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Sowing Bad Seeds

August 17, 2013
Times Leader

Dear?Editor

I was listening to the Glenn Beck radio program and the topic was the unemployment numbers. Statistics were brought up comparing the largest employers in 1955 compared to 2010; being curious about what they said I did some researching. The statistics that they gave were the newest ones that were given it was published September 23, 2010 by the Huffington Post.

In 1955 the U.S. population was about 166 million (npg.org), the labor force was working approximately 59% of the population (bls.org) and the median salary was about $4,418 a year (wiki.answer). The largest employers were: General Motors, U.S. Steel, General Electric, Chrysler, Standard Oil (NJ), Amoco, Goodyear and Firestone.

In 2010 the U.S. population was about 309 million, the labor force was working approximately 63% of the population and the median salary was about $41,673.83. The largest employers were: Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, Kroger, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Dell, Google, Cisco and Oracle.

"In the 2000's U.S. manufacturing suffered its worst performance in American history in terms of jobsAmerica lost 5.7 million manufacturing jobsexceeded the rate of loss in the Great Depressiondespite the unprecedented negative performance, most economist, pundits and elected officials remain remarkably blase about what has transpired". (itif.org) It was 2010 the U.S. ended its 110 year reign as the leading producer of goods. (dailymail.co.uk)

Here in 2013 the U.S. population is about 315 million, the labor force is working approximately 63% of the population and the median salary is about $42,976.61. As for the jobs created this year- 75% are part-time, less than 30 hours and the jobs don't have decent wages and benefits.

Our representatives and government have done this to Our Nation, they are the ones that have sent our jobs overseas, have regulated our industries into sbankruptcies, and even now they are working to close coal mines and coal fired plants a source that provides Our Nation with 78% of electricity. Even with all of this C songress is looking to add illegals to our workforce.

Ormet, an aluminum plant in Hannibal, Ohio is about to close its door because of operational cost and legacy cost. Unions are not blameless in what has happened to the labor force, they like government are looking out for themselves and their jobs, not for the rank-in-file.

Nothing will change if We the People do not hold our public servants accountable, for years we have elected and re-elected people who are dishonorable, untrustworthy and liars. This is what happens when you sow bad seeds.

Merica Petrella

Steubenville

 
 

 

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