I would normally throw in a picture or two but I looked and just could not find a descent photo of manufacturing in this area. SO here it goes!
While I’m quite sure that I’m preaching to the choir and most of us have had these questions pop up at least in our own minds……WHERE ARE THE REAL JOBS? I know that is a really big all-encompassing question and everyone knows their job is real including myself but what is it that we are working to support?
I travel quite a bit throughout this state and I see farming, building of homes, plenty of churches and banks on every corner and of course the never-ending road construction but not much if anything in the line of making something.
I see all sorts of service oriented businesses like restaurants of EVERY flavor, hotels, a plethora of department stores, doctors, lawyers and of course all the tech stuff anyone could ever hope for but almost no manufacturing. WHAT DO PEOPLE MAKE IN THIS COUNTRY ANYMORE? If we do make anything here it for damn sure isn’t being made here.
What happened to it? I know that most of what is here in the south is farming of all sorts and we grow quite a bit of what the country uses for staples and clothing so maybe that’s what it is but there can’t be that much around here to warrant having 3 super Wal-Mart within 10 to 15 miles of one another.
Is your town like this? I would really like to know. Hell we even have a theater here with 14 screens, a really nice “theatre” and even a few museums. WHERE IS THE MONEY COMING FROM?
There are plenty of poor around here and it gets to me sometime. If there were any way to get more manufacturing into this area the people who would like to have better jobs might just have some opportunity.
I’m ok with whatever job people need to make a living at (legally) and have NEVER put down another “mans” job but I think things would liven up around here for everyone if this country would just get back to making something other than new debt!
If you are wondering the same thing about your town and surrounding areas please let me know. How much manufacturing has left your area? How many people in your area are working for less than they were making just a few years ago? Tell about people who have to work more than one or two jobs just to pay the mortgage or rent.
Thanks for letting me rant a little…..I’m sure I’ll have more later!
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