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Learn to Read

Indianapolis, IN

#195458 Jul 9, 2014
LRS wrote:
Why does Chelsea Clinton get up to $75K for a speech? Guess it's true, it's not what you know, it's who you know.
See. Romper CAN learn something new. Well not new - thousands of years old but still new to Romper

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#195460 Jul 9, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
LRS wrote:
Why does Chelsea Clinton get up to $75K for a speech? Guess it's true, it's not what you know, it's who you know.
<quoted text>
She probably told them how her mother solved the intern problem. She started to hire only guys. But then she found out Chelsea was dating one so she confronted her daughter.
"You're not having sex with that intern, are you?"
"Well, not according to Dad, I'm not!"
Old, moronic, stupid and, any reason you're going after Chelsea now?

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#195461 Jul 9, 2014
LRS wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not saying she shouldn't take the money. I'm just curious what makes her worth 75K a speech. If she didn't have the parents that she does, I doubt she'd be asked to speak anywhere. Is that equality?
Her father was number 1, her mother soon-to-be number 1 - what's she supposed to do? Reply that, yeah, if I were just an ordinary person, I wouldn't be making all this money. Therefore, and from now on, I'm doing free speaking engagements. Equality? Her parents, like them or not, studied and worked hard for what they got. I'm sure they are happy their daughter is profiting from it all. Equality has nothing to do with it. We have a swanky neighbourhood here in Ottawa called Rockliffe. Not a home under 1.5 million. I 'm not even sure I can afford to breathe the same air. Equality? &#358;heir kids are way ahead of mine money-wise. What's equality got to do with that?
Learn to Read

Indianapolis, IN

#195464 Jul 9, 2014
LRS wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not saying she shouldn't take the money. I'm just curious what makes her worth 75K a speech. If she didn't have the parents that she does, I doubt she'd be asked to speak anywhere. Is that equality?
Why did Palin's kid get a TV show? Was that also an equality problem?

“Facts trump speculation”

Since: Dec 08

Bristol, CT

#195465 Jul 9, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>A $10.10 minimum wage is still less than the 1968 minimum wage of $1.60 after adjusting for inflation
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
So!?! What caused the Recession of 1969-70? In 1966 I had at One for $0.90 an hour( was 15 y/o) and the following Summer I has a job that paid $1.35 an hour (I was 16).
<quoted text>
No, you did NOT answer my question which was "What caused the Recession of 1969-70?". And the correct answer was the rise in minimum wage in 1968 caused the recession of 1969-70!!!
I now, "stupid Libtard" is a double negative but you will never understand cause and effect for anything. That is why most people you drive drunk are Liberals.
Mister Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc wants to talk about cause and effect? Way too funny.

Actually Rougie, I did answer your question, which was why raise the minimum wage to $10.10 rather than to $8.00. Are you having a memory lapse? Your question about the recession was AFTER I posted my reply. Was I supposed to read your mind and answer a question you had not posed yet, as you had not yet decided to MOVE THE GOALPOST?
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>A $10.10 minimum wage is still less than the 1968 minimum wage of $1.60 after adjusting for inflation.

“ad maiora nati sumus ”

Since: Sep 09

Justice Scalia is an Oxymoron

#195466 Jul 9, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>A $10.10 minimum wage is still less than the 1968 minimum wage of $1.60 after adjusting for inflation
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
So!?! What caused the Recession of 1969-70? In 1966 I had at One for $0.90 an hour( was 15 y/o) and the following Summer I has a job that paid $1.35 an hour (I was 16).
<quoted text>
No, you did NOT answer my question which was "What caused the Recession of 1969-70?". And the correct answer was the rise in minimum wage in 1968 caused the recession of 1969-70!!!
I now, "stupid Libtard" is a double negative but you will never understand cause and effect for anything. That is why most people you drive drunk are Liberals.
1969 recession caused by a rise in the minimum wage in 1968?

I don't think so.

According to the paper entitled “Current Economic Recession: How long, how deep and how different from the Past? Authored by economists Marc Labonte and Gail Makinen of the Congressional Research Service dated January 10, 2002 , the following information is provided:

The 1969-1970 recession was preceded by a period of unsustainable growth that led to accelerating inflation, which rose from 3.1% in 1967 to 4.3% in 1968, 4.9% in 1969, and 5.3% in 1970. Many contemporary observers attributed this boom and bust pattern to the fiscal policy stance of the time. As a percentage of GDP, the actual budget deficit rose from 1.1% in 1967 to 2.9% in 1968, and the structural budget deficit rose from 2.6% to 3.5%. During a period of full employment, this increase in the deficit is likely to be highly inflationary. Many argued that the easing of fiscal policy was spurred by growing American military involvement in Vietnam and the government’s purported unwillingness to raise taxes
to finance it. In retrospect, however, monetary policy and a spike in oil prices might
have played a larger role in the cause of the recession than they were assigned by
contemporaries.

A belated effort was made to reduce the budget deficit, which reduced aggregate
spending. In 1968 and 1969, temporary 10% surcharges were applied to individual
income and corporate taxes, ostensibly to curb inflation. Later, the Tax Reform Act
of 1969 was passed. It was advertised as a measure to reform the tax code and close
certain loopholes, but also had the effect of raising revenue by 0.2% of GDP in 1970.
Its major provisions were the repeal of the investment tax credit (revenue raising), the
restriction of the tax exempt status of foundations (revenue raising), a broadening of
the individual income tax base (revenue raising), and an increase in the income tax’s
standard deduction and personal exemption (revenue reducing). In addition, the Act
extended the temporary surcharges for the first six months of 1970 at a rate of 5%
(reduced from the previous 10%), raising tax revenues an additional 0.4% of GDP.30
The result of these efforts, along with a reduction in military outlays, produced an
actual surplus of 0.3% of GDP in 1969 – the last surplus until 1998. This still
represented a structural budget deficit of 1.1% of GDP, however. The drop-off in
economic activity in 1970 returned the budget to a deficit equivalent to 0.3% of GDP.
In structural terms, however, fiscal policy was in fact slightly tighter than in 1969: the
structural deficit was reduced to 0.8% of GDP.

http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/7...

nowhere in this paper did government economists mentioned the minimum wage increase in 1968 as a contributing factor in the 1969 recession.

Did you mention a one time that you earned a A.A. degree? Prove it.
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#195467 Jul 9, 2014
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
Her father was number 1, her mother soon-to-be number 1 - what's she supposed to do? Reply that, yeah, if I were just an ordinary person, I wouldn't be making all this money. Therefore, and from now on, I'm doing free speaking engagements. Equality? Her parents, like them or not, studied and worked hard for what they got. I'm sure they are happy their daughter is profiting from it all. Equality has nothing to do with it. We have a swanky neighbourhood here in Ottawa called Rockliffe. Not a home under 1.5 million. I 'm not even sure I can afford to breathe the same air. Equality? &#358;heir kids are way ahead of mine money-wise. What's equality got to do with that?
Weren't you just harping about fairness and equality? Read my post, I'm curious what makes her speaking engagements worth $75K.
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#195468 Jul 9, 2014
Learn to Read wrote:
<quoted text>
Why did Palin's kid get a TV show? Was that also an equality problem?
A TV show?

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#195469 Jul 9, 2014
ping - a virtual "poke" (email, instant message, etc.) usually sent for reminder purposes

Urban Dictionary
Frank

Spokane, WA

#195470 Jul 9, 2014
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
In Cuba, 99% of the population earns a whopping $18 per month. The other 1%, politicos and other bastards, earn more and spend a lot of their time in Florida where they own villas - did you know that? I can't prove it with evidence, I just happen to know it, and believe me it's true.
Anyhow, I gave Cuba as an example of "equality" not being "equal" at all and looney bin at best. Sure, CEOs and higher brass should earn more than ordinary employees - normal. But not exaggeratingly (sic) so. And,as I said, those big shots do not own, have not founded those companies. GE, Boeing, GM, Ford, Chrysler, Apple, the big banks, pharmaceuticals, etc, are you telling me their owners are running them?
Citing your friend as example is exactly what I meant. Getting rich, living above his means at the expense of his workers, whose only fault was diligently working for him. Yes,I am upset at big companies that set their employees adrift - when not laying them off and exporting their jobs to China or Mexico. GM's recall woes come to mind. Who made those mistakes? The workers? Nope. The leaders of the company, those liars who didn't care their clients were at risk?- forget the key chain, Rogue and who knows, as people buy fewer GM products - who can blame them?- yes, who knows how many workers will be laid off?
New auto workers are being hired at a lower wage than the actual ones. Is that fair? Are new head office staff and executives and directors coming on for less pay?
Obama wants the United States to be more like Cuba. Do you really think that should be a goal?
Frank

Spokane, WA

#195471 Jul 9, 2014
LRS wrote:
Alright, I need some feedback.
What is your favorite muscle car from say, 65 - 73? I'm toying with the idea of buying a restored one. Anyone have any favorites?
I would go for the Plymouth Barracuda.
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#195472 Jul 9, 2014
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>I would go for the Plymouth Barracuda.
Thanks. The ones I've seen are high dollar, as are most old mopars. People crave those old hemis. Thanks.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#195473 Jul 9, 2014
LRS wrote:
<quoted text>
Weren't you just harping about fairness and equality? Read my post, I'm curious what makes her speaking engagements worth $75K.
Yes, fairness and equality were on my radar.Always been. But prior to our discussion on the Clinton daughter, I clearly said that not all professions should enjoy the same wages. A doctor should make more than a taxi driver. I think that says it all. But the taxi driver should earn a living wage. And again, inequality is having a CEO who owns 1% of a company take a 25% salary hike while the employees get a measly 2%. THAT is inequality. THAT is unfairness.

But if , as I said, parents studied and worked hard to amass some, wealth I don't think there is any inequality if their children profit from it.
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#195474 Jul 9, 2014
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, fairness and equality were on my radar.Always been. But prior to our discussion on the Clinton daughter, I clearly said that not all professions should enjoy the same wages. A doctor should make more than a taxi driver. I think that says it all. But the taxi driver should earn a living wage. And again, inequality is having a CEO who owns 1% of a company take a 25% salary hike while the employees get a measly 2%. THAT is inequality. THAT is unfairness.
But if , as I said, parents studied and worked hard to amass some, wealth I don't think there is any inequality if their children profit from it.
Well, should all doctors make the same? Should all lawyers make the same? Many, many CEOs have worked their way up the rungs of the corporate ladder. And, I'm sure they worked hard to get where they are. Leadership costs a hell of a lot more than a sales rep or whatever. Really depends on where one is comfortable in this 21st century food chain. I find it odd that you have such a problem with "corporate" America and the people that actually make it work, yet you seem to have no problems with someone getting rich simply because their parents were famous. Those are the "born with silver spoon in mouth" that contribute little, IMO.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#195475 Jul 10, 2014
This beer is for you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch...

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#195476 Jul 10, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
She probably told them how her mother solved the intern problem. She started to hire only guys. But then she found out Chelsea was dating one so she confronted her daughter.
"You're not having sex with that intern, are you?"
"Well, not according to Dad, I'm not!"
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
Old, moronic, stupid and, any reason you're going after Chelsea now?
Well,,,,,,,NO! It was a Bill Clinton joke. Remember, "It all depends on what the definition of "is" is?" Or, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman,,,,, Monica Lewinsky"!
Still don't get it? How sad!!!

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#195477 Jul 10, 2014
LRS wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not saying she shouldn't take the money. I'm just curious what makes her worth 75K a speech. If she didn't have the parents that she does, I doubt she'd be asked to speak anywhere. Is that equality?
Learn to Read wrote:
<quoted text>
Why did Palin's kid get a TV show? Was that also an equality problem?
Ah, Palins kids got a TV show because people thought THEY could make money. That is called, free enterprise.
But Libtards GIVE jobs to their celebrities to reward them knowing they will lose money. But they are okay with that.
Generally speaking, Conservatives are more laid back about celebrities than Liberals are.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#195478 Jul 10, 2014
This is another example of Liberal celeb worship. The only reason why I post this is that this piece is a HEADLINE on Yahoo News! Headline? It deserves to be a headline in the E-section only ( E is for entertainment)

World Cup Angel of Doom Mick Jagger attends Brazil-Germany match, Brazil lose 7-1
By Brooks Peck July 8, 2014 6:49 PM Dirty Tackle
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer-dirty-ta...

“Facts trump speculation”

Since: Dec 08

Bristol, CT

#195480 Jul 10, 2014
Analysis: Over Half of All Statements Made on Fox News Are False

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/07/09/analy...

http://tinyurl.com/omzlz38

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#195481 Jul 10, 2014
"The big switch brought far more flights over areas of the city and suburbs directly East and West of O'Hare. It has triggered record number of O'Hare noise complaints, many from residents who said they were blindsided by the blitz of planes over their homes."

Chicago Sun-Times

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