The only way the government could create jobs, outside of expanding government agencies, would be to make outsourcing illegal, or to make laws banning the use of robotics in manufacturing plants as well as the ability to shop online.
The government can't just pull jobs out of a job bag that its been hiding for the last 4 years. We have 40 years worth of changes all converging at this point in time. The only way this could have been avoided is if we halted the evolution of technology. I can't stand how people can't understand that there are millions upon millions of jobs that haven't been lost (lost implies they can be found again), but are no longer in existence. The chance to work them again is not an option, even under the best economic conditions. We are in a situation that honestly, I don't think anyone has the slightest clue how to get out of. Every politician in the country is just saying what they think the people would like to hear. You could say look at history for a fix, or predict what courses of action will produce what results, but even that's just a best guess with hope at its heart. A fix to this crisis is not riding on the back of just the United States. It needs a global solution.
Instead of arguing back and forth, I don't get why simple actions aren't being taken. Can anyone in this country honestly say that offering incentives to US companies that outsource is a good thing? Does that make any sense whatsoever? Of course it fucking doesn't! But then arises the problem of how Americans will be able to afford products that are now made in the US. Many families struggle to dress their kids as it is. It's become a world wide problem that (in my opinion) can't be outdone. America is no longer the magical place that everyone thought it was. America is no longer the best at everything. America has fallen victim to change just as so many other countries, nations, groups of people, and species have over time. You know what, that's the reality, shit happens over time. Sure it sucks, but like nature, adaptations don't happen immediately. They take time. They take trial runs. They require success and failures. The world as a whole is being forced to evolve on a scale never seen before, not just America. The world will work itself out. Whether or not it will get America back to where it was remains to be seen. I don't think so. It obviously was a model that may have worked great at one time, but is not good for the world today.
America is like a bad ass dinosaur (not a t-rex, contrary to what Jurassic Park depicted, they were actually just pussy scavengers that happened to be really big). We were big, were strong and we were fearless. Nothing wanted to fuck with us, and we were able to go out and do whatever the fuck we wanted without the worry of getting injured or killed. Then one day a meteor (Technology, globalization, and the internet) hit. All of a sudden we started getting weak because we couldn't sustain our body's (country's) requirements with just the small critters that were left (jobs and ways to generate revenue). Eventually our size got the best of us. We got too big, too quick, and had no back up plan. We failed.
I don't know where I was trying to go with that, but really epic music was playing in my head as I was coming up with it so I had to keep going