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Old 12-09-2013, 01:19 PM
 
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Huh, who would have thought that employment was higher during a bubble than during a recovery. When any warm body could earn money by talking about houses. That employment was higher during the start of the largest generation in decades retiring, and steadily lowered the amount of people who are in the workforce.

What is your solution...pressing retirees, homemakers, and students back into full time work against their will?
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:27 PM
 
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"#4 There are 1,148,000 fewer Americans working today than there was in November 2006. Meanwhile, our population has grown by more than 16 million people during that time frame."

Prison Planet.com 37 Reasons Why

"In November 2006, the civilian noninstitutional population was 229,905,000. In November of this year, it was 246,567,000—an increase of 16,662,000 over seven years. In November 2006, the civilian labor force was 152,406,000. This November, it was 155,294,000—an increase of 2,888,000 in seven years.

Thus, while the civilian noninstitutional population has increased by 16,662,000, the labor force has increased by only 2,888,000--and the number of people actually holding jobs has actually decreased by 1,148,000.

This is reflected in the higher unemployment rate the United States is experiencing today. In November 2006, the national unemployment rate was 4.5 percent. This November, it was 7.0 percent.

The unemployment rate would be even higher except that a smaller percentage of the civilian noninstitutional population is participating in the labor force today than was the case seven years ago. - See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/1148000-fewer-americans-have-jobs-today-7-yrs-ago#sthash.9k2dmoj2.dpuf"

From: 1,148,000 Fewer Americans Have Jobs Today Than 7 Yrs Ago | CNS News
In summary, unemployment is higher during a recession than during the bubble that led to the recession. Wow, I learned something new today.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:01 PM
 
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Huh, who would have thought that employment was higher during a bubble than during a recovery. When any warm body could earn money by talking about houses. That employment was higher during the start of the largest generation in decades retiring, and steadily lowered the amount of people who are in the workforce.

What is your solution...pressing retirees, homemakers, and students back into full time work against their will?
Nonono, its not against their will, its just natural economic forces that are empowering these people. By reducing food stamps, setting social security to a lower cost of living increase thats not realistic indicator of how their costs go up, destroying pensions through a variety of ways, and making medicare a voucher program, we are merely empowering these people to make better with their life.

Wow...that was hard to type without smashing my keyboard in rage at the stupidity and shortsightedness of it all, but I got it out.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:38 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Something must have happened back in about September of 2008.
Baby boomers are retiring.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:41 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Baby boomers are retiring.
I'm one of them. Something else significant occurred back in September of 2008.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:52 PM
 
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I'm one of them. Something else significant occurred back in September of 2008.
More significant then the largest depression in modern times, with the additional burden of two unpaid for wars, and massive tax breaks during a time of war?
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:57 PM
 
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Why work when laying around on government handouts gets you far more than working would?

The government gives the lazy much and also allows millions of very impoverished foreigners to come and either grab up jobs or get in on the handouts.
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Why work when laying around on government handouts gets you far more than working would?

The government gives the lazy much and also allows millions of very impoverished foreigners to come and either grab up jobs or get in on the handouts.
And who are those lazy people getting government handouts you are referring to? You guys just love running with this Republican talking point no matter how many times it is proven to be false. .
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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I got so sick of Obama bragging last year about how he created millions of jobs and saved Detroit. Then he gets re-elected, and almost immediately every working American sees their income go down in January thanks to the payroll tax. Obama was still shaking hands while he was stealing your wallet with the other one. lol
What part of temporary reduction did you miss?
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