Speaking of Wisconsin jobs. I have a friend who is a mechanical engineer at Caterpillar. He tells me that if anyone knows a certified welder, let them know that they are begging them to come work there for six figures.
Just passing it on to the Wisconsinites on the board. ;-)
Also, I'm curious what the nuk has to do with this discussion. The company got licensed to keep the plant operating and then immediately went looking for buyers because it's not economical to use nuks for generation with the price of nat gas. If you do look at generation economics, nuclear pretty much turns out to be the most expensive, and it isn't just the regulations. Fuel is expensive...
Simply to note the net loss of jobs, which happened to be mentioned in the article on the dairy.Quote:
Also, I'm curious what the nuk has to do with this discussion.
At some point wasn't nuk-generation a viable energy source? If not, why did we build those plants? Not trying to be a smarta$$; just asking if that was another govt idea that didn't work out.
I recall reading somewhere that welders were also in short supply for pipeline construction. The smart youngsters will forget a Bachelor's degree and go to welding school :-) Had a neighbor who was a welder, and he always made a good living working on expensive machinery. Auto mechanics also can make some good wages. The computers can't do all the diagnosing; especially when it's the computer that breaks!
While he is giving Obama a pat on the rump, it sounds to me like he is preparing for a plunge. Actions speak louder than words.
Some people have principles and stand by them. Just because our population is becoming more liberal doesn't mean I have to believe those values are correct. I'm not accusing you of a lack of principle, but some of yours are obviously not the same as mine. That's the beautiful thing about our country... They don't have to be;)
Frankly my fine man, I don't give a rip either way. I will do what I have to do to survive. Until they put a lock on the gate of my place of employment, I'll keep going to work every day and do the best job possible. I have said many times in life and on here. I worry about the things that I have direct control over. If I have no control over it, I don't worry about it. BTW, I heard that in a church sermon a long time ago and have held to it ever since.