Sometimes you just have to sit back and take in the events in the country in a manner that won’t short-circuit your human hard drive. This past week has been one of the most eventful in quite some time, but the central theme has been consistent: jobs. Whether it was Barry’s Jobs bill, the protest at Wall Street over its impact on jobs in the economy, or the loss of Apple icon Steve Jobs – Americans are wanting and missing the jobs.
You have to start with a tribute to a man who made his last name a reality – Steve Jobs. Now I am not about to attempt to detail this man’s achievements over the past 30 years and the impact Apple has had on the world. There are others far better qualified for that list. However, is there anyone on the planet that does not know what an IPOD or IPAD are? While he was changing the way we communicate and operate with technology, Jobs created more than a few j-o-b-s along the way. Thank you Mr. Jobs.
Of course then we come around to people who have no j-o-b-s and are peod about it. While I am not certain of exactly who the organization is behind the protests when I see elitist slime who portray themselves as “the common man” like Michael Moore on hand, I do know that enough people are out of work and have been out of work long enough to just have a need to vent. Part of the anger is correctly directed – Wall Street did have a huge part in the financial collapse. Before the collapse, did anyone in Main Street America ever hear or have a concept of what “Mark to Market” or “Commercial Loan Default Swaps” were? Was Wall Street the beneficiary of TARP funds when it should have been allowed to melt down and then arise from the ashes as true capitalism is about? The only challenge with these protests is that they are forgetting a whole other laundry list of players that included land developers, home builders, home mortgage companies, etc. Why isn’t anyone parked outside the doors of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae protesting their part in the collapse? So you’ll have to pardon me if I look at these “protests” with a bit of a jaded eye. They should be complaining about the economy and a lack of jobs, but include more players in the protest. Oh, and one other thing – if a reporter comes to you and asks if you would take a job from a company you are protesting when you claim to be jobless and broke, the proper response is “Absolutely so I can help that company avoid these mistakes in the future.” When you claim to be too righteous to accept a job, you’re a piece of human plastic.
Then, of course, there is my favorite commie and Head Socialist in Charge Barry Obama. After 3 years as POTUS, with millions of j-o-b-s lost here in the US and the highest unemployment rate since the last great Democratic failure, he wants to push JOBS. If memory serves, people needed j-o-b-s when this person was elected to his current role. Rather than address that then, he and the 111th Congress loaded with his commie cohorts, decided it was better to pay off big labor, trial lawyers, and the other special interest groups that elected him. Remember the Lilly Ledbetter Bill that now allows employees an open door on going back and suing employers if they even think they were discriminated against? That bill will keep trial lawyers rolling for generations. Have you forgotten what Barry did with GM and Chrysler bond holders to pay off the unions? He saw that Cap and Trade was introduced and passed the House. That wonderful j-o-b killing bill scared the living daylights out of the nation of where utility rates are going to go if Barry has his way. While it has yet to pass the Senate, Barry’s minions over at the EPA are deciding to interpret their own version of Cap & Trade in the industrial & manufacturing sectors of the country. Let’s not forget about cranking up the Obamacare machine and its drag on employers hiring new employees. All of this and the Clueless One wonders why unemployment is high and nobody in Congress is taking his JOBS bill with any degree of seriousness.
Right now the nation needs more jobs – both of the likes of the ones that pay the bills and more creative genius’ like Steve Jobs.
A job(s)less society only keeps the federal government in power and the nation broke.
While that may be the communists plan for our nation, it was not the plan of our Founding Fathers or the divine guidance they received. While it will take time, new leadership, and rolling up our sleeves for the work ahead – our nation will recover from this period in time.
Until then, keep the antacids handy. It’s still over a year to election day.