Which means they are going to loose even more jobs. If they can’t be honest about why they lost their jobs, then its going to take longer to replace the jobs. Most serioius economists agree that we are doing AMAZINGLY well in the aftermath of 911. 911 should have caused a serious recession. Overall, our economy remains a shining star in the world economy…[/quote]
You do understand that i’m talking about mainly textile mill employees and farmers, don’t you? This area had once Cone Mills, Dan River, and when they started opening plants overseas (China, Mexico, Indonesia) for cheaper labour costs, those who worked in those industries were shit out of luck. They don’t have the skills or education to take on better jobs than what they had, so they’re kind of screwed.
I think what the US needs to look into more and more is boosting education since all the labour jobs are going overseas (for now). How do you get mom off food stamps when she doesn’t even know (or have the inclination) to work a job that pays well enough to support her three children with different fathers? What happens when those three diff fathers get laid off their mill jobs? Why don’t people want to pay more taxes if it’s going into education? Why buy two packs of cigarettes per day for $7.00 when you could be putting that $200 plus dollars a month into a child’s education? Because they’re ignorant. We breed a country of ignorant people and this will catch up with us, and it already has, in many respects.
Why aren’t these corporate conglomerates FORCED (especially the ones who downsize and leave swaths of semi-illiterates behind without jobs) to offer more on job training that can help develop their workers to be skilled in other capacities when they end up ditching them for the cost effective Mexican? American needs to build up its foundations again, but it won’t happen during greedy administrations who’re so controlled by big businesses and lobbyists. There is major reform necessary, and i don’t see it happening any time soon, sadly, as there’s that pesky war. You know, the one that’s killing the sons and daughters of the unemployed mill workers? I drove through a little cracker box lower mid class white/black neighbourhod behind my friend’s office other day and almost every mailbox had a yellow ribbon. What does that tell you?
And there’s this: the Mexicans are smart as hell. They work hard, live together in groups (like Chinese) and they save their money to get a leg up. They dont feel they’re owed anything either, which makes for good employees. Perhaps they’re being swindled by greedy buggers, but same time, thy’re advancing, while others are backsliding. I’m rather glad they keep to themselves, however, and are hard working, because you’d see a lot more racial strife with them here in this part of country due to the dumb redneck mentality, if they were more brazen. They’re very shy and reserved almost all the Mexicans. And there are a lot of them. And they’re doing jobs that even the unemployed uneducated mill worker won’t do. Pulling tobacco, building strip malls and other construction jobs, domestics, retail. They are really contributing to the US to keep its economy alive, mind you.
And Pinesay, it’s all in the spin, dear. The US has never known such a deficit. The economy is basically in shambles and we are in a recession, no matter what you say. The market it sluggish, people don’t have money for luxuries, the gaps are widening between rich and poor, and if you read what i wrote above, that is the reason. Now take a chill pill and come back here and find out what’s happening in YOUR state, because no matter who we have as president, it’s going to matter more on a local level what happens next.
To the American registered voters overseas, i hope you know all about what’s going on locally in your states, counties, and towns. This is the majority of the ballot. The Presidential choice is only ONE check box.