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    Re: Can government create jobs?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    The sad thing is, some of you actually believe 100% that the government in no way shape or form creates jobs. I'll keep it at simple terms that everyone here can understand. It's called the military. Who's job is that destroying?
    The US Government created the concept of a military career?
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    Re: Can government create jobs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    The difference would be in "creating". The US Government did not "create" the job of carpenter, for instance.
    I'm not sure I understand you.

    Capital is a major part of creating jobs. And government can provide capital to businesses.
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    Re: Can government create jobs?

    Of course the government can create jobs. However, can the government (either local or federal) directly create jobs in a deficit neutral manner at a rate fast enough to seriously alleviate unemployment? I would doubt it. Furthermore, the creation of more government jobs doesn't remedy the problems that are impeding private sector job growth, which should be the first priority at this point.
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    Re: Can government create jobs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    The US Government created the concept of a military career?
    What are you talking about? How's Mordor this time of year?
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    Re: Can government create jobs?

    Indeed- the government can create jobs.

    Called 'Government' jobs.
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    Re: Can government create jobs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Indeed- the government can create jobs.

    Called 'Government' jobs.
    You just blew my mind.
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    Re: Can government create jobs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    What say you?
    Of course the government can create jobs. That said they can also destroy jobs by allowing and encouraging outsourcing(which is the most unpatriotic thing someone in office can do).
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    Re: Can government create jobs?

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    Re: Can government create jobs?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    What are you talking about? How's Mordor this time of year?
    Not sure, I live far away next to the Shire. It is a happy place. I assume that is a reference to New Zealand and not my mind...?

    You said that the government created the job of being in a military. Well, military jobs were created thousands of years ago by some random cave man in some random tribe in some random part of the world, not in 2010 by the US Government.

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    I'm not sure I understand you.

    Capital is a major part of creating jobs. And government can provide capital to businesses.
    Capital and Creating are two separate things...
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    Re: Can government create jobs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Not sure, I live far away next to the Shire. It is a happy place. I assume that is a reference to New Zealand and not my mind...?

    You said that the government created the job of being in a military. Well, military jobs were created thousands of years ago by some random cave man in some random tribe in some random part of the world, not in 2010 by the US Government.
    Are you saying "creating" as in "creating a new type of position"?
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