Priorities

21 Mar

When I consider the issues that a new president must face, I like to grade the issues on a most important/least important scale. For me, the most important issue facing our new president is the economy.

Obviously, I don’t buy into the rosy 4.9% unemployment U-3 BLS rate. The BLS U-6 rate of 10% includes short-term, and those required to work part-time because they can’t find full-time. The SGS (Shadow Government Stat) is 22.8%. Here are some issues that contribute to the rate:

Now that the ACA has decreed 30 hours is full-time, many businesses cannot afford the health insurance, thus leading to more part-time workers.

With corporate taxes being the highest in the world, many corporations are moving their plants out of this country. Since 2/2015 to now, the US has added 360,000 waiters, and only 12,000 manufacturing workers.

Because the Obama administration gutted the Clinton administration’s welfare reforms, many people who truly don’t need assistance are straining the already indebted system.

Every year government wasteful spending is in the billions; just google where and to whom some of the crap your taxpayer dollars are shelled out. Let me help: http://cagw.org/sites/default/files/pdf/Pig-Book-2015.pdf

These are just a few issues that the next president will have to tackle. How much knowledge does each of the candidates possess regarding businesses? How many employees have they hired/fired? How well do they work with others? Do they have any incentives to keep corporations in the US? How do they feel about the H1B visas, specifically enforcing the law on companies (like Disney) who have used loopholes to abuse the law by disenfranchising American workers for lower-paid immigrant workers? What do they think about TPP?

Now I know black lives matter, and cops lives matter, and gays need wedding cakes, and Christians need prayer chains, and Muslims need prayer rooms, and Mexicans don’t want a wall, and climate changers won’t be denied. But these just don’t fall under my “top” priorities for the next president.

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