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“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

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#25803 Oct 29, 2012
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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Here Mike. 40 hour work week. 52 weeks in a year. 40x52 = 2080.
OK I guess if you do not allow employees any vacation or holiday time ever, that would add up. I see you failed to dispute any of my points.

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#25804 Oct 29, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Clearly the rich are getting richer in America. No sign of them being pulled down as of yet, so why do you keep acting like they are?
Cop out answer.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

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#25805 Oct 29, 2012
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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Give us an example of what you'd like the goverment to spend money on?
Instead of the normal hours worked in a year being 2080, would you be ok with increasing that amount? Either by longer work days or less days off? Hire more workers? Gee, why didn't I think of that instead of trying to turn a profit.
And the kid thing Mike, those are your words, not mine. Not my wish at all.
Increasing the work hours? No one is forced not keep workers within a forty hour work week, so I fail to see what you are asking.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#25806 Oct 29, 2012
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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Just a thought...
"Businesses with 50 or more employees will have a choice beginning in 2014: they can sponsor a health plan for 100% of their workers (even those signed up for government-subsidized health insurance) or pay $750 per worker in penalties to the federal government.
A business might opt to take the penalty and do away with health insurance. Paying the annual penalty might be cheaper. So that would leave the employees uninsured, and they would have to go to state health plan exchanges to buy health coverage that could be more expensive.
Some analysts warn that another macroeconomic effect might result in years of high unemployment. They think that increased insurance costs will discourage business hiring in the next decade."
Was that the result in Massachusetts? Nope.
Many businesses already give health insurance. It pretty much comes out of the wages of the worker anyway. It makes for good business. That is why they do it without being forced.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#25807 Oct 29, 2012
Makin bacon wrote:
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Cop out answer.
How so?
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Clearly the rich are getting richer in America. No sign of them being pulled down as of yet, so why do you keep acting like they are?

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#25808 Oct 29, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>I grasped the article just fine, and you did not show I did not. I just likely see something different than you. So I asked you what it is you see in the article, but you fail again to articulate what it is you see. Maybe you are just lazy, maybe you are just stupid. Take your pick. The fact remains, you did not articulate what it is you found in the article that you wish me to see.
Kind of hard to belabor something you never said once.
I will stop using the word 'articulate' when you start articulating your views in a comprehensive manner.
You are even dumber than I thought. The article was about welfare fraud ballerina. Did you not understand the article that was written probably on a sixth grade level? Your posts are never taken seriously because you want everyone to tell you what you clearly as an adult with a HS diploma or GED should understand. Did I articulate that well enough in a comprehensive manner for you to understand that you're lacking in skills of comprehension? Bless your dumb heart :)

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#25809 Oct 29, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text> Another thought....
"Fines to employers under the employer mandate also are imposed on workers who are not full-time employees, where a combination of employees working 120 hours per month (around 30 hours per week) count as one employee."
For a small buisness, they'll just cut everyone's hours to 29 a week.
Is that what resulted in Massachusetts? Nope.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#25810 Oct 29, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
Also,
"ObamaCare’s employer mandate will discourage business development and growth. Small firms with 50 or fewer workers will have very strong disincentives to expand. These businesses can avoid the new penalties by staying small; growth will simply add new costs and burdens. Many businesses with low profit margins are unable to pay the substantial cost of providing comprehensive insurance to all of their employees or the new taxes under ObamaCare’s employer mandate. Once companies reach 50 employees, they are likely to turn to contractors and outsource work to evade the new mandate, even if such arrangements are less efficient than directly hiring new workers."
Is that what happened in Massachusetts? Nope.

You have a lot of predictions, but none are proven by history. In fact, history shows your predictions have no basis in fact.

Why is it so hard to republicans to learn from history?
TSF

Fayetteville, NC

#25811 Oct 29, 2012
Just out of curiosity, what is the connection in your mind between diversity and outsourcing jobs?
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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Allow me to answer...You guys whine and cry about diversity and then whine and cry because jobs are outsourced to other countries.
So what gives? Which do you want? Diversity and unemployment or employment with no diversity? As Mike says, can't have your cake and eat it too.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#25812 Oct 29, 2012
Allen wrote:
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Sorry but it does'nt take money to wear that cape. What it does take is to be a man who owns up to responsibility rich or poor! My father was the poorest white man this side of the Mississippi with five children. Through blood sweat and tears he wore that cape. He has been past away for five years now and as far as I'm concerned he still wears it like no other.
Of one must buy his love from his family, he is clearly failing to earn it by other means.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

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#25813 Oct 29, 2012
Makin bacon wrote:
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You are even dumber than I thought. The article was about welfare fraud ballerina. Did you not understand the article that was written probably on a sixth grade level? Your posts are never taken seriously because you want everyone to tell you what you clearly as an adult with a HS diploma or GED should understand. Did I articulate that well enough in a comprehensive manner for you to understand that you're lacking in skills of comprehension? Bless your dumb heart :)
You have shown nothing that indicates I failed to comprehend the article, yet make an absolute claim that I failed to comprehend the article.
You can make any claim you wish here, but if you cannot back it up with evidence, it is not worth a shit.
I am well aware the article was about fraud, but you gave no specific point. I acknowledged fraud exists in my response, so I am not sure why you think I did not know what the article was about.

If you wish to claim I am dumb, show what I said as dumb. You failed to do so.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

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#25814 Oct 29, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text> You're spinning again.
I never said BSNBC doesn't talk about the economy but they,(Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow), do devote more time talking about the social issues than the economy.
Fox News is the ONLY right wing media on tv, all others are liberal!
Now it is "more time"? OK, then prove it?

You can make claims all day long, but if you have no evidence, they do not mean shit.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#25815 Oct 29, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text> You're spinning again.
I never said BSNBC doesn't talk about the economy but they,(Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow), do devote more time talking about the social issues than the economy.
Fox News is the ONLY right wing media on tv, all others are liberal!
If Fox news is right wing, how can they also be fair and balanced? How can they report the news and let you decide?

And I would love to see you produce evidence that shows all other media outlets are liberal.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#25816 Oct 29, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text> Again, the major issue IS the economy! By your standards, the majority of Americans think black and white.
I am well aware the majority feels the economy is the major issue. I said so myself. So who are you arguing with? The voices in your head?
I had to point out to you, just because that is the main issue, it does not make all other issues obsolete.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

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#25817 Oct 29, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>I thought she made a great point. Powell endorsed Obama in '08 although he had no record and no experience. Now that he has experience and a failed record, Powell endorses him again. What does that say about Powell's judgement?
As far as the rest of your post, typical liberal tactics....SIN
S- shift the subject...ignore the economy and put more emphasis on the social issues
I- ignore the facts...democrats demagoguing in order to obtain power
N- name calling...Romnesia, bullshitter, racist, just to name a few
Well Obama did have a record in 08 as he voted against the Iraq war. I see you are ignoring facts.
But I would figure, Powell in 08 also based his endorsement upon what Obama's vision entailed. Just as Powell now says he is judging Mitt upon what he is promoting, and not just his record, as Mitt has no record on foreign policy.

Maybe instead of judging Powell based on your racism, you should base it upon his words.

Show me the words Powell used to endorse Obama in 08 if you wish to prove it was due to race.

Calling Powell a racist as you most republicans here are doing, is a serious charge, yet you produce no evidence for the claim.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

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#25818 Oct 29, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies.
Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."
Senator Barack H.Obama, March 2006
In 06, the economy was not in the shitter yet. So Obama was speaking to why republicans were spending so much in the good times, and not saving for the hard times.
So if the republicans had saved in the good times, Obama could have spent in the hard times to keep the economy stable and yet keep the debt low.

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#25819 Oct 29, 2012
TSF wrote:
Senator Obama was apparently the only member of congress trying to get something done to stop the borrow and spend policiies .
Since congress is the only entity which can affect budget changes, what is your point?
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The point is what Obama was preaching against as a Senator in '06 is exactly what he did when elected President. I guess he was against before he was for it.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

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#25820 Oct 29, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text> Guess I should've said having money makes wearing that cape easier.
It surely makes it easier, because one would likely buy out the kids for the failures in other aspects of parenting. But making the kids happy should not be the number one goal when raising a child.
I find a lot of parents spoiling their kids because they are so scared of pissing them off a bit. I am sure you will agree, this is not good.

I observe a lot of kids of rich parents are not all that happy. Likely due to the parents putting to much time and effort into making money than parenting.

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#25821 Oct 29, 2012
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Sad, how so many think, that type, business practise is perfect for a President....Sorry if you or friends, worked at Georgetown Steel? Bottomline is, it's all about Greed....that is the enemy....
Define greed. Who are you to determine when someone else has to much? How could you possibly know someone else's needs?

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

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#25822 Oct 29, 2012
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
The closeness of the race in the polls, and now the impending storm to come that may effect the election...what a time to be alive. Can anybody venture the possible effect of a major storm on the outcome?
I would think it may hurt some early voting. This is mostly done by democrats.
Many who are working class have asshole bosses who do not let them off work to vote. So they go early.
You know, the kind of boss I am talking about. The one who wants more than forty hours a week so they can buy a larger boat and the latest German car.

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