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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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Youth Unemployment Hits Home

charles_v Wrote: Nov 20, 2013 4:52 AM
there are several problems with the youth job narket in comparasion when i was younger. 1. we have exported manufacturing jobs. this also affects design positions. 2. we are importing far too many people with degrees. this is done on purpose to drive down wages. it is not fair to prospective immigrants. ask yourself if someone in your family ancestry would have arrived here if immigration was skewed towards those with advanced degrees. 3. our national productivity has suffered under excess regulations, taxes and costs. we need cheap energy, cheap transportation and fewer regulations that exist apparently only to add paperwork. 4. people entering college must look to a career choice that has high employment as well as something they like and feel challenging. a lot of students are selecting courses because they are easy, popular or liked by their high school faculty. i was struck by how many in the "occupy" crowds had degrees in liberal arts such as history of art appreciation or history of politics. what is not apparent is that there are technical jobs such as manufacturing, welding and auto design which may help to have a mentor to bring up to speed on modern techniques and tools. if we should have an increased occupational placement in these categories that the mentors are disappearing. which are not hiring.
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Oprah Plays Obama-Race-Card

charles_v Wrote: Nov 16, 2013 5:35 AM
i think everyone concerned with racist remarks should really look how blacks are treated economically under obama compared to GW Bush or regan. What was the black unemployment rate 10 years ago. what was the white unemployment rate. what are these under Obama. I think you will fnd blacks are worse under obama. granted they may have increased benefits for obamaphones, etc. but what about the amount of money they can take home from a job. suggest looking at DOL/BLS for an independent starting point.
Architect! There was an architect? I always thought that the ACA was a bunch of random clauses combined at the senate. the massachusetts romneycare is different in a major way. a lot of it was underwritten by the federal government. in this case there is no higher level pumping money into this. the guy being interviewed seems to be an idiot. he is ignoring everything saying it is too early to tell and everything is going to be OK. The basic concept of one person paying more than his fair share to support other people is not insurance, it is socialism.
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Why Kathleen Sebelius Needs To Stay

charles_v Wrote: Nov 06, 2013 4:43 AM
ACA/Obamacare became mandatory on OCT 1 after a budget battle from august to september 30. Reid and Obama were both saying "it is the law" and we have to use it. Part of the implication during the government drama was that the structure was in place and no delay was needed or required. it would make sense for obama, reid and pelosi to ask her if everything was ready. sounds like she lied to them. perhaps she can get a long term job as a rodeo clown in Missouri. As it is the tension and drama during September is probably her fault. if she had stated that it was not ready then a 3 month delay might have been agreed to. However she may have destroyed support for Obamacare by herself. we might not be able to force her to stay but we can arrest her and provide testimony under a grand jury. i think awarding contracts to CGI needs to be looked at. the only way to avoid the shame, ridicule and charges would be to commit suicide.
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You Say You Want a Revolution

charles_v Wrote: Oct 28, 2013 4:34 AM
I suspect he is saying that what one man earns by hard work and creativity he should be able to keep. that if you can work, prefer not to work you do not get paid. going back to the laws we have such as immigration and enforcing them, going back to politicians getting called on their lying and it's not alright. back to congress having an approval rating above 30% not about the 10% it is now. And none of this sleeping around in the three bears bed, eating their food and claiming it for your own.
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Obama’s Repulsive Report Card

charles_v Wrote: Oct 27, 2013 9:42 AM
we have several parties. the problem is not one of them is strong enough to counter the liberal machine with illegal voting and smart strategic campaigns. the GOP does not do smart campaigns well and they support the good old boys and make them feel warm and happy. let me suggest making a big campaign to get rid of RINO's who have betrayed us. then get some laws in place to remove turncoat politicians such as an amendment to recall federally elected officials such as congressmen. this would make a state recall petition valid. Moderate republicans need to go. we need fire breathing GOP candidates that want to shred every last bit of socialism they can find.
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Obama’s Repulsive Report Card

charles_v Wrote: Oct 27, 2013 9:28 AM
OK, if he were a kid in a classroom and the assignment was to write a report on typical farm raised food of the plant variety and he wrote a report on beef he would and should get an F because that was not the assignment. as president he should be helping to unify the country not divide it. he should be trying to increase jobs for americans not for the chinese and illegal aliens. he should be helping to destroy terrorists around the world who are against the US, not to provide arms to them via group affiliation. he has failed in his sworn assignment, big time. he get an F if not a Z. the only question is if we can impeach him before he declares martial law and suspends 2016 elections on some pretext.
the R's should do nothing, with a few exceptions. There is no doubt that the d's performed a lot of name calling and pompous arrogrance when the r's suggested delay. bunch of liberal drama queens. SO do nothing. let the D's generate the bill and vote on it. the r's should vote present. the r's should vote no if the following happens. a. they want to increase funding for redesign of the website using the same management, i mean real administration has to happen. b. they want to more than delay obamacare, they want to make it smaller, less encompassing. c. they want to fix the law so that companies have to offer insurance if they did before. no more pesky, it;s not profitable, why do it policy. let them fix the web technical issues and then let obamacare fail on it's political wealth distribution scheme. have all r's vote present.
one thing i noticed from the chart was that the companies to select from were very limited. i saw "2 insurance companies" offering a plan fro bronze,silver,gold. i would like to know what specific companies were offering. there should be a choice of 3 to 5 companies per plan level. further there should be 6 to 8 companies in total offering some versions of the plan. what we have is not quite a monopoly but an oligopoly offering limited competition. how were these companies selected or approved for this? I am certain that there should be more than 2 insurance companies per level, especially with those prices that i see. there appears to be an approach that if you cannot afford to insure yourself it will be provided. what if you wish to work and pay but the price is too high. at about $1000 per month this would represent about 50% of a 25,000 annual salary, 25% of a $50,000 annual salary, 12% of a $100,000 annual salary. So if you are working at service sector employment levels you are working but paying a lot for insurance. the basic sales point that socialized health insurance will allow everyone to get health insurance is not so. if you are professionally unemployed i am certain insurance will be provided but if you are struggling you are also insured but you are not legally required to buy food, gas, rent, etc. if you voted for this, shame on you!
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