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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:19 PM

Robert Reich: Why The Economy Has Stalled

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that American employers added only 157,000 jobs in January. That's fewer than they added in December (196,000 jobs, as revised by the Bureau of Labor Statistics). The overall unemployment rate remains stuck at 7.9 percent, just about where it's been since September.


http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/279-82/15830-the-jobs-report-and-why-the-recovery-has-stalled

Its not rocket science. Its just that we have a group of repugs who don't give a shit about poor and middle class families. They should be tossed under the jail for not doing their job. We are in desperate need of a revolution. I can't think of any other alternative.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:32 PM

1. When you mention a revolution I hope you are not talking of an armed uprising. ...

Our nation has been through many hard times before and survived to live in far better times.

We need a grassroots political effort to vote out those elected politicians who are standing the way of needed legislation to create well paying jobs in our nation. I find a lot of people who believe that their vote is useless and will make little or no difference. If we can find a way to mobilize those people and get them to the polls we can create change.

In my opinion that would be a good revolution.

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Response to spin (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:45 PM

3. No I'm not. I'm smarter than that.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:31 PM

7. Good. That's what I thought but recently I have seen a number of scary posts ...

both here on DU and on other sites. I take most with a grain of salt.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:33 PM

2. the reason is because the richest 20% are holding 95.3% of all the Financial Wealth in the USA

 

there the bottom 80% hold only 4.7% and the bottom 50% hold only 2.5%

there isn't enough available cash to have any sort of economy for the Under Class...THERE IS NO MIDDLE CLASS ANYMORE!!.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:49 PM

4. Let's hope we're allowed a peaceful revolution

like the one that occurred in the 1930s. Violent ones don't work, the pricks who caused the whole mess just change uniforms during the confusion and we're soon back where we started.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:18 PM

5. That is at least equally a risk with a peaceful one too.

Nothing will work when the same folks control all the resources, the same networks of connections are the "stakeholders", and representatives are selected from the same circles.

Almost always happens regardless of the how aspect works out you end up with the same fuckers literally, the same fuckers under a new guise/label paying off an overseer class to act as interface, or the guys the next notch down that want to be on top.

No real change is possible without upheaval of the paradigm, rearranging the deck chairs is really what doesn't work.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:23 PM

6. It has stalled because repukes refuse to let government do what it is supposed to

and promote the general welfare of the citizens.

We need massive jobs programs,single payer healthcare,green energy and there is plenty of money for all if we stopped letting a precious few horde it.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:36 PM

8. The elitits run the country. The best we can hope for is to scare them bad enough

that they ease up. They will never give up their power.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:59 PM

9. An Occupy that actually holds together no matter what would be a start.

Or a strike of some kind like they do in France and other European countries.

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