posted on May, 20 2012 @ 05:27 PM
This is an employers’ market. Think about it for a while and you will understand that what the poster states is exactly correct and right on target.
There are, however, ways to fight against the rot that has taken hold of ours, and the world’s economies.
1. Right now, companies hire only from the set of potential employees who have experience, and have the ‘paper’ to prove their worth. Why is this?
They can. In spite of billions spent on worker training programs and uncounted billions in education it puts nothing on the employer to change. We
need a reformation in all of our systems. We need apprenticeships, realistic training and education aimed specifically at how we can best advance our
next generation for worthwhile work. I would end all government unions, just as a start, to gain the flexibility we need to move on.
2. Simplify business regulations to provide certainty to those who are, and want to be, in business. My answer, that nobody ever seems to bring up, is
to place changes in regulations, which are legislative by their very nature, back with the real legislators – congress. This should never have been
ceded to faceless federal workers. Also, the same can be said for enforcing the law, it should reside with the Department of Justice and the federal
court system – not politically appointed administrative law judges and quasi-law enforcement organizations run by scores of agencies.
3. Simplify the tax code and reduce taxes to levels that are best suited to bring business and manufacturing back to the US. Instead of vilifying
those who renounce their US citizenship because of the tax rates, make the entire world want to be here because of the tax rates.
4. End the prevalence of healthcare provided by employers. In fact, make this an illegal business benefit to provide. This is, without doubt, an
individual responsibility. Allow every adult to purchase their own, and their dependents, healthcare – regardless of where the insurance company has
its corporate headquarters. The role of government is to vet for abuse and prosecute for fraud – not to run the program.
5. The same discussion can be stated for retirement as is presented for healthcare. Put it where it really belongs – at the individual level.
Consider how much money even the poorest people who contribute into Social Security could have if they had a mutual fund with even a modest return.
Nearly everyone would have enough in their estate to fund their own retirement just on the interest alone after a lifetime of work, about 40 years, at
the same levels required by both employers and employees. And, if someone dies early they have at least something to pay back creditors and provide
6. End illegal immigration with whatever measures as are necessary. Deport anyone and everyone who is here illegally with a bar to legal entry for at
least a decade. Make illegal immigrants guilty of a felony and imprison for at minimum a year. If they use stolen or fraudulent identification add at
minimum a year for each identification used. The numbers of people harmed by those who steal low-paying jobs and others’ identities is alarmingly
7. Make it really easy for those with advanced degrees earned legally in the US to remain and work in the US. Put those with advanced degrees who want
to enter the US legally on a fast track for entry. The US needs people with education to advance our economy.
I know, a lot of this is really radical. The questions you should ask yourself are actually quite straightforward. If you cannot be trusted to fund
your own healthcare, the raising of your own children, your own retirement and your own education why do you think someone in government can do
better? In the end, they are just other Americans who decided to work for the government, while you did not. Don’t you honestly believe you can do
better on your own?