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Old 04-27-2012, 09:46 AM
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Crazy graph. What's up with that crazy spike in the top graph? Any idea?
Probably hiring a bunch of temporary census workers.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Crazy graph. What's up with that crazy spike in the top graph? Any idea?
Census workers -- temporary.

We see that every ten years:



What is enlightening about this graph is how it undercuts the right-wing claim that Obama has expanded government. We have fewer government workers than 30 years ago, with a larger population.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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How do you plan on paying for that boost of government employees?
Tax the rich?
Sure. Why not? All they are doing now is investing in various assets and putting their money off shore. They don't believe in the American worker. The government does. Simple arithmetic. More federal jobs=more domestic demand=stronger economy. Tax cuts for the rich=a few jobs, maybe, if they cannot get them cheaper elsewhere=more money sloshing around Wall Street to fund speculative bubbles=more money to buy lobbyists, fund self-serving, partisan pseudoscience, and fund right wing demagogues=lower taxes for the rich=lather, rinse, repeat.

I think the government jobs would do more for the economy than the Bush Tax Cuts.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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Amazing, how the RWers categorize "jobs bills"
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Are you kidding?

These bills?

-The bill would amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)

-The bill would strip the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of its ability to use the Clean Air Act

-H.J. Res 37 would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from imposing net neutrality regulations on Internet providers

-The bill would amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act

- amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

-The bill would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from ordering any employer to close, relocate or transfer employment under any circumstance.

-The TRAIN Act would establish an 11-member committee, chaired by the Department of Commerce, to analyze the impacts of a number of major Environment Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.

-The bill would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations

-The bill would help to curtail the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Boiler MACT regulations on boilers and industrial incinerators.

-The bill would prohibit the EPA from regulating coal ash as a toxic waste in any state



These are their idea of jobs bills?

They obviously have no interest in leaving an non-toxic America to our children. Perhaps the jobs come in in health care later on to deal with the cancers, genetic deformities, and diseases.
It's amazing that the LWNJ, think those are the only bills that reid has tabled, that's what's amazing.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:48 AM
 
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Census workers -- temporary.

We see that every ten years:

Oh yeah. Thanks.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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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.
Uh...............HELLO! Those wonderful folks fighting are WORKING. It's a job. They're earning money. Are YOU (or the hideous democrats) going to give them jobs as they return home?

Lord have mercy!
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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This thread, right here, exemplifies the single largest difference between the left and the right. The left wants to see some 'jobs bill' or government having a hand in 'job creation'. The right contends that government is nothing more than an impediment to creating jobs. So, no, you won't see a "jobs bill" from Conservatives. Why? Because it's not the government's place to create jobs. If you point to a Republican sponsored "jobs bill", then that makes it easier to figure out which Republicans aren't actually conservative. I don't know why this is so hard to understand. Private sector is the key to job creation, not the government.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:02 AM
 
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Uh...............HELLO! Those wonderful folks fighting are WORKING. It's a job. They're earning money. Are YOU (or the hideous democrats) going to give them jobs as they return home?

Lord have mercy!
Take the money out of foreign wars, which do nothing to help Americans and put money into infrastructure repairs which do create jobs and will benefit americans.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Uh...............HELLO! Those wonderful folks fighting are WORKING. It's a job. They're earning money. Are YOU (or the hideous democrats) going to give them jobs as they return home?

Lord have mercy!
I think GregW is saying, and forgive me if I am wrong, but instead of using taxpayer money to destroy something and kill someone, that money can be invested at home -- on modern infrastructure or higher education, so our nation can compete better in the world. In other words, spending taxpayer money productively is better than spending it for destruction.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:04 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!"
Why do you think it is the government's role to create jobs? Republicans have fought for lower taxes which frees investment and R&D money which leads to economic growth, which then leads to sustainable jobs. So let me ask you this: what would you rather see, forced, temporary jobs through a government sponsored bill, or a healthy economic environment in which people can create their own jobs?

And as a side note, can you name a single bill proposed that 'takes away women's rights'?
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