>I read what you wrote. I want to respond in this manner. Unemployment is not a political issue. It is not a Republican OR Democratic issue. It is an economic issue and a business issue. Until corporations (and other business entities) decide to invest in American labor again, there won't be any real movement towards lowering unemployment. Sure, you can mess with tax incentives and let corporations and business use the environment and the infrastructure for free, without paying their fair share as a community citizen.
When a corporation (as we have seen so often), plays one state off against another state, one city against another, one region against another, in building a factory or whatever, all we end up doing is giving them a free ride. They build a factory, fill it full of robots and computers, use our resources and infrastructure for free, and hire almost no one. If they built the same factory in China, they would hire 1000 people to work in it because they can get dirt cheap slave labor there...or Vietnam or wherever. I saw this happen over and over again here in Oregon, where large foreign electronics company's were given basically a free ride - no they didn't have to pay taxes, and NO they didn't hire hardly anybody and YES, they left the second they thought they couldn't make enough profit. Government is stupid (not Democrats or Republicans -just government) because they let this happen.
It's not going to change for America until we stop treating each other like "enemies," or what I call "venimies" for venomous enemies. Until we stop being partisan, we aren't going to have any solutions - so its time to stop blaming because of poltical party and start working towards solutions which do NOT cater to corporate manipulation. But on a broader scene, it has to do with how we have encouraged business to leave America by giving them incentives to leave and take their business to foreign nations...as far as I am concerned, NAFTA and all the other trade agreements we have made over the last few years, are the REAL problem that has caused us to loose millions of high paying jobs. That is what we have to get rid of - these treaties we have signed.
It doesn't matter what tax incentives you give business, they will always want more and more and more - because, profit is driven by greed and when business is run by greed and having no sense of loyalty to America or any other nation, you will never get them to work with us. Corporations you see, are like a privatley owned government. That is how they should be treated - entraprenureal dictatorships.