Where did it start? Reading a little bit of history, all of these welfare/socialist programs began with FDR. At the time they helped feed the unemployed-hungry Americans. This was great but once the country recovered and we did with the help of WW II, these programs should have been erased. Trouble was politicians saw what a great vote getter they were and each president and most all other politicians have preyed on these programs to get elected and make so many of the Americans almost totally dependent on gov't for their existence. Shame, shame and shame. MO
zinger-True the NT says go out and TEACH the good news, but so many in their chosen beliefs get carried away with what they believe to the point they think they are suppose to cut off the non believers head for not believing as they do.
All religions have some fanatics.
The only way you can negotiate with fanatics is to give them what they want. They do not back off from their demands.
I remember watching Murphy's in my home town. Every time MW went up they reduced the # of employees. Gas station attendants disappeared.
the biggest job killer. Idiots cannot understand that as the cost of labor goes up, business immediately tries to figure out how to reduce employment. My observations for the past 70 years, every time mandated wages has been increased the number of employees has gone down, especially on the low end of skills.
Just look at all of the businesses that have replaced low skilled workers with robots, and this practice will continue as long as gov't mandates wages. Last I heard McD's may have a robot to make their hamburgers. A cruise ship has announced they will use a robot bar tender.
Low level people better think about it before you want the gov't to raise your pay. You may be the next to be laid off. .
waterboarding-A friend of mine--an ex navy vet was telling about his training experience before going to Viet Nam. All of the members of his unit were water-boarded to experience it in case if they were captured and underwent severe enterigration.. .. .
Politicians use two definitions of torture, just like civil rights leaders use two definitions of racism.
torture-what we do vs what they do.
racism-what whites do vs what blacks do.
When I was a little kid about 70 years ago I remember an old man, a local prophet was telling a group of citizens about the next revolution in the U. S. I remember him saying that we would have a revolution starting in St. Louis. The old man claimed to have had no formal education, but seemed well read, spoke several languages. Weird when I think back.
With all of the static TMUS is causing to the big 3, something has to happen. My bet is that the rumors for an M or A will be very strong before the end of the year. Just who will made a move on TMUS is the question.
It sounds like Charlie just might like the direction TMUS is going and make a decent bid or maybe Carlos Slim?
You're getting sucked in to buy these big vehicles because the price of gas is going down. I take it you have not been listening to national news. Your liberal/socialist reps are chomping at the bits to raise the federal gas tax on your gas. Lower the price of gas-raise your tax.
I am sick and tired of my liberal reps.
The liberal reps refuse to offer any help to those on fixed incomes. The average SS check today is $1,1,00/month. First of the year the libs want to raise it by 1.7%, at the same time they want to raise the minimum wage up 40%. Some of them want to raise it by 100%. This raises the cost of all good and services. Many elderly on a fixed income will be cast into the deepest pits of poverty-starvation. mo
Huge debt and almost impossible to see what Obama has bought for it. All I can figure-wasted it. mo
Just returned from Florida, 2,200 miles, my KIA averaged 34.6 mpg combined driving.
What did the Obama administration do with the $800,000,000,000 in his job ready program that was supposed to go to rebuild the infra structure? It appears-wasted somewhere else. No roads or bridges fixed to speak of. MO
going up. Democrat senator says now is the time to raise the tax because gas is cheap. What the idiot does not tell you is that the price of gas is going to go back up, but the tax won't be removed. Once taxed, always taxed. moo