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    Re: Government can't create jobs

    "With about 2.0 million civilian employees, the Federal Government, excluding the Postal Service, is the Nation's largest employer."

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    Re: Government can't create jobs

    Let's look at this another way. The jobs at Solyndra were created by the Federal Government. They sort of went away, but if it weren't for the Federal Government, those jobs would not have been created... and then lost.

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    Re: Government can't create jobs

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    Let's look at this another way. The jobs at Solyndra were created by the Federal Government. They sort of went away, but if it weren't for the Federal Government, those jobs would not have been created... and then lost.
    Private companies go out of business all the time, always have. That doesn't change the fact that the federal government is the largest employer in the nation.
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    Re: Government can't create jobs

    Just in the Armed Forces alone:

    "As of 30 September 2010, 1,430,895 people were on active duty[21] in the military, with an additional 848,000 people in the seven reserve components."

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    Re: Government can't create jobs

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Private companies go out of business all the time, always have. That doesn't change the fact that the federal government is the largest employer in the nation.
    Really? How about that?

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    Re: Government can't create jobs

    When we landed our first man on the moon in 1969 those were all government jobs.

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    Re: Government can't create jobs

    I can hire 10 MILLION! Guaranteed. I can put them to work RIGHT NOW. All you all have to do is pay me 200k per job (of which I will ensure the employee gets almost half)...and your unemployment problems are OVER. Deal?

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    Re: Government can't create jobs

    The government creates jobs such as the military, and economic systems that form to provide services in return for payment from the guy that has a steady paycheck and is protected by red tape from losing a job. Public servants are payed by the people because either no one else will, or the public servant really wants to work for the government.
    Ex.2: Teachers and other public education staff.
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    Re: Government can't create jobs

    Yeah the government can at will create jobs, but they are all socialist type jobs...right? I mean if you have a government job isn't that kind of like paying yourself your salary (or a portion of it)? I guess the same could be said for the next door neighbor who you car pool with to work everyday. You pay yourselves and each other's salaries. Wild, huh?

    Public confidence and spending create the most (American Dream) jobs. Oh, lets not forget about inspiration and creativity, which fuels entrepreneurs. But then again, if people aren't confident in the economy...they won't buy from the entrepreneurs either. Back to square one. Welp, head to the nearest government facility and sign up...for whatever. Pay is good. Benefits are good. Hard to get fired.

    Hell, we all need a government job. Maybe government socialistic practices are so bad after all. Now the mega-wealthy aren't gonna be all that happy if you get a government job because they can't be wealthy without the poor. And the government pays well about poverty wages. Soooo.

    Wait... Whose gonna pick up the tab for all these government jobs if everybody has one? I mean you can't make enough to pay yourself your total salary and benefits.

    Yep, Wall St Hedge Managers are gonna be plenty pissed off. Their 3 Billion a year salaries will shrink to 1 billion a year. That's a rich person's poverty wage, you know.

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    Re: Government can't create jobs

    [QUOTE=Removable Mind;1059830462]Yeah the government can at will create jobs, but they are all socialist type jobs...right? I mean if you have a government job isn't that kind of like paying yourself your salary (or a portion of it)? I guess the same could be said for the next door neighbor who you car pool with to work everyday. You pay yourselves and each other's salaries. Wild, huh?

    Public confidence and spending create the most (American Dream) jobs. Oh, lets not forget about inspiration and creativity, which fuels entrepreneurs. But then again, if people aren't confident in the economy...they won't buy from the entrepreneurs either. Back to square one. Welp, head to the nearest government facility and sign up...for whatever. Pay is good. Benefits are good. Hard to get fired.

    Hell, we all need a government job. Maybe government socialistic practices are so bad after all. Now the mega-wealthy aren't gonna be all that happy if you get a government job because they can't be wealthy without the poor. And the government pays well about poverty wages. Soooo.

    Wait... Whose gonna pick up the tab for all these government jobs if everybody has one? QUOTE]Dont worry about it. We'll pass the cost on to your grandkids. Who cares...its not like WE actually have to be responsible for it! **** them!

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