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Strong Factory Growth Boosts Hiring (to highest level in 31 years)
Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 06/01/2004 | Eric Burroughs

Posted on 06/01/2004 8:51:58 AM PDT by zencat

U.S. manufacturing chugged to a full year of expansion in May, pushing factory hiring to its highest in 31 years, a survey released on Tuesday showed.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush2004; bushrecovery; tdids; thebusheconomy; wgids
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To: Darlin'
I have been using the words "kerrorism" and "kerrorists" from way back when Rush started talking about "the French looking gentlemen." I used them during the primaries and like to think I coined the phrases.

The word I liked best, however, is the word to describe all the deaniacs jumping ship. I called them "disendeanuous."

A kerrorist is someone who would destroy America by flip-flopping and taking the side of the Old World socialists and crooked one-worlders at every turn. Kerrorism is the process that kerrorists use. The words mean about the same and are interchangeable with "terrorist" and "terrorism" but contain a large fith column component.

A terrorist pretty much looks like a Muslim. A kerrorist just looks, well, French. I'll take any credit I can get, but, please, use the words freely and often.

101 posted on 06/01/2004 5:19:43 PM PDT by Tacis (,)
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To: Darlin'
So let me mark you you down as in the lawnmower and mop camp. Now you will you be priming Race's economic pump by contributing to the "Buy Race a Mop" fund?

Since the many years of high-technology CAD skills he took years of time and tens of thousands of capital investment to learn are no longer wanted state-side ad he hast nill desire to learn Cantonese or Mandarin and work for one bowl of rice pudding a day and grease for the shackles. He must join the modern US lawnmower and mop economy.

I have a genuine "Eisenhower" dollar -- a valuable *COIN*! -- (but of base metal, nary a dollop of silver in it) that I will up.

Who with me? How fine a mop can we grubstake Race with?

102 posted on 06/01/2004 5:21:19 PM PDT by bvw
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To: RaceBannon

Race: I know what you're talking about. I work for a wholly owned subsidiary of a major multinational corporation. We build custom filling machines and buy precision machine parts to accomplish the task. Today we had a meeting and the big company is advocating going to GSC country. GCS standing for Globally Competitive Supplier. Seems Low Cost Country supplier is no longer politically correct. Was told they have contacts with several companies in china that have over 11,000 skilled machinists each with the latest in CNC type machinery. Average pay is 41 cents per hour AND they don't have to worry about paying off CNC equipment. Government buys it for the company that hires those bazillion machinists.


103 posted on 06/01/2004 5:28:25 PM PDT by joesbucks
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To: Phantom Lord
2) Go into business for yourself (even as a side project to bring in additional income.

Just completing 11-12 hours days. I live in a very modest home. I do work a pt weekend job. Where do I find additional hours and still keep some face time with the family.

104 posted on 06/01/2004 5:31:32 PM PDT by joesbucks
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To: Tacis

Thank you. :) I'll credit as often as possible. LOL.


105 posted on 06/01/2004 5:41:22 PM PDT by Darlin' ("I will not forget this wound to my country." President George W Bush, 20 Sept 2001)
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To: null and void
I do know better than to move away from all my network contacts without a signed offer in hand.

Yep. It sounded like RaceBannon had tons of network contacts just brimming with offers, didn't it. Goodness, do people have to give a step-by-step instruction booklet and a 1-800 number for people like you to execute a mission. Get some creativity, for goodness sakes. Absolutely, don't consider moving until you have exhausted all your network of friends, family, and acquaintances. Draw imaginary concentric circles in drivable distances and look in other localities. Subscribe to trade magazines in your are of interest and investigate where the places are that are hiring your trade or expertise. Attend trade shows. Get local PO boxes for return addresses in cities for your resumes you send to companes in that area. There are a gazillion more tips and tricks within a Google click or two. Must we light a candle to see the sun?

106 posted on 06/01/2004 5:41:52 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds, a pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: bvw

Hum. Hows that attitude working for you ?


107 posted on 06/01/2004 5:44:51 PM PDT by Darlin' ("I will not forget this wound to my country." President George W Bush, 20 Sept 2001)
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To: Tennessean4Bush
Had I moved, I would have missed the out of the blue call that lead to my most lucrative contract, one that may segue into a full time job.

It took over year.

A year I spent on small jobs and pavement pounding.

A year I was able to spend with my children (my ex won't move).

You don't know his entire situation, yet you feel qualified to second guess his decisions.

It reminds me of a liberal, always able to make better decisions on how other people should be running their lives...
108 posted on 06/01/2004 5:54:56 PM PDT by null and void (If you think more government is the solution to every problem, North Korea should be your paradise!)
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To: Phantom Lord

And what you arent paying attention to, or havent gotten to the post yet, is that I HAVE BEEN TURNED DOWN FOR THE LOW PAYING JOBS, TOO!!

Go back and read what I posted after your reply, You had 2 incomes to help you make ends meet, I have only one, and most of it is unemployment in the last 3 years, 1 full calendar year off, and on it again, the second time this year.

And I not only have a degree but TONS of experience, which you did NOT have when you landed a job.

in fact, it is people liek you they are hiring, they arent hiring old farts like me for even engineering aide positions, I aint kidding!


109 posted on 06/01/2004 5:56:25 PM PDT by RaceBannon (VOTE DEMOCRAT AND LEARN ARABIC FREE!!)
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To: Tennessean4Bush

you dont get it, either.

There arent the jobs here there used to be.

I saw it in 89 when the Berlin wall came down, almost all industry in Ct was dependant on defnse spending, and now that is moved.

you all live in the states where the Connecticut industries all moved to, if you are tennesee or North Carolina or Va or Sc.

I stayed because so many left1 I anticipated companies to diversify, not collapse, and WHAMMO...CHINA!

The outsourcing that is going on here is criminal, local machine shops are being put out of business not because of competition from a legitimate source but because of a communist government propped up a business to put US out of business!

And it is coming to a state you live in,too!


110 posted on 06/01/2004 6:00:41 PM PDT by RaceBannon (VOTE DEMOCRAT AND LEARN ARABIC FREE!!)
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To: joesbucks

I hate it when arm chair economists who never worked in a factory in their life tell us who did work all our lives in a factory how good it is to see factory work disappear.

"But, in general, the protective system of our day is conservative, while the free trade system is destructive. It breaks up old nationalities and pushes the antagonism of the proletariat and the bourgeoisie to the extreme point. In a word, the free trade system hastens the social revolution. It is in this revolutionary sense alone, gentlemen, that I vote in favor of free trade." ~ Karl Marx, On the Question of Free Trade, January 9, 1848
http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/01/09ft.htm#marx

"The prohibiting duties we lay on all articles of foreign manufacture which prudence requires us to establish at home, with the patriotic determination of every good citizen to use no foreign article which can be made within ourselves without regard to difference of price, secures us against a relapse into foreign dependency."
--Thomas Jefferson to Jean Baptiste Say, 1815.




Make sure you keep repeating the mantra!

The problem is not jobs leaving the country, it is not capital equipment leaving the country, the problem is not intellectual property leaving the country, the problem is not contracts going to communistic/fascistic/socialistic government run countries that prop up their companies with government funds to defer losses that the US companies cannot compete against...

THE PROBLEM IS YOUR ATTITUDE ABOUT IT!! JUST KEEP TELLING YOURSELF THINGS WILL GET BETTER AND THEY WILL!


How can I stand on my feet when the government is allowing in material produced at rates that are slave labor devised that I cannot possibly compete against?

How can I stand on my feet when the industries that I and my family traditionally worked in are sent overseas: material, machines, knowledge; to be operated by Communistic/Fascistic/Socialistic Governments that prop up their industries with Government money all the while I am supposed to use my own money and compete with my own capital and if I fail use my own money to cover the loss?

I have a memory of 2nd grade. We were in a Social Studies class and a substitute teacher was leading the class, and we started talking about how American companies were setting up companies in foreign lands to allow the people of those countries to make their own clothes and goods. Until then, I assumed, these people either wore sandals or went barefoot, and we brought them clothes for the first time maybe, but they must have had their own methods of making clothes before we showed up!

As it turned out, as the lesson went on, we were told that these American Companies went to these foreign countries to set up complete companies to provide jobs, too, for these people, people who had a lower standard of living, but doing the same work in these new factories as people here in the US did.

It became obvious to me, that if these people lived a much lower standard of living, they needed lower pay, the companies would pay them lower wages, and still make the same product as good as ours made in the US were made.

It didn’t take a genius to make the next logical step here: If they were making the same product there cheaper, they were soon going to sell it back to us at a lower price that our own workers could not compete with, thereby putting us out of business, one company at a time. I asked her,” What will happen 20 years from now, though, when they will be making it cheaper then us, won’t they put us out of business?" She said I was a real John Bircher! And guess what?
Does anyone here know of any major textile industry in your neighborhood? I mean one that is still in operation. Does anyone here doubt that what I asked her 35 years ago is true and worsening? WE ARE GIVING AWAY TECHNOLOGY to 3rd world nations and we are making ourselves unemployed when we do it!

Either way, the recognition of the terror coming does not make the terror acceptable, it is still the terror, and the economic policies that feed the terror are what is the problem, not the desire to move when I hear the lions roar.

Our politicians are feeding us to the lions, and they are calling it rain on our crops. The passing of laws that allowed H1-B visas was supposed to allow only the highest educated people to work in this country to fill the place of someone who did not exist here before, not take the place of someone already employed here. It was not supposed to replace American Citizens with foreign nationals just to benefit the profit margins of companies in competition with foreign markets.

Since I stopped being a mechanic, and got my ASME in 93, I have had the same average wage for the last 10 years.

In fact, I used to have a steady job while I was a mechanic, but since I got an engineering job, learned 5 CAD languages, and 4 programming languages, I have had more than 30 jobs in the last 7 years.

Seen more than half the companies I worked for in the last 8 years go belly up. Not a joke. Even the steadiest job I had is almost closed, Kaman Aerospace. Got laid off from Colt when they had to hire a team of lawyers to defend themselves against the lawsuits. Video Terminal company I worked for is defunct.

The rest, except for one, is overseas. China. One company is a fastener company, another is a jet engine manufacturer, and another went to Mexico. All the small companies that made parts for these companies went out of business.

Thanks to NAFTA. GATT.

Someone asked me, "What I'd like to get is an explanation of why "entire technology groups" disappearing is bad".

This needed to be explained??

Where do certain materials come from? Isn’t it true that we cannot just mine a hole in the ground to get Bauxite? How about Copper? Aren’t we supposed to go to a particular spot where we know there is Copper? Now, if someone wanted to deny us Copper, they would be starting a war if they cut us off, or they would be causing undue influence on our way of life if they controlled it and raised its prices above that which we pay.

Now, that same logic applies to industry. Any industry. If we cannot make a bearing in a cost effective way in this world, where is the logic to send the means and knowledge to make bearings to another country where competition does not exist?

We are sending away the means to produce the most basic materials we use in industry! This is not about singular items like sneakers or IT programmers; it is about entire means of creating anything.

The machines we send over to these countries are used to create other machines. These new machines are going to, if not already, be used to create the competition for our remaining industrial goods, to be operated at slave wages by people who did not have to be trained in high tech skills to operate, but only told when to press a button, thanks to Computer Controlled Machining.

We are not sending over looms and combines to people to allow them to live better, we are sending over complex CNC machines and devices that are used in Aerospace, Automotive, and computer industries, and they are being setup by us, used by them, and they are not worried about profit in making their business run, they have governments run their businesses, and that means profit is not the motive! At least not where the operation of the company is concerned!

What product am I going to make that cannot be reverse engineered by a geek with a set of verniers and a tape measure and calipers and shadowgraph??

Even if I did design something unique, since we handed the technology of machine tools and the methods to produce to these slave labor countries, my new product will only exist in competitive form in this country for no more than 3 years. Once it makes it overseas, and is recognized as a commodity that greedy westerners will buy, it will be copied and mass produced for pennies on the dollar, and we GAVE THEM the means to do so!! They didn’t develop it!! They didn’t design it!! They didn’t spend the money necessary to finalize the design or methods; they just copied what they saw or outright bought the machines that the originating company used to make this product!!

Goodness! People are so stupid!! We are handing away the store on this stuff, the technology we are giving away is not just intellectual, it is a the physical machines we used to make widgets, buttons, fabrics, filters, oils, sheet metal, (did you know that? Even the simple sheet metal bending industries are losing work to China?? The simple press brake is going to disappear because a SLAVE can learn how to bend metal just as well!!)

A lack of profit from where we are concerned makes or breaks a company. Overseas, Profit is the long term goal only if it means they make enough machines to outsell us in the market. People are stupid, these technologies are not single use when taken in a whole, and they are entire industry wide! 5-Axis CNC machines, VTL's, borers, lathes, bridgeports, all CNC controlled, means that they now have the means to make high quality materials and devices at costs where the
US cannot help but fail in competition, and not one of these countries developed these technologies in order to compete in the open market, they either bought it from someone, or they bribed someone to bring it there! And now, there is so much over there, it is impossible for the US to ever recover with a living wage as we are used to.

Some fools try to claim that all it is going to take is some genius with a brainstorm to create a new device or technology and open up a factory and VIOLA! We all have jobs here! All that does is showing me that most people here never worked in a factory, or do they work in mechanical engineering. I can copy almost any device, and if I am paying people slave wages, and if I already have the machines in place to make things that I have a drawing for, I can reproduce any product in a similar fashion and maybe improve upon it and sell it for a cost that will immediately put that American genius out of business in his 2nd year.

We are not dealing with people who live in the Stone Age! We are not dealing with little Coolies pushing/pulling rickshaws! We are dealing with industrial giants who have purchased the most modern machines the world has to offer, and in case you didn’t know, American companies are
NOT buying new machines at any rate similar to China or India!

We are dealing with an industrial powerhouse that is using our hard earned gains and are turning it against us, and taking away the factories that we worked at and leaving us with no places to work at! The industrial skills that many of us trained for are no longer needed on the scale of the 1970's, and it is not because of a catastrophe, it is because our government allowed it to leave, and to make matters worse, we sent this technology to countries that are our sworn enemies and are using these machines operated by people who are working at slave labor wages, and in some cases in China, literal slaves or prison inmates!

And you cheer leaders of Free Trade say this is a good thing!

You are the traitors here.

This is what amazes me most about the free trade cheerleaders. None of them work in manufacturing, so all they do is quote some pundit or Limbaugh.

Limbaugh is an ignorant man on this. He thinks all this so-called Free Trade is going to be a boom for us! He shows he never worked in a machine shop or factory. It does not take a rocket scientist to see, you can copy a product. When you learn how to operate the machines, all you need is a monkey to press the buttons nowadays.

And if you have government sponsored purchasing of machines, and government sponsored operation of companies to cover losses, you have humans who are better educated than any generation and capable of following instructions...VIOLA! Any product can be made at a cheaper price when it is made by a slave!

That is NOT FREE TRADE!
That is NOT market competition!!
That is NOT capitalism!

These companies, in order to stay in business, moved to a socialist government run country that props up industry with government money, and that is not what Capitalist countries can compete with, especially when those socialist countries pay slave wages.

Plus, we are handing these economic competitors our technology which they did nothing to design, develop, or contribute to, and they are using it to take away our jobs and our job futures. And if you don’t see it coming, you need to drink some more coffee or something...

We all went to school; played the game, paid our dues, and then the people who had to power to make the decisions yanked the rug from under us!

We are NOT competing against capitalist countries on the whole, we are competing against socialist/Fascist countries that use government funding to support, create, and provide for the companies that they take from us. These are NOT private individuals starting up machine shops in China, it is the Chinese government!

These are not companies spending their own money to develop and design and trouble shoot the machines to make the product, these are countries that have purchased the materials and machines to make all products from scratch, run them by slaves, LITERALLY, and then have the government supply all monies to keep them from going under.

Good God!! That is NOT free market, that is NOT capitalism, that is NOT free Trade, it is
SOCIALISM!! It is a form of Fascism!! And we are not doing anything to stop it or defend our own countries ability to produce or provide for our own selves!! They are literally using slave labor to run the high tech machines and we cannot compete against that using our Free Market Capitalist ideals!

The cat is out of the bag. People are all human and all capable of thinking. Now that we gave away the technology to make these products, and educated their new leaders, and then gave them the machines to do it and through all this provided the profits to buy more machines and materials, we have signed the manufacturing death warrant for our nation!!

Why in God's name is this so hard to see for some people??

Let's see...
We design and build a machine capable of cutting steel, we design and build a product using that previous machine, and we mass produce it, make a profit from it, only to sell the metal cutting tools and production tools and the technologies necessary to repeat the previous processes to a country that does not engage in free market competition because the government props up the business and prevents it from operating at a loss...and you say we can compete against that?

Humans are human. They can be educated to run complex machines. If we design through our own efforts new technologies that give us great advances that cause our people to advance in technology and culture, what in the world are we doing giving away these technologies to other countries that are our ideological enemies?

WE spent the money to advance these technologies, to develop it, to debug it, using monies from profits, not government, losing our shirts in the process in a capitalist society where the fittest survive only to give it away to a communist nation that pays its workers of these new companies in rice bowls? And you say that is what we are able to compete against?

I got a news flash for you: My friend from High School runs a small machine shop; He just had a new machine put in. When the guy came to install it, he told him of his recent trip to China to install a new machine there. Once the machine was leveled and wired in, they brought down the worker for this machine...removed his shackles and handcuffs...did you get that? He was hand cuffed; he was shackled, barefoot, and brought out of is cell to run the new 4 axis miller.

We cannot compete against this type of manufacturing. This is not a backward country trying to use a crude lathe to make cheaper table leg. This is an industrial giant using computer controlled machines where all a person has to know is what button to push and when thanks to developments in CNC technology. And they pay them in rice bowls, and when he makes a mistake they make a new part until they fill the quota for good parts because they can afford the training curve to run the machine right to eliminate errors.

Socialist Countries propping up their companies is NOT FREE TRADE; neither is American Companies moving off shore, providing the means and personnel to run these companies that formerly employed Americans Capitalism, either!

Not one of these countries developed these technologies themselves, not one of them spent the money to do the research and development to achieve the high quality that these products are now, and not one of these countries started these companies with an individual who is competing solely on Free Market Capitalist Ideals!!

This isn't about whining, it is about giving away the company store to those who are trying to destroy us economically!! It is about giving away the means and technology to compete against ourselves!! That is not sane!!

We are not talking about an individual or group of individuals starting up their own little version of Microsoft in the open market, we are talking about Socialist Governments using Government funds to support all the waste and error that would bankrupt any other company by buying all the machinery from us, the instructions on how to use it coming from us, and then demanding that we use this new company to provide a product, thereby depriving an American competitor a chance to make the product at a cheaper price only they cant BECAUSE THESE FOREIGN COMPANIES ARE USING SLAVE LABOR!!

Capitalist companies cannot compete against that because we are liable for our losses in manufacturing through human error, we use our own money not the governments, and when we go under, it is our tough luck.

Not so in China or Malaysia or Thailand or India or Mexico....

Recently, Black and Decker announced they were moving operations overseas. Yes. Losing jobs in manufacturing is bad because entire technology groups are disappearing, and it is way more than Black and Decker. If you just aren’t in the field, maybe that’s why you don’t know.

Okay Cheerleaders, chime in and defend socialist countries supporting these companies with government funds, and let’s see what happens 5 years from now when the Black and Decker American people are thrown out on their ear and the technology they imported becomes property of the STATE!!

Lets see what went there: Mechanical knowledge, electrical motor technology, battery manufacture and power use technology, recharging technology, plastic manufacturing, molding technology, assembly jobs, electrical jobs, admin jobs....Well, since no IT went there, maybe it is ok??

Now, tell me, How is the identification of the loss of industrial technology a DIM Idea?

IT IS COMMON SENSE!! And BOTH parties are doing it! And NEITHER are stopping it! And that is why Conservatives were against GATT and NAFTA, and that is why we had State Department laws against the transfer of technology, and that is why we used to try to NOT let machines out of the country!

Goodness! One entire building of McDonnell Douglas went to China back in the 80's, and several employees were fired for trying to stop it or sabotage the machines because they saw the strategic threat of giving the Communists these complex machines!


111 posted on 06/01/2004 6:03:24 PM PDT by RaceBannon (VOTE DEMOCRAT AND LEARN ARABIC FREE!!)
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To: Tennessean4Bush
Right now, the market thinks US debt is very manageable, does it not?

Right now, the market views US debt as a lucrative source of guaranteed income.
Over 18% of federal revenue collected from taxpayers goes directly to service interest payments on the debt, a larger expenditure than what we pay for national defense.

"And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

-- Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, May 28, 1816


112 posted on 06/01/2004 6:09:57 PM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: null and void
Had I moved, I would have missed the out of the blue call that lead to my most lucrative contract, one that may segue into a full time job.

Wonderful!! Congratulations!

It took over year.

Not quite as wonderful, but good things often come to those who wait and are patient.

A year I spent on small jobs and pavement pounding.

Still less wonderful, but perhaps character building.

A year I was able to spend with my children.

Very wonderful!

(my ex won't move).

Aahh, this explains your diligence. You indeed have your priorities in order.

You don't know his entire situation, yet you feel qualified to second guess his decisions.

Sorry if I offended you or him. Alas, that is a classic drawback in communication theory. There is an inverse relationship between the time delta and the length of the completed message. Sometimes you act on what you think is a complete message, thought, or idea, only to find out that you did not have the complete picture. A thousand apologies if I missed the mark.

It reminds me of a liberal, always able to make better decisions on how other people should be running their lives...

Yikes! Never been accused of that. My liberal friends will chuckle at that comment, as I am know around these parts as a conservative's conservative.

113 posted on 06/01/2004 6:16:26 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds, a pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: RaceBannon
There arent the jobs here there used to be.

"The NFL isn't what it used to be -- and it never was." -- "Dandy" Don Merideth

114 posted on 06/01/2004 6:21:16 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds, a pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: meadsjn

"But after shedding nearly 3 million jobs over more than three years, the factory sector has a long way to go to recover all the jobs lost"


Just to keep it honest, those "three million jobs lost" were from the entire workforce, not just "the factory sector."


115 posted on 06/01/2004 6:27:29 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: RaceBannon

No offense, but...you call yourself a "degreed engineer" with an Associates degree? And you write off job after job with, "I never did that," "I don't qualify for that," etc etc. as if it's unfair that no one is providing a job you are qualified for.

Hmmm.


116 posted on 06/01/2004 6:34:55 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: RaceBannon
Lets see. Unemployed for a year straight at one point, and for most of the past 3. Yet you haven't moved to try and improve your situation and you are balking at an offer of over $30K (Better than UE) because of the price of gas?!?!?

I think your situation and reason for it can be summed up quickly by a simple look in the mirror.

A job is better than no job. And they often lead to other opportunities. Take what you can get and strive for improvement.

117 posted on 06/01/2004 6:35:59 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: Willie Green
Right now, the market views US debt as a lucrative source

Lucrative in comparison to what? The interest we pay on this debt is embarrassingly low by historic standards. You can make much more lucrative investments than US debt.

of guaranteed income.

"Guaranteed" is right. They view it as incredibly safe because they believe above all else two things: [1] the US government will keep its promise to pay it back and [2] that over the period of the note inflation will remain in check so that the US goverment does not pay them back with inflated dollars thus wiping out their "lucrative" gains.

Over 18% of federal revenue collected from taxpayers goes directly to service interest payments on the debt, a larger expenditure than what we pay for national defense.

Aahh, you stumbled upon one of the borders of the inherent firewall that will limit government's growth to reasonable limits.

"And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

No disagreement here. Large deficits are not good. Large debt in principle is not good and should be avoided. I would vote for a balanced budget amendment, or a two-thirds super-majority requirement for spending more than we take in, or for more than a dozen like measures touted to rein in deficits and debt. But, I think over-dramatizing the current situation is counter-productive.

118 posted on 06/01/2004 6:36:41 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds, a pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Regulator

"Want a job? Get a clearance, and lobby the Congress to spend money in your district."

Or, "gasp", move to a district where the jobs are.


119 posted on 06/01/2004 6:37:20 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Darlin'

What attitude is that, Darlin'?


120 posted on 06/01/2004 6:37:29 PM PDT by bvw
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To: RaceBannon
There arent the jobs here there used to be.

Move to where they are.

you all live in the states where the Connecticut industries all moved to, if you are tennesee or North Carolina or Va or Sc.

Move to where they are.

The outsourcing that is going on here is criminal

Please site for me the criminal code that is being violated.

Also, the vast majority of jobs that are being "outsourced" are actually going to markets where employee expenses are HIGHER than the US. Most notably the UK. Not all of them are going to China. Infact, over the last 10 years, China has lost 16 Million manufacturing jobs. Who is China outsourcing too? Or is automation, along with other technological advances reducing the need for human hands on a large scale?

It wasn't all that long ago (history wise) that streets were cleared of snow by men and shovels. Then someone invented the snow plow and put them out of work (they also sabotoged snow piles to damange and destroy plows in an attempt to keep their jobs). Zamboni put ice resurfacers out of work. Robots have replaced countless workers. The list of job killing technologies is virtually endless.

Also, as I have suggested several times on this thread and countless other threads, do as millions do every year... Go into business for your self!

121 posted on 06/01/2004 6:44:21 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: Willie Green
Over 18% of federal revenue collected from taxpayers goes directly to service interest payments on the debt, a larger expenditure than what we pay for national defense.

But only a fraction of what is wasted on social and welfare spending.

122 posted on 06/01/2004 6:46:05 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: Tennessean4Bush
Over 18% of federal revenue collected from taxpayers goes directly to service interest payments on the debt, a larger expenditure than what we pay for national defense.

Aahh, you stumbled upon one of the borders of the inherent firewall that will limit government's growth to reasonable limits.

Boy, its working great too! Please. Show me any evidence that this statement is even approaching the realm of reality.

123 posted on 06/01/2004 6:48:51 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: Phantom Lord
Also, as I have suggested several times on this thread and countless other threads, do as millions do every year... Go into business for your self!

I find this all kinda funny. I was run out of the steel industry in 1974. Uhhh, I did something else.

124 posted on 06/01/2004 6:58:07 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: Phantom Lord

I wish you people would stop and think some here.

Slogans and mantras are not cures.

How can I move to where a job is if I am broke?

How can I move if I dont have a job to begin with? Only a FOOL does that!

And YES, I have aplied to jobs out of state, even in CO, WA, CA! Even Australia!


125 posted on 06/01/2004 7:05:46 PM PDT by RaceBannon (VOTE DEMOCRAT AND LEARN ARABIC FREE!!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

So, you dont know what it is like to look for work lately and to have people reject you for what I just explained, do you?

I am amazed at the cliches I hear here, it is like you never had to look for a job!


126 posted on 06/01/2004 7:06:54 PM PDT by RaceBannon (VOTE DEMOCRAT AND LEARN ARABIC FREE!!)
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To: RaceBannon
How can I move if I dont have a job to begin with? Only a FOOL does that!

I moved with a whopping $8.50 an hour job.

127 posted on 06/01/2004 7:11:34 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: Tennessean4Bush
you stumbled upon one of the borders of the inherent firewall that will limit government's growth to reasonable limits.

Bankrupting the nation will indeed limit government's growth...
But I'm disinclined to agree that it is a "reasonable" strategy to pursue.

Large debt in principle is not good and should be avoided.

Our Gross National Debt has risen from 32.5% of GDP in 1981 to 62.4% of GDP in 2003.
It is projected to continue rising to almost 72% of GDP by 2009. (Source)
Alan Greenspan cannot continue holding interest rates down.
The bubble will burst when interest rates begin to rise.

128 posted on 06/01/2004 7:16:32 PM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: zencat

Good news!


129 posted on 06/01/2004 7:17:32 PM PDT by Ciexyz ("FR, best viewed with a budgie on hand")
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To: RaceBannon
I am amazed at the cliches I hear here, it is like you never had to look for a job!

I am willing to wager that at a minimum, 99% of those posting on this thread have had to "look for a job." Myself included. Infact, a company I worked for closed their Raleigh office in preperation for being bought. A customer of mine heard the news and hired me (in a field I had no experience in). He was fired a few weeks after I started, and the new boss, shaking things up canned a few of us (including me). And to make things even better, I got very ill immediatly after getting canned. I was unable to work for several months (also had no insurance and ran up some bills). Then it took a couple months to gain employment because my medical problem prevented me from engaging in a full job search effort. Worked for the company that hired me for 3 years and got laid off. My 2nd time being laid off in 4 years (3rd lost job in 4 years).

Of all the people posting on this thread, I am talking from experience not all that different from yours. But you seem to think different.

The town I grew up in, Endicott NY is a shell of its former self. IBM (started in Endicott NY) has completely left town. Endicott Johnson shoes had done the same (which all 4 of my grandparents worked for). Endicott NY was the company town. EJ built a large number of the homes in the town and their employees lived in them. My grandmother still lives in her EJ home. Everyone worked for EJ. Then Watson started IBM and soon everyone in town worked for IBM. GE had a very large presence as well. And Lockheed had a plant in Owego (10 to 15 minutes away). Those 4 huge employers folded up shop and left.

130 posted on 06/01/2004 7:31:45 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: Phantom Lord

I wonder what the unemployment rate has to get down to before some of these folks stop blaming someone else for their plight?


131 posted on 06/01/2004 7:40:42 PM PDT by Texasforever (When Kerry was asked what kind of tree he would like to be he answered…. Al Gore.)
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To: bvw

Are you gainfully employed?


132 posted on 06/01/2004 7:42:22 PM PDT by Texasforever (When Kerry was asked what kind of tree he would like to be he answered…. Al Gore.)
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To: Texasforever

Yes.


133 posted on 06/01/2004 7:44:31 PM PDT by bvw
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To: bvw

Then stop griping.


134 posted on 06/01/2004 7:46:16 PM PDT by Texasforever (When Kerry was asked what kind of tree he would like to be he answered…. Al Gore.)
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To: Texasforever
Are you a Dominatrix? Exactly who manufactures your "buggy" whips?

Are prices too high? Maybe there is a off-shore maker, what do you think?

I buy my mops at WalMart. Can't really afford better.

135 posted on 06/01/2004 7:47:20 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Texasforever

Stop supporting malfeasance.


136 posted on 06/01/2004 7:48:00 PM PDT by bvw
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To: bvw
I buy my mops at WalMart. Can't really afford better.

So you push a mop?

137 posted on 06/01/2004 7:48:28 PM PDT by Texasforever (When Kerry was asked what kind of tree he would like to be he answered…. Al Gore.)
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To: bvw
Stop supporting malfeasance.

I only support out and out felonies.

138 posted on 06/01/2004 7:49:40 PM PDT by Texasforever (When Kerry was asked what kind of tree he would like to be he answered…. Al Gore.)
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To: Texasforever

And when it's used up I dye it black and use it as a toupee. And sell such toupees on eBay. Big items with the Mexican market as hair replacements. I'm an entrepreneur.


139 posted on 06/01/2004 7:51:03 PM PDT by bvw
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To: petercooper
GOOD NEWS FOR AMERICA ?

"I'm
deeply
saddened"
140 posted on 06/01/2004 7:51:12 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: bvw
And when it's used up I dye it black and use it as a toupee. And sell such toupees on eBay. Big items with the Mexican market as hair replacements. I'm an entrepreneur.

Now that is a great idea! LOL

141 posted on 06/01/2004 7:52:19 PM PDT by Texasforever (When Kerry was asked what kind of tree he would like to be he answered…. Al Gore.)
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To: Texasforever
It is High crimes to sell out one's country for a few or few bags of coins -- Ikes or real silver. Call it Treason.

Or "Free Trade".

142 posted on 06/01/2004 7:54:04 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Texasforever

Holding officials to their duty is NOT "blaming" -- it is called accountability. Missing at Enron and amoung the 537.


143 posted on 06/01/2004 7:56:24 PM PDT by bvw
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To: bvw
It is High crimes to sell out one's country for a few or few bags of coins -- Ikes or real silver. Call it Treason.

That's funny I have read the treason law several times and that wasn't in there. Is it a penumbra of the law?

144 posted on 06/01/2004 7:57:30 PM PDT by Texasforever (When Kerry was asked what kind of tree he would like to be he answered…. Al Gore.)
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To: bvw
Holding officials to their duty is NOT "blaming" -- it is called accountability. Missing at Enron and amoung the 537.

So Enron put Race out of work?

145 posted on 06/01/2004 7:58:47 PM PDT by Texasforever (When Kerry was asked what kind of tree he would like to be he answered…. Al Gore.)
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To: Phantom Lord

I havent got any funds to move.

I am in serious debt now, am being sued for the LIEberman freep of 2000, and am ready for a second chapter 7

and people tell me to move?

With what funds??

If I am not hired for the $8.50 jobs around here, what makes you think I will get hired for the $8.50 jobs somewhere else??


146 posted on 06/01/2004 8:02:34 PM PDT by RaceBannon (VOTE DEMOCRAT AND LEARN ARABIC FREE!!)
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To: Texasforever

No, I dont blame ENRON, but the telecom collapse was the end of two jobs

the fall of the Berlin Wall was the end of one job

having a sleep disorder and being unable to work 3rd shift was 2 jobs! (I am not totally innocent in this, I did make a couple mistakes!) Rush Limbaugh's jokes about restless leg syndrome are not funny! I had that and something similar to apnea, I could NOT functionon 3rd shift, but didnt know it, I just thought I was making mistakes!



147 posted on 06/01/2004 8:04:58 PM PDT by RaceBannon (VOTE DEMOCRAT AND LEARN ARABIC FREE!!)
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To: Texasforever
I wonder what the unemployment rate has to get down to before some of these folks stop blaming someone else for their plight?

Just one less as far as I am concerned! ...(sigh)...

148 posted on 06/01/2004 8:06:48 PM PDT by RaceBannon (VOTE DEMOCRAT AND LEARN ARABIC FREE!!)
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To: RaceBannon

Race I don't want to make you feel bad. I have been where you are at so I know how damned scary it can be. Given your situation I have to agree with others that you may have to look south for work.


149 posted on 06/01/2004 8:12:33 PM PDT by Texasforever (When Kerry was asked what kind of tree he would like to be he answered…. Al Gore.)
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To: Sabertooth

ping


150 posted on 06/01/2004 8:35:15 PM PDT by Pelham
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