The big question seems to be 'Why can't the U.S.A. produce jobs?
Jaguar's efforts to secure grants is stalled by a traditional hindrance which intrinsically, impede the flow of funds (by way of grants) to small business. Small businesses accounts for the majority of all new jobs. Historically, large companies created a small percentage of new jobs, the exception of course took place during the old smoke stack industry. These facts are well known among journalist and institutions that study and follow job statistics(including the Depart of Labor),yet little has been done to reverse that trend.
A sophisticated bureaucracy that effectively governs tax payers funds(your funds) toward making disbursements to old cronie networks and to fund administrators who distribute funds to organizations that allow the administrators to keep their jobs. The overwhelming theme threatening the administrator's actions is: just say no to new ideas and fund (by way of rubber stamping) existing grants that do not produce. This method has proven politically safe to administrators. Many dare make waves.
What has been the result of this kind of activity?
Here's a case in point. Banks received billions of tax payers funds in bailouts, but never invested our money back into the market, thereby influencing many overall economic restraints, not to speak of the practice among banks resulting in legally questionable foreclosures. Secondly, we blogged earlier about an unaccounted for $50 billion (yes, billion) dollars set aside by congress and the organization it helped create.
Here's the point. Billions of dollars are available to fund plans like Jaguar Express Inc's Economic Stimulus and many other small businesses. If the public want to see that these funds are used wisely toward the development of new jobs, citizens must contact their congressman and post the question: Why can't we fund efforts of small businesses toward the development of new jobs?
This is election time. This is our opportunity to speak out. It has taken eight plus years to produce such a sluggish economy, but we can begin to turn it around with the steering column of our votes.
Do not be distracted by news crafted to distort the issues (the sexual preference of civic leaders and stars arrested for drunk driving) instead, disprove the famous adage of a prominent American industrialist who said, "you can never go broke by underestimating the intelligence of the American public." Distractions work favorably against the people, a technique used successfully for centuries. In some cases this line of distractions represent the purest of Machiavellian strategies.
We now live in the information age. We are empowered to use information readily accessible to us toward casting our vote in the proper direction.