Will Republicans Work to Lower Unemployment?

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    With just over two years till the presidential elections, economic expansion and a strong job market is critical to Obama and the Democrats. Republicans are promising they will work for economic improvement if elected in the midterm. But is there any real incentive for them to do so? It would seem that they have reason to do the opposite. It is Obama, not congress that will be held responsible if in 2 years we have high unemployment.
     
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    No, they won't....as usual.

    :cool:
     
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    Republicans know two things. "Deregulate" and "Cut taxes for the rich". That's it. That's all they know. You want to know what their policies are?

    1. Deregulate clean air.

    2. Deregulate clean water.

    3. Deregulate Wall Street.

    4. Cut taxes for everyone making over $250,000 a year.

    5. End taxes for everyone making over 5 million a year.

    6. End taxes for corporations.

    There you go. The Republican plan. I knew it even before they said it.
     
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    I hate to tell folks this, but Republicans are lawyers, and politicians, and lawyers who are politicians DON'T WORK AT ANYTHING -- it's against the Legal Weasel code of ethics.

    However, they'll probably not get under foot and in the way of those who DO work quite as much as the Dimwits do.

    Which Republican lack of skill and practice in the fine art of government obstructionism and obfuscation MIGHT make it possible for employers to actually need more employees.
     
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    If Republicans had their way, they would let corporations strip mine America and the people would work for 100 bucks a month with no benefits, no medical and no days off.
     
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    In other words......


    Hey government beaurocrats.....
    GET OUT OF MY LIFE!
     
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    If that was their actual platform, I might even vote for them.
     
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    rdean has to be the most dishonest pigeon holing asshole on these boards.
     
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    US workers’ poverty reaches 50-year high
    By Robin Harding in Washington

    Published: September 16 2010 18:21 | Last updated: September 16 2010 18:21

    Poverty among the working-age population of the US rose to the highest level for almost 50 years in 2009, as the human cost of the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression was laid bare in new census data.

    Poverty among those aged 18 to 64 rose by 1.3 percentage points to 12.9 per cent – the highest level since the early 1960s, prior to then-president Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty”. The overall poverty rate rose by 1.1 percentage points to 14.3 per cent, the highest since 1994.

    EDITOR’S CHOICE
    Fall in US jobless claims offers hope - Sep-16.In depth: US mid-term elections - Sep-15.Editorial Comment: Obama should do more - Sep-07.Lex: Fiscal policy and economics - Sep-09.US industrial production slows in August - Sep-15.Rising US retail sales lift consumer hopes - Sep-14..The rise in working age poverty was driven by the jump in the unemployment rate to 10 per cent during 2009. It is a bitter blow to Barack Obama, US president, who campaigned on a promise to cut poverty, and the data may further harm the already difficult prospects for Democrats in November’s mid-term elections to Congress.

    “The overall message is that we’ve erased all of the gains in poverty that were made in the 1990s,” said Elise Gould of the Economic Policy Institute, a left-of-centre Washington think tank.


    FT.com / US / Society - US workers? poverty reaches 50-year high


    lmao.......seems the Republicans count do any worse:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Until consumer demand comes back, what are they supposed to do; spend mo money we don't have?
     
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