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  •  So then give the unemployed jobs. (7+ / 0-)

    Make them all employees of the government, pay them a living wage and then they won't need food stamps.

    The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

    by helfenburg on Mon May 20, 2013 at 10:04:58 AM PDT

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    •  That's a ship that has sailed. (0+ / 0-)

      Government jobs?  Fuck that!
      Let's just keep privatizing and feeding government contractors so we can encourage them to pay minimum wage, no benefit jobs on behalf of Government Services.

      That way, we'll just keep privatizing our way to disparity.

      And BTW-This should have been a MAJOR campaign issue.  Something PBO could have started at the Executive branch to stimulate job growth.  

      Sometimes, I simply pine for the era of Reagan.  Because that's essentially how he battled the recession, creating thousands of government jobs.  Contracting them out to mint fresh 1%'ers would have been unthinkable back then.

      Today, it goes on without it even being questioned.  Standard practice.

      We're all suspected terrorists.

      by Boberto on Mon May 20, 2013 at 10:22:38 PM PDT

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      •  I'm on your side, Bobo, but are you sure that (0+ / 0-)

        REagan created thousands of government jobs?  Because I thought that in the Carter era there was a public works program, I forget the name of it now, that was something like the WPA under Roosevelt, but it was soon gone once Repubs had the power to get rid of it.

        The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

        by helfenburg on Tue May 21, 2013 at 04:21:19 AM PDT

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