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scarbrobill 201 posts  |  Last Activity: 14 hours ago Member since: Jan 17, 2006
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  • scarbrobill scarbrobill 14 hours ago Flag

    When I said "only idiots' I mean people that do not have good sense. Being educated, you mean people that have gone to college, you assume they know what they are talking about.. Going to college and getting a degree does not necessarily mean you have good sense. Some of the stupidest people I know have advanced degrees. And the people that believe gov't mandated wages is smart and good, I do believe they are 'idiots'. 1935 U. S. Supreme court ruled MW is legal but not smart. Almost 80 years and politicians are still not smart.
    Thinkj about it. I seriously doubt there is anyone from the president to congress to state house reps know how much any private employer can pay his employees. Obama knows how much he can pay gov't employees, all he has to do is have taxes increased to cover wages. JMHO

  • scarbrobill scarbrobill 15 hours ago Flag

    no_compro. Whoa. No where in my statement is there any speck of racism unless you translate the word obama to mean black which I didn't until you defined it.. Shame on you. I thought you wanted a raise of $2.85/hour..
    Only idiots believe that gov't mandating wages is good for anyone. Keep gov't out of the private sector. JMHO

  • Minimum wage is going to go up $2.85/hr. This means everyone gets a big raise. If we don't get it is not fair. Obama and congress are mandating this WOW. What say you about a nice raise? JMHO......

  • scarbrobill scarbrobill 18 hours ago Flag

    Who gives a #$%$ about what it was during Carters or Reagans time. We only give a #$%$ about what is going on to day.
    Inflation is measured from where you stand and how you compute it. Gov't computes it with the cost of about 250 different items. And the # they get is correct for that computation and gov't, but for the middle to lower income class of people the # of items that most of their money is spent on is about 5 items: Food, clothing, shelter, gas, utilities,.... Inflation for this group is closer to 15%, not the 1.5% the gov't computes. JMO

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    Taxes.. The Obama way..

    by general.miltz 23 hours ago
    scarbrobill scarbrobill 18 hours ago Flag

    On financial news channel. The interest on the federal debt is: $854,000,0000 a day. Shocking.
    Gov't collects $5 billion dollars a day and SPENDS/wastes $11 billion dollars a day.
    No one, gov't or business can continue operating like this very long. Our great, great, great grandchildren will still be trying to pay this debt.
    There is a simple way though. Just raise the MW to 1,000 per hour. Gov't can collect 10 zillion dollars in taxes and pay off the debt with super inflated dollars. So a gallon of milk would cost $500. MO

  • Reply to

    It appears TMUS's behavior . . . .

    by longpickuptruck Apr 14, 2014 10:05 AM
    scarbrobill scarbrobill Apr 14, 2014 11:19 AM Flag

    The Big 3 can't have TMUS screwing up their profit. Watch out TMUS. I don't know what they can and will do, but rest assured they have their thinking caps on.

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    Federal gov't spends bunches . . . . .

    by longpickuptruck Apr 12, 2014 8:35 PM
    scarbrobill scarbrobill Apr 14, 2014 9:08 AM Flag

    This confrontation between the cowboys and the gov't is a great case of TO MANY RULES, REGULATIONS & LAWS. Our gov't has passed so many of these, about 60,000 new ones in the past 6 months taking away our rights and liberties. I'll bet a dollar to a donut that somewhere across our great country, if you "burp" outside of your house you break a law. Shame, shame and shame. JMO........

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    NO raises for fixed income people !!!!

    by scarbrobill Apr 10, 2014 9:09 AM
    scarbrobill scarbrobill Apr 12, 2014 7:42 PM Flag

    Your words try to justify raising minimum wage to $10.10/hr A 40% increase for MW and a 1.4% for fixed income people, this ain't fair./ This simply drives those on fixed incomes closer to starvation. In the winter for many of them it is heat or eat.
    This liberal gov't "ain't fair". JMHO. .

  • scarbrobill scarbrobill Apr 12, 2014 11:08 AM Flag

    I understand it really came to a head when the EPA got involved that the land turtle just might get stepped on. At the present the EPA law is the worst law congress passed in the last 50 years. Yes, EPA was great for 6 to 12 months but they push now for their existence, not the good of the country. I understand from a local contractor that is putting in a sewer line it must be inspect by the foot and 1 requirement it must be safe enough if a Brazilian creature happened to fall in. Brazil in 10 thousand miles away. JMHO.

  • Reply to

    CO2 a most important gas in . . . .

    by longpickuptruck Apr 10, 2014 8:38 AM
    scarbrobill scarbrobill Apr 10, 2014 9:11 AM Flag

    I think what you are saying is those that are on the CO2 band wagon are 'idiots'. Or . . . .

  • Fair ain't Fair. Obama and legislators are mandating a 40% increase for low income people but refuse to even mention all of the poor seniors that are on a fixed income. This act of gov't, mandating wages, drives many seniors into abject poverty.
    Raising the minimum wage increases the cost of all goods and services and fixed income people get no help or even consideration. Just my opinion of gov't and how it affects seniors..

  • scarbrobill by scarbrobill Apr 9, 2014 8:39 PM Flag

    CBO says if the MW is raised to $10.10/hour the country will lose upwards to 1,500,000 jobs and many small businesses will be forced to close. How can idiot congressmen and state legislators raise the wage in the face of so many losing their job.? Oh, I know, these 1.5 million people will not have to work and will not be deprived of a good living because they will all be eligible for welfare. Glory be. What a shame.

  • Reply to

    what do you say gaydan ????

    by im_gaylord_focker Jan 30, 2014 9:49 AM
    scarbrobill scarbrobill Apr 9, 2014 8:32 PM Flag

    I believe when BO changed any part of the ACA it was a constitutional violation. Actually if BO was a good leader, he preached that the ACA was not a tax. The US Supreme Court ruled ACA is legal because it is a tax. At this point a good leader would have sent it back to congress and fixed it so it was not a tax. Just my opinion....

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    jimmydugan and MW

    by longpickuptruck Apr 6, 2014 6:45 PM
    scarbrobill scarbrobill Apr 7, 2014 10:07 AM Flag

    What the Obama administration does not understand is who/what creates wealth. This administration is all agog at jobs created, but the majority of them do not create any wealth.
    Think about it. Most Wealth is created in: Food, commodities and manufacturing. All of the other jobs live off of these 3. The idiot gov't and unions are guilty of driving the majority of manufacturing jobs overseas by the idiotic rules, regulations, laws and union demands of high wages and the gov't with their mandated 'we need' wages.
    Thank goodness we still produce a lot of food and commodities. Drive these away and we become a pauper state. Now you think about it. We must start electing 'patriots' instead of egotists, idiots, crooks and perverts. Just my opinion.

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    The "we need" wage ?????

    by longpickuptruck Apr 3, 2014 7:04 PM
    scarbrobill scarbrobill Apr 6, 2014 2:02 PM Flag

    You are correct, MW began under FDR. In 1935 US Supreme Court ruled MW was legal, but not smart. Today's Idiot politicians still can't understand why it is not smart.
    Why it isn't smart is because the idiot politicians that pass/raise MW have absolutely no idea what any employer can pay. They and unions now call it the 'we need' wage.
    Wages paid by any employer are not paid to its employees by 'we need' wages. Wages must be paid with respect to productivity. MO

  • scarbrobill scarbrobill Apr 5, 2014 8:41 PM Flag

    Companies create jobs, but they do not create any wealth. The 3 groups that produce almost 100% of the economies wealth is : Food, commodities and manufacturing. Everything else lives off of these 3.
    Gov't rules, regulations and laws plus unions have driven the bulk of the countries mfg out of the country. It started in 1946 when Singer Sewing Machine realized they could make more money if the business relocated. Why did they leave? They stated the above reason. MO Think about this.

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    The "we need" wage ?????

    by longpickuptruck Apr 3, 2014 7:04 PM
    scarbrobill scarbrobill Apr 5, 2014 4:35 PM Flag

    In your case, it is wishful thinking. The guide lines for receiving benefits is based on "poverty" lines. Minimum wage is the guideline for poverty. It takes anywhere from 3 months to a year to get all prices, rules, regulations and laws to equalize with the MW. As soon as this happens, most families where the breadwinner is earning only $10.10/hr will be eligible for food stamps and welfare. Raising the MW actually will create more poor people, not reduce the number It is an idiotic move by representatives for votes, unions for members and others that believe it will reduce poverty and poor people.
    Ask your self this, which gov't idiots know how much any employer can pay?
    Answer this question any you can see how stupid MW is. MO

  • scarbrobill scarbrobill Apr 4, 2014 9:57 PM Flag

    Remember, most of the movie is make believe. The Good Book doesn't have any where near what is in the movie. In fact, I think you should re read chpts 5 to 10. Some verses will blow your mind.

  • scarbrobill by scarbrobill Apr 4, 2014 7:13 PM Flag

    House members are paid $174,000 and they want a raise. NC Rep says they now make more than 99.9% of all American people. It's a disgrace to raise their salary, if any thing the salary and benefits should be cut.
    I don't remember but it seems like we the people voted to give congress the power to raise their own salaries. Prior to that the people had to vote for them a raise. We the people did the same thing with state legislators. I seem to have been a little kid when this was taking place and I remember people saying that these reps are all very honorable people and they would only do what was right.
    We the people really screwed up. Most of our reps are egotists, idiots, crooks or perverts. They are not in office to serve us but for ulterior motives...... MO,

  • scarbrobill scarbrobill Apr 4, 2014 6:00 PM Flag

    Obama administration has a good unemployment rate because he has classed 15 million people as not working instead of unemployed. The real rate today is about 12.7%. D of L and Stats.

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