Tuesday, September 27, 2011

All the Politicos Yapping About "Creating Jobs" Avoid the REAL Solution

Which is to stop sending the jobs overseas. Duh. That would be the logical course of action, if the U.S. Congress actually worked on behalf of the citizenry. Obviously they don't, and therefore none of them will propose the only lasting solutions to our massive unemployment. End our destructive trade policies, restore fair trade policies and practices, invest in new sustainable industries on the domestic front (other than weapons), and sweet pygmy Jeebus STOP REWARDING CORPORATIONS THAT SEND JOBS OVERSEAS!

There. That's not too difficult, is it? It's not rocket science. And it's well within the realm of the possible. But *they* won't do it. They won't discuss it. Almost no one will mention it on the floor of Congress. Why? Why won't the people who supposedly represent our interests do the things that will lead to a reversal of our crumbling fortunes and dismal futures? Because their handlers - their actual bosses, the financial elite, the investor class, the 1% - don't want that.

The reality is that our lives are of no importance to them. In fact, we're obsolete. They make enormous amounts of money by sending our industries, our (former) work to the third world. They're profiting like never before; why on earth would they want to return to the bad old days, when profits were hampered by trade policy, by benefit packages, by paying a middle-class wage?

As noted by Paul Craig Roberts, "Most emphasis is on the lost manufacturing jobs. However, the high speed Internet has made it possible to offshore many professional service jobs, such as software engineering, Information Technology, research and design. Jobs that comprised ladders of upward mobility for US college graduates have been moved off shore, thus reducing the value to Americans of many university degrees. Unlike former times, today an increasing number of graduates return home to live with their parents as there are insufficient jobs to support their independent existence.

All the while, the US government allows in each year one million legal immigrants, an unknown number of illegal immigrants, and a large number of foreign workers on H-1B and L-1 work visas. In other words, the policies of the US government maximize the unemployment rate of American citizens."

So the politicos from both sides of our one political party hawk their "job creation" strategies, but these are simply marketing gimmicks for the msm to parrot and the drones to latch on to. If *our* representatives really wanted to create full employment, they would have done so long ago. They know damn well that it's their own policies and their own oversight failures that have created the current economy. But it works for the richest 1%, so that's all that matters.

The rest of us are apparently expendable.


Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Excellent post, Anna. The truth couldn't be more obvious.

As I've mentioned here, and on my own blog, this dismantling of America didn't start yesterday, or two years ago, or even ten years ago. It began in the mid-to-late 1970s, and it picked-up speed when Ronald Reagan took the oath of office in January of 1981. It has been accelerating ever since.

There's not going to be any "job creation", certainly not the type that's sustainable and provides a living wage with benefits. At least it's not going to happen here, in this country. The so-called "job creators" have their eyes primarily on Asia, along with certain third-world nations. But, in the meantime, they're going to rob our treasure and what's left of our resources, before driving this nation into the status of a second or third world society.

There's no such thing as job creation. At least not here. It's just another lie.

4:00 AM  
Blogger The Kind Vampire said...

Simply put, US society and government rewards big greed with big money. To return the favor, big money rewards the Government - Republican and Democrats -- with under-the-table donations and favors, and a little to keep their mouths shut. Bernie Sanders is the shining light in these new dark ages.

2:45 PM  
Blogger DaisyDeadhead said...

I guess I should tell you, I linked this AND read part of this on my radio show! :)


9:41 AM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

Welcome, Miss Daisy! I KNEW there had to be some working noggins down there in SC! I'm glad to know you're there, and I've promptly added you to my links.

10:10 AM  

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