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  •  When Snyder promised "jobs", people should have (4+ / 0-)
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    RUNDOWN, jabney, Kiterea, Calamity Jean

    asked: What kind of "jobs"?

    The easiest way to create "jobs" is to take away from people what they already have, give it to someone else, and then tell them if they want their stuff back, they need to go to the person that has it and ask for a "job".  In old days it was the government seizing property if taxes weren't paid, forcing people to work and/or sell wares to earn income to pay taxes.  Often they sold their wares directly or indirectly to soldiers who were on the government payroll and used the income to pay taxes.

    Now it is tax cuts for the rich - you pay for their government services - forcing you to work and/or sell wares to earn income to pay their taxes and your own.  Republicans promising "jobs" are actually promising servitude.  Too bad people do not understand this.

    Think about it this way - if the wealthy receiving tax cuts had anything you wanted, you'd pay them for it and they would still get your money.  But, by giving them tax cuts and expecting "jobs" in return, the relationship is flipped - you are forced to work for them and have nothing to show for it that you didn't already have.

    and their contempt for the Latin schools was applauded by Theodoric himself, who gratified their prejudices, or his own, by declaring that the child who had trembled at a rod would never dare to look upon a sword.

    by ban48 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 08:10:52 AM PST

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