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  •  Thanks for the advice (0+ / 0-)

    Useless, because you can't tell the difference between a troll and a disagreement. My impression is that your economic understanding is on about the same plane.

    So, creating jobs builds the economy. Cash parked in company coffers does little. Now, why don't those companies expand and create some jobs?

    Could it be because they think that in current circumstances there will be no one to buy their products, as they watch their order books shrink? Or that they have no clear idea what it is that governments and banks are going to do in the near future? Or that they have little information on how their taxes are going to be assessed? Or that they are still wondering how Obamacare will affect their bottom lines?

    Must be that they don't understand the first things about economics, either. They probably just don't have your years of business experience.

    BTW, there is little European austerity outside of Greece, Spain, and Ireland. As the ECB has pointed out, EU expenditures overall (a couple of dozen countries) are up steadily. Europe's economy has not been devastated. But it is certainly heading towards rocky reefs, as a result of wildly out of control spending in a few countries, now hoping for the proverbial free lunch. So you've got the cart where the horses ought to be. But lets not let facts get in the way.

    •  keep trolling with the right wing rhetoric (1+ / 0-)
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      which you do consistently.

      very good- no one will buy. we have a demand crisis. gee- how do you solve a demand crisis? government stimulus.

      and nice try with the spam on obamacare, which, btw, will reduce the deficit.

      and you clearly know nothing about european austerity, because it brought down sarkozy, crushed the tories in their council elections, and brought down the dutch government.

      keep trolling.

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 08:13:55 PM PDT

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      •  Mr. Lewis (0+ / 0-)

        With all respect due—you probably shouldn't put up a diary for comment and then run away jeering, "Troll!, Right-wing rhetoric." Surprisingly, that's not much of a substantive response. You should also try looking up terms like, "spam."

        European austerity: You, not me, said that "european austerity has devastated europe's economy."

        It may be that the threat of 'austerity' has had political consequences, but nothing that could remotely be characterized as "the European economy" is now devastated. Might I recommend a subscription to the Economist?

        •  right (0+ / 0-)

          tell that to the record unemployed, or to the people of even the wealthiest nations, who are so pleased that they're bringing own governments. you either don't know what you're talking about or are being deliberately dishonest. either way, you are repeating right wing dogma. you are a troll.

          The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

          by Laurence Lewis on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 10:27:32 AM PDT

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          •  Dishonesty (0+ / 0-)

            cuts two ways. You are possibly the only person I have read who characterizes Europe's economy overall as devastated. Certainly the Estonians don't, nor any of the recently arrived members of the EU who have seen their own prospects rise. And you may remember the Germans; I don't believe their economy is devastated. In fact, it is becoming obvious that you made the mistake of writing something about which you have almost no information whatsoever beyond vague generalities. But rather than own up to your misstatement, you can do no better than moan "Troll!" Really pitiful. And, not incidentally, wrong.

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