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    Who is to blame for the high Unemployment rATE?

    After Obama's speech trying to explain the 9.2% Unemployment rate, let's see who you think is to blame for it.

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

    How about the corporations whose actions resulted in the Great Recession? They're more culpable than any other group. I would say all the political parties and leaders could be held in some form of liability, but the true liability is that of those who created this mess in the first place.
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    Re: Who is to blame for the high Unemployment rATE?

    It's a combination of things. I don't think one sole entity is responsible for all of the blame.
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    Re: Who is to blame for the high Unemployment rATE?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    How about the corporations whose actions resulted in the Great Recession? They're more culpable than any other group. I would say all the political parties and leaders could be held in some form of liability, but the true liability is that of those who created this mess in the first place.
    Shouldve let them fail... imo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    Shouldve let them fail... imo
    Then we'd be even worse off.
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    Re: Who is to blame for the high Unemployment rATE?

    1) The financial meltdown, for which both public and private institutions are responsible

    2) the reality that politics and ideology constrain good economic policy, especially when drastic changes are required.

    3) A multitude of other exigent factors (high gas prices, tsunami/earthquake in Japan, etc.)
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    Re: Who is to blame for the high Unemployment rATE?

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

    Definitely the earthquake. ^_^
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    Re: Who is to blame for the high Unemployment rATE?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Then we'd be even worse off.
    Would we? Those guys who are draining money and capital would be gone and new more efficient companies would have sprung up in their place.

    As for the unemployment rate, blame Democrats, Republicans, and the Federal Reserve.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Would we? Those guys who are draining money and capital would be gone and new more efficient companies would have sprung up in their place.

    As for the unemployment rate, blame Democrats, Republicans, and the Federal Reserve.
    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.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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