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Thread: Labor Department spent $500G in stimulus on green-job ad blitz on Olbermann, Maddow

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    Re: Labor Department spent $500G in stimulus on green-job ad blitz on Olbermann, Madd

    I'm going to pop in for a moment and say that I do believe that this was probably pointless. I don't feel like this spending by the administration was at all useful. But why is this news? Maybe I'm just too dumb to understand the value of money, but this is $500,000. I think Bill Gates farts more money than that.

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    Re: Labor Department spent $500G in stimulus on green-job ad blitz on Olbermann, Madd

    ..... why does GPS Flex have such a problem with this? The military spends $667 million yearly on advertisements. I guess it's because it's the labor department and GPS Flex doesn't want to look like an anti-American liberal to his fellow conservatives.
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    Re: Labor Department spent $500G in stimulus on green-job ad blitz on Olbermann, Madd

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Care to explain how this “spend your way out of debt” philosophy works? I don’t get it. I balance my budget every year but our elected officials don’t see the need for such simplistic measures and think we need to put more charges on the credit card to get out of debt? How is this anything but insanity?
    Ok. I'll tell every business owner that has ever taken out a loan to create a business that they were crazy for doing so. I have no idea what apple was thinking when they took out a loan to start up their business. I bet they really regret that!



    This is a very simple concept. Our economy thrives when more money is put into it, and declines when not enough is being put into it. Some of the money comes from the private sector, some comes from the government. Right now, the private sector isn't investing as much as it needs too. If the government cut all spending right in the middle of a recession like this, the economy would completely tank. Period. I don't like us running high deficits either, but that beats the alternative of destroying the soft recovery we have right now. We need to reinforce the economy and when it is doing better, we should incrementally cut government spending back, which will be very easy because less people will need the unemployment, and other social programs, we will receive more tax money from the extra employed people, etc. etc.

    We do need to cute government spending, but doing so right, cutting any spending that isn't completely wasteful, now is the worst possible thing we could do.
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    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
    **Thirty Minutes Later**
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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