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  • Tax rates on job creators are too high.

    2 3.13%
  • Technology has eliminated many jobs

    1 1.56%
  • Our workforce is not qualified enough to demand high paying jobs in science and technology

    0 0%
  • Competition with cheap overseas labor

    22 34.38%
  • Healthcare reform

    0 0%
  • Too much regulation on business

    10 15.63%
  • Too little regulation on business

    19 29.69%
  • Barack Obama

    10 15.63%
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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Foley View Post
    How 1984'ish.
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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    OK, I left out that he started two wars on the credit card, is responsible for the deaths of a million Iraqis, had a VP who profitted handsomely on stock because of the war, lied with true professionalism (can't tell the lie from the truth because if you repeat the lie 1,000 times it automatically becomes the truth), initiated an insurmountable debt bubble problem, but on the positive side, I think he was nice to his mother. Just a Great American icon, don't you think?
    "Including human capital such as skills, the United Nations estimated the total wealth of the United States in 2008 to be $118 trillion"

    The top 10% owning 50% of the wealth is 60 trillion dollars. The Bush tax cuts aren't even 1 trillion, and the claim that Iraq/Afghanistan costs trillions is a load of ****.

    It is a load of **** because adding the cost of the entire Defense budget to a war is idiotic, that same money would have been spent on Defense with or without war; the only thing that's different is medical costs and building infrastructure for the camel jockeys, which is about 1 trillion. The US military isn't losing ships, planes and entire divisions of soldiers worth of equipment to enemy fire in these pathetic wars, it only loses lives.

    So that's 2 trillion, still doesn't come close to the 60 trillion wealth gap.
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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie1 View Post
    Cheap overseas labor is the main reason, but of course many of the above are contributors also. Just look at the label of anything you pick up in a department store. Items made here are in the minority, in fact, hard to find. I think if a "made in America" store was opened, it would attract a lot of shoppers, and do well.
    It's been done and hasn't worked.
    People really don't give a crap where their products are made.

    Why does this myth that, overseas jobs have killed American manufacturing, continue to persist?
    Manufacturing output has steadily increased on the past decades.
    Robots and automation are replacing people, welcome to future.

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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It's been done and hasn't worked.
    People really don't give a crap where their products are made.

    Why does this myth that, overseas jobs have killed American manufacturing, continue to persist?
    Manufacturing output has steadily increased on the past decades.
    Robots and automation are replacing people, welcome to future.

    automation considerably reduced the low skill manufacturing jobs that don't require much education first.....
    computers are now displacing knowledge/information type jobs.
    Things are gonna keep getting harder, it will take more brainpower to get and hold a good paying job. I got my kids believing, next up is to convince the grandkids... I tell them to educate and train for a job that a computer can't do, or can't do without supervision....
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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It's been done and hasn't worked.
    People really don't give a crap where their products are made.

    Why does this myth that, overseas jobs have killed American manufacturing, continue to persist?
    Manufacturing output has steadily increased on the past decades.
    Robots and automation are replacing people, welcome to future.

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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    automation considerably reduced the low skill manufacturing jobs that don't require much education first.....
    computers are now displacing knowledge/information type jobs.
    Things are gonna keep getting harder, it will take more brainpower to get and hold a good paying job. I got my kids believing, next up is to convince the grandkids... I tell them to educate and train for a job that a computer can't do, or can't do without supervision....
    The new economy is reliant on brain power.
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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    De-regulation
    Repeal of Glass Stegal
    "Free trade"
    NAFTA
    Outsourcing
    Busting of union power


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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    De-regulation
    Repeal of Glass Stegal
    "Free trade"
    NAFTA
    Outsourcing
    Busting of union power


    Amen! And those are the same policies the GOP have said they will continue. If a dog bites you once, its his fault. If a dog bites you twice, its your fault.
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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It's been done and hasn't worked.
    People really don't give a crap where their products are made.

    Why does this myth that, overseas jobs have killed American manufacturing, continue to persist?
    Manufacturing output has steadily increased on the past decades.
    Robots and automation are replacing people, welcome to future.

    It's easy to show "gains" over time if you don't adjust for inflation. Adjust that for inflation and try again or show where that's been corrected for inflation.



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    Note: I'm pretty sure the raw data from Uncle Sam is NOT corrected for inflation.
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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Amen! And those are the same policies the GOP and DNC have said they will continue. If a dog bites you once, its his fault. If a dog bites you twice, its your fault.
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