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abrams

Sport climber
Jul 10, 2013 - 10:39am PT
Don't forget the baby killing extreme left Democrat Brotherhood of the welfare state that's been in charge for the last 6 years.



Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 10, 2013 - 11:01am PT
Hahaha....I'm looking forward to the day when America, the greatest nation in the world, has had both a black and a female president.

We will be catching up. Doesn't Pakistan have a female prime minister or president or whatever they term it?

Good luck GOP, you're steadily losing ground because your intolerance and desire for serfdom is no longer wanted.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 10, 2013 - 01:11pm PT
Abrams how many concussions have you suffered?
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2013 - 01:54pm PT
The Democrats are baby killing extreme????
How come I haven't heard of this yet.

Moron

Why are all right wingers morons?
abrams

Sport climber
Jul 10, 2013 - 02:25pm PT
norton philo and DR. F hero worship the planned parenthood abortionists.
Should they not remind us constantly how the
extreme left Democrat Brotherhood
are the most successful baby killers in history
thanks to their welfare state policies?

Take credit where credit is due boys.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 10, 2013 - 02:28pm PT
So can we deduce that abortions are a big concern of yours?
Do you support the parental rights of rapists?
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2013 - 02:32pm PT
The GOP should get more concerned about Abortion, it's a great wedge issue.

Please try and outlaw it, It's your duty to those unborn unwanted fetuses!!
especially rape babies, they are God's gift to those women!
abrams

Sport climber
Jul 10, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
DR. F and philo - you guys appear to be bearing the shame of being failed
abortions well enough. The world would have been a poorer place had the procedures been successful.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 10, 2013 - 02:55pm PT
Dood pull yer head out.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jul 10, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
Do you support the parental rights of rapists?

Now, now, philo, you know very well that rape does not result in pregnancy. The GOP says so.

And life begins at masturbation...
Jemarr

Social climber
Chico
Jul 10, 2013 - 04:47pm PT
Think the world could have been a a better place if our
extreme left democrat brotherhoodies Dr Fetus Norton and Pilo
had retired at conception. Lots of anger inside them. Be of good cheer
brothers!




philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 10, 2013 - 04:49pm PT
We are the ones with anger inside? What a hoot load of hooey.
CrackAddict

Trad climber
Canoga Park, CA
Jul 10, 2013 - 05:16pm PT
Norton wrote:
in addition, "baby killing" as a government policy issue is totally a Republican party attempt to intervene in the private lives of women by expanding big government to create more laws

Amnestied illegal aliens will be able to vote in 10 years. For babies, it will take 18. Hence the order of prioritization from the Dems.
CrackAddict

Trad climber
Canoga Park, CA
Jul 10, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
Dr. F. wrote:

The top ten quotes from Thomas Jefferson on religious freedom:

1. “Among the most inestimable of our blessings is tha...

Nice that you admire Jefferson's writings. Have you ever read his quotes on economic liberty? Or do you prefer Paul Krugman, whose every editorial causes Jefferson to roll over in his grave?

"I place economy among the first and most important virtues and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with public debt. We must make our choice between economy and liberty or confusion and servitude. If we run into such debts, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and comforts, in our labor and in our amusements. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people, under the pretense of 'caring for them,' they will be happy."

-Thomas Jefferson
dirtbag

climber
Jul 10, 2013 - 05:39pm PT
Jefferson was not an economist, made his money from a slave based economy, and in any event his knowledge base of economics is 200 years old.
dirtbag

climber
Jul 10, 2013 - 05:40pm PT
In other words, Jefferson had many attributes and flaws, but I am not prepared to do a post-mortem dick sucking of the man.
jghedge

climber
Jul 10, 2013 - 05:52pm PT

"Amnestied illegal aliens will be able to vote in 10 years. For babies, it will take 18. Hence the order of prioritization from the Dems."

Women, however, can vote now. Hence the order of prioritization from the Dems.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 10, 2013 - 06:01pm PT
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/07/10/2276091/walmart-dc-living-wage-bill/

Walmart Threatens To Shut Down Stores If DC Passes Living Wage Bill
By Aviva Shen on Jul 10, 2013 at 11:30 am

(Credit: AP)
Walmart fought hard to persuade DC residents to let it open stores in the district. But now the retail giant is threatening to walk away from three planned sites if the DC City Council passes a “living wage” bill that would require all major employers to pay workers a minimum of $12.50 an hour.
Walmart claims that the bill, which applies to retailers with corporate sales of $1 billion or more and stores that are 75,000 square feet or larger, is “arbitrary and discriminatory.” In a Washington Post editorial, general manager Alex Barron issued an ultimatum to Mayor Vincent Gray: veto the bill, or Walmart will halt construction on stores at Skyland, Capitol Gateway, and New York Avenue.
In less than 24 hours, the corporation is already seeing results: Some council members who voted for the living wage bill are now balking. Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie said he is “going to give this some thought” because he voted yes “without knowing Walmart was going to pull out.”
Walmart is accustomed to singlehandedly taking down worker rights legislation. Seven years ago, Walmart threatened to scrap its plans to open stores in Chicago after the city passed a similar living wage law. The mayor promptly vetoed the bill. In March, New York raised its minimum wage but gave tax subsidies to Walmart and other firms that hire seasonal workers. Unions claimed at the time that Walmart had influenced the deal behind the scenes.
Other large stores like Costco, Home Depot, Target, and Macy’s would also have to abide by the DC proposal. But the new $12.50 minimum would be an especially dramatic change for Walmart, which currently pays workers 28 percent less on average than other large retailers, even as it reaps profits of nearly $450 billion a year. In contrast, Costco will have no problem meeting DC’s requirement if it passes — the average Costco worker currently makes $21.96 an hour.
Walmart’s refusal to pay their employees a livable wage translates into a bigger burden for taxpayers. A Congressional report found that the workforce of a single Walmart store consume roughly a million dollars in public benefits every year, relying on “safety net” programs like Medicaid, food stamps, school lunch, and housing assistance to survive. Since Walmart is the largest private retailer in the nation, the full taxpayer cost of the store’s labor practices is exponentially higher.
Protests erupted in June and last November over Walmart’s worker abuses. Besides paying poverty level wages, Walmart has a strict policy against overtime pay, and workers allege that managers deny them bathroom breaks or basic medical accommodations. The company also fired, suspended, and disciplined workers after the strikes last month, likely in retaliation.
Walmart was only allowed to start building in the nation’s capital after agreeing to a voluntary Community Partnership Initiative, in which the chain vowed to contribute $21 million to local charities, stock local products, allow space for local retailers, fund transportation measures, and create a citywide job training program for low-income and at-risk residents, among other conditions.
The DC Council will hold a final vote on the bill Wednesday.



Few things would please me as much as seeing Walmarts shutting down across the nation. The US would be better off without Walmart.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 10, 2013 - 06:29pm PT
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/07/10/2280101/charles-koch-minimum-wage/

Billionaire Koch Brother Says Eliminating The Minimum Wage Will Help The Poor

By Rebecca Leber on Jul 10, 2013 at 4:23 pm
A conservative mogul worth $43 billion says he knows the secret to helping poor people. According to Charles Koch, the U.S. needs to get rid of the minimum wage, which he counts as a major obstacle to economic growth.
On Wednesday, the Charles Koch Foundation launched a $200,000 media campaign in Wichita, Kansas, with a hint of expanding it elsewhere. It is the Kochs’ biggest media buy since they promised to do more to “persuade politicians” after suffering losses in the 2012 election.
In an interview with the Wichita Eagle published Tuesday, Koch said that the minimum wage is one policy he is working against:
We want to do a better job of raising up the disadvantaged and the poorest in this country, rather than saying ‘Oh, we’re just fine now.’ We’re not saying that at all. What we’re saying is, we need to analyze all these additional policies, these subsidies, this cronyism, this avalanche of regulations, all these things that are creating a culture of dependency. And like permitting, to start a business, in many cities, to drive a taxicab, to become a hairdresser. Anything that people with limited capital can do to raise themselves up, they keep throwing obstacles in their way. And so we’ve got to clear those out. Or the minimum wage. Or anything that reduces the mobility of labor.
The Kansas ad does not specifically mention the minimum wage, but it does claim that Americans earning $34,000 a year should count themselves as lucky, because that puts them in the top 1 percent of the world. “That is the power of economic freedom,” the ad concluded. Meanwhile, Charles and David Koch are the ones comfortably in the 1 percent, with a net worth of about 1 million times that figure. Watch the ad:


The ad cites a report from the Koch-funded Fraser Institute showing that “The United States used to be a world leader in economic freedom but our ranking fell. And it’s projected to decline even further.” (That same Fraser report interestingly ranks Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Chile ahead of the U.S. Those places all have government-run health care, which the Kochs adamantly oppose.)
In the U.S., economic inequality has grown rapidly, and the lagging minimum wage is in large part to blame. Some states have moved to address the growing gap between what people earn and the rising cost of living, but nationally the minimum wage has barely moved in decades. Little to no evidence exists to support Koch’s claim that the minimum wage impedes companies or causes them to fire employees. In fact, raising the minimum wage to $9 would pump up to $48 billion into the economy by the next year and ease the income gap for 15 million low-wage workers.
Koch maintained his and his brother’s political efforts are not for their own benefit, but for the country’s greater good. “All the other large companies, or the great majority of them, are promoting some kind of special cronyism where they’re undermining economic freedom.” Although he deems low-wage workers part of a “culture of dependency” on the government, Koch Industries is on the receiving end of oil subsidies, government contracts, and bailouts.
johnboy

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
Jul 10, 2013 - 06:33pm PT
extreme left Democrat Brotherhood of the welfare state that's been in charge for the last 6 years.

Another one of those, facts don't matter, statements.
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