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Rep. Jesse Jackson Calls on Government to Hire All Unemployed Americans for $40,000 Each (Really?)
Fox News ^ | October 14,2011 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 10/15/2011 5:31:09 AM PDT by LUV W

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.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/14/rep-jesse-jackson-calls-on-government-to-hire-all-unemployed-americans-for/#ixzz1aqvMhOjt

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: freemoney; giveaway; jackson; libtard
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To: LUV W
It's unbelievable that a life form this stupid even knows how to breath.
21 posted on 10/15/2011 6:07:33 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: LUV W

Saw a segment on one of the network news shows last night. About cities and how they have cut back and how much $$ they have saved. One city cut out adding fluoride in their water and the next shot was an interview with a black mother saying - well if they is going to cut out fluoride then they should be offering us some kind of dental plan. INBELIEVABLE!!!


22 posted on 10/15/2011 6:11:30 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Wake up America we are at war with militant Islam and progressives - 2 fronts.)
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To: LUV W
Insane as this plan sounds, it's not any worse than what the government has been doing all along. All of Bernanke's secret bailouts are many multiples greater than $804 billion, and they went to Wall Street and foreign banks, but it was done under the radar so there was no outcry. JJJ's plan is infinitely preferable, and far smaller and more humble, than Bernanke's bailouts. We could have paid off every mortgage and car loan in America with just a fraction of these bailouts (disclaimer: I don't need a bailout).

Trash me if you want, but then you have to defend the biggest ripoffs of the American taxpayer in history.

23 posted on 10/15/2011 6:14:09 AM PDT by Batrachian (Why does the Department of Education need a SWAT team?)
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To: LUV W
I think that JJJr's staff may be reading FR! Just the other day, I was posting about just how corrupt and wasteful the government was, spending tens of millions of dollars to create just a few jobs in many of these programs. I postulated that rather than spend the roughly 800 million dollars on porkulus, the government could have just paid 14 million people $50,000 each for the same amount, but the government would never go for that, because when the government is in charge of "redistributing" income, there are always thousands of dollars that need to "grease the wheels" for every dollar that actually gets to where it's supposed to go.

Little did I know that JJJr would take this seriously. So to you, JJJr, I say you should have thought of this on your own, BEFORE that $800 million was wasted. Too late, you can't have it! And calling for Obama to violate the constitution directly violates your congressional oath... Not that oaths or the constitution would ever matter to you, JJJr. The acorn never falls far from the tree, and JJJr learned his corruption for one of the most corrupt race baiting, shakedown artists this country has ever known... His father!

Mark

24 posted on 10/15/2011 6:15:24 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

The Acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree


25 posted on 10/15/2011 6:15:32 AM PDT by jmcenanly (Things will be better in 2013)
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To: Batrachian

Reminds me of listening to Rush post-Katrina. There was a video filmed from a helicopter of a black man on top of a bridge that was submerged. The part he was on was the only part above water. Rush said something to the effect that this was the result of welfare. You do not know how to take care of yourself. This recipient was used to people taking care of him- welfare, foodstamps, Section 8, Medicaid, etc.,... and expected someone to save him as he was unable think to do it for himself as he never had to before.


26 posted on 10/15/2011 6:18:39 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: LUV W

His idea is, of course, absurd. But not much more absurd than what Obama did with his stimulus.

As of Sept 2001, there were 14,000,000 (14 million) people unemployed according to official US gov statistics.

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

We all know that the actual number is much higher, but let’s
run with those numbers anyhow.

Ellison says give everybody a job = $40,000/year. Basically, give unemployed people this amount of money.

40,000 x 20,000,000 (20 million people/ 6 million more
than official stats) =
800,000,000,000 (800 billion)

Obama’s stimulus ~850,000,000,000
- 800,000,000,000

Ellison plan would have saved USG ~50,000,000,000

So Ellison’s plan would have saved the US Taxpayer 50 billion dollars + whatever share of unemployment the federal govern paid these individuals over 1 year.

< SARC > So, compared to Obama, Ellison is a real
deficit hawk < /SARC > LOL....


27 posted on 10/15/2011 6:26:59 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughers of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
I don't know how I would react in a natural disaster. A lot of it is luck. Don't forget, something like 1500 people died in New Orleans because of Katrina, and a lot of those where from heart attacks and other odd things like that, whereas 230,000 people died in the Asian tsunami. Where they all fools and welfare recipients?

My point is that JJJ's plan, which sounds crazy, is small potatoes compared to what the government has already done.

28 posted on 10/15/2011 6:39:55 AM PDT by Batrachian (Why does the Department of Education need a SWAT team?)
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To: 3Fingas

Also, under Ellison’s suggestion, the 800 billion spent would not have been funneled through friends of Obama (You know Unions and fake Green companies, etc.) and this money then would not have come back to him in the form of laundered campaign contributions. So, it would have been better to give people the money directly for those reasons alone.


29 posted on 10/15/2011 6:40:34 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughers of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 3Fingas

Is the 40k $ a ‘total package’ price (SS+Medicare+Workmen’s Comp +Underemployment Ins+...).?

If so that would be in minimum wage territory.

If we deduct admin cost the wage rate is near ZERO.


30 posted on 10/15/2011 6:46:01 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: LUV W
So the 60 million or so people working for under 40K a year would quit their jobs and then what Jr. genius? I guess that we know what the so called “livable wage” is in his small cranium. All able-bodied people on welfare should have to conduct public service to get any benefits.
31 posted on 10/15/2011 6:46:14 AM PDT by Shqipo (I am AttackWatch parolee #1,237. I am breaking my parole once more.)
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To: LUV W

It’s interesting that the 40k per year number is equal to the $20 per hour number ($20 x 2,000 hours per year) that the OWS crowd wants. It’s like it is one of the left’s talking points.


32 posted on 10/15/2011 6:51:01 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Anyone see the democrat budget yet?)
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To: leenie312
to do what?

Nothing!...'cept make more babies. Like they get paid to do now!

33 posted on 10/15/2011 6:52:12 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

I never said that Ellison was a generous nor thoughtful employer. But, you discount the effect of getting 40,000 up front all at once.

You could have one heck of a weekend spending spree on that...hd TVs, iphones, computers, and lots of take out.

Or you could have banked it or put in gold/silver last year and doubled your money.../SARC


34 posted on 10/15/2011 6:53:36 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughers of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Zakeet
"Duh, duh, duh, duh thing of it is........"
35 posted on 10/15/2011 6:57:37 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: paulcissa

I have never understood a single sentence uttered by this fool’s father. He sounds like a mouth full of grits and greens. Sort of like a negro Don Corleone.


36 posted on 10/15/2011 6:59:30 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: LUV W

It doesn’t get any more Marxist. Having observed that, however, his “plan” is infinitely better than waht they are doing now...taking the 800 billion and dumping it into crony coffers to be used to keep themselvres in power in the next election.


37 posted on 10/15/2011 7:02:19 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: 3Fingas

I agree. It would be better to give every unemployed American $40k than it would to let Obama use it for a gangsta slush fund.


38 posted on 10/15/2011 7:04:19 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: ez

LOL....I looked at the picture and thought Keith Ellison...sorry got Michael Jackson’s son confused with him...oh wait, I messed that one up too....


39 posted on 10/15/2011 7:06:36 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughers of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Batrachian

Yes, but if you and I had a week’s warning about a direct hit with the mother of all hurricanes headed for a city below sea level, I know I would have the sense to load up our animals and everything we could carry and skedaddle. Hope you would do the same.

Many waited for someone to save them instead of saving themselves.


40 posted on 10/15/2011 7:10:13 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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