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Re: Economics 101 for idiots It's different this time around dufus

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I suspect mile_eater is from a part of the country that has very little high-tech jobs. I spent the last few months in Asia with visits to India.

Yes people should be concerned. These jobs that are being taken are high tech jobs. Jobs that won't be replaced.

Unfornuately, the current Bush Administration is under the false impression that the market will work this out or that training is the answer. The big quetion is what should people train themselves for.

In addition, other countries are not playing fair. China has pegged its currency rates at artificial level to dump products on the market to eliminate American firms from the market place. When there rates change there won't be any American firms around to competion.

Another key point that the article you cited raised is that American corporations are currently given incentives to ship jobs overseas. American CEOs have to learn that if they want all the advantages of being a U.S. company then they have responsiblities to this country. If they don't then one proposal floating around is to seperate these firms into "international companies" who can't bid for U.S. or State contracts. I wonder how large aerospace companies like Lockheed-Martin and Boeing would change policy if they weren't allowed to bid on government contracts.

I think that if the American worker is given a level playing field we will be alright. The problem is that we have been programed to think that there is something unAmerican to stand up for worker rights. i.e. play by the rules of economics. In this case the rules are stacked against Americans.

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Name calling is not listening

Instead of dismissing this analysis, you should take it apart with your own points. You are just name calling. Which makes you an idiot no better than the Rush and Bush fans. I knew you were a Bu****e.
 

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Don't waste your breath kpaul, use this as your final thought

They will never change their minds even if the truth hit them in the face. My favorite thing to give Bush lovers is this.

Bush's resume by Kelly Kramer

George W. Bush Resume


Past work experience:

[*]Ran for congress and lost.

[*]Produced a Hollywood slasher B movie. [*]Bought an oil company, but couldn't find any oil in Texas, company went bankrupt shortly after I sold all my stock. [*]Bought the Texas Rangers baseball team in a sweetheart deal that took land using tax-payer money.[*]Biggest move: Traded Sammy Sosa to the Chicago White Sox. [*]With fathers help (and his name) was elected Governor of Texas.

Accomplishments:

[*]Changed pollution laws for power and oil companies and made Texas the most polluted state in the Union.[*] Replaced Los Angeles with Houston as the most smog ridden city in America. [*]Cut taxes and bankrupted the Texas government to the tune of billions in borrowed money. [*]Set record for most executions by any Governor in American history. [*]Became president after losing the popular vote by over 500,000 votes, with the help of my fathers appointments to the Supreme Court.

Accomplishments as president:

[*]Attacked and took over two countries. [*]Spent the surplus and bankrupted the treasury. [*]Shattered record for biggest annual deficit in history. [*]Set economic record for most private bankruptcies filed in any 12 month period. [*]Set all-time record for biggest drop in the history of the stock market. [*]First president in decades to execute a federal prisoner. [*]First president in US history to enter office with a criminal record. [*]First year in office set the all-time record for most days on vacation by any president in US history. [*]After taking the entire month of August off for vacation, presided over the worst security failure in US history. [*]

Set the record for most campaign fund-raising trips than any other president in US history. [*]In my first two years in office over 2 million Americans lost their job. [*]Cut unemployment benefits for more out of work Americans than any president in US history. [*]Set the all-time record for most foreclosures in a 12 month period. [*]

Appointed more convicted criminals to administration positions than any president in US history. [*]Set the record for the least amount of press conferences than any president since the advent of television. [*]Signed more laws and executive orders amending the Constitution than any president in US history. [*]Presided over the biggest energy crises in US history and refused to intervene when corruption was revealed. [*]Presided over the highest gasoline prices in US history and refused to use the national reserves as past presidents have. [*]Cut healthcare benefits for war veterans. [*]Set the all-time record for most people worldwide to simultaneously take to the streets to protest me (15 million people), shattering the record for protest against any person in the history of mankind. [*]http://www.hyperreal.org/~dana/marches/)

Dissolved more international treaties than any president in US history. [*]My presidency is the most secretive and un-accountable of any in US history. [*]Members of my cabinet are the richest of any administration in US history. (the 'poorest' multi-millionaire, Condoleeza Rice has an Chevron oil tanker named after her). [*]First president in US history to have all 50 states of the Union simultaneously go bankrupt. [*]Presided over the biggest corporate stock market fraud of any market in any country in the history of the world. [*]First president in US history to order a US attack and military occupation of a sovereign nation. [*]Created the largest government department bureaucracy in the history of the United States. [*]

Set the all-time record for biggest annual budget spending increases, more than any president in US history. [*]First president in US history to have the United Nations remove the US from the human rights commission. [*]First president in US history to have the United Nations remove the US from the elections monitoring board. [*]Removed more checks and balances, and have the least amount of congressional oversight than any presidential administration in US history. [*]Rendered the entire United Nations irrelevant.

Withdrew from the World Court of Law. [*]Refused to allow inspectors access to US prisoners of war and by default no longer abide by the Geneva Conventions. [*]

First president in US history to refuse United Nations election inspectors (during the 2002 US elections). [*]All-time US (and world) record holder for most corporate campaign donations. [*]My biggest life-time campaign contributor presided over one of the largest corporate bankruptcy frauds in world history (Kenneth Lay, former CEO of Enron Corporation). [*]Spent more money on polls and focus groups than any president in US history. [*]First president in US history to unilaterally attack a sovereign nation against the will of the United Nations and the world community. [*]First president to run and hide when the US came under attack (and then lied saying the enemy had the code to Air Force 1)

First US president to establish a secret shadow government. [*]Took the biggest world sympathy for the US after 911, and in less than a year made the US the most resented country in the world (possibly the biggest diplomatic failure in US and world history). [*]With a policy of 'dis-engagement' created the most hostile Israeli-Palestine relations in at least 30 years. [*]First US president in history to have a majority of the people of Europe (71%) view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and stability. [*]First US president in history to have the people of South Korea more threatened by the US than their immediate neighbor, North Korea. [*]Changed US policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded government contracts.

Set all-time record for number of administration appointees who violated US law by not selling huge investments in corporations bidding for government contracts.[*]Failed to fulfill my pledge to get Osama Bin Laden 'dead or alive'. [*]

Failed to capture the anthrax killer who tried to murder the leaders of our country at the United States Capitol building. After 18 months I have no leads and zero suspects. [*]In the 18 months following the 911 attacks I have successfully prevented any public investigation into the biggest security failure in the history of the United States. [*]Removed more freedoms and civil liberties for Americans than any other president in US hhistory. [*]In a little over two years created the most divided country in decades, possibly the most divided the US has ever been since the civil war. [*]Entered office with the strongest economy in US history and in less than two years turned every single economic category heading straight down.

Records and References:

[*]At least one conviction for drunk driving in Maine (Texas driving record has been erased and is not available). [*]AWOL from National Guard and Deserted the military during a time of war. [*]Refused to take drug test or even answer any questions about drug use. [*]All records of my tenure as governor of Texas have been spirited away to my fathers library, sealed in secrecy and un-available for public view. [*]All records of any SEC investigations into my insider trading or bankrupt companies are sealed in secrecy and un-available for public view. [*]All minutes of meetings for any public corporation I served on the board are sealed in secrecy and un-available for public view. [*]Any records or minutes from meetings I (or my VP) attended regarding public energy policy are sealed in secrecy and un-available for public review. [*]For personal references please speak to my daddy or uncle James Baker (They can be reached at their offices of the Carlyle Group for war-profiteering.)
 

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Re: The real misery index...

The Bush Campaign's strategy on taxes is to convince America that John Kerry wants to raise them. Right now **** Cheney is pushing an absurd distortion that John Kerry wants to raise taxes by $1.7 trillion dollars.

In fact, John Kerry wants to lower taxes for 98% of Americans while seeking fiscal discipline by repealing the budget-busting tax cuts Bush gave to the richest Americans making over $200,000 a year.
 
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