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Old 03-18-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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A job creating plan some economists have put together.

"To summarize, reforestation and restoration outperforms even the second-most jobs-intense activity analyzed by 74 percent, and conservation exceeds other major jobs alternatives, including especially new highway construction, Wall Street, and conventional energy sources like oil and nuclear."
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:29 PM
 
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What will make or break the Dems in 2010 and 2012 is not health care, its jobs.

"You either need much more presidential leadership than you're getting, or you need more pressure on the president, or you need Congress to lead, or you need all three things," Kuttner said. "Because, otherwise, Obama is going to be a failure."
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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What will make or break the Dems in 2010 and 2012 is not health care, its jobs.

"You either need much more presidential leadership than you're getting, or you need more pressure on the president, or you need Congress to lead, or you need all three things," Kuttner said. "Because, otherwise, Obama is going to be a failure."
you have that correct...

and the dems answer...spend 17 billion taxpayer dollars on a 'JOBS" program that 'might' create 10 jobs
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:46 PM
 
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The US needs to create more green jobs.

Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy Home Page
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:42 PM
 
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Kuttner said it best.

"Obama "is essentially a captive of the Wall Street wing of the party, and until he breaks out of that, we're not going to get the recovery that we need because we're not going to get the policy that we need."

And it is confirmed by the baloney Little Timmy feed the media yesterday.

"U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and other top economic officials in the Obama administration say that, while they expect some improvement this spring, 2010 will probably remain a rough year for Americans looking for work."

And we hear this from the Financial Times.

"In the account given by the Merrill officials, the SEC, the lead regulator, and the New York Federal Reserve were given warnings about Lehman’s balance sheet calculations as far back as March 2008."

Kuttner is right on the money.

Wall Street gets immediate satisfaction within days. Main Street almost 2 years and counting.

They did a good job at preventing another depression but the lousy job performance they showed help create the mess in the 1st place.

Main Street won't be getting jack as long as Wall Street hacks are running the show.
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:48 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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38 Billion dollar jobs bill is estimated to produce 250,000 jobs. You do the math and tell me if that's a deal or not. And these jobs are NOT permanant.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:40 PM
 
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Here are some discussions on how to tackle our jobs situation.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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The US needs to create more green jobs.

Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy Home Page


Agreed.

We need to make our own solar panels, wind turbines, etc. and provide tax credits for companies and individuals that purchase them.

I don't think giving tax cuts for the sake of giving them or giving someone a $1,000 tax credit (whoop tee f-ing doo) will stimulate jobs. Of course Republicans like ANY sort of bill that offers tax cuts, they don't care about the reason, as long as the word "tax cut" is used they are salivating.

We also need to institute tariffs on foreign made goods. Some protectionism is good considering the effects NAFTA, CAFTO, WTO, and other disastrous "free trade" deals have been.
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:34 PM
 
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They just don't make 'em like they used to.

"According to the New York Times, Mrs. Roosevelt "smiling with eagerness as she reached the mine shaft" declined the new pair of overalls provided for her, donned a grey coat and a miner's hard hat, and headed two miles into the mine. For over an hour and a half she discussed wages and working conditions, safety precautions and mining methods with the four hundred miners, black with coal dust, working in the two-mile stretch. (Many believe she was the first woman ever to go underground in Appalachia, defying both an age-old superstition that it brought bad luck for a woman to go into a coal mine and the equally long-held bias against women in the workplace.)"

Contrast that with the "strenuous" filibusters suffered by the Senate.

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"An old fashioned filibuster would really inconvenience ALL the majority senators and the filibustering minority as well. They just didn’t want to suffer that inconvenient. "
We need a new New Deal!
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:22 PM
 
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Read it and weep.

"Here's the surprise: since 2001 we have lost more tech jobs than manufacturing jobs! -- We lost 628,000 tech jobs -26 percent of all jobs displaced by trade- between 2001 and 2008."

So much for highly skilled technical jobs being safe, NOT!
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