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Reptiles Are Cuddly And Pretty
Mount Airy, MD

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reply to Telco

Re: Just another way for suckers to be parted from their money

said by Telco:

Be it taxes or anything, I always love the Republican knee-jerk hyperbole to everything. E.G. "you could raise taxes to 100% bla bla bla". And now the you could "raise minimum wage to $500 an hour"...

Well, prove to me why I am wrong.
said by Telco:

These are known as Straw Man arguments,

Only if they are false.
said by Telco:

... as nobody has ever suggested that. Raising Minimum wage to a livable $12 in Middle America and $18 in cities is hardly your "$500".

But the fact remains that raising the minimum wage still results in things becoming more expensive and less experienced persons having trouble finding a job.
said by Telco:

Perhaps you can explain how nations with close to double our minimum wage have lower unemployment rates then? Not to mention, we pay the lowest wages yet have the highest rate of poverty in the developed world. Once Again Repubonomics and the gut-feelings its based on fails reality.

Have you ever even been to Europe? Do you have any idea how much more expensive it is to live there than here? Even if they do make more money here for the same kind of work, that sure as hell isn't buying them much.

As for wage problems in this country, again, the Department of Labor says that average hourly income didn't drop until this president took over. Unless you really believe that the current president is a republican (maybe you do, since you think Europe has it much better than we do when they don't)
said by Telco:

First off, by Europe you mean Greece, Portugal, and Spain. Never any of the successful and wealthier countries on this planet, that unlike the aforementioned, actually make the G20.

LOL and you neglect to mention the plights of the countries bailing them out. How long do you think Germany is going to last if they keep bailing out the PIIGS? And once they go, the rest of Europe falls with them.

And lastly, if someone is stupid enough to finance a tablet, then that person deserves to be screwed. You don't finance toys!
Romney/Ryan 2012 - Put a couple of mature adults in charge.


said by pnh102:

And lastly, if someone is stupid enough to finance a tablet, then that person deserves to be screwed. You don't finance toys!

One thing we can finally agree on. However, my point still stands, that most Americans need to fiance things because they do not have the disposable income left, after paying for basic bills, to purchase them outright.

Remember, it's you guys who created the middle-class killing walmarts. It's why these stores and the new walmart (the dollar stores) have saturated every corner of Red States.

In addition, you guys endorse this 3rd world rise of minimum wage jobs, that barely pay enough after 40 hours to cover rent on a one bedroom apartment in the middle of nowhere. Whereas, most liberal companies like Apple, Costco, Starbucks etc pay their entry-level employees a decent rate and offer benefits.