If you vote Republican, don’t complain about unemployment

by Ben Hoffman

The Republicans have no ideas that will help create jobs in America. Their answer to everything is deregulate and cut taxes, which is exactly what has destroyed America.

Ways to create jobs in America:
* Penalize companies that outsource jobs to other countries and reward those who create them here. Republicans are against that.
* Increase spending on infrastructure, which will create jobs in construction and many other fields. Republicans are against that.
* Impose tariffs on goods from countries that allow slave wages. Most other countries have tariffs on goods from the U.S. so why are we so anti-protectionism? Republicans want to allow slave wages here, which is their solution to bring jobs back to America.
* Provide direct government loans to small businesses since banks aren’t lending. Republicans are against that.
* Promote a “buy American” program to bring manufacturing jobs back to America. Republicans wouldn’t even agree to a “buy American” clause in the stimulus.

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14 Comments to “If you vote Republican, don’t complain about unemployment”

  1. Funny stuff as always!
    Don’t be a sore loser Ben.

  2. The Republicans have no ideas that will help create jobs in America.

    That’s funny. Given that it’s typically conservatives that are in a position to hire people.

    Penalize companies that outsource jobs to other countries and reward those who create them here.

    For every commoditized job that is off-shored by companies, 2 more higher value jobs are created here in the United States.

    Increase spending on infrastructure, which will create jobs in construction and many other fields.

    If you think that we need to hire people to build roads just because we need to employ people, I would expect you to have them dig and haul using shovels and wheelbarrow. Because if they use bulldozers and dump trucks, you aren’t hiring the same number of people you otherwise would.

    Now, if you were serious, you would take all the people on unemployment and FORCE THEM TO WORK in government jobs.

    Impose tariffs on goods from countries

    Truly more ignorant than words can convey. Why WHY would you force products to be more expensive than they otherwise would be for our citizens?

    Wicked wicked man.

    countries that allow slave wages.

    If those people working for “slave wages” have the opportunity to:

    A: Switch jobs
    B: Go home and work in the rice paddies

    It ain’t slave. It’s a fair negotiation between two parties.

    banks aren’t lending.

    No one’s borrowing. Small business is too afraid of the unpredictability of the Democrats.

    Promote a “buy American” program

    Given that “Buy American” is good, why not “Buy American at 3 times the market Price”.

    It’s clear you haven’t even take one. single. economics. class.

    • [Given that it’s typically conservatives that are in a position to hire people.]

      That’s a lie. There are probably just as many liberals in a position to hire. Take Google, for example. You won’t find a more liberal company.

      [For every commoditized job that is off-shored by companies, 2 more higher value jobs are created here in the United States.]

      That’s a lie out of bizarro world. There’s no data that suggests that’s the case.

      [If you think that we need to hire people to build roads just because we need to employ people]

      That’s probably more of a logical fallacy than a lie. We need to hire people to build roads, bridges, to upgrade our electric grid, and many other infrastructure projects because for too long, our infrastructure has been neglected.

      [Why WHY would you force products to be more expensive than they otherwise would be for our citizens?]

      If you don’t have a job, you can’t buy even cheap products. But part of it’s a moral issue. Countries such as China allow companies to pay so little, workers are killing themselves just so you can buy cheap products. You’re morally bankrupt.

      [No one’s borrowing. Small business is too afraid of the unpredictability of the Democrats.]

      That’s just an outright lie.

      [Given that “Buy American” is good, why not “Buy American at 3 times the market Price”.]

      Why not do something that helps our country?

      [It’s clear you haven’t even take one. single. economics. class.]

      Actually I have taken a few. Have you? Well, it doesn’t really matter because you’re a pathological liar and facts don’t mean anything to you.

      • That’s a lie.

        That’s a lie out of bizarro world.

        That’s probably more of a logical fallacy than a lie.

        That’s just an outright lie.

        you’re a pathological liar

        LOL

        Say it LOUDER!

        Anyone who disagrees with you is a liar.

        There are probably just as many liberals in a position to hire.

        No. There is no probable way in which there are more liberals hiring people than conservatives.

        There’s no data that suggests that’s the case.

        Most people treat outsourcing as a zero-sum game—one foreign worker replaces one American worker. But this is not how the dynamic global economy works. In 2007, Matthew Slaughter, an economist at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, published a comprehensive study of the hiring practices of 2,500 U.S.-based multinational companies.

        He found that when U.S. firms hired lower-cost labor at foreign subsidiaries overseas, their parent companies hired even more people in the U.S. to support expanded operations. Between 1991 and 2001, employment at foreign subsidiaries of U.S. multinationals rose by 2.8 million jobs; during that same period, employment at their parent firms in the U.S. rose by 5.5 million jobs. For every job “outsourced” to India and other foreign countries, nearly two new jobs were generated here in the U.S.

        You are a fool.

        We need to hire people to build roads, bridges

        Sure. But don’t give’em a shovel by gawd. Make sure you give ’em spoons to dig with. It’s a work project, right?

        But part of it’s a moral issue.

        You’re funny. You scream and pull hair when people try to enforce their version of “Christian morality” on YOU. But, by gawd, THEY SHOULD LISTEN TO YOUR MORALITY!

        Pathetic.

        But part of it’s a moral issue.

        Do you read things?

        Why not do something that helps our country?

        Sure. So, next time you go buy an American car and the tag says $20k, I expect you to pay $40k. Cause it’s American!

        Actually I have taken a few.

        You are a liar.

      • No, I took micro and macro economics in college. And you?

        The rest of your arguments are just right-wing spin. During the 90s, the economy was booming and there was a huge surplus of jobs. The article doesn’t prove anything except that you’re a little sheep who would believe anything that supports the right-wing narrative.

      • The economy boomed in the 90’s because the Republicans controlled the Congress and held Clinton’s feet to the fire to balance the budget. Which was nothing but made up numbers anyway.

      • [The economy boomed in the 90′s because the Republicans controlled the Congress and held Clinton’s feet to the fire to balance the budget.]

        Sure it did, little sheep.

  3. Pretty quiet over here on this election night/ morning after.

  4. If you don’t have a job, you can’t buy even cheap products. But part of it’s a moral issue. Countries such as China allow companies to pay so little, workers are killing themselves just so you can buy cheap products. You’re morally bankrupt.

    When faced with a decision, people will generally pick the option they perceive to be the best. These Chinese workers have accepted very low wages for a reason. Restricting their employment choices by decimating the country’s manufacturing sector will only leave them with choices that are even worse. You may not be morally bankrupt, but I’m guessing Chinese workers are hoping you keep such silly and tired ideas to yourself in the future.

  5. The Congressional Budget Office Long-Term Budget Outlook offers a frightening picture of the scale of America’s national debt. Under its alternative fiscal scenario, the CBO projects that US debt could rise to 87 percent of GDP by 2020, 109 percent by 2025, and 185 percent in 2035. While much of Europe, led by Britain and Germany, are aggressively cutting their deficits, the Obama administration is actively growing America’s debt, and has no plan in place to avert a looming Greek-style financial crisis.

    • That’s a good argument for letting the Bush tax cuts expire. Cutting spending at this time will result in higher unemployment. Higher taxes on the wealthy will have no negative impact on the economy.

  6. Ah, liberal class warfare. Always fun to see.
    And the idea that liberals are NOW concerned about spending after spending 4 Trillion Dollars in 2 years is laughable at best.
    And yes, raising taxes on people who hire more people is always a good idea.
    I hear the homeless guy down the street is hiring…

  7. Oh, and BTW the way they aren’t “cuts” since if they expire your taxes GO UP but if they don’t expire your taxes stay the same.
    So it always helps if you have your facts straight first.
    I know that’s hard for a class warfare liberal to understand so let’s make it simple for you.

  8. The ObamaCare corporate waiver list is now at 111 and rising.
    http://www.hhs.gov/ociio/regulations/approved_applications_for_waiver.html
    What’s fun is the list is peppered with lots of Unions, Health Care companies, restaurant and fast food chains.

    Oh look, it’s Obama’s little apparatchiks! What a shocker! 🙂
    Have you gotten your waiver yet?

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