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    Re: In 20% Of American Families, Everyone Is Unemployed

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    The problem is people don't think "their" rep is to blame.
    My rep is to blame. So are 99% of the other reps.

    I detest Congress.

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    Re: In 20% Of American Families, Everyone Is Unemployed

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    And in this case for the cons, only if it is Obama right?
    I wouldn't know. I don't blame one person for anything. But I do know of at least one thread on here started by some loon blaming Bush exclusively for the mortgage meltdown. And I've seen more than my share of posts blaming Bush exclusively for Iraq, the financial crisis, the increase in terrorists joining in the charge, and some other things.

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    Re: In 20% Of American Families, Everyone Is Unemployed

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    My rep is to blame. So are 99% of the other reps.

    I detest Congress.
    I agree with you there. But the fact is the majority of both sides believe OTHER reps are to blame and not theirs. At least the ones that keep electing the same rep that is part of the problem.

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    Re: In 20% Of American Families, Everyone Is Unemployed

    Perhaps this is why Obama wants the immigration bill so badly.

    Those folks actually work.

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    Re: In 20% Of American Families, Everyone Is Unemployed

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I wouldn't know. I don't blame one person for anything. But I do know of at least one thread on here started by some loon blaming Bush exclusively for the mortgage meltdown. And I've seen more than my share of posts blaming Bush exclusively for Iraq, the financial crisis, the increase in terrorists joining in the charge, and some other things.
    And vice-versa there are threads where people are blaming Obama for everything under the sun.

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    Re: In 20% Of American Families, Everyone Is Unemployed

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I agree with you there. But the fact is the majority of both sides believe OTHER reps are to blame and not theirs. At least the ones that keep electing the same rep that is part of the problem.
    People are totally clueless and utterly partisan if they don't blame both sides (all reps). I struggle to find much good to say about any of them.

    The only way to fix them is to vote them out, but what really bothers me is when one goes in who seems to have a lot of promise, it's no time before he/she becomes nothing but a partisan shill.

    <sigh>

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    Re: In 20% Of American Families, Everyone Is Unemployed

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Perhaps this is why Obama wants the immigration bill so badly.

    Those folks actually work.
    I'm all in favor of more people coming into the country if they want to work hard.

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    Re: In 20% Of American Families, Everyone Is Unemployed

    Term limits are the answer, but good luck thinking they'll vote against their own personal interests.

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    Re: In 20% Of American Families, Everyone Is Unemployed

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Well oh my Gosh that's what you leftist losers kept saying about Bush for almost 4 years - "Bush did it" how many times have we heard that?
    The left-right paradigm doesn't work anymore. They both suck royally and need to be tossed to the curb.

    The left says its for the "little guy" yet keeps voting more of the same.

    The right says its for "more liberties, financial responsibility" yet they keep voting more of the same.

    Since politics is a money game, things will never change unless we, the people, realize that D and R are one and the same and revolt strongly. Not violent revolt, but massive protests demanding accountability and responsibility for their actions.

    There is another report out from a Stanford study that sums up the political landcape. Even with majority of public opinion against a measure, 43% of the time it was passed. Money runs politics, not the people. Let that sink in then we can start the healing process.

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    Re: In 20% Of American Families, Everyone Is Unemployed

    It would be nice to have a discussion without the partisan BS. These are real problems and all most people do on here is point fingers instead of discuss issues with a logical point of view.

    After 2008 we never recovered, its plain as day. Retiring has little to do with it. As people retire, other people take their place. Not at the same rate probably, but it doesn't explain away the massive decline in employment since 2007-08.

    On Jul 1, 2008 we had 304.09 million people in the US. with a 63% employment rate

    On Jul 1, 2013 we had 313.99 million people with a 59% employment rate

    63% of 304.09 million is 191.57 million
    59% of 313.99 million is 185.25 million (59% is generous)

    191.57 - 185.25 = 6.32 million

    So we are at a net loss of 6.32 million jobs due to the boomers and not one of those were filled by a newcomer? You can't explain away the jobs loss with one piece of reasoning. Could it be that maybe the jobs just disappeared, as the data suggests?
    Last edited by JRSaindo; 04-30-14 at 01:20 PM.

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