Reading many of the messages here, most of you are confusing 'creating wealth' and 'building wealth'. There is a difference. Building wealth can only take place after wealth is created.
Driving safely? Did you see the Dover cop's video? I think he calls it a shake up, driving/speeding down the highway doing a shaking, arms and both hands up in the air dance behind the steering wheel. If this was a video of a citizen driving without his hands on the steering wheel would have been fined and would lose his driving license. This cop should be fined and fired. MO
I agree with you that Americans want to provide for them selves. All real men and women have pride, but they are not stupid. If you give them more than they can earn working they will choose to take the more and not work.
I have a near relative in Ohio, a single mother that has a great job, earns a nice income, but if she made about $100 less on the month she has been informed she would be eligible for upwards of $5,000 in welfare benefits to help provide for her kids. The last I heard of her, she is desperately trying to get the employer to cut her salary by a little over $100/month so she will be eligible for the welfare benefits of about $5,000. This would give her an extra about $4,000 a year income. Again, all people have pride but they are not stupid..
Moore is a big noise in Hollywood. Low level citizens listen and believe him. I don't think he knows which way is up.
I agree with all of you that an individual employed need to earn enough to live on. I disagree with you that it is the gov't place to mandate wages. Wages are and must be an agreement between employee and mgt, not employee and gov't. In 1935 the US Supreme Court judges ruled MW is legal but not smart. 80 years later idiot gov't reps still do not understand it. Shame, shame and shame. MO
What truck has said and you do not seem to understand is; customers pay all the taxes-companies pay nothing. Hidden taxes are incorporated into final price of merchandise. What has been said many times is: No customer, no business, no taxes . Companies collect hidden taxes for the gov't.
A local employer, small restaurant, is on the verge of closing. His statement: Restaurant is doing a nice business, and everyone is making money but him. He stated; employees making fair wage; city, county, state and feds are getting good taxes; supplier get theirs, but after all of that is paid their is very little for me the owner. I think he will close soon.
As has been pointed out that the rich create jobs, this week when you go to your church service say a big prayer thanking the rich for all the jobs created.
A few posters here have strained trying to convince us that the poor create jobs and that gov't jobs create wealth. Gov't jobs bleed the economy.
Gov't jobs do not create wealth, they bleed the economy. In America today gov't employees average wages is over 25% higher than the average wage of the private sector. Corruption is rampant.
Global warming a myth or not, if there is a population explosion as stated we MUST increase food production dramatically. They estimate that now about 50 million people a day are starving. Increase population = increase starvation.
Since your major was the OT, you must know that God told Mose and Abraham that the max population for earth is just 2 billion. God said population = the number of stars they could see. Earth now has about 5 billion too many.
I remember reading a year or so ago what would happen if the country wealth were equally divided among all of the citizens. Think about it. 75% of the people spend their money just as soon as they get it. This leave 25% going to the people that know how to accumulate money. After about 1 year the country would be in just about the same situation as it is today. 1% would have the most with about 24% a reasonable accumulation. The poor would still be in that 75%.
The idiot reps that want to equalize income are nothing but dreamers. Ontop of that they do not want their income cut to equalize with the poor.
Dreamers and idiots abound.
I grew up in a strong union family, where the belief was the only way you could get a decent wage or benefits was through a union. And for years this was true. Since Obama was elected 6 years ago the need for union has become less, just about needless.. There is no need to organize your employees, for what? The gov't is mandating even infant employers to provide all of the benefits that the union used to work for. A big plus with unions falling away: no union dues.
Sick leave is a benefit that unions are supposed to fight for. BO is mandating all companies have at least 7 days sick leave. As some one said before: Who needs unions? Gov't mandates wages and benefits.
Good by unions. No more union dues to be paid for nothing.
Why? You \elected reps to have loop holes in the tax law. You can use the same loop holes when you file your taxes. Just like as associate that owns 250 acres + a great house, pays less real estate tax than another associate that owns a lot and a mediocre house. 250 acres is a farm so he says... About all he does is mows to keep the weeds down.
What you idiots are doing is: denying that religion is a personal matter, as it should be.
Regardless of your religious belief, Christian, Islamic, jewish, etc and etc, you are supposed to keep it to your self. Idiots want every one to believe the same way. Many idiots are ready to kill you if you do not believe the same as they do. Just look at what the radicals are doing around the world, killing the infidels. Shame, shame and a shame.
Here's a thought. Gates and Buffet give zillions to charity. It creates 0 jobs. Once the poor eat the gift and have a full belly, tomorrow they are back again with an empty belly. Poverty is not reduced. MO
America is the only country with freedom of speech and freedom of religion. We are rapidly losing much of it. Rush, Hannity, et al have made it a point out of fear not to say anything anti islam for fear of getting on its hit list. You may remember Salmone Rushdie, his words put him on the hit list and he has been in hiding for years.