Are rising like crazy. This spending is out of control, and now they are raising unemployment rates in your pay. Florida is raising the minimum unemployment tax from $8.40 to $100.30! Your pay is going to go down, and the chance of more people getting hired? Not as likely, because businesses are not in the charity line of work, they will make those dollars they have stretch further, either by not giving pay increases, bonuses, or hiring new workers. This unemployment that's at 10.2% is going to get higher, I think much higher. The spending that the government is doing is not going to help the US get out of this recession. If you include people that have given up on finding a job, or take part-time jobs instead of full-time, the unemployment rate goes up a tad over 17%. The Great Depression was a jobless rate of 25%, and we saw how well government did with that. Government tinkering lengthened the depression, and it was business that got us out of it, with the ramping up for WW2.
FDR did a great disservice to this country with all the government programs he instituted, but he was only one in a line of presidents who were progressives. Woodrow Wilson was the first progressive, with a whole administration of people who 'wanted to get something done'. They had the idea of bringing the kingdom of God in on the US also, with Prohibition, and the rise of fascism in the United States. Mussolini and Hitler were admired here in the states, by the Progressives. Read Wilson's writings. He talks about it in there.
To quote from Jonah Goldberg, "The progressives were the real social Darwinists as we think of the term today - though they reserved the term for their enemies. They believed in eugenics. They were imperialists. They were convinced that the state could, through planning and pressure, create a pure race, a society of new men. They were openly and proudly hostile to individualism. Religion was a political tool, while politics was the true religion. The progressives viewed the traditional system of constitutional checks and balances as an outdated impediment to progress because such horse-and-buggy institutions were a barrier to their own ambitions. Dogmatic attachment to constitutions, democratic practices, and antiquated laws was the enemy of progress for fascists and progressives alike. Indeed, fascists and progressives shared the same intellectual heroes and quoted the same philosophers.
The progressives are here today, in the White House, in the Senate, in the House, and all over the administration. Heck, there are self-avowed communists in this administration.
These higher unemployment taxes are only the start of new taxes, to pay for Paul's agreement. Poor Peter. He's being robbed blind.
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