Countdown to the Presidential election
It doesn’t seem to matter anymore if we are Democrats or
Republicans — we’re all a little discouraged…and worried.
With good reason. Skyrocketing debt, continued
unemployment, mass exodus of manufacturing jobs to
China, India and elsewhere, unsustainable entitlements,
black hole of home foreclosures, unbridled deficit
spending, dysfunction on Capitol Hill, eurozone
in crisis, tyranny and unrest in the Middle East,
instability in Afghanistan as the U.S. prepares to bring
its massive troop presence home, nuclear threat in
Or, if we prefer to be optimistic, we could rejoice over
the 8.3% unemployment, the lowest in three years, a
private sector that is creating 218,000 jobs a month, and good news on Wall Street with the Dow jumping up 156 points — the highest gains since May of 2006.
Either way, there is no getting around it. There are 5-6 million fewer jobs than four years ago, and the job losses are unlike any recession in 60 years. Not since the Great Depression have so many Americans been out of work.
And yet, it’s true; there are answers. Here is at least one private-sector developed, contract-ready, economy-boosting, job creating national project that could be implemented without increasing the debt, without incurring unmanaged risk, and at no cost to the taxpayers: the American Flagship project — thousands of self-sustaining good jobs now and into the future.
Construction of America World City in the United States will represent an extraordinary achievement and a potent symbol of the rebuilding of U.S. industrial pre-eminence based on sound commercial market opportunities for an American product. Revolutionary in design, and meeting and surpassing the highest environmental and safety standards, America World City uniquely challenges the competitiveness of U.S. industry, the ingenuity of U.S. technology, the productivity of U.S. labor, and the resourcefulness of U.S. public policy, at all levels. The rewards are as great as the challenge: over 10,000,000 work hours by hundreds of businesses and thousands of Americans in all fifty states; an American Flag on the world’s largest and most versatile passenger ship; and thousands of jobs for an American staff, officers and crew.