Two articles in the Sunday edition: Strong economic news for county and Wall Street is supposed to serve the economy.
I like Mr. Weldon’s ideas about Frederick County and his thoughts on improving our county. He is trying and he is right about our national politicians not getting on with business.
In the news Saturday, I read about 1.5- to 3-mile-long trains that are in service. Wall Street applauded, but what are all the laid-off workers going to do if a computer takes their jobs. Stock margins go up.
The next point I address is the bailout lifting farm profits that I read about in another paper. Apparently 10 percent of the assisted farms got half of the federal aid. I think we are lucky to have the farming operations we have in Frederick, and my question is, did our farmers get the help they were looking for?
The country’s birth rate is down by a million, and we know we need tradesman jobs, but it seems the bodies are not there even to train. The News-Post’s business section says that foreign students who want to work in the U.S. must navigate complex visa systems. So why are we so anti-immigrant? Heck, even the president hires immigrants.
Steelworkers are taking a hit in Mississippi, we need tradespeople in the country, and yet industry seems not to be training or paying what is needed to create a better economy.
What I see is the top 10 percent getting fatter, and the rest of us are getting shortchanged. So are we better off? I think not.
And, I think the above argument or statement is a good one for national health care. More on that later.