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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: toysforadults
I couldn't care less I'm responding to someone elses concern about how people spend their money, if you were actually paying attention to the flow of that conversation you would have known that.
So you cannot answer the question? I know it's a tough one but let's try again. What's it to you what people spend their money on, whether it's necessities or frivolities?
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: xuenchen
The dollar needs to mean something if we are going to keep slaving for it.
On the wage growth, it is hard to raise wages when health insurance costs to employers are rising so much. In seventy three, a good BCBS policy ran about forty bucks a month. Employers paid that for most full time real jobs with no problem. Wages were around three bucks an hour for a decent job, like working in a lumber yard or flooring mill at that time. A hundred twenty bucks a week or four hundred eighty bucks a month. So your insurance add on was about a twelfth of your income and it covered most things and some medicines which were not even expensive back then.
And the "Solution" for the "Problem" is ?
1. We decrease our population which would decrease prices for housing and most other goods
2. More government and union jobs that pay decently and have actual benefits. Not likely at all until the Republicans are kicked out.
3. We somehow end housing speculation through laws which also has about a 1 in a million chance of ever happening.