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Raised minimum wage is a socialist policy - that makes it hard to get a minimum wage job. But then, that is how socialist (interfering) policies work. Considering only 3 or 4% of the extremely mobile workforce is making the minimum wage at any point could as easily mean we are paying too much - which is easier to show "proof" of, since there are so many unemployed, unqualified, untrained inexperienced teenagers and young adults out there. Maybe LOWERING the minimum wage might work better than raising it has? After all, it has been raised many times - with the same result
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Kaci Hickox, Self-Absorbed Hero

James64 Wrote: 23 hours ago (2:31 PM)
Personally, I think the elephant is a pervasive lack of responsibility, except in rare instance. Your point about hospitals is still solid, tho. Can they explain why anywhere that makes it a business to deal with infectious disease doesn't have a way to quarantine someone INDOORS??? Then there is the two nurses in Texas: of the limited number of personnel even allowed access, how do you get two-for-one?? Maybe your protocol is lousy - wherever you got it from. Is this what our hospitals are?
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Kaci Hickox, Self-Absorbed Hero

James64 Wrote: 23 hours ago (2:22 PM)
Each wants their own way - without cost to themselves. Childlike is being generous. If Kaci "wins", she should understand that, after lawsuits and courts, any subsequent infect due to her becomes HER responsibility. Sorry, gal - but responsibility is part and parcel of freedom and liberty. Be very careful what you really want. On the other hand, the bureaucrats want to force, "for the public good", also without cost. Removing resources - such as ability to work, earn, shop, etc - is similar to emminent domain, which requires compensation for that which is taken "in the public good". Really responsible people - and bureaucrats (who may still be people - I think) would have worked this out - responsibly. Without the courts.
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Turn Down for What?

James64 Wrote: Oct 29, 2014 9:15 AM
Why the angst? There is no "why" - in a prosperous nation, angst is self-inflicted. Such affliction comes from emotional manipulation by those who fear personal responsibility and sacrifice. Today, these are called "progressive liberals". Such liberals focus on what feels right to them, whether history or facts support them or not. They selfishly ignore truths for these feelings and even more selfishly promote the use of force to those ends. While humans are a selfish lot in all things, that selfishness can be good or bad depending on application -and why. To force others, regardless of a personally perceived good, is an application that is wrong.
More proof the Administration emphasis is political, not medical. Far more can be treated as successfully in their own country, with little further risk, than could possibly be treated here without significant risk. Equipment, training, and medications for hundreds could be provided in a single trip from here to there, for the cost and risk of one brought there to here. Look at the infection rate following Duncan. Keep it there and fight it there.
Increasing costs and inconvenience to thousands, to satisfy a possible correction for one seems to no longer be confined to today's political bureaucracy - though it is far more prevalent there.
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Please, Janet Yellen, Shut Up

James64 Wrote: Oct 18, 2014 11:51 AM
I hate auto-anything on my computer!! The above should be "easy-peesie" not "easy-Presidents" (tho that's a chuckle)
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Please, Janet Yellen, Shut Up

James64 Wrote: Oct 18, 2014 11:49 AM
The State and Feds get some back (for other uses), administrators and the more useless bureaucracy get theirs, and the Unions get a sizeable chunk. See? Easy-Presidents. Cut the overhead and let teachers teach, janitors maintain, and clerks clerk, and we could cut costs 2/3 - and likely pay better. The bureaucracy/Administration know this, which is why they hold teachers "hostage" at budget time (as they do with any public service from police to garbage to water dept.). If it wasn't for them making teachers do THEIR job too (data collection, et all, such as required today by Common Core), teachers might actually be able to teach. As for Unions, we should remember that public unions were, and still are, a bad idea - and outlaw them.
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Please, Janet Yellen, Shut Up

James64 Wrote: Oct 18, 2014 11:37 AM
You left out failing, lying, and self-preservation, which round out the top five.
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Please, Janet Yellen, Shut Up

James64 Wrote: Oct 18, 2014 11:34 AM
The more I hear out of this Administration, the more tempted I am to run for President myself. Unfortunately, that would - to me, anyway - ruin my life as I know and want it. Still, I'm certain ANY "conservative" would improve our lot over what we have today.
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