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I suppose the Europeans forgot all the cities turned to rubble during WWII.
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The Latest Legislative Pay Raise

DuaneUrban Wrote: Sep 08, 2014 10:22 AM
I certainly hope that the republicans aren't stupid enough to campaign this election against a minimum wage increase. Most Americans are for it. Obama won because there was a perception with voters that Romney was going to get rid of SNAP. People who normally wouldn't bother to vote came out in droves because almost everyone in this country has family members or friends on food stamps. They know those people aren't lazy deadbeats. Most people know there is a huge disconnect between what government economists claim and the reality. For instance there is no new jobs being created in this country. There are new openings for jobs because people got fired or quit or retired. Unemployment figures are based solely on those receiving unemployment benefits. Once those benefits expire you are magically no longer unemployed.
"For example, one in six adult males between the ages of 25 and 54 has no job, and may have simply quit looking thanks to “compassionate” government policies that reward able bodied men and women to sit at home and watch ESPN NFL reruns or The View." Are you kidding me? Do you think those people are sitting there are not looking for work? Most adults in this country in that age group get no money from the government. If they have minor children they can quality for aide for them. SNAP does have a work requirement. However so many people in Florida are receiving the benefits that the state can't put to work. If they do put them work, the 2 dollars an hour they earn toward their SNAP benefits will simply put other people with jobs out of work... I suppose we can let people starve or let them eat cake. If you really want to live in a country that has millions of people with nothing left to lose please move to the middle east. The financial crisis was caused by greedy corporations offshoring jobs. Cheap labor is a minor reason in their calculations. Things like the clean water act, the clean air act, OSHA, the EPA, local, county, state and Federal regulations are the real deciders. We lost out home because we both got laid off. Those vast sums we received in unemployment benefits - minus 33% for withholding weren't to cover the mortgage, car payments, utilities, food and the other requirements needed to live in our society.
The sad thing about all this is that some loser chick who is a nobody get's media coverage. What is next for her - a reality show?
I'm a conservative and don't agree with huge corporations who move out of the country and/or offshore. I have no idea what a fair tax rate is but when these huge companies benefit from protection of the US Military which enables them to conduct business all over the world with little fear of their assets being nationalized they need to annie up. I am sick and tired of all the greedy corporations who want to make their money here but spend it somewhere else. Burghers Kings move at this time is absolutely stupid optics on their part since the Made In America theme is resonating very strongly in the country. Even Walmart is starting to feature Made in America. The American people of all political persuasions are sick of getting the short end of the stick by corporations who got huge off their backs.
As for purchasing power... You will need to work 40 hours per week for 3-4 weeks to rent a house or apartment in most places in the country. Someone else in the household will have to do the same for utilities.
If anyone has noticed, the age of minimum wage workers have went up significantly compared to what they were in the past. Who wants to hire a teenager when there are millions of adults, with families and bills, hungry for work, any work?
I forgot.... their biggest supporters are the people they enslave. Todays democrats make Hitler's propagandist, Joseph Goebbels, look like an amateur.
What do you expect from the slavery party? Most people forget that Abraham Lincoln was a republican and the leaders of the South at the time were democrats. The difference between democrats of the past and now is that in the old days they enslaved black people. Today they don't discriminate. They want to enslave everyone.
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Obamacare is Affecting Everyone

DuaneUrban Wrote: Aug 30, 2014 7:33 AM
Healthcare in the US is reminiscent of the 1960 movie "Pay or Die". It was about extortion rackets. The medical industry is a huge extortion racket profiting off the one thing people hold most valuable - their health. The costs are insanely out of line with what people can pay. Insurance is it's enabler. I don't know how to fix it but I do know that the way things are now it is not sustainable.
Each unit will require a unique identifier to properly function like a telephone number. Of course that number will be tied to the owner of the vehicle and therefore traceable.
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