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Yet more jobs for robots

Posted Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at 8:31 AM

There are times when politicians really should put their money where their mouths are.

Having just gotten done with the Republican caucuses, and with the Democratic caucuses and primary election all falling within the next six weeks, area citizens have been flooded with campaign robo-message phone calls. Notice how clever it was of the politicians to exclude political campaigning from the no-call list. So we're in the middle of enjoying two months of phone calls just around supper time with robotic messages repeating the same message they said the last 10 times they called.

Now, many of these politicians are promising that if they're elected they'll get the economy turned around and everyone will have a job.

Wouldn't it be nice if, rather than hiring some computer (which may be located anywhere in the world) to tell us what a great job they'd do getting American back to work, that they'd actually hire an American to make the calls.

At least that way, we'd have a human being to yell at for interrupting our meals and someone we could tell up front to quit calling.

-- Kelly Everitt

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Kelly, I have been involved in some intensive study of our nations, and the world's economic situation and possible solutions. One of the best books I have read concerning the need for and creation of jobs with to respect to the current economic conditions is by Jim Clifton, "The Coming Jobs War". In which Mr. Clifton states "If America is to be fixed quickly, it needs a minimum of 5,000,000 new good jobs right now and a minimum of 10,000,000 new good jobs, net gained, within five years. Those jobs can't be government provided "shovel-ready" jobs because they have to be sustainable jobs created organically from the spirit of people thorough entrepreneurship and innovation". It then is my personal opinion that we should only elect officials, local, state and national, whose focus is to provide a market climate that generates and encourages businesses to grow and expand or create new businesses through entrepreneurship and innovation that can and will create the afore mentioned sustainable jobs. If our elected officials are unable to do that, then we need to hold them accountable and not re-elect them.

I appreciate your thoughts.

-- Posted by Albert Clement on Wed, Mar 21, 2012, at 12:18 PM

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