A civil discussion of politics

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  1. ChiTownSean

    ChiTownSean Well-Known Member
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    Most wages, not just the minimum wage, have risen slowly and are even declining slightly in the recent era of basically permanent fiscal monetary stimulus. Large income and wealth inequalities... Incomes for the bottom 90% have gone nowhere over the past 4 decades. Inflation adjusted income has basically been flat since 1998. But the stock markets are up, up, up!!
     
  2. Phillfan

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    What if they did not graduate HS or just graduated HS and that is it.

    Effort is rewarded with pay. Level of pay is measured by ability and worth.

    And I will ask you. How. I have is enough to pay them. Minimum wage will not cover what your are requesting. What is your minimum wage number?
     
  3. Phillfan

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    Solution?
     
  4. anon_0astpxev9h4gk

    anon_0astpxev9h4gk Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, I have my opinion you have yours. Don't agree with any of what you just said. I already provided a number to Hail earlier in the thread...
     
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  5. anon_0astpxev9h4gk

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    Raise minimum wage in Louisville to 10$/hr...have you not read anything from earlier today? Or am I going to have to keep repeating myself? Or is this another one of your rhetorical questions?
     
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    With the back and forth between Dat and Usmc, not going back.
     
  7. Dattier

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    We do have that problem as a country, and we also have the problem of thinking we know what everyone else's problem is. For example, from your post, most people don't have landlines anymore, so it has to be a cellphone, and if they don't have cable or a laptop, they may need a phone that does all of that. I just looked up the iphone 7. Whatever the cash price might be, at $32/month for 24 months, it's a manageable bill for people who have to live from paycheck to paycheck.

    The extreme cases like the one you outlined are rare. Using that as the stereotype for every person struggling financially is inaccurate and leads to hostility.
     
  8. UKBrassowTipIN

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    You know what's more important than raising minimum wage? Creating jobs. There is no wage to raise if there isn't a job. However, raising minimum wage kills jobs in that bracket of work.
     
  9. anon_0astpxev9h4gk

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    So as prices inflate throughout our economy, you think the minumum should remain stagnant, and we just need to increase the number of jobs?
     
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    what is the pay scale difference?
    i do not care how many Arby jobs you have, they do almost nothing for the economy
    how many other jobs and city/state budgets do the coal jobs vs Arby jobs create
    if you are going to tell a story, tell the whole story
     
  13. Dattier

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    The whole story has been told, now that I added the part y'all were leaving out, all while claiming so small a % of people didn't matter.
     
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    You know, this Kathy Griffin thing... I've been thinking... why are snowflakes getting all upset about it? It's just feeding into it more to pay it attention. And the mainstream media is just keeping it going... Just ignore it and it'll go away. Things like that don't really hurt anyone. It doesn't have any power over you if you just take personal responsibility for your life and your fee-fees. And why aren't you doing something about White on White violence instead of asking for entitlements from the entertainment industry? The entertainment industry/CNN can't solve all your problems for you.
     
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  15. LetsGoDuke301

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    Race baiting dat. The board was so much better without him. He is obsessed with acknowledging his white privilege. We get it man, we're the devil. White people suck, I wish I could just tell God to take my privilege back.
     
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    To be fair, the opposing side race baits as well.
     
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    Well, shucks. Based on the template I was following for so many posts that guy has liked, I figured he'd have liked mine, too. Did I fill in the blanks wrong?
     
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    It's a shame when your clever mockery of someone is lost on them b/c they lack the self-awareness to understand anything more advanced than copying someone's avatar.
     
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    3899 LetsGoDuke301, Jun 3, 2017
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    After nearly 100 pages, this one has run its course. After all, there is no such thing as a civil conversation regarding politics and there never will be.
     
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