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

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    After Obama's speech trying to explain the 9.2% Unemployment rate, let's see who you think is to blame for it.
    Everyone shares some responsibility.

    Corporations: downsizing, outsourcing, generally employing less in number and requiring more per workload.
    Government: enabling outsourcing, making certain decisions that encourage/discourage hiring (etc)
    Individuals: insistent on living in an area with less options or a lengthier commute, unwilling to relocate to find employment, not saving money to carry through hard times or put towards relocation, poor education choices or busines choices (like my brother in law who is still in sales - income depends on sales success), and being satisfied being unemployed (for some) - letting their mood affect their efforts to find work.
    Towns: being ok on relying on one main means of employment for income - if the company goes broke the entire town suffers.

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

    Republican's first. Their ideas of deregulation caused the housing bubble. The Dems were willing compatriots though. Bush second because of his economic and political policies that not only allowed but encouraged the housing bubble. All this resulted in the crash and the explosion in unemployment.

    And ultimately... Reagan and Reaganomics... thinking that having an endless deficit does not matter, and actually thinking that trickle down economics works.
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    Re: Who is to blame for the high Unemployment rATE?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Republican's first. Their ideas of deregulation caused the housing bubble. The Dems were willing compatriots though. Bush second because of his economic and political policies that not only allowed but encouraged the housing bubble. All this resulted in the crash and the explosion in unemployment.

    And ultimately... Reagan and Reaganomics... thinking that having an endless deficit does not matter, and actually thinking that trickle down economics works.
    So, naturally, the Democratic plan of 'well just support those who don't support theirselves' fixes everything. HAH!

    Look - government's limited no matter WHO is in charge or WHO calls the shots . . . isn't it acopout to blame a past decision when any congress that's met AFTER that can reverse those previously made decisions if they so choose?

    And you're looking at the president's political affiliation as a compass - it's not so much the presidnet's, it's the congress and their party makeup - Bush was with a Republican Congress but also a Democratic Congress.
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    Re: Who is to blame for the high Unemployment rATE?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Republican's first. Their ideas of deregulation caused the housing bubble.


    The Dems were willing compatriots though. Bush second because of his economic and political policies that not only allowed but encouraged the housing bubble. All this resulted in the crash and the explosion in unemployment.
    Say it.....Tax Cuts caused the Recession....

    And ultimately... Reagan and Reaganomics... thinking that having an endless deficit does not matter, and actually thinking that trickle down economics works.
    .....not as well as Trickle-Up Poverty....as Obama has demonstrated.
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    Re: Who is to blame for the high Unemployment rATE?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    lazy people unwilling to work for a living.

    I state this because when ever unemployement insurance is discussed on this form, some people state the jobs are there if they just looked for them
    This may be true in 0.1 of 1% of the cases.
    I'd say any and all of the 7 sins(ignorance, greed, sloth,hatred, etc)
    ALL of us must break out that mirror on the wall and do some serious soul-searching.
    From the man pushing the broom to the one owning it - have I done my best ??
    And we may now have many who are resigned to the fact that the Chinese and Koreans are working us under the table...This may be true today. buts lets learn from them and out-work them tomorrow.
    Again - ALL of us, from the CEO to the OEC(whatever that is)...
    From the President over 300 million to the president over 3 ...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by commonsense View Post
    Greed is what makes the world go round. Without greed you have unemployment.
    OMG, you actually believe this ?
    Look around and see what greed really does.
    Than compare that to love.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    OMG, you actually believe this ?
    Look around and see what greed really does.
    Than compare that to love.

    Greed puts food on our table and clothes on our back . . . love satisfies a purely emotional need and satisfies compulsion.

    Honetsl y- greed is more fitting in that phrase than love is.
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    Re: Who is to blame for the high Unemployment rATE?

    those of you who are upset with greed, probably live as bottom feeders trying not to have more than anyone else while traveling by public trans or biking to the unimployment office for the weekly handout.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Republican's first. Their ideas of deregulation caused the housing bubble. The Dems were willing compatriots though. Bush second because of his economic and political policies that not only allowed but encouraged the housing bubble. All this resulted in the crash and the explosion in unemployment.

    And ultimately... Reagan and Reaganomics... thinking that having an endless deficit does not matter, and actually thinking that trickle down economics works.
    You can't blame deregulation on the Republicans. That was a Clinton idea.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    You can't blame deregulation on the Republicans. That was a Clinton idea.
    It was a bit of both...the GOP of the Clinton era certainly didn't do much objecting to it. But I agree with your implication that deregulation was a bad idea, and we need more stringent rules in place to govern our financial system.
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