Originally Posted by saltwn
Because the right won't get off their asses and pass a jobs bill.
This is not your grandfathers economy. Those jobs are gone gone gone. don't believe me look at Detroit. What built Detroit? WWI and the WWII. the car business booming cause not everybody had one yet. computer makers are smarter than that. and so are car makers now. We have to build a new economy, friend. Based on a new set of inventions, wants , needs, and innovation and hard work. If consumers don't want or need it we will continue to slide.
That is why Obama has been stressing wind and solar and stuff. These are new technologies that have a market in today's world and save us money several ways. money spent to defend oil wells and money saved on blackmail to fuel in the ME and domestic.
Education is stressed too because we will need to know how to do more high tech things than work in a nut and bolt factory or pull the hot metal off the line.
Right now today I see the difference in these two parties as one critical and sad for the past. And the other saying this is America we have a bright future. let's get to work and build to it.
Obama's green energy program is not stressing new technology or innovation, it is providing subsidies to nonviable manufacturing companies like Soilyndra. It is the same policy that wrecked the Spanish economy. Four more years of payoffs to politically well connected cronies will not build a new economy. The only thing it will produce is more national debt and higher energy costs.
Half of today's recent college graduates cannot find jobs in their field of study but the Democrat solution is to use Federal dollars to create more of them. It is a "solution" designed to produce more voters dependent on government handouts, Democrat's core voting block. What percentage of newly minted college graduates with an education major and social sciences minor are equipped to teach the math, science, business and technology skills necessary to build a new economy? But Obama's economic policy is based on producing more of them using government subsidies.
Only about 8% of Obama's JOBS bill is infrastructure spending. The lions share is devoted to pumping up state employee payrolls just like the stimulus did. More government jobs equals more loyal Obama voters but not a sustainable economy.