Skip to comments.Ron Paul says unemployment is 20%
Posted on 10/23/2011 7:18:00 PM PDT by alexmaiEdited on 10/23/2011 7:21:57 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
“I think the downturn in the economy occurred in the year 2000,” Paul told CNN, adding that there have been no new jobs since then “and yet we’ve had a 30 million increase in population.”
“Just go out and talk to the people – unemployment rate in the true numbers (is) over 20%, so there’s been a depression,” Paul said after an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
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I don’t think the liberals WANT to destroy middle class. They just do not understand how economy works. The reason socialism took root in many countries is exactly because on surface it sounds fair and just. All one has to do is observe economies in socialist countries, and the inescapable conclusion is socialism is trickle up poverty. Formerly socialist/marxist countries are moving away from it after suffering 1st hand from its effects. Examples are China, Eastern Europe, India and others.
The problem here in US is that socialist agenda is relatively new and people have not had time to digest its wealth robbing effects. Although experience of last 3 or 4 years has started to awaken people, at least I am hoping it has.
Gee if he only got there are bad guy out there who don’t like freedom in any form and want to kill us he might be a fine candidate.
Just so you know, thats considered extremely bad form around here, and makes you suspicious in the eyes of many forum regulars.
Relax. I've posted all replies and no threads, so I'll cover for him.
After all that has happened, "far out there" should be a positive.
Or we can go on electing another mainstream candidate, and keep getting what we've been getting.
I heard a similar story from a guy who opened up a manufacturing plant, and all he was looking for was people to run the automated machinery. He needed basic math and reading skills, and the pay was decent enough, maybe 2-3 times minimum. He had many applicants, but the vast majority couldn't even pass the basic math and reading skills. I don't know if he ever was able to fill the jobs.
Other areas, such as real estate, have been devastated. It's not easy to retrain, either. It takes about 10 years to master anything, and if you haven't mastered it, you're back at the bottom with the low-level people clawing your way up.
When you collect together the people who can't find work, the people who have no usable skills, the people who could take another job but won't start a career all over again, and the people who prefer unemployment, yes 20% is possible.
ahhh.....Humanism; on the march, again....
the excuse of many authoritarian systems...the Fabians
..."its' for the people...chil'ren"
Suspicious? I'd say more likely timid.
“I agree with him on economics but I have to cover my face and groan when he starts pouting off about the other stuff.”
I am with you. I just shake my head and groan.
If we didn’t support A-H’s like the Saudis there might be a lot fewer people who want to kill us.
I wish to second Windflier's observation, and note that two hours later, there are STILL no replies from alexmai.
This poster is starting to smell bad. I don't like the smell of post-and-runners, even if (as in this case) I appreciate and enjoy the thread itself.
“He needed basic math and reading skills, and the pay was decent enough, maybe 2-3 times minimum. He had many applicants, but the vast majority couldn’t even pass the basic math and reading skills.”
I know plenty of people with sharp math and English skills, drug free, good workers and eminently trainable who can’t find a job because every employer wants 5 years of technical training, 10 years of experience and wants to pay a buck above minimum wage.
If you (generic, not you specifically) aren’t willing to train an American before you hire someone from outside the country you deserve to go out of business. The problem isn’t with the workforce, it’s with employers spoilt by illegal immigrants they can abuse and fire at will and H1-B slaves who will work for less than a fellow citizen. I could point your friend to a half dozen three digit IQ folks who can learn anything and will be there on time any day, any shift, and if he wanted to he, or you, could find dozens in any city of any size.
While I agree we are facing a much larger rate today, the idea that no jobs were created since 2000 is a massive lie and preposterous idea. We saw several years of very low unemployment and high job creation. The libs tried to pretend that the slump in 08 and slide in jobs negated the previous 7 years. This is yet another example of Paul pushing liberal lies.
At least you've been talking for four years, and folks know who you are. This one's giving us the silent treatment.
How can you cover for someone who doesn't respond to straight communication? Is he your buddy or something?
Timid people don't post threads and invite direct communication.
I interpreted ElectronVolt's comment about "covering for him" as tongue-in-cheek, that is, that their posting histories were inverses, so they "averaged out".
I concur with both your points. I can't see any reason why this poster shouldn't interact with those who are replying to him/her. Nothing all that suspicious about the threads they've posted. Just their refusal to reply.
When a veteran Freeper posts and runs, I don't think twice about it, but this isn't normal newbie behavior.
I was sort of picking up that his post was tongue-in-cheek, but it's late, and my sense of humor ain't so sharp.
Yes! But, that was thru a creation of a bubble. That's the point, the larger the bubble creation, the more the suffering. As for the job creation, yes, its null and void from bad policy. Just, as the mythic wealth creation, by simply using your house as an atm. The only thing we are creating of late, is debt.
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