We have a fascinating and very global show for you this Sunday at 10am ET/PT.
First up, two opposing perspectives on what to do about U.S. unemployment and the deficit. On the left, Robert Reich was Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton. On the right, David Stockman was Director of the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan.
Next, a rare look deep inside Syria. Few outsiders have been in recently. Friend-of-GPS and renowned academic Fawaz Gerges just returned. What's really going on inside Syria?
And finally, deciphering the goings-on in Iran almost exactly two years since disputed elections led to the start of the Green Movement. Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari on all that and the power struggle going on between Ahmadinejad and the Ayatollah.
Fareed has it right, there needs to be Gov't intervention to create jobs...who's going to do it? Private sector. Sorry, but I am American sitting in a Global role in a foreign country working for an industry associated with high techonology/manufacturing. We're creating jobs overseas. Not in the US. Why? 1. Cheaper labor. 2. Well educated and talented populations, ready for the picking. 3. Cheaper manufacturing. We ain't investing or creating jobs for US citizens. Sorry. Can't help the US. Won't help it either. I got shareholders to serve. Not the American people. So, Gov't has to intervene or it will get worse. I am a dead on Capitalist and my views are dead on American. This is business folks, America is the military-industrial complex. You don't like it, too bad. I'd say move to Sweden, but ..oh no...they're big bad "socialist". America does need to grow up a bit. Even I recognize gov't intervention is necessary and always has been.
Regarding today's debate: Reich advocated public works projects to put people to work, which Stockman was firmly against over the daunting expense of doing so. Stockman argued for massive spending cuts even in light of what it would do to American society, which Reich did not take well. My question is, why can't we do both? Austerity legislation could effectively offset much (possibly all) of the cost of public projects, which are much needed in the U.S. in any case; in turn, employment provided by the public sector insulates citizens against the blows from the austerity measures by giving them reliable income to fall back on.
I think Stockman has it about right as to where we are. Both the republicans and democrats have sold us into slavery (financial servitude if thats the right word). There will not be a day for the rest of our lives that we will not be in debt. They have spit on the graves of those who have died for this country. Bush, Obama, Greenspan should all be considered the Bennedit Arnolds of our day. They are so concerned with their own legacy they are on the verge of destroying this country. They have sold us out for 30 pieces of silver. I'm not a paticularly religous person but there is no other way to describe it. I don't know if our politicians are buying everything wall street tells them for the money or they are just that stupid. I cant believe that relatively intelligent people can be that ignorant. I look for reasons why they would act this way. The only thing I could come up with that would justify such lunacy is if an asteroid was going to wipe us all out with in 50 years so there is no reason to worry about the long term. You keep showing the graph of how deep the recent recession was and how slow the recovery has been. But if you look at the previous lines you see a trend of less and less recovery as you go through the 19th century. I think this is due to the increase in world trade as the century progressed. I'm not against world trade but we have to understand that in a broad stimulus package atleast half is going to stimulate China, Japan, Korea etc. Fareed at least contributed a good idea to focus spending on infrastructure or on new technology that will help this country. I'm not an isolationist but we need to be realistic too.
The problem with you liberals is you always want to "fix" it if does meet your criceria of what you think it should be. And what needs "fixing" varies in the eyes of the beholder. Where would it stop. That is why the fonding Fathers made it hard to "Fix". It needs to stay that way.
It is amazing to hear that Governor Perry has created jobs in Texas. The oil industry is the creator of jobs. Perry being the head of State has run up a deficit of some $20.000.000.000 and is planning on killing jobs to pay for it.
i am surprised by your constitution article.
you come to the USA. you work as a journalist and then when tapped by obama you turn on America. maybe in your experience you had an imperial colonialization in your country's past. but if you know your history, india and the US had the SAME one in our's as well .
to me it is un-American for you, to first, be put up to this to draw attention away from those who want to tear America down, soros, obama, ayers..and the rest, but also have the audacity to suggest we change something in our Consittion because you think it isn't valid anymore by your standards.
my suggestion to you is: Go Back Home and live like you deserve, underneath you own country's oppresision. i've been there and believe me, you have Nothing to crow about back home. it's a mess top to bottom. if you truely want to help a country..go home and help you own country stop it's child labor, it's cast system, and it's stealing of American jobs for what 50 cents a day wages. and it's complete religious and racist atttitudes towards the others living within it's borders, you country is what needs to be fixed first before you offer any help to us.
After a carefully crafted Political campaign reeked with: false premisen, mistakes, lies, easy language counter balanced with obsolete words, lots of "I say what you like to hear.", half truths, ignorance and most important sunday school.
The inhabitants of the Bible Harness were successfully tricked into electing BEAVIS + BUTTHEAD for their next supreme leader + king. Their first decree was to lock up in the local salt mine everyone who elected them for as long as their reign lasted, replacing them with the rejects from the PEOPLES REPUBLIC recently elevated to first world superpower .
The supreme kings explanation for their first act was that they could take ignorance but they refuse to pay for benefits.
This is a beautiful picture with very good light .
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