Alright, Americans. It is time for the government to recognize that unemployment is a serious issue. Despite the fact that corporations are making obscene amounts of money, and their bonuses are setting all-time records, unemployment is still at 9.1 percent. This means that 1 in 10 Americans are not employed, and not stimulating the economy. Many of these people are looking for jobs, but cannot find them, or cannot get hired because they aren't currently employed (which is absurd, in my opinion). Many of them are veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and deserve a good job. The recession is over, but the people are still hurting.
I'm not a strong believer in government, but I recognize this is a place where the government can prove its worth. Because they can borrow money, they can spend money to replace the lost demand in the economy. This is Keynesian economics. It is what worked to drag us out of the Great Depression, and it is what will drag us out of the Great Recession.
The infrastructure that made America into a superpower is holding America back. Our roads and bridges are crumbling with age and neglect. Roads and highways are clogged with traffic. And local and state governments cannot afford to fix them, because of the economy. Here's my idea. The government can borrow some of that money that we are currently spending killing people in the third world and spend it here. Hire Americans who desperately want or need to work. Rebuild our roads and bridges. Modernize the infrastructure. Make America even greater. Give us a brighter future. And these Americans will make a living wage with which they will stimulate the economy, and the corresponding increase in hiring and tax revenues will pay for the work. And people will not suffer in poverty.
I cannot stand idle while my fellow people suffer and experience poverty. I cannot stand by while they lose their jobs, their savings, their homes, and their worldly goods. It is time to tell our government to hire people to do what is already in their best interest.
Now who is with me?
Please take a second to click like. Due to a recent FB update, unless I pay to promote posts on FB, only a fraction of my fans will see my posts. Thanks for your continued support of my work!