GE's has no loyalty to US, why? well is very simple, try to hire 300 Engineers in one month and setup a production line for 600 employees in two weeks... moreover try to build good product @ low cost. Quite a challenge, right?
well countries like China, Inda, Brazil Mexico actually can do that, Ive seen that happeing, even China goverments owns some of the profits.
Not that I beleive there's not talent in US, but honestly young generations should take more care of their education and their future, currently US has to look their own garden and make extra efforts go back to the "Made in the US" times.
@ Kunmi, Thank you for your suggestions. Particularly the way you likened the situation to "Put 2000 crabs in a bucket. You do not have to cover the bucket with a lid because none of them will escape. What is the mistery? As a crab is trying to climb up, other crabs will draw it down meaning "you are not going anywhere; this is the pool wherein we are swimming in this country today. If we do not change this attitude, stagnancy can not be ruled out".
@tech4people, Honestly speaking, I do not blame you if the the next thing is the back up plan. But what could be the fate of people that were born here but that does not even have the traveling passport talk less of ever travel offshore? Well! it boils down to choice.
Having a backup residency in another country is just that.An option.
The important thing is to never ever run out of options.
That is the most critical way to handle this crisis which still has many twists and turns ahead of it.
Honestly I don't have a crystal ball in front of me but if America's situation turns into a replica of the Weimar Republic or The Irish deflation debacle its makes more sense to exit rather to stay here and fight the system.
I for one have always believed in alternative options(if worst comes to worse).And that's just what I am advocating here.
@Anna, Steps to rebuild this nation starts from individuals and it involves a change of attitudes accross the board:
We are no more "dondee united", we have to face the reality of our time:
A Kingdom that fight against itself we definitely fall: This is what we are seing everyday from WDC to the respective offices where we work. It has to stop otherwise it will be like you're opening the wounds which will prevent quick healing.
As long as we are adamont in resisting a change of direction, we are prolonging the evil days.
People of great resource has to pull heads to rescue the country from total crash knowing fully well that if nothing is done from their end, they will have the greatest impact.
Put 2000 crabs in a bucket. You do not have to cover the bucket with a lid because none of them will escape. What is the mistery? As a crab is trying to climb up, other crabs will draw it down meaning "you are not going anywhere; this is the pool wherein we are swimming in this country today. If we do not change this attitude, stagnancy can not be ruled out.
@tech4people, It is not too late for America neither the solution is to have a back up residency in another country. But the issue is that Americans should not narrow their thoughts towards "Self" alone. United goals and thought process brought the hesitence of this country because it was not just from a particular tribe. There are a lot of rich people in this country today that can cohessively bail the country out of this mess but who cares? Look at one of the current articles all e-waste legislation proposal. This might have come from someone who at the expense of many lives that depend on recycling determine to legislate the e-waste all because of the contract opportunities. Do they care about millions of people that will end up being jobless. The bone of contention is to reduce toxic waste but my question is can toxic waste be eliminated? If it does not come from the eletronic products, it will come from other products. I know we will sail through this crisis but it will take some years. The fatning time is over for now, all hands must be on the deck to rebuild.
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