I see what he is saying but I am hundreds of miles from home because his philosophy of gov't tanked my job at home.
Helping small business is great, I ran one for 10 years but without manufacturing or something to market we might as well be a 3rd world country. We are a nation of consumers. We built that habit of consuming because of the manufacturing boom after WWII. It's real hard to be a consumer if you have no job. I have watched furniture factories, garment factories, paper mills, electronics factories, car factories and now research facilities close or stop.
I am in a high tech, research field. I am seeing the people in my business scared for their jobs. These are highly educated people with years of experience that don't know if their job will be there in 6 months. I am educated. I have 3 children in college as I write this that are also going to be highly educated. Yet it takes more. How much more, I don't want to find out. My son is planning on moving after college because of the work situation. My daughter may not get a choice. I am in the same boat, along with lots of people I know who are uprooting and moving because their job disappeared.
The education plans burn me up.
At my kid's university you have professors that are on the job 7 days a week. They have an overburdened workload with under funded facilities. I don't know what institution is making a killing from college tuition but it isn't the state colleges. You want to lower tuition, tap into the money the SEC and other conferences make on the football. Now there's some money. But the physics dept., biology dept. and the math dept. usually run on a hope and a prayer.
If you want schools to improve then it's your job as a parent to participate in some form. The state of Alabama cut their public school money to the point of school closures and curriculum not being bought. Now you are going to punish them more because they can't perform to high standards. How in the world we got to the point in our society that we lay the responsibility of success or failure of our child in life on a gov't run institution is beyond me. Homeschool or don't homeschool. You are still the parent and therefore still in charge. You pay taxes; you buy whatever they are selling to bring in money. Know what is going on and help make the school a better place.
I would have thought that the lessons from other completely socialist nations would have taught us that if you sit idly by and wait for the gov't to fix things you are in real trouble.
Flowery speeches won't make prosperity happen. So far the actions taken haven't helped much. I don't care if he promises me a million dollars. It's all hot air until I see results. Right now it isn't looking good in the results dept.
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