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You don't know me. But yes registered Republican.
I Ain't got no Worries - Lebron James
Yeah. The raising minimum wage to $9 thing is just stupid. My official rebuttal is this:
He told me I'm a liberal too with no basis (I'm libertarian). I told him my voting record and he just didn't believe me.
I don't have to know you, you already said that short of him dropping a nuke on the country Obama is a success in your eyes.
I am messing with the other dude, but every political post you make ison defense of the left I have never seen you have a position otherwise.
Ditto. Most of his economic policies, particularly the way he's continued establishing a foundation of 'crony capitalism', raising minimum wage, Obamacare, etc. are just terrible. I also can't stand the drone strikes in Pakistan (which have killed more people than 9/11), the way he hasn't toned down the military presence in the US, and the fact that he's entertaining/has already authorized the use of drones on US freaking citizens.
It's only because most current republican presidential candidates are (somehow) actually worse that I come off as an Obama apologist.
That's because most of the political posts I make are related to abortion/sex ed, which are positions in which the republican party's position is essentially indefensibly stupid.
Just asking, is that a bad thing?. If we all round off our most extreme views, then chances are we get a cross section of what we hold dear as a country. Imo that beats the heck out of gridlock. Everybody has a hand in the course of the country, but nobody gets everything they want. It is a check and balance method that was built into our constitution.
Not a bad thing. More like a fairy tale thing. Compromise implies weakness and people won't stand for it. Unless a 3rd party emerges and takes over. Worse case scenario as it stands now is people get to bitch and moan for 4 years and then the hope that "my side" wins is rekindled again.
Yawnnnn.......Republicans still crying I see, I love seeing the Romney bumper stickers covering up the McCain 2008 stickers
This post was edited by MasonHurricane 14 months ago
I said to get elected, not act as elected. Most of the fools in this country are "what can you do for me now" people. They don't actually know his policies dey just wan dat cash homie.
Odumba really just has to say what people want to hear around election time and SOtU time and people are none the wiser. Wash, rinse, repeat.
I was incredibly relieved to know that he won't hesitate to step in and save the environment because he's worried about my kids future. The weather better be great because the rest if it will suck
Not really commenting on your post, but this "nickname" isn't funny at all. At least "Nobama" sounds something like his actual name.
Odumba is hilarious, breh.
Boy, it sounds like you've got it all figured out! Tell me Status, why is everyone else so blind but you're so enlightened? I'm sure we would all love to know your secrets!
So you don't disagree then? Sad, really.
What are your thoughts on increasing minimum wage? Every bit of micro econ in me is screaming that it's a terrible idea.
Anyone with a brain knows its a terrible idea unfortunately most of America does not have a brain so they will hail Odumba as a Savior for the poor and working class. The scam is brilliant really if it weren't so sad at the same time.
I wasn't asking you.
I am no economist but I don't get what raising minimum wage does. Seems to me the problem is the number of jobs not what they pay. Raising wage would decrease jobs wouldn't it. Someone explain to me the benefits. I'm all ears
Most advocates for minimum wage increases aren't using straight micro theory. (See http://i.imgur.com/RMUqwRR.png).
Micro econ says that, because the minimum wage would go up from $7.25 to $9/hour, if you produce $8/hour of value for your employer, you should be let go since the wage increase takes you from a net positive contribution to a net negative. And the major problem here is that this is permanent. It's not like you're being fired, then someone else is taking your job (which is a net of 0 jobs on a big scale). This is a job simply disappearing.
In reality, the situation is more complicated, even if micro theory holds true. Because this wage increase is universal, you may see employers simply pass the cost on to the customer, which results in an increase in the requisite standard of living, which undoes much of the "benefit" to people on minimum wage jobs.
I suspect the Obama administration is trying to target companies like Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart pays most workers minimum wage (and only offers 28 hours or whatever the limit for how many hours you can work without benefits). This isn't a livable yearly wage, and as a result, most minimum wage workers for Wal-Mart are also on food stamps, so essentially the government is subsidizing Wal-Mart wages through social programs.
There are essentially two ways to remedy this. The first is to raise the minimum wage. The second is to cut back on food stamp programs for the people working, and essentially force them to quit, which should force Wal-Mart to increase wages.
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