If You Read Nothing Else Today….

One of the main points of discussion is that jobs are being “outsourced” overseas. The most financially successful company in the world, Apple Computer, once bragged that their computers were “Made in America.”

No more.

The New York Times sums up the current jobs situation by telling the story of a dinner in which President Obama asked Steve Jobs why the jobs were going overseas, and Steve replied, “They are not coming back.”

The article explains the reason in brief but superb detail:

“One former executive described how the company relied upon a Chinese factory to revamp iPhone manufacturing just weeks before the device was due on shelves. Apple had redesigned the iPhone’s screen at the last minute, forcing an assembly line overhaul. New screens began arriving at the plant near midnight.

A foreman immediately roused 8,000 workers inside the company’s dormitories, according to the executive. Each employee was given a biscuit and a cup of tea, guided to a workstation and within half an hour started a 12-hour shift fitting glass screens into beveled frames. Within 96 hours, the plant was producing over 10,000 iPhones a day.

“The speed and flexibility is breathtaking,” the executive said. “There’s no American plant that can match that.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/business/apple-america-and-a-squeezed-middle-class.html?_r=1

That is a summation of the problem. It is not just the cost because as cheap as the foreign labor is, Americans are many times more productive. They are simply not as flexible.  Unions would not permit such flexibility.

And that, Dear Friends is THE PROBLEM!

Can you imagine a union approving such flexibility? I can’t. Even in Right to Work states, American workers simply would not respond as do those who are hungry – not just for food, but for success!

And yet, we are capable of such response. Do you think that a battalion of Marines would so respond? You bet! As would active members of the Army, Navy and Air Force.

None of our military would shrink. Only our soft civilian workforce would shrink – and yet they too responded in WWII.

We have grown soft, led by unions and supported by lawyers who have turned this entitlement society into a society of wimps!

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