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    Re: Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    A president who promotes business growth instead of personal welfare? A president who uses the bully pulpit to promote better education options like charter schools in urban cities? A president who can work with congress instead of just spew idealogue partisan nonsense? A President who pushes for adult training and skill workshops instead of pushing more foodstamps to get people out of work working again?


    That will be $250,000 please. No personal checks.
    Really, you want the government to create jobs? How do you reconcile that with your libertarian lean?

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    Re: Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    A president who promotes business growth instead of personal welfare? A president who uses the bully pulpit to promote better education options like charter schools in urban cities? A president who can work with congress instead of just spew idealogue partisan nonsense? A President who pushes for adult training and skill workshops instead of pushing more foodstamps to get people out of work working again?


    That will be $250,000 please. No personal checks.
    The very definition of the Shock Doctrine. Cite a problem and propose a laundry list of discredited conservative policies to solve it, no matter how irrelevant to the problem, and no matter how they have failed in the past. I'm impressed.

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    Re: Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low

    How about a reality check?

    Labor force participation went up from 1948 to 2000 primarily because WOMEN WERE JOINING THE WORKFORCE. We should keep in mind that conservatives resisted this social change for decades.

    While women were joining the workforce, men were leaving the workforce. They've been leaving since 1948.

    The big change was that starting around 2001, women also started leaving the workforce.

    We are obviously dealing with long-term trends, and no president or political party is likely to be at fault. Recessions and recoveries have almost no discernible effect on these overall trends. Socioeconomic conditions are much more likely to be involved.

    Last but not least, look at the X axis on most of the other charts. The chart in the first post ranges from 52% to 68%. Things look a tad less dramatic when the X axis goes from 20% to 90%....


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    Re: Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Relaxed regulations of private industry caused the great recession. Returning to those policies is counterproductive to solving the problems that those policies created.
    Nope, that's not what happened. What caused the recession was the government forcing the banks to make those risky loans.
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    Re: Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Nope, that's not what happened. What caused the recession was the government forcing the banks to make those risky loans.
    Whatever narrative gets you through the night. Mean old government twisting the arms of poor defenseless financial giants...
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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    Re: Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low

    Open the borders !!!!!!!. We need more people to pay for that are not contributing to society. Let's extend the 47% to 75% and make Democrats very happy. I have another idea, since some Americans are willing to work and pay taxes and they are rich we need to take all their money and share it. Oh, sorry about that....Obama already has that idea. Besides we OWE it to all those poor people, they deserve it.

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    Re: Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Whatever narrative gets you through the night. Mean old government twisting the arms of poor defenseless financial giants...
    Your fantasy has been debunked for years, now.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Really, you want the government to create jobs? How do you reconcile that with your libertarian lean?
    No where did I state I want government to create jobs.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low

    Quote Originally Posted by FaceofBachmann View Post
    The very definition of the Shock Doctrine. Cite a problem and propose a laundry list of discredited conservative policies to solve it, no matter how irrelevant to the problem, and no matter how they have failed in the past. I'm impressed.
    What more impressive is the lefts solution: More dependency on government assistance from food stamps to housing, healthcare to cell phones. Oh that's SO much better.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low

    The solution to this is to grind up senior citizens into Soylent green
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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