Partisan fight over "fiscal cliff" wi...

Partisan fight over "fiscal cliff" will harm U.S. economy: Reuters poll

There are 104 comments on the Reuters story from Nov 12, 2012, titled Partisan fight over "fiscal cliff" will harm U.S. economy: Reuters poll. In it, Reuters reports that:

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. ''Fiscal Cliff'' in the East Room of the White House as Vice President Joe Biden looks on in Washington, November 9, 2012.

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Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#118 Nov 21, 2012
justhefacts wrote:
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Did you ever think those OLD people retired or couldn't make ENOUGH money to live at their age?
How about this.
Old people NEVER really worked at those fast food stores in the 60s 70s. Why because those types of jobs were for kids to work at before you got a REAL job;
Min Wage was also a wage to work at while looking for a REAL job.
But since the US grads rates keep going down many now older Americans can only get a min wage because of no HS diploma
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Many of those convient stores were run by Muslims. Why, because the US has a program for immigrants that the first 5 years they don't have to pay TAXES. Notice how those stores changes Muslim help so often
Those old people not making enough to live? That is exactly what I thought and one of the points to my post.

Perhaps you consider min wage to be a job to have while you are looking for a real job, but the people who hired you expect real labor for that money. With the government policies of flooding the labor pool, to reduce wages and eliminate benefits, more and more jobs have become part time. Those without a high school diploma are called unemployed.

As far as special programs for Muslims, I have no knowledge. While there are a few Muslims in those jobs here, there are also adults, teens and the elderly. There is a lot of turnover amongst all groups. The allowing corporations to hire illegals and to refuse to prosecute even when the illegal activity is blatant tells me what I need to know about the priorities and the agenda of the government.

Albuquerque, NM

#119 Nov 21, 2012
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>You mean like during Clinton when taxes were raised and we created a surplus budget while the economy boomed. Looks like you are still believing the Rat Wing lies.
Still going with the surplus myth? Tell a lie often enough and you can rewrite history.

“Sustainability Now!”

Since: May 08

Vadnais Heights

#121 Nov 25, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
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7-11 is just a generic term for convenience store...surely you have them up there in the frozen north? Those are mostly owned and run by indians...
All of the 7-11 stores in MN were purchased by SuperAmerica -- which is why you can sometimes see two SA stations across the street from each other. Sadly, SA is owned by the Koch Brothers of Wisconsin infamy -- NOT folk hailing from India.

Livonia, LA

#122 Nov 27, 2012
conservative crapola wrote:
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Barack Obama Inauguration Day, January 21st, 2013.
hope you and those that think like you freeze in your liberal stink wont smell so bad?sandy shouldnt have missed you ahole!

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