All this complaining about Obama in this forum is ridiculous. It is the
Republicans who blocked all attempts by the Obama to build necessary
infrastructure, and action that would have simultaneously employed millions
while giving this nation the infrastructure to be competitive. But Republicans
insisted that any investment in infrastructure was essentially just a waste of
taxpayer money. Well what's more of a waste? Spending Federal
money building infrastructure and getting people working . . . Or paying people
unemployment benefits while they don't work?If the Republicans
could be far-sighted enough to see the long term consequences of their actions
(and non-actions) this nation would be a much better place.Come on
Republicans . . . Please stop obstructing progress.
its funny that they wont touch the top 1% in taxes but will cut off the working
class and think they will be better off. and the tax cuts over ten years ago
didnt make even one more job. and the rich at a record rate are shipping income
to banks outside the united states. the top 1% are the ones shipping jobs out of
country with the help of tax laws from clinton and bush that profit them to go
over seas. look it up. the lower 50% of americans will not be able to afford a
home or university schooling in the next 20 years and yet corporations are
making record profits.
We have an anti business president. The stimulus bill made things worse.
40,000 new rules and regulations this year do not help. Business and industry
are champing at the bit. Anyone receiving unemployment should be required to
work a few days a week. There are millions of jobs it is just they don't
pay well. An incentive program would help.
OMMAt least complete the picture. Obama does not offer anything
either. If he did, then after 5 years we might have seen something approaching
normal employemnt. Instead we have 90 some million dropping out of the labor
force. We now have a lot of part time jobs and McJobs. Plus, probably the
most important statistic is one RBB pointed out. When peoples unemployment runs
out many run out and get jobs.
It just goes to show that what Mitt Romney said was correct. It is hard to get
people to vote one way when the alternative is getting hand-outs from the
government. Lets require anyone receiving unemployment to spend 10-15 hours per
week doing something to help their community. I bet many will find jobs.It is also interesting to look at the percentage of people who find jobs
within 30 days of their benefits running out. I could not find a job for two
years, and then - Whammo! - right after the benefits ended - I found one.
It's like a self-fullfilling prophecy...So long as the GOP
remains convinced that only the stupid and lazy are Democrats - they will keep
loosing support.People need jobs, not hand-outs.The GOP