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Politics hold back small businesses

June 26, 2013

Jobs data for May left economists even more worried about the sputtering of the already painfully slow economic recovery. Automatic Data Processing said private-sector jobs in the U.S....

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DefeatSBB5

Jun-28-13 12:34 PM

The stimulus was too small.

Common sense says that if no one is spending due to unemployment and a general mood of caution, the government (representing the collective efforts of the people) becomes the spender of last resort, UNTIL the pump is primed and the economy is running on its own.

But that was 5 years ago. The chance to do some good was missed because of the timidity of the stimulus, and the depression was prolonged precisely because there was not enough of a boost.

It worked for the Great Depression -- massive government spending in the form of military expenditures pulled this country up by the bootstraps.

All I'm saying is it could be done again -- this time the spending could be for peaceful, CONstructive purposes, rather than DEstruction.

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FamilyGuy

Jun-27-13 3:50 PM

Sb5,

NO ONE agrees that the stimulus was too little.

Everyone agrees that the money was mostly squandered on worthless pork projects.

Not one more dime of borrowed money for another obama slush fund.

Understand?

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DefeatSBB5

Jun-27-13 2:49 PM

Everybody NOW AGREES THAT WAS TOO LITTLE BY AT LEAST HALF.

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FamilyGuy

Jun-27-13 9:03 AM

Sb5

Was not the nearly 1 TRILLION Dollar Stimulus bill passed to address the crumbling roads and bridges for all the shovel ready projects across America?

Exactly what did America get for that TRILLION dollar expenditure? Besides beefing up public employee retirement funds, that is.

Seems like nearly all of the infrastructure of which you speak should be addressed by now.

And you suggest EVEN MORE Stimulus?

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DefeatSBB5

Jun-27-13 12:08 AM

We need the functional equivalent of a WWII -- a massive RE-building of the American infra-structure.

Of course, we can always find BILLIONS for DE-struction; how about a few for CONstruction?

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FamilyGuy

Jun-26-13 4:06 PM

As if the Spector of obamacare wasn't enough, obama is pushing through measures to flood the labor market with millions of low skill, low wage illegal immigrants who will push down the wage rates and push up the unemployment rates.

And, president moonbeam then promises to single handedly declare a war on coal which will cause unemployment in the coal producing states and will add major energy costs to business, industry, and homes alike.

How does any of this encourage expansion of, or sustain any growth in any small businesses?

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DefeatSBB5

Jun-26-13 8:25 AM

"Measures like Obamacare do not support a healthy economy, but, rather, provide 'incentives to increase the use of temporary and part-time workers,' as the NFIB reminds us."

Why hire workers if demand is DOWN?

Spending is down; therefore there is no reason to make stuff. So why hire workers?

We NEED another stimulus -- an infusion of government capital to prime the pump, to prime the carburetor, so to speak (for those of you who remember carburetors).

We need the functional equivalent of a WWII -- a massive RE-building of the American infra-structure.

Of course, we can always find BILLIONS for DE-struction; how about a few for CONstruction?

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higgsoncurve

Jun-26-13 6:59 AM

wp. more food stamps and welfare are the only plans by the Obama Adm.

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WarrenProud

Jun-26-13 4:55 AM

Another Faux News editorial from the Trib. The Obama administration has proposed many job creating plans for small business only to see the NeoCon Republicans in Congress to say NO WAY - we can't let the Democrats get an upper hand on job creation.

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