The Keynesian thought patten, writ large

Posted December 8th, 2012 by Jking8767

Let’s get one thing straight: America is not facing a fiscal crisis. It is, however, still very much experiencing a job crisis. In fact, of course, it’s just the opposite: The danger is that the deficit will come down too much, too fast. And the reasons that might happen are purely political; we may be about to slash spending and raise taxes not because markets demand it, but because Republicans have been using blackmail as a bargaining strategy, and the president seems ready to call their bluff.

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Politician: Unemployed Will Vote To Keep “Their Benefits”

Posted April 27th, 2012 by loungedaddy

That's their long-term plan.

“We’re headed in the right direction,” explained Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) said on MSNBC’s Al Sharpton program. And then he went on to explain how Obama will win among unemployed who wish to keep “their benefits.”

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Man cuts off foot, throws it in furnace to avoid job assignment

Hours before unemployment officials were to determine whether he was physically fit for work, an Austrian man sawed off his left foot with an electric saw, Austrian broadcaster ORF reported. The 56-year-old man had just learned that his benefits could be slashed if he did not accept work found for him, the Daily Mail reported. He reportedly placed the severed foot in a wood stove to make sure doctors could not reattach it to his leg. Meticulous, perhaps, but possibly not a success. Url may still qualify for work despite the amputation, the Daily Mail reported.

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Debtor's Prison?

Posted December 15th, 2011 by LoveFreedomAndL...

A woman is pulled over in a traffic stop only to find out there is a warrant for her arrest because she is unable to pay a medical bill....Read more here:

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People think having a job is a government-preserved right

Posted September 21st, 2011 by warsaw

This article was posted in the comments section of this boing_boing story about a Starbucks barista that posted a job rant on YouTube for which he was later fired (http://boingboing.net/2011/09/21/baristas-starbucks-rant-song-gets-him-f... ).

I thought the FTL family would enjoy parsing the lunacy of a doctrine that many out there fully buy into.
Read it and you'll enjoy gems like this:

"In fact, the right to a job is a matter of law—and has been for 62 years!"

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The media "unexpectedly" reports bad economic data...again

Posted May 31st, 2011 by ktmohney

Over the past few years the media has continually written that they are "unexpectedly" reporting on bad economic data. How long until they wake up and start expecting the reports that are following the same trend month after month?

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Government retirees with huge pensions scamming unemployment benefits

Posted September 24th, 2010 by parallax

Many Californians have become cynical about the padded pensions of government retirees. There are at least a couple of reasons: The sizable number who are earning as much or more in retirement than they did while working -- which would be impossible in the private sector -- and the number whose pensions are $100,000 or more, sometimes at age 50.

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Outsourcing to the US?

Posted August 22nd, 2010 by TruthNeverChanges

Could jobs that were once outsourced to India come back to the US? It seems that could happen.

Pramod Bhasin, CEO of Indian outsourcing giant Genpact, said he will move jobs to America because high US unemployment is pushing wage rates below that of what he's having to pay in India.

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Pelosi Tells Americans to Quit their Jobs

Posted May 16th, 2010 by iconoclast2007

She's encouraging high unemployment and more welfare.

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The Job Market is Picking up . . . Poop

Posted April 7th, 2010 by rawrob

One of the alleged 162,000 jobs created in March can be found in Snohomish, Washington. Although the gig only pays $8.55/hour, it’s a real resume builder. What minimum wage job posted on Craigslist inspired 260 applications from people aged fourteen to sexagenarian? Why, being a kennel helper at Roscoe’s Ranch, owned by Guy Palumbo, of course.

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