Prescript: I was 17 when I left the nest, Sherry 18. The question I asked but did not answer!
I tried to follow some of the debates on TV using closed Caption. It was too hard to follow. But later I was reading a discussion with one of the undecided.
“Gov. Romney talks about bringing manufacturing jobs back to the USA, I am not interested in a manufacturing job. I will soon graduate from college and expect to see more technical and higher paying jobs.”
I see we have lost all common sense. Whether it is President Obama or Mitt Romney who is in the White house, we need manufacturing jobs. The kid doesn’t realize, A shoe manufacturer brings in jobs for designers, technical problems to be solved by engineers. Equipment to be designed for state of the art production. Worker Bee jobs. Truck drivers, sales personnel, janitors and more eateries. And that doesn’t count the engineer that designs the plant and workers who build it.
Re-energizing the Auto industry with state of the art equipment. Re-building the garment industry with textile mills. All these places use phones, computers, vacuums, toilet paper carpet endless jobs flow from any industry.
Somehow I don’t think this kid has a chance, but some visionary with enough incentives can create his own company, hi-tech or a modern Ice cream parlor.
There was a time Americans would work doing anything, to earn something for their families existence. My dad who was a brilliant man, did not mind sawing, chopping and stacking wood for meals for his family. Now, it seems, some folk appear too good to pick oranges or dig peanuts. I have found in my life that there is no job that is demeaning. I can clean toilets and still have a smile on my face. I have said ‘Yes sir’, to men I could work rings around in their job or mine. To support my family, I cannot think of a job too demeaning.
Anyway we need our jobs brought back into this country. We have borrowed so much that our kids kids will still be paying for our drunken spending parties.
Okay I quit. Thanks for putting up with my rants..
Most everyone could do better if we had a chance to do it all again! (we think)
Our first real motor home, 24’ Ranger on a Toyota Frame. This was a fun vehicle. We slept over the cab.