Christian73 saidYes. Laying off all those public workers at the state and federal level has certainly been good for the economy. Great plan, Republicans!
Public paper pushers, uh, "workers," are a drain on the economy.
Oh, and the June number was just revised downward to a grand total of 25,000 private sector jobs created - not even enough to fill Yankee Stadium!
Then you and the markets should be celebrating! And if public workers who were "draining the economy" were eliminated, why haven't the corporations hired a ton of people???
In short, WHERE ARE THE JOBS???
And why is Eric Cantor betting against the country?
I am looking at the total collapse of the country if Obama and the Democrats are allowed to continue driving us off the cliff.
As for the jobs, if we didn't have Obama "with his boot on the neck" of so many industries (oil drilling, electric utilities, insurance companies) and engaging in the demonization of anyone earning more than $200,000 (most of which are small business owners who are the major drivers of economic growth), then we would have an economic recovery.
Instead, we've got Jimmy Carter times 100.
LOL. We have one economic problem in this country: too much of the income and wealth has gone into the hands of too few.
There is no "boot" on any "neck" except in your mind. Common sense reform and regulation are part of a civilized republic.
The vast majority of people who earn $200k per year are NOT small business owners.
The primary reason no one is hiring (despite companies sitting on in excess of $2 trillion in profits) is that there is not demand because the Republican party has finally succeeded in destroying the biggest economic market in our country: the middle class.
And, instead of working with the president, we have a Republican Party that is doing everything it can to further weaken the economy in an attempt to recapture the White House in 2012. That's it. They've admitted and in Cantor's case taken out insurance that will ay out when they've succeeded in turning the US into a banana republic.
I don't know exactly how much money you have, but you better wake up, because it's not Koch brothers money or Mellon Scaife money, and when they're done sucking the last drop of money out of the middle class, where are they going next? People like you who have enabled their policies.