They believe it is someone else’s job to take care of the American economy.

The title of this article is definitely what I would consider leadership.

First of all we have to realize that the world that we live in is not a world of free trade; it is a world of mercantilism, a world in which many foreign governments do whatever it takes to make their industries succeed.

And in that world of mercantilism there is a fundamental conflict between the goal of building strong, widely shared prosperity in the United States, and the current actions of our corporations, whose aim is to maximize their profit first and foremost.

They believe it is someone else’s job to take care of the American economy.

Today our great American companies can often maximize their profits by taking their technology and know-how to Asia. There they get subsidies in the form of underpriced currencies, ready-built factories, tax incentives, and sometimes cheap labor.

A country like China can add enough in subsidies to make outsourcing to China much more profitable for our companies than making things in the U.S.

The result is that subsidized imports have often harmed our domestic industries in one sector without being balanced by increased exports in another. So we end up sending wages and technology overseas. We get in return only an increase in profit for the shareholders and top management.

This results in unbalanced trade, now at about $500 billion dollars a year.

If we go on imagining that we are in a free trade world our economy will not improve. And outside of the presidency, signs of change are few and far between.

http://www.prosperousamerica.org/can_this_president_change_the_direction_of_our_economy

 

 

Your pastor and your newspaper publisher will not touch this issue so it grows worse

I have tried everything I can to get you to comprehend what is happening and that you will experience what I have been through if we keep on this course.

But you won’t listen.

In analyzing your community I realized that you turn to your pastor and to your newspaper publisher to keep you informed and help guide you so that you can provide for your family.

But they too will not listen.

So who has your back and the back of those depending on you to make the right decisions?

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This list shows how our best paying jobs are slowly but surely being eliminated for Americans as they are (a) sent to other countries and (b) non-immigrant guest workers are being imported to take those jobs in green.

Many of you will look at this list and say that does not affect me, and for now, you are right.

But here is what you are missing.

In America we have 150 million jobs.

China and India both have about 300 million educated people that want those jobs because they do not have any.

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https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Statistics/Graphs/NIV%20Issuances%20by%20Nationality.pdf

 

When all Americans are forced out of those jobs highlighted in green, they will start applying for those jobs in yellow that you hold.

Trust me, after going from 2003 till 2010 with very little work and absolutely zero work from 2010 to 2017, you don’t want to go through what I have been through because those with their noses held high in the air, whether they be family or friends will turn their nose up at you and say there are plenty of jobs and you need to get a job even though nobody will interview you or hire you.

As for Uncle Sam, he doesn’t have your back either.

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Carl Frey and Michael Osbourne, Obviously you have not spoken to THE Displaced Americans

I can tell you right now, I used to make $67.50 per hour so that blows your theory out of the water right away.

We are already going through what you think is going to happen.

It is happening in waves.

Wave 1 was the sending of jobs offshore

Wave 2 was the importation of non-immigrant guest workers that are docile, compliant, unaware of their rights in America and cheap.

Wave 3 is AI which will combine waves 1 and 2 and get us to what you see happening.

If you really want to understand the ramifications of this and what happened to those Americans who our government refuses to count, come see me or you can contact me at vbiersch@gmail.com

Both of these studies of jobs at risk due to automation, however, agreed that lower-paying jobs are at the highest risk. The study by Frey and Osbourne, for example, found that 83 percent of jobs paying $20 or less an hour would be pressured by AI, compared to just 4 percent of jobs paying $40 an hour or more. “If labor productivity increases do not translate into wage increases, then the large economic gains brought about by AI could accrue to a select few,” the report says. “Instead of broadly shared prosperity for workers and consumers, this might push towards reduced competition and increased wealth inequality.”

The critical question that researchers cannot answer is whether job growth, which traditionally has offset the loss of 6 percent of US jobs every quarter due to downsizing or closing businesses, can likewise absorb losses due to automation. Anticipating a potential wave of job losses due to automation, the report advocates strategies to educate and prepare new workers, assist those who lose jobs, and take steps to mitigate increased income inequality.

http://arstechnica.com/business/2016/12/federal-report-ai-could-threaten-up-to-47-percent-of-jobs-in-two-decades/

As for job growth, what job growth?

As you can see by the following chart, we have barely gained a million or so jobs since the high point we hit in 2007.

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They fought back against their jobs being shipped overseas while their towns filled with migrants that got everything while they got nothing.

Received this article from Walter today and felt it was worth sharing

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

This wasn’t an election. It was a revolution.

It’s midnight in America. The day before fifty million Americans got up and stood in front of the great iron wheel that had been grinding them down. They stood there even though the media told them it was useless. They took their stand even while all the chattering classes laughed and taunted them.

They were fathers who couldn’t feed their families anymore. They were mothers who couldn’t afford health care. They were workers whose jobs had been sold off to foreign countries. They were sons who didn’t see a future for themselves. They were daughters afraid of being murdered by the “unaccompanied minors” flooding into their towns. They took a deep breath and they stood.

They held up their hands and the great iron wheel stopped.

The Great Blue Wall crumbled. The impossible states fell one by one. Ohio. Wisconsin. Pennsylvania. Iowa. The white working class that had been overlooked and trampled on for so long got to its feet. It rose up against its oppressors and the rest of the nation, from coast to coast, rose up with it.

They fought back against their jobs being shipped overseas while their towns filled with migrants that got everything while they got nothing. They fought back against a system in which they could go to jail for a trifle while the elites could violate the law and still stroll through a presidential election. They fought back against being told that they had to watch what they say. They fought back against being held in contempt because they wanted to work for a living and take care of their families.

They fought and they won.

This wasn’t a vote. It was an uprising. Like the ordinary men chipping away at the Berlin Wall, they tore down an unnatural thing that had towered over them. And as they watched it fall, they marveled at how weak and fragile it had always been. And how much stronger they were than they had ever known.

Who were these people? They were leftovers and flyover country. They didn’t have bachelor degrees and had never set foot in a Starbucks. They were the white working class. They didn’t talk right or think right. They had the wrong ideas, the wrong clothes and the ridiculous idea that they still mattered.

They were wrong about everything. Illegal immigration? Everyone knew it was here to stay. Black Lives Matter? The new civil rights movement. Manufacturing? As dead as the dodo. Banning Muslims? What kind of bigot even thinks that way? Love wins. Marriage loses. The future belongs to the urban metrosexual and his dot com, not the guy who used to have a good job before it went to China or Mexico.

They couldn’t change anything. A thousand politicians and pundits had talked of getting them to adapt to the inevitable future. Instead they got in their pickup trucks and drove out to vote.

And they changed everything.

Barack Hussein Obama boasted that he had changed America. A billion regulations, a million immigrants, a hundred thousand lies and it was no longer your America. It was his.

He was JFK and FDR rolled into one. He told us that his version of history was right and inevitable.

And they voted and left him in the dust. They walked past him and they didn’t listen. He had come to campaign to where they still cling to their guns and their bibles. He came to plead for his legacy.

And America said, “No.”

Fifty millions Americans repudiated him. They repudiated the Obamas and the Clintons. They ignored the celebrities. They paid no attention to the media. They voted because they believed in the impossible. And their dedication made the impossible happen.

Americans were told that walls couldn’t be built and factories couldn’t be opened. That treaties couldn’t be unsigned and wars couldn’t be won. It was impossible to ban Muslim terrorists from coming to America or to deport the illegal aliens turning towns and cities into gangland territories.

It was all impossible. And fifty million Americans did the impossible. They turned the world upside down.

It’s midnight in America. CNN is weeping. MSNBC is wailing. ABC calls it a tantrum. NBC damns it. It wasn’t supposed to happen. The same machine that crushed the American people for two straight terms, the mass of government, corporations and non-profits that ran the country, was set to win.

Instead the people stood in front of the machine. They blocked it with their bodies. They went to vote even though the polls told them it was useless. They mailed in their absentee ballots even while Hillary Clinton was planning her fireworks victory celebration. They looked at the empty factories and barren farms. They drove through the early cold. They waited in line. They came home to their children to tell them that they had done their best for their future. They bet on America. And they won.

They won improbably. And they won amazingly.

They were tired of ObamaCare. They were tired of unemployment. They were tired of being lied to. They were tired of watching their sons come back in coffins to protect some Muslim country. They were tired of being called racists and homophobes. They were tired of seeing their America disappear.

And they stood up and fought back. This was their last hope. Their last chance to be heard.

Watch this video. See ten ways John Oliver destroyed Donald Trump. Here’s three ways Samantha Bee broke the internet by taunting Trump supporters. These three minutes of Stephen Colbert talking about how stupid Trump is owns the internet. Watch Madonna curse out Trump supporters. Watch Katy Perry. Watch Miley Cyrus. Watch Robert Downey Jr. Watch Beyonce campaign with Hillary. Watch. Click.

Watch fifty million Americans take back their country.

The media had the election wrong all along. This wasn’t about personalities. It was about the impersonal. It was about fifty million people whose names no one except a server will ever know fighting back. It was about the homeless woman guarding Trump’s star. It was about the lost Democrats searching for someone to represent them in Ohio and Pennsylvania. It was about the union men who nodded along when the organizers told them how to vote, but who refused to sell out their futures.

No one will ever interview all those men and women. We will never see all their faces. But they are us and we are them. They came to the aid of a nation in peril. They did what real Americans have always done. They did the impossible.

America is a nation of impossibilities. We exist because our forefathers did not take no for an answer. Not from kings or tyrants. Not from the elites who told them that it couldn’t be done.

The day when we stop being able to pull of the impossible is the day that America will cease to exist.

Today is not that day. Today fifty million Americans did the impossible.

Midnight has passed. A new day has come. And everything is about to change.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/264771/american-uprising-daniel-greenfield

 

I have come to the realization that our federal and state government do not know how to handle former upper middle class unemployment

I want you to think about this.

I myself made six figures in 2002.

In 2016 I might have made $15,000.

During the period from 2011 to 2016 I made zero dollars.

I have recently been turned down by Walmart because my credit has been ruined because of Free Trade Agreements sending our jobs to other countries and non-immigrant guest workers being imported to take the remaining jobs.

The jobs being affected are those paying above $70,000 per year for the most part.

With traditional unemployment, you had lesser skilled employees needing to be retrained to do better paying more automated jobs from manual jobs that no longer existed.

That was the government solution.

To train you for better paying jobs, and I understand why that worked in the past.

Problem is, with upper middle class unemployment, we can train the people that do the retraining.

And there are no better paying jobs in our economy to retrain for.

And our federal and state government simply do not know how to deal with that.

But, what is even worse is the fact that they refuse to even comprehend that this is happening because they rely on unemployment numbers to chart their path that do not count the long term, formerly upper middle class workers like myself that have been thrown under the rug and then stomped on by the likes of Walmart and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

In the third quarter of 2016, there were a total of 50.5 million immigrants and natives ages 18 to 65 not in the labor force, up from 43.4 million in 2007 and 37.9 million in 2000.

How can our population continue to increase and our “not in the labor force” continue to increase and our unemployment go down?

Answer, it is mathematically impossible UNLESS we do not count the long term unemployed like myself, and the 7 million others that got forced out in 2007 or the 18 million others that got forced out since 2000.

You really need to think about that if you care about your children and grand children having a future.

Immigrants and Natives Not in the Labor Force:

  • In the third quarter of 2016, there were a total of 50.5 million immigrants and natives ages 18 to 65 not in the labor force, up from 43.4 million in 2007 and 37.9 million in 2000.
  • Of the 50.5 million currently not in the labor force, 40.1 million (79.5 percent) did not have a bachelor’s degree.
  • The above figures do not include the unemployed, who are considered to be part of the labor force because, although they are not working, they are looking for work. There were almost eight million unemployed immigrants and natives in the third quarter of this year; almost three-quarters of the unemployed are adults who do not have a bachelor’s degree.

http://cis.org/Employment-Situation-of-Immigrants-and-Natives-in-the-Third-Quarter-of-2016

 

It remains to be seen if Trump, even if so inclined, can do anything about the economy that globalism destroyed.

When you study this nightmare as long as I have, you realize that we have been here before which makes me wonder Why do we not learn from our history and fix this problem?

“The number of subprime auto loans slipping into delinquency climbed to the highest level since 2010 in the third quarter, and is following a pattern much like the months heading into the 2007-09 recession, according to fresh data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.”

So somehow we have all the claimed jobs, GDP growth, etc., etc., but people can’t pay their car payments.

Democracies are afflicted with false news, because false news is the way the ruling oligarchy controls the explanations given to the public. The public must be kept in the dark about their exploitation by the oligarchy, or they might revolt against the handful that rule them.

The oligarchy learned this during the Great Depression when the public, aware that they were being ruined by the rich, were approaching a state of rebellion. In his history, The Crisis of the Old Order, historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., reports the many warnings from seasoned politicians that something must be done to relieve the hardships or revolution was on the horizon.

FDR, a rich aristocrat, saved the oligarchs with rhetoric and a few public spending programs that appeared helpful until he could get America into World War II. The war scooped up the unemployed youth and put them into the military, and put the rest of the unemployed to work producing guns, ammunition, tanks, airplanes, and naval vessels. War rescued the oligarchs.

Today the situation is worse than Roosevelt faced. In FDR’s time, the factories were shuttered, but they were still there. Today America’s factories are gone, moved to China and other areas of Asia. The supply chains are closed down. The skilled workforce is dying off.

Essentially, Wall Street and the global capitalists have de-industrialized America. They have destroyed the ladders of upward mobility that made the United States an “opportunity society.”

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/12/07/dismal-jobs-report-paul-craig-roberts/

 

Just average folks doing what average folks do and not even needing a college degree to do it

I get so tired of those that automatically disqualify veterans like art and myself.

We both learned electronics in the service and we both taught ourselves programming over the last 3 or so decades.

We have the skills, knowledge, and wisdom that comes from know what works and what doesn’t.

Yet we can’t buy interviews, maybe because we chose the service over college and definitely because of age discrimination and even caste.

So when I run across videos like this, I love showing how average people can do average things even if the elite feel that we shouldn’t know how to do them.

As for me, my call sign is N5IVV and I hope to get a Icom-7300 and a model 28 teletype if I can ever put a roof over my head.

And I too hope to put me together a electronics shack like shown in this video as I too have some things that I would like to start doing again.

So much for that shortage of Stem Workers, huh Academia, Business, Government, and other destroyers of the American Middle Class…

IT job creation in 2016 is looking to hit a three-year low, according to a new report  by IT job market analyst Janco Associates.

With only one month left in 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that a mere 500 jobs were created in the sector in November, bringing the total number of IT jobs created this year to 69,100—substantially down from the 112,800 jobs created in the first 11 months of 2015.

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3147002/it-jobs/it-job-growth-in-2016-was-at-lowest-level-in-three-years.html

My own research, last done in 2013 shows what is really happening.

On avg, we are creating about 120,000 computer jobs per year and we are taking in 85,000 non-immigrant guest workers of which 65% are being used for computer jobs, leaving nothing for us old folks that are very well experienced, and very little for our kids getting out of the service or college.

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