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Obama's Election Day "Holiday" Will Cost $55+ Billion
Forecasts.Org ^ | October 29, 2008 | Forecasts.Org

Posted on 10/29/2008 8:03:49 AM PDT by TommyDale

Based on a $14.5 Trillion Gross Domestic Product, if the U.S. shut down on November 4th as Barack Hussein Obama suggests, it will cost over $55 Billion in Gross Domestic Product.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; obama; socialism
Is this the sort of person we want to control our country?
1 posted on 10/29/2008 8:03:50 AM PDT by TommyDale
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To: TommyDale

Stupid ... on so many counts!


2 posted on 10/29/2008 8:05:14 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: TommyDale
And we had 24/7 on Sara's wardrobe.
3 posted on 10/29/2008 8:06:34 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: TommyDale

Can the mandated 35 hour work week (a la France) be far behind?


4 posted on 10/29/2008 8:06:57 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Don Corleone
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5 posted on 10/29/2008 8:07:31 AM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: TommyDale

To tell you the truth I think Election Days should be federal holidays so that people CAN get out and vote.


6 posted on 10/29/2008 8:08:01 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (To protect and defend ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic .... by any means necessary.)
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To: TommyDale

We are happily making arrangements for all of our employees to have time to vote, but if any of them took the whole day off, I would fire them. We have work to do!


7 posted on 10/29/2008 8:11:04 AM PDT by momteacherandvp (Don't put your lips on that thing)
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To: TommyDale

Obama’s motive for the day off IS NOT to get people to the polls to vote. It IS to mobilize and cause disruptions every from thoroughfares to polls. It is instigation and control. People who are at work, can’t storm the palace!


8 posted on 10/29/2008 8:13:57 AM PDT by fortunate sun (Hand out the arms and ammo, We're going to blast our way through here)
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To: TommyDale
Main Entry:

Pronunciation:
\ˈklü-ləs\
Function:
adjective
Date:
1743
1 : having or providing no clue <a clueless case for the police to solve>

2 : completely or hopelessly bewildered, unaware, ignorant, or foolish <clueless about what they want>

3: Barack H. Obama


9 posted on 10/29/2008 8:14:03 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Never miss a good chance to shut up." - - Will Rogers)
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To: TommyDale

I guess it would cost that much if you assume that none of the lost productivity and purchases would be made up on other days. And of course a good bit of it WOULD be made up. I don’ know what it would cost, but it wouldn’t be $55 billion.


10 posted on 10/29/2008 8:17:13 AM PDT by gracesdad
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To: TommyDale

That money will pale in comparison to the number of people who take early retirement if Obama is elected.

Personally, I am one of them.

Why work if they want to spread the wealth.


11 posted on 10/29/2008 8:21:25 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: Centurion2000
People can get out and vote now if they really wanted to ,polls are open most places 13hrs, and most people work 8 hrs.. all people do not work in the day time, lots work grave yard, or 3-11, and plenty of time is available to vote if they really wanted to...absentee ballots are also given to any one who requests one..Lots of states start voting weeks ahead of time...employers must give u time off if you work the 13 hrs the polls are open, and cannot get to one on your own time...
12 posted on 10/29/2008 8:26:17 AM PDT by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: Slapshot68
Yikes, I had a 35-hour work week and Election Day was one of our 12 annual holidays.
13 posted on 10/29/2008 8:35:25 AM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: gracesdad

My statement is that it would cost that much on that day.


14 posted on 10/29/2008 10:19:31 AM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: TommyDale

If Obama is elected, the entire nation should take at least one day off a week. Yes, you earn less money, but then again, there is less money to tax. Send an economic message.


15 posted on 10/29/2008 10:21:49 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: gracesdad

I guess it would cost that much if you assume that none of the lost productivity and purchases would be made up on other days.

That would be the manditory “Day of Socialist Labor” every
third sunday of the month.


16 posted on 10/29/2008 10:31:04 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: mlocher

Right from the soviet history...

“They pretend to pay us, we pretend to work.”


17 posted on 10/29/2008 10:33:23 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: TommyDale

But it would not. Your are making far too many assumptions in your $55 million figure that are not factual. There would certainly be a cost to an election holiday, but it would be no where near $55 million.


18 posted on 10/29/2008 10:33:34 AM PDT by scarface367
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To: tet68
“They pretend to pay us, we pretend to work.”

LOL!!! -- It would be ROTFLMAO, but it is now hitting too close to home.

19 posted on 10/29/2008 10:36:43 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: TommyDale

Can I still get the day off if I mail in the ballot?

There’s actually a lot of people that think election day should be a holiday. Unless they find a way to make it mandatory I won’t get it off though, with Thanksgiving and the day after already in the month nobody not tied to the government or financial sector is getting another November holiday.


20 posted on 10/29/2008 10:37:26 AM PDT by dilvish
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To: scarface367

If everyone took the day off, and America closed down for one day, it would be 1/260th of a year. One workday out of the entire year. Simple arithmetic. No need for you to complicate it unless you are trying to defend the Socialist Obama.


21 posted on 10/29/2008 10:37:33 AM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: TommyDale

But much of the value of consumption, production and other aspects of the economy would be made up in other days. All other things constant, much of the economic activity would even out over the year.

As another way to put it, by your logic, adding Sunday to the workweek would increase our GDP by approximately $2.8 billion or so, which is not the case


22 posted on 10/29/2008 10:42:06 AM PDT by scarface367
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To: scarface367

Again, I never said anything about making it up. It is one day, with the assumption of everything closing down. Of course it isn’t logical, nor is Obama’s suggestion. The fact is that it COULD cost AS MUCH as that.


23 posted on 10/29/2008 10:56:50 AM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: dilvish

Seems like Obama’s egging on of his minion thuggery—’get in your neighbors faces’—is evidence enough why we shouldn’t have to put up with a national election holiday that would make it especially easy for them to harrass and intimidate.


24 posted on 10/29/2008 10:59:15 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: TommyDale
The fact is that it COULD cost AS MUCH as that.

But no facts support that it would. Every day worth of economic activity is not an isolated bubble. Even if every single economic activity were to cease on one day, it would not cost us $55 million to GDP as that activity, investment, consumption, government spending, etc. that would normally occur on that day would simply occur on other days. $55 million would not be lost.

There are some arguments that could be made against an election holiday (personally I like the idea of moving election day to a weekend) but your idea that it would cost $55 million is simply absurd.

25 posted on 10/29/2008 11:01:05 AM PDT by scarface367
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To: TommyDale

Are you assuming that nobody would work that day? That, of course, wouldn’t happen.


26 posted on 10/29/2008 11:53:27 AM PDT by gracesdad
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To: gracesdad

I said IF everyone stayed home that day. Of course it won’t happen. It is hypothetical, just like Obama getting everyone to take the day off.


27 posted on 10/29/2008 11:58:32 AM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: TommyDale

Another reason Obamanation should not be the President!


28 posted on 10/29/2008 12:54:48 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: TommyDale

Obama should just declare 140 days of games and slaughter about 5000 unborn babies to celebrate.


29 posted on 10/29/2008 4:46:51 PM PDT by virgil
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To: TommyDale
Why not just make the first weekend of November voting days. Get rid of absentee ballots, unless your in the military, and make sure that people who want to vote show up to a voting center, show ID, and have their one vote actually count. I've never understood the first Tuesday thing.

In Canada it's national law that all business’ allow for up to 3 hours time off on an election day.

30 posted on 10/29/2008 5:09:47 PM PDT by Mr. Rips (Scientific progress goes "Boink")
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