Have you noticed that the lack of jobs across America is the top issue in virtually every single politician’s campaign commercial? In addition, both Democrat and Republican candidates claim they will create jobs if elected to office, but not one single politician is telling us just how they intend to do that.
In a recent commentary about the vanishing middle class, I referred to an article by DailyFinance.com’s Bruce Watson in which he wrote that between 2001 and 2009 a total of 42,400 factories had been closed in America. Just consider the thousands of individuals who lost their jobs, and then multiply that by the number of people within each family. The closure of all those factories is devastating and the consequences will be felt for years to come. Lost wages, lost tax base and reduction in the Gross National Product are all resulting consequences.
In the meantime, not one single politician has isolated the true causes of the closures and job losses. Democrats blame ex-President George Bush, but the answer is far more complicated, and the solutions are significantly more complex. I suspect that both Republicans and Democrats are both responsible for the loss of jobs and factories.
How we are going to replace all those jobs and bring vital manufacturing back to the USA must be addressed sooner rather than later. It is time for someone to step forward with a sound plan to create jobs and open factories, and bring necessary revenue into the pockets of workers while increasing the tax base of counties across the country.
The answer is not growing Big Government employment and continuing to hand out unemployment welfare from an already burdened treasury. Who has a sound business action plan? So far we are only hearing our politician’s unsupported claims. The old Texas expression “BIG HAT NO CATTLE” comes to mind.
Do our politicians really want to solve this dilemma or do they just want the populous indebted to them for monthly Big Government handouts. The people want jobs, and they want them now.
Most of our office holders and their opposition have never owned a business or met a payroll! Tell Mr./Ms. Politician, just what, exactly, IS your plan to create jobs?