“Shovel Ready Jobs”

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    If I hear the term “Shovel Ready Jobs” one more time, I think I’m going to loose it. Who the hell wants a job that includes shoveling or physical labor for that matter??? Have you ever been on a construction jobsite? Most of the workers like androids powered by alcohol, drugs, ignorance, or a combination thereof, with few exceptions. Their knowledge is limited to the repetitiveness of the tasks they’re taught to perform. Those tasks are invariably dictated to them by foremen who are little more than liaisons between an engineering company and the robots performing the actual construction tasks.

    So who are all these people that are going to fill these “shovel ready jobs” that are going to save the country and what are we going to do with them when the job is done or the money runs out?

    This has to be the biggest joke perpetrated on the American people since the 16th amendment was passed.
     
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    So then, you want all the illegals to hold the power of out production, construction, etc.? Good to know.
     
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    I've been on thousands of construction sites, and your characterization is not only false, it shows your stupidity...
     
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    the materials used on those shovel ready projects are made by others, trucked there by others, managed and designed by others.....those businesses buy materials from others as well as hire accountants and finance people....

    more than those shoveling will be working....is the hypothesis.

    it is TRICKLE UP! :)

    care
     
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    I'm sure all the corporate white collar workers from Wachovia bank are just begging to be on the working end of a shovel.
    <yes, that was sarcasm>
     
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    Kiss my ass you fucking puke.
     
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    And Caterpillar laid off how many employees this year?
    http://archives.chicagotribune.com/2009/jan/27/business/chi-tue-caterpillar-0127-jan27
     
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    Ding ding ding! We need to keep more of those parts to the plan in our country, if we outsource the first one (shovel ready) then it becomes cheaper to outsource all of them.
     
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    I've been around construction for quite a few years now and must say that while your assertion may be true in some cases, it is increasingly less accurate. I'll not deny that there are laborers/grunts who use and abuse both alcohol and drugs - sometimes even on the job - but you've also got a higher standard now with regards to foremen, operators, etc. They are expected to do their jobs quickly, save the company as much money as they can, all while keeping the job as safe as possible.

    They've become highly-trained, in-high-demand persons. It's not as simple on the inside as it looks from the outside.
     
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    LOL! I guess we better start by building manufacturing facilities huh? I haven't heard much about that part of the plan.

    But, keep dreaming, Care.
     

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