I have but one question that emphasizes this point.....all the people who were gainfully employed prior to 12/2007 had skills that fit then and still fit a healthy economy today.......why are they not gainfully employed? It's not because of a mythical 'skills gap', it is because our leadership never addresses the 'REAL' crisis of jobs, jobs, jobs in 2009-2014 but instead RAN from it! They never created the jobs in manufacturing, construction, or the services that support these segments (which can be 4-7x the direct jobs created) even when we knew exactly what to do any hundreds of leaders like myself told them face to face what needed to be done and laid out the solutions in detail. Instead they drove divisive issues that placed an insurmountable wedge between Americans of both parties instead of bringing us together over a crisis of jobs that ALL Americans saw as the REAL CRISIS!
True leaders run towards the real crisis and bring the rest of us together to work to successfully over come it!