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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:10 PM

Weak demand (not excess taxes or regulations) is preventing job growth

Using survey data from the National Federation of Independent Business, the two researchers found that when businesses complained most of lack of sales and demand, unemployment was highest. The research also showed that “there was almost no correlation between job growth in a state from 2008 to 2011 and the increase in the percentage of businesses citing regulation and taxes as their primary concern. In fact, if anything, the correlation is positive.”

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ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 OP
Skittles Feb 2013 #1
Amonester Feb 2013 #4
Cary Feb 2013 #2
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #3
Sherman A1 Feb 2013 #5
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #7
Egalitarian Thug Feb 2013 #6
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #8
Auntie Bush Feb 2013 #9
Igel Feb 2013 #10

Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:19 PM

1. well let's see

you pimp jobs offshore and inshore and stagnate pay, make all the real gains go to the top 1%, and do a triple war against pensions, social security and medicare......then you wonder why people aren't buying?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:37 PM

4. not to forget: bloat up the price of gas at the pump...

the price of heating oil, the price of electricity, the price of food, the price of... almost everything else

Do They Think Money Grows From Trees????

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:19 PM

2. If real wages were the same as they were 30 years ago,

the average household income would be almost twice what it is today. Instead of $50,000 a year it would be over $90,000 a year.

No one ever talks about this fact.

If the average household income was over $90,000 a year we would not have had a mortgage crisis. Demand would be higher. We would not be in a liquidity trap.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:29 PM

3. Need to break up the big corporations so small firms can compete

that would also create more jobs

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:47 PM

5. I wil add this thread about Wal Mart's reality to the discussion

They are feeling the pinch of lower levels of consumer spending as well and they are not enjoying the situation.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022382467

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:08 PM

7. F*ck Mal-Wart

They are one of the main reasons we're in this situation. They get no sympathy from me.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:58 PM

6. There is a huge backlog of demand that is stifled by the lack of capital.

 

Too many people either out of work or working for too little.

Fixing this economy can be done so simply, our government just refuses to even propose the steps required to do it because Wall Street doesn't like them.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:15 PM

8. That's just the thing. Who controls the gov't? It's not human citizens/voters...

...it's big corprats/Wall St.

And the idiot GOOP is all worried about "big guvmint" and they clutch their damn guns.

Well "big guvmint" isn't the problem. The problem is Big Corporations who are controlling the government instead of citizen voters. When actual people control the government, it works for the people. When big corporate interests control the government, it works for them and only for them and hurts everyone else.

The damn Teabillies completely miss that. Duh.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:14 PM

9. If the people don't have any money...they can't but any goods. Simple as that!

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:19 PM

10. And yet demand has increased more than unemployment's decreased.

The difference is called the "trade deficit."

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