If you were in Congress

If you were in Congress

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Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#1 Nov 13, 2012
Please tell us what you would do to defer the finical cliff that is coming. I know most would tax the rich more, the ones who are paying most of the taxes now. What is your answer? Borrow more money? Bail more private companies out when they start to go belly up? Hand out more welfare? How much would you raise the debt limit? Remember, we are borrowing billions of dollar a day right now. So what is your answer?
You have the floor.
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#2 Nov 14, 2012
DavidM wrote:
Please tell us what you would do to defer the finical cliff that is coming. I know most would tax the rich more, the ones who are paying most of the taxes now. What is your answer? Borrow more money? Bail more private companies out when they start to go belly up? Hand out more welfare? How much would you raise the debt limit? Remember, we are borrowing billions of dollar a day right now. So what is your answer?
You have the floor.
When I graduated from HS in 1969 you could live on a full time minimum wage $1.60 an hour. Jobs were plentiful, International Harvester,Chrysler foundry, Ford, Chevy. Abundant minimum wage jobs, if you could, and would work, you could. Over time, major companies closed down, companies outsoursed jobs overseas, good paying jobs disappeared. What has happened in the way of bailouts can not be undone. In order for the tax base to increase, more jobs need to be created, and it seems no one in government is going to help make American jobs reappear. More jobs, more tax base. It seems that when business "went global", the standard of living dropped as business disappeared for oversea. Of course if people are independently wealthy, or compfortable, big government can not imbrace them with free food,housing, and welfare. There will be a payday, as those that provide your living will control you totally at some point.
SIGH

Beech Grove, IN

#3 Nov 14, 2012
I agree with Ralph's assessment.

Would add, per the question, stop scaring companies over-seas and over taxing the rich (ones who create jobs) ; we may find our employment situation brightens. Legalize and Tax Dope ; contrary to popular/follower belief, I've never seen a violent pothead nor one who elevated to worse drugs. Side perk is it brings the jail crowd/taxes down. Bring in the flat tax since illegals will (as it appears) always be here and work under the table(as will dead beat parents and criminals)
Before one can Vote, one must show why they are Voting.(if your hands out , go away ; you're costing us all money. if you're one of those party lines against all, go away ; you're costing us all money. Have to show/prove legitimate reason to vote with something REAL and PRODUCTIVE.
Would not raise the debt limit. Would instead realize and comprehend that Rome was not built in day (but it sure fell fast once it, itself "thought" it gained momentum)We cannot over-night, get rid of oil, what not and go GREEN, not without the materials, properties, EXISTING FIRST.(leads me to , stop fining companies for not using green-related items that Do Not Exist (yet ??, if ever ??)
Could think of more, but I'm tired.
Chaz Bono

Columbia City, IN

#4 Nov 14, 2012
I'd start the impeachment proceedings for the imposter in chief.
James Arizona

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Nov 14, 2012
Ralph wrote:
<quoted text>When I graduated from HS in 1969 you could live on a full time minimum wage $1.60 an hour. Jobs were plentiful, International Harvester,Chrysler foundry, Ford, Chevy. Abundant minimum wage jobs, if you could, and would work, you could. Over time, major companies closed down, companies outsoursed jobs overseas, good paying jobs disappeared. What has happened in the way of bailouts can not be undone. In order for the tax base to increase, more jobs need to be created, and it seems no one in government is going to help make American jobs reappear. More jobs, more tax base. It seems that when business "went global", the standard of living dropped as business disappeared for oversea. Of course if people are independently wealthy, or compfortable, big government can not imbrace them with free food,housing, and welfare. There will be a payday, as those that provide your living will control you totally at some point.
min wage was less than that as it was only 1.40 in 1973
James Arizona

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Nov 14, 2012
My standard of living is lower today than it was 40 years ago and I still work for the State of Indiana.
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#7 Nov 15, 2012
James Arizona wrote:
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min wage was less than that as it was only 1.40 in 1973
Darn, they overpaid me at $1.60. When I started with G.C. Murphy in receiving I shot to $1.75 an hour.(summer 1969}
jle76

Greenwood, IN

#8 Nov 15, 2012
Ralph wrote:
<quoted text>Darn, they overpaid me at $1.60. When I started with G.C. Murphy in receiving I shot to $1.75 an hour.(summer 1969}
Wow.I made $1.05 at McDonalds. There were so many jobs. Everyone on our block worked at one of the companies mentioned before. Bring back jobs. No handouts. Close the borders.

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