New polls show Americans support many initiatives many Democrats hope will pass

Dec 11, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WTKS-AM Savannah

A new poll suggests President Barack Obama has strong leverage over "fiscal cliff" negotiations because the public continues to support raising taxes on the nation's top earners.

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Jane Dough wrote:
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we are supposed to thank unions for a livable minimum wage...
are you saying you think they failed at their claimed crowning achievement?
If you examine economic history, it's easy to correlate the rise of unionism with the rise of the middle class and increases in the standard of living. Since unionism began declining, the minimum wage has fallen in real terms, poverty has increased, and nearly all new income generated through produtivity gains has flowed to the wealthiest Americans.

If the minimum wage had kept pace with productivity since the 70's, it would be about $15/hour and full time minimum wage earners would generally not be eligible for food stamps nor Medicaid. The fact is, taxpayers are subsidizing low-wage jobs through higher government spending on SNAP, Medicaid, fuel assistance, Section 8 housing, Head Start, and many other programs that were designed to keep the poor from starving in the streets.

Dependency on government IS growing. But the reason it's growing is that a larger share of the nation's output stays at the top and does not flow to the lower and middle classes. Each dollar snatched from the minimum wage worker and given to a one percenter ends up spreading an additional cost among the 99%.
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Tom Cat wrote:
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Obama won a majority of the popular vote. That's a majority in the real world. Now go back to school and learn your math.
How about you just answer the question I asked?
Are you claiming the majority supports Obama right now?
or even the Dem's for that matter...
You can answer your own question again if you like, but don't pretend it was an answer to my question...
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Uve wrote:
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The last one, the 'COO' was drinking champagne on the video conference as he was telling the employees they were out of a job, a union would have been extremely helpful under that circumstance.
yes, they could have suggested a better champagne...

Unions have lost the ability to sheer the sheep, they got to greedy and they butcher it...

did you even notice how rich the union bosses are?
all union administration is in the top 1 %...
curious isn't it?
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If you examine economic history, it's easy to correlate the rise of unionism with the rise of the middle class and increases in the standard of living. Since unionism began declining, the minimum wage has fallen in real terms, poverty has increased, and nearly all new income generated through produtivity gains has flowed to the wealthiest Americans.
If the minimum wage had kept pace with productivity since the 70's, it would be about $15/hour and full time minimum wage earners would generally not be eligible for food stamps nor Medicaid. The fact is, taxpayers are subsidizing low-wage jobs through higher government spending on SNAP, Medicaid, fuel assistance, Section 8 housing, Head Start, and many other programs that were designed to keep the poor from starving in the streets.
Dependency on government IS growing. But the reason it's growing is that a larger share of the nation's output stays at the top and does not flow to the lower and middle classes. Each dollar snatched from the minimum wage worker and given to a one percenter ends up spreading an additional cost among the 99%.
see how you look at pay based on what the workers needs and not what the job is worth?

And the 1% is often a union boss and the mode of wealth transfer is called mandatory dues...

again, the law was merely for workers to have a choice...if unions are so great wouldn't they encourage a CHOICE?

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Jane Dough wrote:
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yes, they could have suggested a better champagne...
Unions have lost the ability to sheer the sheep, they got to greedy and they butcher it...
did you even notice how rich the union bosses are?
all union administration is in the top 1 %...
curious isn't it?
Have you noticed how the teabbager frightwingnuts don't have a clue what they are talking about?

There are 14.8 million union members in the U.S.

Union membership had been declining in the US since 1954.

Just what the Waltons and the Kock Bros like to hear.
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Jane Dough wrote:
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Do you think Obama (or the Dems) have the support of the majority?
i don't think they do...
I think 47 percent always go left, 47 percent always go right and 6 percent hate everyone...
say, who said that and got crucified for it?
Nobody said that and got crucified for it.
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Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Have you noticed how the teabbager frightwingnuts don't have a clue what they are talking about?
There are 14.8 million union members in the U.S.
Union membership had been declining in the US since 1954.
Just what the Waltons and the Kock Bros like to hear.
I have noticed that anyone who uses the term "teabagger" isn't too bright...
so far you have not changed my mind...

Yes, Unions are in decline when people have choice, what do YOU make of that?
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hoodathunkit wrote:
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Nobody said that and got crucified for it.
What is the quote of the year?

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Jane Dough wrote:
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I have noticed that anyone who uses the term "teabagger" isn't too bright...
so far you have not changed my mind...
Yes, Unions are in decline when people have choice, what do YOU make of that?
Have you told that to Jay Nordlinger at the National Review?..,.

The first big day for the Tea Party movement was Tax Day, April 15.2009. And organizers had a gimmick. They asked people to send a tea bag to the Oval Office. One of the exhortations was “Tea Bag the Fools in D.C.” A protester was spotted with a sign saying,“Tea Bag the Liberal Dems Before They Tea Bag You.” So, conservatives started it: started with this terminology

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I have noticed that anyone who uses the term "teabagger" isn't too bright...
so far you have not changed my mind...
Yes, Unions are in decline when people have choice, what do YOU make of that?
Have you noticed that all teabaggers are frightwingnuts, while only some are birther nuts?

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Norfolk Pig Farmer wrote:
<quoted text>I think I'll have lunch at Chick-Fil-A today.
WOO HOO
You wish. You say that everyday. Get some original material.

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Jane Dough wrote:
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yes, they could have suggested a better champagne...
Unions have lost the ability to sheer the sheep, they got to greedy and they butcher it...
did you even notice how rich the union bosses are?
all union administration is in the top 1 %...
curious isn't it?
Do you even read the posts before you skew them in your favor? Or just edit what you want?
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How about you just answer the question I asked?
Are you claiming the majority supports Obama right now?
or even the Dem's for that matter...
You can answer your own question again if you like, but don't pretend it was an answer to my question...
On Nov 6th a majority of Americans voted for Obama. What part of that do you not understand?

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I have noticed that anyone who uses the term "teabagger" isn't too bright...
so far you have not changed my mind...
Yes, Unions are in decline when people have choice, what do YOU make of that?
Watch the trends. Unions may have hit their nadir.

The wealthy have been given very gentle reminders that their brilliance does not make the world go around without the help of others. The nudges are turning into pushes. Watch closely.

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Sorry honey, but we're not electing Prom Queen for the nation. But even if we were a win is a win and you folks lost, big time.

Your platform and behaviors left you leaderless and 4 years isn't enough time to turn your party into anything the nations citizens will buy into. Until you stop allowing your fringe groups, like the Religion Right and Norquist followers, to grab the steering wheel whenever they like you'll never see the White House again.
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I don't call a couple of percentage points better by popular vote a majority. In fact, this country is still literally divided right down the middle. God you're awful.

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Twelve Twelve Twelve wrote:
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I don't call a couple of percentage points better by popular vote a majority. In fact, this country is still literally divided right down the middle. God you're awful.
Of course you don't. You're using teabag math...


Obama:

Electoral Votes 332

62,611,250 Popular Votes

Mitt Romney (R)

Electoral Votes 206

59,134,475 Popular Votes

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The Obamaniac, unfortunately (until his impeachment).
(And to those of you who say that The Obamaniac can't be impeached, let me remind you tht you said the SAME EXACT THING about that bastard Cinton (who gleefully signed thE anti-gay FEDERAL DOMA legislation into law. aND WHAT HAPPENED ? HE WAS IMPEACHED !:)).
That impeachment will happen WHEN? You grimly predicted it since 2008 and nothing happened. Shall we cue up the "Jeopardy" final round music as we wait?

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Twelve Twelve Twelve wrote:
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I don't call a couple of percentage points better by popular vote a majority. In fact, this country is still literally divided right down the middle. God you're awful.
If Romney had won by a couple of percentage points you would be doing the Church Lady victory dance up and down the main street of your town.

You watched the Olympics, didn't you? Some of the close races, like swimmers, came in maybe a quarter of a second before their opponents. Guess what, that quarter second gave the winner the gold medal, not the silver or bronze. Winning is winning. Someone is going to go be carried off on the shoulders of his team mates, someone is going home crying. Get used to it.
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Imprtnrd wrote:
<quoted text>You know that I was talking about Mittens.
Whats with your love for Mittens?
He lost, get over it.
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Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I didn't vote for him.
btw, trivia: assuming The Obamaniac serves out his term, that will mean the past 3 consecutive POTUSes served 2 terms each. How many times has that happened in American history, and when was teh last time it happened ?
GOOD LUCK !
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OMG. obama did it, must be historic..

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