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Old 04-27-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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The way the government can create jobs is to hire people to do the work we have been putting off since the Republicans diverted our resources into War with everyone instead of peaceful development at home.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Firstly the Democrats who controlled the White House, House and Senate and didn't do anything for two years. With the Democrats still in control of the White House and the Senate you ask what the Republicans have done?

Having said the article you linked too is clearly biased and assumes government has to create jobs, you obviously don't understand the conservative point of view if you're going top use that as argument about Republicans not creating jobs. Government can only help or hurt job creation and the the things they list promoted by the Democrats are only more wasteful spending that doesn't attack the root cause of the problem which of course is the government.
What job creating bills did the GOP House pass that would create jobs?

And don't list bills that take away women's rights or allow environmental pollution under the guise of "job creation!"
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:34 AM
 
Location: NH
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Go jojajn! Youve got my vote
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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They have done quite a bit, only to be tabled in the Senate and not even considered for a vote.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:37 AM
 
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What job creating bills did the GOP House pass that would create jobs?

And don't list bills that take away women's rights or allow environmental pollution under the guise of "job creation!"
Well I think you have heard it from conservatives here that it is not the government's job to help create jobs. I hope they use that as a platform for the Presidential race.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:37 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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The way the government can create jobs is to hire people to do the work we have been putting off since the Republicans diverted our resources into War with everyone instead of peaceful development at home.


How do you plan on paying for that boost of government employees?
Tax the rich?
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Lowered taxes on businesses.

No brainer.

That said, it's not the government's job to create jobs. The government can create a business-friendly environment, which Repubs have done, but it's not their job to 'create' jobs.

Always remember that when you complain about businesses who you claim pay 'less' tax than you. How many jobs have you created?
It actually is a "brainer."

Businesses hire employees when the need employees to perform work that they need done -- not because the government lowered their taxes. Right now, businesses are sitting on 203 trillion dollars in savings. What makes you think that lowering their taxes, giving them more money, will suddenly make them invest?

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On the meme that government doesn't create jobs: Government spending is part of GDP and government workers have jobs. Government pays teachers, firemen, policemen, etc., are every bit employed as are privately employed lap-dancers.

Moreover, when government invests in projects, it contracts with companies that hire other employees.

Because of the economic downturn. local governments have been reducing employees. Private job growth is way up and the total numbers are depressed by government reductions.



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Old 04-27-2012, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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Great question.

Answer: Bending over and providing the "full meal deal" to the "job creators"....now if those guys would just pay back...our politicians and right winger working class voters are like high school floozies. Kind of sad. They keep putting out, but those "job creators" still don't love them...
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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They have done quite a bit, only to be tabled in the Senate and not even considered for a vote.
I am getting different opinions from the conservatives on this thread. So some of you are not real conservatives.. You can only have one of the following views and not both - Conservatives are trying to legislate job growth (stymied by Democrats) or it is not the govt.'s job to create jobs. Which is it. It can't be both. You are talking out of both sides of your mouth if you say that it is not our job and with the next sentence say that we are trying?
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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Government spending is part of GDP and government workers have jobs. Government pays teachers, firemen, policemen, etc., are every bit employed as are privately employed lap-dancers.

Moreover, when government invests in projects, it contracts with companies that hire other employees.

Because of the economic downturn. local governments have been reducing employees. Private job growth is way up and the total numbers are depressed by government reductions.




Crazy graph. What's up with that crazy spike in the top graph? Any idea?
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