Originally Posted by Pseudofool
Oh the government should do more to create jobs? The most significant job loss has occured in the public sector. If you want to build some roads, bridges, etc; I'm all for it. If you want to build some windmills and some cars with tax dollars, let's do it. But if you think simply cutting taxes will spur growth, you haven't been paying attention to the last 30 years.
Some how the previous eight years that led to the recession didn't happen under a conservative president with a conservative ideology reigning. How many jobs did the Bush Tax cut create? Oh right...
Tax cuts for the wealthy and trickle down economics have NEVER been shown to increase jobs .. the only ones that benefit are the rich. Or did you miss the Congressional Research report from just two months ago in September that the frantic GOP leaders in Congress had pulled from the record during the election asking for more 'facts' first and challenging some conclusions from a thoroughly Apolitical agency.
It was a 65 year analysis of the GOPs favorite bell cow of economics showing no signs of every really working.... interesting.
And the 23 millions jobless is a giant Rube Goldberg exaggeration and huge reach. It's more like 14, million which is still way too many but modest in the context of the systemic calamity the world economy went through from the party hardy days of no regulation and a 'lets fleece the 'low information voter' mentality.