Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Real Crisis In America

As we watch the drama unfold related to raising the National Debt Ceiling, all should know that this is a side show.   The bigger issue is the $14.3 trillion National Debt and the $50 trillion in unfunded liabilities for Social Security, Medicare and federal pensions, which are a time bomb waiting to explode on the American people and even more Debt that grows by the minute.  Clearly if allowed to prevail, President Obama and his Socialists pals in Congress will cause the bankruptcy of our nation.  This is a real threat to us as bad as any enemy we have ever faced in our history.   So the enemy within our nation, these Socialists, must be turned out of office in 2012 and 2014 to stop this from happening.  WE THE PEOPLE must take control by demanding various Constitutional Amendments to stop the decline of the United States. 

But the Debt Crisis is just part of the picture.   This Blogger was born in 1950, in the 20th Century, often referred to as "The American Century".   As such, 27 years of my professional working life occurred during the American Century, first in public education in the inner city in Los Angeles and then in Corporate America, working with some of the largest corporations in the world.  Though I had traveled extensively around the world in this time period, most of my work experience before 2001 was within the United States.  After 2001, into the 21st Century, in addition to US business experience, more and more of my time has been spent overseas dealing with international business.  That would be great; but in the process I have watched close up as jobs have moved overseas, including jobs in my own company.  

The reality is that many American companies cannot afford to do business in the United States any longer.   Industry after industry has moved off shore to avoid US high wages, high corporate taxes and increased regulations, crazy employment laws, frivolous lawsuits and environmental wacko regulations that prevent companies from doing business in the US.   Socialist creep for more than 100 years has pushed these jobs overseas.  Today, there are only about 1,650 large companies left in the US with 5,000 employee or more.   These companies are sitting on about $2 trillion in cash, which when they do spend money, they are using to either expand overseas, or to implement mergers and acquisitions, neither of which creates jobs in the US.  Of these companies about half derive the majority of their revenues overseas.   And, in some cases though these companies are headquartered in the US, the majority of their employees are overseas.   These jobs are not coming back to the United States any time soon, unless and until, we see pro-growth policies enacted into law in the US.   This certainly will not happen as long as Socialists, including President Obama, are in office.  These Socialists are destroying our country, plain and simple.   We see the end result of their handiwork; real unemployment of 17% or more. 

During the first 27 years of my professional working life in the United States, during the American Century, even after living through the Jimmy Carter years, the turmoil of the Vietnam War caused by the radical left in the United States and at least three recessions and major real estate downturns,  there was never a question that the United States was the only super power in the world.  I have been to China.  I have employees in China.  It is a growth market for our business.  If the United States continues on the current trajectory, there is no doubt that the 21st Century will be the Chinese Century, not because their system is so wonderful; but because we have lost our way.

We have no energy plan that would make our country energy independent.  Though we spend more on public education than any other country in the world, our public schools produce among the poorest results of any industrialized nation.   The teacher unions continue to prevent any reforms that would result in improvements.  It is almost impossible to fire an incompetent teacher.  I would bet that many students that graduate from university, let alone high school, could not pass a basic US History test.  Nor do most of the kids coming out of school speak any foreign languages, or have the ability to do higher level math.   Clearly, our public education system in the United States is badly broken.  We are just not preparing our young people to compete in a global business environment.  Inner city kids, if they do graduate from high school, do not even have a marketable skill. 

The Socialists in power continue to make more and more Americans dependent on government as their ticket to power, which is bankrupting our country.   Our infrastructure is crumbling, not because the government does not have the money to invest in infrastructure; but because our tax dollars are going to support local, state and federal employees that receive compensation, benefits and pensions, driven by unions and corrupt politicians, far in excess of what is common in the private sector.   Even with the downturn, there are about 18 million public sector employees, at all levels of government feeding at the trough, consuming 40% of our Gross Domestic Product, while our bridges collapse, our roads are inadequate and our sewer systems corrode.

And, then there is the attack on American values.  7 out of 10 African American children are born out of wedlock.  Many of these kids don't graduate from high school.   Most children in the inner city cannot read at grade level, which is the reason many of them do not have jobs.   These kids do not even have a skill that is marketable except maybe playing video games and break dancing.  4 out of 10 White children are also born out of wedlock.  Yet, there is no uniform condemnation.  Drugs and pornography are now part of our culture.  Television and movies, for the most part, are primarily focused on murder and sex and the more perverted the better.   The traditional American family is under attack.   The Mom who stays home to care for children is often portrayed in the left wing media, as somehow less valuable, or less intelligent, than the woman who chooses to go to work.   It is fair to say that many American families are completely dysfunctional dealing with drug or alcohol abuse, serious financial, marital or child issues.  It is no wonder that half of marriages, if there are marriages, end in divorce.   Traditional marriage is under attack; not just related to Gay marriage; but any marriage at all as people "hook up" to have children without marriage.  The notion of right and wrong is questioned today as though it can be questioned. 

Today, we have about 25 million Americans that are either unemployed, working part time that want full time work, or who have just given up looking for work altogether.   43 million Americans are on Food Stamps; a record number.  Millions of Americans are on Welfare and Medicaid.   We do not have control of our Southern border as drugs, Terrorists and illegal aliens continue to stream across that border contributing to the bankruptcy of many states and our nation. 

Clearly, we have lost our way.  Many of our elected representatives should be in jail, not in Congress, for betraying and bankrupting our nation.   These politicians for life are crooks living off the fat of the land.  We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014.   The 21st Century can still be the American Century; but only if WE THE PEOPLE take control.  We can do it.  We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life.   We must deal with the real crisis in America, as described by this Blogger, before it is too late. 

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