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          The "Talking Head" in the above post by Geno
 is the "spokesman" for the FED on CNBC.. Steve Liesman. If anyone in the U.S. should know why we don't have any jobs anymore this clown should know.
     Between NAFTA,GATT, and the manipulation of
 interest rates, plus the devaluation of our currency by
 FED decisions and actions....and let's not forget the
 housing "Bubble", we find ourselves all without jobs.
      Funny, he didn't mention any of those factors in
 his above little speech. His last name fits him to a "T."
    People like this guy Liesman try to push the blame
 for the un-employment on U.S. small business and not
 where the blame really is.
       It's cause and effect, Steve. The FED is the cause,
 and un-employment is the effect. Liesman makes me
 ill..everytime I see him. The FED has pimped this guy
 and roll him out in times of public stress. He is the media FED whore.
 
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         Obama's "tax the rich" wealth re-distribution
 plan has bombed. He can't pull jobs out of a hat..
 so what will he do in his address to Congress this week? I think I have it figured out.
         Rather than tax large corperations [the ones that
 put him in office] or tax their CEO's and other mega-rich
 folks,.... He will give them MORE TAX BREAKS.
       Bare in mind, this will not do a damn thing to help
 anyone in small business..anywhere in the country.
      If he gives the large corperations bigger tax
  breaks and loopholes we will see more "big box"
 stores pop up around the country selling you more
 Chinese goods..and mega farm chickens,pigs, and
 steers. Not to forget all those GM altered veggies.
      The average,small Mom & Pop stores will fold up
 tent and disappear. That is already happening where I live.
        We are heading towards the "Company Store"
 economy where we will probably be handed "skrip"
 tokens instead of money after the FED destroys
 the dollar for good.
        Tennessee Ernie Ford's tune comes to mind
 now... " We owe our soul to the company store.."
        The backbone of America..Small Business will
 soon be nothing but a memory for us old-timers to
 chat about in reflective conversation.
      The butcher, baker, and candlestick maker is
  now LONG GONE. Go on down to Wal-Mart,K-mart,
 Home Depot, Lowes, and Sam's club and say hello
 to your next boss. Want to start a small business?
  Good luck with that plan.........Dead
 
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Here's a post I made in another thread regarding corporate tax rates:
 
Speaking of taxing the rich and corporations, which we have in some threads, wasn't quite sure where to put this.
 
I saw a facinating report on "60 Minutes" last night.  The U.S. corporate tax rate is 35%.  It seems absurd to me.  Many of our largest corporations have their headquarters in Ireland and Zug, Switzerland where the corporate tax rate is much lower.  Due to loopholes, which smart attorneys always find, they are able to put the majority of their money overseas.  They're also creating many jobs in those countries.
 
One U.S. CEO talked about this and how American is missing the boat.  I have to agree with him.  If our tax rates are so unfair, who can blame the corporations for doing what they do.  They are responsible to their shareholders, and it's what the shareholders want.  In the meantime, the overseas areas are thriving where they have the lower tax rates, and plenty of jobs are created as a result.
 
It would seem to me serious tax reform is very necessary in this country.  If we had competitive corporate tax rates here, the U.S. might see the benefits seen in Zug, Switzerland and Ireland.   This would go a long way towards solving the jobs problem we face.  Several trillion dollars are tied up overseas.
 
I've always said it's folly to use the phrase, make the rick pay their fare share.  In actual fact they do pay the largest amount in taxes and the largest % of taxes, but corporations and smart attorneys will find a way around the overly complex and many times ridiculous U.S. tax codes.  Who can blame them?  Not me.
 
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Followed by this:
 
These companies aren't hiding anymore.  They have corporate headquarters in these countries and have moved their patents and other things there.  They are producing goods there and creating good jobs.
 
The fault lies here in the U. S..  They mentioned in the last night's broadcast the Obama adiminstration is resistant to changing what needs to be changed.  If the Republicans want to accomplish something to benefit this country, now is the time while they control the HOR.
 
The tax code in this country is out of date, stupid and self defeating.  That's what needs to change.  Get he job done Congress!!  Stop trying to screw the "rich" and concentrate on bringing that money and those jobs back to the U.S..  No matter how hard you try to get the rich to pay more in taxes, smart tax attorneys will always find ways around the complex codes you set up.  They always have, and they always will.  It's time for a complete change in thinking.  But wait, there's not much of that going on in Congress, is there.
 
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Followed by this:
 
We'll agree to disagree on tis one, Mixey.  The facts show the rich do pay their fair share of taxes and the highest percentage of taxes.
 
 
If the tax code is punishing with a tax rate of 35% on corporations, which is not seen in other countries, they will do what is best for their shareholders and the bottom line.  That is both their right and their responsibility.  If a high rate like 35% forces them to go elsewhere, who's fault is that?  Not the corporations IMO.  If you own a business and can increase your profits by going to a business friendly country or environment, you'll do it.  That's common sense. I don't believe there's a lot of slave labor in Ireland and Switzerland where most of the corporations are, like Google, for instance.  It's the private sector that creates jobs , not the government.  It's called capitalism.   We've seen how badly Obama failed with his so-called job creation program.  Whenever the private sector fuels the economy, it's a good thing.
 
"Tax the rich" is a Domocratic mantra that's been around for decades.  If it worked, we wouldn't see the problems we have now.  They've changed the tax code many times, but it never works.   Tax attorneys are well paid to find ways around it, and they always do.  If the corporate tax rate was more in line with other countries, many would stay that require skilled, not slave labor.
 
dream 
 
 
Followed by this post from Jeff:
 
We could bring all these businesses back. If there was the political will to do so.
 
It's not like we can't lower our corporate tax rate, re-work our tax
code and put in place intelligent incentives. Our politicians simply won't go
there because true reform and intelligent re-design of our business climate
will require that politicians do some very hard work, and compromise.
They avoid these things like the plague, so don't hold your breath.
 
Any smart, informed businessman will tell you that our corporate tax rate
is indeed a huge dis-incentive.  
 
Another reason is the law requiring employers to withold income taxes
and social security taxes from employees and provide that to the
government. This places is a considerable burden on small and large
companies alike.
 
Then there are healthcare laws, requiring businesses to provide
health coverage. It's nice to have health coverage but this ought to be
the responsibility of the individual. We've all stood by and watched as our
healthcare system and fee structure has been hijacked by insurance
companies and lawyers, resulting in costs that individuals cannot afford...
forcing companies to pay costs for individuals - even though these
people are not these companies' personal responsibility.
 
WE should be responsible for our own healthcare costs. (If we WERE, we'd
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A small footnote to my prior posts that re-appear above.
 
Maybe the biggest elephant in the room - for years - has been our tax code.
 
All the loopholes that exist in our tax code have been purposefully placed there
in order to keep the fix in for big business... who in turn keep greasing the politicians,
who in turn keep catering to the hand that continues to feed them ... on and on.
 
The incomprehensible double-speak mumbo jumbo contained in our ever-changing tax code MUST be eradicated. Deleted. Forever.
 
It's time for a fairly adjusted flat tax for all Americans.
 
If "fair" is still a notion that our Constitution embraces, then our politicians
owe it to ALL Americans that the tax code walks that walk. Period.
 
Anything short of that clearly demonstrates that there is no justice for all;
that all the language of the Constitution is a lie. A myth.
It's pretty much become that.
 
 
 
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Thumbs%20Up to the flat tax!!  See, I can post short ones, too.LOL
 
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Wow!!! Excellent POSTS!!!


And with respect to everything going on with lack of jobs...

Look at the reality of this story related to lack of jobs:


Unemployed 24 Year Old Man with 2 Kids
Dies From Toothache, Couldn't Afford Meds


- A Cincinnati man without insurance died from a tooth infection because he couldn't afford his medication. -

By CARRIE GANN, ABC News Medical Unit
Sept. 2, 2011
'... A 24-year-old Cincinnati father died from a tooth infection this week because he couldn't afford his medication, offering a sobering reminder of the importance of oral health and the number of people without access to dental or health care."

"... one American dies every 12:00 Minutes due to lack of healthcare..."



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        We Americans hear many arguments about the
 taxation on corperations that may cause them to
 either move our jobs off shore or keep their corperate
 profits stashed off shore to protect these profits from
 unfair U.S. corperate taxation.
       In my lifetime, every time large corperations get
 any tax breaks, the tax money lost from the tax
 break is offset by raising taxes on our small business
 operations. Most small business companies now face
 such high taxation that they are losing their businesses
 at a alarming rate. This system is good for the big guys
 and death for the small players.
       Big business is now hand-in-hand with big
             Government. In order to find a job in these
 times you must either join them or die a slow death.
     Our big,bloated government and our huge big business interests are slowly killing the people who
 elect to work independantly of these enities.
        There is only one cure for increased jobs.
     We must reduce the size of government and
 break up the corperate monoplies on business.
    The only flat, or "fair" tax is no tax at all.
  There was a time, in our recent history when we didn't
 have a Federal income tax. We formed income taxes
 and other taxation to pay for war expenses. We just
 can't seem to stay out of wars. Many of our large
 corperations profit from wars. There is a connection
  between big government and war profiteers that cannot be denied.
          I see one solution that most people would
 never concider. If our own huge corperations won't
 hire domestic workers, or bring their money back
 into the country we should kick them out of our
 country. If they wish to bring their foreign produced
 products into our country, they should subject to
 large tarriffs to do so. I don't think it would take very long for these corperations to wise up and protect our
 nations business priorities.
        Also, these expelled corperations would lose their
 criminal influence over our public servants and politicians. Let's face facts: They need us...we don't
 need them to corrupt our nation and destroy our middle class. "Fair trade" and "globalization" has made huge
 profits for a few people and nearly killed off the entire
 manufacturing capacity of our nation. This is a direct
 threat to our nation's security..far more than any other
 threat could ever be. Big government and big business
 are jointly responsible for this threat. Something must
 be done about this matter soon or we will face problems that make current situations seem pale in comparision. Where is the "super committee" that will
 address this issue ????
 
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Geno,
 
Your report points out a very serious problem nation wide.  Access to proper dental care.  It's more difficult to get than medical care.  The hospital involved in this case bears some responsibility here.  Hospitals have free care programs for thos who qualify.  Perhaps he wasn't told about them, or he didn't know how serious his abcess (infection) was.  There should have been a way for him to receive free antibiotics to treat the abcess.
 
Oral health affects our overall health.  It affects heart disease and many more serious illnesses.  Maine has a program called  MaineCare, which provides and supplements health care for low income Mainers.  Dental care is the most difficult, if not impossible, care to receive under this program.  Any care received, must be ordered by a physician.  Physicians are not trained in dentistry.  It seems penny wise and pound foolish to me.  They even suggest people try a liquid diet before anything is done.  Since poor oral health can lead to many serious diseases, it would seem to me it's an area to concentrate on, since it would be cheaper in the long run to treat the dental problems than the serious illnesses they lead to.  They have it ass backwards IMO.
 
I feel very sorry for the young man and his family.  The system messed up in his case big time.
 
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Cutting to the chase, pt1:
 
Statistically significant job creation will not occur under the Obama Administration.
Better get with that right now, if you're harboring any illusions.
 
And it won't happen under anybody else's Administration, assuming that
Mitt Romney, or Rick Perry, or Michelle Bachman, or Sarah Palin are elected.
 
Our politicians sent all the low end jobs overseas through the laws they passed.
And they aren't even considering undoing any of that legislation.
 
So despite the spin you'll hear on the TV and the radio about job creation,
or the economy improving by one one-thousandth of a percentage point
in the last month - it's all bullshit.
 
The only guy (Ron Paul) who is willing to take on the status quo and start the painful,
protracted process of undoing the bad legislation of the last 100 years
is suffering the biggest freeze-out ever devised. That ought to tell you
everything you need to know about where your politicians' priorities lie,
and what your chances are for a brighter tomorrow.
 
 
 
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There's not going to be a jobs solution coming out of this administration... just cheerleading and verbal repetition on whatever the conditions are, and how the 2 sides can still work together, if only they would... blah blah blah.

I think we need to start looking at work as doing what is required for the common good... instead of going to a job that has been created for us.

We have intelligent people, who are not using their brains. They are on hold.

Geno... Horribly sad story! There's no reason this poor man should have died of a tooth ache. How many people would it have taken to just give him what he needed? We don't have a shortage of antibiotics... just like we don't have a shortage of anything else that we need to survive.

If we could think as a whole, instead of just individually, we would all be OK. Isn't that the Golden Rule? How about God Blessing America, by REALLY putting that into practice?

Please read this... This was our President FDR's "Second Bill of Rights". It was his "Economic Bill of Rights". Had he lived, we would have been enjoying these rights today. Unfortunately, he died before his term was up.

Had he lived, this is what would have been included in our Constitution:

The Right To...

Employment, with a living wage,
Freedom from unfair competition and monopolies,
Housing,
Medical care,
Education, and,
Social security

Wouldn't that have been great? We can still demand to have these rights added in writing!

After FDR died, we helped rebuild some of the European countries and Japan, after the war. People who worked with FDR, wrote these rights into their governments. That's why these countries have a little more security for their citizens than we do. How do you like that? We gave them what we couldn't give ourselves! Making the world more secure is a good thing; but we need to demand the same thing for ourselves!

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         Call me crazy, but as an American I don't feel
 the need or obligation to do the following:
        Fight other nations wars.
        Defend other Nations, or their borders.
        Send other nations Foreign aid in none-emergency
  situations.
         Export our technology to other nations for their profit at our expense.
         Loan other nations money to make them slaves to debt.
         Drag other nations into the 21 century.
         Barrow money from other nations.
          Install leaders or tyrants to govern other countries by illegal means.
          Use our troops to fight wars in foreign lands.
          Send U.S. contractors to foreign lands to fight wars.
          Protect other nations resources on their land.
          Build or re-build other nations infrastructure
  projects.
          Sell other nations weapons or small arms that
 are built in America for the purpose of defending America only.
          
       Actions such as these are not my resonsibility
 as an American. I am not obligated to do any of these things by virtue of being born a U.S. citizen.
     Nothing on this list should be used as a job discription by any American civilian or military.
      Feel free to add to this list jobs that I may have
 overlooked that Americans have no obligation to
 perform as required by our nations laws.
 
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Okay, my friends... it's time to push back against all this bullshit. You CAN be heard.
 
If you've never done it - it's time to start!
 
Use the power of the internet, just like we use it here ...
 
email your Congressmen/women and Senators!
 
Click this link below... drill down, and find your man or woman...
and GIVE THEM A PIECE OF YOUR MIND! THEY WORK FOR YOU!
 
 
 
The above is a government website that can connect you with
your local representatives, Senators, and more! You can use this site to
find the politicians who represent you - and you can leave them a detailed message!
 
You can even tell them who you are, and why you're not going to
vote for them unless they deliver what you're demanding.  Clap
 
If you don't speak up - you won't be heard.
 
 
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EXCELLENT JEFF!!!!   You are right.

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          Our President is addressing a joint session of
 Congress to lay out a jobs program Thursday night.
       The press is already leaking that he will propose
 spending another 300 billion dollars,of which will go
 to extending un-employment benifits and extending
 relief from payroll deductions taxation. These measures
 will probably eat up most of that 300 billion, so what
 will this  plan do to "create" jobs?
    Why were we leaked this information well before the speech? It seems rather anti-climatic to know what the
 speech will contain before the speech is delivered. WTF
      Maxene Waters & the Congressional Black Caucus
 has already called for Obama to spend another trillion
 dollars on a jobs program. Another TRILLION dollars.
  Gee, when you say it fast enough, it don't sound like
 ALL THAT much money....
       So will it be 300 billion, or a trillion? Wacko
    If I hear the words "bi-partisan" one more time I
 may not be able to eat anything for fear of throwing
 it up. I wish they all would take advantage of being
 in a "joint session" and pass around a bunch of
 super-soaker squirt guns & get into a real good water gunfight. First team that drowns somebody from the other side wins. They could pass off the drowning as
 a harmless "waterboarding accident".... eh? ClownDeadClown
     I would tune-in for THAT !!!
 
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Does anybody know which mega-food-conglomerate owns Kool-Aid?...
 
With all the Kool-Aid being consumed by politicians and citizens alike
you'd think this company would be posting their best quarterly earnings EVER.
I should look into buying some of their stock.
 
It's appalling how dumb people are. No wonder everything's gone to hell.
 
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LooooooL!!!!

Why not have a Kool-Aid fight with squirt guns!   

Kraft Foods owns it Jeff.

I'll be listening to the Obama plan today too.

Don't barf Toad.

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There will be no significant number of new jobs created any time soon.
Probably not any time at all in the future.
 
 
The brutal truth is that all these unemployed people are going to have
to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. The government is less and
less inclined to help with extensions of benefits. We're seeing this now.
 
Companies will not hire new workers for two main reasons:
 
1) Demand for their products or services is not strong enough to warrant new hiring.
 
2) There is too much uncertainty in the markets. Companies cannot plan
for the future when the markets take weekly rollercoaster rides.
 
 
The unemployed are going to have to take more extreme measures
then they may have considered before. They may have to move to
another city. They may have to take classes or get instruction
somewhere to retrain themselves in a new field. They may have to
downsize their lifestyles in more extreme ways in order to get by.
They can't count on the government dole anymore.
 
Hard times are here, and unfortunately we haven't seen anything close
to the worst of it yet. Much harder times still are coming, and those
who can't or don't reinvent themselves will be out of luck, out of
their homes, and out of options.
 
Obama's policies won't fix anything. Congress is just playing politics
and is not serious about fixing anything. None of the "so-called"
Republican frontrunners' policies will fix anything. As a nation,
we seem bent on destroying ourselves.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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         Americans have one big serious flaw.
   They absolutly refuse to admit they have been taken
 for a sucker. They won't admit to backing losers or
 criminals. They won't admit they are part of the problem. They refuse to take responsibility for themselves, or stand up against people who have
 screwed them out of jobs, families, and homes.
   They won't take any blame by admiting they
 may be misinformed or ignorant of major issues.
  They won't admit to being foolish about anything.
     The rule of law has been destroyed and nobody
 cares or will stand up out of fear...and they won't admit
 it. Fear, apathy, and refusing to speak out or stand up
 is turning this nation into a jungle of lawbreakers,[both
 domestic and in government] and losers who siphon
 off others labors.
   Everything in this country is broken, but no one
  will admit it. My opinion..for what it's worth.
 
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Frustrating News from USA Today...

Household income drops to lowest point since '96
By Dennis Cauchon, USA TODAY
(full story here)

"The median income of U.S. households fell 2.3% in 2010 to the lowest level since 1996 after adjusting for inflation, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday...."

"The annual report also said the number of families living in poverty rose 2.6 million to 46.2 million, the largest increase since Census began keeping track 52 years ago. Long-term unemployment has left millions of people out of work and struggling to find jobs."

"It's all about joblessness," said Timothy Smeeding, director of the Institute for the Research of Poverty at the University of Wisconsin. "Young guys don't have work, and poverty would be even higher if so many 25- to 34-year-olds weren't living at home with their parents."
BLOG: U.S. poverty highest since 1983"

"The weak economy has driven household income down for three straight years, to $49,445 in 2010, a total 6.4% decline since the recession began in December 2007. The government says the recession ended in June 2009."

"Poor people and minorities were hit hardest. Median income for black households fell 3.6% to $32,206 while white household income dropped 1.3% to $54,620."

"Income fell least for the most affluent households down 1.2% to $180,810 in 2010 for the top 5% of households. Income declines got increasingly large down the income ladder."

"The bottom fifth of households those making $20,000 or less in 2010 saw incomes decline 3.8% after inflation. ... ..."

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        All the jobs listed by Obama in his new "Jobs bill"
 will end up going to union workers. Cops, Firemen,
 teachers, and construction workers are ALL union workers. Obama has placed the Republicans in a no-win
 situation. They can't support this union jobs bill without
 going against their anti-union stance, and they can't
  appear to be anti-jobs either.
       Obama says he wants Republican support of this
 bill, all the while knowing he would be setting them up
 and pissing them off. I have said it before... Obama is
 the most divisive President I have ever seen..bar none.
 
 toad
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