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Recovery Demands More and Better Jobs


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Economy, Jobs )

TomCat
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TomCat S. (287)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 3:53 am
Right now the US economy is stuck in a vicious circle. Potential employers are not expanding production, so they are not hiring, because demand for their products and services is low. Demand for their products and services is low, because so many people are unemployed, and far too many of those that are do not make enough to support their families, let alone consume additional goods and services. So many people are unemployed and underemployed, because potential employers are not expanding production, so they are not hiring. Recovery demands more and better jobs.
 

Judy C. (106)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 5:22 am
It would help if people were paid a living wage. Unfortunately, that is highly unlikely. Why aren't we investing in some public works projects to fix the crumbling infrastructure? That is glaringly obvious.
 

Pat A. (116)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 5:59 am
"Note the differences between recoveries from the great Republican Depression, and the Republican Recession. So fall all the income growth has gone to the super-rich while the rest of us are losing. That is why me need programs similar to those instituted by Roosevelt in the 1930s to get people working, give them money to spend, thus creating demand for more products and services to provide potential employers the incentive to increase production. That will, in turn, increase tax revenue for the government to eliminate the deficit."

I do so agree not only does the USA need such things, but so does the UK! (Fat chance with the Tories in power!).
 

Kit B. (277)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 8:08 am

Increased spending and increased taxes are the only way to resolve the mess we are in, austerity does not repair economic problems, and history shows that these extreme measures only suspend the length of time before recovery can begin. In either case, the rich will still benefit, but they benefit more when people are working and have money to spend.

Welcome back TomCat - you have been missed.
 

Dotti Lydon (116)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 8:46 am
Noted with thanks.
 

Beverly T. (82)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 9:53 am
Here is a transcription of a conversation between Bill Moyers and NOBEL Prize winner Paul Krugman.

http://billmoyers.com/wp-content/themes/billmoyers/transcript-print.php?post=21955://

Krugman has written at lenght in various places about this.
I have no idea why he is not quoted EVERYWHERE.
Due to circumstance RIGHT NOW the U.S. Gov needs to SPEND MORE !!!!!!
In simple terms....We need jobs and better wages so that we THE PEOPLE can SPEND MORE !!!!!
Just as the environment of the planet is a circle, so is the environment of out economics.
 

Betsy Bee (1049)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 12:42 pm
Thank you for this article, Tom. Noted.
 

Betsy Bee (1049)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 12:42 pm
Also, let me agree with our dear Miss Kitty. Welcome back Tom.
 

Dave C. (209)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 1:03 pm
http://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/

For those of you who like research, above website shows that "when we all do better" we tend to be happier, healthier, safer.......
 

Yvonne White (231)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 2:02 pm
More & Better UNION Jobs!!!! Every Democrat should be screaming that!!!!!!!
 

Dandelion G. (374)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 4:55 pm
After the last Great Depression some Banksters jumped from windows to their deaths. Now they get bonus monies and toss the rest of society out the window.
 

Mary T. (188)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 5:40 pm
Welcome back Tom we rally missed you, So glad you are feeling better and back with us, I agree with Judy about fixing the crumbling infrastructure it is way pass time.
 

Edith B. (141)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 9:36 pm
We need the WPA again, it worked wonders before. So glad to see you back, TC.
 

Lynn Squance (224)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 9:39 pm
Increase minimum wage.

Stop out sourcing of jobs to China, India etc.

The 1% need to invest in the country with their 21.5% income increase insteading socking it away in foreign banks.

Support stimulus spending. After all, it was government stimulus spending that significantly helped end previous recessions during both Republican and Democratic recessions. FDR understood!

History has recorded this before been there, done that and it worked! The only reason it hasn't worked this time is because the Republican/Teabaggers, unrepentant obstructionists, hold up anything that would help.

A mortgage broker that I assisted on many occasions used to say: I'm a lawnmower. Your ass is grass. Get it done or I will cut you down. Take note Republican/Teabaggers and Democrats alike, the people are the lawnmower. Figure out who YOU are. 2014 and 2016 are coming!

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TC says:


Potential employers are not expanding production, so they are not hiring, because demand for their products and services is low. Demand for their products and services is low, because so many people are unemployed, and far too many of those that are do not make enough to support their families, let alone consume additional goods and services. So many people are unemployed and underemployed, because potential employers are not expanding production, so they are not hiring.

This has been going on for some time. But I thought that the Republican/Teabaggers said that if the "job creators" got more tax cuts, or at least didn't get a raised tax rate, things would be good! Did they lie again?

Billionaire Nick Hannauer is so good at explaining this. The Republican/Teabaggers should let him explain it to them, as if that will ever happen.
 

Susan F. (0)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 11:11 pm
One HUGE reason employers are not hiring is Obamacare. Also, the tax hike on the "rich" hasn't helped.
Once the next phase of Obamacare is implemented, thousands of jobs in the medical profession will be eliminated.
Stop the exchanges in your state. We need health care reform, but this law was never researched enough.
If we stop the exchanges,Congress will have to revisit the law,
Write, call or fax your governor and ask him to block the exchanges.
 

Fred Lemon (89)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 2:36 am
If a step forward on healthcare means I have to pay an extra 15 cents for my pizza so be it. Elections have consequences. So make it 30 cents per pizza and take the next step to ensure everyone has the basic human right of healthcare and improve the law. So stop the exchanges and you will get the federal solution.
 

Ro H. (0)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 5:05 am
ty
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 5:25 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

TomCat S. (287)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 5:42 am
Thanks to all except one. This isn't rocket scirence, but Republicans refuse to see the obvious.
 

Carlene V. (201)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 6:39 am
Nothing will change with the Republican Govs turning their states into Right to Work states. All that really means is lower wages, less benefits and more people in desparate situations trying to make it.
 

Yvonne White (231)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 2:56 pm
RepubliCONs don't want more, and especially NOT better, Jobs - then they'd have NO excuse to raid Social Security & Medicare! As it is they manipulate numbers..but more people working means more people paying into Social Security..
 

TomCat S. (287)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 5:12 am
I agree. "Right to work" = right to screw workers.
 
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