Is it time for a new New Deal in America?

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The unemployment rate dropped to 8.1% in April as the economy added 115,000 jobs last month. While job growth was lower than expected – it’s still the 26th straight month of private sector job creation on President Obama’s watch. Unfortunately – there’re still 12.5 million Americans unemployed – and to get our economy back on track by adding enough jobs to get back to a full recovery – it’s going to take bold action by President Obama and Congress.

That means a new "New Deal" – to strengthen our social safety net – put millions of Americans back to work rebuilding our infrastructure – and revolutionizing how we use energy in this nation. Only then can America hope to come out of the other end of this global recession even stronger. Now, if only Republicans can get on-board and start acting like patriots who care about the well-being of this nation – rather than political hacks who only care about defeating President Obama and giving more political favors to the Romney-style super-rich in America.

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Thom Hartmann A...
Dec. 29, 2009 9:59 am


And how many unemployed gave up looking? Let's count that too.

We're in a really bad mess and I don't seem much of any way out of it. We seem to need a New America not just a New Deal.

Economic analyst Catherine Austin Fitts pointed out on Danny Schechter's show this morning on the Progressive Radio Network that we are ALL so heavily invested in the way things work it is difficult to change and those who try may meet a bad end because of the criminal types who run things.

Some good talking points to use against the cranky sheeple who hate OWS.

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Jul. 31, 2007 3:01 pm

112.000 - 120,000 new job seekers enter the job market every month just from population growth.. Of course, they aren't counted as "unemployed".If they remained unemployed until they were 50, they wouldn't be counted as "unemployed".

We do need a New Deal. The current deal was dealt from the bottom of the deck.'Tis a rigged game.

Retired Monk - "Ideology is a disease"

Jul. 31, 2007 3:01 pm

Yes the people need a New Deal and a "New System".And like FDR and Obama repeat it,said "Make me do what you want",the people will have too force the issues to let the economic criminals know we mean business! We have too many lessons from the past to not know what to do! If two losers(capitalism & communism) need each other to survive,(two wrongs never make a right) what`s the next logical step? It`s time for "Democracy" to rule economics! It`s time for grassroots rule of economies,no more private or state/party rule.They`re proven failures! We cannot progress pass these bankrupt systems,we`re "doom" with them.

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Jul. 31, 2007 3:01 pm

Trump Is Using Racist White People To Make The Rich Richer

There is this whole mythology that Donald Trump came to power because 53% of white women voted for him, because 66% of white working men who didn't have a college degree voted for him.

That may be, but those are not his constituents. Those are his suckers. Those are his rubes.

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