Why are democrats so lazy?

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Politically correct

Morgantown, WV

#1 Mar 27, 2013
I know not all democrats are lazy, but why is it that most government employees are democrats? Most food stamp leeches are democrats, and most welfare trash are democrats. What has happened to that party? A working man that votes democrat is a rare thing these days, mainly cause they want to keep their money for them and not feed the lazy.
Crowley

Fairmont, WV

#2 Mar 28, 2013
The left is always ready to sacrifice their freedoms in order to suck on the government tit.
Biz man

Rivesville, WV

#3 Apr 16, 2014
I like this post! How true this is! The modern democrat does not believe in work at all, but have conditioned most to believe the CEO that is paying 10's of thousands in taxes isn't contributing enough to society when they are not contributing any! Only thing I would ad to this post is its sad the democrats are jealous of people who work these days. The modern democrat is NOT the party it used to be! If you believe in god, then you can't be a democrat!
The Punisher

Fairmont, WV

#4 Apr 16, 2014
Democrats drink the water.......they just won't carry it.
Butthead

New York, NY

#5 Apr 16, 2014
How very true of a large percentage of modern democrats. Most would rather receive something for "free" rather than BE FREE. Too much government regulation and taxes are breaking the back of America. We'd all be alot better off if we were free to do something without 100 miles of govt red tape involved. Every American should start thinking a little more for themselves instead of following ANY political party. We should be following the Constitution instead. Set your mind free and your @ss will follow.
Melvin P Sharples

Alexandria, VA

#6 Apr 16, 2014
it is funny that most Dem's want to help people that are poor. The even funnier part is that Republicans hate this but then vote time and time again to give corporate subsidies and tax right offs to the richest who don't need help. Every year $12 billion dollars is written off by corporations for lunches, dinners, banquets, and get aways as 'business expenses'. And the richest corporations in the world are given subsidies and through loopholes pay no taxes to the country that gives them the freedom to live, operate and run their business... the U.S.A.
So instead of kicking down at people that are less fortunate like military men and their families that might get assistance or people that work 40+ hours a week and or two jobs at minimum wage that still keeps them at poverty level why don't you try punching up at the people that are really robbing our country blind.
Why don't you do that? Because it is easier and you want somebody to look down on. Or you are a butt kissing company man who thinks if they lick the masters boots he will give you some bread crumbs and let you wash his Mercedes.
It isn't about Dem's and Republicans. They keep the poor and middle class fighting each other while the rich corporate plutocrats at the top (both Dem's and Republicans) rob this country blind.
tired

Broadview Heights, OH

#7 Apr 17, 2014
Its not working people that's the trouble. Modern Democrats think they are HELPING those poor unfortunate people, but all they are doing is enabling the lazy. Just go to save a lot food store and watch how many are paying with food stamps, it will sicken u, then they go outside and get in their brand new car. U cant help people get on their feet who do not want to stand on their own. These people see those trying to help them are weak easy targets for free money.
Melvin P Sharples

Alexandria, VA

#8 Apr 17, 2014
Bull. You are just spouting Ronnie Reagans mythological 'Welfare Queen' b.s.. With the rate of unemployment today, with minimum wage being so low, with soldiers pay being so low how can you make a generalization that people on food stamps are all 'welfare queens & kings' driving Cadillacs and paying for everything with food stamps. That b.s. is debunked and has been for years.

Again, justify millionaires and billionaires getting millions and billions in corporate subsidies and loopholes to where they pay almost no taxes? Justify million and billion dollar corporations paying poverty wages and expecting the government to make up for it by giving food stamps and assistance to their employees who make poverty wages?

Quit spouting tired old divisive rhetoric and think about what is going on instead of getting your back up that poor people are all lazy and are all bumbs.
tired

Broadview Heights, OH

#9 Apr 17, 2014
justify lines for free phones that we all have seen, I speak of what I see not of rumors and propaganda. I am a veteran and I didn't cry foul when I got out I WENT TO WORK. Do u really think there are no jobs?
There are plenty, but why work when our bleeding heart politicians extend unemployment for 2 YEARS. I have been out of work MANY times and by hard work and determination I have always came through. That determination has been lost on our THE WORD OWES ME mentality.
Crowley

Fairmont, WV

#10 Apr 17, 2014
Democrats are weak minded, weak spined people who are incapable of personal responsibility. They crave the government safety net in order to survive. They are lazy people who constantly criticize corporations and hard work while celebrating those who lay around mooching off the government. They literally bite the hand that feeds them. We, while they are biting, they can bite me!

“Honda Insight hybrid 64 mpg”

Since: Sep 09

Clarksburg, WV

#11 Apr 17, 2014
Raising the minimum wage will significantly reduce the number of people on welfare, and boost the economy. I know if I had more money, I'd spend more, instead of locking it up in a Wall Street investment account, and rewarding the bankers and brokers who crashed the economy in 2008 and destroyed the jobs of the people you Fox News fans are complaining about.

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/03/05/min...
"The group’s analysis found that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 from the current $7.25 rate would lower total food-stamp aid by $4.6 billion, or 6% of the program’s budget.

“Our results show that a minimum-wage increase to $10.10 would reduce the need for 3.5 million people to support themselves on food stamps,” said Michael Reich, one of the study’s authors and an economist at the University of California, Berkeley."

If Congress were to go through with the plan backed by President Obama to raise the minimum hourly wage from $7.25 to $10.10, 4.6 million people would rise above the poverty line, a new study says.

The raise in minimum wage would reduce the poverty rate by as much as 1.7 percentage points according to a study by University of Massachusetts – Amherst economist Arindrajit Dube, who explains in his Dec. 30, 2013 report:

“Starting from the current 17.5% poverty rate among the nonelderly population, the estimate suggests a 1.7 percent reduction in the poverty rate from a 39 percent increase in the minimum wage as proposed in the legislation.”

http://nation.time.com/2014/01/02/10-10-minim...
"In the long-term, the plan would reduce the ranks of the nation’s poor by 6.8 million, according to the Huffington Post.
Jesus Christ

Alexandria, VA

#12 Apr 18, 2014
tired wrote:
justify lines for free phones that we all have seen, I speak of what I see not of rumors and propaganda. I am a veteran and I didn't cry foul when I got out I WENT TO WORK. Do u really think there are no jobs?
There are plenty, but why work when our bleeding heart politicians extend unemployment for 2 YEARS. I have been out of work MANY times and by hard work and determination I have always came through. That determination has been lost on our THE WORD OWES ME mentality.
Which is it Republican. Is unemployment at record levels or are their plenty of jobs? You don't want to raise the minimum wage but when people work two jobs and still are at poverty levels I guess that is ok too cause them people don't have as much gumption as you do. You are a veteran. Well guess what there are record numbers of veterans and active duty military that get government assistance. I guess they aren't as tough and hard working and as full of themselves as you.

If we were all as great as you the world would be full of blowhards you fat head.
Matt Musgrave

Clarksburg, WV

#13 Apr 18, 2014
I'm sure raising the minimum wage would do all the things mentioned above in the short term and certainly do not want to hold people who make MW back from prosperity. I just believe that when we raise the MW, in time prices of EVERYTHING ( goods and services) would creep right back up to where the wage increase would be ate up. The MW isn't meant to be a living wage anymore I believe. It's a starting wage for entry level low skill jobs where people start and work their way into higher wages by acquiring skills and experience. So I'm skeptical of what raising the MW would do in the long run?

But I agree, and I'm sure I will get skewered for this, those that believe they should get everything for nothing almost always seem to be on the Left side of the argument.....wonder why? Not saying all Dems are, just that those who believe they deserve something for NOTHING are.....
Orson

Fairmont, WV

#14 Apr 18, 2014
Minimum wage is not just entry level jobs anymore. 88% of minimum wage workers are over 20 and 1/3 are over 40. Also studies show that prices don't go up that much. If they raised the minimum wage to $9 an hour then the price of your merch would go up about 10 cents per person.

Adjusted for inflation $9 an hour doesn't even equal what the minimum wage was in 1968! The prices of everything else ARE going up and yet wages stay stagnant.
Orson

Fairmont, WV

#15 Apr 18, 2014
Also business will end up keeping or hiring more people because if all these workers have more money to spend then they spend it! Thus you have more demand for products and business increases so you need more workers. You are essentially stimulating the economy by giving consumers money to spend on your products and services. And they are working for it and not needing hand outs from the government to make up for what cheap corporations don't want to pay.

Don't blame people who work (sometimes two jobs) for needing assistance when cheap greedy bosses won't pay a fair wage. Blame the corporations and business owners for the need for welfare. They are the ones that want the tax payer to subsidize their poorly paid employees.

“Honda Insight hybrid 64 mpg”

Since: Sep 09

Clarksburg, WV

#16 Apr 18, 2014
There's more at the link than what I printed here, and a couple hundred comments, too.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/10/1141...
Walmart: America's real 'Welfare Queen'
Walmart, one of the richest corporations in the world, refuses to pay its employees a livable wage or provide any form of decent healthcare, increasing reliance on government assistance, and the need for a social safety net.

At over $446 billion per year, Walmart is the third highest revenue grossing corporation in the world. Walmart earns over $15 billion per year in pure profit and pays its executives handsomely. In 2011, Walmart CEO Mike Duke – already a millionaire a dozen times over – received an $18.1 million compensation package. The Walton family controlling over 48 percent of the corporation through stock ownership does even better. Together, members of the Walton family are worth in excess of $102 billion – which makes them one of the richest families in the world.
What is shameful is that CEO Mike Duke makes more money in one hour, than his employees earn in an entire year. Yet, Walmart – which employs millions of people in its stores, distribution centers, and warehouses – continues to abuse its employees and refuses to pay them a livable wage. The company has frequently been charged with wage theft claims by workers who point to the most common forms of wage theft: the refusal to pay proper overtime, the refusal to honor the minimum wage, and illegal paycheck deductions.

Meanwhile, Walmart routinely blocks any attempt by workers to organize, using anti-union propaganda and scare tactics, firing employees without just cause, failing to provide any form of decent healthcare coverage or a livable wage.

To make matters worse, these abusive Walmart policies have increased employee reliance on government assistance and the need for a government funded social safety net. In fact, Walmart has become the number one driver behind the growing use of food stamps in the United States with "as many as 80 percent of workers in Wal-Mart stores using food stamps."

Wal-Mart's poverty wages force employees to rely on $2.66 billion in government help every year, or about $420,000 per store. In state after state, Wal-Mart employees are the top recipients of Medicaid. As many as 80 percent of workers in Wal-Mart stores use food stamps.

Walmart's employees receive $2.66 billion in government help every year, or about $420,000 per store. They are also the top recipients of Medicaid in numerous states. Why does this occur? Walmart fails to provide a livable wage and decent healthcare benefits, costing U.S. taxpayers an annual average of $1.02 billion in healthcare costs. This direct public subsidy is being given to offset the failures of an international corporate giant who shouldn’t be shifting part of its labor costs onto the American taxpayers.

Wal-Mart workers’ reliance on public assistance due to substandard wages and benefits has become a form of indirect public subsidy to the company. In effect, Wal-Mart is shifting part of its labor costs onto the public.

“Honda Insight hybrid 64 mpg”

Since: Sep 09

Clarksburg, WV

#17 Apr 18, 2014
If Increasing the Minimum Wage Doesn't Cost Jobs, How Does It Get Absorbed?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jared-bernstein...
"History suggests that it's a small enough impact that the wage increase tends to be absorbed not by job loss but by the various mechanisms discussed next. Let's start with the three p's: profits, productivity, and prices. Increased labor costs can be offset by:

-Shaving profit margins: This is an attractive alternative right now, as the profit share of national income is at an all-time high while the compensation share is at a 50-year low. As James Surowiecki points out, this mechanism is limited by the fact that profit margins are thinner at retail and fast food companies than at tech firms and investment banks. Still, the fact is that Walmart, for example, is a highly profitable enterprise with low-labor costs as a key part of their model.

There's little evidence for this mechanism, though a recent study from the UK finds a significant effect. You ask me, the fact that the affected lobbies fight so hard against higher minimum wages is pretty strong circumstantial evidence that this channel is at work.

A related mechanism emphasized by Schmitt is wage compression, i.e., along with some redistribution from profits to wage, there's some empirical support for "... the possibility that employers may compensate for higher wage costs at the bottom by cutting wages of workers who nearer to the top."

-Higher productivity: One of the inefficiencies that low-wage firms face is high rates of turnover and vacancies. Raising the wage floors can help offset such costs by making easier to recruit, train, and hold onto workers. Schmitt cites numerous studies as this process at work, as labor turnover has been found to decrease substantially following an increase in the wage floor.

-Higher prices: This one has been carefully studied, and the results show that part of the cost of the wage increase is passed through to higher prices. The literature finds small overall effects on the price level: a 10 percent increase in the minimum is associated with less than half a percent increase in the overall price level, though larger increases are found in low-wage labor intensive industries (around 1-4 percent)."

So, 4% more on a $7.00 fast-food meal is $0.28.
I also found references indicating that educational level in the workforce would increase, and obesity would decrease.
Here's a good overview:
http://journalistsresource.org/studies/econom... #

“Bacon says: I love you”

Since: Oct 13

Mommy and Daddy

#18 Apr 18, 2014
The real issue is not the amount of the minimum wage, the real issue is the fact that more and more households have to rely on minimum wage jobs for their living. The policies of both political parties have led to the exporting of good paying jobs and this is the real issue. While I see no problem with incremental increases in the minimum wage, we should be electing representatives who are interested in improving our own business climate and bringing good paying manufacturing jobs back home. Overpaying for jobs that require little or no skill is not the answer.

“Honda Insight hybrid 64 mpg”

Since: Sep 09

Clarksburg, WV

#19 Apr 18, 2014
Mgtn Res wrote:
The real issue is not the amount of the minimum wage, the real issue is the fact that more and more households have to rely on minimum wage jobs for their living. The policies of both political parties have led to the exporting of good paying jobs and this is the real issue. While I see no problem with incremental increases in the minimum wage, we should be electing representatives who are interested in improving our own business climate and bringing good paying manufacturing jobs back home. Overpaying for jobs that require little or no skill is not the answer.
I'll agree with most of that, but keeping the minimum wage under it's 1960's purchasing power is not a viable solution for struggling employees.
Tyrone

Fairmont, WV

#20 Apr 18, 2014
You can raise de mineral wage to twenty-teen per hour and I ain't ah gettin' off 'n mah fat ass while I kin git me a free Obamal phone, free Obamal care, free HUD and free EBT cards from our Brotha the President! Mah stupid kids all git the SSI too! Life iz good below the pottery level!

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