America needs 1930's style Federal Jobs Programs for Unemployed masses.

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    America needs a 1930's style Jobs program, to put the many umemployed workers back to work.The Federal government steped in back in the 1930's, they should intervene now in 2008. America is experiencing depression like unemployment.The Federal government must stop the hemorgeing now!.Private industry, and many Corporations are to greedy,and are part of the problem by way of offshoring many Jobs overseas.
     
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    What should the government pay people to do?
     
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    Well,the first thing the American Government could pay people to do, is to construct a Nationwide High speed subterrainian rail network, as with the rising cost of jet fuel,travel by air may become to expensive for the average American.
     
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    Kurt Vonnegut's Neocon America: War and Socialism in Player Piano

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    Lets see the stats that support that.

    I can show you stats which show that our unemployment rate is just a fraction higher than in the 1950s, and nowhere near as high as it was in the 80s.

    Flipping moron.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Us_unemployment_rates_1950_2005.png
     
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    I note that this chart does not note that the methology for computing employment/unemployment has changed since 1950.

    I'd love to know that the numbers would be like comparing years under one methodolgy.

    Doesn't matter which one we select, just so long as they are the same.
     
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    What scores of unemployed? Everyone I know that's not employed isn't looking.

    Do you count people like me into the numbers? I don't have a paying job but don't want one.

    Government needs to be out of our lives as much as possible.
     
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    My understanding is that they only count unemployed people actively looking for employment (i.e. collecting unemployment benefits). And this results in the rate being understated far more often than overstated because once your unemployment beni's run out, you don't get counted anymore.
     

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