Rep Dennis Kucinich on how to create jobs in America

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYLK8ssVnRQ]*Countdown with Keith Olbermann - Kucinich on how to create jobs in America - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Dennis Kucinich is right on.
     
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    Oops, ruined another thread. Sorry about that.
     
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    Way to go, Denny. Ratchet up that government spending again, and you'll guarantee the community agitator in chief is back in Hyde Park in Jan. '13, applying for his Habitat for Humanity tool belt.
     
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    The comments on FDR were right on, it seems he was the last great democratic and even American president for all the people. Today we have corporate stooges.

    We seem to be repeating history, see a bit of the period before great depression below. Under it are the accomplishments of FDR.

    "Over the decade, about 1,200 mergers will swallow up more than 6,000 previously independent companies; by 1929, only 200 corporations will control over half of all American industry.
    By the end of the decade, the bottom 80 percent of all income-earners will be removed from the tax rolls completely. Taxes on the rich will fall throughout the decade.
    By 1929, the richest 1 percent will own 40 percent of the nation's wealth. The bottom 93 percent will have experienced a 4 percent drop in real disposable per-capita income between 1923 and 1929.
    The middle class comprises only 15 to 20 percent of all Americans.
    Individual worker productivity rises an astonishing 43 percent from 1919 to 1929. But the rewards are being funneled to the top: the number of people reporting half-million dollar incomes grows from 156 to 1,489 between 1920 and 1929, a phenomenal rise compared to other decades. But that is still less than 1 percent of all income-earners.
    1922
    The conservative Supreme Court strikes down federal child labor legislation.
    1923
    President Warren Harding dies in office; his administration was easily one of the most corrupt in American history. Calvin Coolidge, who is squeaky clean by comparison, becomes president. Coolidge is no less committed to laissez-faire and a non-interventionist government. He announces to the American people: "The business of America is business."
    Supreme Court nullifies minimum wage for women in District of Columbia.
    1924
    The Ku Klux Klan reaches the height of its influence in America: by the end of the year it will claim 9 million members. It will decline drastically in 1925, however, after financial and moral scandals rock its leadership.
    The stock market begins its spectacular rise. Bears little relation to the rest of the economy." Timeline of the Great Depression

    and FDR's accomplishments:

    "The conservative economic policies of the 1920s -- low taxes, little regulation, lack of anti-trust enforcement -- did nothing to stop the August recession and the October stock market crash.
    Hoover kept the Federal Reserve from expanding the money supply while bank panics and billions in lost deposits were contracting it. The Fed's inaction was the reason why the initial recession turned into a prolonged depression.
    The economy continually sank throughout Hoover's entire term. Under Roosevelt's New Deal, it rose five out of seven years.
    Attempts to blame Big Government for the Depression do not withstand serious scrutiny. The Smoot-Hawley Tariff had a minor impact because trade formed only 6 percent of the U.S. economy, and reducing trade gave Americans only that much more money to spend domestically. Hoover's other attempts at government intervention came mostly during his last year in office, when the Depression was already at its depth.
    The first nations to come out of the Great Depression -- Sweden, Germany, Great Britain, and then everyone else -- did so after they adopted the Keynesian solution of heavy deficit government spending.
    Keynesian economic policies have eliminated the depression from the world's economies in the six decades that have followed."


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    Although I pretty much agree with most of what he is saying here, when Dennis started supporting Obama's HC bill he lost my respect.

    WE want to put American back to work?

    TARIFFS = FAIR TRADE.

    America has thrown 30,000,000 jobs to other nations in the last thirty years.

    And after thirty years, this idiotic policy has finally pooched the economy.
     
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    FDR was the biggest failure of the 20th Century who kept an entire generation of men unemployed.

    FDR US Unemployment 1933: 24.9, 1934: 21.7%, 1935: 20.1%, 1936: 16.9%, 1937: 14.3%, 1938: 19.0%, 1939: 17.2%.

    You have to thank Hitler for ending FDR's reign of economic terror
     
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    Agree.

    Keep with that "Spread the Wealth" message Dennis. Thanks for reminding us you're all a bunch of Socialists.
     
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    After waking up to the failure of George Bush and Barack Obama I've warmed up to some of what Kucinich has to say. He's correct on a few points:

    Korea and Columbia trade agreements are job losers, just like NAFTA.
    Bailouts were for Wall Street not main street.

    He loses me on when he says Americans need to get back to work but then suggests that gov't needs to facilitate that with a "new WPA". He says we need to pay for "infrastructure programs" such but leaves out the fact that the Stimulus was supposed to provide for that. Remember "shovel ready jobs"?

    He hit the nail on the head when he said the 2012 election is a choice between two Republicans. Obama IS a Globalist Puppet in Democrat clothing.

    Kucinich will always have my respect because he's one of the only Congressmen with the balls to talk about impeaching Obama.
     
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