- Posted October 19, 2012 by
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Election 2012: Your stories
Protect American Jobs
It was good to see them both finally talk more seriously about bringing manufacturing back home to the USA and about protecting American jobs. Although, I didn't like Romney's comment that we should automatically staple a green card to every foreigner’s new college diploma. That sounds too much like, "let's bring in cheaper educated foreigners to do take the place of higher paid US Citizens" (i.e.: the H1B immigrant issue)
Also, I don't agree with Obama's comment that we only need to bring back high wage/high skill jobs. Although if we had to choose, of course, we'd rather bring back the higher skill/wages jobs. But even lower wage/skill manufacturing requires plant managers, safety managers, office personnel, supervisors, maintenance, warehouse personnel, truck drivers, etc. Plus not every person in this country that needs a job is highly skilled or highly educated and we'd be better off if they were working and paying into the system, rather than just collecting from the system. Not to mention the jobs created by the smaller companies and shops that we spring up around such a plant.
President Obama did every well in this debate and appears to really care about doing right by America and our people. So, I'm still undecided.
If Both Parties don’t actually start doing something about the real problems in our country like “out-sourcing”, illegal immigration and the out of control costs of health care insurance, by the next election – American citizens may just have to run a nation-wide campaign to vote out every single incumbent elected official, so that maybe they’ll finally get the message.
Seems in previous elections that both parties were always able to distract and polarize voters with insignificant peripheral issues, which ended up getting most of the voters so caught up in the BS that they lost sight of the bigger picture.
Now that that abortion and gay marriage are not legitimate distractions, they're going with gas prices and Social Security.
Wouldn't it be More Productive if Our Elected Leaders Started Working Together as AMERICANS for AMERICANS and AMERICA, instead of just bickering, stalling and posturing for the next election as democrats and republicans! The American People have had it with this unproductive BS! The sad thing is that both parties stink! Neither party is really looking out for the best interest of the US citizens who elect them and who they're supposed to represent.
ps: We also really need to start actually increasing the safe harvesting, production and distribution of our own natural energy here in the USA, rather than paying for fuel from countries where they hate us. - Let’s keep that money and those jobs here in the US.