quote: Our own manufacturers have even moved on, evidence being that they can't find qualified labor emerging from universities, just a sea of liberal-arts majors and not enough 2 year technical grads.
quote: What's Obama going to do, another GM-job, toss them some money, unionize them, and take a huge ownership stake? That's what we need. Government-built computers. They'll sell like hotcakes.
quote: a relative owns a metal fabrication company and can't find enough skilled machinists to hire...at any price. I've heard similar stories about people in the plumbing and HVAC business as well. You can make a mighty fine living in a skilled trade (let alone the potential to own your own business and really rake it in).