It seems so simple. People want to work. They want to have money to spend. They would like time with their families and communities. What went wrong?
- Whether intended or not, we’ve chosen the path to Austerity. Just like the Europeans. It was obvious last year that the first and 2nd quarters were going to be non productive for the middle class.
- The Times , The Financial Times and the Economist have all agreed, real Financial reform has to take place before we can invest in a market that isn’t a casino.
- If there are 3 million jobs going unfilled, why haven’t they been posted Nationwide? Where are they? What’s the starting salary? People have gotten educations and they’re not employed. How do we shift from the status quo to a working thriving economy?
- There are several places to generate revenue: Oil subsidies, tax reform of hedge funds: minor, “penny” taxation of fast trades? Regulate “derivatives” and other “dark money pools”.
- In 2009, The Economist, thought it would take 18 months to repair the financial markets. It’s now 2013, TBTF, is now bigger?
- Before cutting entitlements, look elsewhere for revenue.
- Why can’t we consider building Hotels in the National Parks to accommodate our population?
- Why can’t we hire folks in Industry? What’s interfering with the decision making process?
- 90% of the people are suffering from lack of meaningful work. Yet infrastructure jobs are not available? Who’s thinking about our future? While, it’s true that “boomers” are aging, they are a valuable resource for training the next generation of leaders. Let’s think positively.
- The middle class needs jobs and liquidity. The ability to refinance mortgages, would have provided some of that liquidity. Relief from the crushing burden of student loans and other debts should be reviewed. If The Banks borrow at the Fed window, why can’t individuals borrow at a reasonable rate, not 25%?
TIME TO ACT? Where are our choices.