(ThyBlackMan.com) Every presidential candidate running for the presidency is offering infrastructure spending as the way to lift this economy out of its moribund state and create jobs. As voters, and smart and intelligent observers, many of you feel like I do; infrastructure spending is not the complete answer. Remember “the shovel ready projects” of the current administration and how many of those projects failed due, in part, to Republican Party resistance?
Here we are, eight years after the 2008 Great Recession and unemployment rates are rising again. Because the consumer represents 70 percent of the economic activity of the U.S. economy, it is clear the consumer needs to be monetarily fed in a consumer driven economy, as it is the consumer who will create demand, and consumer demand creates jobs. We need to stop presenting businesses with truckloads of money saying, businesses and corporations are going to pull us out of this downturn. They have yet to achieve that feat! While infrastructure spending should be one part of a major job creation initiative, it should not be the only means
Don’t believe those people who have a vested interest in saying this economy is doing well. You must ask yourself, why are African Americans (AA) being laid-off and why did the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee feel it was not a good time to raise interest rates a skimpy “one quarter of one percent” at its recent March meeting? The truth is, the economy isn’t able to accommodate new job seekers, and that is why the national unemployment rate increased in March to 5.0 percent. Black unemployment rates are leading indicators of things to come and AA unemployment rates increased across the board in March. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national black rate of unemployment increased to 9.0 percent from 8.8 percent. Black people have the highest unemployment rates of any worker groups and are the first laid-off as the economy deteriorates.
With an increasingly higher rates of unemployment looming ahead, and African American lay-offs flashing warning signals of future lay-offs to come for the entire labor force; there is a positive and productive way forward.
Consider the following:
1) How would you feel if you were in a position where you worried less about the economy and jobs? And by the way, that is the number one concern and priority of “All Americans.” Wouldn’t it be great if your fear in that regard vanished?!
2) Wouldn’t you like to work in a robust economy where wages are high and the job market is strong. Such a scenario would allow you to quit your job if it did not suit you or meet your expectations and move to a better job that did.
3) Wouldn’t you like to stop working two or more part time jobs just to make ends meet. Wouldn’t it be great if you could work at just one good full time job which paid enough money and took care of your income needs, like jobs once did.
4) Wouldn’t you like to see the issue of this yo-yo economy settled once and for all along with your money problems which this economy is creating for you and your families?
Feeling the same way you do, I found a solution and created a platform where you can join me in expressing your frustration and displeasure. You can solve the problems of this yo-yo economy and at the same time get recognition for doing so. You see, its not your fault that we have a lousy job market.
Pulishizer.com, an online crowd funding site for yet unknown authors has accepted my book. The book presents a doable consumer oriented job creation plan that can be instituted now. However, before they present “The Fix This Time” to publishers for consideration in publishing hard and soft back copies for mass distribution, they want to see if this book can garner public interest and support. You can understand, if presentations to publishers were done based on having statistical data showing 250 copies of the book have already been pre-ordered, it would be impressive and make a huge difference. This, to publishers, demonstrates the commercial viability of such a book. There is nothing wrong with the job creation plan advocated by the book as it is solid as a rock. But economic books of this nature, even if the plan works and creates upwards of 300,000 jobs monthly and gives you all the benefits mentioned above, have to at the end of the day generate a profit for the publisher.
We can all make a difference if we try. The strength of our input when it comes to problems determines the greatness of our reward. If we put forth no effort to advance change, then how will change happen?
Please pre-order, “The Fix This Time” at https://publishizer.com/the-fix-this-time/ and win the rewards announced at the site based on your pre-order contributions. You can’t begin to imagine how many lives will be changed by your generous gesture. And in doing this, you mainstream this book and bring it to the attention of other hard working Americans which will result in making the job creation plan advocated by the book a legislative reality. Thus, we will finally, after almost a decade bring these suffocating high unemployment rates to an end. It’s really that simple! If you, your friends and associates do this, you will reap the benefits of a robust economy for years to come. Change requires action…your action.
Staff Writer; James Davis
This talented brother is a graduate of Florida A. and M. University(FAMU), a former stockbroker, and a human rights activist who resides in Sanford, Florida. He was awarded the prestigious Governor Haydon Burns Scholarship to attend FAMU and while at FAMU was awarded the first Martin Luther King Scholarship. He is also author of three books, among them are “The Fix This Time,” Expanding Social Security Benefits to Create Jobs and Spur Demand( http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MI3PD2M ) and “Hey…God’s Talking To You,” The Study Book ( http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GYI3VQW ).
He can be reached through his blog @, (http://www.thefixthistime.com).