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02:06 PM on 06/22/2011
Reid and the Democrats still don't get it...The Government doesn't create jobs, they just spend more money, we don't have, trying to act as though they are doing something...Obama's Trillion Dollar Stimulus bill created no "shovel ready" jobs, and even he admitted to that. The best way for the Obama Regime to create jobs is cut corporate tax, cut bureaucratic red tap regulations and cancel Obamacare so the companies can plan ahead...
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dcflush
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02:58 PM on 06/22/2011
Wrong. On many many occasions throughout our Nations history, our government has invested in private industry to help create jobs. In times of recession it has become a PROVEN method to bridge the gap to recovery and in fact it helps spur economic growth.

Corporations have trillions. They still aren't hiring. Economics 101: A business hires because of demand. They DON'T hire simply because they get more money (i.e. a tax cut).
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stopthemadness69
We The People or We The Corporations?
03:01 PM on 06/22/2011
Really? So all the people who went to work on road projects paid for with the stimulus, weren't really working and getting paid and therefore paying their bills and contributing to society? It was 800 billion not a trillion and only 1/3 of it was for infrastructure. 1/3 tax cuts. 1/3 infrastucture. 1/3 aid to states for teachers and firefighters and nurses and healthcare for the poor. There were 6 shovel ready road projects in my city funded by the stimulus, that I saw.
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profitforless
6 and 20 thousand years
01:55 PM on 06/22/2011
It is really easy to get the GOP to stop fretting about the debt & deficit . . . just elect them. They will instantly forget about it once they are in power.
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John Zehnder
Trolling the trolls!!!
03:33 PM on 06/22/2011
So true, it only became a problem once they got ousted from power in 08.
01:47 PM on 06/22/2011
FUNNY HOW REID PUSHED FOR OBAMACARE. NOW MEDICARE WON'T PAY FOR A PSA TEST, YET THEY WILL PAY FOR ABORTIONS AND VIAGRA. WOW WHAT A HEALTHCARE PLAN
02:12 PM on 06/22/2011
Yes, and a little known insert now coming to light in Obamacare, says there will be more middle class people on Medicaid, the free Government run Program...About 3 million more, and guess who will pay for those extra people. Yep, the taxpayers.
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stopthemadness69
We The People or We The Corporations?
03:08 PM on 06/22/2011
Did you know that those 3 million are early retirees age 62 and over who are on SS but not yet old enough for medicare? Does it matter to you that these seniors normally have no health care options between early retirement and medicare? My mother in law died from ovarian cancer as an early retiree. She retired early to care for her ailing mom and then got sick herself. At 62 she was too young for medicare, yet too well off for medicaid and no one would sell her a private policy due to pre-existing conditions common to people in their 60's. She went back to work after months of trying to find coverage, then she had to wait 6 months for the new insurance to kick in. When she finally got to see a doctor we found out she had ovarian cancer and in the almost year it took her to get to a doctor it had spread beyond treatment, although we still tried everything it was just too late and she died. This little glitch could have saved her life or at the very least given her more time with her family.
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dragonladywaltham
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02:12 PM on 06/22/2011
Another Beck University grad?
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Grannysue
Been around for awhile!
01:37 PM on 06/22/2011
Gee they just thought of this, you think the GOPERS are interested in jobs, nada, they have only two interests making Obama a one term president, and screwing over the middle class and elderly even more then they already have.
02:16 PM on 06/22/2011
Obama is doing a pretty darn good job on all three of those prospects...One term, screwing the middle class with more taxes and screwing the elderly with his Obamacare death panels.
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rusty apache
Don't blame ME. I voted against the Multinationals
06:12 PM on 06/22/2011
More Death Panels? Really. You need to wake up to reality. That BS has been seriously debunked already, and here you come with the same tired out line. I find it really sad what our beloved republic has come to thanks to meanies like you!
06:42 PM on 06/22/2011
You idiot get your facts right, he signed in two tax cut's right away, and death panels? What do you work for Fox Noise or what, death panel? Oh this is really Sarah Palin, you should check out what the Pres has gotten done even with no help or cooperation from the party of no. A lot more then you think.
02:38 PM on 06/22/2011
So the government is the creator of jobs, you guys should start supporting businesses that create sustainable jobs instead of this bills that set aside money for people to work 6 months and then the money dries up. Only the private industry can create jobs and as an employer I am planning for the worst case scenario and staying lean so I can keep my current employees on staff. Any expansion would mean going into debt with banks and I am not doing that to create a couple jobs. We business owners are the enemies until you need us.
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stopthemadness69
We The People or We The Corporations?
03:10 PM on 06/22/2011
Not business owners, the top earners who have not used 10 years of tax cuts to create all of those promised jobs.
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Ldyforce6
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04:42 PM on 06/22/2011
Question...how many jobs do you think are lost in the PRIVATE sector for every PUBLIC sector job that is lost?

When the government helps to keep teachers, police and fire people in their jobs, how many jobs does that save at the bank, the movie theater, the restaurants, Walmart even?

Private industry doesn't produce jobs unless there is a demand for their product or services...no jobs for others...no need for the company to exist.

I have this discussion with the people in our company as one begins to believe that they are more important than anyone else....I call it the "Lion King Circle of Life". If they don't produce a product for our clients, I have nothing to bill and we are out of business. If I don't pay the employees, or bill the clients or pay the suppliers...they might as well not bother to do the work. If our estimators don't go out and get the work...there is no need for the workers or for myself.

It is a BIG circle when it comes to what industry needs the other more...private sector does not want to do, nor are they able to do at a profit, most of what is the "commons" needed for an industrial society (roads, police, fire and, even education) but without the private industry we can't pay for the public services.