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    47% freeloaders - Romney

    As usual the media needs to take something out of context and spin it around so they can sell some advertisements around nothing. Of course the question in which this statement was made is not being revealed, only the response. The question wasn't about Americans in general. It was about the unemployment rate and the so called "job shortage". There is NO job shortage in this country. There IS a shortage of either qualified or willing to work bodies. Too many are getting paid TOO much to NOT work and that has to stop - no matter who is president.

    I recently closed a technology service company as it became far too difficult to find reliable labor at $25.00 and hour to do low level tasks. Absolutely ridiculous. Even jobs without any formal education are left unfilled. A local plumber can't find any capable apprentices because the work is too 'hard' even at $60k a year. If the job doesn't involve an iPhone the X, Y and Z generations want NO part of it.

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    • well the biggest problem in this is that school teaches everyone they are a failure if they don't go to college for a degree as a lawyer or a doctor! what happened to teaching things like auto-cad in highschool?

      you know this is a big problem and another one that odummy has failed to address all you hear him saying is you need to make college more affordable? WHY? 35% FAIL out of college in the first year this is a dam fact!

      it isn't these people don't want to work these jobs it is they are being told you are a failure if you don't go to college and get a better job! i bet you most people who can't find a job after 4 years of college wish they had been in a vocational school and could get one of these unfilled positions!