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Originally posted by sneaky
[I think that you are misunderstanding a few things about the fundamentals of Capitalism on a grand scale. Let's flash back to The Great Depression and how the United States got out of that mess. Some will argue, and I tend to agree with them, that the biggest factor of pulling the entire world out of that mess was World War 2 and the money pumped into weapons spending and grand scale manufacturing. But WW2 wasn't the only factor that pulled the United States out of the Great Depression, it was the FDR administration pumping millions of dollars into government sponsored projects, mostly in infrastructure. Obviously we are in a RECESSION, not a depression, so be thankful that the world can go about fixing this in a peaceful manner.
Although I don't agree with all of the ways they are spending this money, I do agree that they need to spend it. If they spend the money on things like infrastructure, it is literally killing two birds with one stone. You got jobs that CANNOT be outsourced and new roads for everyone.
Originally posted by turbokid
what happenes when the jobs are all completed and the folks who built them are now out of work, AGAIN? building a road or a bridge isnt a lasting job.
So now we have all these sweet bridges, schools, roads all built nice and expensive like and it doesnt matter because they were temporary tasks, not a lasting occupation. So what happens after that...