Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 | 2:02 a.m.
Recent letters to the editor in the Sun regarding employment in United States miss the mark.
Manufacturers need reasonably priced energy to produce their goods, a well-educated employment pool and a competitive corporate tax environment. Regulations that are easy to understand and comply with are crucial. These things were available in the days that Cesar Lumba talks about in his Jan. 9 letter, “Give power to the American worker.”
Manufacturers prefer to produce goods in the U.S., where it’s easier to oversee production and quality control as well as eliminate expensive shipping costs. Most politicians are lawyers, not businesspeople, and do not understand the economic metrics necessary for job creation.
The only system that has ever produced the ability for anyone, regardless of social stature, to become an entrepreneur is unfettered capitalism. The system allows anyone with a dream to be rewarded for risk, hard work and brilliant ideas.
Those risk takers are also job creators. If these conditions were allowed to return, our economy would flourish, resulting in low unemployment and low prices.
Our job is to elect politicians who will work to create the conditions where welfare payments and unemployment compensation are the temporary exception rather than the long-term rule.