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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    We as a nation are addicted to slave labor and whatever it is we can get that's closest to that. Which is why there will never be any honest policy put forth to address illegal immigration so long as they can, with a wink and a nod, work under the table here. Which has the added effect of driving the rest of our wages down.
    Yep. I find it very strange how many Republicans voters vote Republican because they believe the GOP actually is against illegal immigration. The GOP is very pro-business, and businesses LOVE immigrants, both illegal, and legal because they work cheaper and they help hold wages down. Your statement about a wink and a nod is a perfect description of what's going on. Even when the GOP has the White House and the chance to push through a workable immigration policy they don't. They talk a good game, but do nothing. Hell Bush 2 wanted to give the illegals amnesty. Reagan did. But the GOP base still believes it's the Republicans who want to fix the immigration problem.
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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    Yep. I find it very strange how many Republicans voters vote Republican because they believe the GOP actually is against illegal immigration. The GOP is very pro-business, and businesses LOVE immigrants, both illegal, and legal because they work cheaper and they help hold wages down. Your statement about a wink and a nod is a perfect description of what's going on. Even when the GOP has the White House and the chance to push through a workable immigration policy they don't. They talk a good game, but do nothing. Hell Bush 2 wanted to give the illegals amnesty. Reagan did. But the GOP base still believes it's the Republicans who want to fix the immigration problem.
    Dems wouldn't support GWB's immigration initiative.
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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Being a conscientious consumer is demanding pricing that can be affordable.
    Higher wages do not support such demands.
    No. Demanding that products and prices support sustainable means, wages, and procedures is what we need. We've already been doing the "race to the bottom" hyper-individualist approach for decades now, with the middle class continuing to lose as a result.
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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Yup. I bought an expensive suit for interviews a couple years ago. With the exception of one job selling insurance which I'm about 95% sure was a pyramid scheme, I've never actually worn it to a real job interview.

    None of the companies that would host an interview that would require a suit ever called me back.
    This was very similar to my experience before going to law school. Even with the shady insurance company.
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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Really, but I don't have time to write a book for you. You may want to refer to a basic economics textbook.
    According to the economics books I've read helping the common man accumulate more wealth usually works.

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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    The service level, low paying jobs that are the new bread and butter of America will only be plentiful with a return to a strong middle class. The middle and lower classes need more spending power to drive demand.

    The only other option is helping educate and train workers to take as many technology jobs as possible away from foreign competitors. The problem here is that many people are just not interested in or possess the potential for STEM disciplines. The most in demand job over the next 10 years is software development with 30% growth and >100k average salary. Yet very few Americans (relatively) are pursuing this gold mine. We should be doing everything we can with subsidies to train any American that will put in the effort to learn these technologies.

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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    The service level, low paying jobs that are the new bread and butter of America will only be plentiful with a return to a strong middle class. The middle and lower classes need more spending power to drive demand.

    The only other option is helping educate and train workers to take as many technology jobs as possible away from foreign competitors. The problem here is that many people are just not interested in or possess the potential for STEM disciplines. The most in demand job over the next 10 years is software development with 30% growth and >100k average salary. Yet very few Americans (relatively) are pursuing this gold mine. We should be doing everything we can with subsidies to train any American that will put in the effort to learn these technologies.
    Those jobs can be outsourced. Did you flow the link where Disney replaced their employees?

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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Those jobs can be outsourced. Did you flow the link where Disney replaced their employees?
    I did. Even though this is an issue there is still a massive demand and shortage for IT workers among other technologies. If we trained more Americans it would drive the salary premium down and we could better compete with foreign workers. This isn't a perfect solution and would only mitigate the loss but it would be better overall.

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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    According to the economics books I've read helping the common man accumulate more wealth usually works.
    Absolutely. Usually that happens through payments for a job which is top-down. Even if it happens through inheritance it is top-down. Even a government gimme is top-down. That is how an economy works. Never happens bottom-up.

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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    The service level, low paying jobs that are the new bread and butter of America will only be plentiful with a return to a strong middle class. The middle and lower classes need more spending power to drive demand.
    And that can happen and will happen only with a stronger economy.

    The only other option is helping educate and train workers to take as many technology jobs as possible away from foreign competitors. The problem here is that many people are just not interested in or possess the potential for STEM disciplines. The most in demand job over the next 10 years is software development with 30% growth and >100k average salary. Yet very few Americans (relatively) are pursuing this gold mine. We should be doing everything we can with subsidies to train any American that will put in the effort to learn these technologies.
    I'm surprised IT isn't a standard part of a high school curriculum. It should be.

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