Where are we today? According to the Financial Times the US lags behind in infrastructure development and GDP even as China ambitiously moves forward with a trillion dollar investment to develop Europe, Asia and Africa’s aging infrastructure. China will give these nations the cash they need to build their roads, bridges and transportation hubs. Iran will become the hub for all of these programs, duplicating the “Silk Road ” of the Ancient World.
While we are unable to agree on infrastructure programs for our nation or acknowledge the individual needs of our States, the rest of the world is improving their own infrastructures and creating new businesses.
By uniting we can change our story, too! We have the money and the resources in America to develop our own infrastructure. It may be too late for this year. However, in six months every state should be capable of identifying their critical infrastructure.
With help from “We the people”, America can develop and target funds for massive infrastructure rebuilding. Don’t let Congress propose tax cuts for the wealthy, when we want more, not less of the economic pie! To get there, I propose creating the following data banks, call your representatives, and run for local, state and federal office.
They say millions of jobs exist. Prove it! Where is that database I’ve been requesting for 4 yrs? We need:
- A national jobs data bank
- A National Apprentice program starting in Junior High School
- Corporate America should be publishing their Job openings along with salary expectations and their requirements for technical skills.
“I’m from Missouri, I need to see job listings I can believe in!” If Americans are going to compete against the global economy, we should decide if we want to carve out our own niche or become the most educated quality and customer- dedicated employee on the planet. Take the 90-day challenge: Advocate or run for office.
We are not a country of followers; we are a country of doers! If we don’t work or plan now for the next 40 yrs, we will truly lag behind in the world. Advocate for change now. Start running for local government today. I met several potential Council women and one local Congressman. Donald Trump’s horrendous disregard for the American working class has motivated decent folks to run for government office. He’s done the same for the ACA – made it popular! Don’t worry, we’re not going to let anyone take away our entitlements. We will raise our voices and stop the partisan rhetoric coming out of Washington and replace it with solid requests for jobs and a basic safety net.
Quantative Easing for the middle and lower classes is beginning to sound more reasonable every day. Especially when I hear that so many lack savings for emergencies. Why not use $1.7 trillion of the $4.5 trillion the Fed holds in bonds to cut a $12,000 check for each of the 154 Million poor and middle class American families? The time to do something is now. Americans have waited 9 years for a positive change in the economy. How many more years are we prepared to wait?
In the next few weeks, I’ll be seeking endorsements for my campaign and placing a solicitation for funds on CrowdPac!
See you at 11 am dear followers.
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