reply to post by jdub297
yes, well, the first thing I would do would be to end the "bringing democracy to the world" policies and bring the troops home from the four corners
of the earth....to protect our homeland!! I'd also stop funding all this aid to other countries problems....
that would lay off alot of servicemen and women, wouldn't it???
and oops!!! there are no empty seats at the job table for them, well, guess we can scratch that tactic!!!
it's easy to say that the people should be depending on themselves instead of the gov't, but well.....
the traditional way for the people to do this has been employment....
for that we need decent paying jobs,......
guess we need to create some jobs for these returning servicemen and women....
let's invest a few billion dollars and create the jobs!!!
ooops, most of the money went to the administration of the program, the remaining cash was doled out to businesses who promised to create some jobs,
which some did create a few jobs....with wages that didn't even cover the basic necessities for many, they ended up in our food stamp lines...some of
the companies took the money we gave them and shipped the jobs to china or india....grand return on our investment, 5 cents on the dollar!!!
well...that one didn't work....
maybe some of these servicemen and women might be interested in getting some higher education, let's create some funding for them to go to college!!
and loans too!! okay, how much should we give them for the funding, let's go ask the dept of ed......once year we ask them once a year, the amount
is higher than last year, the tuition goes up, the cost of that degress goes up, the amount of debt the grads are in at graduation is more!! these
people go out into the workforce and want higher and higher wages, just so they can pay off their debt and still have a decent lifestyle.....which
most aren't getting...and well, these are loans you cannot go bankrupt on!! guess that one didn't work either.....
maybe some of them would like to start their own businesses.....we can help them there.....
money is loaned to them, another hotel is built in an area where there's already 20, and this one has an advantage the others don't , the backing of
the US gov't....some well, the newest hotel starts drawing customers from the other hotels who were only operating on a 60% occupancy, and well,
opps!! that didn't work, we just put ten hotels out of business!!!
okay, let's go back to something that we know will work!!! let's have a war!!!!
seems to me that the business community shares the blame in this mess also!! you go look at the rate the administrative salaries have risen in these
colleges, corps, ect.... it's probably the only segment of the economy outside of the cost of living that has gone up!!! quality hasn't....wages
for the rest of us hasn't, innovation hasn't, gee, japan has air conditioned clothing, when are we gonna get that??
we don't create, we don't manufacture, we don't take care of our own, we just scam others for wealth!!