Skip to comments.Rep. Jesse Jackson Calls on Government to Hire All Unemployed Americans for $40,000 Each (Really?)
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 nations 15 million unemployed Americans for jobs paying roughly $40,000 each, and bail out all the states and cities facing budget crises.
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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!!!
Trash me if you want, but then you have to defend the biggest ripoffs of the American taxpayer in history.
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!
The Acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree
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.
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.
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
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....
My point is that JJJ's plan, which sounds crazy, is small potatoes compared to what the government has already done.
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.
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.
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.
Nothing!...'cept make more babies. Like they get paid to do now!
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
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.