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  •  Roger - just a nit (0+ / 0-)

    is there a typo in the sentence "....would create about
    23 billion jobs"? My guess is that it should read "23 million jobs".

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 05:53:45 PM PDT

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    •  Multiplier is 2 to 2.5 (3+ / 0-)
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      So a trillion would create between 20 and 25 million jobs. Closer to 25m in a recession, closer to 20m in good economic times.

      so yeah, about 23 million..... around 23 million.....

      ...... Social Security blogathon March 25th thru March 29th. #HandsOffmySS FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

      by Roger Fox on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 06:13:02 PM PDT

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      •  Ah, yes! The multiplier effect of infrastructure (2+ / 0-)
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        expenditures in the local economy.  I believe the environmental documents I've been involved in have a similar multiplier for the economic impact section, as prepared by professional economists, with conservtive assumptions. Yes, we could fix out own stuff, AND build new needed stuff (we will NOT keep up with repairs of the old - thepopulation and needs have increased since those old items were built), and provide a LOT of employment.  Here, in the uSA.  

        Imagine that.

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        by tom 47 on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 07:15:48 PM PDT

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        •  infrastructure=best bang for the buck (2+ / 0-)
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          ...... Social Security blogathon March 25th thru March 29th. #HandsOffmySS FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

          by Roger Fox on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 07:51:58 PM PDT

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