Unemployment: If you're a liberal or democrat, what would you do?

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  1. weholdthesetruths profile image60
    weholdthesetruthsposted 8 years ago

    Let's imagine that that come November 1, you have the ability to change us government policy, any way you wish.  But, you cannot create a new tax, increase any new tax, nor can you create a spending program. 

    Given these conditions, what would you do?   Your goal is to reduce unemployment.  You can't create taxpayer funded make=work jobs that don't do anything, you have to let the economy create them.  So, what would you do?

    1. dutchman1951 profile image61
      dutchman1951posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      imagine; if you must a full all out effort to pull all the rail industry togeather in a network of electric roads, state to state, town to town with high speed bypass lanes for long distance. Moving people and freight like clockwork across country, with jobs in every state. Mechanics, cooks, cleaners, ticket takers....you name it; all kinds of jobs open to us citizens.

      no new tax in fact remove tax for every industry that participates, invests and builds it. Perminant jobs in Transportation, High Speed rail. A self re-generating system, cheep tickets, no extra charges and safe new roads, with technology the overides human error, for good saftey record. Laws that require upkeep and replacement parts.

      Light weight high impact Aluminum and Kevlar plastics, parts, food meals for crews and passengers. Electronic grid power and support; all kinds of jobs related to the system + in the system.  Private regulated enterprise.

      imagine; higher wages, benifits and many many jobs in each state?????

      just one persons immaginary idea??????

    2. IntimatEvolution profile image81
      IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Under those conditions, I'd vote for the libertarian of the bunch.  You've basically stated their main focus and platform to a tee. 

      Are you libertarian?  Keep in mind, Libertarian does not stand for 'Liberal' views.

      So are you wanting to know if we will vote for the Libertarians to be in power?  No- I will not be voting along their party lines.  We need taxes to help fund programs.

  2. Evan G Rogers profile image71
    Evan G Rogersposted 8 years ago

    it's a false choice!!!

    The federal government has no power over employment!! Read the constitution!!

    All that congress can do is listed in Article 1 section 8 - every other power (not restricted to states by A1S10) is reserved to the states!! (and those that are restricted to the states are granted to the people!!)

    It's impossible for government to make the world better - each dollar they spend is stolen from someone else!! The market is a better system from productivity and employment.

  3. Ralph Deeds profile image66
    Ralph Deedsposted 8 years ago

    The stimulus was inadequate and perhaps not well targeted and too slow taking effect. If memory serves a couple of hundred billion has yet to be spent. Tax cuts for small and medium-sized businesses and perhaps a moratorium on FICA taxes would help. And there is plenty of work needed on useful public infrastructure projects--roads, rail, bridges, etc.

    1. weholdthesetruths profile image60
      weholdthesetruthsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So, spending money on roads and bridges?   Tax cuts, but only for small companies?   

      Why?  Could you explain the process that arrives at an outcome of increassed hiring and productivity and wealth generation?

      1. Ralph Deeds profile image66
        Ralph Deedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Educate your self a bit by reading this morning's column by Nobel Prize economist Paul Krugman. Even you should be able to understand it if you try real hard and read it over two or three times. Economists differ over the details, but his is the standard, orthodox view.

        http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/06/opini … an.html?hp

        1. Jake Duke profile image60
          Jake Dukeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          WWRRD...What would Ronald Reagan do? Decrease taxes.

    2. JON EWALL profile image73
      JON EWALLposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ralph Deeds
      ''The stimulus was inadequate and perhaps not well targeted '' Check out where the money went on Recovery.Gov.  Pork, more pork and money going to districts that don't exist. Obama and the Democrats had the target which was  save public sector union jobs and union pension funds.

      Healthcare  help for public sector union employees
      Nearly 2,000 employers and unions have been approved to seek Federal reimbursement for the Health claims of their ‘’ early retirees, ‘’ or retired workers aged 55 or older who are too young to get Medicare. Obama administration officials said , the $5 billion program is a key ‘’ bridge ‘’ provision of the new Federal Health-care Law, intended to encourage employers to maintain coverage of early retirees and the their families until states are able to establish Federally Subsidized Health  Insurance Exchanges in 2014.
      Articles by wire services
      Comments on article 2 
      ‘’Obama administration officials said , the $5 billion program is a key ‘’ bridge ‘’ provision of the new
      Federal Health-care Law.’’ It appears that those Employers are Cities, Towns, States, and Public Services Employers and Unions employed in the Public Sector areas. In other words the public employees  and union employees will get more benefits than the private sector employers and employees before they reach the 65 year requirements of collecting social security and Medicare benefits.
      Who is too blame for not watching out for the average middle class taxpayer? The  Barak Obama administration pushed the Healthcare Reform bills thru without our elected representatives in Congress reading or debating the bill before they voted to approved the Healthcare Reform bill.
      President Obama was asked if the unions would be exempt from the provisions of the Health care Reform bill prior to the passage of the bill.  Obama stated that the unions will not be exempt. Recently the business sector reported that the unions will be grandfathered and exempt from the law. Senator  Wilson called President Obama a liar latter confirmed by the media that the President did indeed lie.
      There is an old expression, ‘’ you can fool some of the people some of the time but you can’t fool all the people all the time .’’The time has come to question our elected members of Congress, make them accountable to the public for their actions on voting issues. Many have supported the party in lieu of the people who elected them to serve  in government.

      Deeds, ‘’Tax cuts for small and medium-sized businesses and perhaps a moratorium on FICA taxes would help.’’ The minority party ( Republicans ) offered that solution many many months ago. Now with the election on the horizon, the majority party( Democrats ) are considering the above and extending the Bush tax cuts. Help, help  me to get some votes.

      1. Ralph Deeds profile image66
        Ralph Deedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Even a blind GOP hog finds an acorn once in a while.


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