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Fo Show

United States

#22 May 2, 2013
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I don't think the free market is a joke at all. It's the engine that has given Americans the highest standard of living in the entire history of the world.
I agree that free markets are dwindling, but that's because of government intrusion advocated by socialists, aka Democrats.
It has made this country but there are just very few true free marketeerss anymore. Name me a major employer that doesn't get some benefit. Some of it is absolutely necessary to protect American companies from unfair trade practices but true free market competition just isn't a reality anymore except for a very few small markets. China kicks our ass on cheap labor and therefore dominate all markets for products within a certain price range. When we poured money into NASA projects it would give birth to new products that were free market items that spurred our economy. Now that we've all but abandoned NASA and space exploration we don't get near the innovation and technology markets that were the byproducts of the programs.
pooter

Mountain Home, AR

#23 May 2, 2013
I have a great paying job. I work a ton of overtime also. The company that I work for is worldwide, we have the option amytime we want to take comp time vs overtime pay. When you work 60-70 hours a week it.is nice to take a week off with pay every so often. They simply count your comp time as vacation...you build it up and you can take off for 1-2 weeks amd still get a check, and on your anniversary date when you get your regular vacation we do not lose ours. The company pays us for all of the time we have left. You can only build up 2 months worth (on top of my 4 weeks of vacation) I usually save up a month for Christmas time and get a months worth of pay. The company even pays my taxes so I really get a full check for the amount of hours I work. Sometimes I would really rather have a week off than over time pay any day.
guest

Ridgedale, MO

#24 May 2, 2013
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It's the Republican Communists that want to remove overtime laws, not Democrats.
Government imposed wage and price controls work against a free market economy. Generally, Republicans support a free market economy. Generally, Democrats support a government controlled economy.
guest

Ridgedale, MO

#25 May 2, 2013
Fo Show wrote:
It has made this country but there are just very few true free marketeerss anymore.
The answer is less government control of the economy, not more.
Fo Show

United States

#26 May 2, 2013
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The answer is less government control of the economy, not more.
You obviously aren't familiar with the "Balance of Trade." There is a roll for government in business. How much is where there is a parting of the ways. Texas Gov. Rick Perry regular travels to other states promoting companies to Texas where there's virtually no state regulation. If you've read much about the explosion at the fertilizer plant that has devastated a community, you have to wonder if that no regulation is really that great an idea. I want FDA meat inspectors and the Dept of Agriculture oversight of our food. Because of their great organization when ecoli is found in some produce they're able to quickly narrow it down to specific lots and get the right product off the shelves protecting consumers and not wasting entire crops.

I'm also aware that the flip-side is too much regulation which puts undue strain and headaches on businesses, especially small businesses. Republicans generally embrace the 'laissez faire' which is little or not regulation in business whereas Democratss tend to embrace certain amounts of regulation given the specific entity involved. Given that Wall Street's virtually total lack of regulation with teeth almost plunged the world economy into the abyss, you would think that some sensible regulation would have been implemented-many in the industry welcomed it. But Wall St. lobbyist with unlimited expense accounts managed to avoid some precautions that could keep it from happening again.

Everybody has there own opinion on how much regulation and oversight is needed by federal, state, and local government. There isn't a right and wrong answer to this question because everybody has their own opinions about it. I think reasonable people would agree that none at all and too much are both not desireable but that's about the end of the agreement.
guest

Ridgedale, MO

#27 May 3, 2013
There is a right or wrong answer. It's called the U.S. Constitution.

Our federal government ignores the 10th Amendment which specifically rules out any federal power that is not specifically delineated in the Constitution. That includes the Communist style control of the economy pushed by most Democrats.

Do you want to know why the Texas economy is kicking ass while recession looms in other states? Far less taxation and far less meddling regulation.

Do you want the U.S. economy to recover from the malaise we've been in since Obama and the Democrats took control of our government? Follow the example of Texas.
guest

United States

#28 May 3, 2013
guest wrote:
There is a right or wrong answer. It's called the U.S. Constitution.

Our federal government ignores the 10th Amendment which specifically rules out any federal power that is not specifically delineated in the Constitution. That includes the Communist style control of the economy pushed by most Democrats.

Do you want to know why the Texas economy is kicking ass while recession looms in other states? Far less taxation and far less meddling regulation.

Do you want the U.S. economy to recover from the malaise we've been in since Obama and the Democrats took control of our government? Follow the example of Texas.
Isn't Texas part of the USA? The Democrats don't control the House of Rep. either.

Both parties are responsible.

Since: Mar 13

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#29 May 6, 2013
It is not totally a bad idea. I like my overtime too but...getting extra time off with pay could come in handy at times too. If it were ever passed, I may use a combination of both. Build up a week of time off then rest overtime pay.

I know a lot of people who have to take a lot of time off because of personal health, kids or other family issues. This would be a great option for them.

The way the bill reads, the employee is given a choice and the company cannot pressure them either way nor can the company stop you from taking the time off.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#30 May 6, 2013
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Pay and benefits packages are agreements between employers and employees. Government has no lawful authority to impose a socialist agenda into the free market.
If an employee doesn't like the required work hours set by his employer, he is free to find employment elsewhere. Involuntary servitude in this country ended with the Civil War.
Hi America 1st. How you been?
So you're saying that the government should not impose this act which would take away an employees overtime then.
Guest

United States

#31 May 6, 2013
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There is a right or wrong answer. It's called the U.S. Constitution.
Our federal government ignores the 10th Amendment which specifically rules out any federal power that is not specifically delineated in the Constitution. That includes the Communist style control of the economy pushed by most Democrats.
Do you want to know why the Texas economy is kicking ass while recession looms in other states? Far less taxation and far less meddling regulation.
Do you want the U.S. economy to recover from the malaise we've been in since Obama and the Democrats took control of our government? Follow the example of Texas.
You want to know what's floating Texas? Federal funding! When these nutcase tea baggers started talking about how they might just succeed from the union, somebody in the movement pointed out that without the enormous amount of federal funds that flow in for everything from Medicare to operating huge military bases and more, it would throw the Texas economy into large flushing sound. Texas big oil spurned great economic booms in Texas and attracted other business linked to it. But the Texas economy has also been been hit hard in the 80s when domestic oil markets dipped. It tends to be boom or bust and the Texas big oil folks spend a lot of money in Washington making sure domestic oil doesn't hit any interference.

Apparently, the Supreme Court doesn't share your scholarly views on the 10th Amendment. I believe your argument has been struck down on numerous occassions when challenges came before the Court. Again, everybody has their own opinion about what regulation is the right amount. I think it's abundently clear that without some common sense regulation there wouldn't be a unpolluted body of water in the nation and I hate to think what we'd be getting in the beef & poultry section of the grocery. I'm a little worried about it anyway.
Not a Democracy

Springdale, AR

#32 May 6, 2013
Federal Country.

Federal States.

Federal Citizens.

And the sheeple sleep.
Gordon Gekko

Jonesboro, AR

#33 May 6, 2013
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I don't think the free market is a joke at all.
So you want total free market and no government regulation whatsoever? Ok then, here's how it's going to be then.
Everything can be placed on a free market for people to trade and buy and sell since right now some basic necessities of life are considered to be commodities that are bought and sold on the open and free commodities market exchange. Water is bought by people with money and sold to everyone who needs it.
So if we're going to go total free market and no government intervention whatsoever with things then and anything and everything is a commodity that can be bought and sold then I am going to buy you, your house, your land, your wife, the business that you work for , etc. and there is not one thing that you can do about it.
You know why there is not one thing you can do about it? Because it's a free market where everything can be bought and sold and i have the money to buy your whole entire life.
Greed is good.....remember.
I'll have my lawyer bring the papers of ownership by tomorrow showing that i own your wife.
Fo Show

United States

#34 May 6, 2013
Not a Democracy wrote:
Federal Country.
Federal States.
Federal Citizens.
And the sheeple sleep.
Good job. Small words spaced to give it volume and broad implications to avoid complicated questions. You forgot to blame Obama & the Democrats with everything wrong but that would have caused you to have to break your structure. I just wonder if sheeple might be a Freaudian slip!
Guest

Dallas, TX

#35 May 6, 2013
Fo Show wrote:
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Good job. Small words spaced to give it volume and broad implications to avoid complicated questions. You forgot to blame Obama & the Democrats with everything wrong but that would have caused you to have to break your structure. I just wonder if sheeple might be a Freaudian slip!
I think it was a Freudian slip. He meant to call you a dumb a$$.
Fo Show

United States

#36 May 6, 2013
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I think it was a Freudian slip. He meant to call you a dumb a$$.
Is that supposed to be like a dumbass with money?
Gordon

Jonesboro, AR

#37 May 7, 2013
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Free market is not a joke. The answer is less government control of the economy, not more.
Rise and shine America 1st. The free market for the buying and selling of share units of ownership for companies is about to begin.
Hello

Haslet, TX

#38 May 7, 2013
Union workers get this option and its considered a great idea and now Republicans try to get it for non-union workers and its all about screwing the workers? Republicans don't think this should be a union only choice but all workers should get the choice without paying union dues!! Sounds like a good idea to me!!
Hello

Haslet, TX

#39 May 7, 2013
Democrats think you should have to pay union dues to Democrat backing unions to deserve equal treatment !! Open your eyes if you work for a living !! Democrats trying to screw the non-union working people again!!
guest

United States

#40 May 7, 2013
Hello wrote:
Democrats think you should have to pay union dues to Democrat backing unions to deserve equal treatment !! Open your eyes if you work for a living !! Democrats trying to screw the non-union working people again!!
What part of, Republicans want to take away your overtime pay, do you not understand?
Hello

Haslet, TX

#41 May 7, 2013
They're wanting workers to have the same optiion most union workers have !! Overtime pay or comp time with full pay !! It all adds up the same except non-union workers have the same choices as union workers !! I'd rather have comp pay with more days off !!

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