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We Still Need Stronger Steps To Create Jobs

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In summary, today's jobs report shows that our economy continues to struggle to create jobs. After more than two years of official `recovery,' we are still not growing fast enough to make significant dents in the unemployment rate-->

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Kit B (276)
Friday January 6, 2012, 1:35 pm

There is a lot of talk by the GOP candidates about creating jobs, but no real answers about how any of them might do that. Each year we have more young people entering the job market and currently we suffer with middle age and older people not able to find jobs. We need far more then slick dialogue about this, we need real answers not just "canned" campaign gibberish.

wolfNoFwdsPls a (135)
Friday January 6, 2012, 1:46 pm
> We Still Need Stronger Steps To Create Jobs
only in kind of shortsighted view, ie. within the current, certainly-doomed $y$stem.

Imho, what people REALLY need is a FAIR share of Earth's resources. That given, noone actually needs a job (let alone two McJobs). This is only what the slaveholders, errr, pardon me: the employers have brainwashed (very successfully, alas) into the general public's minds, and keep pouring out of their propagandamachine on every occasion.

" Physical slavery requires people to be housed and fed. Economic slavery requires people to feed and house themselves. " -- ZEITGEIST: ADDENDUM (2008)

" None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsly believe they are free. " -- Goethe (Elective Affinities II.5; 1809)

Past Member (0)
Friday January 6, 2012, 4:00 pm

But not employment in the destruction of Earth!

Vallee R (280)
Friday January 6, 2012, 4:34 pm
They keep saying they are creating jobs - but stats can be manipulated in many ways - got straight A's in stats in grad school - but look at the reality of things - you don't have to know statistics - there are less jobs, more homeless and the list goes on.

Sheryl G (363)
Friday January 6, 2012, 6:32 pm
Couldn't agree with you more Wolf, but that concept is way down the pike with the idiots we have in Washington and the Big Corporations and Federal Reserve that stand in the way. So in the meantime, at least let the people be able to keep a roof over their heads and feed themselves. We not only need jobs, but we need "living" wage jobs and medical that is not attached to a job, but is a guarentee simply because you are alive and live here.

Esther Z (94)
Friday January 6, 2012, 7:43 pm
Noted. Like the article stated, a needed stimulus package to invest in public infrastructure, education and renewable energy would rescue this economy. Only there is no way the Repugs will help President Obama pass any workable bill. You only have to look at Obama's recent jobs bill that got, with the exception of the Veteran's job package, a no vote, piece by piece. Repugs will obstruct anything that might make President Obama look good in the eyes of the American voter, so don't expect any workable job's bill coming from them, now or in the near future.

Judy C (97)
Friday January 6, 2012, 9:37 pm
The notion that jobs are "created" is flawed. It impliea that the rich decide to cough up enough bucks to invest in enterprises that will create busywork for the rabble. They could pay them just enough to shut them up.

Consumption drives this economy. The rich are sitting on their money, as well as stashing it offshore. The middle class keeps dwindling. The poor can't consume when they lack jobs and money. The demand is just not there. The downward spiral continues.

Susanne R (234)
Friday January 6, 2012, 9:48 pm
The only jobs that Republicans support (as proposed by ALEC) are non-union or unionized without collective bargaining rights. That means low wages, few--if any--benefits, unsafe working conditions, and all the cards being held by the employer. American families cannot survive under those circumstances.

Billie C (2)
Friday January 6, 2012, 9:49 pm
the most jobs are being created by diane sawyer and the made in america series. we the people are creating jobs by taking them away from china. the idiots in dc aren't going to do that they are just going to keep spending us into debt. buy american and jobs follow.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 6:12 am
Noted. Thanks Kit.

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:00 am

patricia lasek (317)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 12:06 pm
Buy American! It might cost a little more but you will help to create jobs here by doing so.

Ann Breeden (65)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:46 pm
I keep thinking of companies that have started out in this country and then, once they're really making major progress and have made millions, send the jobs to China or other countries. What is wrong with these people? How is this giving back to the country that allowed them to become profitable?
Accompanying this article is a side bar called, "Well Worth Reading." I'd suggest everyone read "Psychopaths in Suits" by Terrence Heath. It will explain a lot.

Kit B (276)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 2:14 pm

During the "Great Depression" FDR came head to head with his republican opposition to the New Deal. The problem encountered by the republicans was a simple once they attempted to block the successful programs that were creating jobs, they had no alternative plan. Today, the excuse for not assisting the president in a jobs program is two-fold, one they [republicans] have all strongly expressed that they will do anything to secure that Obama is a one term president. Next, they have used and over used the excuse that our country can not afford to a) begin to establish and promote a sustainable energy program b) the infrastructure is not in that BAD a condition c) any money used to promote a JOBS program would add to our deficit and only by cutting other social programs can we even begin this conversation. One can only see these as being anti-patriotic stances as they are against the needs of the American people.

jude T (7)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 2:43 pm
Easy...all the people who have two or more per household on support allowance...get to do community work for it. Things like litter picking, chaperone buses, help shop for elderly, fencing, gardening, unblocking drains, chopping logs...there must be hundreds of things people can do to make the community a better place than to have benefits for free and bored adults! Give them some pride.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 5:09 pm
Thanks Kit.

I agree with wolf a. Economic slavery works so well because those enslaved do not always realise what is happening to them.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 6:24 pm
Creating jobs should of been started long ago and not last minute to try to boost election points. When will they start listening to the peoples cry and not their greed of money in congress.
Great comments here.
Bravo Kit....!

. (0)
Sunday January 8, 2012, 6:02 am
We "import" roughly one half of this nation's top talent. Our educational system needs to produce more of that talent. It would also be nice if our schools could graduate more students that had sufficient basic skills like reading and writing.

Kit B (276)
Sunday January 8, 2012, 2:31 pm

Well, look who is back again. It's Lilth/sfPaul/Hans among other names and now using Paul De Sf - same old troll - just without the yellow princess dress.

. (0)
Sunday January 8, 2012, 2:48 pm
It's quite telling how some people's comments show a lack of being able to intelligently discuss to the issues.

M B (62)
Sunday January 8, 2012, 3:56 pm
I agree with Wolf about the economic slavery. Some ppl even have two jobs, both being underpaid, no union...The circumstances are very bad, generally speaking. The unions should be much stronger, and instead of having two bad "jobs", one should have had a decent job - protected by the government / union. The systhem by itself is wrong, ppl should be protected by law, not with charity.

Rosemary G (79)
Sunday January 8, 2012, 6:41 pm
Don't be fooled, there is money in this country and we need to bring back manufacturing jobs to this country with strict supervision for quality control and also labour related safety infractions..No more child labour especially in this country..Are you listening Mr Gingrich?
Good wages, safe working environment and no carbon trail or much smaller because the goods will be manufactured in this country..

William Y (54)
Sunday January 8, 2012, 6:58 pm
What is needed is a return to the tax rates of 2000, then when jobs are created tax cuts would kick in to those companies that create jobs.

Robert B (60)
Sunday January 8, 2012, 7:01 pm
The entire corporate attitude has to change. Businesses need to realize that if you run a business to not only benefit yourself but to also benefit employees and the surrounding community it will be much better in the long run. Chasing the almighty buck with total disregard for others and the health of the planet is a road to ultimate destruction.

"Capitalism without Mercy is Tantamount to evil" - From TV series Eli Stone

W. C (7)
Sunday January 8, 2012, 10:50 pm
Thanks for the article.

Past Member (0)
Monday January 9, 2012, 5:49 am
Support american products, stop transfering factories and production to countries where labor force is cheaper and also stop thinking 'I won't work because I prefer to live on benefits, even if it's plain living'

Kit B (276)
Monday January 9, 2012, 9:03 am

One way to support buying American is to use the Internet to find products that are produced and manufactured in the United States.

We also must take a serious look at American education and how as well as what we are offering our students. We are lagging behind by not allowing teachers to keep pace with the changing needs for the work force and using the full extent of modern technology in the classroom. Being fully realistic not every student will go on to college education however, we must focus on the majority having a high school education. Each city/town should consider magnet schools that offer an opportunity for students to learn a craft at the apprentice level while still in high school, yet still getting the highly important basics of education.
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