It was our glorious leader LBJ that had the SS Fund done away with. Under his guidance all of the SS contributions went into the General Tax Fund. Now we old people are looking at reductions in our benefits because our money has been spent of welfare and all the other social programs. Obama I understand is trying to figure out how to reduce our benefits now. COLA has been re computed in such a manner so SS recipients get less. Obama wants to raise the MW 40% and SS about 1 1/2%/ They are putting the screw to us ..... MO. .
Fellow you are living in a different world. 2 out of 5 are retiring with only SS, and the average check is $1,100. And you call these people rich. Shame on you.
has already dropped. Medicare Advantage is being changed so money can be drained from this to pay for ACA. I understand premium and deductible to go up. ACA and Minimum wage are playing havoc with seniors. I think what liberals have as a goal is to get rid of seniors as soon as possible. They just cost too much. MO........
When we elect idiots, what can you expect? The number of rules, regulations and laws that the gov't has passed makes citizens almost slaves. On TV: in the past 6 months the gov't has passed over 60,000 new rules, regulations and laws. I'll bet a dollar to a donut if you were to burp outside of your home there is a rule, regulation or a law that you will violate. Just m. o.
Our immigration policy is a sham. Why do we allow those that are anti-American policy and values to come here? Along with Piers type we have imported many known Anti Americans. What is wrong with our politicians.
I remember my grand parents that came to this country. I remember them saying, "I am an American". They left the old country behind, until they died they were 'Americans".
Which UAW poster was it that has quickly introduced union threats? He said something like, "We know where you park your car". This is not good.
NLRB has been staffed with all 'union supporter' and they are going to investigate????
I'm a democrat, but not a flunky/yes man of party leadership.j .
Flunky/yes men to the party leadership was demonstrated in congress when all of the democrats voted for the ACA when the leadership ordered them to. Shame, shame and shame. MO.
I saw it happen many times in the coal fields. Union and company constantly bumped heads. Union was forever bending over backward to support anti company employees. Unions could be OK if they learned that their role should be great support of the company, not to work against it.
When I was an auditor I ran into one coal company where this was the case. At that time union miners were making about 35K, the 'union' miners there were earning about 70k. I know I audited the books. All of the miners worked hard to make the company a success and the company shared the wealth. This is the way labor and mgt are supposed to work. MO.
You miss the boat. It is collusion between upper mgt and B of D's. Common stock holders let this happen in every corp in the country. Remember: Upper mgt recommend members to the Board; Board recommends upper mgt. Great arrangement for collusion. MO.
This is not Obama's market, it belongs to Uncle Ben for printing 85 billion dollars of new money each month. Yellen is going to continue to do the same thing. What I am afraid of is one morning we wake up to 25% inflation. MO
Go back and read my statements. My statement said the 'concept' of unions is fantastic. With out employees you have no company. It is the responsibility of the company to take care of its employees. It is also the responsibility of the employees to take care of the company. I agree with you and I have said many times: the gov't has taken over the role of unions: plus if you don't like the company or pay, quit and go somewhere else.. I've done it many times.
When you have a large employee base at times mgt forgets employees and a union nucleus helps mgt remember its employees.
Why do politicians support MW? Simple, it is a vote getter. All economists that did not sleep through ECON-101 know that MW is a job killer. Back in 1935 when the US supreme court ruled that MW was legal, they also said that it is NOT SMART. 80 later and idiots still do not understand what they said. NOT SMART.
It sounds like the more of you and the less of businesses.
The concept of unions is fantastic, but when a company takes care of its employees there is no need for an active union. Unions should and will grow within a company that does not take care of its people. This means a fair wage that a company can afford to pay, stay in business and make a decent percent profit.
Small businesses have no room for a union. My experience, when unions go into small businesses they shut down.l
All of the responses say the same thing. The cost of all goods and services goes up. Give the people more money to spend by raising MW and they buy less.
You must remember a person does not spend all of his money in Wal Mart. He buys gas, groceries, utilities, housing, etc and the price of all of this goes up.
If the thinking is, raise the MW and people will have more money to spend is good, then logic says raising it to 100/hr and it will be fantastic.
/They have what is called a marriage of convenience and has been such from the time Bill entered politics. Divorce is a big negative for any politician.. How can you define their relation today as a marriage when they are living apart and appear together only when there is a political function.
almost all new small start up businesses. Remember along with the MW an employer has almost another $4/hr in benefits/taxes. For an employer to have an employee the employee must produce over $14 of goods and services and in most small businesses it is about a year before they are at the break even point much less make a profit. MO all of these people that are going to be unemployed by the ACA and Obama and his advisors say they can now go into business on their own. This administration is dreaming.
In MO we will be having very very few new small businesses in this country. An employee must generate about $125/day just to pay his salary.
The small McDonald's in the neighbor hood has about 10 full time employees, have you thought how much prices will have to go up to pay the new wage rate? Think a little.
new poor and near poor will this created? We know for a fact everyone that will be earning the new MW will be the new poor and those earning up to about $15/hr will be the new near poor. (There wages will not go up) Gov't welfare laws dictate the poverty guidelines and poverty is when you work for MW. The family of 3 or more and the breadwinner is earning the new MW they will qualify for welfare and large families earning more than 15 will qualify for welfare..
My heart really cries for those that are on fixed incomes or those that only receive SS, the average SS check is about $1,100/mo. BO is mandating MW be increased about 40%, but SS increases about 1 1/2% and Medicare increase takes that. I believe, maybe this administration wants seniors to die off faster. The ACA I understand has put the hurt on "Medicare Advantage". Check it out.
This president is rapidly turning the country into a welfare state. This is just m. o.