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Jobs

What do we do about jobs? Looking for constructive ideas and not a political pissing match. I think we start with our trade policy and then move on to doing away with tax deductions for companies that close plants here and open them overseas. The problem with the stimulus that was passed is that the end of the day the majority of it went to China since they make most of what is sold in this country. I also think we should start worker retraining programs rather than continuing to extend unemployment benefits. Until we get people back to work it won't matter what spending we cut or revenues we increase...the economy will still suck

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Government needs to stop

Government needs to stop inteferring with the invisible hand of supply and demand.  The IHSD will create more jobs.

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I'd like to see this

I'd like to see this invisible hand you keep talking about.

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Unleash the private sector

 

Congress and the administration can encourage lasting job creation by fostering a better business climate instead of the current administrations anti-business approach of wealth redistribution.

Here's a few :

1. Defeat Obama in 2012, and gain more senatorial seats. NOTHING will happen under Obama. He has no plan or solutions. He's a campaigner for democrats, thats all.

2. Repeal Obamacare and its employer mandates.

3. Prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating carbon dioxide emissions.

4. Pass tort reform to reduce merit less lawsuits.

5. Place equitable tariffs on goods coming from China.

6. Permit more domestic energy production, cut the Dept. of Energy by 30%.

7. Significantly reduce spending to avoid the likelihood of significant tax increases.

8. Enforce the immigration laws.

9. Remove able bodied people from the welfare roles and they will do the jobs the illegals are taking.

10. Pass a Flat tax or The Fair Tax. This will increase the number of taxpayers which will subsequently increase government revenues, thus giving businesses the relief they need to hire more employees and increase investment. 

 

 

 

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Looking on the positive side:

Looking on the positive side: soulful is half right.

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pentode wrote:

Looking on the positive side: soulful is half right.

I'm picking up on your psychosis.  I'm liking it.

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glass half full

 

I can dig that :-)

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The route to jobs

Is getting government out of the way....a moritorium on new regulations and a review of all existing ones is a good first step.

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Might that be considered

Might that be considered regulating regulations?

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Yossarian?
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Might that be considered regulating regulations?

 

Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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devil

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Less damaging regulating the regulators than regulating everyone else...

Remember, there is not an activity or thing that is not reguated or taxed...not a one.

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Jobs...Not!

 

 

Jeffery Immelt, CEO of General Electric, was appointed by Obama to head-up his 'job creation' council. Immelt, has told employers across America that thy need to hire more people. Immelt just recently shipped jobs overseas to China to build x-ray equipment. I wonder how the Libs will spin this one?

I guess GE is the exception to the rule when it comes to 'the evil rich' that run the 'evil corporations.'

I know. It's Bushs' fault.

 

 

 

   Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

 

July 27, 2011. Beijing. Workers are celebrating in the streets and thanking America’s Jobs Czar for moving so many high-paying, high tech jobs to their communities today. The only problem is, they are Chinese workers throughout China. Jeff Immelt is not only President Obama’s Jobs Czar, he is also the CEO of General Electric. In addition to being the parent company all the NBC family of broadcasting networks, GE is also one of the largest military contractors in the US.

In 2008, GE CEO Jeff Immelt called China the company’s “second home market”. Today, it might appear the Communist country led by a military dictatorship is General Electric’s new ‘first home’.

In an announcement today, GE said it is moving the company’s headquarters in charge of X-Ray technology to China. In an effort to increase sales to the giant Asian nation, and cut costs in the process, the largest manufacturer of imaging machines in the world is closing its US headquarters after 115 years. Until now, GE’s X-ray business was headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

GE’s Waukesha headquarters currently employs 120 people in its X-ray division. While company spokespeople insist job losses in the US as a result of the move will be limited or non-existent, the company hasn’t yet released the number of new jobs it intends to create in Beijing instead of Wisconsin.

The news is coming as a painful slap in the face by the Obama administration. General Electric’s CEO, Jeff Immelt, is President Obama’s Jobs Czar. Mr. Immelt is the one man in the country whose main focus is supposed to be on created jobs here in America. To find out that the man most responsible for developing a strategy to create domestic jobs and put Americans back to work is instead spending his time devising clever and profitable ways to send American jobs to China is nothing short of insulting to the average American worker.

Almost as shocking as the news reports declaring that the US government has been funding the Taliban during both the Bush and Obama administrations, today’s news strikes at the core of America’s economic dysfunction.

For decades, Americans have been living in two separate and unequal worlds. One half bases their self-worth on the daily closing price of the stock market. The other half bases their success on whether or not there’s any money left over from one paycheck to the next. For them, still having a job next year is bonus enough.

 President Obama’s Jobs Czar, Jeff Immelt, falls into the first category, unfortunately. His definition of an American product is the same as the US auto industry. To the investor class, corporate America and politicians alike, being ‘American Owned’ is more important than being ‘American Made’. President Obama’s choice of Mr. Immelt as his ‘Jobs Czar’ clearly suggests the President shares the same view.

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MAXINE WATERS: Many of them

MAXINE WATERS: Many of them [corporations] are hoarding cash, like the banks are hoarding cash. We want that money in our communities, in our country, stimulating the economy!...I am not a socialist. We want that money. [8/18/11]

She claims she is not a socialist.  She may be telling the truth.  She could be a Marxist.

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Maxine The Mouth
Lamont Sanford wrote:

MAXINE WATERS: Many of them [corporations] are hoarding cash, like the banks are hoarding cash. We want that money in our communities, in our country, stimulating the economy!...I am not a socialist. We want that money. [8/18/11]

She claims she is not a socialist.  She may be telling the truth.  She could be a Marxist.

Oh yes, I forgot about Maxine 'the Mouth' Waters. Remember the deep water oil rupture off the coast of Louisiana?

Maxine advocated, and I quote " If BP doesn't pay..we [the government] should take over ALL the oil companies!"

If she's not a marxist...She is most definitely a bonafide Facist.

Ooops! Maxine Waters is a black congresswoman. I hope thats not misconstrued as being racist. laugh

 

 

 

Check this out:

 Waters: 'The tea party can go straight to hell'

 

 Obviously Maxine is ignoring Obama's "Let's tone down the rhetoric" mantra.

 

 

 

 

 

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0147e1f587aa970b-pi

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) came out swinging against Republicans in Congress on Saturday as she addressed the unemployed during a forum in Inglewood.

The event occurred a day after new statistics were released showing that California's jobless rate last month went up to 12%, from 11.8%.  California now has the second-highest rate of unemployment in the nation, trailing only Nevada at 12.9%, and its jobless rate is well above the U.S. average of 9.1%.

Waters vowed to push Congress to focus on creating more jobs. "I'm not afraid of anybody," said Waters. "This is a tough game. You can't be intimidated. You can't be frightened. And as far as I'm concerned, the 'tea party' can go straight to hell."

More than 1,000 people attended "Kitchen Table Summit," which was designed to give the jobless an opportunity to vent to elected officials and share their struggles about finding a job.

KABC-TV quoted speakers talking about living without medical insurance and surviving paycheck to paycheck.

"Thank God I am healthy because a medical illness would bankrupt me," said Regina Davis of Inglewood.

Congresswomen Laura Richardson and Karen Bass also attended. Several people urged the representatives to push for a national jobs program.

According to the Employment Development Department, California employers added just 4,500 new jobs last month, a steep drop from the revised 30,400 jobs added in June.

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Maxine is a good example of liberal civic responsibility

Yes, Max is a good example of how liberals can't stand civics.  They just tell everybody to go straight to hell.  Not exactly like sending 6 million Jews and Gypsies to the gas chambers but it is a start. 

And liberals automatically blame the radio every time something bad happens.  Go figure.  The radio. 

BTW, I hope Maxine doesn't consider herself anything like MLK.  I mean, sure, MLK was actually a troublemaker, like marching on towns that had no problem with civil rights just to start a riot to get on, "the radio" and so forth.  Oh wait, I've come full circle on liberal civics.  Never mind.

BTW, could somebody explain to me how throwing a fit gets you a spot on the mall?

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Liberals: Insert foot in mouth
Lamont Sanford wrote:

Yes, Max is a good example of how liberals can't stand civics.  They just tell everybody to go straight to hell.  Not exactly like sending 6 million Jews and Gypsies to the gas chambers but it is a start. 

And liberals automatically blame the radio every time something bad happens.  Go figure.  The radio. 

BTW, I hope Maxine doesn't consider herself anything like MLK.  I mean, sure, MLK was actually a troublemaker, like marching on towns that had no problem with civil rights just to start a riot to get on, "the radio" and so forth.  Oh wait, I've come full circle on liberal civics.  Never mind.

BTW, could somebody explain to me how throwing a fit gets you a spot on the mall?

 

Funny as hell! exactly! 

Radio. The ONE, and really the ONLY outlet for Conservative voices and they attack it like they have NO voice whatsoever. Even though they own all the alphabet network news sources that vote left-wing every election. Remember, it was those alphabet networks that voted 89% for B.J. Clinton. TWICE!

It was also these same networks that was worshipping Obama from the onset dubbing him as the 'smartest' and 'most articulate' historical presidential candidate since Lincoln.

As far as the Communist Maxine Waters is concerned, Can we now call her a racist?

According to the Tea Party haters, The Tea Party is ALL white and ALL Republican, which is 100% incorrect. But since they have created this false image of the Tea Party being ALL White, It is only fair to call Maxine Waters a racist for telling ALL white people to "Go to Hell."

I love it when leftists put their foot in their mouth.

 

 

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Well, yes of course she is a

Well, yes of course she is a racist.  What she did was the equivalant of Jimmy the Greek saying everybody in the NAACP and/or LULAC can go straight to Hell.  But Jimmy the Greek didn't do that.  He actually told somebody in a restaurant that black athletes make better athletes after he had a few too many martinis.  It was CBS that fired him for being a racist.  Howard Cossell yelled, "LOOK..AT..THAT..MON-KEY..RUN!" in the heat of the moment and almost lost his career as well.  Even Rush Limbaugh was told he could not buy into a NFL franchise because he was a bigot.  Even though there is not one shred of evidence liberals will still insist on acting like what they conceived of Joseph McCarthy.  Actually, McCarthy did find communists working within the Truman Adminstration, but that is beside the point as far as liberals are concerned.  Nobody, and I mean nobody, not even McCarthy, is going to get away with using liberal tactics like McCarthism.    Not to be confused with "Classic Liberalism".  Liberals will have to look that one up.  Tee hee!  A lesson on civics.

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