Open letter to Romney from Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs..

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    Oh and he wrote the same letter to Obama 4 years ago that got left unanswered..
     
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    "too many people going to college"

    But not enough people graduating from college.
     
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    How many of those attending college are getting degrees in anything that
    may actually help them get a job?.....
     
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    We need more people going into Trade jobs.
     
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    We currently have in excess of 3 million high tech jobs waiting to be filled in the US. Since we have become so anti-education, there is no one with the training and education to be qualified for these jobs.

    Mittens has said he will fill them from China. Obama has said we need better educated teachers and better education in order to compete with other countries.

    In China and India (possibly other places as well), the state supports education. From very early on, they teach their children to speak other languages, including English. We are dead set teaching our children to speak other languages so college grads are not qualified for jobs where other languages are used. We want it that way. Just as the R.

    The GObP/pub/pot race to the bottom continues.
     
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    Interesting that all of those require an education.

    Doctors are not needed nearly as much as ancillary personnel. That will continue to be the big issue because it makes so much more sense to treat patients with a team approach. That is one reason why universal health care is so successful in countries with far better health care than we have.
     
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    Mike Rowe is absolutely correct. The political elite has looked down their noses at occupations that do not require a college degree, and the consequences are that they have made those occupations unappealing to young people. A sign of failure in life. Yet, those are the jobs that provide for a good living for many families, and very often satisfaction and happiness in life.

    You rarely hear any politician talk about the working class, unless they are union members, and only then to get the money that the union bosses hand out.
     
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    You might not believe it, but most high tech jobs don't require a college degree. This can be easily demonstrated by the fact that Gates, Jobs, Zuckenberg, and quite a few other people who are giants in the tech industry never graduated from college.
     

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