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by normanlake
rshill7
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Letters To Ed :-)

"We've been duped by the Republicans. Kentucky Sen. and minority leader Mitch McConnell in a news conference one day after the election, stated that the single and sole goal of the GOP over the next two years is: to make Barack Obama a single term president. What an arrogant and obnoxious goal and statement. There agenda before the election was to get votes by promising that there first goals were jobs, the economy and health care reform. It seems their goal is to grab power, not to do things for the people that are in need of jobs and or unemployment pay, health care for those that don't have it, and the people losing their homes. This is the same party that wanted the auto plants and their suppliers to go out of business. We are just coming back from what they did to this country, and now we have them back to do the same things to our country again. What a mess the next two years is going to bring to this country. Talk about partisanship." Carl D. Leow Rogers Cit

 
 

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rshill7

that allow black parents (among others) to take their children out of failing public schools.

Minimum wage laws can even affect the level of racial discrimination. In an earlier era, when racial discrimination was both legally and socially accepted, minimum wage laws were often used openly to price minorities out of the job market.

In 1925, a minimum wage law was passed in the Canadian province of British Columbia, with the intent and effect of pricing Japanese immigrants out of jobs in the lumbering industry.

A well regarded Harvard professor of that era referred approvingly to Australia’s minimum wage law as a means to “protect the white Australian’s standard of living from the invidious competition of the colored races, particularly of the Chinese” who were willing to work for less.

In South Africa during the era of apartheid,

Posted 349 days ago.

rshill7

Once, years ago, during a confidential discussion with a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, I asked how they could possibly vote for minimum wage laws.

The answer I got was that members of the Black Caucus were part of a political coalition and, as such, they were expected to vote for things that other members of that coalition wanted, such as minimum wage laws, in order that other members of the coalition would vote for things that the Black Caucus wanted.

When I asked what could the black members of Congress possibly get in return for supporting minimum wage laws that would be worth sacrificing whole generations of young blacks to huge rates of unemployment, the discussion quickly ended. I may have been vehement when I asked that question.

The same question could be asked of black public officials in general, including Barack Obama, who have taken the side of the teachers’ unions, who oppose vouchers or charter schools

Posted 349 days ago.

rshill7

"A survey of American economists found that 90 percent of them regarded minimum wage laws as increasing the rate of unemployment among low-skilled workers. Inexperience is often the problem. Only about 2 percent of Americans over the age of 24 earned the minimum wage.

Advocates of minimum wage laws usually base their support of such laws on their estimate of how much a worker “needs” in order to have “a living wage” — or on some other criterion that pays little or no attention to the worker’s skill level, experience or general productivity. So it is hardly surprising that minimum wage laws set wages that price many a young worker out of a job.

What is surprising is that, despite an accumulation of evidence over the years of the devastating effects of minimum wage laws on black teenage unemployment rates, members of the Congressional Black Caucus continue to vote for such laws.

Posted 349 days ago.

normanlake

Oh, so you admit to your lies! Great, you are on the road to recovery, you will feel much better. The key is FEAR... Face Everything And Recover.

Posted 350 days ago.

rshill7

You mean the liar.

Posted 350 days ago.

normanlake

Shoot the messenger.

Posted 350 days ago.

rshill7

The Economic Policy Institute which Jaxocommie cites was founded and run by socialists. Robert Reich is one of them. Robert Kuttner another. Approximately 30% of their revenue is from Unions.

Why do they put out lies for the consumption of fools? Take a wild guess. Like I keep saying, lies are all they have.

Posted 350 days ago.

rshill7

Between 1980 and 2009 the lowest income earners saw their incomes increase by 49% or $7,700.00. The next highest 20% group saw their incomes increase by 37% or $15,400.00. The next highest 20% group saw their incomes increase by 77% or $74,900.00. The highest 1% saw their incomes increase by 159% or $532,100.00.

The above info was taken directly from the Congressional Budget Office.

5% in 28 years?

No. Not even close.

Posted 350 days ago.

rshill7

So the typical American household is making almost $2,400 less per year (in constant 2013 dollars) than it was four years ago, when the Obama "recovery" began."

Like I said, up is better than down, dumbass freak.

Posted 350 days ago.

rshill7

"Well, the economic "recovery" has now spanned an Olympiad, and during that time the typical American household income has not only dropped—it has dropped more than twice as much as it did during the recession.

New estimates derived from the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey by Sentier Research indicate that the real (inflation-adjusted) median annual household income in America has fallen by 4.4 percent during the "recovery," after having fallen by 1.8 during the recession. During the recession, the median American household income fell by $1,002 (from $55,480 to $54,478). During the recovery—that is, from the officially defined end of the recession (in June 2009) to the most recent month for which figures are available (June 2013)—the median American household income has fallen by $2,380 (from $54,478 to $52,098).

Posted 350 days ago.

"According to you, shrinking is better than growing?"

Another RS trademark, putting words in the other person's mouth.

Boom!

Posted 350 days ago.

Oh-oh, is that a rifle report I hear?

RS, shot down again.

Posted 350 days ago.

Income grows 5% in 28 years, and RS comes out with another cliché: "It's better than nothing."

Goes well with "At least you have a minimum wage job."

Posted 350 days ago.

normanlake

The shill talks about the illusory 'free market'. There is no such thing in America. He speaks of 'critical thinking skills', yet spouts bible verses. Fantasy is NOT reality.

Posted 350 days ago.

normanlake

Invest IN America, not through it. I predict the guillotines will come out before all this 1% nonsense is over.

Posted 350 days ago.

normanlake

By the way, citing some obscure bible phrase to illustrate some obscure point you are attempting to make does NOT 'prove' any point you are attempting to make. Just to be clear, if you wish to show us something from your version of the bible, show us some verses you choose to ignore.

Posted 350 days ago.

rshill7

What's better growing incomes by 5% or shrinking income by 5%, mindless boob, brainwashed, cliche' repeater? According to you, shrinking is better than growing?

Got it.

Thanks for the vivid illustrations backing up my thesis.

Posted 350 days ago.

But clichés like "Must we actually run completely out of other people's money" are what the GOP has. Why the GOP is determined to no longer invest in America is what should be brought to the table. "According to the Economic Policy Institute, between 1979 and 2007 income growth for the top 1 percent of all U.S. income earners was an astounding 390 percent. For the bottom 90 percent, income growth was only 5 percent over that same time period."

Yet there are nitwits who think we are "running out of other's people's money". Brainwashed, mindless boobs who repeat clichés ad nauseam.

Posted 350 days ago.

"Must we actually run completely out of other people's money before you come to the logic table?" The only people running out of money is the middle and lower classes, which by design are ignored by Republican policies. Every single law coming out of the House now is an attack on anyone except the wealthy.

Posted 350 days ago.

rshill7

That's exactly what you should say.

Posted 350 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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