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When the big banks in the US needed a bailout, Congress had very little trouble coming up with $700bn rescue funds; but when the rest of the economy is waiting for a little stimulus and a new president has the political capital and the need to push through a broad infrastructure improvement spending package, members of Congress …

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When the big banks in the US needed a bailout, Congress had very little trouble coming up with $700bn rescue funds; but when the rest of the economy is waiting for a little stimulus and a new president has the political capital and the need to push through a broad infrastructure improvement spending package, members of Congress are either dragging their heels or stomping their feet.

And in the meantime, US employers are revving the layoff chainsaws, making everything worse in the long run.

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Talk about two throwaway paragraphs (well, a paragraph and a sentence).

Though I think that a lot of the bank stuff ended up being scare tactics, when you can prove that bailing out/supporting the financial base which, in turn, provides credit to struggling companies == bailing out Sprint, I'll take this article with a bit more seriousness.

Time are tough, but we're not looking to go completely socialist. If we are - I want someone to bail my company out, too! The next person who posts will also want their company bailed out ... and it ends where? When the US has printed so much money that we're in hyperinflation, or they own everything.

Neither of those is a good thing.

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Hopefully..

Hopefully they canned that guy that created the stupid beeping noise that the Nextel phones made, If I hear that stupid sound ONE MORE DAMN TIME I'm going to kill someone. I get it, you're talking on your "walkie-talkie", what is the difference between this and regular old speakerphone? Aside from raising my blood pressure though....

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20,000 workers?!

Christ almighty, i never knew they were even that big, never mind ditching that many jobs.

And how on earth do you get another job in the field at this time.

Shitty year to be in the construction industry. Oh and financial. And retail, and telecommunications, and HR, and marketing, and sales, and IT of course.

Fuck.

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