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“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

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#897456 May 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Living in the past, when a good work ethic was assumed....
Oh, right, those times in the past as were depicted in Sister Carrie, The Jungle, An American Tragedy, and The Grapes of Wrath"?

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“wake up”

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#897457 May 4, 2013
Sure is hot and humid out today, is that due to global warming or because I'm in florida??

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#897458 May 4, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>You are so GD stupid...there's no hope for you.
that's funny, a moron calling someone stupid.

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John Galt

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#897459 May 4, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
Waxman, "Libtards love to ignore and refute facts." Then today's Republicans must have become 'liptards' Tea Party Republicans: We don't need no stinking facts"! "The politics of paranoia can lead policymakers into some unfortunate directions. On everything from homeland security to education to guns, paranoid politicians invariably end up pushing some truly bizarre proposals for no good reason.
In the latest example, some far-right congressional Republicans have decided to wage a war on census data because they have paranoid ideas about "big government."
A group of Republicans are cooking up legislation that could give President Barack Obama an unintentional assist with disagreeable unemployment numbers -- by eliminating the key economic statistic altogether.
The bill, introduced last week by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), would bar the U.S. Census Bureau from conducting nearly all surveys except for a decennial population count. Such a step that would end the government's ability to provide reliable estimates of the employment rate. Indeed, the government would not be able to produce any of the major economic indices that move markets every month, said multiple statistics experts, who were aghast at the proposal.
"They simply wouldn't exist. We won't have an unemployment rate," said Ken Prewitt, the former director of the U.S. Census who is now a professor of public affairs at Columbia University." Check this out: http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/05/02/...
The US Constitution does not authorize any such data collection except the decennial population count.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#897460 May 4, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
John Galt, "The welfare state has made Henry Ford's reasoning obsolete." How so? The welfare state was at its height when ' America enjoyed its best period of sustained growth in the decades after World War II, from 1945 to 1973, even though income tax rates were far higher than today.' So, a welfare-wellness liberal government has performed best of all .
Obama has exploded the welfare rolls.

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John Galt

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#897461 May 4, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
John Galt,'Living in the past, when a good work ethic was assumed.' Past proof that a 'good work ethic' was created because of high, livable wages , benefits, shared wealth and common interests between owners, shareholders, employees,and the public at large(consumers and neighbors all)
The best outcome occurs when both sides of a transaction maximize their own benefit.

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“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

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#897462 May 4, 2013
leosnana, John Galt, Galt wrote:
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"Living in the past, when a good work ethic was assumed....

Oh, right, those times in the past as were depicted in Sister Carrie, The Jungle, An American Tragedy, and The Grapes of Wrath"? Or ,living in the present of soaring corporate profits, a strong Bull stock market, and growing inequality in wealth and wellness , higher wages and bonus benefits in the .01% of wealthiest American corporate executives and prolonged depressed, stagnant wages in the working middle class , declining national infrastructure. When a wealthy elite social class destroys its own capital base of production and growth , it's the beginning of the end . Hedrick Smith: "What's interesting is that when organized labor was strong and employee wages and salaries were rising, the U.S. had a strong and growing economy with shared prosperity that greatly benefited the middle class in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. High wages meant strong consumer demand and strong consumer demand is what drives economic growth in any country. Since the 1970s, labor unions have grown weaker, wages have leveled off, corporate leaders have taken the lion's share of the economic gains, and the incomes of the top 1 percent have risen 600 percent since the mid-1970s."

"American corporate leaders tell us that they could not afford to raise wages because it would destroy America's competitiveness. But that does not explain how German companies raised their wages levels five times faster than U.S. companies and did better in the global marketplace than the U.S. While we were piling up $6 trillion in trade deficits form 2000 to 2010, Germany had $2 trillion in trade surpluses -- facing the same low-wage competition from China, India and the Asian tigers as we did. What's more, Germany's corporate managers sat down with their trade union leaders and figured out how to keep the best jobs in Germany instead of off-shoring them. So today, Germany still has 21 percent of its workforce in manufacturing, while the U.S. has only 9 percent. And those manufacturing jobs are the core of the economy and the best-paying jobs for working Americans, and not just assembly line workers but the engineers, designers, sales reps, parts suppliers, grocery stores, real estate agents, etc., etc. So we ought to try to learn how the Germans do it -- and it isn't by holding down wages. In fact, they did just the opposite." http://youtu.be/7UZgppmq9i0

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NJ raider 1

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#897463 May 4, 2013
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NJ raider 1.I agree Obama has created Joblessness!! 90 million Americans out of the Labor Force!!
You're not seriously putting this on Obama. He tried passing jobs bills. The House Republicans voted every last one of them down. It's obvious the problem isn't the top 1%, 2%, or the rich in general. Yet republicans oppose bills being proposed to jump start the bottom 2 tiers of this country. The trickle down effect only served the rich. They got richer, the cost of living rose as a result, yet minimum wage never budged. This has nothing to do with equality, & everything to do with greed. The only trickle down effect that ever worked in Americas history, was the profits that trickled down through generations due to the slave trade. Those same beneficiaries of those profits are the ones crying about equality that's never existed in the short lifespan of this country. The rich don't want equality. They want the same folks that's been running this country to continue running this country. They want to use the less fortunate as slaves/batteries to further their agenda of,"robbing the poor, & giving to the rich to stash I'm offshore bank accounts." I'm not saying those making all the money didn't earn it. I'm saying,"Oprah made enough money last year to make 365 millionaires & still be a billionaire." In the long run, it makes no sense for someone like her to continue making & stashing money. It doesn't help America at all, but if there were 365 new millionaires, that helps almost every business in America.That's the only way the trickle down effect will work. Making sure people get properly paid for their services, so in return they have money to inject into the economy. Thus machine called,"America only works when everyone is doing good, not just the 1%. People making record profits in the middle of a recession!

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“Come Home America!”

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#897464 May 4, 2013
John Galt, "The best outcome occurs when both sides of a transaction maximize their own benefit. " It may be the best outcome ,but impossible and never existed under real life conditions of a finite Earth. Now; you are speculating in fantasy scenarios? How does that possibly help your weak argument? It doesn't .

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John Galt

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#897465 May 4, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
leosnana, John Galt, Galt wrote:
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"Living in the past, when a good work ethic was assumed....
Oh, right, those times in the past as were depicted in Sister Carrie, The Jungle, An American Tragedy, and The Grapes of Wrath"? Or ,living in the present of soaring corporate profits, a strong Bull stock market, and growing inequality in wealth and wellness , higher wages and bonus benefits in the .01% of wealthiest American corporate executives and prolonged depressed, stagnant wages in the working middle class , declining national infrastructure. When a wealthy elite social class destroys its own capital base of production and growth , it's the beginning of the end . Hedrick Smith: "What's interesting is that when organized labor was strong and employee wages and salaries were rising, the U.S. had a strong and growing economy with shared prosperity that greatly benefited the middle class in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. High wages meant strong consumer demand and strong consumer demand is what drives economic growth in any country. Since the 1970s, labor unions have grown weaker, wages have leveled off, corporate leaders have taken the lion's share of the economic gains, and the incomes of the top 1 percent have risen 600 percent since the mid-1970s."
"American corporate leaders tell us that they could not afford to raise wages because it would destroy America's competitiveness. But that does not explain how German companies raised their wages levels five times faster than U.S. companies and did better in the global marketplace than the U.S. While we were piling up $6 trillion in trade deficits form 2000 to 2010, Germany had $2 trillion in trade surpluses -- facing the same low-wage competition from China, India and the Asian tigers as we did. What's more, Germany's corporate managers sat down with their trade union leaders and figured out how to keep the best jobs in Germany instead of off-shoring them. So today, Germany still has 21 percent of its workforce in manufacturing, while the U.S. has only 9 percent. And those manufacturing jobs are the core of the economy and the best-paying jobs for working Americans, and not just assembly line workers but the engineers, designers, sales reps, parts suppliers, grocery stores, real estate agents, etc., etc. So we ought to try to learn how the Germans do it -- and it isn't by holding down wages. In fact, they did just the opposite." http://youtu.be/7UZgppmq9i0
The demographics of Germany are far superior to those of the US, making comparisons difficult.

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Spokane, WA

#897466 May 4, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
John Galt, "Financially secure people do not reach that status by overpaying for brand-name goods that they can buy cheaper at Walmart." No, they 'get that way' by believing that they are buying cheaper products from Walmart while in denial that Walmart dumps the higher costs of making 'cheaper' products on to the poorest countries in the world where the slave labor sweatshops are located . Poor countries that operate these sweatshops for Walmart and other companies that off-shore jobs pay the lion's share of the operating costs for Walmart while Walmart keeps the bulk of the profit .
"frontpageasshole"
Checked some labels on a few items of clothing I wear on a regular basis and I found;
- Levi Strauss blue jeans - made in Haiti
- Haines skivies and T shirts - made in Vietnam
- Dockers slacks - made in Vietnam
- Port Authority jacke - made in Vietnam
- Wrangler button down western shirt - made in The Philippines
- I Zod pullover - made in Jordan
- PGA Tour pullover - Taiwan
- Russel Atletics jacket - made in China
- Dockers V neck sweater - made Thailand
- Van Hueson pullover - made in Bangladesh
- Arrow button down shirt - made in Mexico
- Haggar slacks - made in Mexico
- Spalding jogging suit - made in China
- Wilson jogging pants - made in the Philippines
- Lee polished cotton slacks - made in Mexico
Guess what the countries noted above are basically all poor countries, and guess what else all those products were purchased, not at Wal-Mart but at retailers like JC Pennys, Nordstrom, Kohls, Macys, Fred Meyer.
Why do you not blame the well known American companies that use the services of the poor in these countries to produce their goods. Why do you not attack the Penny's, the Sears, the Nordstroms, the Macy's, the Fred Meyers, that get their products from these poor countries? The answer you are a phoneyfucking hypocrite.
Peace
KMA

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John Galt

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#897468 May 4, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> You're not seriously putting this on Obama. He tried passing jobs bills.
Spending taxpayer dollars to hire more government employees is useless and destructive, just sucking private capital out of the economy.

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John Galt

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#897470 May 4, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
John Galt, "The best outcome occurs when both sides of a transaction maximize their own benefit. " It may be the best outcome ,but impossible and never existed under real life conditions of a finite Earth. Now; you are speculating in fantasy scenarios? How does that possibly help your weak argument? It doesn't .
What exactly do you think management-labor contract negotiations are?

Both parties trying to maximize their own benefit.

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John Galt

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#897473 May 4, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"frontpageasshole"
Checked some labels on a few items of clothing I wear on a regular basis and I found;
- Levi Strauss blue jeans - made in Haiti
- Haines skivies and T shirts - made in Vietnam
- Dockers slacks - made in Vietnam
- Port Authority jacke - made in Vietnam
- Wrangler button down western shirt - made in The Philippines
- I Zod pullover - made in Jordan
- PGA Tour pullover - Taiwan
- Russel Atletics jacket - made in China
- Dockers V neck sweater - made Thailand
- Van Hueson pullover - made in Bangladesh
- Arrow button down shirt - made in Mexico
- Haggar slacks - made in Mexico
- Spalding jogging suit - made in China
- Wilson jogging pants - made in the Philippines
- Lee polished cotton slacks - made in Mexico
Guess what the countries noted above are basically all poor countries, and guess what else all those products were purchased, not at Wal-Mart but at retailers like JC Pennys, Nordstrom, Kohls, Macys, Fred Meyer.
Why do you not blame the well known American companies that use the services of the poor in these countries to produce their goods. Why do you not attack the Penny's, the Sears, the Nordstroms, the Macy's, the Fred Meyers, that get their products from these poor countries? The answer you are a phoneyfucking hypocrite.
Peace
KMA
Attaboy, EasyEed.

Now, try to find a television manufactured in the US.

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#897475 May 4, 2013
rev wright wrote:
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Liar!
Food stamps are welfare and the number of people collecting food stamps has increased dramatically.

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“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

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#897476 May 4, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
John Galt, "If Walmart paid significantly higher wages and benefits, the current workers would be replaced by more qualified people.
And the standard of living of the poor in the community would be reduced by dramatically higher prices. " Henry Ford would emphatically disagree with your wrongheaded meanness and disregard for your community. Henry Ford wrote,...' paying high wages was also smart business. When wages are low, uncertainty dogs the marketplace and growth is weak. But when pay is high and steady, Ford asserted, business is more secure because workers earn enough to become good customers.'
Who are the typical Wal-Mart employees? Unless you're into corporate upward mobility (you can find that at Wal-Mart, as well), Wal-Mart is all about employing lower to middle-class people. Why would you want them "replaced", to do what, get a job that YOU deem appropriate?
You know-it-all liberal a**holes are so wrapped up in your presumptuousness, you can't imagine someone working a job they enjoy, at a wage they seem happy with. If they want a more ostentatious lifestyle, they can try and find a better job.

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“wake up”

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#897477 May 4, 2013
rev wright wrote:
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Might be your menstrual cycle coming to an end.
at least you picked a perfect name to use for posting ignorant comments.

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“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#897478 May 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The idea that all Walmart shoppers are poor is ridiculous.
Financially secure people do not reach that status by overpaying for brand-name goods that they can buy cheaper at Walmart.
Damn right. That's a lesson one learns through experience and good sense. Most Walmart detractors have neither.

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No Surprize

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#897479 May 4, 2013
Truth was spoken when Rev. wRight described obama as just another politician who will say anything just to get elected.

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“fairtax.org”

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#897480 May 4, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"frontpageasshole"
Checked some labels on a few items of clothing I wear on a regular basis and I found;
- Levi Strauss blue jeans - made in Haiti
- Haines skivies and T shirts - made in Vietnam
- Dockers slacks - made in Vietnam
- Port Authority jacke - made in Vietnam
- Wrangler button down western shirt - made in The Philippines
- I Zod pullover - made in Jordan
- PGA Tour pullover - Taiwan
- Russel Atletics jacket - made in China
- Dockers V neck sweater - made Thailand
- Van Hueson pullover - made in Bangladesh
- Arrow button down shirt - made in Mexico
- Haggar slacks - made in Mexico
- Spalding jogging suit - made in China
- Wilson jogging pants - made in the Philippines
- Lee polished cotton slacks - made in Mexico
Guess what the countries noted above are basically all poor countries, and guess what else all those products were purchased, not at Wal-Mart but at retailers like JC Pennys, Nordstrom, Kohls, Macys, Fred Meyer.
Why do you not blame the well known American companies that use the services of the poor in these countries to produce their goods. Why do you not attack the Penny's, the Sears, the Nordstroms, the Macy's, the Fred Meyers, that get their products from these poor countries? The answer you are a phoneyfucking hypocrite.
Peace
KMA
Amen, Easy

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