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Go North to Canada – It’s Where the Jobs Are!

Caught this on Fox News this morning. Be sure to check out the video on the Fox News link!   ~LTG

CANADA MAPLE LEAF

CANADA’S ENERGY BOOM DRAWS SKILLED AMERICANS LOOKING FOR WORK

…..Canada is looking to hire tens of thousands of skilled workers for its booming energy industry. With the third-largest oil and gas reserves in the world, after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, Canada wants to double its oil production in the next 10 years. While it has plenty of oil to tap, there aren’t enough skilled workers to help secure it…..

“The opportunities are just basically endless up here right now,” said Riordan. “There’s obviously a shortage of workers. You could go anywhere and make some pretty good money.”

Ken Hughes, Alberta’s minister of energy, said his province will need more than 100,000 workers in the next decade. Hughes added that moving to Canada can be an easy transition for Americans.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/12/27/canada-energy-boom-draws-skilled-americans-looking-for-work/#ixzz2GJ1dLB7i

 
I encourage qualified people out of work due to the Obama admistration’s job-killing position on energy jobs to go to Fox News.  It provides links for more information on the Canadian Jobs.

How Romney Can Win

My pal, Roger Fredinburg, hit the nail on the head with this.  All it requires is guts and chutzpah from the GOP leadership business community.  Roger sent this out as an email over the weekend.  We need to make it go viral.

 

HOW ROMNEY CAN WIN

There is a way the Romney can beat Obama but it would require the American business community to stand tall and be counted for once.. 
 
I am completely convinced that Obama owns the population centers and major Metro’s and for Romney to unseat Obama, it will take nothing short of a miracle.
 
The greatest challenge the GOP faces in 2012 is convincing Americans that Romney will be more effective at turning the economy around than Obama has been.
 
Even conservatives doubt that Romney will make much of a difference, and I expect that a VP choice like Ryan will have little if any effect on eliminating those doubts nationally.
 
This is where GOP and Romney friendly business owners and Campaign Pac’s must step up their messaging and put some red meat on the table for the loyal and for the undecided.
 
The very first thing that MUST be done is that multitudes of business owners and corporate  leaders need to come out publicly and announce that they will be hiring people the day after Romney wins. Businesses, large and small must go on camera, on radio, nationally and locally to denounce Obama’s policies and blame him for their economic uncertainty and lack of confidence. They must convey that those concerns are the main reason they aren’t hiring currently. They can also put up HELP WANTED signs with a message “Applications accepted on November 7 if Romney wins”.
 
Then they must express a genuine confidence in Romney and Paul Ryan to fix it and again, let me repeat… They must promise to start hiring the day after Romney wins, and of course they must follow through. This single gesture will start an unstoppable grass roots movement to oust Obama and build confidence in a Romney administration.
 
Second, there must be a TV and Radio campaign specifically designed to inform average folks about what happens at the organic level of economics when the government raises taxes on business and investment capital (The Rich).
 
They need to see and hear an endless stream of commercials depicting suppliers and wholesalers warning shop keepers and small business owners in advance about how much prices will go up if Obama is re-elected and taxes are raised. There needs to be a clear message that increased taxes will eventually come from the consumer’s pocket.
 
These ads must deliver a simple and clear message about how increased expenses like higher taxes or increased fuel and transportation costs due to our dependency on foreign oil always get passed on to Americans through higher prices and inflation.
 
People need to learn how inflation works and why higher prices are always the end result of “Taxing the rich”. It must be explained in detail to the undecided and un-informed just how the people who take the risks and feed into the National economy as entrepreneurs are subject to immutable business forces that demand increased costs be passed down the line to the end user and then make sure they connect that that means them personally.
 
Make it clear to Joe six pack that a “rich guy tax” is actually a tax he pays in the end.
 
Once people understand that higher taxes mean higher prices for them personally, and once the illusive independent voter “gets it” they will be immune to the constant whining on the far left to “tax the rich”.  When they connect to the fact that the “fair share” Obama speaks about will actually come out of their own wallets, they will turn on Obama and toss him out.
 
These false notions of economic parity through taxing the “rich” must be properly explained to voters in laymen terminology. This Obama style class warfare machine must be countered with real substance. The GOP and their supporters must patiently and methodically educate people on the way our economy really works if they expect to win in November.
 
It must be explained that the only solution for America’s financial woes is to radically cut spending. The fact is, most Americans do not grasp it and The GOP must do their best to change that or they will lose.
 
If the GOP and the Romney friendly Pac’s fail to accomplish these important voter educational tasks, the sad and lingering outcome will be America’s undoing. The voice we must silence is chanting the sounds of American ruin; 4 more years! 4 more years!
 
 Roger Fredinburg is a talk radio personality and businessman, His radio show was once syndicated in over 200 markets nationwide. Roger owns a successful food storage company www.survivalfoodguys.com  an ad agency at www.hohumproductions.com He can be reached at radioroger@aol.com
 
 
 

Georgia Employer Says It with Signs

Looman did receive some unexpected attention not long after he put up his signs and Facebook photos. He said someone, and he thinks he knows who it was, reported him to the FBI as a threat to national security. He said the accusation filtered its way through the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and finally the Secret Service. Agents interviewed him.

“The Secret Service left here, they were in a good mood and laughing,” Looman said. “I got the feeling they thought it was kind of ridiculous, and a waste of their time.”  Full Story   ~LTG

Seattle Green Jobs Bust: $20 Million = 14 Jobs

Last month Seattle PI reported that the highly touted $20 million stimulus grant that would create 2,000 green jobs in weatherization is a major failure.  And, in my opinion, a criminal waste of money!  ~LTG

Seattle Green Jobs Program is a Bust

Last year, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced the city had won a coveted $20 million federal grant to invest in weatherization. The unglamorous work of insulating crawl spaces and attics had emerged as a silver bullet in a bleak economy – able to create jobs and shrink carbon footprint – and the announcement came with great fanfare.

McGinn had joined Vice President Joe Biden in the White House to make it. It came on the eve of Earth Day. It had heady goals: creating 2,000 living-wage jobs in Seattle and retrofitting 2,000 homes in poorer neighborhoods.

But more than a year later, Seattle’s numbers are lackluster. As of last week, only three homes had been retrofitted and just 14 new jobs have emerged from the program. Many of the jobs are administrative, and not the entry-level pathways once dreamed of for low-income workers. Some people wonder if the original goals are now achievable.

 

Washington State’s Glum, Despite Agenda 21 Happiness Project

Pollster, Stuart Elway must be asking different questions than the people at Sustainable Seattle running the UN’s AGENDA 21 Happiness Survey.  Apparently,  we are not really happy campers per today’s story in the Seattle Times.  ~LTG

Washington state’s glumness index dives off the charts

WASHINGTONIANS are smart enough to know instinctively — without a poll — that expectations about the future are down in the dumps. Way, way down.

Pollster Stuart Elway put an exclamation point on what many people feel. His latest poll asks voters if they expect things to get better during the next year for the country, the state, community and their own households.

The optimism — or, in this case, pessimism — index plunged below zero, the lowest since he began polling in 1991. (Yes, even lower than the depths of the Great Recession in 2008 and 2009.)

Statewide, voters have what you might call recession fatigue. They expected things to be better by now, but that’s not really happening. We all know about recessions. They come, they go. They are not supposed to last this long.   Full story here

How to Create/Keep American Jobs

Beloved fellow Joseph received this e-mail. Help this to go viral!

~Eowyn

I want to ask each of you to consider doing the following when you are talking on the phone to any US customer service representative who is based in a foreign country (like India). I have done this twice and it works! 

Any time you call an 800 number (for a credit card, banking, charter communications, health insurance, insurance, you name it) and you are transferred to a representative in a foreign country (like India), please consider doing the following:

After you connect and you realise that the customer service representative is not from the USA (you can always ask if you are not sure about the accent), please very politely (very politely – this is not about trashing other cultures) say, “I’d like to speak to a customer service representative in the United States of America .” 

The rep might suggest talking to his/her manager, but, again, politely say, “Thank you, but I’d like to speak to a customer service representative in the USA .” 

YOU WILL BE IMMEDIATELY CONNECTED to a rep in the USA. It only takes less than one minute to have your call re-directed to the USA. 

Tonight when I got redirected to a USA rep, I asked again to make sure – and yes, she was from Fort Lauderdale.

Imagine if every US citizen who has to make such a call and then requests a US rep, imagine how that would ultimately impact the number of US jobs that would need to be created ASAP. Imagine what would happen if every US citizen insisted on talking to only US phone reps from this day on. 

If I tell 10 people to consider this and you tell 10 people to consider doing this – see what I mean…it becomes an exercise in viral marketing 101.

Remember – the goal here is to restore jobs back here at home – not to be abrupt or rude to a foreign phone rep. If you agree, please tell 10 people you know and tell them to tell 10 people they know…etc…etc….

Obama Stimulus for Dummies

Given the sluggish economy, before long we taxpayers will receive another “Economic Stimulus” payment.

This is indeed a very exciting but confusing program. Being patriotic Americans, our mission is to help you understand with the following Q & A format:

Q.  What is an “Economic Stimulus payment”?

A.  It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.

Q.  Where will the government get this money?

A.  From taxpayers.

Q.  So the government is giving me back my own money?

A.  Only a smidgen of it.

Q.  What is the purpose of this payment?

A.  The plan is for you to use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy.

Q.  But isn’t that stimulating the economy of China?

A.  Shut up.

Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the U.S. economy by spending your stimulus check wisely:

  • If you spend the stimulus money at Wal-Mart, the money will go to China, Indonesia or Sri Lanka.
  • If you spend it on gasoline, your money will go to the Arabs.
  • If you purchase a computer, it will go to India or Taiwan.
  • If you purchase fruits and vegetables, it will go to Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and China.
  • If you buy an efficient car, it will go to Japan, South Korea, and in 5 years, China.
  • If you pay your credit cards off, or buy stock, it will go to management bonuses and they will hide it offshore.
  • And if you buy a bunch of useless stuff, it for sure will go to China.

Instead, keep the money in America by:

  1. Spending it at yard sales (it’s called “recycling”!), or
  2. Buying produce at your local farmer’s market, or
  3. Going to ball games, or
  4. Spending it on prostitutes, or
  5. Beer or tattoos.

(These are the only American businesses still operating in the U.S.)

Conclusion: Go to a ball game with a tattooed prostitute whom you met at the farmer’s market or a yard sale and drink beer all day.

No need to thank us. We’re just doing our patriotic duty and glad we could be of help!

H/t Betty.

~Steve & Eowyn

Why Americans Are Unemployed

Little Tony started the day early having set his alarm clock (MADE IN CHINA) for 6 am.

While his coffeepot (MADE IN PANAMA) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG). He disputed a credit card bill with a customer service rep (IN INDIA) on the phone (MADE IN MEXICO).

He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE IN VIETNAM) and tennis shoes (MADE IN CAMBODIA).

After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN CHINA), he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN TAIWAN) to see how much he could spend today. After setting his watch (MADE IN SWITZERLAND) to the radio (MADE IN MALAYSIA), he got in his car (MADE IN GERMANY), filled it with gas (FROM SAUDI ARABIA) and continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.

At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day checking his computer
(MADE IN JAPAN), John decided to relax for a while.

He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL), poured himself a glass of wine
(MADE IN FRANCE) and turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA), and then wondered why he can’t find a good paying job in AMERICA.

AND NOW HE’S HOPING HE CAN GET HELP FROM HIS PRESIDENT
(MADE IN KENYA).

H/t beloved fellow BKeyser!

~Eowyn