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Hilda Solis: Paying People Not To Work Saved Millions Of Jobs

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Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis made her ubiquitous post-NFP appearance on CNBC this morning and spouted the usual propaganda. However, while discussing how wonderful the ATRA was, the seemingly slap-happy Solis noted how great the fact that emergency unemployment benefits were extended for millions of people was - and that thanks to that (and the magic of the Keynesian multiplier), millions of jobs were saved. So, to sum up, paying people not to work, saved millions and millions of jobs? Indeed America, indeed.

 

Must Watch from 3:00 onwards, she stumbles and shakes her head when pushed on the question of how many jobs we lost due to fiscal cliff uncertainty (no idea - none she believes) and then the money-shot on the unemployed and saving millions of small business jobs...

 

 

"By the movement that the President did [in ATRA negotiations] we saved millions of jobs"

 

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Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:05 | 3122803 azzhatter
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Kind of giddy- she must have just got done sucking off Obama

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:09 | 3122834 ebworthen
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I think he has some boys for that.

She probably just gone done baking cookies with Michelle.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:17 | 3122898 Snakeeyes
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Hildabeast, there are 28,705,000 disabled workers in the USA.  How is this a good thing??????????

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/pork-salad-harry-mill...

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:24 | 3122928 Stoploss
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Im worried if we all go to Belize, it will tip over and we will all drown.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:48 | 3123044 The Juggernaut
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F-U-C-K in the USSA!

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:58 | 3123092 economics9698
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For those not familiar the multiplier was developed by a Keynes protégé Richard Kahn.  It states that $1 spend will result in $2 in economic activity as the money changes hands in the economy.

The problem is when the government spends money they have to borrow, tax, or print the money from the private productive sector to the unproductive public sector.  This is why stimulus programs always fail; they create job losses not gains.

To cure unemployment labor needs to be cheaper.  Eliminating the minimum wage and payroll taxes would create millions of jobs, and a overall increase in the standard of living, for everyone.

These economic myths espoused by the labor secretary are believed by the dull of mind and unquestioning drones but make no mistake the top 0.01% understand fully and completely they are propaganda designed to confuse the public about the subject of economics, and more importantly banking.

It’s the old European gypsy rip off, create confusion and a diversion for the mark with children and commotion, while the adult sneaks up from behind and steals the wallet or purse.

Banking and politics is the same.  Crate a bunch of economic buffoonery to confuse the peasants while the masters steal all they want.

This lady is of low IQ and believes this shit. 

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:00 | 3123102 redpill
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Let's go break some windows and get this recovery moving!  Forward!

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:41 | 3123353 FEDbuster
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Obama can send me a $1,000,000 per month check, direct deposit it or put it on a pre-paid visa card, I promise here and now to spend the entire amount each and every month.  I will do my best to buy only items made in the USA.  I will not save or hoard any of the credits given to me.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:51 | 3123407 economics9698
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If Obama gave me that deal I would change, you bet.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:54 | 3123429 FEDbuster
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It's amazing what three extra zeros on a number can do.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 20:32 | 3124282 Yes We Can. But...
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Proud Latino Logic

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 12:30 | 3125198 trav777
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yeah, she's a "wise latina" like sotomayor, right?

Thank GOD for diversity and affirmative action.  The further we collectively get away from the UTTER HELL that the bygone America was, like from before the Civil Rights Act (<1950s), the better.  The US back then was a complete hellhole chock full of poorly-mannered, uncivilized, unhappy, immoral people.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:53 | 3123418 cosmyccowboy
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me too, i promise to spend every penny of it as soon as i get it.... at the coin shop!

 

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:34 | 3123305 Professor Fate
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That brand of economics is usually associated with 3 pecan shells, a pea and a pair of quick hands.

"Push the Button, Max"

Fate the Magnificent

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:37 | 3123320 MachoMan
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So you're telling me that stopping the money spigot and forcing welfare queens, government retirees, disability hounds, et al to go into the work force for minimum wage/less than minimum wage would yield an overall increase in the standard of living for these folks?  Really?  I could see plenty of arguments for doing so...  but increasing the standard of living from the present seems...  patently impossible...  hence why it is so desperately demanded (thus prolonging change).

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:41 | 3123354 economics9698
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There is always winners and losers, the bottom line is more people working, more product produced, more product consumed.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 17:14 | 3123808 MachoMan
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Possibly in an academic vacuum...  but I fail to see how the standard of living increases for industrialized/western (rich) countries when the world pie is shrinking and the wealthy countries have already peaked as far as prosperity...  population saturation...  resource depletion...  This is, in part, why people are avoiding the avalanche...  it's one thing to swallow one's pride and take the plunge, knowing full well that you'll be just fine and dandy on the other side through hard work, ingenuity, and a "can do" attitude.  However, predicting the future (at present) is incredibly complicated...  there are so many different facets converging that any semblance of "comfort" in decision making is...  long gone.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 18:34 | 3124063 jumbo maverick
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Everything depends upon, from ones perspective, what the standard of living is. I suspect that you are basing standard of living in monetary terms only.
Look at this from a different perspective. You know people on welfare? I know lots and lots of them. Often times their lives are so shitty that they can't barley function. Everything is a crisis to them. The Obama phone ain't. charged up so it must be the end of the world, that's exactly how a lot of them think.
So if we were to take all the welfare people and they HAD to work, even if it was a minimum wage job in my opinion their standard of living would go up. They may not make as much money but other aspects of their lives would improve drastically. I don't think humans are wired to just sit idle and watch Maury Povich all day.
Before Christmas the family went out to a tree farm like we always do to get a tree. We get on the wagon which is being pulled by two gargantuan draft horses. Now it's raining out and cold and its just miserable weather but the horses love it. They don't know it but they have a purpose in life. They could be sitting in a warm barn all day and night but I think they would be miserable.
When the Irish immigrants built the Erie Canal they were paid mostly in whiskey. They didn't make any money. They worked damed hard with basic hand tools. They had a purpose in life. Hard work is good for people. Hard work is good for the human race. I betcha if you looked at all the work histories of the people that have committed mass shootings you would find that they have had sporadic, chaotic employment histories or they have never worked at all. We are encouraging an army of ill tempered, ill mannered Jaba the Hut humans that have no purpose. Jaba the Hut had a poor standard of living I bet he couldn't even fuck.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 18:43 | 3124080 akak
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If you paid close attention, the unhappy, bloated, sluglike, disagreeable, wormlike Jabba the Hut was also a banker (or the Tattooine equivalent).

Of couse, I am sure that was just a coincidence.

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 03:56 | 3124803 S5936
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BINGO !

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 03:56 | 3124804 S5936
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BINGO !

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 12:31 | 3125199 trav777
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YOU BEEZ RAYCISS...or somethin.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 00:01 | 3126461 WTFUD
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. .no. . great BJ hands free for the mexican wave and she dont spit.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:39 | 3123333 Slightly Insane
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economics9698 - you are astute.  The "bimbo" probably has an IQ of 75, as anyone with a higher intelligence quotient would have to know this is all bullcrap, hence, they would likely be part of the "propaganda team", sent in to keep the ruse going.  Eventually, even the idiots will get it, but by that time they will have been assimilated into the machine to the extent that fear will rule their every move.

Remember when they say Forward, they really mean Backwards.  Up is Down, Right is Wrong, and Left is Right.

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 12:33 | 3125205 trav777
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you sound like a white man, so HOW DARE YOU deign to question a WISE LATINA on anything?

Haven't you figured out yet that her latinaness makes her simply too deep, wise, real, noble, and progressive for your neandarthal white male brain to possibly comprehend.  therefore, you are a racist.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 17:35 | 3123871 goldfish1
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"This lady is of low IQ and believes this shit."

She's hispanic so she gets a free pass.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 17:42 | 3123915 goldfish1
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It takes work to get unemployment benefits.

Clearly it's those jobs she saved.

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 12:37 | 3125208 trav777
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Racist.

We NEED more of people like her so we can turn into Mexico.  Only then will goodness break out instead of this evil, oppressive white culture.  Mexico is so much better than this white country in all ways...I mean it's rich and vibrant and all of that.

The culture before mass immigration and the coddling of minorities was simply evil and boorish.  Things like powered flight and the transistor and space programs have no place in a progressive rich and vibrant culture and we must rid ourselves of people who disagree.

I was in Africa last week...there was just something realer and deeper and nobler and wiser about having to worry about contracting serious infectious diseases from contact with the water supply that I cannot believe someone could be so racist as to not want to be like that here.

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 11:48 | 3125147 DanDaley
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Only 2 possibilities with people like this:Agressively naive, or viciously opportunistic, but she has a furrowed brow, so she at least looks sincere.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:34 | 3123289 ACP
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Speaking of the USSA, one of Obama's propaganda outlets, the NYT, makes light of the fact that Comrade Pelosi had a photo doctored before release:

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/03/a-group-photo-as-the-ranks...

Notice the difference in tone from their story about a doctored photo from China:

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/30/china-admits-officials-canno...

 

Apparently, fake photos are OK when the Politburo descides that the "proper people" are using them.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:51 | 3123409 FEDbuster
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and not ok when being used against them:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-muSP39qdc7Y/TwDMO8BHEmI/AAAAAAAApnM/59sbcHXt8t...

http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/nancy_pelosi.jpg

(warning don't look after eating or while drinking)

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:48 | 3123689 Titus Flavius C...
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I love The Exploited!!!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPfeTBwrGAw

 

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 00:25 | 3124651 Money Squid
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"Im worried if we all go to Belize, it will tip over and we will all drown."

 

Rep. Hank Johnson is that you?

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 11:50 | 3125139 DanDaley
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Look, it's Guam that will tip over (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg); Belize will merely sink.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:52 | 3123056 pods
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I hope that "baking cookies" is not a euphemism.

pods

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:09 | 3123147 HomeBrewPrepper
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Bullish!!!

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 06:50 | 3124897 Tom_333
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Actually she is right. According to theory a (non-existing) dollar spent by government does increase the GDP.One of the fastest ways of boosting GDP is to go into debt and start different "programs" where you dole out said non-existing dollar.Since that GDP number is seen as important and goes into different other formulas,estimates and benchmarks - this is a great racket.

Indebt the hardworking middle class - dole out the dole (thus simply buying yourself the votes you need from here to infinity) - and in the process create a great lifestyle for yourself.

The fun part of it is that Hilda Solis is right and the average ZH contributor is wrong.

Economy in theory or just ordinary common sense and thrift just can´t compete with this new reality.I think that there´s more help found in history.May I suggest you quit looking for an economic theory that may explain all this and take up study of history instead.Maybe ...Rome.There´s a number interesting thoughts on the topic of "clientism".The very thing you can observe going on right now 2013 A.D.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:07 | 3122808 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Lol
Friday humor at its best.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:22 | 3122923 Winston Churchill
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How much tax money is going to pay for this twat.

No wonder the BLS cannot find its ass with both hands.

Fish rot from the head.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:04 | 3123119 rodocostarica
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Base salary 199K

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:08 | 3123140 economics9698
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Twat, what a blast from the past.  A fuckign great word if there ever was one.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:21 | 3123231 TedBagwell
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Twat squat, not to be confused with T-Bag

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:25 | 3122941 kridkrid
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I'll take the Devil's advocate position, just for fun. So we are providing pretend "money" to people to do nothing. The govt didn't increase taxes to pay that pretend money, they sold treasuries to TBTF banks who buy said treasuries so that they can pretend to have tier one reserves on their books so that they can loan money into existence. Those non workers are spending the pretend "money" because people still accept pretend money.

I mean is she really wrong? If those people didn't have pretend money to spend, they wouldn't have spent the pretend money, right? That's gotta be good for some jobs saved, no? And if the govt didn't need to sell treasuries, the banks would be insolvent, not just in reality, but for real reality. Within the context of our absurd system, what she claims isn't really that absurd. Of course, she doesn't understand this, but her banking overlords do.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:29 | 3122962 Karlus
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Not trying to be rude, but I am suprised that I have to explain this to you.

Its a straight up transfer payment. From people with purchasing power to these "unemployed." So while theoretically you "saved" jobs, you did it by robbing holders of USD (House of Saud and the Chinese)

If you are a liberal, this is a-ok with you because you robbed "da Man"

If you work for a living or saved money this is bogus

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:40 | 3123008 kridkrid
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It's a transfer payment from whom? Like I said, they didn't raise taxes to transfer this wealth, they borrowed, kind of or in a manner of speaking. Now you could argue that this is a transfer payment from future generations, but to assume that, you would have to assume that this debt will be paid off. It won't because it can't. You aren't being rude to me, you just don't understand how debt money works. You are making an argument based on what seems logical to you. Our monetary system is not logical, at least not logical in the sense that it is fair or right or somehow moral. It's ok though, because as they say, the end is near. As others say, hedge accordingly.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:57 | 3123086 LasVegasDave
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printing money out of thin air is debasement of the currency, which is essentially counterfeiting.

In a saner age this would have been punishable by death.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:08 | 3123139 Raymond K Hessel
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As much as it is counterfeiting, it is also robbing purchasing power from people who save and invest.  In a debasement, the returns on your investments and your savings (think pensioners, not institutional investors) can't keep up with the inflation rate.  

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:12 | 3123163 economics9698
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kird government borrows, taxes, or prints.  None of these activities creates jobs or wealth because, generally, government spending results in a loss of 55 cents on the dollar because they have no incentive to spend wisely. 

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:25 | 3123247 kridkrid
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The name is krid :-)

You can't see the forest for the trees. The point of spending is not for productivity... Not now anyways. Govt has to spend because aggregate debt must increase in our monetary system. Consumers are tapped out, corporations are tapped out, this is backfill for a credit market that has peaked.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:47 | 3123388 economics9698
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When there is a recession the government should spend less not more.

Y = C + I - G + NX. 

Government is a burden; lighten the load when the economy is weak.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:13 | 3123525 pods
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Your system functions within a bigger, more imprortant system.

If aggregate debt rolls over, the system begins to collapse on itself. A true implosion.

All modern economic theory takes the system for granted.

And we are showing that to be a big mistake.

It is like the rules of playing Risk. They work well for the game.  But if and only if the board is not destroyed by a meteor strike.

pods

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 01:00 | 3124693 Mr Pink
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His name is KKKRRRIIIIIIIIIDDDDD........KKKRRRRIIIIIIIIIID ROCK.....BAWWITABA.....

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:09 | 3123148 kridkrid
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We don't actually print money out of thin air, but you point is still valid. What we do is loan debt money into existence with interest. This is how fractional reserve banking and our monetary system works. We are approaching the end of this cycle.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:53 | 3123711 Titus Flavius C...
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"We don't actually print money out of thin air, but you point is still valid. What we do is loan debt money into existence with interest."

The US Treasury prints currency under the direction of the Fed, which is not really a part of the federal government.

When the Fed gives the US treasury newly created {'loaned into existence'} federal reserve notes in exchange for an IOU from the Treasury, ergo taxpayer... this very much is creating money out of thin air.

 

The fed also lends it to banks at virtually no interest, of course, and further checkbook dollars are created by fractional lending, down the line, sure.

 

Point is fiat is, by definition, out of thin air - but it's loaned at interest...  everyone who can't loan money into existence has to work for it or risk their capital.  Capitalism under a fiat/fractional reserve regime robs you of your life, liberty and property.

 

Period.

 

 

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 00:33 | 3123868 FEDbuster
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Don't forget to complete the circle jerk.  The FED then kicks most of the interest paid to them by the Treasury back to the Treasury, less a transaction fee.  A dividend is paid to member/owner banks based on the FED's profits.

Perhaps we should call this a "Reacharound Monetization"?

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:03 | 3123114 pods
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I for one am quite happy that we have been afforded this time to prepare. And the only way for them to give us that time was to keep increasing the debt.

I am pretty cognizant of how things work, and still cannot fathom how bad it would have been if the implsion of 2008 was allowed to continue.

Now for people who are of the mindset that we are going to try and pay off this debt and get back to the system we had, it would seem like this is a terrible plan.
For those who understand this money system and are optimistic that it will implode (because it has to), we have been given ample warning to prepare for a new system.

pods 

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:29 | 3122965 Freddie
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The Devil is off playing golf in Hawaii. 

F TV and Hollywood who cover for and fawn over this scum.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:46 | 3123038 kridkrid
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He's not the devil. He's an errand boy sent by grocery clerks.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:23 | 3123236 eddymunster
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Apocalypse now Bitchez!

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:07 | 3123494 lakecity55
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".....It was like the jungle was sucking the river backwards, and at the end of the river was o-phone and madness..."

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:58 | 3123729 LFMayor
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AND WATCH OUT!  Those goddam monkeys bite.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 20:38 | 3124294 Yes We Can. But...
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Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:10 | 3123152 tango
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What people don't undestand is something both scary and pathetic.  Obama and his crew actually believe they are doing the right thing, that the "rich" can support a nation on the dole and that debt is preferable to saying "no".  And when it ends in failure like all collectivist ventures, they will say, "At least everyone is equal".  

I just don't get it.  The evidence is overwhelming that central planning does not work, is not sustainable and we are at a dead end and their solution is "more of the same."

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:10 | 3123508 pods
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Fractional Reserve Currencies do not work.  They are of much more importance than social spending.

Social spending merely helps those at the edges cope with the rising amount of interest in the system.  

The interest is the tumor that kills all debt money systems issued at interest.

There is no solution, that is why they are merely continuing the status quo.

pods

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:31 | 3123621 jcaz
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Think bigger.

It's not about central planning- it's about Imperialism.

This is how every great political takeover took place- manufacture an unwinnable solution, then step in at the last minute with "the ultimate solution";

Barry is simply a dictator in the making- it's what his handlers aspire this farce to be, and Barry is the puppet.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 20:43 | 3124301 Yes We Can. But...
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The thing is, in political science, in gubmint, there is no double blind study, no proving failure...thus, the collectivists will never accept blame, and in fact will blame others, just as dear leader always does, and the US media complex, comprised 95% of collectivist sympathizers, would in any case never assign blame

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:56 | 3123637 earleflorida
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@ kridkrid

now, i'm going to be the 'anti-devils' advocate'... 'so we are providing pretend "money" to people to do nothing'

What's wrong with that... ?

let's go back in time, shall we? FDR's time, should be a good starting point. The Great Depression and how it was mismanaged and extended by design? [sound familiar?]

What does FDR do first-- he sets in motion the 'Emergency Banking Act [3/9/1933]'.   Next, Mr. Roosevelt sets in motion the 'Civilian Conservatory Corps [CCC's __ 3/21/1933- *1933-43* __ 18-28yr old males]'.  Lastly, FDelanoR's Administration implements 'Executive Order 6102 [4/5/1933- Gold Confiscation Act]'.  Notice how in sync all these monumental legislative acts came into fruition-- amazing? 

now, i'm going to tie them all together? there is a global war happening, and the year is 1939 [the U.S. enters the war on 12/1941 officially] and soon to be renamed, WWII-- the great war after the greatest war of WWI???

What do you suppose the nefarious intentions of a generous? 'uncle sam'... doling out millions to america's poor youth was? it got millions ready for WWII and the enthusiastic call to arms too show thanks for uncle sam's unfettered generosity. all these kids flocked to the enlistment tents in droves as young as 15yrs, for the chance to say 'thankyou' ... Mr. President!!!

now,... at this moment in time we have millions on the dole-- and guess what? when mr. president, 'calls to arms'... they'll fall over one another too fight for the right to die [in a rich man's war] for their 'pretend' free unemployment checks.

just correlate the past to the present, where troops [only foot drones nee apply?] will certainly be needed in our next vietnam called the 'african continent'? and, as fdr so needed 3 terms?... obi-kenya-nobi-- will at least three-- two? 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency_Banking_Act

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilian_Conservation_Corps

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_6102

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II 

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 02:51 | 3124759 Ballin D
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Thats an interesting thought about having the war in Africa.  Id been thinking about where it would take place.  Itd be really inconvenient to fight it in the civilized world where citizens live but a war that is overseas for everyone (in africa) would be perfect for all of TPTB

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:00 | 3123100 Taint Boil
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I’m thinking about blowing up my car so I can save some gas and help the planet too.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:09 | 3122809 francis_sawyer
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Affirmative Action Twatzilla...

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:11 | 3122833 fuu
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<golf clap>

No, Twatzilla was better as a stand alone.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:13 | 3122862 ParkAveFlasher
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Yes but think of how many keys on the board that Francis employed with the edit.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:13 | 3122868 francis_sawyer
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It's the everpresent dilemma of going for the green, or laying up with the 7-iron...

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:21 | 3122891 LouisDega
Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:25 | 3122936 mr1963
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This is what happens when "officials" elected by retards appoint retards to government posts, they make the retards feel wonderful about receiving their subsidies.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:39 | 3123001 Karlus
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Wize latina in the hizzouse

/sarc (seems you need this to avoid red arrows)

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:07 | 3123135 Jon Bong Jovi
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This chick is the labor sec? Damn, I wouldn't trust this bitch to do my taxes.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:09 | 3123146 Raymond K Hessel
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I gave him a down arrow so he learns not to fear the red arrows!!!

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:39 | 3123642 Karlus
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No fear right back at you :)

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:15 | 3123178 TPTB_r_TBTF
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no, that donT prevent red arrows.  Start with Italics to avoid them.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:07 | 3122815 FL_Conservative
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Maybe she's in labor.  That could explain her delusion.  That said, there are some scary characters in the BHO admin.  Not an ounce of gray matter in the entire group.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:12 | 3122860 Karlus
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Oh, I suspect they know exactly what they are doing, but its all under the "this is for the best" flag.

 

HarryR is the best for saying what they are doing and accusing others of it. In fact he is a master of the ACME U tube

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:07 | 3122817 Banksters
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A new job is coming

“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

Barak Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fO-usAlqak

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:18 | 3122902 Karlus
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Who do you suppose these would be? Hobos and unemployed people to be in Barack's army?

 

I wish them the best in combat. They will need those rounds HomeLandSec bought

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:20 | 3122912 koncaswatch
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Another Prez EO constitutional circumvention: you bet, "private" security forces like Iraq.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:40 | 3123011 Karlus
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Defeated with a pallet of poisoned MD 20/20. Perhaps a claymore rigged bottle of Thunderbird wine or Air Force Ones?

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:53 | 3123067 FoeHammer
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Hobo wine does a number on the body and spirit.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:44 | 3123018 Aurora Ex Machina
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Uploaded in 2008. Like many other things, (*cough* Hope and Change *cough*) looks like it didn't get implemented.

 

Or rather, you got the continuation of Bushes' TSA, which is a curious mixture of the Keystone Kops and Robocop.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:07 | 3122822 ebworthen
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Paying people not to work is little different than bailing out failed companies, banks that gamble with FDIC insured deposits, insurers that use premiums to gamble in deriviatives, and the FED buying Mortgage Backed Securities.  Using government logic they should pay everyone not to work and double the monthly payments.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:07 | 3122823 Beam Me Up Scotty
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At the very least, these so called "unemployed" should be required to dig ditches, and then fill them back in again.  They should do something for that dollar they just got for free.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:20 | 3122913 insanelysane
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We pay people to be unemployed and then complain that the nation's infrastructure is falling apart.  The truth, is that we pay the "unemployable" to stay out of the way and just be consumers.  Sort of like the kids' hamsters.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:30 | 3122972 Karlus
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Actually it seems Americans have figured out an even better luxury for the populace. They have devised a way to have things without the need to work.

Like the movie Wall-E but with the Chinese playing the part of robots

:(

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:29 | 3122953 MillionDollarBoner_
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Yeah, but digging ditches interferes with shopping for iStuff...:O(

When you don't gets out of bed til noons, there aints many hours left in the days...

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:08 | 3122826 Cognitive Dissonance
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From the sublime to the stupid.

<Stupid is as stupid does.>

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:13 | 3122864 Hype Alert
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Her answers are pathetic as expected, but the stupid leading questions by the MSM are just as bad.  Where are the adults?

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:31 | 3122976 Karlus
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You already know that if you ask her questions that are "off message" you dont get invited back.

Up next "Hilda, what is your favorite color, and why?" or "Hilda, do you get sad sometimes when it rains?"

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:40 | 3123007 NotApplicable
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Extinct, apparently, thanks to more than a century of government schooling. It's weird how I can remember growing up surrounded by old people that were actually reasonably mature. Today? It's rare when I meet anyone who doesn't have a completely childish outlook on life, regardless of age.

Childhood has basically been extended from cradle to grave, as the Nanny-state has temporarily suspended the universal law known as "Stupid Should Hurt." Anytime you wonder how anyone could be so dumb, remember that it's what got them to where they are today, so why not tomorrow?

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 17:15 | 3123816 shovelhead
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Add to the fact that the left side of the bellcurve breed far more than the right side

of the IQ scale and it's no small wonder at the result.

We subsidize stupidity instead of nature taking it's toll.

Grandpa learned to read and write Greek and Latin in a village one room schoolhouse before he went to college.

Today we have multi-million dollar schools that can't teach proper English spelling.

They don't have enough money...

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:08 | 3122828 ejmoosa
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Slowly coming back?  The rate of improvement was less in 2012 than 2011, and we have not even had the impact of ObamaCare.

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ejmoosa/2013/01/04/test-show-day-1

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:08 | 3122829 kliguy38
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Watched it live this am and just had to laugh at how pathetic she is a spokesperson for the cartel......reminds me of how pathetic Geithner is as a face/salesman......THATS THE BEST YOU BASTARDS CAN DO? Just pathetic.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:33 | 3122982 docj
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No, that's the best these bastards can do when there are hiring quotas that need to be filled.

Frankly, thank the gods for Affirmative Action - otherwise we might actually have a qualified, competent hack doing Hilda's job.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:09 | 3122835 Tortuga
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I opine that the lady is short millions of synapses; saving millions of neurons from work.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:30 | 3122961 koncaswatch
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This administration is full of characters that are either completely manipulated by the level of their stupidity or are  truley evil and devious; I can't tell the difference sometimes ( I could in the GWB years: devious and evil).

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:43 | 3123022 NotApplicable
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I'd say they're all trying to maintain their status in whatever club they belong to. As GWB himself stated, loyalty is the most important character trait to these people.

Suckup 101: Tow the line, reap the rewards. Cross the line, get tossed under the bus.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:09 | 3122836 km4
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She is Pathetic !

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 20:55 | 3124325 Yes We Can. But...
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To me, she seems rather ordinary, normal.  Not a manipulative freak along the lines of Obama, Axelrod, and the professional manipulators they usually trot out for the Sunday shows - the Stephanie Cutters, Lanny Davis's, etc.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:10 | 3122840 Nothing To See Here
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In a liberal/progressive fucked up mind, saving jobs is the end to be pursued no matter the cost or consequences. Don't ask why you work though, because it's obviously not to afford things and make a better living.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:11 | 3122844 azengrcat
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Millions of Chinese manufacturing jobs were saved that day

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:11 | 3122847 CharliePrince
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were doomed

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:12 | 3122856 CharliePrince
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what do we pay goldman to do ?

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:12 | 3122858 Clowns on Acid
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Code words of a 21st century facsist -"healing", "We still have to do more", "increase our capacity to produce items", "making bereaucratuc costs go away","we have to move Forward"

So...lets increase unemployment and unemployment payments...and that will increase more private sector jobs !

These people chracters straight out of an Alinsky movie script !

 

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:14 | 3122870 bnbdnb
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Bullshit in, bullshit out.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:56 | 3123078 FoeHammer
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You can't explain that!

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:17 | 3122874 SheepDog-One
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Well hell bitch, if it's so great then why not just pay EVERYONE in america not to work starting right now! Send every adult in america UE checks starting today then we'll REALLY save a shitload of jobs!

All with indexes within 5% or so of all time highs! It's a CELEBRATION, BITCHEZ!

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:14 | 3122875 radfish
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Your wording was just a little off. Paying people not to work saved millions from jobs.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:15 | 3122877 bnbdnb
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If it saves jobs, then why not pay everyone unemployment, job or not?

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:15 | 3122883 HyperLazy
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She said so herself, FORWARD!

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:19 | 3122907 Karlus
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It would be cool if everyone in the BHO admin finished their speeches and emails with "FORWARD" like "over and out"

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:15 | 3122884 Clayton Bigsby
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Why do they keep having this stupid fucking bitch on?  An if they are, why don't they have every mo-ron from the obullshit administration interviewed by Rick Santelli, who I'm sure would be quite happy to give them the foot-in-the-ass they most assuredly deserve?

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:22 | 3122921 Motorhead
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It's either her or Dick "Oy Vey" Bove'.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:16 | 3122890 Motorhead
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What a stupid kurva.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:17 | 3122893 realtick
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Getting The Shaft - The Black UNRATE Has Bottomed http://chartistfriendfrompittsburgh.blogspot.com/2013/01/getting-shaft-b...

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:46 | 3123034 NotApplicable
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Actually that's the orange UNRATE. The black one is still being too heavily massaged to tell.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:17 | 3122895 crawl
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She likely believes her propanganda as being the truth.  So sad.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:19 | 3122910 GMadScientist
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I don't think people bought that many guns, Hildie.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:21 | 3122918 notadouche
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"Renewabel energy jobs and things like that"  You mean like Solyndra?  

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:24 | 3122932 Blazed
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Welcome, welcome to zee Banana Republic.......cha-cha-cha!

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:25 | 3122934 MillionDollarBoner_
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"Hilda Solis: Paying People Not To Work Saved Millions Of Jobs In China, Viet Nam, Thailand..."

There...fixed it fer y'all ;o)

 

Edit: Crap...I forgot all the jobs in DC and on Wall Street... ;o)

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:25 | 3122940 PTDBDucks
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$2 generated for every $ payed out to unemployed

Did I understand that correctly? That seems to a wiining formula, so why try to  lower unemployment?

Has Mad Cow infected everyone that's not surfing? Party on Big 0.

Let's talk about something rational...the trillion dollar coins. Just think of all the vacations that could be taken then!

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:30 | 3122970 bnbdnb
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Exactly. The perfect stimulus would be to pay EVERYONE unemployment, regardless of whether or not they have a job.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:47 | 3123041 NotApplicable
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In other words, give everyone a government "job."

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:58 | 3123455 lakecity55
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And so, NA, we arrive at their End Game:

Forward, Soviet!

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:52 | 3123036 madcows
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this is how a liberal does math:

the unemployed man got a dollar from the government for not working.  He bought a donut from the baker for a dollar.  The baker turned around and bought a dollar's worth of flour from the farmer.  Shazzam!  1 dollar magically turned into 2 dollars, one for the baker and one for the farmer.

 

Here's how conservative sees it:

The unemployed man got a dollar from the government for not working.  The Government borrowed the dollar from the Chinese.  That's negative one dollar.  The hungry unemployed man pays a dollar to the baker for a donut.  The baker gives half to the government and half to farmer for flour.  And, thats not enough flour for the donut, so he borrows a dollar from the banker.  That's another negative dollar. The farmer uses the baker's dollar to buy seed and borrows another dollar to maintain his equipment.  The banker has to pay off his politician buddies for favorable legislation.  So he gives the 2 dollars worth of interest he's getting from the baker and farmer to the local senator who then blows it on more unemployment benefits.  But, the banker funds don't cover the votes he's buying, er, unemployment insurance, so he borrows another dollar from the Chinese.

In the end, it's 2 dollars debt to the chinese....

a dollar's debt for the baker...

a dollar's debt for the farmer...

a free donut for the unemployed guy...

no prosecution for the unscrupulous banker...

and another 6 year's for the useless senator.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:33 | 3123298 Titus Flavius C...
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Well done.

This is really good. Wish you'd consider posting it on Krugman's blog.

I'd like to see how his disciples react.

My argument is often that economists are most gifted at obfuscating simple truths - like math.

I'm pretty sure, for example, that social security now adds to the debt, certainly ultimately. Krugman and Reich disagree because they seem to think that an "asset" on one part of the government's books remains so even though the cash to pay it must come from another part of the government, which must get it from the taxpayer.

But the Left truly refuses to see this.

*Why* they refuse to see this, I think, is that they view any criticism as an attack on their cherished social policy goal of preserving the entitlemen status quo at literally all costs. Therefore, if you claim it's insolvent an ponzi, it's not because that's what the logic and the basic, honest accounting would tell you, it's because you really just hate the old and the poor.

A similar trick happens on the right...

You don't really object to Israel bombing kids and killing hundreds to 'defend' itself against bottle rockets, themselves generally lobbed in reaction to Israeli jets and tanks attacking the territory it illegally occupies - see, you just hate the Jews.

Which is a great way to prevent debate and make it harder to solve problems in a reasonable, moderate way.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:25 | 3122944 q99x2
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It'd work better if you give them a raise this year.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:27 | 3122949 glenlloyd
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It's decades of this kind of thinking that have brought us to this place...unchecked idiots who've weaseled their way into positions of power.

Unfortunately we really only have ourselves to blame for this, we allowed it to happen

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:32 | 3122979 madcows
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You are powerless against it.  You can kick and scream, hoot and holler.  That won't do anything.  It's too big, too removed from repercussions.  They are appointed political hacks.  You have no ability to replace them.  They have assumed all power and abandoned all responsiblity.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:52 | 3123057 NotApplicable
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That's always what happens when they relocate to the capital city. Keep 'em, home where they can't get into trouble. And by home, I do mean home. They want people to boss around, well they can make as many kids as they can convince their spouse they need.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:27 | 3122951 Titus Flavius C...
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The important lesson here is that I'm going to fantasize about this reporter as a stocking-clad but stern school teacher, and I'm her student, and she's going to teach me a lesson - hopefully pertaining to sexy times, and not to economics or logic.

 

Seriously - Hilda Solis being clueless is not news, just as Paul Krugman and his disciples being unwilling to honestly assess contrary evidence isn't news.

 

What is news is that this feisty Asian reporter is probably into crazy shit you'd definitely do but never talk about - you know, strap ons, diapers, cock and ball torture, dressing up as a fuzzy bunny, lactation discipline, reinacting the Battle of Hastings... 

 

and you'd love every minute of it, you squalid, filthy cunts.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:37 | 3122993 Karlus
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Please continue...would she bring a friend to the party?

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 03:17 | 3124780 Manic by Proxy
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Please don't stop now! It was starting to get exciting.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:28 | 3122956 madcows
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Either she is spewing propaganda, or more likely, she believes the lies she is telling is actually the truth.  Liberals are born with mental retardation.  They don't have the part of the brain that understands that borrowing and spending does not imply wealth.... or that unemployment is not employment... it makes me cry.  These are the people in charge of the Country.  All is lost.  Time to research "How to be a Prepper".

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:28 | 3122958 foodstampbarry
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The affirmative action admin.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:49 | 3123042 Getting Old Sucks
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Nah, not so.  Joe Biden disproves that theory :-)

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:30 | 3122968 Yen Cross
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 Put that bitch back on her unicorn, and point her towards MSNBC with a few grenades in her saddlebags... What an imbecile!

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:30 | 3122969 1835jackson
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Quite disgusting. For shame.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:34 | 3122986 Drachma
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Forget what she says, look to her countenance; Non-stop blinking, tense brow ridge, etc. The rest is script.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:37 | 3122992 Ricky Bobby
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I am sorry to inform you that the Ministry of Truth has ruled you may not criticize comrade Solis for her statements. She has been selected for her racial and gender identity, therefore she is deemed infallible by the state. Any further criticism will be considered a terrorist threat. In addition hate crime sanctions could also be applied.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 17:16 | 3123820 mercenaryomics
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"Release the drones."

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:48 | 3122994 Dr. Engali
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I don't know what is harder to watch, her stupid ass stumbling commentary or the idiots posing the "questions". It's like seeing a gaping wound....you don't want to look because it's extremely painful,but you can't take your eyes away.

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