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Obama: ‘Economy Would Be Much Better Off’ With More Government Workers
Cybercast News Service ^ | July 30, 2013 - 4:37 PM | Fred Lucas

Posted on 07/30/2013 9:35:37 PM PDT by Olog-hai

President Barack Obama—citing the job losses since he took office—said “the economy would be much better off,” unemployment would be 6.5 percent and the national deficit would be in decline if there were more federal, state and local government workers.

“If those layoffs had not happened, if public sector employees grew like they did in the past two recessions, the unemployment rate would be 6.5 instead of 7.5,” Obama said. “Our economy would be much better off, and the deficit would still be going down because we would be getting more tax revenue.” …

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: clueless; governmentworkers; liberalagenda; obama; publicsector
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1 posted on 07/30/2013 9:35:37 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Obama is an idiot. You’ve got to take money OUT of the economy to pay government workers. Shoot, we might as well just spend our way to prosperity. /s


2 posted on 07/30/2013 9:38:45 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Olog-hai

I can’t respond to this. I would be banned. Hopefully just saying “IDIOT” will not be too bad.


3 posted on 07/30/2013 9:38:51 PM PDT by rustyboots
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To: Olog-hai

He’s so stupid, his ideas are so stupid, and the republicans just sit there and say nothing,


4 posted on 07/30/2013 9:39:10 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Olog-hai

Satire?


5 posted on 07/30/2013 9:39:50 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama is certifiably insane.


6 posted on 07/30/2013 9:41:21 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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There are two types of commies: the ignorant ones and the extortionists.


7 posted on 07/30/2013 9:41:47 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Olog-hai

Total insanity, we are doomed.


8 posted on 07/30/2013 9:42:00 PM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry (Hey Obama! It's all your fault now, you own it.)
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To: Olog-hai

And the Boat would stop sinking if we drill another hole so to let the water drain out!


9 posted on 07/30/2013 9:42:01 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Olog-hai
The shame of it is that Obama REALLY believes this BS ...

Any other politician would be hard pressed to keep a straight face sayin' it ...

10 posted on 07/30/2013 9:43:07 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh my gawd. Everything he says is dumber or more destructive than his previous statements. Lusteni g to him is like Dante’s descent into the inferno. It keeps getting worse and worse. Can America survive another 1000+ days of this torture?


11 posted on 07/30/2013 9:43:35 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (E)
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To: Olog-hai

Ah, yes ... this coming from the expert on the economy. His socialist upbringing is showing.


12 posted on 07/30/2013 9:43:38 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: Olog-hai

This is how Zer0 seeks favor from the unions. The unions would love more government workers too. Just ask Detroit.


13 posted on 07/30/2013 9:43:49 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Olog-hai

Pure economic illiteracy.


14 posted on 07/30/2013 9:44:51 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Olog-hai

Kind of like the old Soviet Union, right Barry?


15 posted on 07/30/2013 9:45:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Let's make it our turn in 2014. Vote early and VOTE OFTEN.)
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To: Olog-hai

Yep.

Public employees are like coat hangers in a closet - they reproduce madly in the dark.


16 posted on 07/30/2013 9:45:46 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OFCITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: Olog-hai

Bump for later


17 posted on 07/30/2013 9:45:47 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Obama is an idiot.”

Yes, he is.


18 posted on 07/30/2013 9:46:55 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Olog-hai

More government employees would require more taxes to pay the additional salaries.

Those taxes would have to come from the private sector.

With that kind of thinking — we need more governent workers — no wonder Team Obama have been able to do little to improve the economy.

That is about as ridiculous as saying, if you run out of cash, just write a check.


19 posted on 07/30/2013 9:47:18 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Olog-hai

Meanwhile, General Washington’s doctors ordered more leeches applied to loosen up his blood flow...

(Yes, I know that in certain cases leeches are used to prevent clotting, but when the leeches’ weight becomes a substantial fraction of the patient’s, you might have a problem!)


20 posted on 07/30/2013 9:50:24 PM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: Olog-hai

I have an idea! Why don’t we ALL work for the government? Then there would be no unemployment and revenue would be through the roof!

Idiot.


21 posted on 07/30/2013 9:50:39 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Olog-hai

Not really. He didn’t say this. He is a communist, that is for sure but is he stupid as well or is this just another show for the fawning, lick spittle proletariat?

We have gone this far down that the proletariat are stupid enough to swallow this shite?

This is a disaster of epic proportions.


22 posted on 07/30/2013 9:52:09 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Jim Robinson

I know people who actually believe that. Some of them teach college kids.


23 posted on 07/30/2013 9:53:39 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Olog-hai

Government jobs are a negative for the economy


24 posted on 07/30/2013 9:54:10 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Olog-hai

Totally defies all sense of logic.


25 posted on 07/30/2013 9:54:38 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Girlene

And we can just keep printing money forever and we can play monopoly and, and, and. We would produce nothing and just follow Plisga’s rule of a thousand.

Plisga’s rule of a thousand says that once you get to a company of a thousand employees you don’t actually have to produce a product but instead can just pass notes and communicate with one another. Just wonderful!

Dumb ass. Simple as that. Dumb ass communist!


26 posted on 07/30/2013 9:56:29 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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27 posted on 07/30/2013 9:58:55 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Olog-hai
OK, let's have EVERYBODY work for the government. Bob can push papers from Pile A to Pile B. Ravi can push the same papers from Pile B to Pile C. Latifah can move them to Pile D. Bon'Quisha can pick a paper from Pile D and print something on it (no cursive) and put it in Pile D. Then, finally, Toprameneesha can put the same paper back in Pile A for Bob to work on.

Et Voila! Zero unemployment and tax payments to the federal treasury too big to calculate. The deficit disappears and we all live happily ever after.

28 posted on 07/30/2013 9:58:59 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Army Air Corps

Like your tagline ...

BTW, You got any white bread?


29 posted on 07/30/2013 9:59:13 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Sequoyah101

You’ll be happy to hear that Google has already indexed your post and it shows at the very top when I search for “Plisga’s rule of a thousand” (imagine how much more and much sooner NSA knows!), but it doesn’t return any other relevant results. Are you sure that’s how it’s spelled?


30 posted on 07/30/2013 10:01:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DManA

No, both sides want what the eventual outcome will bring.


31 posted on 07/30/2013 10:13:32 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
OK, let's have EVERYBODY work for the government. Bob can push papers from Pile A to Pile B. Ravi can push the same papers from Pile B to Pile C. Latifah can move them to Pile D. Bon'Quisha can pick a paper from Pile D and print something on it (no cursive) and put it in Pile D. Then, finally, Toprameneesha can put the same paper back in Pile A for Bob to work on.


32 posted on 07/30/2013 10:17:33 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Olog-hai

Try at least 80% fewer government workers.


33 posted on 07/30/2013 10:21:14 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Olog-hai

We should be nearly at full employment with all the new welfare leeches using this Obamalogic


34 posted on 07/30/2013 10:22:49 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Olog-hai

more gubmint jobs for sub-par blacks to do poorly and be unable to be fired from.


35 posted on 07/30/2013 10:28:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Girlene

we all do work for gubmint at least through most of may, every year.


36 posted on 07/30/2013 10:29:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Idiot doesn’t even described how stupid he is. It is beyond my comprehension that someone that ignorant can be elected President...twice.


37 posted on 07/30/2013 10:31:50 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: DManA

Not only is the bam the biggest a-hole on the planet, the repubs are going right along with it, encouraging it even.


38 posted on 07/30/2013 11:24:26 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Olog-hai

Shoot..., just think how peachy everything would be if private enterprise were outlawed and we all worked for the Glorious State...!


39 posted on 07/30/2013 11:24:46 PM PDT by freebilly (Creepy and the Ass Crackers....)
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To: Revolting cat!

Yes


40 posted on 07/30/2013 11:43:29 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Jim Robinson

I try to explain to people that government workers don’t contribute to the tax base (the private sector pays all the government’s bills)and they don’t add to the economy (they can only spend money that would have been spent by the private sector). Only after careful explanation does the light bulb go on. Unfortunately Obama’s burned out a long time ago.


41 posted on 07/30/2013 11:46:23 PM PDT by DHerion
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To: P-Marlowe; Olog-hai

Unfortunately about a third of the voters, illegal and legal believe him.


42 posted on 07/31/2013 12:20:38 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Olog-hai
"...if public sector employees grew like they did in the past...” Obama said. “Our economy would be much better off, and the deficit would still be going down because we would be getting more tax revenue.”

No.
Sorry.
NOBODY is this stupid. Not even the African communist simpleton Ubama believes government workers, who of course get paid with tax dollars, return a greater amount back to the government in tax dollars than the amount of tax dollars government paid them in the first place. It's a basic mathematic reality that any suburban 1st grader would quickly understand.

Therefore, the only other possible conclusion must be that that punk Ubama is once again lying through his teeth.

43 posted on 07/31/2013 12:32:49 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Olog-hai
"...if public sector employees grew like they did in the past...” Obama said. “Our economy would be much better off, and the deficit would still be going down because we would be getting more tax revenue.”

Wait.
This is a satire piece, right? That scumbag Ubama didn't really say this. He couldn't have. Nobody could.

Except maybe Krugman.

44 posted on 07/31/2013 12:37:00 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Jim Robinson

i don’t know what is more disturbing that he believes such craziness or he just blatantly lies about it


45 posted on 07/31/2013 12:37:40 AM PDT by genghis
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To: Olog-hai

46 posted on 07/31/2013 12:53:07 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Olog-hai

According to Obama’s theory, the two “unfunded” Bush wars would actually help the economy. The money to pay for wars isn’t flushed down the toilet, It is used to pay government contractors, soldiers, etc. Thus, by this logic it is Obama who is hurting the economy by downsizing the military.
Obama is an economic illiterate, but so are most Americans.


47 posted on 07/31/2013 1:42:06 AM PDT by kik5150
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To: Olog-hai

He can’t pay the 650,000 DoD civilians he has now.


48 posted on 07/31/2013 2:18:55 AM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: Olog-hai

Pelosi thinks we need more people on unemployment and welfare because they will spend the money.


49 posted on 07/31/2013 2:37:53 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: FatherofFive

Unfortunately this is not satire. Obama is the smartest man in all 58 states. He is surrounded by people just as smart. His Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack claimed, “when you talk about the SNAP program or the food stamp program, you have to recognize that it’s also an economic stimulus. Every dollar of SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in the economy in terms of economic activity.” Nancy Pelosi asserted that unemployment benefits generate jobs more quickly than almost any other program, because they “inject demand into the economy.” Why has it not occurred to them to put us all on food stamps and give us government jobs? By this theory the economy would skyrocket. Don’t worry about the private sector paying for this. Just write rubber checks. There is plenty of money in “Obama’s Stash.” Pick up yo Obama phone and call yo representative.


50 posted on 07/31/2013 3:18:35 AM PDT by Vehmgericht
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