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Hoffa Statement On The Decline In U.S. Gross Domestic Product
digitaljournal.com ^ | January 30, 2013

Posted on 01/30/2013 7:10:39 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is an official statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa:

"Today we learned that the U.S. economy is shrinking due to a fall in government spending. That should tell us that government austerity is not just wrong, it's bad economic policy.

"The Bureau of Economic Affairs' announcement that GDP fell by 0.1 percent reinforces our message that we need jobs, not cuts – especially to Social Security, Medicare and education.

"Teamsters around the country are participating in actions today to demand that big corporations and the richest 2 percent pay their fair share of taxes. I hope extremists in Congress pay attention to their message that Americans need jobs, not cuts.

"Another reason for the decline in GDP is a fall in U.S. exports, the legacy of NAFTA, CAFTA and PNTR. I hope Congress finally wakes up to the destruction caused by these job-killing trade deals."

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.teamster.org for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teamsters.

SOURCE International Brotherhood of Teamsters


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: unions

1 posted on 01/30/2013 7:10:44 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

2 posted on 01/30/2013 7:14:48 PM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Diogenesis

All I can say is, we have less than four years to turn this around for the GOP.

Rather than make jokes, how about some ideas for jobs in America?


3 posted on 01/30/2013 7:16:50 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Tailgunner Joe

James Riddle Hoffa was probably a crook but he was one tough little character. I read the Mafia called him “The Little Hammer” I forgot how they say it in Italian.

I would much rather deal with him than his son.


4 posted on 01/30/2013 7:28:55 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
...how about some ideas for jobs in America?

Your puzzling request for "some ideas for jobs in America" sounds whiny. (And please don't tell me you expect scumbag government to produce "jobs".)

You've been here long enough to (hopefully) have learned that the answer is to get government out of Americans' faces, out their wallets, and out of their way, and let the market economy take care of producing "jobs". In other words, do exactly the opposite of what this selfish, scumbag Democrat union hack Hoffa says to do.

5 posted on 01/30/2013 7:32:05 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: yarddog

Anybody catch it’s gone from richest 1% comment to 2%?


6 posted on 01/30/2013 7:33:40 PM PST by Engedi
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To: Lancey Howard

Well I don’t think I’m whining when I say very sincerely we ALL need to be 100% for American jobs.

Now.

American jobs.


7 posted on 01/30/2013 7:36:01 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: yarddog

il martelletto


8 posted on 01/30/2013 7:37:13 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30
il martelletto or il balpeeni ? ?
9 posted on 01/30/2013 7:42:38 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: Diogenesis

Hoffa is a 1%er who sucks money from working people like a tick sucks blood from its host. Of course he likes government confiscating money from productive people, he does the same thing to union members. Only a moron thinks that government spending can grow and sustain our economy. Hoffa doesn’t care about working people. If he did he wouldn’t support democrats who are destroying jobs, the economy and our freedom.


10 posted on 01/30/2013 7:44:22 PM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

We do not need 100% US jobs if they are Union jobs.

It is that simple. I will not subsidized Organized Crime with dues. I will not buy a product made in a factory where Organized Crime has the workforce unionized.

I’d rather buy something made in a Chinese slave labor camp because the workers in those type factories have more chance of improving their surroundings than a factory with a Unionized workforce.

The Unions in the US are simply evil. They are actually criminal organizations and the leaders should be placed in solitary confinement


11 posted on 01/30/2013 7:50:17 PM PST by Fai Mao
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
“Rather than make jokes, how about some ideas for jobs in America?”

If the lottery announced today that the prize for this weeks jackpot was $500 million dollars, there would be a surge in ticket sales, because the potential payoff fuels people's willingness to take a risk with their money.

To fuel economic growth, it helps a lot to have an environment in which people feel that as a result of their investment of work, capital, and/or time they have the chance for a big payoff. Obamanomics (i.e. socialism) seeks to move toward an economy of assured equal outcome, irrespective of effort, investment, risk-taking etc. If the payoff is the same, whether you buy a lotto ticket or not, you're probably not going to bother buying a ticket.

12 posted on 01/30/2013 7:50:41 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Fai Mao

I agree with you in part. I am not for union jobs.

I also am not for sending US money to support communism in China.

Luckily the proportion of US jobs which are union, is the lowest ever.

So this is not a deal breaker.

Bring back US jobs.


13 posted on 01/30/2013 7:54:28 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

More freedom/less Government?


14 posted on 01/30/2013 7:56:44 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Diogenesis

Man that’s a great cartoon. I can’t add much to that. The picture says it all.


15 posted on 01/30/2013 7:57:02 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I can’t begin to tell all of you how embarrassing it was to belong to that America destroying organization.


16 posted on 01/30/2013 7:58:21 PM PST by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

You’re in dire need of a lesson in economics.

Jobs aren’t created because people “need” them, they are created because investors hire folks so they can make a profit using their labor.


17 posted on 01/30/2013 7:59:15 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Today we learned that the U.S. economy is shrinking due to a fall in government spending. That should tell us that government austerity is not just wrong, it’s bad economic policy.”

This is a perfect example of why I assume every liberal I meet is a moron, a thief, or both.


18 posted on 01/30/2013 8:00:53 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

Thank you for your recommendation.

I am currently choosing either to learn about economics, so that just like every economist in the world I will have absolutely no employable skills except on liberal television networks (and likewise some government),

or else America brings jobs back to America - increasing our nation’s savings, and paying for things here.

One of those two. I can’t really decide which is more useful.

/s


19 posted on 01/30/2013 8:07:31 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Tailgunner Joe
... government austerity is not just wrong, it's bad economic policy.

What planet is this tin foil hat idiot from? Austerity?! Obozo has rolled through more money in less time than any president in history. Someone please tell Mr. Hoffa that the poor economic performance is due to gov't spending in the wrong places and taxing those who do create jobs. Also, drumming up class warfare against the rich doesn't help either. How many people do you know were hired by a poor person. Mr. Hoffa, you're an idiot.

20 posted on 01/30/2013 8:12:22 PM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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That should tell us that government austerity is not just wrong, it's bad economic policy.

What austerity?!

21 posted on 01/30/2013 8:21:02 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Let’s hear your ideas. How do you propose to “bring back American jobs?”


22 posted on 01/30/2013 8:23:16 PM PST by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: REDWOOD99

Not this kid.

I just am trying to win over a majority of people that we actually need American jobs.

Now and in the future.

I’ll let everyone discuss how that can be done. I’m just saying we need to stop shipping jobs away, and turn that around now.

Somehow.


23 posted on 01/30/2013 8:26:59 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Ah.


24 posted on 01/30/2013 9:06:42 PM PST by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: REDWOOD99

The solution is Smoot-Hawley. Bring back high tariffs. We don’t export anything, so our exports won’t be an issue. The tariff will increase our GPD, just on supporting local consumption of local goods as foreign goods become more expensive. We are the consumption cow of the world. Why not take advantage of that. Yes, prices will rise, but so will our employment. And putting everyone back to work will bring more competition, eventually.


25 posted on 01/30/2013 9:09:46 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; All

” - - - cuts – especially to Social Security, Medicare and education. - - - “

Yup, that’s THE PLAN - - - .


26 posted on 01/30/2013 9:11:36 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The collectivist always believes that the solution is more collectivism.


27 posted on 01/30/2013 9:44:09 PM PST by lurk
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To: Tailgunner Joe
""Today we learned that the U.S. economy is shrinking due to a fall in government spending. That should tell us that government austerity is not just wrong, it's bad economic policy."

What outright bullshit from this Democrat/union thug. And the press will treat this absurd statement like it's sacred holy writ. It will never be challenged and labeled the stupidity that it is.

28 posted on 01/30/2013 10:28:07 PM PST by StormEye
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To: Tailgunner Joe
we need jobs

Why not just have you union guys take pay cuts so companies can hire more workers? That would do it!

29 posted on 01/31/2013 3:08:30 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Today we learned that the U.S. economy is shrinking due to a fall in government spending. That should tell us that government austerity is not just wrong, it’s bad economic policy.”

So, Hoffa considers $5 trillion govt deficit spending in 4 years as austerity

The Superstorm Sandy Porkulous Bill alone will soak up all the extra tax receipts from “the rich”, for this year

Say, when do the Teamsters go on obamacare, anyway?


30 posted on 01/31/2013 3:11:52 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Ideas for jobs?

Sure focus on the evil that brought Obama:
The problem was Mr. RomneyCARE and his supporters.
Now the country is in ruin.

Do you think RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE will help make JOBS?

Do you think Mr. RomneyCARE, having PUT Obama in
TWICE (by his relentless attacks on CONSERVATIVES) helped?

Focus on the evil that is Romney/Rove/Rino.


31 posted on 01/31/2013 3:22:52 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Most “economists” dont know the first thing about economics. You do not need a university degree to understand how markets and how investors act.

Pick up Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, for instance. That will teach you all you need to know about economics.


32 posted on 01/31/2013 5:51:39 AM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Diogenesis

See that is the problem right now.

BOTH sides are anti-American jobs.

WTH?


33 posted on 01/31/2013 7:07:14 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

I love Atlas Shrugged. Have read it several times now, though it has been a while - perhaps I should read it again.

The problem is Rand herself did not see the possibility of a communist China which is more efficient than “capitalist” America.

That is the problem. Americans have bought into this Rand-ian thought that we can disinvest in industry and it will correct itself.

It is not set to correct itself. It is set to bankrupt America, while meanwhile building our largest adversary. We continue to send business to China, continue to disinvest in America - and the problem continues to grow.

We need a new approach. This current approach is national suicide.


34 posted on 01/31/2013 7:11:38 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: StormEye

I thought that this was a parody at first. Wow. Just Wow.


35 posted on 01/31/2013 10:14:11 AM PST by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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