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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:21 AM
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New argument>> if we bring the troops home now, unemployment will go up
because the troops are guarenteed their jobs back and so what ever would we do with those people who are "filling in" for the troops while they are deployed




jebus can the RW nutjobs get any more idiotic
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:24 AM
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1. There will be lots of staff level openings in the former Bush administration soon..
Lets fill those jobs with the returning troops.
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:25 AM
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this was at my Jeep dealership
with several older people

I had my friends don't let friends vote republican shirt on.

I smiled at everyone after they read my shirt


then the tv was talking about troops and the conversation turned to Iraq.

I spoke my peace
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lazer47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:25 AM
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2. We would have to send them back to Mexico,,
:sarcasm:
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:30 AM
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3. so what they are really saying
is that the current unemployment numbers are artificially low because of troop deployments, and the economy is not as rosy as the Repubs are saying.
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:32 AM
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4. I kind of mentioned that
as well as the fact that just because someone has a 8 dollar an hour job doesn't mean they can pay rent/mortgage and feed and clothe their children.


one older gentleman had the gall to say he raised his family on less than that.

I said well during that time wasn't gas like .29 cents a gallon?

he shut up
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:38 AM
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9. And it's better to get blown up or shot at then be unemployed.
When in God's name are these people going to STFU?
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:35 AM
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5. Less than 1/2 of an average growth in jobs for 1 month.
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 11:40 AM by TahitiNut
Less than half. One month. That's if all 140,000 troops left the military and pushed out someone who was working in "their" job.

High school diplomas should be revocable.

Smirk & Sneer have taken ten million jobs out of the economy and some imbecile thinks that leaving troops where they're being killed is a "good idea"?? Unfuckingreal.



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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:36 AM
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6. most are employed by the Army
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 11:37 AM by leftofthedial
160,000 more in the job market will raise true unemployment from about 20% to about 20.01%.


the ones who get their jobs back won't displace anyone. their jobs are waiting.
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fed-up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:30 PM
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20. don't forget the 126,000 plus mercenaries working for Blackwater etc....nt
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:25 PM
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22. The bush SA?
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DutchLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:37 AM
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7. Yes. Because... the number of jobs always is the same?
:crazy:
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:38 AM
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8. Warfare - A Great Way to Get People Back To Work!
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:40 AM
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10. self delete
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 11:41 AM by bunkerbuster1
I didn't see one of your replies, which answers my question.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:40 AM
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11. Wow! So the answer to unemployment is killing people off.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:40 AM
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12. well there are 3,616 less that will be coming home alive, i guess the RW nuts
didn't count them.
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:47 AM
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13. how many of those deployed were small business owners?
who had to lay off or close up shop because of their deployment?
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BearSquirrel2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:10 PM
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14. By that reasoning ...

By Bush administration reasoning, bringing them back would create even more jobs since they would all be starting new businesses.

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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:15 PM
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15. Neocon formula for employment of the masses: Kill off a bunch of them.
Then, no worries. They are setting the stage to ensure generations will be culled this way: surplus workers as gist for the mill that turns blood into gold for the very top economic layer.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:20 PM
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16. But but with the Mexicans in concentration -- uh, DETENTION camps... n/t
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:42 PM
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17. That's a load of bull
Enlistees will still be in the service, they will just not be in combat. Reservists' employers are required to hold the jobs for them.

The media really assumes that we are all very stupid, I guess.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:59 PM
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18. The first person to say that to me in person gets a punch in the head.
:)
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:02 PM
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19. Well, we could put the Army Engineers and SeaBees to work fixing our infrastructure
like bridges and roads with all the money we'll be saving by not pissing it away in Iraq
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Hosnon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:33 PM
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21. Every action has multiple consequences. The key question is whether those
consequences are worse than inaction. Whoever said that had some nerve to suggest that it is worth continuing what is happening over there to keep unemployment down.
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