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Bernie Sanders unveils Job Guarantee legislation

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    Sen Sanders unleashed a legislative proposal for a Job Guarantee today.

    He adds his name to the growing list of Democratic caucus members in the Senate who have come out in favor.

    His long suffering economic adviser Dr Stephanie Kelton must be ecstatic.

    washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/04...

    While Sen Sander's office has not released cost estimates or how the plan would be paid for you, I can give you estimate and explain how it will be paid for.

    A true JG for every American who is able and willing to work will cost between $400-700 billion a year, and it will be paid for by marking up accounts in the banking system.

    Here's a discussion at the Sanders Institute between Stephanie Kelton and Jane Sanders discussing the JG:

    youtube.com/watch?v=EoU2YL3hWvk

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    Interesting idea. I remain skeptical, but as one example where I think help is needed is in the 45yr-65yr old category. Men and women who have been employed their entire adult life, but find themselves out of work at an age where it becomes difficult for them to start a new career and\or even get hired within their profession because they have "aged out". Many professions are geared for the 22 - 50 age range. And if you walk into an interview with any gray hair, you better be twice a good as everyone else who is younger.

    Ever wonder about that middle age person working at Starbucks, Costco, Home Depot, etc? Have they been working at that level their entire career, or did they find themselves unemployed in their career of choice after 25 years, and now working at low skilled jobs that barely pay more than minimum wage, with a 25 years of professional experience on top of a college degree.

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    Carlitos said :"paid for by marking up accounts in the banking system"

    Please explain how that is accomplished and how oversight would work to prevent abuse.

    My philosophy is the government can't spend enough money because spending creates prosperity .

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    wwjd Wrote:

    Interesting idea. I remain skeptical, but as one example where I think help is needed is in the 45yr-65yr old category. Men and women who have been employed their entire adult life, but find themselves out of work at an age where it becomes difficult for them to start a new career and\or even get hired within their profession because they have "aged out". Many professions are geared for the 22 - 50 age range. And if you walk into an interview with any gray hair, you better be twice a good as everyone else who is younger.

    Ever wonder about that middle age person working at Starbucks, Costco, Home Depot, etc? Have they been working at that level their entire career, or did they find themselves unemployed in their career of choice after 25 years, and now working at low skilled jobs that barely pay more than minimum wage, with a 25 years of professional experience on top of a college degree.

    Your standard of living should be based on humanitarian needs and not marketable skills.
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    According to the latest totals posted by Huffpost, the leading Democratic fundraiser is Bernie Sanders, with $18,000,000 raised. Kamala Harris is number 2, with $12 million. Meanwhile, Trump has raised $30,000,000, but he FINALLY has a challenger by the name of William Weld.

    I'm a bit concerned by the fact that there are 15 candidates, and also by the fact that Bernie is the biggest fund raiser, but it is WAY to early to get nervous. For now, I'll just wait until the dust settles a bit before drawing any conclusions.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/democratic-primary-2020-fundraising_n_5cb53448e4b082aab08aeb1d

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    "also by the fact that Bernie is the biggest fund raiser"

    Why does that bother you? Bernie is the only one dedicated to the working poor. The others just see this as an easy shot at the presidency.

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    Job guarantee is likely to get a lot of non voters to vote plus it is Trumping Trump !!!!

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    I watched Bernie's town hall on Fox News last night and what I'm about to say will shock anyone who is aware of my rather strong opinions of the Vermont Senator: I strongly commend him for his willingness to go into the lions den of America's state news network and force the average Fox viewer to make the choice of changing their favorite channel or sit and listen to a Democratic Socialist from Vermont.

    I'll reserve any other criticisms I have of him for another thread. For now, I'll simply praise him for his willingness to do something no other major candidate has done yet. However, I have a feeling that is going to change after Bernie's performance last night.

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    Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld just announced that he is running against Trump in 2020, which actually could be good news for the Democratic Party, and the first two paragraphs of in the link below explain why.

    https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/weld-trump-2020-primary/2019/04/16/id/911899/?ns_mail_uid=55284481-e237-4dcf-a870-3b9d22910c8d&ns_mail_job=DM24133_04162019&s=acs&dkt_nbr=010502viyedj

    There are a lot of people in this country who will vote for a Republican, even one who is a horrible candidate, simply because he is a Republican. If Weld is able to confront Trump with some tough questions, the more moderate Republicans (and there are some) will begin to doubt the wisdom of voting for Trump.

    I'm not sure if Weld himself could attract enough votes to get elected, but he may be able to sway enough voters away from Trump to make it easier for a Democrat to win the White House.

    The interesting thing about Weld is that he actually would be able to attract support from both Democrats and Republicans due to the fact that he has a track record of working with both parties. At one point, he was nominated to be ambassador to Mexico by Bill Clinton. When he ran for re-election as the Massachusetts governor, he he was re-elected by the largest margin in the state's history, and Massachusetts is DEFINITELY a Democratic state.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Weld

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    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    I watched Bernie's town hall on Fox News last night and what I'm about to say will shock anyone who is aware of my rather strong opinions of the Vermont Senator: I strongly commend him for his willingness to go into the lions den of America's state news network and force the average Fox viewer to make the choice of changing their favorite channel or sit and listen to a Democratic Socialist from Vermont.

    I'll reserve any other criticisms I have of him for another thread. For now, I'll simply praise him for his willingness to do something no other major candidate has done yet. However, I have a feeling that is going to change after Bernie's performance last night.

    Jared, I still stick to your opinion that what he wants is impossible in this country ; furthermore one visit at Fox does not make a dent. Sorry to say, (maybe sounding not so positive) is, that I'm still very much afraid Trump may win in the end, because he will use every dirty trick in the book, as well his followers are more fanatic than ever; don't forget the "evangelicals" either as well the "electoral college" tricks. Also don't forget the "money" pushed from the "rich" for Trump's campaign; now already over 30 million. My only hope is that he finally gets "nailed" for "money laundering" and "tax evasion".
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    Dutch said: "

    Bernie's performance last night.

    Jared, I still stick to your opinion that what he wants is impossible in this country."

    Dutch, You have to set the standard. Bernie has the best chance to beat Trump. Right now his biggest obstacle is Democratics .

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    Trumps biggest problem is Bernie. Trump will be campaigning to the same people making the same promises as Bernie but calling Bernie a socialist.
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: Trumps biggest problem is Bernie. Trump will be campaigning to the same people making the same promises as Bernie but calling Bernie a socialist.

    Chet, sorry it is way too early to have an opinion; the guy may die before the election, if he's too wild Very Happy. Also since he lost in the last election, people may have changed their minds about him; since he was an "spoiler" for Hillary. Also the enormous field of candidates may have influence on any outcome.

    Thus may be I'm negative, but still think Trump may win in the end, unless we get an super smart candidate who can fight him. ( Last time he "won" from 12 GOP candidates, thus why not in 2020 from 12 DNC candidates). Right now none of the "promises" by the present candidates will make an impact on Trump supporters. Like "taxing" the rich; they will keep voting for him, let alone care about "socialistic" promises, like "healthcare for "all". Bernie will still struggle with, where does he get the "money", to fulfill his promises; I doubt if the rich and powerful will cheer for it, let alone pay for it. We are already "trillions in debt"; more debt will bankrupt this country.

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    Many individuals in this category are now homeless because their fixed income does not cover the cost of mortgages and rentals that are increasing each year.

    The issue of affordable housing should have been dealt with two generations ago but Capitalism is not interested in affordable anything only their greedy profits and it is time to get rid of this rotten hateful meanspirited system.

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    This country has been bankrupt for generations because of those trillion dollar wars and the day we use those trillions for the people's benefit is the day we can celebrate!