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Which Candidate Is Serious About Job Growth?

Updated on June 5, 2016

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."

Charity never faileth, but a hand up is better than a handout.
Charity never faileth, but a hand up is better than a handout. | Source

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.

You can't get a pink slip, if you don't even have a job to begin with!
You can't get a pink slip, if you don't even have a job to begin with! | Source


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    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Through careful political efforts and a turnout of the disaffected, President Trump is now America's leader. I believe in praying for our leaders, and I will do so. On Inauguration Day I sent in this Letter To The Editor:

      "Today I purchased a souvenir of the Inauguration, a 1/20/2017 receipt from a Wendy's restaurant for two Junior Fried Chicken Sandwiches. The cost was $2.14 including Utah County's .0685 sales tax.

      Any time I want to I can subject the Trump Administration to my 'Chicken Test.'

      Namely: how does that $2.14 change during the next four years?

      I want service workers to make better incomes. I want Americans, myself included, to sacrifice for a strong military and secure borders, I will 'buy American' (even at an increased cost) so American workers make American quality products and earn American quality incomes.

      So my 'Chicken Test' may not be fair, but show me the changes I want and the changes in the 'Chicken Test' won't matter as much."

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      teaches12345 - How sad it would be, if less than half the eligible voters were to decide who lives in the White House trying to lead the USA into 2020! I thought 2012 was a critical year to make a critical choice. Now the choice is even more critical.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      Let's hope people get out there and vote this fall. Good article on this topic.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      aviannovice - As I pointed out, Mrs. Clinton and Senator Sanders have had their shots at better paid, equally paid, universal work opportunities using the Full Employment Act approved by the Senate years ago. Even after their failures to do much in that direction, voters are expected to believe they are serious about quality job growth.

      Too many who believe that are having delusions caused by attractive rhetoric and pot smoke dreams. Let their track records speak for them on that score.

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      Deb Hirt 

      4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Donald Trump realistically has enough money to employ a good number of people, so he CAN create jobs for many. However the question remains, how long would those jobs be available, and would folks have to jump through hoops to keep them?

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear MizBejabbers,

      No president, "not even Hillary" can solve all those problems alone, and our relations with "the two Chinas" is a festering one which has grown even larger since much earlier times as China has made headway in modernizing more than just her military.

      In any Trump administration advisers such as Ambassador Huntsman would have to play key roles in solving the problems I cited in my reply to lambservant....or Trump would indeed by a miracle worker.

      The subject here is limited to "job creation" and as junko has pointed out elsewhere, creating jobs of quality for willing and educated workers would, in iteself, solve many of America's serious problems.

      Who is the candidate most serious about solving that problem?

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      4 years ago from Beautiful South

      Your first paragraph in your reply to me indicates that you approve of China's taking over American industry? Your reply to lambservant indicates that you think he can work miracles. I guess so. He seems to think he's a god.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      fpherj48 - I heard that "Democrat Dog" piece for the second recent listen and left it available for its cleverness but not necessarily its content. It may entertain othe Hubbers, too.

      Looking for one of your Hubs on the day's subjects at hand.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      MizBejabbers - Improving the equality of our relations with the People's Republic of China and maintaining our ties with Taiwan are high on the list of our foreign relations challenges Ambassador Huntsman will surely play a role in achieving those goals.

      As with Huntsman, Mr. Trump knows how to form a good team of key advisors, cabinet officers, and staff.

      See my reply to lambservant (above) for what I look forward to from Mr. Trump.

      By the way, Mrs./Senator/Secretary Clinton has had 16 years to help bring about the things I hope Mr. Trump can accomplish in 4-8 years, and what have she, Bill, Sanders, and Obama done, but make things worse in those 16 years including the ineffective spending that has left us miles and miles deeper in debt without the solutions we must have now?

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      lambservant - Those are our hopes, too. Namely (1) that he gets elected, and (2) that with his experience and a top rank team he creates jobs, upgrades infrastructure, amends the tax code, creates a pwerful, high-morale military, boosts education, passes immigration reform, establishes defensible borders, takes better care of our veterans, repairs our international reputation, and returns America to a prosperity that benefits all Americans.

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      4 years ago from Carson City

      Hi Perspy......Here's omething for you and your readers to enjoy listening to!! Peace, Paula

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      4 years ago from Beautiful South

      What makes people think that any of the presidential candidates could create jobs if elected to office? China owns us, so what does the next president suggest, more Chinese buying up America? Our governor recently bragged about bringing in a new industry and jobs to our state, owned by China, of course. We have several industries owned by Amsterdam that have created good jobs, meanwhile, American-owned industry has flocked to overseas.

      At one time American industry flourished here. What happened? For one, the chicken industry put a lot of small chicken farmers out of business because it went belly-up with the dealings of the chicken king. The paper industry waned, and we don't have to smell its odors keeping us inside our homes when the wind shifts. Now there's a big corporate hog farm that is allegedly polluting one of our national scenic rivers. So what do we do? It seems like only Chinese-owned technology is able to provide jobs and, at the same time, not wreck our environment and our way of life. Meanwhile, the construction industry is busy building more luxury apartment complexes to sit empty because nobody has the jobs to afford to live in them.

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      Lori Colbo 

      4 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      I feel more than ever our choices for president are pathetic but I believe and hope if trump gets in he'll handle the finances we'll.


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