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    Re: U.S. Payrolls Grew 244,000 in April; Unemployment at 9%

    america's friendliest home town!

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    do you know hgtv?

    if they did a show researching the best places in america to retire---prices, amenities, weather, commutes, tax rates...

    it'd be a HIT, baby!

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    Re: U.S. Payrolls Grew 244,000 in April; Unemployment at 9%

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What does it say when a job usually, and traditionally reserved for teens approaching entry into the job market, for a summer gig, are pushed out for carreer working class people trying to get off unemployment roles? Is that the sign of a strengthening ecomony? Not in my book.

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    One more reason why our money spent bailing out the auto industry was money well spent.Now onto the other part of your post.

    I’ve been through a few recessions in my time, the one in the eighties had men with master’s degrees unloading trucks at grocery warehouses; they were/are called lumpers.

    Lumpers unload for cash payments of a few cents a pound,they go by the freight bill weight. I don’t deliver to grocery warehouses now but I do know that when I pull into a city with an oversize load, the help offers come fast and furious, the difference now is that the help offers come most of the time without a Spanish accent...now.

    One could say at times very articulate. Better educated? Of course.

    if you can throw forty thousand pounds of of Tide/Clorox/whatever onto pallets in four hours you can make yourself a living wage off of the grid... if you do that a couple of times a day. In other words a person will do what is takes to keep food on the table when their/ family is hungry, regardless of the perceived step down of the social structure of the job.


    As an aside the chatter on CB channel 19 seems to have taken a turn towards…well, maybe not exactly a discussion of "Canterbury Tales" by Chaucer.I also haven’t heard much chatter on which months "Hustler" was better lately either.Bummer

    In other words people will do what it takes to put food on the table.
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    Re: U.S. Payrolls Grew 244,000 in April; Unemployment at 9%

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    america's friendliest home town!

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    do you know hgtv?

    if they did a show researching the best places in america to retire---prices, amenities, weather, commutes, tax rates...

    it'd be a HIT, baby!

    bigger than house hunters international
    Nah, the only show better than house hunters international is Holmes on Homes.

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    Re: U.S. Payrolls Grew 244,000 in April; Unemployment at 9%

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    One more reason why our money spent bailing out the auto industry was money well spent.Now onto the other part of your post.

    I’ve been through a few recessions in my time, the one in the eighties had men with master’s degrees unloading trucks at grocery warehouses; they were/are called lumpers.

    Lumpers unload for cash payments of a few cents a pound,they go by the freight bill weight. I don’t deliver to grocery warehouses now but I do know that when I pull into a city with an oversize load, the help offers come fast and furious, the difference now is that the help offers come most of the time without a Spanish accent...now.

    One could say at times very articulate. Better educated? Of course.

    if you can throw forty thousand pounds of of Tide/Clorox/whatever onto pallets in four hours you can make yourself a living wage off of the grid... if you do that a couple of times a day. In other words a person will do what is takes to keep food on the table when their/ family is hungry, regardless of the perceived step down of the social structure of the job.


    As an aside the chatter on CB channel 19 seems to have taken a turn towards…well, maybe not exactly a discussion of "Canterbury Tales" by Chaucer.I also haven’t heard much chatter on which months "Hustler" was better lately either.Bummer

    In other words people will do what it takes to put food on the table.
    So you think it is the Federal Taxpayer's responsibility to bailout any business that is on the verge of failure? Explain to me why Ford succeeded whereas GM/Chrysler needed the govt. take over?

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    Re: U.S. Payrolls Grew 244,000 in April; Unemployment at 9%

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    i understand

    being an aged california public school teacher who paid off his house when he was 51, i have a huge surplus income and nowhere to put it

    i believe in real value, whatever that is, but these days it might be an 18 wheeler full of guns

    or a big tank of gasoline

    a house, even if paper is worthless, still has some instrinsic worth

    i feel forced to move up

    my point---when home prices are low, the differential between my modest 3 bedroom and that mini mansion in the gated retirement community is constantly shrinking

    so i wait

    and i don't really want to move, i finally got this place exactly like i want it

    oh well

    we all got problems in tuff times like these

    stay up
    Yeah, but I kinda like our particular problems. My worries are in what my children {21yrs, and 19yrs} are going to do.

    Obama is just destroying their dream of owning anything.


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    Re: U.S. Payrolls Grew 244,000 in April; Unemployment at 9%

    [QUOTE Conservative;

    So you think it is the Federal Taxpayer's responsibility to bailout any business that is on the verge of failure?

    No but the precedent was set with the Troubled Asset Relief Program, commonly referred to as TARP. SSOoo…when the faucet was turned on for stimulus, what better return than saving jobs in this country?then of course the gov.made a few billion in 1979 with a $1.5 billion loan guarantee that saved the company and tens of thousands of jobs.


    Explain to me why Ford succeeded whereas GM/Chrysler needed the govt. take over?
    Better car, better management.That,s why i bought shares in the company at $5.00...good investment.Might buy some GM later when it hits my trigger point.
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    Re: U.S. Payrolls Grew 244,000 in April; Unemployment at 9%

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    [QUOTE Conservative;

    So you think it is the Federal Taxpayer's responsibility to bailout any business that is on the verge of failure?

    No but the precedent was set with the Troubled Asset Relief Program, commonly referred to as TARP. SSOoo…when the faucet was turned on for stimulus, what better return than saving jobs in this country?then of course the gov.made a few billion in 1979 with a $1.5 billion loan guarantee that saved the company and tens of thousands of jobs.




    Better car, better management.That,s why i bought shares in the company at $5.00...good investment.Might buy some GM later when it hits my trigger point.
    I did not support TARP but economists claim that TARP kept us out of a depression, others disagreed. You seem to believe that GM/Chrysler going out of business would have led to hundreds of thousands losing their jobs yet cannot prove that. Someone would have stepped up to take over those companies and it didn't have to be the taxpayers. The loser would have been the unions, not the employees. Is it better to have a job and pension vs. losing your job and your pension.

    Better cars seem to be what Ford is producing or at least what the consumer is saying vs. GM. Still didn't answer the question. Why didn't Ford need a bailout?

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    Re: U.S. Payrolls Grew 244,000 in April; Unemployment at 9%

    Donc seems to not understand that reality. The stock price drop will cost the taxpayers billions but Donc doesn't care.

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    Re: U.S. Payrolls Grew 244,000 in April; Unemployment at 9%

    ll

    I guess during your hazardous stroll through the jungles of goggle you inadvertently overlooked this article eh prof?




    Monday May 9, 2011, 1:09 pm EDT

    DETROIT (AP) -- A union official says General Motors plans to add 250 to 400 jobs at its transmission factory in Toledo, Ohio.

    Local union President Ray Wood says GM will invest $260 million to build fuel-efficient, eight-speed automatic transmissions in Toledo starting late next year.

    CEO Dan Akerson and United Auto Workers Vice President Joe Ashton are scheduled to make the announcement on Monday, along with local and state elected officials.
    The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say

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