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#56355 Mar 12, 2014
SERIOUSLY!!

Am sure the GOVERNOR has it ALL under control!!

DUH!!
Eddie Swindel

West Mifflin, PA

#56356 Mar 12, 2014
Governor Corbett’s budget proposal fails to repair damage
done to Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG – The SEIU Pennsylvania State Council issued the following statement today in response to Governor Tom Corbett’s 2014/15 state budget address written and paid for by his campaign.
Gabe Morgan, Pennsylvania State Director for SEIU 32BJ and President of the State Council said:
“Governor Corbett should know that hiring George W Bush's former speechwriter and a Washington insider will not change his horrible record. No matter how he spins it, this Governor has been a disaster for the middle class.

Read more here:

http://www.seiu668.org/files/2014/02/SEIU-Bud...
Eddie Swindel

West Mifflin, PA

#56357 Mar 12, 2014
Neal Bisno, President of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania and Secretary-Treasurer of the State Council said the governor’s refusal to accept federal funds to increase access to healthcare through Medicaid this year as all of our neighboring states are doing will cost Pennsylvania nearly $500 million and creates roadblocks between hardworking people and quality care.“Governor Corbett continues to stand between 500,000 uninsured working families and the healthcare they need and deserve. His refusal to expand Medicaid in this budget will cost taxpayers nearly half-a-billion dollars in lost savings. That’s funding that could be used to support our struggling schools, create jobs and expands access to healthcare for hardworking Pennsylvanians.”

Read more here:

http://www.seiu668.org/files/2014/02/SEIU-Bud...

Since: Oct 12

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#56358 Mar 13, 2014
J McCain wrote:
Rep. Barbara Lee Hits Back at Paul Ryan’s Dog-Whistle Politics
California Representative Barbara Lee responded to Representative Paul Ryan’s Wednesday remarks lambasting “inner city” men for not “learning the value or culture of work.” Her message: we know whom you’re talking about, Mr. Ryan.
In a statement, Representative Lee called out the Wisconsin congressman for invoking dog-whistle politics to support work requirements for benefits. She did not hold back.
“My colleague Congressman Ryan’s comments about ‘inner city’ poverty are a thinly veiled racial attack and cannot be tolerated,” Lee said.“Let’s be clear, when Mr. Ryan says ‘inner city,’ when he says,‘culture,’ these are simply code words for what he really means:‘black.’”
Representative Lee added,“Instead of demonizing ‘culture,’ and blaming black men for their poverty, Mr. Ryan should step up and produce some legitimate proposals on how to tackle poverty and racial discrimination in America. His uninformed policy proposals continue to increase poverty, not solve it.”
Representative Ryan made his controversial remarks on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America radio show. Responding to a question about the “fatherless problem” in poor neighborhoods, Ryan said,“We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work.”
Read more here:
http://www.thenation.com/blog/178824/rep-barb... #
and here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Qkuu0Lwb5EMXX
I usually disagree with Paul Ryan on almost everything....but, not this topic....Does Rep. Barbara Lee dispute this problem, within black culture?

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#56359 Mar 13, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> I usually disagree with Paul Ryan on almost everything....but, not this topic....Does Rep. Barbara Lee dispute this problem, within black culture?
No, I think she disputes the ludicrous, inaccurate and damaging notion that the problem exists only within "black culture" (whatever that is).

Since: Oct 12

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#56360 Mar 13, 2014
bacon hater wrote:
<quoted text>
No, I think she disputes the ludicrous, inaccurate and damaging notion that the problem exists only within "black culture" (whatever that is).
I would say, it predominates in black society...more than any other i can think of....
BO STINKS

Louisville, KY

#56361 Mar 13, 2014
Truth strike a nerve with ya Homestad ? Sounds like Ryan talking about you. LMAO !!!!
J McCain wrote:
Rep. Barbara Lee Hits Back at Paul Ryan’s Dog-Whistle Politics
California Representative Barbara Lee responded to Representative Paul Ryan’s Wednesday remarks lambasting “inner city” men for not “learning the value or culture of work.” Her message: we know whom you’re talking about, Mr. Ryan.
In a statement, Representative Lee called out the Wisconsin congressman for invoking dog-whistle politics to support work requirements for benefits. She did not hold back.
“My colleague Congressman Ryan’s comments about ‘inner city’ poverty are a thinly veiled racial attack and cannot be tolerated,” Lee said.“Let’s be clear, when Mr. Ryan says ‘inner city,’ when he says,‘culture,’ these are simply code words for what he really means:‘black.’”
Representative Lee added,“Instead of demonizing ‘culture,’ and blaming black men for their poverty, Mr. Ryan should step up and produce some legitimate proposals on how to tackle poverty and racial discrimination in America. His uninformed policy proposals continue to increase poverty, not solve it.”
Representative Ryan made his controversial remarks on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America radio show. Responding to a question about the “fatherless problem” in poor neighborhoods, Ryan said,“We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work.”
Read more here:
http://www.thenation.com/blog/178824/rep-barb... #
and here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Qkuu0Lwb5EMXX
BO STINKS

Louisville, KY

#56363 Mar 13, 2014
“For a lot of young boys and young men in particular, they don’t see an example of fathers or grandfathers, uncles, who are in a position to support families and be held up in respect,” Obama said.

“Too many fathers are M.I.A, too many fathers are AWOL, missing from too many lives and too many homes,” Mr. Obama said, to a chorus of approving murmurs from the audience.“They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men. And the foundations of our families are weaker because of it.”

"whatever that is"
Al Sharpton

West Mifflin, PA

#56364 Mar 13, 2014
The amazing thing--or rather, one amazing thing--to me is if you pressed Ryan on this and pointed out how racist it is, he would deny it. He would deny any dog-whistle connection between "inner city" men and "blacks". It is just a coincidence, and you seeing anything more in it is PC mongering or some such.

And of course, this has been the playbook for the GOP since Nixon. Reagan did it pretty blatantly with his "welfare queen" epithet, along with giving a big speech on "state's rights" at the Neshoba County Fair in 1980. Bush with Willie Horton. Jesse Helms with the "hands" ad. And on and on. But oh, no; now that we have an African American President, racism is dead, right?

What a pile of horse manure.
BO STINKS

Louisville, KY

#56365 Mar 13, 2014
To anyone who believes a solid family structure is NOT the keystone to emotional and financial stability has been used and duped.

Stop listening to the sandal wearing Sociology 101 professors.
R Perry

West Mifflin, PA

#56366 Mar 13, 2014
BO STINKS wrote:
To anyone who believes a solid family structure is NOT the keystone to emotional and financial stability has been used and duped.
Stop listening to the sandal wearing Sociology 101 professors.
So you agree that white marriages that end up in divorce have an impact on families also ?
Concerned Erie Native

Baltimore, MD

#56367 Mar 13, 2014
R Perry wrote:
<quoted text> So you agree that white marriages that end up in divorce have an impact on families also ?
Do you ever get that feeling in the pit of your stomach that you're trying to reason with a stooge?

Just curious....

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#56368 Mar 13, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> I would say, it predominates in black society...more than any other i can think of....
It doesn't. Poverty and unemployment (along with crime and drug abuse) are located wherever educational opportunities are insufficient. They are always the most insufficient in urban areas, which is where most black people live. Skin color isn't a determining factor for success. Education is. Come to West Virginia and I will show you terrible school districts full of white people. It isn't a coincidence that poverty is rampant there as well.

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#56369 Mar 13, 2014
BO STINKS wrote:
“For a lot of young boys and young men in particular, they don’t see an example of fathers or grandfathers, uncles, who are in a position to support families and be held up in respect,” Obama said.
“Too many fathers are M.I.A, too many fathers are AWOL, missing from too many lives and too many homes,” Mr. Obama said, to a chorus of approving murmurs from the audience.“They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men. And the foundations of our families are weaker because of it.”
"whatever that is"
All true. Was he talking about the back community? Nope. He was talking about all communities.

Since: Oct 12

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#56370 Mar 13, 2014
bacon hater wrote:
<quoted text>
It doesn't. Poverty and unemployment (along with crime and drug abuse) are located wherever educational opportunities are insufficient. They are always the most insufficient in urban areas, which is where most black people live. Skin color isn't a determining factor for success. Education is. Come to West Virginia and I will show you terrible school districts full of white people. It isn't a coincidence that poverty is rampant there as well.
Sure you can find specific pockets, but among blacks it is a national situation....most states offer very good public educations.....the denial of it, is the dishonor of it.....

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#56372 Mar 13, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Sure you can find specific pockets, but among blacks it is a national situation....most states offer very good public educations.....the denial of it, is the dishonor of it.....
Are you seriously claiming that schools in black neighborhoods are equal to those in rural areas or white neighborhoods? Why do the black kids in the white neighborhoods do so well? Another coincidence?

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#56373 Mar 13, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Sure you can find specific pockets, but among blacks it is a national situation....most states offer very good public educations.....the denial of it, is the dishonor of it.....
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/20/stat...

Until we invest equally in all students, expecting equal results is an ignorant pursuit.
Obamanomics Folly

Scranton, PA

#56374 Mar 13, 2014
Over 500 economists against federal minimum wage increase
03/13/2014

Over 500 economists signed an open letter to the White House and Congress urging them to reject a federal minimum wage increase.

The list, which included three Nobel laureates and several veterans of past administrations, warned the minimum wage hike would cause economic damage.

“One of the serious consequences of raising the minimum wage is that business owners saddled with a higher cost of labor will need to cut costs, or pass the increase to their consumers in order to make ends meet. Many of the businesses that pay their workers minimum wage operate on extremely tight profit margins, with any increase in the cost of labor threatening this delicate balance,” read the letter.

It also cited the recent report by the Congressional Budget Office, which found that minimum wage increases would lead to lost jobs.

The Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) most recent report underscores the damage that a federal minimum wage increase would have. According to CBO, raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would cost the economy 500,000 jobs by 2016,” the letter staged.

http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/13/over-500-ec...
Winkonomics

Erie, PA

#56375 Mar 13, 2014
Obamanomics Folly wrote:
Over 500 economists against federal minimum wage increase
03/13/2014
Over 500 economists signed an open letter to the White House and Congress urging them to reject a federal minimum wage increase.
The list, which included three Nobel laureates and several veterans of past administrations, warned the minimum wage hike would cause economic damage.
“One of the serious consequences of raising the minimum wage is that business owners saddled with a higher cost of labor will need to cut costs, or pass the increase to their consumers in order to make ends meet. Many of the businesses that pay their workers minimum wage operate on extremely tight profit margins, with any increase in the cost of labor threatening this delicate balance,” read the letter.
It also cited the recent report by the Congressional Budget Office, which found that minimum wage increases would lead to lost jobs.
The Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) most recent report underscores the damage that a federal minimum wage increase would have. According to CBO, raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would cost the economy 500,000 jobs by 2016,” the letter staged.
http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/13/over-500-ec...
Let's throw a Republican wrench at the problem. If small business's "will need to cut costs" that means there's cuts to be made now that they are not making. That coupled with their "tight profit margin" means they may have to fail. Hey, we need both winners and losers in the economy don't we?*wink*

Tell the business owners to get a second or third job if they need to.*wink* Nobody's responsible for them going into a business the fails but them. They should take some personal responsibility.*wink*
Snitch McConnell

West Mifflin, PA

#56376 Mar 13, 2014
Minimum Wage Job-Loss Report Is Cause for Republican Punt

The report also showed that raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour may lift about 900,000 Americans out of poverty, supporting Democrats’ arguments in favor of the legislation.

Still, Republicans said the potential job losses outweighed those findings. Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, said the CBO report “confirms what we’ve long known.”

“The Republicans must not be viewed as the party that killed it,” Greenberg said today in a Bloomberg Television interview.“If they do that, they’re going to have a tough time in the forthcoming elections. So from a practical point of view I’d hope they’d get it done.”

Still, their average family income would be increased by about 3 percent, and about 900,000 people would be moved out of poverty, among about 45 million people who would be below that threshold under current law, according to CBO.

Read more here:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-18/cbo-...

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