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Predatory Journalism

SD3 Wrote: Oct 21, 2014 9:10 AM
You didn't mention mortgage lending. The NY Times supports forcing lenders to lend to people who can't reasonably be expected to afford the loan. No matter, the Times gets to strut that they are making home loans more affordable to lower income people.
Larry -- You're missing the whole point of the minimum wage, which is to eliminate competition from entry-level and other low skilled workers. If my labor value is, say, $10, I don't want to compete with some teenager who is willing to work for $8 and if there's a $10 minimum wage I don't have to. It's exactly the reason the most famous MW (the Davis Bacon Act) was passed in 1931 -- to eliminate competition from black workers who offered to work for less. It accomplished its objective then and it will today.
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Crumbling Constitution

SD3 Wrote: Oct 15, 2014 10:28 AM
I wonder how the people who think the Constitution is a "living" document would feel if they rented their home with a "no pets" provision and the renters said "things have changed and this is a 'living lease', so I'm going to start breeding dogs."
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Crumbling Constitution

SD3 Wrote: Oct 15, 2014 10:26 AM
If those who ratified the constitution had wanted it to be as flexible as liberals say it is, why did they not write "Congress may do anything they think is in the best interests of the country."
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Irresponsible 'Education'

SD3 Wrote: Oct 15, 2014 10:10 AM
What a fabulous idea. Sell your citizenship on eBay. Only trouble is, where would they go? Which country would welcome somebody who had demonstrated that kind of judgment? I'd expect them to be as big a problem to me as they were to the US. Not to mention, you'd have a disproportionate number of the shiftless and addicts who just want the money for a short-term buzz. Maybe a more workable idea would be for all the shiftless and addicts to move to California and all the productive people to move to Texas. Oh wait, that's already happening, isn't it?
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GOP's Big Idea: Let's Not Have a Wave Election

SD3 Wrote: Oct 09, 2014 11:13 AM
Yes, I do wonder how anyone can rail at what Democrats do and not vote to keep them out of office. .
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GOP's Big Idea: Let's Not Have a Wave Election

SD3 Wrote: Oct 09, 2014 10:26 AM
Democrats certainly choose their donors over the voters (Keystone Pipeline, school choice). Why is that necessarily a bad choice? You do have to win before you can govern, and they certainly have won with that strategy. Now, governing is another topic . . .
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Poverty

SD3 Wrote: Oct 08, 2014 5:04 PM
Yes, poor people respond to incentives. And, depending on in which state you live, you might need to earn as much as $49,000 (Hawaii) to replace the purchasing power you get from being on welfare. And with the job you actually have to spend maybe 50 hours a week working! Let's see. I could work hard for $30,000 or collect more than that in welfare. Thank God there are many people who would choose the work anyway., But there are getting to be fewer and fewer "chumps" -- as the welfare advocates call them.
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Jay Carney's Pinocchio Problem

SD3 Wrote: Sep 26, 2014 5:24 PM
C'mon Brent. He got rewarded for lying, not punished. When you were a kid if your Dad gave you more money and praise every time you lied, what would you do?
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Two Anti-Choice Parties

SD3 Wrote: Sep 24, 2014 8:00 AM
People who aspire to tell others what to do seek out government for employment. That applies to both Rs and Ds. The Rs want to impose fewer limits, which makes them the better choice in a two party system. To imply it doesn't matter much is disingenuous.
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Favors and Loot for Sale

SD3 Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 2:03 PM
"It's good to be The King" --Mel Brooks
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