Joel Pett by Joel Pett

Joel Pett

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 4 years ago

    Why didn’t corporations invest in infrastructure, expanding markets, and hiring? Because they were only interested in hiring a very few number of people. Presidents, Senators, Congressmen, State Legislators, and even a few judges got the focus of the money. The money “trickled down” to people producing, creating, and acting for tv ads. The “Job Creators” kept printing shops, newspapers, and radio station ad staff very employed for the last two years. And now, like Christmas jobs, its over and the layoffs begin.
    Will they start spending on real things now, or will the losers keep their threats to layoff workers and cut benefits while the winners put their money aside until the need it in 2014?
    This isn’t the way capitalism is supposed to work if we’re to have a truly healthy economy.

  2. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 4 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    The last four years were a great opportunity—missed—by corporations to show that they WERE really job creators, to show that they WERE patriotic and wanted to help America when it was down, and to explain truthfully to customers and voters that a huge part of our economy is the part where corporations work with the government to build and improve.
    They traded the opportunity for a shot at keeping more money for a handful of individuals.
    But as a media professional (and one who unfortunately didn’t really benefit from the gazillions poured into the election), I disagree that what happened in the media wasn’t good for the economy. It’s been one of the few economic bright spots in the last 4 years.

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