Why is there not enough jobs?

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Why is there not enough jobs?
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Mon, 05-30-2011 - 8:51pm

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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 11:44am

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Registered: 02-05-2011
Fri, 06-03-2011 - 3:25pm
Tom,
There aren't enough jobs created in the U.S. as there is considerable uncertainty regarding government policy and culture in many areas. Additionally global trade, and economic opportunity abroad are also factors.
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Fri, 06-03-2011 - 4:09pm



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Registered: 02-05-2011
Sat, 06-04-2011 - 1:37am
No Tom,

There is a lot of spending, but many corporations aren't hiring due to concern about government policy. We also are culturally adverse to industry in many states and regions.

We spend plenty, and a lot of that cash goes to China, Saudi, and related friends.

Watch Neil Cavuto sometime. He had on a CEO of a semi conductor company today, and he stated his company ceased all new hires. They are concerned about government policy.

We have a very business hostile administration which believes government is the solution to most problems. That combined with a strong desire for wealth transfer, green nonsense that doesn't make sense in any dimension of reality but political, and constant government gifts to unions in the form of regulations hostile to business aren't helping either.
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Sat, 06-04-2011 - 8:00am

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Registered: 02-05-2011
Sat, 06-04-2011 - 11:18am
Business generally won't hire when there is political uncertainty as there is today.

The recent NLRB decisions (to permit giant 3 story rats in front of businesses as not distracting to customers, and prohibiting Boeing to establish additional facilities in a right) don't help. Add Obamacare, unclear tax policies, and hostile to business policies, and employers don't want to hire.

Obama has virtually cut off all drilling, has stated he will put any new coal plant out of business with EPA regulations. His EPA board has changed rules on projects that were years in, to deny new construction, new jobs, new infrastructure. No business wants to invest where a government can decide years later to just deny them any profit from large long term investments.

Last month nearly half the new hires were at McDonalds. Obama is creating mostly McJobs. This isn't a recipe for success.

Cavuto has had on CEO after CEO over many years, since Obama came to power, they have been increasingly concerned about punitive government regulation which interferes with long term plans.

It isn't possible to build a new coal plant in the U.S. unless you are G.E. or a subsidiary and have appropriate political connections. This is not how a free economy works, but it is how the Obama economy works. We may endure 8 years of Obama, and the fiscal wreckage will be amazing.

We no longer add enough oil wells to cover our increased demand for oil. More cash will be going abroad for energy as a percentage of our economy than did before Obama took office. His refusal to permit drilling or mining is going to have long term adverse consequences to our balance of trade, the value of the dollar, inflation, and our economic standing in the world.

On the other hand, he is trying to live the progressive dream as much as he can. Well not him personally, but he's trying to impose the dream on us.
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Sat, 06-04-2011 - 11:34am
Greed. The tax breaks for the wealthy were supposed to create new jobs. Didn't happen...and I didn't expect it to happen. Too many companies outsource jobs & hide profits offshore so that they don't have to pay as much in taxes. I don't believe increased gov't spending is the answer either. IMHO, cut the 'pork' & finance the services that are most needed - education, health care, etc.

 nwtreehugger  

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Sat, 06-04-2011 - 3:24pm

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Sat, 06-04-2011 - 3:33pm

My former FIL worked for a division of the Big 3.

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Registered: 02-05-2011
Sat, 06-04-2011 - 5:08pm
We live under the Obama administration. Where all the problems of the past have been solved.

:)

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