President Obama may not create jobs, but he sure knows how to bring them home (11-6-10)
You will hear a lot of people saying that they are upset that President Obama and the government is not creating jobs. Well, the truth is, the government does not create jobs. They don’t go to people and say, “Hey. You. Make 100 jobs available in your factory. Now!” But what they do create is the atmosphere where jobs can be made, and exist.
An example would be a tax breaks for companies that hire new employees that were previously unemployed. So, let’s say Mr. Smith makes sprockets. If Mr. Smith hires John, the government could step in and reimburse Mr. Smith for John’s training period of 2 weeks. This would promote Mr. Smith to hire several new employees, knowing that their training would be free, and they would be able to be more productive.
So far, this hasn’t been done. Why, I am not sure. Perhaps some would see it as too much government is our daily lives. But President Obama did something even better this weekend, and that was just on his first day out of ten in Asia.
President Obama went to India and was able to secure 54,000 new jobs, in a $10 billion dollar for products for the Indian government that would be made right here in the United States. (http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/11/06/india.obama.jobs/index.html?hpt=T1)
Is too little too late? I say no. The Democrats may have had a huge loss in the House, but we still have the Senate, and of course, the presidency. But, most importantly, there is a bright spot to that loss. The Republicans will have 2 years to either create jobs and get the economy jump started, which will be good for President Obama since he is the one that signs all the bills, making him have a great chance for reelection in 2012, and Democrats getting the credit for passing legislation. Or, and more likely, the Republicans will be a party in chaos, and be completely gridlocked. In which case, nothing will happen, and the Republicans will take the fall for the American people thinking they could help, and do nothing but cause problems.
But this job creation pact that President Obama is spreading throughout Asia is only good for him. Americans are going to be put back to work. Supplies for these products are going to have to be purchased, and that will put even more people back to work. It may be too late for the midterms, but that’s in the past. Now we need to keep looking forward, and keep the focus where it should be. On the people.
America doesn’t stop working because of an elected official doesn’t get re-elected. American doesn’t even stop working when they lose their jobs. They are a diverse group of people that are always looking to better themselves. Lately, it seems like the American Dream is dead. It’s not. It’s just harder to reach. But since when did we care about the difficulty of our future? We may hit a few speed bumps along the way, but we never stop moving forward. There are some people that think that the best thing for us is to look at the past. To support white collar jobs, and forget the blue collar working men and women.
The Republicans seem to think that the best thing for America is to get rid of Labor Unions, the groups that support higher pay, better working conditions, and quality healthcare. They also want to reverse the oversight and regulations on Wall Street, allowing schemes like Goldman Sachs and AIG to take place all over again. They also want to give tax breaks to the wealthiest 2%, the idea being they are the ones who create jobs. Because it worked so well for the past 10 years.
This isn’t how jobs are created. The truth is, it’s not the Donald Trumps and Bill Gates that go out and buy products, putting money into our economy. Rather, it is the 98% of Americans with everyday jobs that go out, buy products, and throw money into our economy left and right, that creates demand, that creates higher production, which supports additional jobs, that eventually will make the CEOs lots and lost of money. By giving the money directly to that top 2%, it gets put into a bank account and is never seen again.
President Obama is supporting the 98% of Americans that promote the economy. He is giving the 9.2% of unemployed Americans a fighting chance of getting back into the workforce. Making America a stronghold in the world economy again.
For too long corporations like Wal-Mart have brought shiploads upon shiploads of tankers across the Pacific Ocean full of products Made in China. And when those ships go back, they go back empty. Much like the Japanese bombardment of electronic products in the 80s. In fact, there are 4.6 Billion cell phones in the world. Not one of them are made in America. Not one. It is statics like this that are destroying the American economy.
By going to India, we may finally be able to fill some of those containers, and ship our goods over seas. More influence, better products, will lead to more contracts and more jobs. And this was only his first stop.