buzzpaff
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June 28th, 2012 at 9:24:40 PM permalink
C) Unemployment rate/lack of jobs.


I was a teenager in 1950's. Back then if you could get your son a HS education, or a honorable discharge from the military, or a GED,
he could get a union job. And support wife and kids, buy a house and car. Boy, are them days gone forever. I grew up in Baltimore.

That's right, me and the WIZ are Baltimorons. Bethlehem Steel is no more, same for Fisher Auto, Body, most teamster jobs, etc.
Hell in 1957 grocery store I worked at got full medical benefits. No deductible at all.

Of course Social Security was 2%, no state income tax, no sales tax, etc. GEE, I just noticed that has changed, hasn't it ?


Of course I made $67 a week, so did cashiers, and butcher made $100 a week. Now if store has a butcher, he gets less than a cashier.
midwestgb
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June 28th, 2012 at 9:37:11 PM permalink
Quote: Wupper

Wow!

1) Racism? 2) Bigotry?

You will be surprised to know that I am an African-American male. YES, I AM BLACK......FOR REAL!

Still think I'm racist? I don't like Obama because he is a socialist. I'm proud that an African-American is President, but I'm not proud of the man that is President.




Whether you are of color or not makes no difference to me. I stand by my response to the OP's question.
Toes14
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June 28th, 2012 at 10:00:06 PM permalink
1. Attitude of entitlement held by too many people
2. Bloated, inefficient government thinking it knows what's best for us
3. Uncontrolled and wasteful government spending and debt
4. Celebration of do nothing 'celebrities' culture instead of emulating real heros
5. Outdated foreign policy trying to force our culture on the rest of the world (instead of letting them kill themselves)
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AZDuffman
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June 28th, 2012 at 10:13:29 PM permalink
Quote: midwestgb

1. Racism

2. Bigotry



Actually the problem with racism is that it is big business for the baiters. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton keep doing their mafia-shakedown routines and stupid businesses keep paying up. Truthfully I can't blame the Jackson/Sharpton duo as they are no different than a member of the Gotti Crew visiting the same shopowner who paid his protection like a clock every week. A smart business would just refuse to meet with them. Then go on the news and tell the world on TV. Most places would soon have more business than they could handle.

To end all of this in the USA we need to end all affirmitive action laws; all "disparate impact" laws; close every "diversity committee;" and fire anybody with words like diversity or sensetivity in their job titles TODAY. Explain that you need to show up for work and work.

I've seen many blacks think they were being discriminated against when the reality was they were substandard employees to clearly breaking policy to one who was outright trying to destroy the local branch office any chance he got. Not to pick on blacks Wupper, probably happens with other groups as well, just that is who I saw.
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QuadDeuces
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June 28th, 2012 at 10:39:34 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146

1.) We are too soft on crime. The death penalty needs to be expanded to cover virtually any felony.



That's great except the system is so hopelessly broken and corrupt I don't trust them with the ultimate power.

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2.) Marijuana should be legalized and we should tax the **** out of it.



Why tax the shit out of it? How come every decision has to have government revenue attached to it?

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3.) Prostitution should be legalized and we should tax the **** out of it.



See above.

---As an aside, I have never used #3 and have used #2 less than ten times in my twenty-eight years.

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4.) Philosophy, Logic, Ethics and Critical Thinking classes should be mandatory from about the sixth grade going forward.



The benefits of such would be directly dependent upon who's doing the teaching.

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5.) People should otherwise (after the above takes effect) quit worrying about what other people do.



And people should quit trying to make everyone else pay for their worldview.
98Clubs
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June 29th, 2012 at 9:08:21 AM permalink
1.) Corporate welfare
2.) Farm Subsidies
3.) Illegally immigrated persons have the same rights as Citizens
4.) Broken Insurance (all types) system that allows off-book profiteering.
5.) Broken banking systems that also allow off-book profiteering
Some people need to reimagine their thinking.
mrjjj
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July 1st, 2012 at 6:24:00 AM permalink
"Prostitution should be legalized and we should tax the **** out of it" >>> I agree with half of this. I think it should be legal but why tax it? What two ADULTS do in privacy is nobodys damn business, including Uncle Sammy.

Ken
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July 1st, 2012 at 7:13:56 AM permalink
Quote: mrjjj

I agree with half of this. I think it should be legal but why tax it? What two ADULTS do in privacy is nobodys damn business, including Uncle Sammy.


Even if one of those adults is operating a wheel and another betting on it?
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mrjjj
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July 1st, 2012 at 7:32:56 AM permalink
Quote: P90

Even if one of those adults is operating a wheel and another betting on it?




What?

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buzzpaff
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July 1st, 2012 at 8:37:46 AM permalink
Quote: mrjjj
I agree with half of this. I think it should be legal but why tax it? What two ADULTS do in privacy is nobodys damn business, including Uncle Sammy.


Then you approve of Necrophelia between 2 consenting adults ??

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