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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 02:21 PM

12. The unemployment problem is much simpler than that,

 

The sheer simple fact of the matter is that while private sector jobs are indeed being created, public sector jobs have not only not recovered from the recession, but have actually become worse as local, state and federal governments issue austerity policy after austerity policy. Millions of people, ranging from construction workers to teacher, firefighters to park rangers, cops to hospital workers have been thrust out of work due to government austerity programs.

What is needed is another WPA program aimed at getting these public sector jobs back. Pump money into state and local government, education, federal payrolls, and start hiring people. Yes, it will drive up our deficit temporarily, but the tax revenue generated by all those newly employed people will more than offset the initial money spent.

Until we quit following the path of austerity, we are not going to pull out of this economic slump.

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