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Thread: Who is to blame for the high Unemployment rATE?

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    Re: Who is to blame for the high Unemployment rATE?

    Unions, Obama, and Islam, immigrants, liberals, black people, and a lack of guns.

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    Re: Who is to blame for the high Unemployment rATE?

    Dodd-Frank, obamacare, extended unimployment payments, EPA (including the environmentalists), US Dept of Commerce, high cost of energy, NLRB, litigation laws, entitlement mentality, and on and on and on. If you can't find a job ---- make one.

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    Re: Who is to blame for the high Unemployment rATE?

    Corporate greed.

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    Re: Who is to blame for the high Unemployment rATE?

    Quote Originally Posted by commonsense View Post
    Dodd-Frank, obamacare, extended unimployment payments, EPA (including the environmentalists), US Dept of Commerce, high cost of energy, NLRB, litigation laws, entitlement mentality, and on and on and on. If you can't find a job ---- make one.
    I do hope this is sarcastic...


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    Re: Who is to blame for the high Unemployment rATE?

    Quote Originally Posted by commonsense View Post
    Dodd-Frank, obamacare, extended unimployment payments, EPA (including the environmentalists), US Dept of Commerce, high cost of energy, NLRB, litigation laws, entitlement mentality, and on and on and on. If you can't find a job ---- make one.
    Great. I'll tell my sister that. Need more info, please. Specifics, thank you muchly.

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    Re: Who is to blame for the high Unemployment rATE?

    1.)"Trickle down economics"
    2.)Corporate America
    3.)Greed
    4.)"Bush tax cuts"
    5.)Corporatist-capitalism
    6.)Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
    7.)NAFTA
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    Re: Who is to blame for the high Unemployment rATE?

    I don't think this thread is going how the OP intended.
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    Re: Who is to blame for the high Unemployment rATE?

    I am in the boat that it is a number of factors.

    -One you have tax breaks we had already and more tax breaks in the stimulus meant to encourage private sector growth and instead the leaders of these companies rewarded themselves, as most CEO salaries are about 2007 levels now.

    -Two our reliance on China to make super cheap electronics is great in the short term, but in the long term if you are buying one of their super cheap electronics for $500 vs $1500 you would pay had it been built in Japan, Canada, America, etc but that electronic last in a even shorter lifespan it hurts your wallet as you replace it, and it hurts the American worker in the long run. There is a lot of things about China I do not like and I think we need to make them our #1 competitor right now. Look at space exploration. We have Congress and people that want to cut down our NASA program which isn't even a sliver of the overall budget, and China may very well be going to Mars in the next few years. Do you as Americans really want that to happen? That would be such a perfect analogy for these people getting the upper hand on us.

    -Three taxes, the tax code, war, and how entitlements are dealt with. We need to fix these things and get our government back into shape. That or we need to revolt.

    -Four high gas prices

    -Five having first hand knowledge of the devastating effects, and Kentucky's unemployment going far above the national average the past two months to over 10% Japan's problems had a HUGE impact on our manufacturing economy.

    -Europe may have had something to do with it, but I think when it comes to jobs I really don't think so at least not enough bad has happened there in the past year to effect us greatly.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Who is to blame for the high Unemployment rATE?

    You make good points, John, and all that leads to a point of mine. I don't believe the American people can or will let that happen. I do believe things will snap back IF they get so bad that we cease to be the leader of the free world. It's like Turtledove's book about alien invasion during WW II. It stopped being us vs them and started being US vs THEM - in other words, we joined our enemies to fight the greater enemy.

    I could see that happening here.

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    Re: Who is to blame for the high Unemployment rATE?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I will admit that the Fed hasn't been helping much with its recent policies, but explain to me how exactly they are hurting employment, por favor.
    No problem. Quantitative easing produces uncertainties with regards to commodities. People can invest in commodities on the idea that inflation will make those prices rise and they can protect themselves from a decreasing value of the dollar. As such, commodity prices are increasing, which translates to a higher cost of production. With a higher cost of production, you can't produce as much as you could otherwise at the same price, hence employment needs to decrease or salaries need to come down.

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