Yes, we know it is all about the filthy rich republicans causing all the problems, hoarding money and using cheap labor to keep the poor American worker on wic, stamps, welfare, kibbles and bits, etc. You have the ACA to keep you healthy. Without health you have nothing.
So stop complaining and ask the democrat 1% for another handout. It's all good.
Remember now toast, the 1% includes democrats too. You probably just made a mistake. You really meant the 1% represented by the Koch Bros. and other filthy republicans. Shall you stand corrected
MSNBC, center for black political strategy, tells you that it is hard to eat healthy on food assistance. In reality given the choice, their people would rather eat Col. Sanders than buy a fresh chicken in the store. Too much work to cook it and KFC makes it so good. Popeye's too. Kwik Way(s) in Oakland, CA pumps out the chicken and fries by the truckload.
Government in action. Spend a million(s), send some goons with guns and other assets out to a little guys place to seize and sell his cattle and kick him off some land. Result: nobody cooperates, cattle scattered about, people protest, and another few hundred thousand tacked on to the little guys bill.
We need Obama to step up and do another change order to pay for the cure. He can always double cross you with various taxes and fees, deductibles and premium increases.
I don't intend to research it, but just what does the Federal Government have to do with some vacant sagebrush land in Nevada. What national interest is it trying to protect. What strategic use of national importance requires it to write law to charge grazing fees in addition to what the state may want or not want to charge. The Desert Tortoise lives there but does not seem to be the reason the Fed wants Bundy off. The Federal Government used to detonate nuclear weapons in the Nevada desert; maybe still does. Also dumps nuke waste there? Some little old cattle rancher requires Navy Seals to run him off? I know, I know, you are more interested in watching the Christie opera.
What a scandal. A white guy getting something? How about Harry Reid's son as lobbyist for the Chinese to put solar power on the same land (screw the desert turtle). The state gov't lets you graze for free. Utah refused to store and sell the confiscated cattle. The fed could simply attach the guys income, levy his bank or offset his income tax refund (if any) or file a lien on his estate to be collected at death or attach an asset and sell it. Any number of things other than trying to run him off of land that the state lets him graze on.
What the real story toast?
The premiums actually went up as well in many states with nothing to say they won't go up more in the future. You were supposed to save 2500 per year for insurance with ACAS according to Obama.
Hollywood is fantasyland. It exists in its own vacuum. It celebrates itself. It loves itself. It is self important.
What about warrants? I personally think many executives are overpaid. Maybe not here so much. Then again one can be a tad critical about the stock price performance over the last few years.
So will you be buying some shares in anticipation of some appreciation? Then don't forget to sell before it falls again.
So they have it pinned down to this century. They know later this century we will FINALLY see something of the dreaded warming or changing that we are being warned about. Coast huggers look out.
Is it climate change that you are worried about or is it global warming. The two are different and for somebody to tell you that mankind is going to cause climate change or is in a position to manage it is a stretch since there are factors other than, and out of the control of, mankind that can cause it.
Then you see they begin to mix global warming together with climate change. Without having experienced a smidgen of hardship, a single noticeable event of damage, any temperature change that can be statistically or observationally noticeable to the point of causing alarm, you have people calling for worldwide control over human business and social practice.
In fact, a bit of global warming might be beneficial to the globe overall. Better than global cooling for sure. It takes less energy to stay cool than stay warm. Plants grow better when warm and transform CO2 into oxygen.
If you want to get big on renewable energy, clean energy then just do it. Do it without trying to scare people by lying to them like certain politicians we know.
You're talking practical solutions that require serious action to fix the problem. Big political and social obstacles to overcome. You have 2 problems: illegal immigration and the people who really don't want to fix it.
You can argue history about Reagan. Was he sincere in a one-time amnesty with the "promise" that immigration control would follow or was he just soft on the issue.
What went on with Reagan, the Bush's, McCain, Kennedy simply shows a failed policy, a failed decision, what not to do instead of what to do. Romney actually had it right. Just shut off the jobs and watch them go home on their own, no need to deport. People like you think throwing up the "how can we deport 20 million people" line will thwart any strategy to get them out. ICE was doing quite well raiding the known work places until it pretty much got shut down by the administration. Get the employers to comply and the illegals will go home. And remember not to cry about it.
George was the same way. George-Teddy-John all over again. Nobody is thinking secure borders, only excusing those who come across. What kind of immigration policy is that? They are good workers for the most part, and let's face it they do work that most "citizens" do not want to do. However, that does not mean we just let things go out of control letting them swarm in and out, making citizens out of them by the millions.
Just one constant political battle. You say corp profits are high. How about sales? If both the top and bottom lines are good with a low wage stagnation seems to be working for the economy. Despite low wages people have enough money to buy products and services that contribute to the sales and profits of business. Then you have credit and interest rates. You know, the tools of the financial fiasco. Housing mkt is being propped up right now due to a low interest Fed policy. I am sure people are still maxing out their credit cards. When did they ever do any different?
So if sales and profits are up then the economy is where it should be. Minimum wage and wages in general are a matter of political and ideological differences unless interest rates and credit are providing false conditions for public purchasing power. The unemployment rate of 6.7% is not high so I wonder why you think it is. 5-6% has been historically acceptable so 6.7 should not be serious unless you have other things to add. Maybe people sitting at home getting subsidies, welfare, food stamps, disability, then working under the table cash jobs?