If, if, if. The thing is many, many, many do not have tax free muni bonds or IRA monies. Any way you cut it, it is not fair. MW mandated to go up 40+% and SS to go up only 1.7%.
Since gov't has been instrumental in cutting interest rates, most seniors that did save for their retirement and were depending on interest income are finding they only have their SS income. Many have already depleted their savings.
This gov't has not been fair to many seniors.
How dense American stock holders are. They flat refuse to believe that massive collusion takes place between a Corp's upper mgt and the B of D's. All you have to do is to think a little. Who is most responsible for all upper mgt positions? The B of D's. Who is most responsible for the members of the B of D's? Upper mgt.
A perfect condition for collusion in all big corporations. The cost of these atrocious salary and benefit packages should be going to the 'owners', the stock holders as dividends. I seriously doubt if there will ever be enough stock owners to make a change in the behavior. JMO.
I believe upper mgt deserves a very good salary, but in some cases over a 1000 times the bottom level receives. No way. JMO
If the elderly do have other income they do pay income on their SS. Did you know that, I guess it was congress changed the definition of SS from a benefit to 'entitlement' that is now defined as welfare. What a gov't rip off. You just might be surprised at how much a SS recipient would be receiving if all of your donations had been put into a private fund. MO.
1. Unions are good, if and only if they work with the company to make the company great. Otherwise company and union fall by the way side. 2. Gov't Rules, regulations and laws also restrict the growth of a company. When most of the profit goes for taxes little growth can take place.
What irks most about paying taxes is the waste and corruption that takes place. Federal gov't needs to back peddle and get out of all of the idiotic programs they pay for. JMO
How can gov't justify raising the MW by 40+% when they state raising the fixed income for many seniors by 1.7% for those that receive only SS benefits is enough.. Keep in mind that the average monthly SS benefit is only $1,100/month. This means a lot of the elderly receive much less than the average. To me this is a very unjust gov't. BO says he is fair. Baloney. JMO Shame, shame and shame..
Price of oil is down. Keystone pipeline interest has fallen. Just be patient, the price of oil will go back to $100. Build the pipe line. If we don't all of that Canadian oil will be shipped to China at bargain prices. Our idiot politicians need to wake up. JMO.
the worst. They negotiate like idiots. They give everything and get nothing. They remind me of many new car buyers that look at the MSRP on the window and pay the full price. Shame, shame and shame.
Cuba drowning and like groping at a straw for survival and we get nothing.
ashhat, you are correct when you read the definition of atheism. You need to read the definition of religion. Atheism falls into the definition of religion. Religion--a strong belief of how the universe was created. Therefore atheism is a religion. You do not NEED a 'god' to define the word.
I wonder how much money Al has been paid by the companies he threatens to boycott their business? Someone on TV implied he has been paid millions under the table. AJMHO
It is time for idiot politicians to read Webster's Dictionary's definition of religion. It defines atheism as a religion. It is time for gov't to stop taking the side of the Atheists in condemning other religions.
Religion is defined as a strong belief in how the universe was created. Therefore atheism is a religion and must STOP trying to destroy all the other religions.
But, the main thing is fanatics must be squelched. Again, religion is a personal thing as it should and must be.
Religion is a personal matter as it should be.
I have complained ever since I bought a C-phone that the minutes I did not use should be carried over. After all I bought them and they should be mine, period. Even the cheap Tracfone lets you carry over your minutes. They don't lose a thing.
Disagree with you. I have owned BBT since '93, but I just sold 70% today. May sell the rest before the end of year for tax purposes and rebuy after the first of the year. 2 1/2% dividend is better than CD's.
From my observations Gov't mandated wages does not increase jobs. In fact MW is a job killer. Next, I keep hearing union reps screaming how good unions are for the non union people. The only people unions help are union members and make union leaders rich. Non union people are the ones that pay high prices for union products so union people can live better. If I am wrong please explain it to me. MO Shame, shame and shame.
What happened to the 1.4 million people of Detroit? Scads must have been union members.