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jtuck004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-11-11 12:11 AM
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10. K&R. But need 10 million put to work - that would still be less than half of the 24 million looking.
Edited on Thu Aug-11-11 12:12 AM by jtuck004
So not nearly enough. Even at $113,500 per person you wind up with the good being overshadowed by conditions after the stim ends, much like the results of our current stimulus programs. (If one assumes the various stimulus programs were responsible for the almost negligible growth in the past few months). It is virtually all service work that, once done, doesn't create anything for sustainability. Which leaves more people in pain and another absurd fight down the road.

It's like throwing buckets of water on a big housefire. Some good, but at that rate it's gonna burn to the ground. Just a little slower.

People need to get some vision, ask for the big stuff. You know they are gonna try to beat some (or all) of this down, might as well start with something large enough to make a real damn difference. Add in some discussion about if our country can create an economy that will sustain over 300 million people in the style to which they have become accustomed. (I don't think so, but I would love to be proved wrong). Add in some training in entrepreneurship, some years of schooling for millions of people to fix the real structural deficiencies, some money to rebuild manufacturing and educate neighbors as to why it helps them to pay higher prices to support their local economy.

But good for you, Congresswoman Schakowsky. It should amp the conversation up closer to where it should be.

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