In response to "Science jobs fade amid call for more" (July 9, Page A-1): I sympathize with the people featured in this article. Earlier this year, I received my B.S. degree in chemistry with a biology minor, and am looking feverishly for a job in this area that fits my qualifications. I can't even get my foot in the door at most places since the economy is so tight.
The article mentions the fact that President Barack Obama called for universities to increase the number of science degree recipients, yet there are too few opportunities for so many scientists. Unfortunately, companies that hire scientists don't have much incentive to hire in the United States as it is, and Obama and Gov. Jerry Brown want to slap higher taxes on the rich (i.e. job suppliers). Despite what Obama says, the private sector isn't "doing fine."
We need to give businesses and CEOs economic incentives to set up shop and hire unemployed people in America, and relax regulations imposed on businesses. Higher taxes and stringent regulations are enormous steps backward economically. Please carefully consider who you vote for in November. Facebook users, please search "Recall Governor Brown" on Facebook, and "like" if you agree.