Brad Messer Commentary • KTSA • Friday, Feb. 27, 2004


Disappearing Jobs

The loss of American jobs will cost much more than just the lost paychecks.

Low-paying jobs have been exiting across our borders for years. Now higher paying jobs are leaving, too.

Americans have had it so good for so long that good times are what we expect. Some people drive Hummers and buy $800 shower curtains. Foreign workers — who have always been willing to work for less — are now educated enough to also take the better jobs.

As that process continues — and it will — not only will fewer Americans be able to afford big toys, but fewer will have the money for everyday consumer goods.

Disappearing jobs should be a huge issue in the coming presidential election. Long-range job loss is much more terrifying than real-life terrorists.

We're thankful that San Antonio has been adding jobs. You don't have to travel far at all to see what happens to towns after jobs disappear.

Brad Messer— commentary, KTSA.



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