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137 days ago.
by whatdifferencedoesitmake
BeRight
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President Obama calls for the minimum wage to be set at $9 dollars an hour. What moron beside this president thinks you can raise a family on $9 an hour?

Where are the unions on this? $9 an hour? What a joke.

 
 

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BeRight

Senators Miller and Harkin, Democrats, will introduce a bill that would raise the minimum wage by 39%, not the gutless increase that Obama proposed during a SOTU speech.

Posted 521 days ago.

BeRight

Well, we finally got a lefty to admit there is voter fraud. We are moving in the right direction.

Posted 526 days ago.

Knowsbest

And the most close minded ,stubborn , ignorant person is a rightie who just got their daily dose of Rush ! Talk about your NO -INFO voter !

Posted 526 days ago.

Knowsbest

Well the first person arrested for voter fraud during the election was a republican from florida !

Posted 526 days ago.

thegreek

Oneill, the more people try to have an open minded discussion with you, the more appealing that turning Republican or Tea party or Independent looks. You are impossible, close minded, and stubborn. I cant believe you were a teacher. Thank you from all of us for showing us the true meaning of the Democrat nametag.!!!

Posted 526 days ago.

thegreek

Melowese Richardson, a poll worker of Cinci Oh is being investigated for admitting that she voted 6 times for the VP and Obummer in 2012.Absentee voted for herself, 2 or 3 kids and sisters for a total of 6 votes plus she voted in person for herself.

Posted 526 days ago.

Knowsbest

Why didn't you just title this topic "stiffminded Insults Anyone Who Disagrees With Him and then pollutes on and on ? It would at least be "truth in advertising."

Posted 526 days ago.

scrappile

And with all the B.S. that surrounds rand and her followers like Lyin Ryan, she used S.S.I, and Ryan has benefited most of his life from Social Security Insurance. Uber acheivers are all around, some were created on the 8th day, some learn how to tie their shoes when they are 25 years old, some see the joy on a childs face when they get the answer to a math equation. And some try to force their failed political beliefs on others, and one was killed Friday morning in Taylor County WV. May you rest in peace and the lamb lay at your feet. You will be missed Mr. Brian Thomas Hopkins.

Posted 527 days ago.

scrappile

Ayn Rand`s philosophy works better under tyrannical fed plutocracy, than a small d democracy( elected representative republic), yea like Billyboy reps the masses of S.E. Ohio.

Henry Ford inflated his workers wages past their so called skill level, so he could sell cars, thats not going to happen in Ayn Rands world.

Edison had many creative minds under contract and held patent rights of such people as Nikola Tesla, we still use his inventions.

Posted 527 days ago.

BeRight

oneill: no. I am speaking from personal experience. My father moved our family to find work. Your comment about “them thar folks who live in trailers in W.Va. or S.E” is insulting and shameful. People who live like you describe should not be insulted. But I should not feel sorry for them either if that is how they choose to live. How typical lib.

Posted 527 days ago.

scrappile

But I had an asset, what is the answer for those who have nothing to sell, or any type of equity. also what would be a skill in one part of this nation, may not be a skill in another part. Such is life. To me a consumer and service economy has proven to be the downgrading of the American Dream.

Posted 528 days ago.

scrappile

Be Right: Dont feel sorry for those that wont help themselves. But how about those that get up in rural Morgan and drive two hours to Columbus, work 8 to 10 hours and drive back, most of these people would NEVER live or move close to Columbus. If they are making 15-20 bucks and hour, figure in the cost of gas, wear and tear on vehicles and themselves, not to mention strain on trying to hold family together. I mean price of gas went up .80 cents a gallon for what? Why I even did as you suggest sold my piece of Creation moved to better pay, and a higher cost of living.

Posted 528 days ago.

BeRight

sorry for the typo the first time. and second time. figure out the keyboard is bad.

scrappile: how can you feel sorry for people who are unwilling to make changes in their lives or are unwilling to move to better the outcomes of their families?

If your only improvement strategy is to wake up and complain everyday it won’t get you very far.

When I was much younger my father packed us up and moved from out of state to Ohio because certain industries were said to be hiring. My father got a job in one of those industries and made a better life for his family.

You hit the nail on the head when you said “in this area of depressed wages”. What do they say about people who do the same thing every day and expect a different out come?

In this day of the over connected world, moving from family is not a life sentence to being disconnected from family. Can’t use that excuse anymore.

Posted 528 days ago.

BeRight

sorry for the typo the first time.

scrappile: how can you feell sorry for people who are unwilling to make changes in their lives or are unwilling to move to better the outcomes of their families?

If your only improvement strategy is to wake up and complain everyday it won’t get you very far.

When I was much younger my father packed us up and moved from out of state to Ohio because certain industries were said to be hiring. My father got a job in one of those industries and made a better life for his family.

You hit the nail on the head when you said “in this area of depressed wages”. What do they say about people who do the same thing every day and expect a different out come?

In this day of the over connected world, moving from family is not a life sentence to being disconnected from family. Can’t use that excuse anymore.

Posted 528 days ago.

BeRight

scrappile: how can you fill sorry for people who are unwilling to make changes in their lives or are unwilling to move to better the outcomes of their families?

If your only improvement strategy is to wake up and complain everyday it won’t get you very far.

When I was much younger my father packed us up and moved from out of state to Ohio because certain industries were said to be hiring. My father got a job in one of those industries and made a better life for his family.

You hit the nail on the head when you said “in this area of depressed wages”. What do they say about people who do the same thing every day and expect a different out come?

In this day of the over connected world, moving from family is not a life sentence to being disconnected from family. Can’t use that excuse anymore.

Posted 528 days ago.

luvthesouth

munster, today is quite a bit different wouldn't you say? there is relatively free education as well as resonably priced higher education for the american citizen should they so choose. many of todays working and non-working poor are there by choice whether through lack of motivation or personal life-choices. those that are mentally challenged to the point of not being able to function in society need to be taken care of as well as our senior citizens. the subsidy baby-makers of society belong to a whole different class of citizen. (i'll play nice on that one) does it not concern you that our politicians with voter support have encouraged so many to be non-contributors to society? i believe that encouragement goes a long way in motivating those to realize their capabilities. so teaching the victim mentality is counter-productive when trying to motivate people toward their own success.

Posted 529 days ago.

luvthesouth

i like cake. whats the problem? munster, i am not sure if the post you commented on was mine or not. either way, the narrative i told is true and just like not so many years ago when the credit cards and cash was flowing, people spent and borrowed well beyond their means without any concern for their future financial state. while education is a great tool to have, this day and time we have the best educated unemployed in recent history. fred can correct me on this but i think that there has never been a better time to be a student when considering the educational opportunities that are avaiable. since the focus on jobs after the education is concern that must be addressed by fostering the climate and availability of less-impeded resources for these recent graduates to realize that properity and personal enrichment can be achieved by investing in job creation for not only themselves and others. do you not agree this would be a positive?

Posted 529 days ago.

luvthesouth

suddenly not be enough. as you will notice, the mere suggestion has prompted many to proclaim it is not enough and it is no even implemented or being seriously considered. raising the minimum wage is not the solution to the overall problem and is a non-starter.

Posted 529 days ago.

luvthesouth

scrappile, you touched on a variable that not many people mention or consider. the church that i used to attend sent food and clothing to communities where the jobs have either moved or ceased to exist. it dawned on me that, although what the church did was very kind and charitable, it did nothing to change their future in a positive way except for that moment. my suggestion was to put our efforts into relocation and employment. our area still has and have a wide variety of employment opportunities for those so inclined. all of this had promise in my mind. the problem....their refusal to leave their "dirt" even though it did not provide for their families needs and kept them in a perpetual need for charity from others just to get from day to day. along with the freedom to move forward comes the freedom to remain staus quo or even regress. such is the nature of freedom. i feel certain that any thinking person would agree that as soon as $9.00 became the minimum, it would sud

Posted 529 days ago.

scrappile

Br Right: I can only answer in the way I see happening around these hills and hollows, Do you know how many people are trying to raise families on less than 9$ an hour, lets not be blind about this. In this area of depressed wages it is either work for less or travel to work for more. In Morgan co. they commute the farthest of any workers in the state, their sense of family and love of their little piece of dirt will never let them move. and pre ronnie it was one of the few places where you could go from high school to livable wages.

Posted 529 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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