a reply to: neutronflux
and there's two sides to your story...
big tax cuts and breaks to big business leaves the middle class to make up the difference. and there's been plenty of corps that have used the money
they saved with those breaks and cuts to fund their relocation to mexico, or china, or where ever where they can pay workers far less money and dump
their pollution where ever they wish.
decreasing labor costs here at home just leaves more people depending on those social programs the right seems to hate so much.
doing all you can to make it harder for women to control their own reproduction just adds more children to families that have more than enough, and
thus increases the need for those social programs. and I am not just talking about abortion here. the constant attacks on planned parenthood, the
constant griping over insurance that covers birth control, and such is included in that statement!
I predict Halloween will be bigger than Christmas in ten years.
really?? you do?? lol...... now I think you are off the deep end.... halloween has practically been downsized to private parties and controlled
trick or treating. we haven't had a trick or treater come to our house in years!!
as for the materialism of christmas, it has been mostly about buying gifts since I can remember. the only thing that has changed is the insanity of
the stores advertising these great sales on items that have such a limited supply that the people have to compete with each other to win the prize!!
and I spent seven years in a company, was late for work maybe once during that whole time, and that time I spent over an hour walking to work because
my car wouldn't run! a great majority of the people were always on time. and it seemed that there was only a few that were habitual with their
tardiness, and one of those had a husband at home that was gravely ill and most of the times that she was late it was because his caregiver was late!
and to I'll put something to you plain and simply....
in order for people to be responsible, you have to give them the means to be responsible! and bush's "service economy" just isn't cutting the grade in
that respect! not when that service economy is paying so many so little that they are spending over half their income on just a roof over their
there's two sides of that coin, and for either side to actually have accomplished what we have now, it need the other side doing it's thing to offset
what that side was doing.
there wouldn't be so many people depending on the gov't to support their families if they jobs were paying a decent wage, and those companies wouldn't
be getting away with paying those crappy wages if there wasn't a gov't for their workers to fall back on! and the cost of living, the cost of
college, the cost of healthcare, heck the cost of everything wouldn't be so high except the businesses know that if the people don't have the money
to buy, the gov't will just expand the programs so they can.
you want less people relying on gov't programs, well....
pay employees enough so they don't qualify for those programs.
reduce the amount of rent you want for the apartments, just because you can get $1000 from the gov't for that rat infested apartment doesn't mean you
should be charging that amount for it.
reduce the tuition fees so that the students don't need loans and grants to learn, we don't need new equipment for the sports teams, or new and fancy
dorms, or extravagant places to eat... what we need is a well educated generation capable of competing in today's world who are not bogged down with
so much debt that they should have just went to work at the local mc donalds instead of spending the time in college.
turn the coin over, and look at the other side for a moment!! consider how it played it's role in getting us into the mess we are in!
but you are right, and wrong in this....
I bet in five to ten years the government will raid personal savings accounts to pay down the debt. Just look at greece.
five to ten years???? lol.... ya, sure... doubt if it will be that long. I mean, look at what wells fargo was doing, wasn't that raiding savings
accounts. and for the most part, they will get away with it.
but, the big outrage will come from the people when they pull the obamacare of retirement savings that they seem to be already talking about. where
you will be legally obligated to put a percentage of your earnings into an IRA so that wall street will have more money to gamble with, because we all
know that the only sign of a healthy economy is the stock market!!!
it won't be trump or clinton that will write up the law that will require this, it will be the members of congress. if whoever becomes president
stands against it they will either rally enough votes to override their veto or add onto a bill something stupid, life paying the troops, or the money
for repairing bridges, or some other necessary item that everyone agrees we need to spend money on, and then if the president still opposes they will
constantly blast out ads how their veto has hurt the people.
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