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Must We Have a Dead White Kid?

DuaneUrban Wrote: Aug 15, 2014 10:24 AM
Actually, there have been unarmed, young white men shot and killed by police but those cases never got national attention.
Unions lost it in the 80's when they negotiated contracts that reduced the rights of new hires in order to save their jobs. You can't have it both ways.
What middle class? In America you are either poor or very wealthy. Anyone in the middle is one paycheck away from being homeless.
My passport is expired and I am broke but if someone can get over there I'll fight to death to kill those rabid IS dogs.
I have never used and now I know I never will.
Interesting... Here is a little off-the-books scam that corporations routinely practice.... It is the targeted layoffs of salaried employees for one reason or another. What happens is that the rest of the workforce has to put in 60 hour weeks to make up for the workers that were let go. Those left are scared about losing their jobs and everyone except the government and economists know that getting a replacement job is close to impossible so they put up with it as long as possible. After a given amount of months people start quitting and then the company starts hiring again. According to the department of labor a salaried position is assumed to be based on 40 hours and anything over that is subject to overtime pay based on their salary divided by 40 hours. In my entire career I've yet to see a salaried worker actually get overtime pay.
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Are We Going Broke?

DuaneUrban Wrote: Aug 09, 2014 9:38 AM
Can we trust economists though? If you believe what you hear we are supposedly out of the great recession. That is certainly true if you are at the top 1% profiting from offshoring pretty much every job that could be. The 99% of the rest of us don't see the economy the same way however. Everything we hear from unemployment figures to inflation seems to be a lie. A persons unemployment insurance runs out and they "drop out of the workforce". A person who believes that people stop looking for work when their unemployment runs is psychotic. As food is concerned we aren't seeing any prices go but we are seeing many things go up 25-100% or more not including sizes going down.
How about we have a trade policy that makes sense? We offshored most of our skilled manufacturing jobs and left low paying service oriented jobs. Today the average government job pays better than the average workers' job. The only reason why many of the government workers have their jobs is a form of welfare since the money for their salaries comes borrowed money. The real unemployment rate is more like 20% not the propaganda figure the government publishes. Does anyone in their right mind actually think people give up looking for a job and drop out of the workforce when their unemployment benefits run out? As far as the people who say let them starve... Are those people serious? Do they really want to create a class of people in this country that have nothing left to lose?
Washington D.C. is the capital city of the Federal government. The federal government can't even fix it's own city. How can the same institution fix the country or the world? As for as gun rights.... The elites throughout history despise the common person being armed. Face it folks we have a nobility in this country. They don't have titles but they act like titled nobility.
I agree with you except for "about 100 million working age adults no longer even looking for work". That is government propaganda. To the government you are considered no longer looking for work when your unemployment benefits run out. They do not allow to register for work like you could in the 70's and before. They will refer you to their job board which is nothing more than aggregate feed of the existing job boards. When my unemployment benefits ran out I still looked for work. I suspect everyone else does too. The only problem however is that the jobs available pay so low that even 2 fulltime ones won't pay your bills.
I agree with this article but I have to point out this little fact that pretty much every politician ignores. Walk into any retail store in America and try to find something made in America. I'm guessing here but do we have? 96-98% of everything we buy is made in China. Even American made cars are 75% +- imported parts. Unless we bring manufacturing back home there will never be a recovery. The American economy cannot survive the test of time selling each other imported goods, and services.
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