Losing 200,000 jobs is OK?

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    In a Feb. 15, 2011, press conference, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said that "over the last two years since President Barack Obama has taken office, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. And if some of those jobs are lost in this, so be it. We're broke. It's time for us to get serious about how we're spending the nation's money."

    PolitiFact | John Boehner says 200,000 new federal jobs have sprouted since start of Obama's term

    I thought the idea was to increase the number of jobs as you come out of a recession not cut them.

    Actually the number is 58,000 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but 200,000 sounds more dramatic.
     
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    The government has to be run like a business. If it doesn't have the money, then it has to let some people go. (Preferably starting with the bosses)

    The reason why your food, gas , and clothing prices are up is because the dickheads running the government are NOT running it like a business.
     
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    The dickheads running government caused a drought in Mexico (food), turmoil in the middle east (gas) and a spike in cotton prices (clothes)?
     
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    Exactly, the problem was increasing government jobs by 200,000 with no way to pay them. We HAVE to cut federal spending. And if we have to suffer for a while then so be it. As of right now we don't even come close to living what the people in the Depression lived through, so I think we're alright. I'd rather live a little tight for a while than have my kids being owned by China and having to pay HUGE tax rates because our government didn't know how to keep it's fiscal dick in its pants.
     
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    I am referring to inflation caused by the printing of a fiat currency to make up for budget deficits. Those things you mention don't help much but commodities have been increasing dramatically.

    Maybe you should petition congress to give more subsidies. That always seems to work :cuckoo:
     
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    Lordy. Well said. Add to that the near wipeout by floods of agriculture in Pakistan, the #4 producer of cotton in the world, the drought in Eastern Europe that wiped out 40% of Russian grain production and 10% of the EU's. Then add the flood in Australia, wheat, suger, bananas, and a third of the world's coking coal. A number of other precipitation events in China, Tennessee, and Sri Lanka. Now the Mid East is aflame, finally, and other nations in the world that have oppressive governments have their citizen looking at what has happened in Egypt and Tunisia.

    And this dingleberry blames our government for all of this. :lol:
     
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    Maybe you should wake up to the fact that there is a physical world out there. One that has stronger and more permanent effects than the partisan political one you inhabit.
     
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    Oh imagine that! After 8 years of Retards & 2 years of Dummies, NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN it is time to get serious. That must be the Retard signal to cons to start hiring and investing the Trillion they have been setting on.
     
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    OK. Let us defund the biggest single payroll in the government. All you Marines, soldiers, airman, and sailors go home now. We are going to save a bunch of money.
     
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    The inflation from printing money requires an equal willingness to enter that money into circulation, something that has not happened to any significant extent.

    What in the wide world of sports are you talking about?
     

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