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Fiscal Cliff Notes: Part II

Arnold54 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 1:29 PM
Furthermore the revenues in the early years were also impacted by the recession and exacerbated by the 911 attacks. 911 and it's aftermath also resulted in huge spending increases for defense and Homeland Security.
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A Powerful Movie

Arnold54 Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 4:45 PM
' and it is a perspective that is very foreign to that of most Americans, which may be why some believe that Obama was born elsewhere.'...and of course, he didn't have to be born elsewhere to have that viewpoint. He has that viewpoint because he was RAISED elsewhere...that and his parents had an anti-western outlook to begin with.
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Myths We Live By

Arnold54 Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 2:46 PM
I heard a man who once lived in Texas about 15 years ago complain that he moved to the northeast from Texas because he was a trucker and saw his wages decline over several years from around $17/hr to $12/hr. The wages were being depressed by drivers from Mexico willing to work for cheap wages. He stated that with ordinary inflation he could no longer make ends meet doing that job, so he moved north, but is now encountering the same issue in New Jersey.
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Myths We Live By

Arnold54 Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 2:42 PM
Well, think about it...it's pretty hard to outsource plumber, carpenter and electricians...or for that matter, welders, mason (as in brick/block lay-ers). That's not at all a problem as long as someone bothers getting the training or does apprenticeship. What has changed is that for people with little skills there are far fewer decent paying jobs. This includes clothing manufacture, right rear tailight installers for autos, and many others who once made decent living wages for a job they could be rapidlytrained to do...and we aren't seeing a quick transition of these workers to higher skill jobs. Also, wages have also been depressed by a huge influx of illegal aliens.
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