I wonder how many times I’ve heard Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) say something about jobs in America. Yes, jobs and the economy is a pressing need – but how many times have politicians used “jobs” as political manure? Let’s face the music!
Company mergers cost jobs. Company A purchases Company B, thus consolidates operations. Jobs are gone and won’t return.
Companies operate with their eye directly on the bottom line. If the company moves jobs to another country to lower labor cost in order to achieve a certain target, then that’s what is done. Jobs are gone and probably won’t return.
Some companies move operations to another country because of environmental laws. Jobs are gone and probably won’t return.
Companies have been downsizing, thus doing with less. Jobs are gone and probably won’t return.
Many aspects of manufacturing as textiles have gone elsewhere, and probably won’t return.
In manufacturing that remains, technology has replace what employees used to do, so those jobs won’t return.
Many look at government jobs as being the most stable, yet the current political climate is to cut, cut, cut – thus eliminating jobs.
As our politicians look to cut spending, especially by the Department of Defense, I wonder how many jobs will be lost in defense equipment and its supply chain.
The next time anyone hears Mr. Boehner or any other politician ask Where are the jobs?, let us remember that unless they detail specifics about a plan (and good luck with that), their statement is nothing more than political rhetoric for the benefit of their party. Just listen below to hear the party rhetoric of regulations and taxes. Meanwhile, many Americans need jobs.