chabbo wrote:You are right on Wood. Part of the problem is that manufacturing jobs have been following the path to cheaper labor and have gone abroad for that answer. I fear that we will not be seeing those jobs again until the US becomes a pool of cheap labor again.
This is exactly where government (us) is to blame! We have allowed our leaders to encourage shipping good jobs overseas, & even giving business tax incentives to do so!! Why have we not been smart enough to support OUR
manufacturers with the tax incentives they need to keep our manufacturing base.....AND JOBS
right here in this country?
My opinion is very simple: Willingness & stupidity to "go for the quick buck" at the cost our our children's economic future!
Our candidates of all parties need to be talking about these REAL problems & not "lipstick on a pig"!
My 14 year old grandson is smart enough to realize that, if we really want to become energy independent (for example) & help our own businesses at the same time, why not give a tax credit to anyone who heats their home with coal? It may not be "Green" enough right now, but it is allot better than being dependent on ME oil & can be ended when we have new "greener" energy alternatives ready to go