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Old 08-20-2010, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Bush=Coolidge Obama= Hoover Palin=FDR?
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Obama, Hoover, Carter & FDR have or will go down in history as our four worst Presidents ever; none of them understood the correlation between taxes, job creation by private individuals and entrepreneurs, and a healthy and vibrant economy.
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Old 10-23-2010, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Obama, Hoover, Carter & FDR have or will go down in history as our four worst Presidents ever; none of them understood the correlation between taxes, job creation by private individuals and entrepreneurs, and a healthy and vibrant economy.
Maybe in your universe. Eight years of insanity and now your pissed. Go figure.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:57 PM
 
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Obama, Hoover, Carter & FDR have or will go down in history as our four worst Presidents ever; none of them understood the correlation between taxes, job creation by private individuals and entrepreneurs, and a healthy and vibrant economy.
Your HIS-STORY. Worst post ever.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:17 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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The analogy is a good one. Hoovers suck and so does Obama.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:24 AM
 
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Obama should have a giant stimulus focused on:
rebuilding aging infrastructure
building a smart grid and funding alternative energy to power the grid
improve our water recycling/conservation efforts

These are three huge things that need to be done, would create tons of jobs, put money in the pocket of workers, stimulate the economy, and make America drastically better for the long term. It would solve long term development problems and reduce oil consumption, as well as alleviate short term employment and economic issues.

If we are going to spend the money, put it in a stimulus focused on those things IMO. Except instead of building dam's (think Hoover dam) for hydro electric, which causes ecological damage, pursue other renewable energy alternatives. And no i'm not talking ethanol, as we must grow more and more corn and it will take land from food production - i'm thinking wind, solar, geo, and nuclear. Cars will go electric eventually we don't need biofuels.

Lastly, and perhaos most importantly, put a ton of money into education spending, we will never be competitive on a world scale without a highly educated work force.

Spend for improvements in the long term, while at the same time putting capital into the economy today.

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Old 11-04-2010, 07:08 PM
 
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You seem to be talking about unemployment, but do you realize that unemployment is more or less an insurance program? Whenever you get a job you pay a small amount into unemployment (usually your employer is doing it for you so you never see it). Putting people to work while they look for a new job would be extremely inefficient and it is only recently that they have extended benefits.

Anyhow, creating a jobs program instead of unemployment benefits (like was done during the depression) would be politically difficult. You would be admitting to structurally high unemployment, I think things would have to get worse before the government would do this.
Do you realize that the money that we've collectively paid into unemployment doesn't even nearly match up to the amount of money we have to collectively pay out for it?
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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Do you realize that the money that we've collectively paid into unemployment doesn't even nearly match up to the amount of money we have to collectively pay out for it?
Yes, but this is because congress has extended the benefits during the current recession, normally the benefits aren't paid with tax dollars.
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