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SueT

Plainwell, MI

#1 Jun 4, 2010
Still waiting for a response to the 300 resumés you sent out last month? Bad news: Some companies are ignoring all unemployed applicants.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/04/dist...

Obama just said that the economy is getting stronger every
day. Why the outrage?"

Since: Sep 08

Muskegon

#2 Jun 4, 2010
SueT wrote:
Still waiting for a response to the 300 resumés you sent out last month? Bad news: Some companies are ignoring all unemployed applicants.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/04/dist...
Obama just said that the economy is getting stronger every
day. Why the outrage?"
They're shooting themselves in the foot. Not only are there huge numbers of eligible unemployed, but there is a tax incentive for hiring them.
snomad

Allendale, MI

#3 Jun 4, 2010
"The Little Train That Could"

Ouch

Virtually all the job creation in May came from the hiring of 411,000 census workers. Such hiring peaked in May and will begin tailing off in June.

http://apnews.excite.com/article/20100604/D9G...

Since: Jun 07

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#4 Jun 4, 2010
This is another good reason why we need more socialized jobs.
Thewayiseeit

Cheboygan, MI

#5 Jun 4, 2010
Employers want employees that will EARN their paycheck and a person who has milked unemployment for two years is likely not an enthusiastic worker. Many of todays unemployed have become lazy whiney snobs holding out for a job that will never come.
People, get used to living on a lower income. The days of $25. per hour are gone. Get ready for something more like $10-$15. And good luck!

Since: Jun 07

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#6 Jun 4, 2010
Thewayiseeit wrote:
People, get used to living on a lower income. The days of $25. per hour are gone. Get ready for something more like $10-$15.
This is the failure of capitalism that Karl Marx predicted, that capitalism would eventually drive worker wages lower and lower.
Thewayiseeit

Cheboygan, MI

#7 Jun 4, 2010
Arctic49519 wrote:
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This is the failure of capitalism that Karl Marx predicted, that capitalism would eventually drive worker wages lower and lower.
Sorry no failure of capitalism here. Simply the pendulum theory you learned about in Econ. 101. It will correct what the unions screw up every time. And if you think Marx is so wonderful, please tell me what Marxist nations in the world enjoy a better standard of living than us. Then move there.
Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#8 Jun 4, 2010
Thewayiseeit wrote:
Employers want employees that will EARN their paycheck and a person who has milked unemployment for two years is likely not an enthusiastic worker. Many of todays unemployed have become lazy whiney snobs holding out for a job that will never come.
People, get used to living on a lower income. The days of $25. per hour are gone. Get ready for something more like $10-$15. And good luck!
And what are the chances that business owners will lower the cost of their products? Never mind, we already know the answer. It's greed.
Thewayiseeit

Cheboygan, MI

#9 Jun 4, 2010
Bob wrote:
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And what are the chances that business owners will lower the cost of their products? Never mind, we already know the answer. It's greed.
Wrong, Bobbie. Also in Econ. 101 we learned about the law of supply and demand. Ever heard of it?

Since: Jun 07

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#10 Jun 4, 2010
Thewayiseeit wrote:
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Sorry no failure of capitalism here. Simply the pendulum theory you learned about in Econ. 101. It will correct what the unions screw up every time. And if you think Marx is so wonderful, please tell me what Marxist nations in the world enjoy a better standard of living than us. Then move there.
No pendulum going on.
The standard of living in America is in decline for the masses while the elite rich get richer, right in line with what Marx predicted.

Marx predicted the competition of capitalism would drive worker wages lower and lower to a breaking point where the capitalists are overthrown. It's fairly easy to see this is where it is heading. I've yet to see any news about companies trying to raise wages, but every day we see the typical chatter about "cutting costs" and cutting worker wages to be "competitive."
Sandy

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Jun 4, 2010
Arctic49519 wrote:
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No pendulum going on.
The standard of living in America is in decline for the masses while the elite rich get richer, right in line with what Marx predicted.
Marx predicted the competition of capitalism would drive worker wages lower and lower to a breaking point where the capitalists are overthrown. It's fairly easy to see this is where it is heading. I've yet to see any news about companies trying to raise wages, but every day we see the typical chatter about "cutting costs" and cutting worker wages to be "competitive."
So, can't win any other way so now you advocate "revolution"? Just asking there Arctic. No surprise that you can cite what Marx said. Sad, really sad.
Laughing

United States

#12 Jun 4, 2010
Arctic49519 wrote:
This is another good reason why we need more socialized jobs.
And when there aren't enough taxpayers to pay the wages of said socialized jobs? What then Artic?

YES!!!! Greece here we come!

Since: Jun 07

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#13 Jun 4, 2010
Sandy wrote:
<quoted text>So, can't win any other way so now you advocate "revolution"? Just asking there Arctic. No surprise that you can cite what Marx said. Sad, really sad.
I have no idea how you managed to survive that house dropping on you.

I wasn't advocating anything there, merely pointing out a Marx theory and how it correlates to what is happening today.
And it's no surprise you CAN'T cite anything Marx (or anyone else) said or any theoretical concept because your capacity on this forum is limited to personally attacking other posters.

Since: Jun 07

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#14 Jun 4, 2010
Laughing wrote:
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And when there aren't enough taxpayers to pay the wages of said socialized jobs? What then Artic?
YES!!!! Greece here we come!
I think the logical argument would be to socialize production and have what is created pay for itself, cut out the gross profits for executives that don't really add value to anything.
Sandy

Grand Rapids, MI

#15 Jun 4, 2010
Arctic49519 wrote:
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I have no idea how you managed to survive that house dropping on you.
I wasn't advocating anything there, merely pointing out a Marx theory and how it correlates to what is happening today.
And it's no surprise you CAN'T cite anything Marx (or anyone else) said or any theoretical concept because your capacity on this forum is limited to personally attacking other posters.
Who attacked? I quote you "that house that dropping on you." I didn't call you a name, I asked a flipping question! Sheesh, you lefties are really cranky these days! You are correct, I can't cite anything Marx said because I don't happen to think that he was correct and since I don't quote people who's theories have been proven to be detrimental to the human race, I guess that makes me an "attacker". Riiiiiight! You seriously need to get a grip!
Thewayiseeit

Cheboygan, MI

#16 Jun 4, 2010
Arctic, you've yet to enlighten me as to which Marxist country in the world enjoys a higher standard of living than us! Hmmm?

Since: Jun 07

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#17 Jun 4, 2010
Thewayiseeit wrote:
Arctic, you've yet to enlighten me as to which Marxist country in the world enjoys a higher standard of living than us! Hmmm?
First of all, you're using the term "Marxist" out of context.

Capitalism is also a Marxist concept, but I'm sure you're probably referring to socialism or communism.
Any country could be looked at through the lens of Marxism.
Thewayiseeit

Cheboygan, MI

#18 Jun 4, 2010
Arctic49519 wrote:
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No pendulum going on.
The standard of living in America is in decline for the masses while the elite rich get richer, right in line with what Marx predicted.
Marx predicted the competition of capitalism would drive worker wages lower and lower to a breaking point where the capitalists are overthrown. It's fairly easy to see this is where it is heading. I've yet to see any news about companies trying to raise wages, but every day we see the typical chatter about "cutting costs" and cutting worker wages to be "competitive."
Achievers get rewarded....lazy schmucks do not. If you force everyone to accept the same wage then the achievers will stop achieving and your Marxist model collapses. Ever hear of the USSR? How did that Marxist experiment work out?
Thewayiseeit

Cheboygan, MI

#19 Jun 4, 2010
Arctic49519 wrote:
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First of all, you're using the term "Marxist" out of context.
Capitalism is also a Marxist concept, but I'm sure you're probably referring to socialism or communism.
Any country could be looked at through the lens of Marxism.
Quit dodging and dancing.

Since: Jun 07

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#20 Jun 4, 2010
Thewayiseeit wrote:
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Quit dodging and dancing.
I'm not dodging anything. You just don't understand what Marxism is.

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