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Old 10-23-2011, 10:57 AM
 
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LOL. Actually this post is exactly what I'm talking about. Thanks for proving my point.

P.S. -I'm not a liberal or a Federal worker.
He probably thinks we're all federal workers and have huge salaries we're trying to justify. Silly. I'm just looking at the bigger picture to see that firing a bunch of people right now in an economy that can't absord them into new jobs (and making highly qualified people suddenly compete against people who really need work in what private sector jobs do exist) is only going to make matters worse.

 
Old 10-23-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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LOL. Actually this post is exactly what I'm talking about. Thanks for proving my point.

P.S. -I'm not a liberal or a Federal worker.
Yeah, right.
 
Old 10-23-2011, 12:52 PM
 
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He probably thinks we're all federal workers and have huge salaries we're trying to justify. Silly. I'm just looking at the bigger picture to see that firing a bunch of people right now in an economy that can't absord them into new jobs (and making highly qualified people suddenly compete against people who really need work in what private sector jobs do exist) is only going to make matters worse.
If they are "highly qualified" then employers would hire them first, right?
 
Old 10-23-2011, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Montgomery Village
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Yeah, right.
Great answer. Plenty of depth. lol.
 
Old 10-23-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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If they are "highly qualified" then employers would hire them first, right?
If there are no jobs, they won't hire them and only force other highly qualified people to not get hired either. Your solutions to the overall unemployment rate fail yet your ideology blocks you from seeing that.

I'm out. I've proven my point, as have the others on here. No need to stay on the merry-go-round.
 
Old 10-23-2011, 02:21 PM
 
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Great answer. Plenty of depth. lol.
What do you want?

I've stated repeatedly my position that federal workers shouldn't be exempt from the national recession and that America is not dependent on but impeded by a massive federal bureaucracy.

Look...there are people who feel that red tape is the social molasses that keeps America in line and others who feel that fiscal responsibility and the meritocracy should rule.

How many different ways do you want me to make that point? Sheesh!
 
Old 10-23-2011, 02:27 PM
 
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If there are no jobs, they won't hire them and only force other highly qualified people to not get hired either. Your solutions to the overall unemployment rate fail yet your ideology blocks you from seeing that.

I'm out. I've proven my point, as have the others on here. No need to stay on the merry-go-round.
In a healthy economy jobs are dependent on demand. No demand, no jobs.

Make work programs by the government would put people to work but at the expense of the balance sheet of the U.S. government because the only way the government can afford anything is to take that money away from productive Americans.

Read ANYTHING about Greece on the news and that should be painfully obvious. Why do you and Paul Krugman insist on trying to push America towards the Greek endgame? Is is some sort of desire to hurt the U.S.?

The only way to fix the economy is to let the imbalances re-balance. If the government keeps getting in the way then how can you expect this recession to end?


Peter Schiff on the Dismal Future of the U.S. Economy - YouTube
 
Old 10-23-2011, 02:57 PM
 
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In a healthy economy jobs are dependent on demand. No demand, no jobs.

Make work programs by the government would put people to work but at the expense of the balance sheet of the U.S. government because the only way the government can afford anything is to take that money away from productive Americans.

Read ANYTHING about Greece on the news and that should be painfully obvious. Why do you and Paul Krugman insist on trying to push America towards the Greek endgame? Is is some sort of desire to hurt the U.S.?

The only way to fix the economy is to let the imbalances re-balance. If the government keeps getting in the way then how can you expect this recession to end?


Peter Schiff on the Dismal Future of the U.S. Economy - YouTube
There's a lot of wisdom in that video.
 
Old 10-23-2011, 03:04 PM
 
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There's a lot of wisdom in that video.
That's really weird. I never would have known that Lou Reed now spends his spare time interviewing right-wing brokerage firm executives at conventions.

Thanks for the heads-up!

Last edited by JEB77; 10-23-2011 at 03:15 PM..
 
Old 10-23-2011, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Montgomery Village
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What do you want?

I've stated repeatedly my position that federal workers shouldn't be exempt from the national recession and that America is not dependent on but impeded by a massive federal bureaucracy.

Look...there are people who feel that red tape is the social molasses that keeps America in line and others who feel that fiscal responsibility and the meritocracy should rule.

How many different ways do you want me to make that point? Sheesh!
Oy. That was a response to you responding to that fact that I said I wasn't a liberal or a Federal worker. Keep up.
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