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Instead of bailing auto companies, would it be better to fund higher education to prepare workers for new jobs?

We compete in a global economy and need an educated workforce to fill the knowledge based jobs of the 21st century. Workers need to get retrained for these jobs rather than thinking there is a future in low skilled factory employment. I live in Michigan. We have some very high-level research universities which can supply the highly skilled workers needed to compete in the global economy. Dropping out of school and getting a high paying factory job will no longer work.

Asked By: don1862 - 2/27/2009
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What about all the designers, engineers, executives, researchers, etc. that work for the auto companies? Not everyone at GM actually assembles the cars, you know.
Answered By: Kirch - 2/27/2009
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Well your argument makes sense. But without the auto companies - there would be a tremendous loss of jobs as well. If these companies go out of business we would also have to import all of our vehicles. Plus when people graduate where would they work?
Answered By: Ashes - 2/27/2009
 
Honestly: I think that the $$ used for the bailing out all of these auto companies is useless..... Unless of course the companies getting these so-called "bail-outs" can commit to creating jobs for those people who no longer have jobs due to the dip in our economy. Otherwise, It is completely useless to take taxpayer's... More
Answered By: JMA - 2/27/2009
 
I will show you people with doctorate degrees and no full time job... More
Answered By: Lily - 2/28/2009
 
If there are no jobs to go to, more education will not help... More
Answered By: chuckles951 - 2/28/2009
 
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