I have been following the news more and more lately mainly because it is a Presidential election year and I like to hear what the politicians have to say.
Yesterday I found out through Obama that the "Private sector is doing fine." I was not really aware of that. I am aware that at least 20%+ of the private sector are unemployed. I am not quoting the altered and doctored numbers the federal government spits out weekly and monthly, I am stating a fact that anyone that actually takes the time to read and follow the numbers knows to be the truth. The good news however, is the "Private sector is doing fine."
Today I read where Obama has called on Congress to help States hire more teachers. Why? To churn out illiterate graduates at a faster pace? I would estimate very conservatively, that 50% of our graduating seniors across the US cannot read at or above grade level. I would estimate conservatively that 75% cannot perform simple math problems in their heads, and I would venture to say that 75% cannot perform simple math problems with just a piece of paper and a pencil. I would estimate that better than 75% cannot write a grammatically correct English sentence. The good news though is the "Private sector is doing fine."
So fine in fact in NY City that is has been mandated that all students in elementary 2-5 grades be taught Arabic. Not proper English, Arabic. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/nyc-public-school-mandates-arabic-language-studies-for-all-2nd-through-5th-graders/.
It is apparent to me that the NY City School system must be doing better than the average in the USA as far as TEACHING children the basics. They should be the model for all school systems across the USA. Since we have lowered teaching qualifications and implemented "No Child Left Behind," everyone knows our educational system in the US is surpassed by none in the world.
I also see empty houses all over the place that, "We the people" now own after the banks in collusion with the federal government, stole the homes of tens of thousands of Americans across the country, through the use of deceptive banking practices and federal laws that were passed to "Protect the citizens."
Drive around your community with your eyes open and leave your politics at home and look at the sheer number of empty, abandoned and decaying properties in a 25 to 50 mile radius of your home. When you do that remember that the good news is the "Private sector is doing fine."
Drive through the small towns and communities that you grew up in or that you now live in and ask yourself, "How are the businesses doing today?" "Are there young people, and families living in the area?" What does the infrastructure look like?" In many areas close to where I live, the only thing is see growing and thriving are the graveyards, mortuaries, title loan companies, and pawn shop businesses. Two suck you dry until you lose everything you have and two profit from your death. The good news though is the "Private sector is doing fine."
I read a story where people are criticizing Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.), because he has called on Obama to keep a 2008 "Campaign promise" to raise minimum wages to $10 an hour. Of course our representatives and the press are now criticizing Jackson for this plan. Why? He didn't run for the office of POTUS promising the WORKING POVERTY that he would raise their salaries, Obama did. Yesterday though, Obama told us the "Private sector is doing fine." I guess this means that the general populace has no right to be upset or expect Obama or any other politician to keep a pledge made to a supporter.
I have a better idea, let's look at history and see what has worked in the past and improve upon it. Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration was confronted with some serious economic issues in the 1930's. Across the nation, people were hurting. Unemployment was rampant and poverty was an understatement when used to describe our populace. People had lost fortunes and life savings when banks closed and home ownership was a luxury not the norm. FDR didn't try to blow smoke up the ass of the population. He told them the country was in bad shape. He told them they needed to get off their asses and work. He told them the infrastructure needed repair and improvements and he promised to help put America back on top.
Through EXECUTIVE ORDERS and with the help of congress he implemented a policy with AMERICA that came to be known as the "New Deal." The federal government became the largest employer in the USA and suddenly people were getting back on their feet, and things began to improve.
It was not from government handouts either. It was through the building of dams, bridges and highways across the USA. The building of the infrastructure of America. The highways and byways that you now enjoy, which are currently eroding at an alarming pace. The infrastructure that your grandfathers and fathers built through a federal program designed to put America back to work.
There isn't anyone that can offer an intelligent argument against at least the first phase of the "New Deal." It worked and so did Americans. In the end, America prospered and our highway systems and water containment policies are SECOND TO NONE. We became a GREAT nation together. People from all over the world envied Americans and many died just trying to come to America to call her home.
So why not today? Instead of throwing BILLIONS into corrupt business so CEOs and a few others can steal more from us, put the BILLIONS into the Federal Payroll System, hire Americans across the nation to repave and rebuild the failing bridges, waterlines, sewers, dams and highways across the USA.
Our forefathers built an infrastructure for the generations to come and it is beginning to fall apart. It is time that we shore up and improve upon that which made America the great nation that she is, by putting our people back to work for America.
If we do that, in a few years we can have a POTUS that can stand in front of a camera and HONESTLY say the "Private sector is doing fine."
When the private sector is doing fine, all the sectors are doing fine. Economies pickup when people are being paid to work. When people make money, people spend money. When people spend money they are buying goods that have to be produced, so production increases. When production increases, eventually imports and exports improve. This is a process that shows a thriving nation. However, this wheel of productivity only works when the "Private sector is doing fine."