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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:47 AM
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Robert Reich: The Zero Economy
You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold
You gotta be wiser, you gotta be hard
You gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm
You gotta stay together

http://obrag.org/?p=44518

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports today no jobs were created in August. Zero. Nada.

Well, not quite. The strike at Verizon reduced the labor force by 45,000. Minnesota government employees returned to work, adding 22,000. So in reality, America added 23,000 jobs. Almost zero.

In reality, worse than zero. We need 125,000 a month merely to keep up with population growth. So the hole continues to deepen.

Since this Depression began at the end of 2007, Americas potential labor force working-age people who want jobs has grown by over 7 million. But since then the number of Americans with jobs has shrunk by more than 300,000.

(snip)

Do you hear me, Mr. President? Please be bold next week. And if, as expected, Republicans refuse to go along, take it to the people. Mobilize the public. Use the bully pulpit. Thats what you have it for.

(end snip)

emphasis mine
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:54 AM
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1. recommend
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:23 PM
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2. Ain't gonna happen, but it's a nice thought
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Dokkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:06 PM
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3. If you think 0 is bad
Then wait till they revise the number down a bit more.
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hay rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:15 PM
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4. Robert Reich for president.
That is all.
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