Can We PLEASE fix unemployment first....before overhauling healthcare...

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    I have a better idea...

    Can we disabuse ourselves of the notion that it's gubmint's job to "fix" this or that problem??
     
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    you wont need employment the Obama will take care of all your worldly needs..if you just ..believe
     
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    our situation is getting a wee bit better...i still say we need to bite the bullet and buy american...fuck walmart....buy american..demand that your vendors supply you american options...hell you people will boycott letterman over a bad joke but wont spend the extra dollars it takes to buy american...so you are part of the problem...you have put the textiles out and now the furniture...no one gave a shit when it was blue color jobs then they outsourced your job and it was an issue....buy american..save your own country
     
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    Be Patient:

    Jobless claims data show signs of stabilization

    Jobless claims data show signs of stabilization - Stocks & economy- msnbc.com

    And yesterday I heard Republicans accusing him of both trying to do too much and also not doing enough.

    What do you suggest?

    Do you want to force companies to bring jobs back home? Tariff? Use Protectionism? Fix NAFTA? Deal with our illegal employer problem? What?
     
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    Now they're outsourcing jobs requiring a college degree or giving them to foreign guest workers willing to do them for a fraction of what Americans can afford to live on, because the guest workers come from countries that pay 100% of their citizens' college tuition and thus don't have to worry about paying back student loans, while Americans are seeing financial aid cut, tuition and interest on student loans jacked up.
     
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    I agree Bones...I read every label of everything I buy, and if it says made in a foreign country, I put it back on the shelf. I only by wine at Wally World, and it is made in the Sanoma Valley, California.
    However our unemployment numbers are not getting any better; instead they are still declining according to this.
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/06/19/unemployment-rates-hit-record-highs-states/
     
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    Now? That's been happening for years.
     
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    What if foreign products are cheaper? Why hurt the consumer by telling them to only buy American? Protectionism doesn't work.
     

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