Alan Keyes on Jobs
American Independent nominee for President; 2004 Republican challenger for IL Senate
The real key to saving the family farm, however, is not economic reform, but a renewed understanding of why the family farm is worth saving in the first place. The family farm is not crucial because we need to have family farms in order to eat. Actually, a consolidated farm system of big agri-businesses could theoretically feed the country. Rather, we need family farm for its indispensable value in sustaining our nation’s strong moral character.
A: We all know that in America these days, your ability to have access to health care depends on whether or not you’re able to get that insurance at your job. So the first thing we need to take care of is to make sure that in areas where Blacks and Hispanics are living, you encourage the kind of entrepreneurship that will create jobs in those areas to give people that foundation of health care access.
A: The most important factor does have something to do with policies that had an impact on race, but it was the disproportionately destructive impact that a lot of government programs had on the moral foundations and family structure in the Black community. You know where a lot of Black men find job opportunities these days? In prison. That reflects the reality that when you allow the family to break down, when you have government regulations that drive the father from the home, you have established the conditions for the upbringing of children to be nonproductive, to be violent, to be turned in directions that will be destructive of their economic future. And I believe the disproportionate impact of these negative things has accounted for a lot of these bad results.
How are you going to keep jobs if you are killing businesses, and how are you going to attract new businesses to Illinois if you won’t address the problem of malpractice insurance rates that are driving doctors out of the state? How are you going to attract businesses to an area where there is not proper medical care?
I think it is obvious that medical care, schools, and things of that nature are a vital part of the business environment. When you take steps to hinder the business environment by putting fees and regulations on businesses and related things, then you’re killing jobs. I think you have to create an environment that is friendly to businesses in order to create jobs.
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