WOW- today's job report says that only 115,000 jobs were created last month- not nearly what we need when we have millions out of work, millions underemployed- and not many of us happy where we work.
So what gives? Why aren't we doing better?
Several issues and answers to that one- Government is completely caught up in its Election Year distraction, our President who campaigned on "creating or saving 3.5 to 4 million jobs" is completely out of his element (and his jobs blueprint is M.I.A.), regulations (such as CFTC and AHCA) are burying the business sector, and with foreign soil allowing easier and cheaper- WHY would you start here as opposed to abroad?
I went on the radio today, as a surprise to BlogTalkRadio listeners, and ranted about my take on this. The link is:
OK- enough of the shameless plugs, but I had to say something. HOW can we continue like this? We need a strong turn out in November for the Election of our lifetime- literally. We will decide one of two very different paths. Are we the country that seeks Freedom and Independents OR do we choose Big Gov't and Entitlement? There isn't another option on the table. THESE are the choices.
We need to take our Country back. We need to step up and say NO in a big way. We need to suck it up and pay the piper for all the easy money we have enjoyed over the last 10 years of so, for all the National Debt ($16 Trillion on its way to 21 Trillion), to trim Government in a smart way to not upend the Recovery, and we need to raise additional revenue.
Job Creation can only happen when Big Gov't is moved out of the way and a certain and sustainable business environment makes investors feel comfortable to take the risk of starting something up. It only happens when the burdens of regulation, corporate tax pain, and fear of Government intervention is taken OFF the playing field.
My idea would be to Repatriate some funds which are now kept overseas. For every Trillion in off-shore money being held in US companies off-shore subsidiaries- we could raise 100 B for reducing debt, 50 B to use at the Small Business Administration, and 25 B toward large CapEx. Doing this- helps us put money to work in the domestic US, starts money cycling through our economy, and puts MILLIONS back to work (50B @ $200K startup- puts 250,000 to work as OWNERS, causes one million in new hires directly, and probably another million indirectly as those businesses buy goods/supplies).
WHY NOT!? Right now the money is on the sidelines and not helping. The lack of ideas, lack of leadership is stunning- and to hear the Spin about today's number is nauseating. Not good enough, Not even close.
We deserve better- period. Get out and Vote in November and get us a change at the top. Be a part of the solution by writing your Representative weekly. Join me at BlogTalkRadio every Monday night at 11 p.m. Eastern for the BEST 15 minutes of your week, visit FixTheNation.com, or the Facebook page at FixTheNation