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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    It depends on what the basis of a deficit might be. Spending on non productive activities adds little to nothing to GDP...
    Reading comprehension issue? Spending on infrastructure is actually a productive endeavor as it provides a "double whammy"; increase employment in the short term, while providing productivity enhancement for the future via upgraded infrastructure.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    No, it means that we send dollars to other countries rather than deploying the resources domestically....
    Good evening, AP.

    A lot of people are beginning to question why our infrastructure is being ignored when we apparently have money to send to other countries to repair theirs. Wouldn't our tax dollars be better spent at home? Good question, IMO!

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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    people are being replaced with machines whenever and wherever they can be. perhaps people should stop training to work for GM and big manufacturing and start training to be self-employed entrepreneurs.
    Who creates machines? Who creates the software that allows machines to operate so efficiently?
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening, AP.

    A lot of people are beginning to question why our infrastructure is being ignored when we apparently have money to send to other countries to repair theirs. Wouldn't our tax dollars be better spent at home? Good question, IMO!
    He is referring to the trade deficit.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    No, it means that we send dollars to other countries rather than deploying the resources domestically....
    The dollars never leave. Ever!
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    Had you been around here in early 2009, you would have witnessed my criticism of the ARRA. Had you been here in 2011, you would have witnessed my criticism of the ACA for not including a public option, and heavy deregulation of the insurance industry (as a means of creating public/private competition ala UPS and the Post Office).

    Because i support deficit spending with high unemployment and expansionary/nonconventional monetary policy does not equate to me having a man-crush on Obama.
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    Current economic issues directly tied to the sub-prime mortgage collapse should, by now be isolated to the real-estate market, unless you legitimately think Businesses and investors are sitting on their capital right now because the housing market sits in a sea of debt.
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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening, AP.

    A lot of people are beginning to question why our infrastructure is being ignored when we apparently have money to send to other countries to repair theirs. Wouldn't our tax dollars be better spent at home? Good question, IMO!
    Good evening pg. The questions you and I are asking don't seem to be resonating...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Do you think that's where a lot of the unemployment comes from?

    I've heard that argument before, but unemployment was only a little over 4% in 2008, not that long ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    people are being replaced with machines whenever and wherever they can be. perhaps people should stop training to work for GM and big manufacturing and start training to be self-employed entrepreneurs.

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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    The dollars never leave. Ever!
    Gawd, I never said they did but the productivity occurred elsewhere...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Current economic issues directly tied to the sub-prime mortgage collapse should, by now be isolated to the real-estate market, unless you legitimately think Businesses and investors are sitting on their capital right now because the housing market sits in a sea of debt.
    It is a matter of demand, which is a function of real disposable income. On a per capita basis, we are finally approaching pre-recession levels.

    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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