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We did not lose 2.7 million jobs, the bureau of labor stats was going to revise to bet 1.3-1.5m.

Losing over a million jobs, yet adding over a million immigrants - probably more like 3-4 million, and we're still working.

Sandy P: Losing over a million jobs, yet adding over a million immigrants - probably more like 3-4 million, and we're still working.

Right on ! I think this is a HUGE thing to consider and I am amazed that it gets so little attention. The fact that millions of immigrants come to the US and still, the economy is doing much better than Western Europe speaks volumes for the structural strength of the American economy.

One other country in a similar position is Canada. They also get high numbers of immigrants each year. The problem there is that the economy isn't doing well. That's mainly because they have a socialist and corrupt government.

Can anyone here imagine how the German economy would look like with that percentage of immigrants ? The German economy is broken with a dwindling number of workers. What would they do if hundreds of thousands of workers would be added to the job market ?

Thanks God for the German "experts". Now we truly knwo what's wrong with the American economy. As you see, it takes a German to point out what's wrong in America. When I look at the high number of German "experts", I can't stop wondering why the German economy isn't doing at least a little bit better. But I'm not worried. The EU said that by 2010 (I guess), the EU economy will outgrow the US's.

We in Europe live our lifes filled with pride for what we did in the past and what we will do in the future. The past was bright, the future will surely be bright (that what the experts say). Who cares about the present anymore ?

he fact that millions of immigrants come to the US and still, the economy is doing much better than Western Europe speaks volumes for the structural strength of the American economy.

One other country in a similar position is Canada.

Cause our politicians are also still too stupid to adopt a real immigration politics (picking immigrants who have something to offer for us in return) and to push for such a need. It hasn't sunk in yet. In other news, Europe's population continues to overage.

Schroeder's "Green Card" concept was a hilarious meaningless gesture in terms of numbers and a joke in terms of realization.

Some times it is much more important to have immigrants who want to be in the country they chose rather than having them bring a particular skill set with them.

How successful they are and what they contribute in most instances has to do with the opportunities they find and how well they are integrated into the overall larger society. Most European nations have failed to allow this integration to occur. They are failing to provide opportunities for their own citizens much less opportunities for new immigrants.

Europe struggles with it Mars probe. America’s probes continue to explore Mars. I am not sure who heads the European Space Agency ‘s effort but the head of NASA’s effort is lead by an Iranian who is a naturalized American, Firouz Naderi

So much of Europe is faced with negative birth rates, fewer workers, more claimants on the social welfare state and both policies and attitudes that resist immigration. I am sure there is something that I am failing to see in how this is to secure the future for most Europeans.

Hopefully the elites have told you their plan to deal with this situation and one of you will share it with me.

@ Niko:
Luckily, Donald Luskin is on track to dissect that kind of distortions with profound facts: It's the economic lies, stupid!

Hm... whom should we believe?
Quote: Goldman Sachs paints an even bleaker picture of today’s slack labor market, noting that if the same proportion of people were in the labor market today as there were seeking work in March 2001, the unemployment rate would be 7.4 percent. (Krugman referred in his column to this number.)

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