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Nevada Showdown: All Hat, No Cattle

charles_v Wrote: Apr 15, 2014 10:07 AM
Debra, you are a big government fan abd a liberal. who made bundy a judge??? who made the BLM law makers, judge and jury. Nothing says i'm gonna kill you like snipers, overwhelming force used against your family and forcing all the ranchers out of business. there are court issues, jurisdiction issues, states rights and homesteader issues, all of these pale before the BLM attitude of "do as i dictate or i am going to kill you" and the right of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. you mention about voting them out. most elections are fixed by political machines. are you that stupid?
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Jeb v. Hillary?

charles_v Wrote: Apr 06, 2014 7:12 AM
I am not going to vote for another Bush!
why do we pay obama to play golf, have parties, lie to us and follow Putin's lead.
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Real Life Example of Welfare Reform

charles_v Wrote: Dec 26, 2013 6:17 AM
There is another part of the equation that needs to be addressed. The state agencies trying to place receipents without jobs consider getting any job for the individual as a win and get full credit for that. So a PHD getting a job as a taxi driver is considered a full success for them. This also means that with the new job the government is getting much, much less in taxes because of the much lower income. So my suggestion is that the success rating of the department be rated on the projected income of the new job. if it is less than 50% salary then they get less than 50% credit in how they fulfill their placement. i have seen what used to be a good service be destroyed by lack of effort in helping the individual. Any job placement can be considered a success in getting people off welfare but let us look. analyze and see how really successful programs are doing. agencies need to paint a realistic picture and make recommendations to the legislature rather than treat underemployment as a "total" success.
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Bottom in for Detroit?

charles_v Wrote: Dec 05, 2013 10:53 AM
detriot has not hit bottom yet. the city council has to be a part time, minimum wage position. all city services should be at 100%. the dream of artists and tourists revitalizing detroit is just that a dream. what they have to be concerned about is higher paying jobs and trickle down economy. detroit manufacturing has moved to other countries and areas. most of all they have to concentrate on basic services and stop spending money on things they cannot afford.
that the unions may be damaged a bit may be true as well. one problem that i see is that the city council is spending money on things that they think are "neat". one example is 60 million for an ice skating rink to promote visitors to the downtown area. the money would be better spent on essential services such as police or public lighting of the streets. part of the re-org should be a method to make it harder to spend money on non-essential services.
this is actually a long term trend that i call tryanny by a slight majority. it is more the democrats following party line than trying to follow the will of the people. i hope this backlashes on them in 2014 if the GOP takes the senate. congress needs a independent group to develop and administer their rules. 1. stop congressional exemption to their law for citizens. 2. congress has adopted voting limits to make bills easier to pass. we need to pass laws that all people want not merely what the majority party works. to that end they need to restore 2/3 voting limits, not 60% or simple majority. 3. abolish majority/minority positions in congress. this will help to defeat party influence. 4. establish congressional seating by an alphabet of states. have congressmen be forced to talk to each other. i suggest that an association of state governments establish the rules for congress including their benefits and salary. the constitution did not establish a house of lords, it is time we had some group monitor the DC inmates.
i suspect russia had little to do with this iran deal. it has 100% OBAMA stink all over it. we have always know that Obama has bragged that his personal outreach to the muslim world would cure all the centuries of religious warfare that has persisted over time. it is not how stupid obama is, it is a question of how big his ego is. in terms of our allies and the world stage we are now seeing disgust with our aloes such as israel, saudi arabia, iraq, and egypt now facing a turncoat US president are now putting out peace feelers to russia. they will be buying the russian military goods at the same time that we are giving them financial aid. My immediate concern is that we stop giving them our top line very classified equipment. they cannot be trusted while russian advisors are on the same base as our classified equipment.
very humorous but i would say that if he to use the term "big government zombie" it would be more descriptive.
Ok, you have had your laugh with that title. By the way a lot of consideration must be given to congress when you compare spending. In 2007, 2008 Bush 2 had a democratic congress that had a lot of spending. Bush 1 had a democratic congress in 91, 90. Bill clinton in 92,93 had a democratic congress and spending was out of control. from 94 to 2000 clinton had a republician congress that did not let him spend.
not mentioned is age discrimination in hiring for technical companies. As a person is older it takes more time for them to find a new position if they are laid off. this depletes their cash in retirement income early. if a person is laid off at age 60 and cannot find a job they may well retire early, not by choice. another problem is with job numbers. if a PHD that was laid off gets a job driving a taxi the numbers consider him employed again. there is a big difference in government tax income from an individual making $100,000 a year vs. the same person making $20,000 a year. it is called underemployment. it all boils down to not enough real jobs and many people.
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