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Miss Piggy

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Jan 12, 2013
The Opposite of Truth wrote:
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Actually you're just a two bit Schmahl creation.
A troll by any other name is still a troll. You don't know diddly-squat!
Amused SLew

Seattle, WA

#22 Jan 12, 2013
We all "know" diddly squat, but we call it a pig...
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#23 Jan 12, 2013
I LOVE watching little piggy self judge.... LMAOROTFU~! What a "life" !??
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#24 Jan 12, 2013
All Americans deserve a living wage.
The Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#25 Jan 12, 2013
Consistent wrote:
All Americans deserve a living wage.
I think $100 per hour is a good minimum wage.
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#26 Jan 12, 2013
Do you EVER add anythng constructive to the discussion?
The Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#27 Jan 12, 2013
Consistent wrote:
Do you EVER add anythng constructive to the discussion?
If it is the government's job to give me a raise in pay, then I think I ought to get $100 per hour. I could live on $100 per hour, could you?
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#28 Jan 12, 2013
In other words, no, you don't ever add anything constructive to the conversation.
The Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#29 Jan 12, 2013
Consistent wrote:
In other words, no, you don't ever add anything constructive to the conversation.
I add far more logic and brain power than you will ever be capable of adding. Democrat hacks like you only repeat what they have been told to say.
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#30 Jan 12, 2013
OK, I give up. Let the child play. If you have anything to say about the topic, I'll respond. Otherwise, I'm not playing your childish games.
The Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#31 Jan 12, 2013
If the government is going to dictate how much the minimum pay is to be, I say it should be $100 per hour.
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#32 Jan 12, 2013
DFLers in the Minnesota legislature intend to raise the state's minimum wage.

State Sen. Chris Eaton, DFL-Brooklyn Center, is sponsoring legislation to increase the minimum wage for large employers by $1.35 an hour to $7.50 an hour, and provide for automatic inflationary increases in the future. "Putting more money in the pockets of minimum wage earners is good for the whole economy," Eaton said. "The money is going to be spent in local businesses, on job training courses and covering rent."

It's not much, and nowhere near the "living wage," say $10-12/hour + benefits, that people like me support. But it's a step in the right direction.
States with a higher minimum wage are, overall, better for workers. This shows, by a process called "induction," that a higher minimum wage is a good thing. The relationship between teachers having collective bargaining rights, and better school performance, is another good example. No, it's not the same as causal "proof;" it's highly debatable, in the strict philosophical sense, whether "absolute proof" is possible.(It certainly has no place in modern scientific thinking.) We do know that when someone resorts, in the face of evidence that is in any reasonable, practical sense conclusive, to a claim of "But that's not PROOF!!" that that person is looking pretty silly, and need not be taken seriously.
The Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#33 Jan 12, 2013
$7.50 an hour? No one can live in that amount. I say move it up to $100 per hour. Then everyone can live a good life.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#34 Jan 12, 2013
Consistent wrote:
DFLers in the Minnesota legislature intend to raise the state's minimum wage.
State Sen. Chris Eaton, DFL-Brooklyn Center, is sponsoring legislation to increase the minimum wage for large employers by $1.35 an hour to $7.50 an hour, and provide for automatic inflationary increases in the future. "Putting more money in the pockets of minimum wage earners is good for the whole economy," Eaton said. "The money is going to be spent in local businesses, on job training courses and covering rent."
It's not much, and nowhere near the "living wage," say $10-12/hour + benefits, that people like me support. But it's a step in the right direction.
States with a higher minimum wage are, overall, better for workers. This shows, by a process called "induction," that a higher minimum wage is a good thing. The relationship between teachers having collective bargaining rights, and better school performance, is another good example. No, it's not the same as causal "proof;" it's highly debatable, in the strict philosophical sense, whether "absolute proof" is possible.(It certainly has no place in modern scientific thinking.) We do know that when someone resorts, in the face of evidence that is in any reasonable, practical sense conclusive, to a claim of "But that's not PROOF!!" that that person is looking pretty silly, and need not be taken seriously.
"The relationship between teachers having collective bargaining rights, and better school performance, is another good example."

Not a good example of anything. Standardized test scores have been flat or declining since the middle 1960's, about the same time teachers got the right to collectively bargain. All you have to do is look at Chicago Teachers' Union for an example of a teacher's union out of control. They are suing to keep half full schools open in the face of huge budget deficits. With the results the union is getting in Chicago with the kids, they should just close all the schools and start over.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#35 Jan 12, 2013
Consistent wrote:
OK, I give up. Let the child play. If you have anything to say about the topic, I'll respond. Otherwise, I'm not playing your childish games.
A lot of us wish you would give up and post. What exactly does "all americans deserve a living wage" mean? Who determines what that wage should be? Who determines what is valuable and what isn't? You? Not likely. All Americans deserve the chance to work their way up, if they can. All Americans deserve what they work for, that goes for all people, not just Americans. I don't think that Jumbo Slew posting 16 hours a day on here deserves to get money from the rest of us though.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#36 Jan 12, 2013
Correction, give up and not post. Left a word out of that first sentence.
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#37 Jan 12, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>A lot of us wish you would give up and post. What exactly does "all americans deserve a living wage" mean? Who determines what that wage should be? Who determines what is valuable and what isn't? You? Not likely. All Americans deserve the chance to work their way up, if they can. All Americans deserve what they work for, that goes for all people, not just Americans. I don't think that Jumbo Slew posting 16 hours a day on here deserves to get money from the rest of us though.
What is so hard to understand? All working Americans deserve to earn enough to be able to put a roof over their heads, have enough to eat, and have access to health care services. You don't do that on $7.25 an hour.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#38 Jan 12, 2013
Consistent wrote:
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What is so hard to understand? All working Americans deserve to earn enough to be able to put a roof over their heads, have enough to eat, and have access to health care services. You don't do that on $7.25 an hour.
All Americans deserve to get what they work for. If you want a better job, get better skills. Art History degrees for $150k working cooking fries at McDonalds. Vo-tech plumbers, electricians, etc. make good money. If you don't like what you are earning, change it. Opportunity, not guarantees.
The Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#39 Jan 12, 2013
Consistent wrote:
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What is so hard to understand? All working Americans deserve to earn enough to be able to put a roof over their heads, have enough to eat, and have access to health care services. You don't do that on $7.25 an hour.
You got that right. And you can't do it on $7.50 an hour like those cheap ass Democrats want to do. I say it should be $100 per hour. If the government is going to do the most good for the most people, then $100 an hour it is.
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#40 Jan 12, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>All Americans deserve to get what they work for. If you want a better job, get better skills. Art History degrees for $150k working cooking fries at McDonalds. Vo-tech plumbers, electricians, etc. make good money. If you don't like what you are earning, change it. Opportunity, not guarantees.
Nope. Wrong. All working Americans deserve to earn enough to be able to put a roof over their heads, have enough to eat, and have access to health care services. You don't do that on $7.25 an hour.

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