Skip to comments.Already, a jobs-guarantee idea polls pretty well...??? You bet! At $543 billion a year?
Posted on 05/02/2018 9:58:43 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
Does the prospect of a government-guaranteed job appeal to you? Youve got company: nearly half of U.S. voters like the idea, according to a recent poll. The proposal has been getting some traction on the left lately, after being floated by think tanks and embraced by likely Democratic presidential candidates including Sens. Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders. In a new Rasmussen Reports poll, 46% said they favored such a program. Sanders, according to the Washington Post, backs a version that would see local and state governments offer proposals for public works projects. Workers would be hired for at least $15 an hour with paid family and medical leave.
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But you see, if the government hires them they will file income tax. The idea will pay for itself.
No wonder nearly half the voters like it.
Government as Santa Claus polls well.
This assumes that all those who now don’t work will somehow acquire the Protestant Work Ethic and show up on time everyday and work for 8 hours.
It’s free...Your right! I forgot its all just government money!
All unionized no doubt.
Bernie Rules !!!
How about Free College and pre-K too?
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
I bet it polls pretty well in Mexico and Central America too.
Who’d they ask? The perpetually unemployed and wards of the state most likely:-)
50% of taxpayers like this idea? Then those idiots can pay for 100% of this crappola!
That's the best part
Only the Rich/Wealthy will pay for it.
Have you ever seen taxes go up on someone who isn't rich?
Socialists sure do live in a bubble of their own twisted logic. It’s so damned stupid!
Marching towards communism. Let’s all be gubmint employees.
I bet it polls pretty well in Mexico and Central America too...Exactly! You can bet a wall won’t stop the invasion!
‘We live in a very rich country.....’
Anytime you hear that you know that redistribution is goal.
Maybe they want Federal tax rates to go back to the 1950s when the highest rates were in the 90%s
President pickles would demand 100% taxation.
Another reason to be ever so thankful that she isn’t president.
yeah the finnish folks just found out ow wonderful government guaranteed jobs is- they are now broke
If they want to offer jobs to any able bodied U.S. citizen who is ready, willing, and able to work their rear ends off for minimum wage I have no problem with it. But these need to be necessary jobs and not make work like getting coffee for an elected official. Im talking about filling potholes, picking up litter, and pretty much anything that needs done. The WPA was part of the New Deal and probably the only good part of the New Deal since I prefer citizens who can work for assistance is better than letting them sit on the porch all day. However, I dont trust politicians any more, especially liberal dimwits and communist like Sanders. I am sure they would use it to establish an even firmer control over weak minded Americans who wrongly believe that the only hope to have food to eat is to vote for them. I really see this as another harbinger of a pending split of the nation in the not too distant future, an alarming sounding idea but one that I think may necessarily be the only way that we conservatives will ever be able to ourselves of a progressive culture that is in opposition to everything we believe and hold dear.
That’s what socialists do best...kill a country.
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