Why Is There Record Long-Term Unemployment?

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    Thursday, March 1, 2012

    Why aren’t many people who have been unemployed for more than six months able to get jobs?

    Analysts say the long-term unemployment numbers now haven’t been this high since the Great Depression. Is it because they’ve become dependent on unemployment as some on the political right would say? Or is it because their skills are outdated they need training as many on the left would say?

    According to new research, it’s neither.

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    Yeah that's right.

    Now why is there very weak demand for workers?

    That's really the question, isn't it?







     
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    Perhaps because this president has policies that CLOSE down companies and plants and that prevents new jobs from being brought forward. Just a thought.
     
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    or companies move offshore for cheap labor?
    I am sure Apples onshore manufacturing was closed down by Obama.
    Ohh wait it moved offshore while Bush was in office.
     
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    Remind us again how you DON"T defend Obama.
     
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    that is not defending Obama.
    I was just pointing out how you attack Obama for the stuff that happened under your beloved Bush's watch.
    Obama has carried on with most of the same principles Bush had. They both suck.
    I just like pointing out partisan hypocrisy.

    Do you deny that lots of jobs were offshored under Bush's watch too?

    More than under Obama's watch so far I would think.
     
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    Wrong as usual, Bush did not sign a statement that would close down over 100 power plants and effect the coal industry. Bush did not shut down twice a pipe line that would bring in 20000 long term jobs. And until the dems took over Congress Bush had what is legally described as FULL employment. Bush tried to stop the Housing collapse as well and was defeated twice by Democrats one of whom went on national TV just a month or two before the collapse and INSISTED that the only danger to the Housing market was more regulations.

    Bush did not propose increasing taxes on corporations to force them out of business and out of the Country either. Obama has.

    Quit defending Obama or admit you do it.
     
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    America obviously doesn't need people to actually do a job. It just needs it's citizens to have some money to spend to complete the cycle.
     
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    I pity you.
    You are a victim of your conservative brain structure.

    All your things are might have been or might be items.
     

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