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Thread: Unemployment Benefits Extension

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Government jobs? How will these stimulate the economy?
    Ummm...employed people have more money to spend. Duh...
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Yes, that is it! The whole recession and meltdown of our economy was caused by greedy workers. How could I have missed that!
    The Recession and subsequent meltdown was caused by stupid people who could not afford mortgages falling for Fanny and Freddie lies about affordable mortgages, having signed on the dotted line they had the choice when teaser rates rates ran out, either up their payments or ditch their mortgages.

    Yes it was Wall St. but it also requires peoples stupidity and greed.
    Last edited by jujuman13; 06-26-10 at 06:54 PM.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Ummm...employed people have more money to spend. Duh...
    Government JOBS mean (workers) get paid by government, how does government get money to pay workers?

    In other words, are these jobs constructive ie: give value to US or are they simply jobs for the boys?
    Probably jobs that are to oversee all the new regulations put into place by government.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The unemployment rate has dropped slightly. That does not make it good times. The stimulus bill has, without any question, created some number of jobs. How many is impossible to say, but most experts agree that it is somewhere between 1.5 and 4 mil.

    Basically, instead of talking about the topic, you just want to whine about Obama.
    Cannot actually see where I have as you put it ' whine about Obama'.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    We're in recovery. Obama said so. Haven't you been watching the news?

    Instead of extending bennies, with money we don't have, Obama should stop creating a hostile environment for businesses and let the private sector fix the economy by creating wealth and jobs, because the government can't do either of those.
    you do understand the term 'recovery', correct? say you broke your arm, but the bone is in 'recovery', are you going to have full use of it right away? things are picking up, but we are not out of the woods yet.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Government JOBS mean (workers) get paid by government, how does government get money to pay workers?

    In other words, are these jobs constructive ie: give value to US or are they simply jobs for the boys?
    Probably jobs that are to oversee all the new regulations put into place by government.
    So the roads, bridges and stuff being built with the stimulus money are not constructive? Are you even hearing how lame your complaints are?
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    The Recession and subsequent meltdown was caused by stupid people who could not afford mortgages falling for Fanny and Freddie lies about affordable mortgages, having signed on the dotted line they had the choice when teaser rates rates ran out, either up their payments or ditch their mortgages.

    Yes it was Wall St. but it also requires peoples stupidity and greed.
    Which has exactly what to do with the majority of the people who are unemployed?
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Yeah, I can see this with those historic high inflation rates...

    Oh wait, inflation is not high at all, so you would be entirely wrong.
    Just wait sunshine, just wait.
    Governments cannot spend money they do not have unless they either borrow it or print it.
    This administration is doing both.
    Problem with borrowing money is that at some time it has to be repaid.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Government JOBS mean (workers) get paid by government, how does government get money to pay workers?

    In other words, are these jobs constructive ie: give value to US or are they simply jobs for the boys?
    Probably jobs that are to oversee all the new regulations put into place by government.
    In the question of whether government work is value added (creates or adds value as a result of activity), than the answer is mixed. Some government work creates value (NOAA, FCC, FBI) and some does not (IRS).

    The next question becomes "does government work add more value than corresponding private sector work?" And that is a question I do not know the answer to as I have never seen a study or really anything beyond anecdotal evidence such as the $300 hammer story.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 06-26-10 at 07:09 PM.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Just wait sunshine, just wait.
    Governments cannot spend money they do not have unless they either borrow it or print it.
    This administration is doing both.
    Problem with borrowing money is that at some time it has to be repaid.
    And it has been done by every administration in my lifetime. Reagan was the king of deficit spending, but some how we survived.
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