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  •  Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! (3+ / 0-)
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    Robobagpiper, mdmslle, schnecke21

    If you're looking for a serious answer, or at least a serious point at which to start a debate, JOBS is mine.  More jobs means more spending on manufactured goods which creates "real" wealth, not the "speculative" wealth that sometimes comes from Wall Street.  It also creates more tax payers and people paying into Social Security as the report notes, easing the deficit and extending the solvency of Social Security.

    So how do we get more people employed when the private sector, on its own, can't or won't hire more workers?

    The government has to invest heavily in infrastructure, clean energy and other programs that benefit the general welfare and force the private sector to hire in order to implement government contracts.

    That's right, short term deficit spending to achieve long term deficit reduction.  Seems contradictory, but not according to Nobel Prize winning economists like Paul Krugman.

    "Some men see things as they are and ask, 'Why?' I dream of things that never were and ask, 'Why not?"

    by Doctor Who on Fri Nov 26, 2010 at 07:21:48 AM PST

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    •  Someone needs to get Stephen Ballmer to (0+ / 0-)

      do a viral video with your headline.

      Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

      by Robobagpiper on Fri Nov 26, 2010 at 07:32:05 AM PST

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    •  yes we know this. (0+ / 0-)

      But my question/comment is:

      HOW to do get this implemented?

      That's what my frustration is about.

      YES JOBS!!!

      But how? We will not be passing another stimulus. So that's not a solution. What CAN we do to create more jobs and,more importantly, WHAT can we do to create them in this political environment?

      THAT what I want us to be talking about.

      It seems we are all saying the same things, mostly. We need JOBS. We need this or that or the other thing. This needs to be done and that needs to be done.

      Nobody is addressing the process of HOW.

      Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I will tell you what you believe. h/t MeteorBlades

      by mdmslle on Fri Nov 26, 2010 at 09:17:21 AM PST

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