulting from expenditures of labor. Preventing strikes by unions over wages or any other matter would help businesses to survive and thrive. The law should still require that businesses negotiate in good faith when the union comes to them with an employee grievance.
There is too much emphasis on profits in America. Big businesses have become too powerful and influential with those in government that are supposed to represent the voters that put them into office, not succumb to the temptations offered by the rich and powerful lobbyists looking for legislative favors for their richer and more powerful employers.
Government people on the take in return for favors have large conflicts of interest that are not in the favor of the individual voter relying on their representatives to vote for their benefit.
Lets bring the labor intensive industries back first. The clothing and textile businesses that had to go offshore to have their products made in order to stay in business employed a significant number of people. One of the largest clothing and textile manufacturers of jeans in the U.S. had to go offshore because Wal-Mart drove them to do so through the business concessions the company had to make in order to get Wal-Mart’s orders.
I personally think that Wal-Mart is a potential danger to Americans (my opinion)because of their drive to provide the lowest price on everything. They control us (in my opinion) by limiting the selection of products available to only those that they can get cheaply at the detriment to name brand products. Their cheap products are putting local competition (small business groceries, housewares, automotive supply, sporting goods stores, and the like) out of business. Where are those jobs going? Where are our communities going? Are these, too, to be victims of business getting too big? My opinion is, yes!
I am of the opinion that there are many super large businesses of all types in America that need to be broken up into smaller entities that are more connected to the communities in which they are located and draw upon for employees and supplies. These businesses must be totally removed from what was at one time the parent company. They must have their own management and personnel functions.
Bell Telephone was broken up to allow for competition from others that wanted to offer telephone services similar to those provided by Bell. Wal-Mart, in my opinion, is one of these companies because they are having a negative impact on supplier businesses as well as the small businesses that are forced to close their doors when Wal-Mart moves into their neighborhoods.
Please give these things some thought, do some research, form your own opinions, and act to spread them to others. Encourage others to get interested in America and its future.
All the best, Joe Hollinger, God Bless America@
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