Just heard we lost Nelson Mandela, the world should mourn our loss of one who quite literally took the slings and arrows upon himself for so many. Rest in your reward.
I have addressed the Obama/Bush tax cuts, returning io the rates under the Reagan administration would be a good starting point. True Conservatives pay their bills
Equal pay for equal work has been the law since 1963. Liberal jumping up and down does not change it. Is it in practice everywhere? No, not everywhere, not even in the Obama White House, want citations? Many Liberals fail to realize you can't legislate morality and wisdom upon the people. Like many Conservatives, many also fail to practice what they preach. (consider it part of Cat's: don't tell me how less you are failing dictum)
The middle class has lost more income under President Obama's "jobless recovery" than under the Bush recession Sixteen million more have been added to the SNAP rolls 1/2 again as many, since he was first elected.
Banks which were "to big to fail" have only gotten bigger. President Obama has received more "Wall Street" money than anyone in history.
When signing HIS extension of the Bush tax cuts he said. passage of the law was propelled "by the fact that tax rates for every American were poised to automatically increase on January 1st." If that had happened, "the average middle-class family would have had to pay an extra $3,000 in taxes next year," he said. "That wouldn't have just been a blow to them; it would have been a blow to our economy. He didn't claim it was to fund a "stimulus" and indeed it wasn't. liberals can't have it both ways.
But, I support tax reform in increasing the rates and shutting loopholes and deductions, as I said Conservatives pay their bills, They, or their children, also end up having to pay the deficit spending of Liberals. Yep, I am aware of the Bush administration's spending like drunken Democrats on shore-leave and railed against it at the time.
We all bemoan the loss of many "blue collar" manufacturing jobs, it was the essence of our middle class for a century. "revolutions" happen, industrial, Information technology and others. In a competitive world market, many of our manufacturing jobs of the past are not coming back and their loss was mot due to past or future legislation. It is what it is.
I thought you were better than what you shown in your last post. Instead of refuting what I posted, you try to turn it around to include the democrats. It just won't work.
On equal pay for women. That bill was blocked by a gop filibuster on, June 5, 2012. It takes 60 votes to brak a filitbuster, the vote was dem 52, rep 47, thus the dems could not get the 60 votes to move the bill forward. Yes, the gop is against equal pay. Google that vote.
White House and Congressional jobs are exempt jobs and the pay is based on negotiations, etc. In the corporate, it is the same, executive positions are exempt from a structured wage schedule. That is why they sign contracts, unlike rank and file employees. In the private sector, women make only 77 cents to the dollar for men.
Social Security and Medicare is solvent for 33 and 26 years. Social Security is the easier fix, very simple. Without cutting benefits, you only have to raise payroll taxes by 2.1 percent and that would add 75 years on the life of Social Security paying 100% of the benefits or, you could take the cap off of earnings for social security and that will take care of it. But, the gop say no, we have to cut the benefits for this program. Nows if you raised the payroll taxes by 1.1% and take the cap off of earnings for social security, you could actually raise the amount that recipients receive and still have 75 years worth of stability.
Trickle down economics, Supply-Side Economics is the mantra of the gop. It has been a colossal failure. The Center for American Progress did a comprehensive study of supply-side economics and it's effect over the last 30 years. Their study, which has never been refuted by the gop, says that 3 decades of empirical data shows that supply-side economics doesn't work. You can easily review this report: Middle Class Series: The failure of Supply-Side Economics.
The reason Obama went along with most of the Bush tax cuts was because the gop would not pass his stimulus and other bills to help the economy unless they were left in place. The reason that he opted for a chained CPI (cost of living index) was to counter the Ryan proposal to actually cut and/or privatize social security. Going to a chained CPI would not have cut benefits for recipients like the gop wanted to do, it would have merely slowed the rate of the cost of living increases.
This stuff is available online for anybody to see. Why do you think the gop is steadily losing statewide and national elections? The American people are no fools.
Btw, I didn't forget medicare because you already believe in universal healthcare. but, actually, that is the simple way to fix medicare, have a public option, in other words, medicare for all..
Didn't any of you naysayers read that Dwell spread about the hot new trend of transforming shipping containers into commercial spaces, tiny homes and even swimming pools? No? I think it was the May 2004 edition. Run down to thee library and check it out before it's too late.
Seriously, the shipping container concept should not be the exciting part of this business model. Is the service needed, is the location right? Will the product generate demand?
In the nineties while working in Nashville as a young eager video freelancer I remember reading a comment in the Scene about how Nashvillians needed to get with it, and how the writer wished their were more people with edgy taste willing to try things like blue corn chips. No kidding.
The defense of the use shipping containers in this build kind of reminds me of that. And I really like the adaptive reuse of them. But I'm not convinced this property is right for this concept.
I don't have all the answers OTP, but I do know that private companies speak in one language, money.
If you had intelligent leaders, it SHOULD be pretty easy to manipulate corporations to do what you want them to do to stimulate the economy. Just make it worth their while.
Now, it doesn't really matter that much which party is in office when it comes to big business, because pretty much all politicians are in the pocket of the business lobbies. All I'm saying is that it should be pretty easy to manipulate business leaders if you are smart with policy structure.
Well "edits" caught me again. such is life. shoot. It happems.
a single payer system is the answer. It provides the best outcomes for the most people at the least cost. So shoot me, just don't tell C.L. iI said that 8o)
First, let's get some things straight.
President Obama extended all of the Bush tax cuts once, and made 98% of them PERMANENT, later. So, they are the Obama/Bush tax cuts. Do you not agree, that is fair?
Second, "They are against equal pay for women who do the same job as men." Who told you that? This Guy?:
Gender wage gap at the White House: Female staffers are paid less than 87 cents for every dollar paid to men.
Stupidity, may run rampant as to equal pay for women, it isn't a partisan issue. Yes, weak liberals will be disappointed we cant blame conservatives. But. tell them to check the facts.
Third, ",,,want to cut social security and medicare..." again who told you this lie?" Conservatives don't want to eliminate benefits, Heavan forbid, we want to ensure them, but put them on sound financial footing, It is called being responsible.
Ask those who told you, conservatives are evil, how they will maintain the payments? we aren't trying to deny anyone. We are trying to ensure those who deserve it get it.
"The conservatives believe in supply side economics, you know, give tax breaks to the rich so that they will create jobs and the money will trickle down to the poor."
Yeah, y'all have gotten miles out of "trickle down" theory. Justly and not so just. The economics theory isn't far from this man's:
Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country,
Health care is where I do diverge from some conservative friends, If Universal coverage is a given, and I think it should be
You want them to make the announcement at 1 pm, during school - so the kids find out and run havoc in class and on campus? You would make one hell of an administrator!
Can't cure stupid
They waited till most parents left work to make the announcement. I got my notification at 5:30!
Comprehension is not your strong suit. I just want a table with number of items and price per school. What you want is 17000 pages.
I would bet that a significant portion is not school based and the missing items that are school based belong to a few specific schools.
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Peter Pan Pantry is history..... I'm gonna die.
The GOP "direct cause of the imbalance in wealth" all by their lonesomes?
How about grabbing the corporations by their scrotums (since they are defacto persons) and tell them you sell here, you produce here. Not something the Clintons would ever do of course. Hell, Hillary may not even be able to find that tipping point.
I wish you would stop using that conservative talking point word, redistribution. You make it sound like we are actually taking money out of peoples pocket and putting it into others. That is not what is happening. People pay takes, uniformly, a very small percentage of the taxes collected, 6.4% goes to social programs. Some big redistribution, isn't it? Yes, 6.4% of the trillion dollar federal budget pays for all of the government social, safety net programs; that is all. What you need to be asking is, where does the other money go to? So, in reality, there is no physical redistribution of wealth downward.
Every plan the democrats come up with, like giving tax incentives to companies that pay a certain amount, the gop shoots it down and say we need to give tax incentives to all business to be fair. Then the companies take the tax incentives, create low paying jobs, and when that runs out, those same companies take another tax incentive and move those jobs overseas. I remember when the government, gop, made Puerto Rico a free haven for companies, a giant free enterprise zone and gave tax breaks for companies to locate there. What happened? Well, the pharmaceutical companies moved out of NJ and the other northeastern seaboard states and ran as fast as they could to Puerto Rico. So much for that idea. No taxes on profits of corporations with investments overseas until the money comes back to the states. What a joke? Bermuda, I think it has over 1,200 mailboxes, each called a U. S. Corporation and the money is stashed there.
No, Grove, you must tell it like it is. The gop is the direct cause of the imbalance in wealth in the U. S.
When you respond, I'll tell you exactly how to improve things here and it is very simple.
This is a message to the "wine and cheese" crowd of Memphis. You brought this economic misery on yourselves. You elected Wharton without any investigation on what kind of vision he had for Memphis. He gave thirty million dollars to Pinnacle Airlines and they flew away to Minneapolis. The city is suffering economically by the bad decisions of the elite few who support Wharton.
If you do not like Wharton, then I suggest the citizens who are not happy with his leadership organize an effort to vote him out of office. Memphis is not the next Detroit, Michigan. It is the next Cairo, Illinois. Memphis is almost bankrupted.
I understand what you are saying, but, in a democratic republic, that is not how it works or was intended to work.
Government is, of the people, for the people and by the people. There is no right way or wrong way in government fiscal matters. The people articulate their wants at the ballot box. If it turns out wrong, then, those same voters will have to suck it up and pay for or do without.
We don't have kings and potentates to do as they please, we have, we the people to make decisions on the directions we want to take.
So, your whold theory is completely wrong in the real world. Try another tact!
The best plan is somewhere in the middle.
Truly free markets with no regulation would be bad. As you see with the banking industry in particular, regulation is needed, or else the greedy will implode the whole system. You'd have a handful of people who continually take advantage of the rest of the country.
However, simple redistribution isn't a solution either.
Redistribution that's aimed in a way to encourage productivity from society is the best possible solution.
What about giving tax incentives to companies that add jobs to the rolls in different pay grades in order to try to actually decrease the number of people living off the government directly?
As usual, the best answer is somewhere in the middle.
You got one more reprieve. Tell us exactly why Obamacare will implode? It is modeled after the conservative Heritage Foundation plan introduced in 1993 and implemented by Mass. In Mass it is working quite well. The people there love it. The people that are getting it, in of all places, Kentucky are loving it.
So, nightcrawler, don't give me talking points, just tell us why it will fail? I don't care what you think, for the way you post, your thoughts are not only small, but, also bigoted.
You have the floor now, so tell us how it is going to implode!
I think you're missing the point. The Pope is responding as a Christian, not some Milton Friedmanesque mumbo jumbo. And really, give me free markets or give me death. I doubt it.
So get on board, it is the word of God! Or move back to Russia.
G'town will get all 8 schools. Memphis still hasn't paid MOE it owes.
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