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Opinion page editor Rick Holmes and other writers blog about national politics and issues. Holmes & Co. is a Blog for Independent Minds, a place for a free-flowing discussion of policy, news and opinion. This blog is the online cousin of the Opinion ...
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Opinion page editor Rick Holmes and other writers blog about national politics and issues. Holmes & Co. is a Blog for Independent Minds, a place for a free-flowing discussion of policy, news and opinion. This blog is the online cousin of the Opinion section of the MetroWest Daily News in Framingham, Mass. As such, our focus starts there and spreads to include Massachusetts, the nation and the world. Since successful blogs create communities of readers and writers, we hope the \x34& Co.\x34 will also come to include you.
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By Rob Meltzer
Jan. 2, 2014 11:11 a.m.



Most Americans share a common history that their families came to the United States for employment and opportunity not available in the home country. For many Americans, their ancestors overseas were comfortable middle class professionals who chose to accept less attractive employment in the United States simply to be here for the opportunities for a better lifestyle. Our ancestors survived sea voyages in steerage in miserable conditions and at low cost, with the comfort that jobs awaited at the docks.

Well, we now have 1.3 million Americans who are long term unemployed, and all we hear is that they remain unemployed because there are no opportunities for them. I also hear that there are endless jobs available in Bangladesh, China and Vietnam, and that all the containers bringing IPhones to the US are returning to Asia empty. So, I was just thinking….

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