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August 31st, 2011
12:18 PM ET

How can U.S. turn economy around?

CNN's Gloria Borger talks to Robert Reich and John Fund about the job market and unemployment in the U.S.

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  1. joshua

    start by electing a president who understands basic economics. Gibson guitar is a perfect example of how this administration feels about american jobs.

    September 2, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
  2. James Lemkow

    We can solve the job shortage and balance the budget in 1 month. Start taxing any company licensed in the US, 1 million dollars for every job they send overseas. The jobs will either return to the US or we will have more money then we know what to do with. We will need to find legislatures with some GUTS to stand up to big business.

    September 5, 2011 at 12:10 pm |
  3. Gloria lewis

    There is only one way to stablize this economy and it will turn itseld around and the debt will pay itself off ,if all the know it all would take the time to this post correctly ,dont worry about the messenger but focus on the message they would see it makes sense .The first things that needs to be done is raise the debt ceiling stop the cutting of jobs ,then pass a law that prevents banks from using the credit rating to prevent people from getting jobs ,also stop banks from using the credit rating to charge higher interest ,i am not saying to give people massive credit but waiting ten years for people credit to be repaired helps no one .The banks screwed up they got help .How much loner does the average person that lost their job have to suffer .
    So this will keep this level now we have to get the poorest of the working class back in the game ,we can do this with a stimulus like President Bush did but not for everyone the money will only be used to bring rent electric and water current .You see poor people are use to living in a recession now they are living in a depression .You have more poor people than rich people once this is done poor people will be back in the game and people will start spending .
    Now to paying for it entittelment reform more policing the programs changing the programs so that they work ,remove the fraud and munipulation of the waste .Give people more incentive to get off the program rather than give them incentives to be on the programs .Then you go after fraud in federal grants,fraud in welfare ,fraud in medicare ,fraud insection 8 .Start to go after all the landlord that over charge because government ,go after all the women that cliam they dont knowwhere the baby daddy is ut he is living in the house supported by section 8 ,go after all the people who have 3 -4 incomes in homes and the taxpayers are paying for that house .This country is not brove it just stupid and wastful in the way they conduct bussiness .Then you connect the children and familiy services to the irs so that all the people that are selling their kids which is supported by taxpayers ssi number and getting kickbacks because the person committing the fraud gets 2500 .Not greed munipulated the situation but poverty left the gates wide open for greed to set in .Why do you think the mortgage people were able to commit such fraud poor people were desperate ,why do you think there is so much medicaid fraud poverty alonside greed ,why are so many people munipulation the welfare section 8 ,disability ,poverty and desperation .Its time these politicians pull their head out their a– put their diufferences aside quit worrying about being re-elected and do what needs to be done .You cant fix this with cuts .You have to spend the money stablize the cricis and then work on fixing it .There is not a money problem its just the way the money is being spent .Newspaper said 160 million in medicaid fraud that a tip of the ice ,jobs to prevent this once the money is spent cant recover it ,25 million on welfare ,how many on section 8 .What a joke where did these people get their degrees its no wonder america is doing so bad in maths .They cant figure out basic problems .I dont have a degree i figured it out in 2004 tried to warn all the morons no one listen .Like i said dont worry about the messenger look at the message and analise the configuration does it make sense .The rich is to rich the poor is too poor so the rich munipulate the poor the poor munipulate the system and we all loose .Poor people are smarer than all the politicians because they kkeep finding ways to beat the system .

    September 8, 2011 at 6:52 pm |
  4. Gloria lewis

    Why is it taking so long to post my comment ,so much for freedom of speech ,i dont blame you guys thats excatly what you did with my comments a few years ago no one listened .

    September 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm |