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Not Landrieu

Natchitoches, LA

#1462 Feb 26, 2014
Living Wage wrote:
To be clear, NOT AGAINST PROFITS.
Profits should come AFTER WORKERS ARE PAID A LIVING WAGE w/Benefits. Even Ronald Reagan agreed with this. He Campaigned on it and then dropped the ball big time!
I don't think I can be any clearer. Investment "unearned income" comes second to earned income. If it is done correctly, then there is no reason to change the unearned rate. Again, this is what Reagan, your hero, campaigned on.
The Pope is on board too!
You are a total buffoon. Have you ever taken an upper level (college) business or economics class? I doubt it, or I doubt that you either believed or understood if you did.

I ask once again: DEFINE living wage, with specifics (numbers, etc.) not your generic "a wage high enough to live on" idiocy. You keep saying it, define it.
cho

Pineville, LA

#1463 Feb 26, 2014
No GOPers wrote:
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Japan, Germany, Sweden, and Italy have all bailed out their Auto Plants at one time or another.
Korea has invested in Hyundai... They All do it...because it makes good sense to keep huge manufacturing plants running if you can...
BailOuts don't qualify as Corporate Welfare since it has to be paid back...
Facts don't enter into your posts it's easy to see. Find, if you can where Chrysler paid back that second "corporate welfare or "bailout". As of July 2013 , it had not been paid.
Give a reference, if you can, that the Italian government bailed out their Fiat auto business. It was us, the American taxpayer's BILLIONS that Obama gave away. That bailout, was used by Fiat to buy their last stake in Chrysler, now an Italian auto company. Obama administration literally gave away ownership of Chrysler.
And you say, " it makes good sense ........".????????? Again, facts don't matter to you!!!
http://www.openmarket.org/2014/01/01/the-grea...
Living Wage

Hammond, LA

#1464 Feb 26, 2014
SOME sanctions were lifted as a sign of good faith. Iran is being watched very carefully. Same goes for Syria and N. Korea. Iran really has nothing to gain, but a lot to lose by using Nuclear weapons against their neighbors. More of a scare tactic.

Iran is watching the US (Pres. and Congress). If they feel this is a trick, then they will certainly want war; even if it is NOT in their best interest. Why push them into it?

Iran was once Persia and the guy who founded BP made deal with Persia to drill for their oil. When Persia found out that they got the short end of the stick (you know, cheated on a high level), they threw him out and nationalized the oil. They trust NO ONE True story. They too speak softly, but carry a big stick. Everyone does. And yes, everyone spies on everyone. There the secret is out! lol

Basically, you are saying that Bush had NO idea that going to war was based on lies, really? So Chaney was the mastermind? Or maybe, Rumsfeld? O voted against it, remember? Congress voted yes based on lies I TELL YOU.

So you are saying that W. was like Reagan? You know when Reagan said he did NOT know that weapons were sold to Iran via Israel, Iran/Contra? If you remember, Reagan said there would NEVER be weapons for hostages, remember? Seems like he had no part in running the country either.

And you people criticize O. Really?

I am so glad I am able to teach history, because we certainly don't want to repeat it, right?
Living Wage

Hammond, LA

#1465 Feb 26, 2014
cho wrote:
<quoted text>
Facts don't enter into your posts it's easy to see. Find, if you can where Chrysler paid back that second "corporate welfare or "bailout". As of July 2013 , it had not been paid.
Give a reference, if you can, that the Italian government bailed out their Fiat auto business. It was us, the American taxpayer's BILLIONS that Obama gave away. That bailout, was used by Fiat to buy their last stake in Chrysler, now an Italian auto company. Obama administration literally gave away ownership of Chrysler.
And you say, " it makes good sense ........".????????? Again, facts don't matter to you!!!
http://www.openmarket.org/2014/01/01/the-grea...
http://money.cnn.com/2011/07/21/autos/chrysle...
U.S. loses $1.3 billion in exiting Chrysler

Didn't the W. Bush Admin provide initial funding for the bailout? Didn't Mitt Romney back government funding for a pre-packaged bankruptcy? Seems to me a lot of people were thinking the same way, but when it could not be saved, some are pointing fingers at others. You know, 20/20 hindsight. Looks like the US tried and only lost 1.3 billion; knew when to get out, right?
Living Wage

Hammond, LA

#1466 Feb 26, 2014
Not Landrieu wrote:
<quoted text>
You are a total buffoon. Have you ever taken an upper level (college) business or economics class? I doubt it, or I doubt that you either believed or understood if you did.
I ask once again: DEFINE living wage, with specifics (numbers, etc.) not your generic "a wage high enough to live on" idiocy. You keep saying it, define it.
The economics training you are so fond of had brought this country to its knees in 2007-2008. It explains how 85 people's wealth is equivalent to that of 1/2 of the earth's population.

Using your math and logic, 1/2 of the earth's population is NOT WORKING, right?

For the slow ones, a living wage is tied to the area you live in. Some areas cost more to live/work in; take San Francisco for example. By the way, they already RAISED their min. wage to $10/hour.

Some areas it would be $10.10 an hour and others $15 an hour.

WOW, once again I feel like a hero! You are welcome!!!
Not Landrieu

Natchitoches, LA

#1467 Feb 26, 2014
Living Wage wrote:
SOME sanctions were lifted as a sign of good faith. Iran is being watched very carefully. Same goes for Syria and N. Korea. Iran really has nothing to gain, but a lot to lose by using Nuclear weapons against their neighbors. More of a scare tactic.
Iran is watching the US (Pres. and Congress). If they feel this is a trick, then they will certainly want war; even if it is NOT in their best interest. Why push them into it?
Iran was once Persia and the guy who founded BP made deal with Persia to drill for their oil. When Persia found out that they got the short end of the stick (you know, cheated on a high level), they threw him out and nationalized the oil. They trust NO ONE True story. They too speak softly, but carry a big stick. Everyone does. And yes, everyone spies on everyone. There the secret is out! lol
Basically, you are saying that Bush had NO idea that going to war was based on lies, really? So Chaney was the mastermind? Or maybe, Rumsfeld? O voted against it, remember? Congress voted yes based on lies I TELL YOU.
So you are saying that W. was like Reagan? You know when Reagan said he did NOT know that weapons were sold to Iran via Israel, Iran/Contra? If you remember, Reagan said there would NEVER be weapons for hostages, remember? Seems like he had no part in running the country either.
And you people criticize O. Really?
I am so glad I am able to teach history, because we certainly don't want to repeat it, right?
Did Obama vote against it? He must have done so from his days as a community agitator. Or from his seat on the Illinois STATE senate. I beg to differ from your statement, but even though he had an opinion and made a speech, he didn't have a vote to cast, idiot.
Living Wage

Hammond, LA

#1468 Feb 26, 2014
Not Landrieu wrote:
<quoted text>
Did Obama vote against it? He must have done so from his days as a community agitator. Or from his seat on the Illinois STATE senate. I beg to differ from your statement, but even though he had an opinion and made a speech, he didn't have a vote to cast, idiot.
Sorry, I meant to say that he was against it and made it clear he was against it. This was brought up several times in the elections. Obama has followed through by NOT involving the US in long deadly expensive ground wars.

I also thought that W. should have waited on the United Nations inspection, especially after receiving the intelligence from CIA Agent Wilson.

Some claim today that the chemicals were moved to Syria. See, they bombed the wrong country.
Not Landrieu

Natchitoches, LA

#1472 Feb 26, 2014
Living Wage wrote:
<quoted text>
The economics training you are so fond of had brought this country to its knees in 2007-2008. It explains how 85 people's wealth is equivalent to that of 1/2 of the earth's population.
Using your math and logic, 1/2 of the earth's population is NOT WORKING, right?
For the slow ones, a living wage is tied to the area you live in. Some areas cost more to live/work in; take San Francisco for example. By the way, they already RAISED their min. wage to $10/hour.
Some areas it would be $10.10 an hour and others $15 an hour.
WOW, once again I feel like a hero! You are welcome!!!
Just like I thought: "It depends".

So who makes these decisions and who sets the salaries, hero? Do all jobs get paid the same, or does that depend on the job you do? Damn, this is beginning to sound like the Soviet Union..
Living Wage

Hammond, LA

#1473 Feb 27, 2014
Not Landrieu wrote:
<quoted text>
Just like I thought: "It depends".
So who makes these decisions and who sets the salaries, hero? Do all jobs get paid the same, or does that depend on the job you do? Damn, this is beginning to sound like the Soviet Union..
Are you really this stupid? or just GREEDY? or are you finally getting it and your are afraid?

Min. wage has been around for a while now. W. Bush raised it the last time, or did you forget? After min. wage, additional pay should be based on PERFORMANCE, not even on education (education is a tool). Too many people coming out of college with two and three degrees and still need "training". They spent their college years "memorizing" and partying; rather than getting experience in their life's PASSION known as their CAREER. If you have to give them the same training you would someone with a HS degree, why pay more? Money would be better spent on ongoing focused training related to the business.

The best way to motivate people is to pay a living wage to the worker bees and bonuses to those who PERFORM beyond their job requirements which brings in more revenue. Businesses that use this formula have good worker morale and low worker turnover. It is JUST COMMON SENSE. STOP paying people who bring their problems to work!

Min. wage is set because the GREEDY will pay the lowest wages possible (and use the lowest grade material they can get away with).

Safety laws are required in the workplace and EPA regs for the same reason. Do you want to drink that water in W. Virginia?

If GREED could be kept to a min., then we would not need the rest, right?
Living Wage

Hammond, LA

#1474 Feb 27, 2014
At the end of the day, WE WILL TAKE CARE OF THE POOR.

If not by the working poor receiving a living wage w/benefits, it will come from taxpayer paid welfare.

You get behind the one that makes the most sense to you.

Non living wages do not only occur here, but all over the world.

As Christians, you should be fighting this or do you really worship the almighty dollar?

A truly successful person/company makes profits after TRUE costs are paid; and doesn't throw that responsibility on other taxpayers, right?
Cho

Alexandria, LA

#1475 Feb 27, 2014
Living Wage wrote:
<quoted text>
http://money.cnn.com/2011/07/21/autos/chrysle...
U.S. loses $1.3 billion in exiting Chrysler
Didn't the W. Bush Admin provide initial funding for the bailout? Didn't Mitt Romney back government funding for a pre-packaged bankruptcy? Seems to me a lot of people were thinking the same way, but when it could not be saved, some are pointing fingers at others. You know, 20/20 hindsight. Looks like the US tried and only lost 1.3 billion; knew when to get out, right?
There is NO difference in the Republican party and the Democratic party! Even you point that out by your questions . I'm glad you realize that.
There is no 20/20 hindsight involved; giving away the taxpayers money to private business is unconstitutional.
Living Wage

Hammond, LA

#1476 Feb 27, 2014
Cho wrote:
<quoted text>
There is NO difference in the Republican party and the Democratic party! Even you point that out by your questions . I'm glad you realize that.
There is no 20/20 hindsight involved; giving away the taxpayers money to private business is unconstitutional.
If you are saying we need to stop all Subsidies to corporations who generate profits, I agree.
We need to invest in the future; in green technology. You want your fuel prices to go down, think solar.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler

On May 14, 2007, DaimlerChrysler announced the sale of 80.1% of Chrysler Group to American private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., thereafter known as Chrysler LLC, although Daimler (renamed as Daimler AG) continued to hold a 19.9% stake.[31] The economic collapse of 2007 - 2009 pushed an already fragile company to the brink. On April 30, 2009, Chrysler went bankrupt.

The sale of substantially all of Chrysler's assets to "New Chrysler", organized as Chrysler Group LLC was completed on June 10, 2009. The federal government provided support for the deal with US$8 billion in financing at near 21%. Under Sergio Marchionne, "World Class Manufacturing" or WCM, a system of complete and thorough manufacturing quality, was introduced and several products re-launched with quality and luxury. The 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee very soon became the most awarded SUV - Ever. The Ram, Jeep, Dodge, SRT and Chrysler divisions were separated to focus on their own identity and brand. 11 major refreshes occurred in 21 months. The Cruiser, Nitro, Patriot and Avenger (created during DCX) were dropped. The Italian and American headquarters seemed to work well together. Where every change with the German company failed, these massive changes with the Italian's worked. On May 24, 2011, Chrysler repaid its $7.6 billion loans to the United States and Canadian governments.[32][33] Being a full 5 years early, this is the only "bailout" that earned the US Taxpayer a profit. On July 21, 2011, Fiat bought the Chrysler shares held by the United States Treasury.[34] With the purchase, Chrysler once again became foreign owned; however, this time Chrysler was the luxury division. The Chrysler 300 was badged Lancia, and with its leather appointments, AWD 8 speed, std 8.4 " touch screen controls all being standard features, Lancia instantly became Fiat's high end vehicle, fitting in just below it's Maseratti and Ferrari. The Dodge Caravan was absorbed into Chrysler to become the performance portion of the coveted Mini-van line up, while Chrysler focused again on quality and luxury with their Town and Country.

On January 1, 2014, Fiat announced it would be acquiring the remaining shares of Chrysler owned by the VEBA worth $3.65 billion.[35] The deal was completed on January 21, 2014.[3] Several days later, the intended reorganization of Fiat and Chrysler under a new holding company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, together with a new FCA logo were announced.[36] The most challenging launch for this new company came immediately in January 2014 with a completely redesigned Chrysler 200. The vehicle's creation is from the completely integrated company, FCA, executing from a global compact - wide platform. The design instills luxury, elegance, full leather, with a 9 speed boasting 34 mpg, signaling that Chrysler is again successful in rebuilding cars that will not only compete in the tough mid-size market, but take significant market share from Accord, Fusion and Camry.
Not Landrieu

Natchitoches, LA

#1477 Feb 27, 2014
Living Wage wrote:
<quoted text>
If you are saying we need to stop all Subsidies to corporations who generate profits, I agree.
We need to invest in the future; in green technology. You want your fuel prices to go down, think solar.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler
On May 14, 2007, DaimlerChrysler announced the sale of 80.1% of Chrysler Group to American private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., thereafter known as Chrysler LLC, although Daimler (renamed as Daimler AG) continued to hold a 19.9% stake.[31] The economic collapse of 2007 - 2009 pushed an already fragile company to the brink. On April 30, 2009, Chrysler went bankrupt.
The sale of substantially all of Chrysler's assets to "New Chrysler", organized as Chrysler Group LLC was completed on June 10, 2009. The federal government provided support for the deal with US$8 billion in financing at near 21%. Under Sergio Marchionne, "World Class Manufacturing" or WCM, a system of complete and thorough manufacturing quality, was introduced and several products re-launched with quality and luxury. The 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee very soon became the most awarded SUV - Ever. The Ram, Jeep, Dodge, SRT and Chrysler divisions were separated to focus on their own identity and brand. 11 major refreshes occurred in 21 months. The Cruiser, Nitro, Patriot and Avenger (created during DCX) were dropped. The Italian and American headquarters seemed to work well together. Where every change with the German company failed, these massive changes with the Italian's worked. On May 24, 2011, Chrysler repaid its $7.6 billion loans to the United States and Canadian governments.[32][33] Being a full 5 years early, this is the only "bailout" that earned the US Taxpayer a profit. On July 21, 2011, Fiat bought the Chrysler shares held by the United States Treasury.[34] With the purchase, Chrysler once again became foreign owned; however, this time Chrysler was the luxury division. The Chrysler 300 was badged Lancia, and with its leather appointments, AWD 8 speed, std 8.4 " touch screen controls all being standard features, Lancia instantly became Fiat's high end vehicle, fitting in just below it's Maseratti and Ferrari. The Dodge Caravan was absorbed into Chrysler to become the performance portion of the coveted Mini-van line up, while Chrysler focused again on quality and luxury with their Town and Country.
On January 1, 2014, Fiat announced it would be acquiring the remaining shares of Chrysler owned by the VEBA worth $3.65 billion.[35] The deal was completed on January 21, 2014.[3] Several days later, the intended reorganization of Fiat and Chrysler under a new holding company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, together with a new FCA logo were announced.[36] The most challenging launch for this new company came immediately in January 2014 with a completely redesigned Chrysler 200. The vehicle's creation is from the completely integrated company, FCA, executing from a global compact - wide platform. The design instills luxury, elegance, full leather, with a 9 speed boasting 34 mpg, signaling that Chrysler is again successful in rebuilding cars that will not only compete in the tough mid-size market, but take significant market share from Accord, Fusion and Camry.
Yeah, if we want everything better, think Obama, solar & Solyndra. This will assure that we cut "corporate welfare".
IJS

United States

#1478 Feb 27, 2014
Not Landrieu wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, if we want everything better, think Obama, solar & Solyndra. This will assure that we cut "corporate welfare".
Not only Solyndra:

http://m.washingtonpost.com/politics/specialr...
IJS

United States

#1479 Feb 27, 2014
Seems like Obama's goverment funding of "green" technology is working out nicely (for a few). I suspect the same of government funded GW "research".
Not Landrieu

Natchitoches, LA

#1480 Feb 27, 2014
IJS wrote:
<quoted text>
Not only Solyndra:
http://m.washingtonpost.com/politics/specialr...
Here's a list: http://nation.foxnews.com/obama/2012/10/20/li...

Over $7.5 billion of taxpayer money wasted. Wonder how much has been wasted on GW research?
Cho

Powhatan, LA

#1481 Feb 27, 2014
What I'm saying is our government should quit taking from those who earn to give to ANY CORPORATION. Governments do not produce wealth; the money they have comes from the people in the form of taxes, permits, licenses. fees, etc.
The Constitutional form of government as our founders set up for our Republic respected individual freedom accompanied by individual responsibility.
Until we fought and won the Revolutionary War and loosed the shackles of the tyrannical governments of the Old World and formed our more "perfect" union, men and women lived much as they did since the time of Nebuchadnezzar. The women cooked over open fires, handmade their garments, and the men made crude tools and worked long hard hours to eek a living from the earth.
In our new republic with a uniquely limited government that recognized man had freedoms given by God, and that man should enjoy the fruits of their labor, then we had ingenious people who invented all kinds of things that made life easier for everyone. Volumes were produced and a great export business followed.
Today, if government ceased to repress our God given rights and our individual freedoms , who knows what inventions would ensue? You mention solar energy. Who knows what individual may be inspired to work hard to harness that energy, but there is no incentive under today's repressive government. Too many have been conditioned to think we must depend on government. That's the way governments control its people. We were not founded as a Republic, the freest the world has ever known, with the largest middle class the world has ever known, to be so controlled. There is no prosperity with such centralized power.
Not Landrieu

Natchitoches, LA

#1482 Feb 27, 2014
Cho wrote:
What I'm saying is our government should quit taking from those who earn to give to ANY CORPORATION. Governments do not produce wealth; the money they have comes from the people in the form of taxes, permits, licenses. fees, etc.
The Constitutional form of government as our founders set up for our Republic respected individual freedom accompanied by individual responsibility.
Until we fought and won the Revolutionary War and loosed the shackles of the tyrannical governments of the Old World and formed our more "perfect" union, men and women lived much as they did since the time of Nebuchadnezzar. The women cooked over open fires, handmade their garments, and the men made crude tools and worked long hard hours to eek a living from the earth.
In our new republic with a uniquely limited government that recognized man had freedoms given by God, and that man should enjoy the fruits of their labor, then we had ingenious people who invented all kinds of things that made life easier for everyone. Volumes were produced and a great export business followed.
Today, if government ceased to repress our God given rights and our individual freedoms , who knows what inventions would ensue? You mention solar energy. Who knows what individual may be inspired to work hard to harness that energy, but there is no incentive under today's repressive government. Too many have been conditioned to think we must depend on government. That's the way governments control its people. We were not founded as a Republic, the freest the world has ever known, with the largest middle class the world has ever known, to be so controlled. There is no prosperity with such centralized power.
I agree. This "Living Wage" person doesn't have a clue, but talks a lot and has a lot of goofy opinions. I guess this person would be happy just working for free, so long as Big Brother provided everything. Problem is, BB is going to decide what you get & what you don't, when and where. You ever have a family member who has money and helps you? From that moment on, most expect they are in control of your entire life.

Same thing will happen with healthcare. If they decide that you are 75 years old (for example), and an open-heart surgery is required but too expensive considering how many years of "productive" life expectancy you have left, you will just be left to die. Send you home with some meds. Besides that, they will cut expenses not only from healthcare, but also Social Security.
Living Wage

Hammond, LA

#1484 Feb 27, 2014
For previous post.

Politifact:

Our ruling

Plouffe said that the loan guarantee program that awarded half a billion dollars in guarantees to Solyndra "was supported by President Bush." The program was created on Bush's watch by a law he signed and promoted. The program grew under the Obama administration, which ultimately awarded Solyndra's loan guarantee under a new section of the law created by the stimulus. The Bush administration, though, promoted the loan guarantee program, and Bush himself touted it on his way out of office. There's also evidence his administration specifically prioritized Solyndra's project. We find Plouffe's statement Mostly True.
Living Wage

Hammond, LA

#1485 Feb 27, 2014
If first you don't succeed, try try again!

Green is the future. Get use to it.

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