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Where Have All the Jobs Gone?

GaryReber Wrote: Nov 03, 2012 1:01 PM
The long-term reality is that jobs as they have been understood are not only threatened by out-sourcing to unrestricted and unregulated low-wage counties but significantly by tectonic shifts in the technologies of production, which destroy and degrade (lower income) jobs. President Obama stated: “What’s at stake is whether this will be a country where working people can earn enough to raise a family, build a modest savings, own a home, and secure their retirement.” As long as working people are limited by earning income solely through their labor worker wages, they will be left behind by the continued gravitation of economic bounty toward the top 1 percent of the people that the system is rigged to benefit. Working people and the middle cl
Reaganite12 Wrote: Nov 03, 2012 3:36 PM
If he really cared, Obama would have been working to create jobs here. He talks a good game, but I don't see him limiting H-1B and other visas. Recently, by executive order he gave amnesty to over 1 million illegal aliens who can now compete directly with Americans for jobs. What has he done to encourage American manufacturing to come back home? Nothing.

Another jobs report came out yesterday and, like so many others before it, the news was disappointing. Our economy is actually growing more slowly this year than it grew last year — somewhere in the 2% range. Normally after a steep decline, the economy would be roaring back at a 5% to 6% clip.

The official unemployment rate is 7.9%, one-tenth of a point higher than last month's number. But the true rate is almost twice that level. Many people who want a full-time job are working part-time instead. And much of the modest increase in economic activity is...