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    Re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Ontologuy View Post
    Well, I'm right there with you on your last line here.

    I guess what concerns me is that that finite number of maximum potential jobs in the U.S. is considerably less than it would have been now had not so many jobs, especially those jobs of what came to be termed "sub-primers", disappeared overseas and the like.

    We do need to get centered on the right track again.
    The number of jobs available is certainly not finite.

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    Re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    I heard a news report today that said job growth would have to be 250,000 per month for the next five years to get unemployment in the US down to 5%.

    The stock market dropped sharply after that report was was released.
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    Re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    By the time of 2015 there will be more than the number that are jobless now probably half the nation.

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    Re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    No.

    The government needs to get out of the way. The government needs to stop passing laws designed to create jobs. The government needs to stop the uncertainty.

    Bottom line...it's not the government's job to do ANYTHING about increasing jobs.
    Laughable, the government investing in projects and policies that add to the workforce doesn't in any way prevent the private sector from doing the same. History has proven the crowding out theory to be absolute tripe, especially pertaining to recessionary periods.

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    Re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    Laughable, the government investing in projects and policies that add to the workforce doesn't in any way prevent the private sector from doing the same. History has proven the crowding out theory to be absolute tripe, especially pertaining to recessionary periods.
    And just whose money is the government "investing" ?



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    Re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    And just whose money is the government "investing" ?


    Tax revenue, along with other sources. That's kind of the point though, in recessionary periods, the government plays an important role in investing in sectors they deem worthy in order to kickstart growth in the absence of private investment and consumer activity. In healthy economic periods, that role is much less critical, and revenue can be used for paying down the debt.

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    Re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    When I hear the code word 'uncertainty' I think of business, wealthy, corporations, and market managers really saying, give us what we want and we will get back in the game. Money is being held back, not because a worry over taxes, or new regulations on liquidity, but rather as a lever in the debate.

    Productivity is pretty much maxed out so adding to the work force is the next logical step but a great dance is being done prior to the election.

    After the train wreck that got us here I would think most would be happy it is a positive number, but then again it is an election year.

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    Re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    Tax revenue, along with other sources. That's kind of the point though, in recessionary periods, the government plays an important role in investing in sectors they deem worthy in order to kickstart growth in the absence of private investment and consumer activity. In healthy economic periods, that role is much less critical, and revenue can be used for paying down the debt.
    Jezzuz!!

    You are just FULL of buzz words, eh?

    Investing - More government spending...of money we don't have. That's REAL smart, eh?

    They deem worthy - The government has no right or responsibility to deem ANYTHING worthy. Government should treat all citizens, businesses and sectors as equal. No favorites.

    Kickstart growth - The only way government can kickstart growth is by leaving the economy alone. Keep its fingers out of the pie.

    Revenue can be used to pay down the debt - LOL!!! This is TOO funny!! When did the government EVER pay down the debt?

    Damn...people who think the government is the answer are pathetic!
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    Re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    Tax revenue, along with other sources. That's kind of the point though, in recessionary periods, the government plays an important role in investing in sectors they deem worthy in order to kickstart growth in the absence of private investment and consumer activity. In healthy economic periods, that role is much less critical, and revenue can be used for paying down the debt.

    Bailing out GM and Wall Street has not helped pay down the national debt. Neither did investing in the likes of Solyndra.
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    Re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    When I hear the code word 'uncertainty' I think of business, wealthy, corporations, and market managers really saying, give us what we want and we will get back in the game. Money is being held back, not because a worry over taxes, or new regulations on liquidity, but rather as a lever in the debate.

    Productivity is pretty much maxed out so adding to the work force is the next logical step but a great dance is being done prior to the election.

    After the train wreck that got us here I would think most would be happy it is a positive number, but then again it is an election year.
    The uncertainty has been in effect since Obama and his liberal buddies had a lock on the government...when there was no consideration of elections.

    I'd say your contention is balderdash.
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