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Mob Rule Economics

Ken6565 Wrote: Sep 13, 2014 3:01 PM
There are two ways to assess what someone's work is worth. One is: "How much will a willing employer pay a willing employee?" That's market value. But there's another measure. That is: "How much more would you, were the market to become more competitive for labor, be prepared to pay before the point at which you would eliminate the position?" In hard times, when people are desperate for work, the market will be far below what the work's value to the employer is. In a boom, the market is likely to be very close to that maximum that an employer would, if he had to, be willing to pay. I remember, in the mid-1980's, there was a McDonald's hiring people for $8.50 an hour because labor was short in the area and times were good.
We've known for a long time that Obama and his State Department like ISIS better than Fox News. Someone who wants to kill you is preferable to someone who opposes you politically.
It is time to smite the Amalekite.
The only proper response is--"For every one of our people, a thousand of yours. If you want a war to the death, a war to the death you shall have."
Even if she somehow gets a plurality in the primary election, if those who supported the third candidate in the primary then fall in behind her opponent, she still goes down.
When you stop doing the things that made you great, it becomes hubris. As in the people of Israel, brought out of Egypt and fed in the wilderness by God, who got into Canaan and began "a whoring after the Baalim". As in Rome, that gradually weakened the institutions and practices that had made it great in the days of the Republic, and thereby sowed the seeds of its own destruction. As in America, which forgot that it was industry and faith that got us to where we are--not "diversity" or "inclusiveness".
Maybe the guy's a complete jerk. But if he was elected, and hasn't been formally removed from the office of mayor, nobody has any business evicting him.
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Democracy and Ferguson

Ken6565 Wrote: Aug 23, 2014 10:00 AM
Voter ID laws aren't really objected to because they would suppress voter turnout--unless you can show that the states have been conspiring to deny black people drivers' licenses or state ID's. It's all about promoting vote fraud in Democrat-controlled areas, vote fraud that has been rampant in major cities at least since 1960. Indeed, Chicago isn't even the worst any more--that title belongs to Philadelphia and Cleveland.
I don't think it has anything to do with black or woman. I'd love to see President Tim Scott or President Susana Martinez!
The last Obama win wasn't "resounding". Obama barely cleared 50% of the total vote, with Romney over 47%. The win was paper-thin in Ohio, Virginia and Florida--very small shifts would have carried those for Romney, which would have made the electoral count quite close. There have been, since the last real Democratic presidential landslide in 1964, two big Democrat wins--1996 and 2008. Since 1964, the Republicans have won with larger margins than those two four times, in 1972, 1980, 1984 and 1988. The Obama margin in 2012 was about the same as the Bush win in 2004. Since 1994, when the GOP seized majorities in both houses, the Democrats have scored big Congressional gains only twice, and they were consecutive, in 2006, when they took Congress back, and 2008, when a Democrat tide fueled by dislike of the Iraq war and the Wall Street meltdown expanded the gains made in 2006. 2012 more or less left the status quo of 2010 intact, with very small gains in both houses. That said, the chairman is right. You have to contest every election in every state and every district where you can mount a candidate who isn't embarrassing. You never know where the next Scott Brown or Michael Joseph Flanagan will be--a GOP upset on heavily Democrat turf. Sure, the Democrats will probably win those seats back, but they'll have to spend a whole lot of time, money and effort on a race they never thought they'd have to worry about. In the meantime, there will be lots of people who had been voting Democrat out of habit and out of a belief that the GOP was dead in their state or district who now say, "Hey, that Republican wasn't half bad; I ought to listen to the Republicans more often."
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