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#124 Jun 20, 2013

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#125 Jun 20, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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You're so full of sh*t - it is constantly leaking out your ears.
Business after the turn of the last century in the US was booming in the United States. Manufacturing was at an all time high - there were jobs for everyone. Many immigrants settled in cities and started their own businesses. Many others had American sponsers that took entire families under their wings - they...didn't...need...welfare .
The 1920s was a period of vigorous, vital economic growth. It marks the first truly modern decade and dramatic economic developments are found during those years.
There was the rapid adoption of the automobile to the detriment of passenger rail travel. Though suburbs had been growing since the late nineteenth century their growth had been tied to rail or trolley access and this was limited to the largest cities. The flexibility of car access changed this and the growth of suburbs began to accelerate.
The demands of trucks and cars led to a rapid growth in the construction of all-weather surfaced roads to facilitate their movement. The rapidly expanding electric utility networks led to new consumer appliances and new types of lighting and heating for homes and businesses.
The introduction of the radio, radio stations, and commercial radio networks began to break up rural isolation, as did the expansion of local and long-distance telephone communications. Recreational activities such as traveling, going to movies, and professional sports became major businesses.
The period saw major innovations in business organization and manufacturing technology. The Federal Reserve System first tested its powers and the United States moved to a dominant position in international trade and global business.
Real GNP growth during the 1920s was relatively rapid, 4.2 percent a year from 1920 to 1929 according to the most widely used estimates.(Historical Statistics of the United States, or HSUS, 1976) Real GNP per capita grew 2.7 percent per year between 1920 and 1929. By both nineteenth and twentieth century standards these were relatively rapid rates of real economic growth and they would be considered rapid even today.
Both sides of my family date before the American Revolution, long before welfare was even thought of. Find out what you are talking about before you try and post about that the next time. The rest of your post was basically accurate.

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#126 Jun 20, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>Both sides of my family date before the American Revolution, long before welfare was even thought of. Find out what you are talking about before you try and post about that the next time. The rest of your post was basically accurate.
Sure they are and I suppose you're related to Columbus too, huh?

I repeat - you...are...so...full...of...s h*t.

So, if I follow your line of BS - your point was to inform me that there was no welfare system in place in the United States before the America Revolution? So I guess you looked that up in your 5th grade history book. But that's not what you said, was it? You said, and I quote - "long before welfare was even thought of."

Oh contraire mon frar...

In the Roman Empire, the first emperor Augustus provided the 'congiaria' or corn dole for citizens who could not afford to buy food. Social welfare was enlarged by the Emperor Trajan. Trajan's program brought acclaim from many, including Pliny the Younger. The Song dynasty government (c.1000AD in China) supported multiple forms of social welfare programs, including the establishment of retirement homes, public clinics, and pauper's graveyards. According to Robert Henry Nelson, "The medieval Roman Catholic Church operated a far-reaching and comprehensive welfare system for the poor..."

My post was accurate in its entirity, no "basically" about it. Your's, however, was basically wrong.

“Denny Crain”

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#127 Jun 20, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>Both sides of my family date before the American Revolution, long before welfare was even thought of. Find out what you are talking about before you try and post about that the next time. The rest of your post was basically accurate.
Now aren't you glad they dated :)

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#128 Jun 20, 2013
Well, if U-2 are just gon'a fuss & fight like a couple of 3rd graders and not talk any kind of logical subject content 'i'll let U-B!

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#129 Jun 20, 2013
Gota give Denny a "POINT" for that one!

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#130 Jun 20, 2013
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
Well, if U-2 are just gon'a fuss & fight like a couple of 3rd graders and not talk any kind of logical subject content 'i'll let U-B!
They are fun to watch :)

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#131 Jun 20, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>Now aren't you glad they dated :)
Who? Hoosier Hillbilly and his goat?

Ummm...I'd rather not talk about that right now.

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#132 Jun 20, 2013
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
Gota give Denny a "POINT" for that one!
There is a hole there but that is beside the point :)

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#133 Jun 20, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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You completely missed my point - work it the other way around. If I was pulling in the maximum in unemployment, what incentive would push me back to work on a job that paid minimum wage?
Think it through next time - think it through.
I think you've missed mine as well. Anyone that is drawing the maximum unemployment benefit would be someone accustomed to making more that minimum wage. Those folks would not be inclined to accept a job that paid minimum wage.

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#134 Jun 20, 2013
dragoon70056 wrote:
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I think you've missed mine as well. Anyone that is drawing the maximum unemployment benefit would be someone accustomed to making more that minimum wage. Those folks would not be inclined to accept a job that paid minimum wage.
See, there you go thinking again...just run with it buddy!!!

If someone has been out of work for a long, long, LONG time - you'd be surprised what some folks would be willing to do (or not do as the case may be) just to work. These folks would be inclined to take any kind of job. We've had out-of-work managers apply for custodian jobs. After the unemployment runs out, you'd be surprised what people will actually do for so little.

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#135 Jun 20, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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See, there you go thinking again...just run with it buddy!!!
If someone has been out of work for a long, long, LONG time - you'd be surprised what some folks would be willing to do (or not do as the case may be) just to work. These folks would be inclined to take any kind of job. We've had out-of-work managers apply for custodian jobs. After the unemployment runs out, you'd be surprised what people will actually do for so little.
Well there ya go - there's the incentive. Termination of unemployment benes. LoL.

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#136 Jun 20, 2013
The minimum wage- low as it is- is still waaaaaaay too high to compete with China. Just sayin'...

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#137 Jun 20, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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Sure they are and I suppose you're related to Columbus too, huh?
I repeat - you...are...so...full...of...s h*t.
So, if I follow your line of BS - your point was to inform me that there was no welfare system in place in the United States before the America Revolution? So I guess you looked that up in your 5th grade history book. But that's not what you said, was it? You said, and I quote - "long before welfare was even thought of."
Oh contraire mon frar...
In the Roman Empire, the first emperor Augustus provided the 'congiaria' or corn dole for citizens who could not afford to buy food. Social welfare was enlarged by the Emperor Trajan. Trajan's program brought acclaim from many, including Pliny the Younger. The Song dynasty government (c.1000AD in China) supported multiple forms of social welfare programs, including the establishment of retirement homes, public clinics, and pauper's graveyards. According to Robert Henry Nelson, "The medieval Roman Catholic Church operated a far-reaching and comprehensive welfare system for the poor..."
My post was accurate in its entirity, no "basically" about it. Your's, however, was basically wrong.
The welfare system AS WE KNOW IT TODAY didn't start until the 20th century. I am not arguing that there was never any kind of government assistance in existence before then. Also, religious and private aid dors not count as government sponsored welfare.And my ancestors came to America long before the 20th century which makes my statement highly accurate in the context of welfare, 20th century style.. I have no plans to disrupt this thread with any protracted side shows. Just for the record, this latest line of BS antics by you is the product of your out of context personal attacks. If you want to keep this nonsensegoing, you will simply have to debate yourself. I have no desire to see this thread ruined by constantly answering your sillyassed nonsense.

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#138 Jun 20, 2013
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
Well, if U-2 are just gon'a fuss & fight like a couple of 3rd graders and not talk any kind of logical subject content 'i'll let U-B!
I am not going to let that happen as I have posted my last to him concerning his latest antics. The thread is just too important a subject to be disrupted by as sillyassed side show. You comments were heeded. All that said, I will say once again that neither party gives a Scheiß about the rural middle class.

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#139 Jun 20, 2013
dragoon70056 wrote:
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Well there ya go - there's the incentive. Termination of unemployment benes. LoL.
Absolutely!

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#140 Jun 20, 2013
dragoon70056 wrote:
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Well there ya go - there's the incentive. Termination of unemployment benes. LoL.
After 28 months...

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#141 Jun 20, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>The welfare system AS WE KNOW IT TODAY didn't start until the 20th century. I am not arguing that there was never any kind of government assistance in existence before then. Also, religious and private aid dors not count as government sponsored welfare.And my ancestors came to America long before the 20th century which makes my statement highly accurate in the context of welfare, 20th century style.. I have no plans to disrupt this thread with any protracted side shows. Just for the record, this latest line of BS antics by you is the product of your out of context personal attacks. If you want to keep this nonsensegoing, you will simply have to debate yourself. I have no desire to see this thread ruined by constantly answering your sillyassed nonsense.
LMFGDAO...all that BS just to say you were wrong.

You...never...said...welfare.. .systems...in...America

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#142 Jun 20, 2013
"When my ancestors were "illegal", there was no such thing as welfare."

Sure there was - maybe not here, but there was somewhere.

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#143 Jun 20, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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After 28 months...
IMO, even that is way too long.

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