Wednesday, April 1, 2009
High Unemployment rate
The unemployment rate for our area in North Carolina has reached 14%. That would include textile, fiber optic cable and the woodworking industry, amoung others. We also have some large producers of automotive parts. How is the new economic stymulas package going to address the needs of these industries? Most of the jobs for this group is being relocated overseas. What about all of the industries that service those. All of the small "mon and pop" operations that exist. What are we all suppose to do? I don't see where the government is trying to help us. We are not the banking, GM or Chrysler that is talked about in the news on a hourly basis, but we are very important to the economy of the United States. When is someone going to stand up for us?