The current handling of the economic situation in the USA is risking the future of this country. More jobs are still being lost than created. American business continues to be allowed to export jobs to other countries. The government’s stimulus package does not compare to a works progress administration (WPA) type program. The middle class is vanishing at an ever increasing rate. Eight years of failed republican economic policy has left the current democratic administration with few alternatives to resolve any of these problems except to spend. The democratic party has no clear plan to solve any of the current economic and social problems weakening this country.
The republican party wants the democrats to stop spending fearing increased national debt. Republicans contend future generations will be on the hook for this increased debt. It seems clear however , a middle class may not exist to pay this debt. The nation would simply consist of two classes, rich and poor! The republican party is a party for the rich. They do little to create policies which benefit growth of a middle class. Equally responsible for failing to resolve current economic and social problems are the democrats. Here is where democrats fall short. The Obama administration has failed to create a program like the Works Progress Administration (renamed Works Projects Administration in 1939). This program, part of The New Deal, created 3.3 million jobs in it’s peak year of 1938. WPA created new infrastructure, schools, food programs, and many other projects which gave people a chance to improve their quality of life. This was an imperfect program at best. The WPA suffered much criticism but seemed to have benefited the working man unlike stimulus plans of today. These seem, on the surface, to be primarily benefiting the rich!
The Obama administration has done little to prevent exportation of jobs and importation of illegal workers into this country. Capitalism in this country is currently to weak to compete with China and other countries. Jobs in this country will not return until demand for American made products returns. At the time of this writing, about 11 million illegals reside in the US. It was popularly believed these workers were doing jobs that Americans did not want. I believe many unemployed Americans would disagree with this. The Obama administration needs to adopt a policy of Americans first. All jobs in this country should be offered to US citizens before going outside US boundaries for laborers. Heavy fines should be imposed for those who choose to violate this policy. The government would need not only to adopt the plan, but to enforce it!
Yes, the rich need to be supported by the people and the government. Our society cannot exist without them. Likewise the middle class needs to be expanded instead of wiped out. For if the middle class disappears, the rich will have no choice but to feed on themselves. This can only result in a destructive end to capitalism and the United State of America.