Clearly the whole ball game is in full-time US job creation, at a fair wage, for the 99%.
But with this near-sighted, close-minded, uncompromising, dysfunctional, ineffective US Congress, which while declaring otherwise, clearly legislates only for the 1%, this isn’t going to happen.
Thus the Obama Administration is spot on, when it says it can’t wait for the US Congress. It must take the initiative and act on its own to spur the highly-depressed US job situation.
I think a very wise, very simple, and highly effective step for the Obama Administration to take is to reward companies which increase their US full-time head counts significantly, and also continue to do so.
Also, I think it would be wise for the Obama Administration to reward companies which significantly increase the average pay and the average employee benefit costs of their US full-time employees, and also continue to do so.
Thus, successful companies that share their wealth fairly with their existing and future employees will get special treatment by the US Government. And companies that refuse to help solve the horrible US job and wage depression get no special treatment by the US Government. That is only fair, and clearly the right thing to do.
I can come up with a very long list of wise actions that would substantively reward companies taking these patriotic actions on jobs and fair wages.
One of the many particularly effective steps would be for the US Government to place companies, which significantly increase their US full-time payroll counts, their average pay, and/or their average employee benefit costs, way up the preferential list on the awarding and renewal of US Government Contracts.
And there are so many ways the US Government could reward these companies by fast-tracking so many reasonable requests made by these companies.
Also, the US Government could go out of its way to prudently short-cut prolonged negotiations on various legal issues with these companies.
I also think it would be wise to ask each of the US Cabinet Secretary Heads, as well as other key US Government Employees, to prepare a long list of US Government actions, where US Congressional Action is not needed, which effectively and fairly reward companies that increase significantly their US full-time employee counts, their average pay and their average employee benefits, and continue to do so.
Further, I think the Obama Administration should also simply ask US Corps how they would like to be rewarded if they were to significantly increase their US full-time payroll counts, their average pay, and/or their average employee benefit costs.
Big Corps love thinking about and having open discussions on creative requests like this one. And man are they ever good at coming up with highly effective, very creative rewards that no one has contemplated. This is what they are trained to do well.