Remember back before the 2008 national elections, all those people who agreed John McCain was an idiot and the...
On Monday, the president met with business leaders on his “jobs and competitiveness council,” who suggested more public-private partnerships to train workers, less government red-tape in obtaining permits and more jobs in travel and tourism, among other things. The president then toured a manufacturing plant in North Carolina and made an eloquent speech about the need for more jobs.
One thing that amuses me about old-school liberals is their focus on “community organizing”. Community organizing can improve things in a local community, but has proven useless at winning elections in the modern era.
The main problem is that, aside from small local elections, public opinion today is controlled from the top down — by television and radio. People largely think and believe what they hear on the TV and radio. The old days of people gathering by the watercooler to discuss politics and other things are no longer operative, I have not heard politics discussed in the workplace in 15 years because ever since the “Reagan Revolution”, politics became too volatile a subject for the workplace. And most people go home and park their fat spreading asses in front of a television set and that’s where they get their world view.
No one likes it, but for the country to keep paying our national debts and to uphold American living standards, we need to raise taxes, especially on the millionaires and billionaires.
Let’s face it: There’s no free lunch in America these days. These are hard times. Unemployment is at 9 percent. My solution to earn billions back for the United States Treasury is for us to get out of these no-win wars. Let’s save American, Iraqi, Afghani and Yemeni lives. The U.S. can do more good when it gets its own house in order.
Wednesday House Democratic Whip Sten Hoyer and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi unveiled their Make It In America plan “to support job creation today and in the future by encouraging businesses to make products and innovate in the United States and sell it to the world through strengthening our infrastructure and supporting investments in key areas like education and energy innovation.”
This Make It In America initiative involves a series of bills that have been introduced for consideration by the 112th Congress. This initiative will create jobs here, grow the economy and reduce the trade deficit, all of which help reduce our budget deficits. Creating jobs and growing the economy reduces deficits by increasing tax revenues and decreasing spending on unemployment benefits, food stamps, etc.