USA Workers Do NOT Lack the Skills for a Prosperous Economy!

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    There are those who say that the high unemployment numbers in the USA after the financial crisis are necessary because this is a sign that the USA's workforce is making the transition from bubble inflated sectors to sectors that need more workers, like technology. If that's true, why did unemployment increase dramatically after the financial crisis in nearly all employment sectors in the USA?

    (Data is from 2010, but has the employment picture really changed that much?)

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    With unemployment this broad-spread, the sensible reaction would be to find ways to increase aggregate demand.
     
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    You say one thing and then ask a completelly different question.

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/economy/228050-ask-a-snob-why-are-millions-of-jobs-going-unfilled.html

    From 2001 to 2008, millions of jobs were moved from the US to China. Do a search on the Internet to find out if that's true. Then find out the role of the US Chamber of Commerce. Then find out who the COC gives money to 9 to 1. Then find out which political party gave tax breaks to companies to help them move jobs to China during that time. That should answser a lot of your questions. It's just recent history. Not enough time to be rewritten.
    Good Luck!
     
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    I am not usually a crusader for protectionist political programs.

    However, we must take aggressive action against China's currency manipulation policies. That's a big reason why they have so many manufacturing jobs. We could start by raising tariffs on Chinese goods dramatically. Once they let the value of their currency float in the market place, we could remove the tariffs. By that time, we might gain quite a few manufacturing jobs.

    China would have very limited resources to combat the USA in this sitation. The effect of dropping their USA bonds would have a more negligible effect than you might assume.

    The leverage we have over them is their support for the cruel North Korean government.

    I'd say we have the upper hand.
     
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    American workers do not lack the skills for a prosperous economy.

    What they do lack however, is an appreciation for low wages and crappy working conditions.
     
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    Let me explain how the thread title and OP are connected.

    There are those that say that USA workers' lacking the skills in certain sectors is what is causing high unemployment. The information I present suggests that there is not really any sector that is booming significantly enough to combat unemployment.
     
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    The opposite message being said by tens of thousands of businesses.
     
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    The main point that should be addressed:

    If the main problem with unemployment is the lack of skills in the workforce of the USA, why did unemployment increase dramatically over a broad range of sectors?
     

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