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  •  The Big Point (3+ / 0-)
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    unclebucky, JerryNA, NotGeorgeWill

    I hardly missed the point. I think the tactics should be different.

    This comment, for Orinoco's comment, probably covers most of what I'd say to you.

    If you want consumers to have the money to demand more from Acme, then we have to have more of them and they have to have more discretionary income. The way to do that is to move production jobs back to the U.S. That's what provides the money for them to spend.

    I don't think I disagree with anything you say. I just think we need to dispute who is the job creator. It is their simple-minded way to get the actual job creators to vote for tax cuts for the wealthy. Ending that meme is one of my primary targets.

    •  sorry for the late follow-up ... (0+ / 0-)

      ... but, were i to have distilled my gripe, it'd have come out something like this:

      Your argument - Worker v. Employer - accepts the supply sider's framing of job creation.

      Granted: Americans need work, whether it comes from making production employment market more competitive thru either a race-to-the-bottom in wages or structures that otherwise encourage hiring America (Means could be increased tariffs or well-designed VAT structures in key market segments), or a re-prioritization of federal and state budgets toward spending on capital projects that rebuild infrastruction (crumbling roads and bridges, improving conditions of public institutions such as schools, upping the tech of the electrical grid, extending the reach and thru-put rate of wireless communication, expanding greening of energy production).

      Problems exist around each solution. Merely bringing production home means depressing job-markets elsewhere. Government spending projects are temporary, even if some are longer-term commitments.

      SCOTUS did what?!!?

      by wystler on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 08:06:55 PM PST

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