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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by treedancer View Post
    Right you are.Cuts in expenses along with a tax increase will do the job.Wonder why congress don't think of that.
    Increasing tax revenues is important, and how to do that is a complex issue. It's not as easy as just raising tax rates.

    Cutting expenses is easy in theory, but politically difficult. How much would you cut and from what programs?

    The kinds of things I would do would get me shot, at worst, or voted out of office at best. I think the real solutions out there are extremely unpopular, even and especially with voters.
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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Increasing tax revenues is important, and how to do that is a complex issue. It's not as easy as just raising tax rates.

    Cutting expenses is easy in theory, but politically difficult. How much would you cut and from what programs?

    The kinds of things I would do would get me shot, at worst, or voted out of office at best. I think the real solutions out there are extremely unpopular, even and especially with voters.
    WELL!! Its good of you to ask.We start by closing about half of our military bases in Europe while letting the bush tax cuts expire and go from there.
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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by treedancer View Post
    WELL!! Its good of you to ask.We start by closing about half of our military bases in Europe while letting the bush tax cuts expire and go from there.
    How about the government stop stifling private sector job creation and see what happens, first?

    If everyone is working and making money, they won't pay any attention to tax increases and the job market will be able to absorb all those discharged military personel who are in the civilian world looking for a job.

    Wait...your're right...that would make way too much sense.
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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by treedancer View Post
    WELL!! Its good of you to ask.We start by closing about half of our military bases in Europe while letting the bush tax cuts expire and go from there.
    You're not also concerned about the unfunded nature of Medicare looking forward?

    You wouldn't change anything about Social Security, income security programs, Medicaid, etc.?

    Personally I feel the concern about unfunded liabilities is pretty well founded, and there is no doubt in my mind that Defense, while bloated and desperately needing to be cut, will be enough to compensate for the funding problems in our massive and growing entitlement programs.

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
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    It doesn't do what you think, because it shows the trend reversing just as Obama took office -- i.e., before Obama had done anything to affect it.
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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How about the government stop stifling private sector job creation and see what happens, first?

    If everyone is working and making money, they won't pay any attention to tax increases and the job market will be able to absorb all those discharged military personel who are in the civilian world looking for a job.

    Wait...your're right...that would make way too much sense.
    Can you articulate specifically how the government is stifling business and provide evidence to support it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    It doesn't do what you think, because it shows the trend reversing just as Obama took office -- i.e., before Obama had done anything to affect it.
    Almost as if the president is not personally responsible for everything that occurs in an economy as large as ours!
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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    It doesn't do what you think, because it shows the trend reversing just as Obama took office -- i.e., before Obama had done anything to affect it.
    Yeah, but Obama is so awesome, his mere presence caused things to start improving.
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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Can you articulate specifically how the government is stifling business and provide evidence to support it?
    The drilling moratorium.

    Obamacare.

    Dodd-Frank Act.

    Threats of raising taxes on corporations.

    Constant threats of more government regulations that will create more overhead for corporations.

    Basically, creating an unsure envrionment that kills confidence in the private sector and causes business owners and operators to be wary about expanding, spending money.
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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The drilling moratorium.

    Obamacare.

    Dodd-Frank Act.

    Threats of raising taxes on corporations.

    Constant threats of more government regulations that will create more overhead for corporations.

    Basically, creating an unsure envrionment that kills confidence in the private sector and causes business owners and operators to be wary about expanding, spending money.
    60 deepwater drilling permits were issued for the Gulf of Mexico last November.

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How about the government stop stifling private sector job creation and see what happens, first?
    WTF are you talking about now? The private sector has added 3.7 million jobs since 2010.

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