Tuesday, October 30, 2012

President Obama on America's Future Workforce

President Barak Obama,  October 29, 2012 on jobs:  

"My target is anybody who is out there, wants to work but doesn't have the skill set to do it. When you look, a lot of those communities are communities of color and we're going to be putting in resources to make sure that we are training those folks up. And, by the way, that's good for America generally. If we don't have black and Hispanic kids who can compete, you know that's the fastest growing population, and that's our future workforce and America will decline economically unless everybody is able to get the opportunities that they deserve."


sidewalk super said...

The demigod always repeats phrases his opponents use in an attempt to lessen the impact of the opponent.

And I am of the opinion that, psychologically, we learn what his weaknesses/problems are by listening to what names he calls the opponent. Illustrating "the best defense is a good offense". He knows his weaknesses but wants you to think they are a fault of the opponent.

And when he adopts the fake southern accent, calls adoring audience "folks", yech! He has a future in entertainment doesn't he? Not as President of the United States!

Frannie said...

Southern accent, black accent, Harvard accent, etc...(just like Hilary--"I ain't noways tired")to accomidate whomever they are speaking to. Fake, fake, fake!

Anonymous said...

If we don't have black and Hispanic kids who can compete, you know that's the fastest growing population, and that's our future workforce

--He doesn't believe what he said. That's why he distanced himself from it..."that's our future workforce", as opposed to "this is our future workforce. Is he also trying to convince us, "you know"?
Order is important...he chose black over hispanic. I'm not certain if that is accurate. Hispanics are the fastest growing workforce, since there are over 38 million illegal immigrants in this country, with the greatest amounts to be from south america.

Lemon said...

Some of my best friends are our future work force. :)

Anonymous said...

Let's ignore for a moment the fact that America is currently declining while those who have skill sets & work experience AND want to work can't find jobs.

I don't know the context of this statement but I take exception to the idea that we "deserve" opportunity. Last I checked I had to work mighty hard for my opportunities in life.

Other than that, yes, by all means we will need a workforce in the future. Our next generation needs not only job skills, but also work ethic and someone to teach them how to MANAGE their money wisely.

Anonymous said...

I take notice when white people are left out of a speech promising to make life better. People are people. There are white people in dire need of jobs, health care and education too. Why is it OK to have programs that address needs based on race?

Vita said...

A video to Watch, it is from 2010 so the stats have changed. It is an eye opener. Perception is your own.

Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs - Updated 2010

The website, that this video is from, https://www.numbersusa.org/
Now throw these Numbers into the equation. Stats 2012 of how many
'American' Adults cannot Read or Write.

U.S. Illiteracy Statistics Data. Percent of U.S. adults who can not read: 14 %
Number of U.S. adults who can not read: 32 Million
Percent of U.S. adults who read below a 5th grade level: 21 %
Percent of prison inmates who can not read: 63 %
Percent of high school graduates who can not read: 19 %
Global Illiteracy
Number of people worldwide who can not read: 774 Million
Percent of the worlds illiterate who are female: 66 %
Previous Stats collected:
The National Adult Literacy Survey concluded from 1990's-2003

Survey endorsed by the National Assessment of Adult Literacy:

Found a total of 21-23 percent or 40-44 million of the 191 million American adults are functioning at the lowest literacy levels.

This is our USA, American adults who have children, and raise their children in functioning illiterate households. When you have this high of an illiteracy rate within the American households, how are children who are attempting to learn, the basic fundamentals of reading, writing to compete in class, with Immigrant children who have a "language barrier".

The immigrant children that do not understand English? They, the non English speaking child to be seated next to the American child who has No one to turn to at home, to aid them with their studies.

This delays learning even further, that our teachers now have to be bi-lingual, or tri, use materials that are printed in who's language? Teacher to be held accountable for ? that they are to do what to break the cycle of illiteracy. When classrooms are to accommodate everyone and offer each student equal attention. How can this be accomplished? If no one is on the same page, let alone cannot communicate with each other. How do you teach a child that comes from a household of generational functioning illiteracy?

The parent to tell them, you do not need that, I get along just fine, follow my footsteps, you too will survive. It doesn't work obviously. Now today, as American students are leaving our schools, dropping out, other children who are no better off within literacy from other countries pouring in.

Present day, children coming in from other countries, that Our Govt is recreating our Public School curriculum's to suit their needs to assimilate, our kids now are pushed further back, teaching is more complicated. The Ratio of Teacher is what 1 to 22 on Average in a classroom. When you have so many failing, add language barriers, and bottom line not much learning going on. How can this be considered anything but what it is, Going to Camp Memorization.
It is not learning, it is learning how to memorize in order to compute, not compete.

As our own drop out, can barely read or write, so many kids today feel as they are of no meaning, no worth. Coming from homes that the parents are not engaged in their children's education. You can always be a laborer? Nope. Can't do that, too many people who are willing and able, and will work for 25 dollars a day.

As these willing to work, come from a place that they once lived on less than 2.00 a day. It doesn't add for a America's Future Workforce does it. Adding more and more impoverished, uneducated people into the USA, it will deplete our infrastructure, as we cannot be " Everyone's Disney" forever.

For our own Children, their children's future somehow leveling, depleting our resources, destroying our already post crumbling infrastructure, if this continues as it is. There won't be any USA left, it too will be a 3rd world country - One Global " jar" of Gumballs. You have to watch the video, the Gumball reference.

Anonymous said...

@Frannie: What is a black accent? lol

Anonymous said...

I have a friend who constantly says "axed" when she means "asked". It's less of an accent and more of a slang. "Yo" instead of "you" and a fake southern drawl on certain words, particularly words at the ends of sentences and ending with the letter "y". Instead of the ee sound its drawn out and becomes ay sound. What's interesting is she uses the slang "axed" constantly but the rest of her speech changes depending on who she is speaking to.

Good ol Conservative said...

Anon: 10/31/12 11:44 AM

Liar, liar, pant on fire !