want to raise the minimum wage of low paid workers to give them more money to spend. No one mentions the millions that are poor on fixed incomes to increase their income to give them more money to spend. Gov't mandates wages, why don't they mandate increases in fixed incomes. SS average is about $1,100/month and is just about a fixed income, they need the same kind of raise as poor workers. The powers want to raise poor worker benefits by 30% by mandate, they can and should do the same thing for fixed incomes. MO Shame on the president and congress.
Starting salary in the army is $1750/month is a day one private which includes room and board, clothing, medical, dental, optical, and travel pay. Not bad.. The salary for enlisted men goes up to $9,500/month for M/Sgt with 20 years. Eligible to retire at half pay after 20 service. Officers make a bunch more. Not like it was when I joined, $67.50/month. and I found myself on a plane headed to Korea, war had just broken out.....,
Not only the small companies, but the large also. Evil called collusion between B of D's and upper mgt.
If indepth investigation to take place the large benefits to upper mgt and the B of D's of all companies would reveal great collusion.
Your statement, "humans are the dominant cause' of global warming. If you really believe humans are the 'cause' of global warming then I believe it is your duty to start preaching and pushing for a strict world birth control. Have the preachers stop this, "go ye forth and multiply'. Do as China, 1 child per family. MaKE all forms of birth control available and mandatory.. Make sterilization of all undesirable humans mandatory, etc, etc and etc.
These are the things YOU should believe in and insist from your gov't.
If you are not willing to push for the above, then you are wasting your breath as you stated, "humans are the dominant cause of global warming"..
The Polar Vortex is a rare event in the earths weather. This one has brought sub zero temperature on this side of earth all the way to Florida. On the other side of earth sub zero temperature to Russia and China. This happens usually in the winter months, but it could and can and has happen at any time of the year in the past.. Think what would happen today to the earth population if this event happened say in mid July. About 95% of all farming would be wiped out. About 4 billion people get to starve to death.
We live on a very fragile planet where nothing is definite for a very long period.
Think about it.
I wonder. How many jobs will be lost across the country by the time the states and federal gov't finish raising minimum wages this quarter.????
Have you noticed as wages goes up companies work feverishly to replace humans with machines. My Wal Mart Store has like 5 self service lanes now. They work continuously without complaining. I remember when the auto mfgs replaced welders and painter with 'robots'. I remember when coal hand loaders were replaced machines.
I am shocked when I hear politicians, voters and unions play down this facet of the economy. Raise wages-lose jobs. Companies will always choose an inexpensive piece of machinery over an expensive employee. IMHO.
You remember the past, but you can't see the present. You are completely blind to Obama's war in Afghanistan and the other middle east conflicts. How many kids have been killed, wounded, maimed since BO was elected?
You seem to think it is OK when your man does dastardly things but bad when someone else does so.
Shame, shame and shame.
This will blow your mind middle class people.
If the company has some employees making 7.25/hr and some long term employees that are now making 10/hr the 7.25/hr employee now makes as much as the experienced employee. I have gone through this during my work career. MW takes away incentive to get experience and then to lose the benefits..
The way the system works, the 7.25 employee with a family probably is eligible for welfare benefits. Just as soon as MW goes to 10/hr, now the 10/hr employee is eligible for welfare. The gov't makes him the new poor. I just do not understand the logic of our idiotic gov't reps and union leaders.....
The unions joining the gov't to mandating wages takes away the big benefit of what a union is supposed to do-fight for higher salary and more benefits. Union Leaders give away their power..
I didn't think any one was paying attention to me dumping all of my American shares just before the end of the year. If it causes any of you a problem, excuse me.
how much employers can pay their employees? I understand that BO attended college and even may have a law degree, but HOW DOES HE KNOW HOW MUCH EMPLOYERS CAN PAY THEIR EMPLOYEES? BO's goal and many in congress is to raise the minimum wage. I had ECON 101 and there was never any indication that the president or congress knew how much to pay private sector employees.
A mystery to me.
Economists say extended UC benefits hinder hiring. Questionable, but extended benefits does hinder one looking for a job. (Why work if you don't have to.) Plus another problem. If UC benefits are not extended most of the 1.3 million affected will be eligible for welfare. It sounds like to me we are in a "damned if you do or damned if you don't situation".
------a retired UC mgr.
On FOX this morning. I like what some socialists said, 'Everyone should get a living check plus free hospitalization'. Who is supposed to pay for it. I don't think the socialists want to.
Most employers try to pay a fair wage based on the amount of money they are making plus the productivity of the person hired. You cannot pay a person more than what he produces Only idiot liberals and socialists believe other wise.
Have you also noticed the people of great means that want socialism do not want to give up any of their money. Look at the Hollywood nuts that make millions they don't send the gov't 3/4 of what they have. What they mean is take yours and give not mine.
You've told him he didn't have to go to work. You told him you would give him what he needs. Idiot liberals you tell a person he can have it all, but when he takes it you tell him he shouldn't. Liberals make up you mind: Do you want him to have it or not?