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Old 09-20-2011, 11:07 PM
 
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Private sector job growth was almost non-existent over the past ten years. Take a look at this horrifying chart:

A Lost Decade for Jobs - BusinessWeek


Thankfully, we had The Bush Tax Cuts to give us this marvelous result.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:12 PM
 
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Private sector job growth was almost non-existent over the past ten years. Take a look at this horrifying chart:

A Lost Decade for Jobs - BusinessWeek


Thankfully, we had The Bush Tax Cuts to give us this marvelous result.
No, this is Obama's job plan. If you don't like it vote for change.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:25 PM
 
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Default look at the charts and read the text

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Private sector job growth was almost non-existent over the past ten years. Take a look at this horrifying chart:

A Lost Decade for Jobs - BusinessWeek


Thankfully, we had the public parasite sector job growth to give us this marvelous result.
There you go little fella, fixed it for ya!

Oh, and one other thing happened about ten years ago. Can you guess what that might have been?
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:03 AM
 
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"Thank you, your Holiness. Awesome speech." --George W. Bush, to Pope Benedict, Washington, D.C., April 15, 2008
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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There you go little fella, fixed it for ya!

Oh, and one other thing happened about ten years ago. Can you guess what that might have been?
Ok, I'll take the bait. Enlighten us. What happened
a decade ago that killed all the jobs ?
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:24 AM
 
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Private sector job growth was almost non-existent over the past ten years. Take a look at this horrifying chart:

A Lost Decade for Jobs - BusinessWeek


Thankfully, we had The Bush Tax Cuts to give us this marvelous result.

The China Trade Act of 2000 was endorsed by President Bill Clinton in an effort to open up the one billion plus Chinese population to U.S. manufacturers and big business.

The gap between U.S. imports from China and what it sold to the country rose to $273.1bn last year (2010), the largest trade imbalance the U.S. has ever recorded with a single country. While U.S. exports to China grew by a third last year to an all-time high of $91.9bn, imports worth $364.9bn travelled in the other direction, an increase of 23.1%. Guardian


PressTV - Quick Facts: US-China Trade


President Clinton pleaded with hundreds of business leaders around the country yesterday to lobby Congress to pass the bitterly disputed North American Free Trade Agreement.

Opening the final, two-week crusade to get NAFTA approved by the House on Nov. 17, Clinton spoke at a televised "town hall" meeting sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce


Clinton Urges Executives To Lobby For Nafta Campaigning Hard, He Predicted A Narrow Victory. A Powerful Democrat Yesterday Declared His Opposition. - Philly.com



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Old 09-21-2011, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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No, this is Obama's job plan. If you don't like it vote for change.
Wow, you are not even waiting for the job plan to be passed to blame stuff that has been going on for a decade on it.

Are you really so delusional this sort of thing is required for your world view to make you happy?
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Bill Clinton was never more than an opportunist available to the highest bidder. I do not, and never did, consider him to be a Democrat. I blame him and the corporations that paid him for both of these hideously destructive arrangements. “Free” trade is never free to those that lose their jobs.

We desperately need to replace these with a set of countervailing tariffs that would eliminate any profit from sending jobs overseas. The rates would be set to eliminate any advantage created by lower wages, government subsidy, import tariffs on American goods, lax environmental standards and lower worker safety standards. When the importers met all these conditions the tariff would be eliminated unless American jobs were threatened.

This is what a Populist Party should be proposing.
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:21 AM
 
Location: San Angelo, TX
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Old-technology jobs that were lost in the US over the last twenty years are never coming back. What will happen is that over the next twenty years new workers will be at jobs in technologies that will be invented along the way. The jobs that are available now (needing highly trained people) are in health care, engineering, and the computer sciences; and (needing specific training) transportation, the trades (plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc.), and consumer services.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:28 AM
 
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Bill Clinton was never more than an opportunist available to the highest bidder. I do not, and never did, consider him to be a Democrat. I blame him and the corporations that paid him for both of these hideously destructive arrangements. “Free” trade is never free to those that lose their jobs.

We desperately need to replace these with a set of countervailing tariffs that would eliminate any profit from sending jobs overseas. The rates would be set to eliminate any advantage created by lower wages, government subsidy, import tariffs on American goods, lax environmental standards and lower worker safety standards. When the importers met all these conditions the tariff would be eliminated unless American jobs were threatened.

This is what a Populist Party should be proposing.


Didn't Obama promise to renegotiate NAFTA?
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