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Electrical Safety In A Bad Economy

In the June issue of EC&M, the magazine of electrical design, construction, and maintenance, on page 18 an article is entitled Safety Patrol. The article talks about how OSHA is cracking down on violators to discourage employers from cutting corners or underfunding safety programs. Why the change? Simple, it’s the economy. From the crazy political decisions made and still being made by the current politicians, the economy isn’t getting any better.

Over the past 10 years, the private sector has added 1% to the total number of new jobs. Government on the other hand has added 15% to the number of new jobs. How does that affect electrical contractors, electricians, small business, home owners, and everyone else? With a more aggressive big government that has morphed into an enormous government, there isn’t enough money in the economy to pay for this bloated tax absorbing monstrosity that lays a heavy and oppressive hand on individuals and companies, both large and small.

Employment is bad, with an official unemployment rate of 9.2%, it’s really double that if not triple that if you count short hours and short weeks and what is now called under-employment. The high cost of gasoline is also very oppressive to the electrical contractor, the electricians that drives to a job, and everyone other driver and consumer I the country. With a government that looks upon the oil industry being the bad guy, the current politicians, both elected and unelected like EPA rule makes, have cancelled hundreds of oil leases in the gulf and on land. The USA is spending billions of dollars per day t buy foreign oil, sending our money and otherwise out jobs to overseas oil lands,…

What the solution? Pretty simple, common sense is the answer. Electing politicians that will make practical decisions for the consumer and business that will help our people and our economy that will automatically stimulate the economy, stimulate job creation, and not send jobs overseas. It really matters who we vote for,… So with the bad economy, this is why we are seeing people taking cheap short cuts that are compromising safety.

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Electrical Safety In A Bad Economy

In the June issue of EC&M, the magazine of electrical design, construction, and maintenance, on page 18 an article is entitled Safety Patrol. The article talks about how OSHA is cracking down on violators to discourage employers from cutting corners or underfunding safety programs. Why the change? Simple, it’s the economy. From the crazy political decisions made and still being made by the current politicians, the economy isn’t getting any better.

Over the past 10 years, the private sector has added 1% to the total number of new jobs. Government on the other hand has added 15% to the number of new jobs. How does that affect electrical contractors, electricians, small business, home owners, and everyone else? With a more aggressive big government that has morphed into an enormous government, there isn’t enough money in the economy to pay for this bloated tax absorbing monstrosity that lays a heavy and oppressive hand on individuals and companies, both large and small.

Employment is bad, with an official unemployment rate of 9.2%, it’s really double that if not triple that if you count short hours and short weeks and what is now called under-employment. The high cost of gasoline is also very oppressive to the electrical contractor, the electricians that drives to a job, and everyone other driver and consumer I the country. With a government that looks upon the oil industry being the bad guy, the current politicians, both elected and unelected like EPA rule makes, have cancelled hundreds of oil leases in the gulf and on land. The USA is spending billions of dollars per day t buy foreign oil, sending our money and otherwise out jobs to overseas oil lands,…

What the solution? Pretty simple, common sense is the answer. Electing politicians that will make practical decisions for the consumer and business that will help our people and our economy that will automatically stimulate the economy, stimulate job creation, and not send jobs overseas. It really matters who we vote for,… So with the bad economy, this is why we are seeing people taking cheap short cuts that are compromising safety.

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