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    Re: SOTU Address:

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    The best thing was the $9 an hour thing. It would be a huge deal on several levels.
    If $9 is a huge deal, imagine how humungous $100/hour could be.

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    Re: SOTU Address:

    Minimum wage is a meaningless issue. Less than 1% of workers make it, and those who do are mainly young entry level workers. It cost the Democrats nothing to talking about it, and gains votes with bleeding heart liberals who think that everyone but them must be earning while trying to feed children and puppies.

    Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: 2011

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    Re: SOTU Address:

    Quote Originally Posted by Bronson View Post
    You have to focus on water because you can't handle the fact his speech blew Obama's out of the water
    If you'd prefer, we could focus on Rubio's lies and exaggerations.
    Marco Rubio response fact check - POLITICO.com
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    Re: SOTU Address:

    Obama would have been more honest had he proposed a maximum wage. I imagine that would be about - yep - $9.00 per hour. When the minimum and the maximum are the same, why we've achieved equality of outcome. Of course, the fact that I eat bon bons for $9/hr may bother those who shovel BS for $9/hr...

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    Re: SOTU Address:

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptinSarcastic View Post
    You said Democrats "jacked up corporate taxes to the highest level worldwide", so I ask you, did GWB do anything to make our corporate taxes something other than the highest worldwide?
    I DID? Please point it out!
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    Re: SOTU Address:

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    If you'd prefer, we could focus on Rubio's lies and exaggerations.
    Marco Rubio response fact check - POLITICO.com
    Why, he's not the President...let's stick with his 'exaggerations' or blatent 'dodges' (I mean the thread IS about SOTU):

    State of the Union fact check: A look at Obama's claims - Josh Gerstein and Darren Samuelsohn - POLITICO.com
    "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure" - 2006 Senator Obama...leadership failure indeed!

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    Re: SOTU Address:

    Quote Originally Posted by Bronson View Post
    It would crowd out minorities and young people trying to enter the Labor Market. It would be a horrible thing .The minimum wage is not supposed to be a "living wage"It is supposed to be an entry level wage for young people entering the labor market who have no skills and no experience

    Tell that to the people all over the USA who have and are raising families on minimum wage jobs.

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    Re: SOTU Address:

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    If $9 is a huge deal, imagine how humungous $100/hour could be.

    I'm down with that idea.

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    Re: SOTU Address:

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    I DID? Please point it out!
    So how come American corporate taxes are still highest in the world, and how come the rates are exactly where they were when Bush came into office, and how come the only changes made were specific new complexities that most small and medium cannot take advantage of?

    A corporate giveaway to political contributors is still a corporate giveaway to political contributors, even if you do it in the tax code.

    Lower the rate, eliminate some of the giveaways and complexities and allow American business to thrive.

    That is what Obama has asked Congress to pass.

    That is not what Bush and the GOP pushed through.

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    Re: SOTU Address:

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    If you'd prefer, we could focus on Rubio's lies and exaggerations.
    Marco Rubio response fact check - POLITICO.com
    LOL I just have to ask, do you actually READ the links you include??? Politico "fact checking".....that's a surefire oxymoron. Then you read the actual article and it's so illogical it's hilarious. More blather for low information voters.

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