"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
From the article. By renaming what used to be considered lower-middle class with low-income, we have effectively split the middle class. I accept that this new "class" has grown in a period of recession, high unemployment and Obama, but what we have here is trying to convince one third of the US population that the are no longer middle class but are now considered low income. I do not recall if there was a term other than lower-middle class before it was redefined in 2009.
Obviously, this is a way of taking people who are not poor and labeling them 'low income' and then using a 'poor/low income' association to inflate numbers. Many people either don't want to or intellectually can't make the distinction.
It's a pure cop out of responsibility to blame a union for a contract negotiated with management, management controls the purse strings and no one is holding a gun to thier head during negotiations.
In many areas of the world, though perhaps not in yours, unions have the right to shut down the means of production if the owners or theit representatives do now submit to their demands. It's called a "Strike". These "strikes", or the threat of "strikes", have made many of these manufacturing plants, particularly in the auto industry in Detroit, uncompetitive and thus largely unmarketable.
And now you know why. Union leaders were not thinking long term to the best advantage of their members and, as well, they protected some of their more inept members far too enthusiasticallyComparing an American worker to a monkey speaks volumes about you. American companies manufacturing vehicles did not upgrade thier plants, did not put out a product that was competitive with foreign manufacturers.
Yes, given a level playing field. But the Unions made sure these playing fields were not level. That's why Detroit is a ghetto today and right to work states are doing much better.Given a level playing field the American workers are the best in the world
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Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
Our money is only as good as our government. Currently our government is in the crapper, so our money is worthless (pretty much) and unless you earn more that a quarter mil a year, you too are hurting. Pretty much 1 in 2...maybe even 1 3/4 in 2.
****ing libertarians think they know everything about everyone when it comes to money.
When I lived in a more rural area and my girlfriend was going to school, I made about $28k a year and I supported us. But we were barely skating by on that and rent was pretty cheap ($550 a month). Just to be real, HG, living on $28k for a family of four is not easy, not possible in all areas, and probably not fun no matter where you live.
Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.