Dear A M Werner
There are three major issues in your hub article that you need to investigate to get the picture right.
1. The government forces companies to relocate the work force because of the taxes imposed on them,highest in the world.In addition to government ,let's not forget the impact that unions impose upon the companies.
2.The government tells the people that companies (oil and health care ) are making windfall profits.What the government isn't telling the people is that profits are good for the government and citizens because the government receives 50% of those profits.and is filling the treasury coffers( which should be used to benefit the people ). Not a bad deal for the citizens, no investment,no risk ,just collecting big bucks for the treasury.
3.The economy up to December 2006 provided the treasury record income,unemployment was 4.6% and a barrel of oil was $45.00. January 2007 the democrats won control of congress and immediately passed legislation to change government. They passed a bill to change corn into ethanol gasoline.They refused to allow the oil companies to pump our own oil to keep prices down.
Needless to say, gasoline went up to $4.00 a gallon and food prices escalated creating a major problem in one's home budget.With the increases in home budgets the rising costs created a mortgage payment problem and started the foreclosure problems. The country still had jobs then,until the costs to operate a business could not be sustained.
In the election of 2008 , the people voted Barack Obama full control of the government.The candidate promised jobs and a transparent government.Now one year later he and congress have not produced more jobs and a good economy.Today,unemployment is 10.5% (actually 17% ) and the president says that he inherited the bad economy from the previous administration.
The American people are proud and do not want welfare.They will when they have no other choice.It's time to wake up and demand that our government stop wasting our money,stop lieing to us and stop interfering with the business community