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Dublin, OH

#284 Apr 23, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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Well, we could increase the minimum wage.
Plenty of data supports a rise in American productivity accompanied by wage stagnation or decline.
Seems the Dispatch just ran an article yesterday about the extent to which Medicaid subsidizes the low-paid work-force of a number of Ohio companiew who received some of the highest tax breaks.
Now THAT's a heavy load.
Increasing the minimum wage will not stop inflation and/or the raising of prices. I rarely go into Walmart but I was in there the other day and I was shocked at how expensive things were - one item I looked at was $2.00 more than Kroger! So you can raise the minimum wage, but those same lower wage folks STILL won't be able to afford the price increases that stores will implement to cover the wage increase - as they are now to pay for the health insurance. And nobody, not even your sainted President, is willing to stand up to the practice of such.
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Dublin, OH

#285 Apr 23, 2013
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Your thoughts are aimed directly at her and others similarly situated every you sneer at someone spending foodstamps in the grocery store or count up what they are buying or complain about your heavy load of "supporting" others.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to observe how many use food stamps, and then take those groceries and put them in a new car. When I had hard times, I SOLD the expensive car and got the beatern (along with cheaper car insurance). Nowadays, there is no expectation to sell anything because everybody else living paycheck to paycheck (or not) can pay for the assistance. That's the difference, which you will never understand.
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Dublin, OH

#286 Apr 23, 2013
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And if, as you say, that adjective carries that racist connotation, why on earth would YOU, of all people, use it?
Nevermind.
The brick wall is around the corner.
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Dublin, OH

#287 Apr 23, 2013
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And by the way, while we are on the topic of baseless allegations, perhaps you would provide the data to support that one.
That would include a definition of "welfare abuse," the method by which it is being measured and how it compares with all previous years.
BTW--I recently read that the switch from paper food stamps to EBT card had lowered the percentage of food stamp fraud from somewhere around 10% to somewhere around 2-3%. That would be in Ohio. I can look into the exact numbers if your are interested.
But if you combine that with the dramatic change in the welfare caseload from folks who once received cash assistance, food and medical assistance to those who now work but receive food and medical assistance, I am just a bit skeptical about your "all time high" claim.
I'm all for fraud going down. Now, if only the State would go after those who are getting assistance who are single with kids who live with their boyfriends who make $60K a year!

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#288 Apr 23, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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Well, we could increase the minimum wage.
Plenty of data supports a rise in American productivity accompanied by wage stagnation or decline.
Seems the Dispatch just ran an article yesterday about the extent to which Medicaid subsidizes the low-paid work-force of a number of Ohio companiew who received some of the highest tax breaks.
Now THAT's a heavy load.
Ah, yes...another economic illiterate who doesn't understand that minimum wage increases lead to inflation and layoffs.
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Dublin, OH

#289 Apr 23, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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Well, we could increase the minimum wage.
Plenty of data supports a rise in American productivity accompanied by wage stagnation or decline.
Seems the Dispatch just ran an article yesterday about the extent to which Medicaid subsidizes the low-paid work-force of a number of Ohio companiew who received some of the highest tax breaks.
Now THAT's a heavy load.
You know, what bothers me about arguments like this is that the Democrats had a supermajority when Obama was elected. They could have changed so much but, instead, they focused on health reform which now even the architect admits is a train wreck.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#290 Apr 23, 2013
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That adjective was just about created to describe a black person who might dare to stand tall and "describe prejudice using legal terms," or whatever.
While I disagree on the merits of your insult, I do agree that I'm trying to make the discussion of Anti White Racism in "legal terms" a reality.

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Since: Oct 12

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#291 Apr 23, 2013
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The brick wall is around the corner.
LOL...on my way.

“Don't trust the internet!”

Since: Jan 12

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#292 Apr 23, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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I'd like to see that documentation.
When a white congressional candidate recently referred to a black news reporter as "uppity," he coincidentally joined company with another white politician who, later that day, applied the same description to Sen. Barack and Michelle Obama.

Both of the Georgians claimed ignorance of the racial history of the word "uppity," a derogatory term applied throughout the Jim Crow South to blacks who dared to climb the socioeconomic ladder.

But for contemporary critics of the word, ignorance of the potential offense is little excuse in many cases, particularly for older white Southerners who are most likely steeped in the traditions of the old social order.

"Being from the South, people of an older generation tend to have that phrase at least ringing in the back of their head whenever the term 'uppity' is used," said Susan Tamasi, a specialist in sociolinguistics at Emory University in Atlanta.

The word "uppity," which means haughty, or arrogant, made its first appearance in the 1880s in the "Uncle Remus" stories, a series of black songs and folk tales written in slave dialect. By the 1950s, the word had adopted a virulent racial element, Tamasi said.

The 1952 edition of the Oxford dictionary listed the term "uppity (N-word)" with this definition: "Above oneself, self-important,'jumped up,' haughty, pert, putting on airs" -- although there is race-neutral usage spanning the dictionary's history.

U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., said earlier this month he had no idea he was using such an incendiary term when, as reported by The Hill, he said: "Honestly, I've never paid that much attention to Michelle Obama. Just what little I've seen of her and Sen. Obama is that they're a member of an elitist class ... that thinks they're uppity."
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story...
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#293 Apr 23, 2013
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And if, as you say, that adjective carries that racist connotation, why on earth would YOU, of all people, use it?
Nevermind.
It made the point I was after.

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#294 Apr 23, 2013
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Most people don't like to find out they've been used, and I don't think that's exclusive to Americans.
I think it all depends on who is doing the using--and who is perceived as doing the using.

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#295 Apr 23, 2013
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If I get called names, I don't care. I fight for the interests of my culture and people.
And as I said, I explain prejudice in a legalistic rather than emotional pattern.
Sounds like something akin to Critical Race Theory.

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#296 Apr 23, 2013
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It doesn't take a rocket scientist to observe how many use food stamps, and then take those groceries and put them in a new car. When I had hard times, I SOLD the expensive car and got the beatern (along with cheaper car insurance). Nowadays, there is no expectation to sell anything because everybody else living paycheck to paycheck (or not) can pay for the assistance. That's the difference, which you will never understand.
Selling one's car for income is a pretty poor proposition, given depreciation and all.

Might come out better with a trade-down if one is available and results in a net lowering of monthly costs.

But, I would like to see some actual hard data on the food stamp/new car ratio that everyone seems to believe in.

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#297 Apr 23, 2013
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I'm all for fraud going down. Now, if only the State would go after those who are getting assistance who are single with kids who live with their boyfriends who make $60K a year!
If you have specifics, feel free to make a report to FCDCFS.

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#298 Apr 23, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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While I disagree on the merits of your insult, I do agree that I'm trying to make the discussion of Anti White Racism in "legal terms" a reality.
The point of the reference was that an "uppity" black person (and that was not the term generally used) was still a black person, and therefore "belonged" in a specific place on the socio-economic ladder.

Talking about your prejudices in legal terms (whatever that means) rather than those that you deem emotional does not transform bigotry into something higher and nobler. It's still bigotry.

No--if you are actually talking about the ways in which social structures impact behaviors and attitudes, well, that is the sort of realm described by Critical Race Theory--which many (mistakenly)think just means black people being critical of whites.

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#299 Apr 23, 2013
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You know, what bothers me about arguments like this is that the Democrats had a supermajority when Obama was elected. They could have changed so much but, instead, they focused on health reform which now even the architect admits is a train wreck.
Monday morning quarter-backing.

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#300 Apr 23, 2013
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It made the point I was after.
I see both you and the author glossed over the "race-neutral" history of the word.

Your only point was to prove your double standard...again.

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#301 Apr 23, 2013
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Monday morning quarter-backing.
No, it's called truth. You people blew it all on Obamacare and it will implode and/or be repealed within five years.

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#302 Apr 23, 2013
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What baseless accusation are you referring to?
The baseless accusations YOU started this mean spirited thread with and have slamming Ann Romney with.

Getting senile? You aren't worth my time.

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#303 Apr 23, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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Well, we could increase the minimum wage.
Plenty of data supports a rise in American productivity accompanied by wage stagnation or decline.
Seems the Dispatch just ran an article yesterday about the extent to which Medicaid subsidizes the low-paid work-force of a number of Ohio companiew who received some of the highest tax breaks.
Now THAT's a heavy load.
You are so dense. Raise the minimum wage and eliminate millions of more jobs.
The libs are pushing for a raise in the minimum wage to increase tax revenue so they can spend it.

They aren't feeling all that warm and fuzzy about those kids starting out at minimum wage.

It's not up to the government to improve your life or income. It's a PERSONAL responsibility.

"The poor will always be among us."

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