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HappyCynic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-11-11 02:17 AM
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18. Funding and jobs
Don't forget about the second part of the financing:

It would be financed by separate legislation introduced by Schakowsky called the "Fairness in Taxation Act," which would raise taxes for Americans who earn more than $1 million and $1 billion. It would also eliminate subsidies for big oil companies while closing loopholes for corporations that send American jobs overseas.

Many of the jobs address current needs:

* The School Improvement Corps would create 400,000 construction and 250,000 maintenance jobs by funding positions created by public school districts to do needed school rehabilitation improvements.
* The Community Corps would hire 750,000 individuals to do needed work in communities, including housing rehab, weatherization, recycling, and rural conservation.

Many do not appear to be "make work" projects and seem to be long term jobs:
* The Neighborhood Heroes Corps would hire 300,000 new teachers, 40,000 new police officers and 12,000 new firefighters.
* The Health Corps would hire at least 40,000 health care providers, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and health care workers to expand access in underserved rural and urban areas.
* The Child Care Corps would create 100,000 jobs in early childhood care and education through additional funding for Early Head Start.

Even the "make work" projects will provide jobs now and put more money into the economy (through indirectly created jobs such as restaurant workers - more employed people = more people eating out). Spending on retraining won't do much good without actual jobs. Mortgages can be addressed by a separate bill. If the Democrats win back the House and retain control over the Senate, then additional and bigger, better jobs bills can be enacted and passed. In that case, the "make work" projects can serve as an important way to keep people employed until then.

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  -Jan Schakowsky Announces New Budget Plan With Focus On Jobs highplainsdem  Aug-10-11 10:02 PM   #0 
  - K and R for Jan..just look at the number of jobs created...that's it..nt  Stuart G   Aug-10-11 10:03 PM   #1 
  - It's a brilliant plan.  highplainsdem   Aug-10-11 10:11 PM   #2 
  - Dems Need to Get Behind This!! Raise the Noise!!  AbigailThomas   Aug-11-11 08:18 AM   #25 
  - She's a Democrat from Illinois. Will Obama speak out in support?  Divernan   Aug-10-11 10:18 PM   #3 
  - I'm still a supporter  cstanleytech   Aug-10-11 10:38 PM   #9 
  - Thank you for replying.  Divernan   Aug-11-11 07:14 AM   #21 
  - Snort - choke. One would hope so, but he never mentioned the Peoples budget, either.  grahamhgreen   Aug-10-11 11:43 PM   #12 
  - Hearty K&R. - n/t  Zenlitened   Aug-10-11 10:20 PM   #4 
  - I applaud Jan and wish her good luck. If only she could get all  Booster   Aug-10-11 10:23 PM   #5 
  - This is what we need. Now we ALL from the lowest to the highest  jwirr   Aug-10-11 10:25 PM   #6 
  - Gotta be shouting this from the rooftops.  madamesilverspurs   Aug-10-11 10:35 PM   #7 
  - And all those employed through these programs would develop their  JDPriestly   Aug-10-11 10:36 PM   #8 
  - K&R. But need 10 million put to work - that would still be less than half of the 24 million looking.  jtuck004   Aug-10-11 11:11 PM   #10 
  - Directly created jobs  HappyCynic   Aug-11-11 12:00 AM   #13 
     - +1  humankarenball   Aug-11-11 07:55 AM   #23 
     - That's exactly where we are now. Little stimulus attempts, none  jtuck004   Aug-11-11 10:16 AM   #28 
     - One other little point - little plans have been tried before  jtuck004   Aug-11-11 11:35 AM   #30 
  - Doesn't seem to be trickle-downy enough  MannyGoldstein   Aug-10-11 11:13 PM   #11 
  - K&R...But Congresswoman, can you times it by four?  Firebrand Gary   Aug-11-11 12:11 AM   #14 
  - Not to throw cold water on this but.....  NAZLib   Aug-11-11 01:19 AM   #15 
  - Funding and jobs  HappyCynic   Aug-11-11 02:17 AM   #18 
  - Funding & Jobs  NAZLib   Aug-11-11 03:49 AM   #19 
  - HappyCynic and the effectiveness of stimulus  NAZLib   Aug-12-11 12:07 PM   #40 
  - Instead, you're gonna throw a slew of RW talking points on it?  Hugin   Aug-11-11 04:58 AM   #20 
     - Is the CBO good enough?  NAZLib   Aug-11-11 12:16 PM   #31 
        - You've only told me how much they're SUPPOSED to be paying.  Hugin   Aug-11-11 12:53 PM   #32 
        - CBO is not the M$M  NAZLib   Aug-11-11 02:17 PM   #33 
           - Can't find it, can you?  Hugin   Aug-12-11 08:07 AM   #37 
              - I've already told you.  NAZLib   Aug-12-11 10:28 AM   #38 
        - We don't like Teabaggers on DU.  Enthusiast   Aug-11-11 05:31 PM   #35 
           - Not a "Teabagger"  NAZLib   Aug-11-11 07:48 PM   #36 
  - Nice that someone  kimsarah   Aug-11-11 02:12 AM   #16 
  - Better yet  kimsarah   Aug-11-11 02:15 AM   #17 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-11-11 08:03 AM   #24 
  - Good plan  JustAnotherGen   Aug-11-11 07:46 AM   #22 
  - The way forward!  swilton   Aug-11-11 09:50 AM   #26 
  - Holy crap if that doesn't sound like the best prescription heard to-date!  Roland99   Aug-11-11 09:54 AM   #27 
  - I like it. I know it has no chance in hell in the House. But it's good to reinforce  TwilightGardener   Aug-11-11 10:29 AM   #29 
  - Should've been proposed in January 2009, when the Dems had the WH, House and Senate ...  SomeGuyInEagan   Aug-12-11 10:39 AM   #39 
  - Jan Schakowsky for President! nt  Enthusiast   Aug-11-11 05:27 PM   #34 

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