Should the government guarantee a job for everyone under 65 who is able to work?

This would obviously reduce the unemployment rate. It would stimulate the economy. The jobs would be minimum wage so as not to draw people away from private sector employment.

Asked By: sal - 8/23/2011
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Answered By: Richard Parrie - 8/23/2011
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no...that's called communism.....not cool
Answered By: itsme6922 - 8/23/2011
Why not they already guarantee a job for those who do not work at any age. Obviously some people are stupid enough to take me seriously, and are more than likely all Government workers.
Answered By: Rowdy Yayhoot - 8/23/2011
Karl Marx thought so....NO of course not.
Answered By: V - 8/23/2011
No, that would be communism. Research the USSR and other Eastern Bloc countries and see how well that concept worked out. I have a hint for you...most of those countries no longer exist.
Answered By: Richter - 8/23/2011
that has been tried, called the WPA, and there were people sweeping streets just to make sure they had a job
Answered By: tro - 8/23/2011
Sure. Lets build a civilian defense force equal to the Army in numbers.
Answered By: Roadrunner - 8/23/2011
they pretty much already do that.. except if you actually dont work... they governement will pay you anyways... basically the same thing, and its f*cked up bc I work for my money, not sit on my as* at home and collect welfare.
Answered By: Lisa - 8/23/2011
No, that is not their job. What they need to do is see that the job market is viable, we have a positive business environment and support business to expand. If you think government has to guarantee a job, move to Cuba, Russia or Red China. Your talking Communism when you do that. Semper Fi
Answered By: bigmikejones - 8/23/2011
FDR did. Research the WPA. Are some calling FDR a Communist? Now THAT is ridiculous.
Answered By: Wounded Duck - 8/23/2011
It has been tried. It is a nice idea, but there are certain dis-economies of scale and people just don't like it. The German approach of having a robust unemployment compensation, retraining benefits, and a state employment agency which all private employers must use, seems to work better.
Answered By: brucec83 - 8/23/2011
Many full employment schemes are theorized. I think it's worth looking into.
Answered By: Cantankerous - 8/23/2011
Will China loan us enough money for that?
Answered By: Common Sense - 8/23/2011
How would taking all of the money out the economy to pay all the salaries and benefits stimulate the economy? Each $ of spending power taken away in taxes is worth a lot less by the time it gets paid out to a govt employee or beneficiary.
Answered By: jaker - 8/23/2011
Why do that when we could just pass more Tax Cuts? I mean, sooner or later Tax Cuts are going to work.
Answered By: Miss Me Yet؟ - 8/23/2011
The USA signed treaties promising to give a job- or a welfare check to all citizens.
Answered By: Mother Hubbard - 8/23/2011
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