America's unemployment

Dear Editor:The U.S. Department Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that presently more than 31 million Americans are unemployed. Faced with the worst economic upheaval since the Great Depression, millions and millions of Americans are hurting - big time. The few of us still alive who lived through the Depression will tell you those 12 years were no picnic. Many of us still have vivid images of that tragic time etched in our memories. When looking for something to buy such as clothing, electronic equipment, tools or greeting cards (the list is endless), it is all "Made in China" or some other foreign country. The "Made in USA" label is seldom seen. Many jobs formerly done by Americans have been farmed out or, as they say, "outsourced" to many foreign countries. When calling a technician for help with a purchase we are often connected to people whose English is limited and that makes it difficult to understand them. Many large corporations have moved their operations to foreign countries to have their products manufactured there instead of in the United States. Washington is working hard to find ways to get our economy back on track but there are no easy solutions. - Byron Dillon, Downey

********** Published: March 5, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 46