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Old 07-08-2011, 07:22 AM
 
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Wow, I was going to post, I hope the left finnally understands Obamanomics doesn't work. Then I came across this piece of demagoguery, If this is the pervailing view of the Dems, they are finished in 2012.
Neither does expanding Bush's tax cuts, apparently.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:22 AM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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It's not the people themselves but government has to shrink as government revenues shrink.

Just like in the private sector..expand when times are good, contract when times are bad. Government jobs are no different.
And that's understandable, but to be happy about people being laid off (as C.C. seemed to imply) is in poor taste.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:23 AM
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Typical. You realize government workers have families to feed too. They're not better or worse than private sector workers.

Why do conservatives hate government employees?
Because we have far too many of them, they're paid far, far more than they're worth, and they don't deserve to be protected from the effects of the recession any more than private sector workers.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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That was the only good news in the report...
So you consider half a million fewer customers buying goods and services to be a good thing.

Yup, the Republicans are hoping for economic collapse.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:23 AM
 
Location: it depends
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Maybe it's time to realize that the US will never have a sub-8% unemployment rate; maybe 8%+ is the new natural UE rate... like in many European countries.

Over the past 3 years, the country has definitely lost jobs it won't get back unless it gets more competitive in every front (wages, regulatory framework, workers' benefits, corporate tax rate).
Well, sure, we are headed for European-like stagnation because we have embraced European-like regulation and we want European-like taxes. Prepare for a 30% lower standard of living as we "catch up" to Europe.

Or do everything in your power to reverse Obamanomics to restore America.

We already have a Europe. Anyone can catch a flight and go there. Why would we want to duplicate it on this side of the ocean, and lose the only United States the world has?
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Here
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I guess Recovery Summer is in full effect!
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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It becoming painfully obvious that the GOP house victory was a kiss of death to the economy.
Not much they can do when obama and the dems have the WH & Senate. Thank god the GOP has the House to mitigate the ruinous leftist policies of obama.

Another great Recovery Summer for HIS stimulus.

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Why would it be intentional? It makes no sense for a president to sabatoge the economy for political gain.

Still, that is bad news for everyone. This recession is incredible.
Remember, never let a crisis go to waste.

The liberals are ALWAYS looking for opportunities to implement more big government, big taxes, more dependence.

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Maybe it's time to realize that the US will never have a sub-8% unemployment rate; maybe 8%+ is the new natural UE rate... like in many European countries.

Over the past 3 years, the country has definitely lost jobs it won't get back unless it gets more competitive in every front (wages, regulatory framework, workers' benefits, corporate tax rate).
Oh, wouldn't obama and the dems just love to make the argument - that UE @ 8-9% is the new "normal". Won't fly.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Jobs-barely-rise-dashing-rb-264540871.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=main&asset=& ccode= (broken link)

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The government revised April and May payrolls to show 44,000 fewer jobs created than previously reported.
What will this disaster say in his deflection comments today?

This chart;

http://thegatewaypundit.com/wp-conte...bama-worst.jpg
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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But then why did Obama promise to create 5 million new jobs? And why is he expanding NAFTA and trying to destroy the jobs of many American truck drivers?
I was very upset to see that Obama was pushing for this cross-border trucking. Bush was big on this, but the Congress opposed him every step of the way and it never happened. Hopefully, Congress will block this DOT program.

I still don't understand why Obama wants to sign a couple more free trade agreements. Hasn't free trade destroyed enough jobs in this country already.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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So you consider half a million fewer customers buying goods and services to be a good thing.

Yup, the Republicans are hoping for economic collapse.
How do you expect to keep an expanded government work force when your government revenue cannot meet the demands ?

Get realistic here..the US is broke.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:26 AM
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And that's understandable, but to be happy about people being laid off (as C.C. seemed to imply) is in poor taste.
For the most part, these are people who should have lost their jobs 2 years ago, but their jobs were "saved" by the "stimulus". I feel a lot sorrier for the private sector people who have already been out of work for 2 years.
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