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#35816 Feb 13, 2013
Allen wrote:
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The wealthy in this country don't NEED any of these things either, they just WANT them. They can have muliples of all these things, some which may be rarely used, but that's okay, let's cut entitlements so we can have even more.
Who are you to say what someone else needs?
Cutting entitlements isn't about making the rich richer, that's absurd. It's about taking the power away from govt and putting it back into the hands of those that need help and allowing them to use that power to rise from poverty.

“Arch Nemisis of Democrats”

Since: Jun 12

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#35817 Feb 13, 2013
The Enemy Within wrote:
<quoted text>A $9 minimum wage would crush an already struggling economy. Keep in mind this proposal came from a man that has never ran a business or passed a budget.
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“Arch Nemisis of Democrats”

Since: Jun 12

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#35818 Feb 13, 2013
Allen wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, I agree. I did some reading yesterday and the Catholic Church may be headed for bankruptcy, due to lawsuits against them for sexual abuse of children by priests. Do you think that abolishing the vow of celibacy within the church might stop or slow this abuse?
No

“ We are not permanent”

Since: Oct 08

Gaston County

#35819 Feb 13, 2013
TSF wrote:
<quoted text>Increasing the minimum wage has benefits to the US treasury also.
If minimum wages increase to $9, the social security taxes on the minimum wage will increase from 86 cents to $1.12. 56 cents of that comes from the employee's check and .56 cents has to be paid by the employer. So that is an increase of SS taxes of 30.2.% for the government and 25.8 % for the employee and 26% increase in cost for the employer. So in helping the worker, our government is also helping itself but at the expense of the employer. The balance is when there are no more jobs for workers, theye is no more money for the government to pay unemployment. I am very apprehensive when someone decides to "help" me because usually, they are going to help themselves more. However, if I cannot afford to pay someone $10 per hour, I will just do the work myself or not even do the work.
Exactly. If you raise the minimum wage then you are essentially raising the "bar" as to what is considered poverty.

Not to mention that the current employees will begin to address their current pay rate and the fact that they are no longer paid at a livable wage with them being just above the new poverty line.

The most concerning point is all of these cost WILL be passed on to the consumer.

“ We are not permanent”

Since: Oct 08

Gaston County

#35820 Feb 13, 2013
TSF wrote:
Our republikan NC legislature is really helping NC "save" money right now. They just voted down receiving 800 million dollars of federal money to pay insurance premiums for poor people who cannot afford insurance. Also, they just voted to lower the maximum unemploymewnt payments to $350 starting this summer. That eliminates $ 2 billion more federal dollars coming into NC for unemployed persons to buy groceries, medicine etc. So, to make a political statement, republikans just cut off the flow of $2,800,000,000 dollars into NC. Exactly how that will improve our economy hasnt been considered.( it is like shooting the economy in the foot) I just wish republikans would stop "helping" so much.
Sounds as someone is FINALLY being fiscally responsible!!

“ We are not permanent”

Since: Oct 08

Gaston County

#35821 Feb 13, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
TSF, would not the state of North Carolina have to PAY that 800 million dollars back?
Yes
Swanson

Chicago, IL

#35822 Feb 13, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
I live on 8400 dollars a year.Once you learn how to do it,its not a problem.Just have to be disciplined.Folks, I guarantee you food stamp fraud is widespread.I know many, many people who get food stamps.Sold, for fifty cents on the dollar.Almost EVERY ONE of them sells at least part of their food stamps.Some, sell all.Drugs aren't free.
Yeah,$84OO a year. That's what the taxpayers are paying degenerates on an SSI "Combo From Sambo" Retard/Nut/Lazy Checks every year and more. Lifetime fraudsters like you know a lot about fraud and bilking the taxpayers.

“ We are not permanent”

Since: Oct 08

Gaston County

#35823 Feb 13, 2013
Allen wrote:
<quoted text>If you can't afford to buy just how does that help the economy? What good is a lot full of $30k cars to a dealer who can't sell them? Or anything alse for that matter. I'm sure most of you here have more than one car, home, tv and all the latest gadgets. Imo, our elected officials and cooperate America need to take a pay cut and the minimum wage should be set at $10.00 per hour. In order for entitlement programs to be cut the scale needs to be tipped.
More importantly why have automobile prices increased 20% when the economy is not growing?

Elected officials should be doing it for free. The original members of congress only received a per diem of $6.00 per session. It wasn't until 1855 that they began to receive an annual salary.

Why does corporate America need salary cuts?

How will raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour tip the scale of entitlements?

“Seek Light”

Since: May 12

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#35824 Feb 13, 2013
Allen I don't know what media outlet you scanned, but the Catholic Church IS FAR FROM BANKRUPT! I'm going to dig around a bit and see if I can come up with some non biased facts regarding their financial situation.
TSF

Kenly, NC

#35825 Feb 13, 2013
I agree that the free phones carry the nanny state thing too far.
The legislature refusing the federal money has nothing to do with the phones.
The NC legislature refusing the federal money DOES NOT SAVE THE USA ONE CENT because it will be spent somewhere else. Refusing the money does hurt NC and it does eliminate money that our hard pressed poor people could certainly use to good benefit. Refusing the money and hurting only our own citizens does not hurt democrats or Obama. It does illustrate the republikan mentality or should I say, the lack thereof. Its the same kind of thinking that would motivate Caldwell republikans to give out millions of free money to millionaires and then throw a poor hungry child's school lunch in the trash because she was 10 cents short of being able to pay.
LuLu wrote:
<quoted text>Government Assisted Phone
www.assurancewireless.com
Get a Free Phone & Monthly Plan. See if You Qualify for One Today! I went and read some info on what you posted, this ad was at the top of the page. I thought interesting, but I'm weird.
TSF

Kenly, NC

#35826 Feb 13, 2013
In a few years , when the feds stop the program, then NC would have to pick up the cost after that time. That is the only quasi reasonable explaination for the refusal.
waco1909 wrote:
TSF, would not the state of North Carolina have to PAY that 800 million dollars back?
TSF

Kenly, NC

#35827 Feb 13, 2013
Yea, right!!! Like when they gave an ADDITIONAL $50,000 tax BREAK to each and every attorney in each and every law firm in the entire state of NC .
Refusing the money could be viewed as responsible IF the money had been applied to the national debt principal, but that will not happen. All it does is make NC poor the whipping boy for the republikans. That attitude is why they are the party of stupid. They are just being republikans, another word for assholes.
The Enemy Within wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds as someone is FINALLY being fiscally responsible!!

Since: Sep 12

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#35828 Feb 13, 2013
Swanson wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah,$84OO a year. That's what the taxpayers are paying degenerates on an SSI "Combo From Sambo" Retard/Nut/Lazy Checks every year and more. Lifetime fraudsters like you know a lot about fraud and bilking the taxpayers.
Yeah, forget the fact that someone would work a quarter of a century, that's 25 years for a numbnutlike....how old are you?

Since: Sep 12

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#35829 Feb 13, 2013
TSF wrote:
I agree that the free phones carry the nanny state thing too far.
The legislature refusing the federal money has nothing to do with the phones.
The NC legislature refusing the federal money DOES NOT SAVE THE USA ONE CENT because it will be spent somewhere else. Refusing the money does hurt NC and it does eliminate money that our hard pressed poor people could certainly use to good benefit. Refusing the money and hurting only our own citizens does not hurt democrats or Obama. It does illustrate the republikan mentality or should I say, the lack thereof. Its the same kind of thinking that would motivate Caldwell republikans to give out millions of free money to millionaires and then throw a poor hungry child's school lunch in the trash because she was 10 cents short of being able to pay. <quoted text>
Who are the mega buck people you are speaking of, I need those guys to come into the store. I have never seen any "million" dollar people. I thought they all went broke in Caldwell Co. and closed up shop.

“ We are not permanent”

Since: Oct 08

Gaston County

#35830 Feb 13, 2013
TSF wrote:
<quoted text>Yea, right!!! Like when they gave an ADDITIONAL $50,000 tax BREAK to each and every attorney in each and every law firm in the entire state of NC .
Refusing the money could be viewed as responsible IF the money had been applied to the national debt principal, but that will not happen. All it does is make NC poor the whipping boy for the republikans. That attitude is why they are the party of stupid. They are just being republikans, another word for assholes.
Oh.....you mean like the great spending job Beverly Purdue did. See below a short list of her prioritized spending. This was just for the fiscal year of 2009-2010.

$1.1 million for the executive aircraft division

$10 million to subsidize in-state tuition for out-of-state scholarship athletes

$2.9 million for the North Carolina symphony

$11.1 million for “tourism, film and sport development”

$9.4 million for marine fisheries research

$4.7 million for a “special zoo fund,” a “grassroots initiative” sponsored by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the “adopt-a-trail” program

$8.6 million for the NC Arts Council
$1.1 million for the botanical garden at UNC-Chapel Hill

$252,000 for the “cemetery commission”

$563,000 for the Ergonomics Center at N.C. State

Not mention that in the midst of a recession and one of the largest budget deficits in state history, lawmakers adopted $1.1 billion in new taxes in order to help balance the budget.

Are you kidding me. You don't raise the tax rate and hope that these politicians will spend the money where it should be spent. YOU REDUCE SPENDING!!!

There is no revenue problem, there is spending problem.

“Seek Light”

Since: May 12

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#35831 Feb 13, 2013
The Enemy Within wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh.....you mean like the great spending job Beverly Purdue did. See below a short list of her prioritized spending. This was just for the fiscal year of 2009-2010.
$1.1 million for the executive aircraft division
$10 million to subsidize in-state tuition for out-of-state scholarship athletes
$2.9 million for the North Carolina symphony
$11.1 million for “tourism, film and sport development”
$9.4 million for marine fisheries research
$4.7 million for a “special zoo fund,” a “grassroots initiative” sponsored by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the “adopt-a-trail” program
$8.6 million for the NC Arts Council
$1.1 million for the botanical garden at UNC-Chapel Hill
$252,000 for the “cemetery commission”
$563,000 for the Ergonomics Center at N.C. State
Not mention that in the midst of a recession and one of the largest budget deficits in state history, lawmakers adopted $1.1 billion in new taxes in order to help balance the budget.
Are you kidding me. You don't raise the tax rate and hope that these politicians will spend the money where it should be spent. YOU REDUCE SPENDING!!!
There is no revenue problem, there is spending problem.
trust me on this...you need the marine fisheries thing...
TSF

Kenly, NC

#35832 Feb 13, 2013
Specifically,for instance, I am talking about the CEO of Broyhill (FBI), Jeff Cook, who got $2,000,000 of the $4,000,000 given to Broyhill, compliments of taxpayers and their ass kissing commsssioners.
emlu wrote:
<quoted text>Who are the mega buck people you are speaking of, I need those guys to come into the store. I have never seen any "million" dollar people. I thought they all went broke in Caldwell Co. and closed up shop.

“Arch Nemisis of Democrats”

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#35833 Feb 13, 2013
The Enemy Within wrote:
<quoted text>Oh.....you mean like the great spending job Beverly Purdue did. See below a short list of her prioritized spending. This was just for the fiscal year of 2009-2010.

$1.1 million for the executive aircraft division

$10 million to subsidize in-state tuition for out-of-state scholarship athletes

$2.9 million for the North Carolina symphony

$11.1 million for “tourism, film and sport development”

$9.4 million for marine fisheries research

$4.7 million for a “special zoo fund,” a “grassroots initiative” sponsored by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the “adopt-a-trail” program

$8.6 million for the NC Arts Council
$1.1 million for the botanical garden at UNC-Chapel Hill

$252,000 for the “cemetery commission”

$563,000 for the Ergonomics Center at N.C. State

Not mention that in the midst of a recession and one of the largest budget deficits in state history, lawmakers adopted $1.1 billion in new taxes in order to help balance the budget.

Are you kidding me. You don't raise the tax rate and hope that these politicians will spend the money where it should be spent. YOU REDUCE SPENDING!!!

There is no revenue problem, there is spending problem.
Here here

“Arch Nemisis of Democrats”

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#35834 Feb 13, 2013
TSF wrote:
<quoted text>Yea, right!!! Like when they gave an ADDITIONAL $50,000 tax BREAK to each and every attorney in each and every law firm in the entire state of NC .
Refusing the money could be viewed as responsible IF the money had been applied to the national debt principal, but that will not happen. All it does is make NC poor the whipping boy for the republikans. That attitude is why they are the party of stupid. They are just being republikans, another word for assholes.
Run! Everyone run! Another democrat on the loose playing the blame game!!!
TSF

Kenly, NC

#35835 Feb 13, 2013
Unfortunately,most of the "entitlements" ARE about making the rich richer.$1,200,000,000,000 (that is 1.2 trillion ) total last year went to entitlements for the rich while $800 billion total went to the poor. For the math challenged, a few thousand rich persons got 50% more welfare from the government than the sum total of over 40 million poor.
I agree that we can no longer afford these entitlements, especially those to the rich.
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>Who are you to say what someone else needs?
Cutting entitlements isn't about making the rich richer, that's absurd. It's about taking the power away from govt and putting it back into the hands of those that need help and allowing them to use that power to rise from poverty.

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