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Rep. Jesse Jackson Calls on Government to Hire All Unemployed Americans for $40,000 Each
Foxnews.com ^ | October 14, 2011 | FN

Posted on 10/14/2011 6:51:13 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has offered his own $804 billion jobs plan that calls on the federal government to hire the nation’s 15 million unemployed Americans for jobs paying roughly $40,000 each, and bail out all the states and cities facing budget crises.

In an interview with the Daily Caller on Wednesday, the Illinois Democrat applauded President Obama for directing his staff to greenlight job-creating initiatives without congressional approval after his $447 billion jobs bill was defeated in the Senate this week.

“Now we’re making some progress,” Jackson said, comparing the legislative gridlock in Congress to the states that seceded from the union during the Civil War.

"We've seen Congress is in rebellion," he said, "determined to wreck or ruin at all costs."

Jackson said the government’s direct hiring of the nation’s 15 million unemployed Americans would cost $600 billion.

“It could be a five-year program,” he said. “For another $104 billion, we bail out all of the states. For another $100 billion, we bail out all of the cities.”

“We put people to work cleaning up communities. We put people to work through a civilian conservation corps, through a Works Progress Administration because the hour demands it,” he said

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 40kplan; illinois; jessejacksonjr
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Those same out of work Occupy protesters who don't clean up after themselves now?

I can see the protesters now rushing out to "sign up"!! [NOT]

Suddenly Jr. appears..is he running for something?

1 posted on 10/14/2011 6:51:17 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

$40 k and a mule.


2 posted on 10/14/2011 6:52:22 PM PDT by ken21
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To: fight_truth_decay

Good grief.


3 posted on 10/14/2011 6:52:37 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Rep. Jesse Jackson Calls on Government to Hire All Unemployed Americans for $40,000 Each

I thought idiocy jumped a generation?

4 posted on 10/14/2011 6:54:22 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

It’s The Five-Year Plan, folks.


5 posted on 10/14/2011 6:55:18 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: fight_truth_decay

Remember, the real face of the DemoRAT party is on Wall Street — so expect any lunacy and stupidity.

This is just another of the countless examples.


6 posted on 10/14/2011 6:56:15 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: fight_truth_decay

Commies are weird.


7 posted on 10/14/2011 6:56:20 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Greed" is wanting everything and demanding that somebody else pay for it.)
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40k would mean minumum wage would have to go up to pacify the already "working" Americans!!!

I wonder if you have to wear a "workers uniform"..

I wonder how much crazier it can get.

8 posted on 10/14/2011 6:57:09 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

I guess all of us that go out every day and work real jobs are just supposed to drag all of the other mf’ers around for the rest of our lives.


9 posted on 10/14/2011 6:57:09 PM PDT by SHOOT THE MOON bat (Hey White House liar. Truth comes out a little at a time.)
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40k would mean minumum wage would have to go up to pacify the already "working" Americans!!!

I wonder if you have to wear a "workers uniform"..

I wonder how much crazier it can get.

10 posted on 10/14/2011 6:57:09 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

All hail the Proletariat Comrade !

Forward with our NEP !

Death to all Kulaks and wreckers ! /sarc off


11 posted on 10/14/2011 6:57:24 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: fight_truth_decay

40k?... Can I quit my job to get that job?


12 posted on 10/14/2011 6:57:48 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

This IS satire...right?


13 posted on 10/14/2011 6:58:58 PM PDT by GLDNGUN
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To: fight_truth_decay

Liberals are NUTS!


14 posted on 10/14/2011 7:01:02 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: fight_truth_decay
How many sick days? How many vacation days? Can I use both the men's and women's washrooms? Can I be fired. How long for lunch? Do I have a boss? If so, why? Is he she or it better than me? Do they get paid more?

15 posted on 10/14/2011 7:04:05 PM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: fight_truth_decay

I dunno. He seems kind of stingy. Aren’t the unemployed entitled to a six-figure income?


16 posted on 10/14/2011 7:05:21 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Proof is in the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LEwP0UeMpo&feature=player_embedded#!

Watch this loonie for yourself


17 posted on 10/14/2011 7:06:16 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: fight_truth_decay

I don’t know what he’s running for, but he passed stupid like it was sitting still.


18 posted on 10/14/2011 7:07:14 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: fight_truth_decay

100 million Americans make less than $40,000 per year.
140 million Americans are working right now.

Who among you can predict the “unexpected” result of Mr. Jackson’s proposal?


19 posted on 10/14/2011 7:07:19 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Domandred

what would they be doing? Cleaning? landscape? going to Africa to fight terrorists? whouldnt you have a huge number of people making under 20$/hr quit to get these jobs?


20 posted on 10/14/2011 7:09:08 PM PDT by mriguy67
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To: OldPossum; GLDNGUN
...and note in the article, the newly hired worker gets to now buy a home in this Five-Year "temp" government sponsored plan..

I thought first Fox News had been hacked, when reading this story; as GLDNGUN above asked if this is "satire".

21 posted on 10/14/2011 7:09:14 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

All at taxpayers’ expense, of course. These people are becoming so transparent that it’s laughable; if not frightening.


22 posted on 10/14/2011 7:09:46 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Why just $40K? Why not pay everybody $1Million. Then we’d all be rich, right? s/


23 posted on 10/14/2011 7:10:19 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: I see my hands

The union would settle all that when they negotiate the new contract.


24 posted on 10/14/2011 7:11:11 PM PDT by albionin
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To: fight_truth_decay

Hey Jesse Jackson Jr, you dumbass POS SOB commie pig! I’ve got a better idea, that was already implemented in the USSR (before they went belly up because of failed economic central planning polices). How about if we copy the USSR for this program.... the protesters & unemployed pretend to work and the gubmint pretends to pay them. Everybody ends up being a winner. /s


25 posted on 10/14/2011 7:13:02 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: fight_truth_decay

Doesn’t yo daddy need another assistant?


26 posted on 10/14/2011 7:13:56 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: fight_truth_decay

27 posted on 10/14/2011 7:14:44 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: fight_truth_decay
I can see the protesters now rushing out to "sign up"!! [NOT]


28 posted on 10/14/2011 7:15:21 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama's secret: "Once you learn to fake sincerity you've got it made")
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To: fight_truth_decay

Send me $40,000 and I’ll pay off my house. Talk about a stimulus package. Jackson is nutty.


29 posted on 10/14/2011 7:17:11 PM PDT by madison10
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To: fight_truth_decay

Why not a million each? Or better yet, 10 million each...


30 posted on 10/14/2011 7:17:35 PM PDT by GOPJ (Occupy Wall Street Zombies Lastest Chant: 'You Can Have Sex With Animals')
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To: FlingWingFlyer

What is it with black politicians (democrats) and Marxism?


31 posted on 10/14/2011 7:17:42 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Aaron0617
I'm makin a lil less than that now, i'll take it too. But who manages us? What keeps me and the other 15mil from sitting at home playing Xbox and mailing in a timesheet each week?

And who pays for this?? And where is the cleaning equipment etc going to come from? Wont someone have to pay for that too? Do we all get a free broom?

32 posted on 10/14/2011 7:18:53 PM PDT by Aaron0617
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To: fight_truth_decay

insanity


33 posted on 10/14/2011 7:19:46 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Oh, jeeze, Jesse Jackson's reading my posts.. When the last balloon was lifted for another 700 billion dollar stimulus package, I pointed out that it'd be like paying 15 million people $40,000 a year, but of course, Jesse wouldn't DREAM of hiring anyone without full benefits, would he? Oh, no no. Vacation pay, sick pay, family leave, full health with dental and vision, for everyone in the family! And then after the year's up, 99 weeks of unemployment!
34 posted on 10/14/2011 7:19:46 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: ken21

It’s kind of odd here. $40k in New York City won’t cut it for most folks who are unemployed. $40k in Detroit will buy you a fancy brick house in a rough neighborhood, and a 8-year old Cadillac that you drive up and down the street. Then you go to Red Bay, Alabama, and $40k buys you a triple-wide, with a brand-new Jeep at the local dealer.

There is a broad sense of fairness or unfairness....depending on your location in life....to this Jackson ‘rainbow-dream’.

My personal advice is that if you are unemployed and under the age of thirty....go to your Army recruiter and sign up. You will get a far richer deal in the end....and feel good about the paycheck that the government hands you.


35 posted on 10/14/2011 7:22:13 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: fight_truth_decay
calls on the federal government to hire the nation’s 15 million unemployed Americans for jobs paying roughly $40,000 each,

I think it should be $400000 each. Or maybe $4 million each.Hey, the government can just inflate the currency however much they want.

36 posted on 10/14/2011 7:23:16 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: fight_truth_decay

I’m sure many people would go in tomorrow and do something to eventually get let go, then collect unemployment for awhile, and wait for their $40K federal job. $40K is more than a lot of people make right now. Far above minimum wage. Almost $20 per hour, and you get federal benefits.


37 posted on 10/14/2011 7:24:04 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: I see my hands
Add to taxpayer COST of the 40K the COST of ObamaCare health care =embedded costs to employ per worker -makes it what now? 60K if I thread lightly in my guesstimations?

Wait what do our fighting young men and women risking their lives in these unfriendly countries in ALL these wars we have going on... make???

lol...And if there is a trans-gender washroom you can use that too..

38 posted on 10/14/2011 7:24:09 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

This lunacy by the leftist in our government is enough to drive a sane man crazy.


39 posted on 10/14/2011 7:25:28 PM PDT by ImNotLying (Politicians and diapers should be changed often and for the same reason!)
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To: fight_truth_decay

OMG!?

What colossal stupidity...lol

The average Freeper is an Einstein compared to this buffoon.


40 posted on 10/14/2011 7:26:39 PM PDT by Bobalu (More rubble, less trouble)
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To: fight_truth_decay

You gonna pay for it Jessie.


41 posted on 10/14/2011 7:27:28 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ken21

Thats not a livable wage. OWS wants 41600 a year.

A mule? what for? does it change the tv channels?

Wheres the land, house and free cable?

/s

Hey Jesse.. who is going to pay for this?


42 posted on 10/14/2011 7:28:58 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: I see my hands

do I have to go in? Will they just send me a check?

Auto deposit?

do you know the price of gas?


43 posted on 10/14/2011 7:32:53 PM PDT by hadaclueonce ("Endeavor to persevere.")
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To: fight_truth_decay

Ok... he’s on crack again.....


44 posted on 10/14/2011 7:33:14 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: doc1019
I thought idiocy jumped a generation?

It does. Sr. is only a moron.

45 posted on 10/14/2011 7:36:13 PM PDT by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: IMR 4350

Figured JR was running for something:

Jesse Jackson Jr., Debbie Halvorson face off in Illinois race.

“Halvorson, a former congresswoman, effectively declared the congressman a failure and a foot soldier for President Barack Obama. An airport project Jackson’s been pushing for years — a major source of their rivalry — is going nowhere, Halvorson charged.”

“He’s been working on something for 15 years that hasn’t even really gotten started,” Halvorson told POLITICO. “I’m a person who can walk and chew gum at the same time. People want to have a choice in this primary. They want somebody strong enough who’s gonna give them a real fight, and that’s me.”

“Jackson, who’s been in Congress since he won a 1995 special election, has more reason to worry than ever before. Chicago Democratic insiders agree that having his name dragged into former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s scheme to sell Obama’s Senate seat left some serious political scars, although Jackson was never charged with anything. Reports late last year of Jackson’s extramarital affair didn’t help, even though he and his wife, a Chicago city alderwoman, stayed together.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/65569.html#ixzz1aoUiW1Bx


46 posted on 10/14/2011 7:37:36 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: dartuser

Good point. ROFLMAO!


47 posted on 10/14/2011 7:37:49 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: GLDNGUN
This IS satire...right?

I thought so too, but apparently not.

48 posted on 10/14/2011 7:41:15 PM PDT by calex59
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To: fight_truth_decay
My idea, based on the grimy looks of government owned structures in Portland and the numbers of wandering unemployed/homeless, is $25 a day, 3 squares(boxed jail food), and 2 Trimet tickets....double the pay for team leaders. Which one do you think the progressives and unions would favor? Rhetorical question...the answer is obvious. #3-$50k a year, free medical, free bus passes, union membership, 30 days sick leave year, etc. etc.
49 posted on 10/14/2011 7:42:18 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

everyone working for less than 40K would quit to get the do-nothing government jobs.

This could easily collapse the economy


50 posted on 10/14/2011 7:44:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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