Since Year 2000, every candidate running for public office from State Senators to the President of the United States declare that they will support and fund, “Shovel Ready Jobs!” What the “F” Happened to everyday jobs for Americans?
I grew up in a home with a father who owned a construction company. Talk about shovels? I think I understand a few things about shovel projects. This blog will discuss why since 2000, prominent leaders promoted and promised “Shovel Ready” projects as if there were no other kind of employment opportunities for American citizens. Shovel Ready projects – highway, transportation, demolition, new commercial construction, building stadiums, or some other construction that involved a shovel were jobs that most American do not want to do said Presidents George Bush, President Obama, and all of the candidates that ran for office from 2000 to date. Whenever I see a shovel project, all I see are White men overseeing non-English speaking Hispanics on highway or commercial construction projects. Since 2004, things have gotten so bad, Black people that own small businesses that do construction, renovation, landscaping, or something involving a shovel, have started to hire more Hispanics than other minorities. I want to talk about “What the “F” Happened” and why this is.