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reply to post by NoRulesAllowed
Is it the president's job "to give work" to Americans? No. It's the EMPLOYERS job. If anything, the president's job would be to establish programs which make it more appealing to employer's to hire people (tax breaks, for example) or to set-up whatever programs which support employment..but it's STILL the employer's job to actually EMPLOY people. Is this so hard to grasp?
Originally posted by jrod
I am about over living in the US. I have years of sea time, know my maritime Rules of the Road, and can ace the USCG Captain's Test no problem but I can not get a captain's license in the US do to some legal trouble 3 years ago and the fact my DD-214 says alcohol rehab failure(because of that legal trouble), despite the fact I am not an alcoholic nor drug addict but because I've been under/unemployed for the past 3 years I can not afford to go to a shrink that MAY write a letter on my behalf saying I am not an alcoholic. However the Coast Guard will give any idiot who has a clean record a basic captain's license(6pak) if they can pass the written(multiple choice) test without verifying they actually have sea time or even taking them for a sea trial. There is no other career I am more qualified for(except Lifeguarding) than skippering a boat, but I can't even do that in this failing country.
The system is rigged, find yourself in any legal trouble and you are automatically disqualified from 90%+ of the decent paying jobs out there, and those you are still eligible for will hold that against you when it comes time for a promotion.
The American Dream is now just an illusion. The system is rigged to keep the average person in debt for life, and then rigged to prevent their family from collecting what little wealth they may have without paying a hefty tax. The quality of life is great and there are plenty of distractions aka entertainment, but to think you can still go from rags to riches is nothing but a fantasy.
Originally posted by LOSTinAMERICA
The dream died and placing the blame will do nothing to fix it. Time to start coming up with a solution. When are we as a country going to come up with a solution? Will it be when the fabric of society becomes feral?