- Business and Employment
Which Candidate Is Serious About Job Growth?
All Well And Good
It's all well and good
to want me paid more per hour.
Where's the job I need....
to get paid at all!?
"I thought 'change' would mean something better for me."
Promises came from the insiders, now a promise has come from an outsider.
"38,000 Positions Added In May 2016"
That was the headline of the day when the tally of jobs added in May 2016 was announced along with some "adjustments" in previous months' figures.
Government deficits and the National Debt do not improve on that kind of "positive growth figures." A truly "thriving economy" is one in which people who want to work can find what a former presidential candidate, Senator Hubert Humphrey was famous for promoting in a bill the Senate he served in passed. It was called "The Full Employment Act."
In May 2016 and June 2016 college and university students graduated and started their searches for jobs. Admittedly some had part time, even full time jobs while trying to cope with the costs of their education and academic life.
That presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont was getting a major portion of his support from those students' generation was a fact. "Free tuition" and other freebies sound pretty good to anyone who will be struggling to find a job and pay off accumulating debts.
In 2016 America's colleges and universities will graduate approximately 6,000.000 students from its public and private schools offering 4-year and 2-year degrees. If only half of those graduated in May and June, that means three million will have joined the jobs market with or without existing jobs to go to.
38,000 new jobs, or 200,000 new jobs for May and June combined (if June hirings show a jump in jobs added) don't go very far when so many new job seekers....even those with college degrees....are out there looking for income. And that numer doesn't include the roughly 5% of Americans who were actively looking before the new graduates joined the ranks of job seekers.
There is an irony in former senator, now presidential candidate Hillary R. Clinton's campaigning for an increase in the minimum wage paid to bottom rung American workers. The irony is pointed out in the poem "All Well And Good" at the top of this article. If you don't even have a job, increasing what you would get paid if you had one doesn't put a penny in your pocket.
The third presidential candidate is "outsider" Donald Trump. He comes to the 2016 campaign with a wealth of national and international business experience, and the wealth he earned from it.
Mr. Trump has boasted that he will be the biggest jobs creator America has ever known. His opponents criticize his "thin skinned" temperament, and label his denigrating remarks as proof he is not worthy to hold the office of president, but neither Senator Sanders, nor former senator Clinton have chosen to take him on about his ability to create American jobs.
It has taken the "insiders" almost two presidential terms of office to get America's unemployment back to the stated 5% that many claim is the least the actual unemployment figure can be. Some economists claim that America's actual unemployment remains higher than it was stated to be before the current president took his oath of office with a promise of "change" for America.
America's voters will decide who will get elected in November 2016, but not a few of those voters will be voting for which candidate is serious about job growth and seems to know how to bring it about.
Their personal well being and the financial well being of the United States of America may well depend on the choice such voters make.
Voters are starting to think, and some have already made up their minds.
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