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In the immortal words of Benjamin
From my point of view we've had 32 years of Reaganomics to ensnare us and only 4 years of a cycle to try and change those policies.
This country worked well when businesses were rationally regulated,
people were rationally taxed, and there was a culture of wanting prosperity for everyone - not just the "job creators".
When I was younger my employers did not just offer euphemisms about "people being the most important part of our business" - they provided decent pay and benefits to show that they meant it.
Somewhere that all changed - and now cheap labor and creating as much profit as can be squeezed from everything is the status quo - and this approach is not conducive to growth. Houses and nations are built upon strong foundations - and the foundation of any nation is the masses.
We need industry to take the lead in bringing back quality jobs to our shores. Yes, they might pay a premium here, as compared to the third world, for labor - but the benefits of that expense are worth it. These mega corporations became mega corporations due to their American labor force - not to the third world operations they now utilize.
Greed has to be mitigated to a degree if we are to survive as a nation and as a people.
Once that happens? Then social services will be much less in demand and we can move towards altering them down to a rational level as well.
Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.
the problems facing this country that have been the most damaging were started under the Roosevelt administration
Regulation is nothing but wealth destruction,job destruction, and totalitarianism
Originally posted by beezzer
I don't see things getting better, but we've weathered worse storms before.