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2012-09-27 01:00:55 PM
54% of respondants said that other countries like China and India are more supportive of their small business, but I'd be willing to bet that most of that 54% would scream "socialism!" if we tried to be more supportive of our small businesses in the same way.
 
2012-09-27 01:01:08 PM
BarrRepublican 2012-09-27 12:49:04 PM

Found a great job last year after being laid off during the Bush crash. I was able to squeak by until the slow hire began again thanks to unemployment insurance, so now I know just how important that safety net can be. In Jan 2010, I found temporary work as a company, my hire being funded by the ARRA. While at this foundry, I learned why OSHA is also pretty farking important. So that stays.

And now even though it took a lot of hard work and some creative budgeting, I've got an excellent job in helping to get this company's facilities properly upgraded and the staff properly trained to run Aerospace work. (Which has revealed to me the importance of public education as it relates to our current manufacturing industry.)

Meanwhile, I watched the GOP purposely sabotage legislation that helped me survive and get back on my feet to the point where I could do for myself again, as I have finally come to be again.

The current GOP has lost me and probably others my age for a long time.


Democrat hippy liberal fellow American kitty hugs you and wishes you all the best.
 
2012-09-27 01:01:30 PM

Cortez the Killer: what a punchable face....

[content.washingtonexaminer.biz.s3.amazonaws.com image 165x190]

...In fact, it looks like somebody already punched him in the mouth.


i came in here just to say exactly that.
that guy has 'raging thundercoont, the potato ringmaster of derp' written all over him.
 
2012-09-27 01:01:38 PM
I was assured that the problem was that 47% of Americans couldn't take personal responsibility for themselves.
 
2012-09-27 01:01:39 PM
content.washingtonexaminer.biz.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-09-27 01:02:10 PM

sammyk: This will probably get greened so I'll save you the trouble.

Blah blah blah, uncetainty, blah derp blah, over regulation, herpaderp, Obama bad, derp derp derp.

No citations, no facts, no examples of oppressive policy.



I work at a small business and deal with dozens more everyday (salesmen, vendors). It's not scientific and totally anecdotal, but I hear the same conversation every week about "uncertainty" when talking about what the next quarter/year is going to be like. Even when things are picking up like that have been this year, nobody wants to hire anymore people than they have to.

When I press anyone talking about it to explain a bit more they give non-specific answers about a feeling they have. Call it group delusion or whatever, but it's real.
 
2012-09-27 01:02:34 PM

Arkanaut: WI241TH: But, I did find a job. Thanks Obama!

Me too, specifically because of Obama's push for electronic health records.


My cousin also got a job in the past 4 years because of EHR. He works in the largest med records data center in the country.

Thanks a lot, Frackastain McFartWeiner!
 
2012-09-27 01:02:41 PM
About the same percentage of people that this that Obama's regulations are negatively affecting their small business also think that China provides an atmosphere with less government interference and regulations. So in other words over half of small business owners are dumbasses.
 
2012-09-27 01:03:30 PM

Dinki: Lando Lincoln: My company is owned by Bain. Ask the many, many people that got fired from my company after Bain took over what they think a Romney Presidency would be like. Ask the IT people that were let go and replaced with Indian workers. Ask the drivers that were told that they were being outsourced and they could apply for jobs at the new outsourcing company for half pay and no benefits, and then none of them got hired anyway.

And Romney wants to run America like one of his companies?

That's farking terrifying to me.

You are forgetting the most important consideration, actually, for Romney the ONLY consideration- Did Bain make harvest a profit?


fixed
 
2012-09-27 01:03:34 PM

Jackson Herring: Yes it truly is a dark time for small business owners isn't it


On my way to work, I saw a bunch of small business owners paving roads in built that jumpsuits. Fartbama is so full of BS.
 
2012-09-27 01:04:09 PM
images.sodahead.com
 
2012-09-27 01:04:10 PM
I notice that TFA doesn't give a single specific example.
 
2012-09-27 01:04:31 PM
Oh, that group. Yet another organization that pretends to be composed of small business owners, yet only represents the multinational megacorps.
 
2012-09-27 01:04:31 PM
Keep yuckin it up sheeple.
 
2012-09-27 01:05:25 PM
asianconservatives.com
 
2012-09-27 01:05:25 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: sammyk: This will probably get greened so I'll save you the trouble.

Blah blah blah, uncetainty, blah derp blah, over regulation, herpaderp, Obama bad, derp derp derp.

No citations, no facts, no examples of oppressive policy.

Perhaps this would blow your skirt up.

I seriously doubt it though.


Uh what would Romney do to fix this? Travel back in time and prevent the financial crisis?
 
2012-09-27 01:06:35 PM
I left my last job by choice, took the summer off (because I'm financially stable and could well afford to take a much-needed break after having consistently held a job since I was 14), and start my new job on Monday. I have had other job offers in the interim; the break I took was completely by choice.

My last job was with a big company of about 1,000 employees, and my new job is with a small company of about 15 employees. Neither one of those companies seemed to be hurting or unable to grow.

I don't give direct credit to Obama. He's not the reason I'm educated, experienced, and employable. However, I credit him with having stopped the bleeding caused by the last administration. He helped keep a recession from becoming a depression, and I am more than happy to vote for him again in November.
 
2012-09-27 01:06:43 PM

HeartBurnKid: I notice that TFA doesn't give a single specific example.


Examples and specifics are for liberals!!!
 
2012-09-27 01:06:57 PM

HeartBurnKid: I notice that TFA doesn't give a single specific example.


That's the kind of anecdotal and unsubstantiated narrative that pushes the buttons on today's Tea Party voters. Forward it to your friends!
 
2012-09-27 01:07:47 PM
Remember folks, when people succeed, it's all their own doing, they built it alone. When people fail, it's the oppressive governments fault, with their high taxes and regulations.

Also remember folks, this is coming from the party of "personal responsibility".
 
2012-09-27 01:08:52 PM
Fifty-five percent of small business owners and manufacturers would not have started their businesses in today's economy, according to a new poll that also reports 69 percent say President Obama's regulatory policies have hurt their businesses.

Small business entailing what, exactly? The federal exemption threshold (15 employees or less)? Some arbitrary revenue threshold (usually 250k$/year or less)? Self-identification?

But, sure, Obama's regulatory policies have in fact made banks more cautious about giving out loans, which is a good thing for both us (citizens) and the economy in general. The fact that it hurts people who are bad investments (starting a business with no expertise, starting a business that's just a retarded idea to begin with) is, let's face it, better for the free market too.

I mean, on a personal level I'm sorry that you wouldn't find pitching your underwear-recovery and recycling idea or your "i'm going to start a restaurant in a small town that's already saturated with diners. Why no, I don't know the difference between revenue and profit" idea as easy as in the late 90s when venture capitalists felt they could throw sharp things at a dartboard and still make money, but frankly if your idea is bad, fark you.
 
2012-09-27 01:08:59 PM

YoungSwedishBlonde: Remember folks, when people succeed, it's all their own doing, they built it alone. When people fail, it's the oppressive governments fault, with their high taxes and regulations.

Also remember folks, this is coming from the party of "personal responsibility".


you didn't write that post.
 
2012-09-27 01:09:05 PM

Corvus: [reflectionsofarationalrepublican.files.wordpress.com image 482x293]

Yes lets go back to the "business friendly" policies that were losing hundreds of thousands of jobs a month.


any reason you only care about private employment? people who work in the public sector need to be able to eat too.
 
2012-09-27 01:09:15 PM

sammyk: This will probably get greened so I'll save you the trouble.

Blah blah blah, uncetainty, blah derp blah, over regulation, herpaderp, Obama bad, derp derp derp.

No citations, no facts, no examples of oppressive policy.


Why are we still here? This was done in one post.
 
2012-09-27 01:09:20 PM
Government actually has very little to do with managing demand for goods and services. Lack of demand is what's ailing the jobs sector, not government policy.
 
2012-09-27 01:09:36 PM

YoungSwedishBlonde: Remember folks, when people succeed, it's all their own doing, they built it alone. When people fail, it's the oppressive governments fault, with their high taxes and regulations.

Also remember folks, this is coming from the party of "personal responsibility".


This bears repeating! \

/"Party of Personal Responsibility" my ass!
 
2012-09-27 01:09:58 PM
if obama is responsible for this economy even though it was in full motion before he was elected, then george w bush is responsible for the security lapsed that caused 9/11, so stop blaming clinton hypocrites. i know this has nothing to do with this, i just get annoyed with the derps and hypocrisy
 
2012-09-27 01:10:18 PM
The National Association of Manufacturers is one of the most conservative organizations in the history of the US. This piece is just a BJ for them.

Moreover, the NAM is really just the managers of manufacturing firms. They actually actively and in-no-way secretively attempt to lower the wages of their employees. So yea if they are pissed you might not get a job- but if they are happy and you get a job by them you will barely have enough to cover expenses! YAY!
 
2012-09-27 01:10:26 PM
www.bls.gov

Whatever.
 
2012-09-27 01:11:09 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Corvus: [reflectionsofarationalrepublican.files.wordpress.com image 482x293]

Yes lets go back to the "business friendly" policies that were losing hundreds of thousands of jobs a month.

any reason you only care about private employment? people who work in the public sector need to be able to eat too.


True, but the GOP doesn't give a shiat about them.
 
2012-09-27 01:11:20 PM
FTA: "There is far too much uncertainty, too many burdensome regulations and too few policymakers willing to put aside their egos and fulfill their responsibilities to the American people,"

I agree.

2.bp.blogspot.com
www.bartcop.com
 
2012-09-27 01:11:32 PM
Is this the part where we pretend that private sector jobs haven't grown by more than 4 million under Obama?
 
2012-09-27 01:12:06 PM
The CEO of HP said that the rising payrolls in China and the rise in freight cost has narrowed the gap in the cost of production. If the administration would relax a couple of the new EPA regs and be flexible on the tax rates that HP could move production back to the US.

The administration said... NO

I thought, what would you rather have
10% of 200M
or
30% of 0
 
2012-09-27 01:13:01 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Corvus: [reflectionsofarationalrepublican.files.wordpress.com image 482x293]

Yes lets go back to the "business friendly" policies that were losing hundreds of thousands of jobs a month.

any reason you only care about private employment? people who work in the public sector need to be able to eat too.


Since the article is talking about private business owners, why don't you try staying on topic? Unless you want to start complaining about the government shrinking, which should be pretty entertaining given your political affiliation...
 
2012-09-27 01:13:27 PM

cameroncrazy1984: I_C_Weener: weather it by spending more

You are aware that Obama's budget includes spending cuts, right?


You can't use facts on True Believers. The just double down on the derp and accuse you of being a bully.
 
2012-09-27 01:13:32 PM
Can a conservative explain to me why, even if I thought Obama's handling of the recession and economic crisis was poor, I should vote for the party whose policies brought about that recession and economic crisis? 'Cause I'm not getting it.
 
2012-09-27 01:14:29 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: sammyk: This will probably get greened so I'll save you the trouble.

Blah blah blah, uncetainty, blah derp blah, over regulation, herpaderp, Obama bad, derp derp derp.

No citations, no facts, no examples of oppressive policy.

Perhaps this would blow your skirt up.

I seriously doubt it though.


You mean another editorial that states uncertainty but not much in the way of facts?
 
2012-09-27 01:14:48 PM
I have a job

Thanks Obama
 
2012-09-27 01:15:14 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: any reason you only care about private employment? people who work in the public sector need to be able to eat too.


I thought government jobs aren't real jobs?
 
2012-09-27 01:15:27 PM

pxsteel: If the administration would relax a couple of the new EPA regs


Which regs?
 
2012-09-27 01:15:30 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Corvus: [reflectionsofarationalrepublican.files.wordpress.com image 482x293]

Yes lets go back to the "business friendly" policies that were losing hundreds of thousands of jobs a month.

any reason you only care about private employment? people who work in the public sector need to be able to eat too.


No I care about public jobs too. Do you think government should be spending more on public employees? Yes or NO?
 
2012-09-27 01:15:49 PM

pxsteel: The CEO of HP said that the rising payrolls in China and the rise in freight cost has narrowed the gap in the cost of production. If the administration would relax a couple of the new EPA regs and be flexible on the tax rates that HP could move production back to the US.

The administration said... NO

I thought, what would you rather have
10% of 200M
or
30% of 0


You really believe that. How cute. Can we dump the toxins in your yard? You'd be cool with that, right? And raise your income taxes to cover HP's tax break, because I know you're concerned about the deficit? That's cool too, right?
 
2012-09-27 01:16:01 PM

birchman: Is this the part where we pretend that private sector jobs haven't grown by more than 4 million under Obama?


You mean have only grown by about 4 million. That's not good enough. So vote for the guy promising to take us back to how it was before Obama.

No. I don't get it either, but that's basically what the republicans are arguing... we should take two steps back with Mitt because we've only gone one forward with Obama....
 
2012-09-27 01:16:09 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Corvus: [reflectionsofarationalrepublican.files.wordpress.com image 482x293]

Yes lets go back to the "business friendly" policies that were losing hundreds of thousands of jobs a month.

any reason you only care about private employment? people who work in the public sector need to be able to eat too.


I am sorry do you think government jobs are "small business"?
 
2012-09-27 01:16:50 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: sammyk: This will probably get greened so I'll save you the trouble.

Blah blah blah, uncetainty, blah derp blah, over regulation, herpaderp, Obama bad, derp derp derp.

No citations, no facts, no examples of oppressive policy.

Perhaps this would blow your skirt up.

I seriously doubt it though.


"A rising number of manufacturers are canceling new investments and putting off new hires because they fear paralysis in Washington will force hundreds of billions in tax increases and budget cuts in January, undermining economic growth."

Damn that Obama.
 
2012-09-27 01:17:18 PM

cameroncrazy1984: I_C_Weener: weather it by spending more

You are aware that Obama's budget includes spending cuts, right?


Sure, and the next thing you're going to tell me is that 1/3 of Obama's "failed" stimulus was tax cuts.
 
2012-09-27 01:17:53 PM
LOL 10 pounds of potato salad just took a steaming shiat on this thread.
 
2012-09-27 01:18:02 PM

Renart: Can a conservative explain to me why, even if I thought Obama's handling of the recession and economic crisis was poor, I should vote for the party whose policies brought about that recession and economic crisis? 'Cause I'm not getting it.


No they can't. Which is why Romney is getting his ass whipped.
 
2012-09-27 01:18:09 PM

pxsteel: The CEO of HP said that the rising payrolls in China and the rise in freight cost has narrowed the gap in the cost of production. If the administration would relax a couple of the new EPA regs and be flexible on the tax rates that HP could move production back to the US.

The administration said... NO

I thought, what would you rather have
10% of 200M
or
30% of 0


[citation needed]
 
2012-09-27 01:18:26 PM

pxsteel: The CEO of HP said that the rising payrolls in China and the rise in freight cost has narrowed the gap in the cost of production. If the administration would relax a couple of the new EPA regs and be flexible on the tax rates that HP could move production back to the US.

The administration said... NO

I thought, what would you rather have
10% of 200M
or
30% of 0


If we just got rid of the EPA and labor laws we could strive for the high standard of living they have in China.
 
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