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Response to louis-t (Reply #17)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:17 PM

18. That's mostly eye-candy. We've lost 10 million manufacturing jobs


that are never coming back, there are near 30 million people who are not productive, and these folks are talking about at most a few thousand, some of them service jobs that wouldn't exist without someone making something, near as I can tell.

You know, though, if there is demand, their competitors will be glad they pulled such a boneheaded stunt, if that is what it is. And their stockholders won't be happy happy.

If there is not demand, THAT's the reason they laid people off, not their damn benevolence.

Even smart people bewilder me sometimes. We (I mean as a country) should be talking about how demand creates jobs, how we get demand from investment and how us getting together as a government is the only entity that could possibly pull that off.

Instead we talk about trivia like this, then laugh at people who get their news from the tabloid at the grocery.

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