Let's talk jobs! The favorite mantra of the Republican Party is "Job Creators", in affect the persons and corporations that are supposedly job creators. Throw money at the "job creators" and all will be well, It's a fallacy!
Jobs are created to supply a demand for a product or service, no other reason. and the sooner you realize that , the sooner we can bury this damned notion that "Trickle down" economics works. It works very well for the wealthy, but not for the common man. Never has, never will!
Take for example what our dear Congress just did. They rewrote the tax code in December, knowing full well what the corporations and wealthy were going to do with it, which is stock buybacks and shareholder payouts. They said it was for the middle class and lower classes, but a lot of the people on the lower rungs of the ladder don't pay taxes, because they don't make enough to have to. So where did this "tax overhaul" get us? Did it help the average worker? NO!
What did the Corporations and wealthy do with their newfound wealth? You guessed it, stock buybacks and shareholder payouts! Nothing to the workers! Oh sure, a select few got bonuses, but not the average worker.
And now, just this last week, our country had to borrow 280 BILLION dollars just to pay our debt, because the revenue fall-off from the tax scam has accelerated beyond what they ever could have imagined. They just passed an omnibus bill to fund our government for a period of time that will exceed 1.3 trillion dollars. That's more debt! Since trump took office, our national debt has increased by roughly, depending on who says it, 2 trillion dollars. We are headed to a deficit of a trillion dollars a year by next year! Yet no real jobs have been created, because if the average person has no money, they do one of two things. Don't buy anything new or buy it by adding debt to credit cards.
We could create real jobs in this country by using the knowledge and creativity of our people. We could have a massive solar industry, if the corporations wanted to. And save our planet in the process. But they don't. They are too heavily invested in fossil fuels and can't afford to leave all that money in the ground. So instead of subsidizing solar power generation, we leave it to the Chinese, who are overtaking the world in production of solar equipment.
Our infrastructure is falling apart, but there's no money to repair and upgrade, because we've given it all to the wealthy in tax breaks. Those are good jobs, but they will never exist until we force the wealthy from the government teat.
Never mind that they are killing our home, day by day.
The priorities of this "government" suck! It's all for the wealthy and nothing else! Well, I say it's going to come back and bite them in the ass very shortly. The people I have talked to in my journey are tired of the bullshit spewed by politicians and they don't trust anyone anymore. Why do you think over 30 House Republicans have quit this year? Because they have gotten theirs and they are getting out while the getting is good, because they don't want to suffer the embarrassment of losing.
I thought that running as an independent would hurt me, that I wouldn't stand a chance Yet the minute I say I'm running as an independent, they sign my petition. I believe that says a lot about the political climate of today!
Peace be with you!!