Comments on: U.S. jobs rout should give fiscal hawks pause http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/07/08/u-s-jobs-rout-should-give-fiscal-hawks-pause/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Elektrobahn http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/07/08/u-s-jobs-rout-should-give-fiscal-hawks-pause/comment-page-1/#comment-8055 Mon, 11 Jul 2011 15:28:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=6502#comment-8055 Americans can ill afford Mr. Obama any longer.

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By: kahunaone http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/07/08/u-s-jobs-rout-should-give-fiscal-hawks-pause/comment-page-1/#comment-8053 Mon, 11 Jul 2011 03:44:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=6502#comment-8053 You want comments but you edit it or hold it for what???

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By: kahunaone http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/07/08/u-s-jobs-rout-should-give-fiscal-hawks-pause/comment-page-1/#comment-8052 Mon, 11 Jul 2011 03:39:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=6502#comment-8052 Why are still sending jobs to China? Apple for starters should begin building its products back in the USA. They ship all their manufacturing in China to be built cheap and sell it to US consumers for a huge mark-up. I say we start boycotting all US companies who send their products overseas for manufacturing, starting with Apple.

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By: omoerinuro40 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/07/08/u-s-jobs-rout-should-give-fiscal-hawks-pause/comment-page-1/#comment-8044 Sat, 09 Jul 2011 04:07:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=6502#comment-8044 It is highly confusing to think of a nation becoming the victim of its own ideology. While a half of the country demagogues it as the problems, the other sees it as the source of solutions to the aching perennial troubles. Unfortunately, since human nature prefers to do nothing than otherwise, the preaching of the former half is preferred at face value. Almost all state governments are retrenching their workers in the name fiscal sanity. Creating jobs on one hand and shedding them at the other is akin to taking a step forward and two backwards. Which way America?

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By: Gordon2352 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/07/08/u-s-jobs-rout-should-give-fiscal-hawks-pause/comment-page-1/#comment-8037 Fri, 08 Jul 2011 23:15:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=6502#comment-8037 I notice that after several hours, my comment did not post. I also notice that there are no other posts either. Considering the subject of the article, that seems highly unlikely. Perhaps none of them “passed muster,” which is what I believe happened to mine, since my comments normally post nearly immediately.

I think my article was clear and to the point, that the government right now is being run by special interest groups that are intent forcing a “tax revolt” that would be incredibly detrimental to the continuing stability of this country.

Those in our government who are “aiding and abetting” these “lobbyists” are treading seriously close to committing treason against the United States, and precious little time is left to stop them, especially when no one wants to speak the truth.

Reasoning with these people, as your article (along with many others) does, is well-intentioned, but meaningless since they have lost all sense of reality. (See, particularly, the article by Felix Salmon regarding this).

This is not economics, or politics as usual. There is a serious threat to the continued stability of this nation about to occur, and you are doing nothing about it.

If I am wrong, I apologize, but I do not believe that I am mistaken in what I am saying.

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By: Pete_Murphy http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/07/08/u-s-jobs-rout-should-give-fiscal-hawks-pause/comment-page-1/#comment-8036 Fri, 08 Jul 2011 21:10:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=6502#comment-8036 Two comments:
1. You said that “At this rate, it would take over three decades to recover the 7 million jobs lost during the recession.” Three decades from now, the U.S. population is projected to have grown by over 100 million people, adding more than 50 million to the labor force. We need to add 57 million jobs over the next three decades. Now the situation looks much more grim, doesn’t it? Perhaps we should consider cutting our rate of immigration?
2. The above assumes that the economy did, in fact, add 18,000 jobs in June. That’s what the “establishment survey” said. However, the “household survey” says that we actually lost 445,000 jobs in June, since the “employment level” component of that report fell by that amount.

Nothing will improve until the real drag on the economy is addressed – trade policy that has gutted the manufacturing sector of our economy. It’s time for the U.S. to say goodbye to the World Trade Organization and enact policy that’s in our own best interest, instead of using trade policy as a foreign aid program.

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By: xyz2055 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/07/08/u-s-jobs-rout-should-give-fiscal-hawks-pause/comment-page-1/#comment-8034 Fri, 08 Jul 2011 20:57:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=6502#comment-8034 As the wicked witch of the west said “These things are very delicate”. I repeated read some here advocating up a 25% reduction in the size of the government. That would be insanity. Obama isn’t spending any money of any consequence. He’s tied to perhaps the worst financial catastrophe this country has ever seen. And it isn’t over yet by a long shot. I think they seriously have to look at the financial aid that we are sending around the world. We simply can’t afford it. As well as accelerating bringing troops back home from not only Iraq and Afghanistan, but from around the world. They need to find ways to cut spending that won’t impede job growth or dump thousands of more people onto the job market. Slow and steady. Getting the speculators out of the oil market and bringing down gasoline prices further would help substantially.

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By: txgadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/07/08/u-s-jobs-rout-should-give-fiscal-hawks-pause/comment-page-1/#comment-8030 Fri, 08 Jul 2011 19:48:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=6502#comment-8030 Frankly, the politicians simply do not care, and are not in fear of losing re-election since the election process has been rigged. Incumbents do not lose, or must make heroic efforts to lose.

So, why should they care about voters? They only care about donors. This is what the American system has become. Government by the highest bidder.

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