It's the right idea. 1935 redux. If both parties don't back hiring using Fed funds, kickstarting the economy loses its kickstand, and continues to tumble into the dust, private industry had its chance, and they would rather enslave you----oh---I can't talk now, my boss just called me today on Labor Day to run into the office, bye!
I spoke of it before, and probably after googling the words civilian conservation corps, I'm the only one.
Jesus, what platitudes and drivel. OK, let's everybody take their hands off the steering wheel because the car knows best where it wants to go. (These are the same folks who think splattering paint on a wall is art.)
"Waahhh, jus leemee a-loowwne..." I weren't doin' nuttin; see? YEAh.................It were da govinmint, see? Yahhhhhhhget ME???
Who says this isn't a Depression, a bunch of grouses imitating some thirties east side gang movie.....
"Woahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, well, ok ya mugs,we'll just wait for those corporation guys, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....they've been a rEEEEL help for the past three yeahrs. wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh................."
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So, if someone served you a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a turd on top it would be okay with you because they told you they had always prepared that way?
there is no federal responsibility nor the attendant authority for managing employment or the lack of it.
you collectivists,(i nearly gagged when i read pragmatist...what a laugh) have all drank from the same poisoned fountain it seems.
there'll be so few of you around once this charade comes to an end.
You certainly have things upside down and backwards. All wealth is created by the government. The government inflated housing prices and made a lot of people rich. The government repealed import tariffs and made a lot of people rich while putting many others out of jobs. So the government takes back some of the wealth it has transferred from the laboring class to the rich. O.K. they never worked for it.
How does government "provide" jobs to anyone without appropriating wealth from the private sector (answer: it doesn't). Your "pragmatic" solution just piles more dung on top of a mountain of dung and merely postpones the inevitable. No matter how much you wish to avoid what must be done, you cannot without causing even more pain in the future. Sorry, but the piper must be paid, now (which will be painful) or later (which may be catastrophic).
It only sounds like that to you. I am a pragmatist and realize that any remedy must be grounded in reality of what has actually happened up to this point. You, otho, have no remedy that does not involve rewriting the last 100 years of history. It is impossible to change the past no matter how much it irks you.
What it boils down to, here and now, is "It's the jobs, stupid." If providing jobs for those Americans who are long-term unemployed while repairing the infrastructure is capitulation in your mind, then so be it, but employment is a necessary first step before other problems can seriously be addressed. The esoteric problem of an overhaul of the financial system without bringing it all down or throwing millions of people under the bus will not be accomplished in a short period of time, and, in the meantime, people still need to eat.
The Federal Reserve is an unconstitutional device intended to lay America prostrate like she is today; it is at the very core of the problems we face.
Why must all the suggestions revolve around collectivism? Can we not think outside that box any more? Has America become so deeply enthralled with the socialization mantra that it's entirely too late?
Damn, the collapse cannot come soon enough.`
You don't get it. The states will go to the Fed govt with hands out, they can't raise the cash themselves and they can't print it either.
In a world where there is no air, all you get is continued blue faces unto death.