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US Companies currently manufacturing other than America partial solution to gun violence

Ok people it is time to wake and smell the roses. It’s time to stop picking on the companies that have chosen to manufacture their products in some other country versus right here in the USA. Don’t entirely blame the companies; it is “us” the consumer and their stock holders that demand they make the substantial profit the companies are making combined with selling their products at incredibly low prices. If anyone would like to pay an additional 20%-30% more for nearly all products they purchase please step forward.

The time has arrived to make friends with these companies that currently have been wise and manufactured their products in other countries. A discussion to provide them with financially intelligent choices based on optimum profits and stock holder happiness can and will provide a compelling reason for bringing them their manufacturing and assembly operations back to the USA.

Question: Gun Violence, Unemployment Answer: Innovation American Style

Attention: Rockord Register Star, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, CNN Money, CNN, Business Week, The Washington Post, Google, Bill Gates

Complaining about gun violence, unemployment and high crime rates in Chicago, or Rockford Illinois is getting very popular for local politicans and the media.

I think all the politicians in both Rockford and Chicago Illinois should get together and have a really big press conference for all the media to attend to provide as much “NEWS AT 5” footage as possible. Lets hear all the complaints about lack of police officers, lack of jail space, lack of handcuffs and finally the need for stiffer sentences for those that break the crimes.

At what point will there be a willingness to sit down with innovators, problem solvers, high ranking “Decision Maker” politicians to develop, implement Free Enterprise business model solutions to the “reasons or causes” of gun violence/violence and high crime rates?

John D. Sutter – CNN – In all due respect…you are wrong

Indeed there is a magic want to create jobs. It takes an innovator, problem solver and perhaps someone that lives it each and every day to in fact search out and find that evasive magic wand that you claim does not exist.

For some reason the media and elected officials refuse to accept that a person not in the public eye, not elected, not terribly egotistical can actually search out find that magic wand to job creation. Really?

Here is the problem in a nutshell:

1. Lack of living wage jobs in America
2. Lack of educated Americans to take the jobs that already exist
3. Corporate America realized that after The Great Recession of 2008 that they no longer need millions of extra employees to get the job done.
4. Unemployed workers want jobs, but either re-training is difficult to accomplish or excessively expensive.
5. 1,000’s of United States Manufacturing companies have moved their manufacturing operations to Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and other low wage, low skill, low need countries.
6. The middle class is disapearing and the lower class is growing as the nearly 80% of the United States lacks post high school education.
7. Age 40+ Americans are being laid off at astounding numbers as a result of the “new norm” in the global market place as it relates to financial compensation.

CNN – Mr. John D. Sutter the solution is not that difficult, but by no means impossible to impact within each and ever downtrodden community in the USA.

President Obama & Mark Rubio are Correct

As a high school teacher for the last 14 years in Rockford, Illinois I have come to realize that dreams of success that my students entertain do not depend on the their skin color, their gender, or their sexual orientation.

The school I teach is located in a city that in the last census stated that only 20% had a post high school education, and currently 85% of my students receive free or reduced lunches. Do they have a chance to be the next Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or Dr. Percy Juilian? I would say the deck is stacked sky high against them.

Here is what I learned last night during President Obama’s State of the Union Address.

1. He feels business will be the economic savior of our union.
2. He has great expectations of young people in the United States.
3. He has become buddies with Tim Cook CEO of Apple.
4. Obama and Cook have negotiated Apple to start manufacturing some of its incredible products in the United States in 2013.
5. Obama has created an Manufacturing/Education facility in Ohio
6. Obama wants to create 3 more in the most heavily impacted cities in the United States.
7. Obama would like bigger business to make it less difficult for business to surivive and flourish.

Rubio essentially agrees with everything except #7. He wants smaller government and less regulations that will make it less difficult for business to succeed due to less paperwork.

Bottom line. Lets get over the political obstacles and get on to finding a middle ground. We need to spend less but also need to grow more. Neither party has said that “no” money can be spent. Regardless of one’s political opinion I don’t think anyone honestly feels that our country has a chance of success with out a combination of cuts and spending.

Lower Class or Middle Class should NOT Equal Poverty Existance & Crime

In the city of Rockford, IL., during the last census I discovered with great disapointment but not surprised that only 20% of the adult populuation of 160,000 had a post high school education. Sadly that calculated number is a miserale 32,000 people probably live a day to day existance above economic poverty level.

Currently at the high school I teach the “free or reduced” lunch rate (those that are considered poverty) is 85% which closely equates to the post high school education census rate for the population of Rockford, Illinois. While this may not be a scientific connection, it appears as though there is a strong connection.

Murders, Parking Lot Muggings, Home Break-ins, Burglaries, Purse Snatching and other violent and non violent crimes are on the increase in alarming proportions. I would argue that Rockford, Illinois is not unlike many cities in the United States.

I am asking The President of the United States to use his full Presidential influence and power to propose and champion a legislative initiative. This bill is entitled Jobs and Education for Americas’ Youth that would begin to provide a comprehensive solution for the raging fire that would act as not only a solution to reduce gun violence and other violence in our American cities, but provide to several generations with a renewed dignity of life that many Americans have long searched.

The Jobs and Education for Americas’ Youth legislative bill does and will provide a palatable framework for a public – private partnership that will inspire and motivate via financial incentives the return of manufacturing jobs to the USA.

Jobs, Unemployment, Gun Violence, Dead Young People, School Violence

Attention CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Huffington Post, Google and other Professional Media:

We as Americans are getting extremly tired of poverty, unemployment, gun violence, children going to their grave at a very young age. Why is it that major media is focused on the “doom and gloom”, “death and disstruction” headlines versus embracing those individuals that are innovative, problem solvers, doers versus talkers regarding the “real” solutions to gun violence versus limiting our 2nd amendment rights?

Like most Americans I cried real tears when I heard of the Sandy Hook shooting. Similar emotions appeared when the theatre shootings were broadcaste on all the national media. I understand the need to talk about gun control, but lets spend greater efforts disecting the cause of gun violence.

I am proposing a innovative, creative new legislation entitiled The Jobs and Education for Americas’ Youth legislative bill does and will provide a palatable framework for a public – private partnership that will inspire and motivate via financial incentives the return of manufacturing jobs to the USA. This bill will save lives, dreams,and tears from being shed.

My proposed legislation will provide 1,000,000 living wage jobs, 1,000,000 post high school educations, 1,000,000 families with a renewed feeling of dignity, and thus a lack of need for gun violence.

Dear Mr. President & Tim Cook “I call both of you out”

Let me start by congratulating you on your second term as President of the United States.

As a high school teacher at Jefferson High School in Rockford, Illinois I teach business, entrepreneurship, accounting, and on a daily basis “life” to a student population that reflects 85% free and/or reduced lunches with only 20% of the city population having a post high school education.

Rockford, Illinois is a very proud but suffering city in nortern Illinois. Historically, Rockford has made its economic mistakes much like most U.S. cities. That being said, let me say that the population that makes up Rockford, Illinois has historically be a very proud population. Sadly, the economic base in this once proud city has melted much like the last snow fall of the winter season.

During your State of Union message tonight please be aware that while you have accomplished a great deal in your first term, there are a great deal more that you need and must accomplish. It’s my understanding that your beautiful wife will be seated next to Mr. Tim Cook the CEO of Apple. As the leader of the free world it is a good thing to connect your influence with the leader and poster child for the Free Enterprise System.

While I admire both of you a great deal, it is also very alarming Tim Cooks recent interview with 60 Minutes regarding Apples opinion of US workers. While I may not agree with his entire representation, some however is painfully true. That being said, “We” as proud Americans “CAN NOT” accept that U.S. employees are second rate or unwilling to be productive in the world economic marketplace.

As a closet fan of old westerns I am forced at this time to “Call both you Mr. President and Tim Cook out” in regards to jobs, education, living wage jobs, and dignity for those that are proud and willing, but lack struggle in todays college workforce. I have a legislative bill named and Education for Americas’ Youth that will provide jobs, jobs, jobs, and education, education, education for 1,000,000 proud Americans.

New Proposed Legislation regard gun violence

This is the partial text of a letter I recently sent to President Barrack Obama regarding violence, schools, education and gun violence.

While I understand the need to discuss gun control and perhaps the type of gun, number of bullets and background checks, these steps sadly represent only buckets of water thrown on the already complicated and controversial reasons for the raging fire.

Painfully, the end result of this raging fire has been the loss of many young lives. While trying to put out the fire is a necessary and admirable goal, the bigger question and objective is to how and why the fire ignited in the first place.

I am asking your Presidential power and influence to propose and champion a legislative initiative entitled Jobs and Education for Americas’ Youth that would begin to provide a comprehensive solution for the raging fire that would act as not only a solution to reduce gun violence and other violence in our American cities, but provide to several generations with a renewed dignity of life that many Americans have long searched.