BOO HOO

Martin, TN

#70782 Mar 8, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
Anybody there??? Where did all you Big, Bad Boys go?
This Old Woman didn't scare you, did she? LMAO!
Hush up old woman.... dam there not scared of you....your probally drivin them crazy with your BS trashy ass talk.
BOO HOO

Martin, TN

#70784 Mar 8, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry to tell you, but I never got any alimony...didn't ask for it, didn't even go to Court...just let my Lawyers handle the whole thing. So, you won't get any money out of me! If you're looking for a Sugar-Mommy, you've definitely struck out here!
you would be more like a SOURPUSS mama

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#70785 Mar 8, 2013
Amos wrote:
<quoted text>
Now there's no reason to bring up any perceived short comings of mine. I am one man who knows exactly what a tongue is for anyways.
Yeah, but do you know what gender to use it on? Nevermind, I don't really want to know the answer to that.

Let's just assume that you meant...to put your snuff under...move your chewing gum around with...make faces at your Kids or Grandkids...Whew! I wiggled out of that pretty good, don't you think?
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#70786 Mar 8, 2013
WILLARD wrote:
<quoted text>
Smart people never require truth to "hit" them in the face. Your concept of cognitive function seems a little "rustic" here! However, for years I've seen the same group of stupid people getting hit with it all the time and they're so dumb they still don't really know anything!! It's incredible! Apparently some are frequently getting hit in the head and are now functionally brain-dead, totally incapable of any reasoning ability whatsoever! I'm sure you must've seen some of these people in your own life. A good number of them have gravitated towards Washington, specifically...the Democrat Congress.
......now I understand why you are mentally unstable, may God Bless you.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#70787 Mar 8, 2013
Memo to Self: Do not mention the word, "wiggle " to this Bunch...they'll get all hot and bothered!
WILLARD

Dunlap, TN

#70788 Mar 8, 2013
Dunlapian wrote:
<quoted text>......now I understand why you are mentally unstable, may God Bless you.
We all know you can't help the way you affect people!

I can solve my problem with a shot of brandy, you'll still be stupid!
Pete

Elizabethton, TN

#70789 Mar 8, 2013
Hey wrote:
<quoted text>
How can we have growth when the jobs are going to China and the Mexicans are coming here to take the ones that havn't left yet'
Wages are going down when you can get cheap labor from Mexico,etc.Then Americans end up with lower wages if they want to work.
In China they work for about $10.00 a day and can not afford someone to watch their kids and tie them to the factory walls while they work.
Is this where we are heading to be able to compete.
What is the answer.
I don't think outsourcing is socialism.
I will probably get blasted from some of the far left posters on here, but some of the reasons jobs get outsourced are as follows:

The U.S. has the EPA, China and Mexico don't
The U.S. has OSHA, China and Mexico don't
The U.S. has unions, China and Mexico don't
The U.S. has workman's comp, unemployment costs, China and Mexico don't.
The U.S. has various employment taxes levied on employers in addition to wages, China and Mexico don't.

I agree, most of these things that get levied on employers help the environment, workers' safety, etc., but they also add huge costs to every business and corporation.

But the real reason jobs get outsourced is because the American consumer only wants to pay the lowest price. Low priced goods sell. Higher priced goods don't. We, as consumers, force businesses and corporations to seek ways to lower costs. Place a Chinese made good right beside an American made good that costs 15% more and the Chinese good will outsell the American made good 95% of the time. I see this every day.

This country is now a service based country instead of a manufacturing based country. That means manual labor jobs will decrease, but white collar jobs will increase. If you want higher wages, then our workforce will have to obtain some skills that are in demand by a service based nation. White collar wages have increased dramatically. Professional job wages have increased dramatically. Blue collar job wages haven't increased a whole lot because of lower demand and immigration. A government can help with the immigration part of this, but can't do one thing about anything else nor should they. There is plenty of opportunity in this country for a higher paying job, but you have to take the initiative to go acquire the skills necessary for these higher paying jobs. You can't drop out of school, do drugs, live your life irresponsibly, start having kids at 16, etc. and expect the government to do something to ensure you make a decent living. That is not the government's responsibility nor the taxpayers who do make the right choices.

And all this talk about the greedy wealthy taking away from the poor, that is utter nonsense. This may sound harsh, but what do the poor have that the wealthy want to take away? The wealthy would rather have no one be poor in this country so that our government won't increase their taxes to take care of them. Some may say, "then they should pay higher wages." The answer to this is that they will pay what the market will bear and for the skills that are needed. Paying anything more would increase costs to the point their products won't sell. Paying less won't attract the talent needed to produce a decent yield.

The bottom line is if the American consumer would buy only U.S. made goods, there wouldn't be any outsourcing. However, in this country, people have actually killed to save a buck, so this probably won't change. The moral of the story is to get as good of an education as you can get and pair that with a lot of initiative. Only that will get you higher wages. Depending on the government will only doom you to a sub-standard living.
WILLARD

Dunlap, TN

#70790 Mar 8, 2013
Excellent pots, Pete.

Makes you wonder about President Clinton giving China "favored Nation Status," with the same out-pouring of US AID and foreign aid by Presidents Bush and Obama. George Herbert Walker Bush effectively created the second "industrial revolution" in China, the nation which has 16% corporate tax rate and about to be lowered again. And, as you aptly pointed out, China industry has no regulatory commissions trying to murder their economy!! Bear in mind, All these presidents were carping about how America must learn to "compete in the global economy"! Do you realy believe this is all an accident, as if sheer mathematical trends weren't anticipated? We know better.

“IMNTBHO”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#70791 Mar 8, 2013
Really Sassy wrote:
<quoted text>
She's gonna go wild over OMG. Lol. Good morning Sir. How are you today?
I do it just because she said it got to her so much. Good evening. Been a long and productive day.. Hope yours was as well.

“IMNTBHO”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#70792 Mar 8, 2013
Nuh_ wrote:
<quoted text>
Um....it is Capitalism that this great nation was founded upon and why in less than 250 years a small agrarian country rose to the greatest and richest society ever on planet Earth in recorded history.
The only thing that has slowed our growth has been socialism creeping its ugly head in.
Amen. I have been wanting to say something along those lines for a long time. But you put it so much better than I could.

“IMNTBHO”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#70793 Mar 8, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>
And look at how you're paying for that "doing it yourself in a half a day" kind of attitude and you're younger than I am. Whoever said that Hard Work won't kill you...LIED!
You won't let up on him will you? You started buttering him up and now you are attacking him. Just like a Liberal. And you claim to be a "compassionate human being". Looks like you are the LIAR here, as always.

“IMNTBHO”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#70794 Mar 8, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>
80% of your Post is TOTALLY WRONG information!
To quote you. Post your links to prove your statement.
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#70795 Mar 8, 2013
Pete
China and Mexico don't have regulations.
Are you saying we should not have reglations?
Pete

Elizabethton, TN

#70796 Mar 8, 2013
Hey wrote:
Pete
China and Mexico don't have regulations.
Are you saying we should not have reglations?
I'm not saying that at all. I am just describing why jobs are outsourced to foreign countries.
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#70797 Mar 8, 2013
When it is said we just want cheap stuff it's not just Walmart made in china etc. It's Sears,Lowes,anywhere.
How did we survive before made in China and Walmart.WE did survive very nicely.
My dad was GM.They could afford new cars decent homes etc. The Company was doing good.Workers did good.So what happened.No one thought of cheap made in China.
There was a life before Walmart.
Pete

Elizabethton, TN

#70798 Mar 8, 2013
Hey wrote:
When it is said we just want cheap stuff it's not just Walmart made in china etc. It's Sears,Lowes,anywhere.
How did we survive before made in China and Walmart.WE did survive very nicely.
My dad was GM.They could afford new cars decent homes etc. The Company was doing good.Workers did good.So what happened.No one thought of cheap made in China.
There was a life before Walmart.
I agree 100%. Just like the old saying "they don't make stuff like they used to." The reality is stuff is not made like it used to be because we want cheap stuff and cheap stuff isn't built very well. In the good ole days, our only choice was U.S. made. Now it seems like our only choice is foreign made. But my point was that we as consumers caused this. It's not democratic or republican government administrations, its the American consumer. Corporations got better at finding ways to cut costs not because they are greedier than they used to be but because they found out the American consumer's preferences in their buying habits.
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#70799 Mar 8, 2013
Did anyone see that documentary I had put up before"The Great Pension Fund Hoax-Corporation Nation"
They were showing the city,state,and county pension records where the amounts that workers were putting in and taxpayer money going in and the government basically having mega stocks in the top companies and stocks in other countries.
We are talking big time stock.Enough to be in control of these corporations, the controling factor to place in CEOs.
According to this the government has income to pay off the debt.
Had any one else seen this.
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#70800 Mar 8, 2013
I just don't remember wanting a big discout store with cheap stuff.There were only Dept Stores when my kids were small.
I am sick of cheap stuff.It's actually not cheap because you have to keep buying things cause they are garbage and they break or work half ass like one part of your toast is toasted and part two is not.Or toaster number 1 the toast kept popping up.
My mom's old toastmaster was 18yrs old and still going strong. Maytag Wringer washer over20yrs old.It was still working fine but it was time I guess for the automatic.
My folks built their home in 1956 and bought a new stove and frig.The house was sold in 1995 still had the same old stuff and working fine.
so are we saving anything?
So is it really cheap?

“IMNTBHO”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#70801 Mar 8, 2013
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
I will probably get blasted from some of the far left posters on here, but some of the reasons jobs get outsourced are as follows:
The U.S. has the EPA, China and Mexico don't
The U.S. has OSHA, China and Mexico don't
The U.S. has unions, China and Mexico don't
The U.S. has workman's comp, unemployment costs, China and Mexico don't.
The U.S. has various employment taxes levied on employers in addition to wages, China and Mexico don't.
I agree, most of these things that get levied on employers help the environment, workers' safety, etc., but they also add huge costs to every business and corporation.
But the real reason jobs get outsourced is because the American consumer only wants to pay the lowest price. Low priced goods sell. Higher priced goods don't. We, as consumers, force businesses and corporations to seek ways to lower costs. Place a Chinese made good right beside an American made good that costs 15% more and the Chinese good will outsell the American made good 95% of the time. I see this every day.
This country is now a service based country instead of a manufacturing based country. That means manual labor jobs will decrease, but white collar jobs will increase. If you want higher wages, then our workforce will have to obtain some skills that are in demand by a service based nation. White collar wages have increased dramatically. Professional job wages have increased dramatically. Blue collar job wages haven't increased a whole lot because of lower demand and immigration. A government can help with the immigration part of this, but can't do one thing about anything else nor should they. There is plenty of opportunity in this country for a higher paying job, but you have to take the initiative to go acquire the skills necessary for these higher paying jobs. You can't drop out of school, do drugs, live your life irresponsibly, start having kids at 16, etc. and expect the government to do something to ensure you make a decent living. That is not the government's responsibility nor the taxpayers who do make the right choices.
And all this talk about the greedy wealthy taking away from the poor, that is utter nonsense. This may sound harsh, but what do the poor have that the wealthy want to take away? The wealthy would rather have no one be poor in this country so that our government won't increase their taxes to take care of them. Some may say, "then they should pay higher wages." The answer to this is that they will pay what the market will bear and for the skills that are needed. Paying anything more would increase costs to the point their products won't sell. Paying less won't attract the talent needed to produce a decent yield.
The bottom line is if the American consumer would buy only U.S. made goods, there wouldn't be any outsourcing. However, in this country, people have actually killed to save a buck, so this probably won't change. The moral of the story is to get as good of an education as you can get and pair that with a lot of initiative. Only that will get you higher wages. Depending on the government will only doom you to a sub-standard living.
One other thing to add Pete. NAFTA.. Goods from China come into the US through Mexican ports. I wonder how come that is? We have ports but China ships into Mexico. Jobs were already going south before NAFTA but look where they are now?
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#70802 Mar 8, 2013
What does one say about this?
Kid suspended from school for a strawberry tart that he was trying to bite into a mountain shape but it ended up looking like a gun.
The school is now offering counselling for the kids that were upset over this.
http://www.no morefakenews
Have we gone into the twilight zone.

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