From the Desk of
Michael Blichasz
American Workers' Advocate
Host of the Saturday Variety Program at 11 A.M.
& American Workers Radio, 11 A.M. Wednesdays
860 AM Radio WWDB • Philadelphia, PA
Commentary from Saturday, October 12, 2013


Jobs and Industries, Not More Social Programs!

For hundreds of years, Americans worked hard to support themselves and their families. That was possible because they were able to find jobs in private sector industries, at small businesses or through self-employment. Everyone had something to offer and were able to earn a living.

Today, American workers are in competition with a growing number of workers from around the world. In order for us to return to being a nation of full employment, we have to restore manufacturing in America. As this happens, we will be able to supply a larger portion of the items needed by the American people and at the same time insure that our service related jobs remain vibrant.

For too many years America's leaders spent their time and our money on issues that don't directly promote the well-being of every day Americans. Now it's up to us to contact national leaders and let them know we want them to direct more of their time and our money on incentives that will attract private sector businesses to the U.S.A.

After 30 years of jobs lost to outsourcing, America has become top heavy with service-oriented jobs. It is very good to hear that industries are interested in returning to America, but it is also disappointing that private sector businesses have reported that they can't find enough skilled workers to make a move back to America a profitable experience. In order to change this reality, restoring Industrial Arts classes in all schools needs to be addressed immediately. I urge you to contact your local and state school boards and make sure they know that attracting more industries to America requires educated graduates ready and able to fill one of many new job opportunities.

After seeing what happened to jobs and jobs skills in the U.S.A. during the last 30 years, I'm concerned that many of America's young people will never experience the benefit of working at a full time job where their time and talents will be used and appreciated.

This is Michael Blichasz. I thank you for your suggestions. Tune in to American Workers Radio every Wednesday from 11 A.M. to 12 Noon on 860 AM broadcasting in the Philadelphia area. Now with modern technology our supporters from across the U.S.A. can tune in live or listen to rebroadcasts from our Internet site: AmericanWorkersRadio.com.