If the jobs figure goes up that means more money in the system and more money that the markets can make off the economy. But those jobs and the money they bring has to come from somewhere. The whole idea behind the stimulus spending that we went through before was to give some incentive for private money to invest so that the economy would grow. That did not happen and the markets want more public money thrown in, will we see greater involvement of private money? What may make the companies invest to increase productivity (more profit with fewer jobs) is the companies are sitting on so much cash that they are really tempting for raiders to buy them up and strip them apart to make a quick profit. So I think no matter which party gets in to power in the fall you will see some of that dead money come back into the economy, either as investments or dividends just to keep the raiders at bay.
Originally Posted by newoldtech
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