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79 days ago.
by Ohwiseone
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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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 643 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 643 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 644 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 644 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 644 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 644 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 644 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 645 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 645 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 645 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 645 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 645 days ago.

BeRight

Dear scrappile: are you the other one when I asked the question: What moron beside this president thinks you can raise a family on $9 an hour?

Posted 645 days ago.

scrappile

A call center to open this month in central Ohio will pair low-income veterans, active military personnel and their families who can't afford attorneys with volunteer lawyers providing free representation in non-criminal cases. It's part of what legal experts and others say it a growing effort across the United States to meet the legal needs of those who have served their country, including programs in Maine, Georgia and Oklahoma.

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Posted 646 days ago.

scrappile

Be right: many of your thought persuasion think there should be no minimum wage, agree, perhaps it is time to go back to endentured sevitude, or maybe the richest nation on earth should bring back slavery, it is still in existance on parts of the globe, so lets try that again. Beam them up Scottie, oh yeah the chief engineer wouldnt work for minimum wage. Ahead full No.1 leave them in the 19th century

Posted 646 days ago.

scrappile

When Romney was waxing poetically at The Get over it your poor convention, he talked grandly about a man who had lost his 22$ an hour job, and was working two jobs, each paid him 9$ an hour, it was oblivious to him the fact that now the man was working 80 hrs. for 720 a week, when he was working 40 hrs for 880 a week. THIS IS WHAT AMERICA HAS BECOME, work twice as long for a little over half as much, meanwhile Romney walks away from millions in debt owed by companies he raided with millions in his pockets, leaving shareholders holding the worthless shares and workers holding nothing not even their dignity and self worth from having a job.

Posted 646 days ago.

BeRight

I read through the jobs bill that Fred mentions and it looks like 60% of the cost goes to things other than job creation. Also, a big portion is said to protect union jobs which is a swell idea but you should except jobs bill to create jobs for the most part. Maybe Reid and the president should stop campaigning and put together a bill that was 100% funded for job creation and cut the pork. That way it would pass. It time to lead , not campaign.

Posted 646 days ago.

Good moaning y'all! I see the forces for good are out rockin the comment boards. Good job!

oneill - in case you didn't know the minimum wage is meant to be a "training" wage with the idea being a person moves UP the ladder into better wages. In the world of wages not everyone gets a trophy. You actually have to work for it and prove yourself.

The market should determine the rate. Not morons like obama and the dumbokrats in congress.

Posted 646 days ago.

luvthesouth

WORKINGSTIFF, unfortunately there are many that make a pretty good living out of telling and convincing others how victimized they are and that someone owes them. i see where J.J. Jr. and his wife have come clean about their evil ways. maybe the Rev. J.J. senior will take a note from that playbook and come clean. i doubt it. the money right now is too good and the media will cover his backside. quick question..... who has the better do? Rev. Al Sharpton or The Honorable Don King. i am voting King all the way.

Posted 646 days ago.

luvthesouth

fred i enjoy sheldon from "The Big Bang" theory as well. i still find your business model of an individual or group that invest and build their company for the sole purpose to support the general populace, all the while being subject to said employees infinite determination and subsequent control of the amount of profit and compensation in which they are entitled to earn. it certainly sounds a bit like a government welfare program in which you, at this time, in your life may be well versed. quite possibly you would entertain taking your taxpayer subsidies along with any investments you may have accrued and start an enterprise right there in marietta. it would be a great study of your business model. oh and by the way, please consult your employees before taking any compensation...you do not wish to appear greedy.

Posted 646 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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