Viable Solutions to America’s Economic Woes
English Composition 04
October 4, 2011
How often have you looked at the present state of affairs and thought out loud, “If I was in charge of this country or one of its lawmakers, I would…?” Unfortunately, the country and, for that matter, the entire world is in the midst of an economic crisis. With record levels of unemployment, political strife and bickering, and general apathy all about, the prevailing state is one of complete and total chaos. The jobs crisis in this country can be solved by creating jobs instead of just paying lip service. The infrastructure of this country is outdated and in need of a complete overhaul. Many roads have not been worked on for decades, yet the federal budget continues to expand at an alarming rate. A sensibly thought out budget plan needs to be implemented.
The lack of jobs and job growth in this country is the major factor contributing to the issues at hand. To solve this gaping problem, jobs desperately need to be created. In the creation of jobs, it can no longer be an effort that is supported by lip service. According to Craig Harrington, in his assessment of the situation, “The American economy created zero net jobs in August 2011, the worst monthly reporting since last September. The government lost jobs while the private economy created jobs and the two canceled one another out.” (Harrington 1) The economy cannot rebound, when, as each day passes more people are losing jobs and are expected to continue to make purchases, and maintain the lifestyle that they choose. Each day, politicians who are expected to find solutions only choose to ensure that their own welfare is supported by the decisions they make. They have made concerted efforts to take care of corporations by lowering their tax liabilities while never obligating them to hire people to work. The lip service that is produced is...