passing the $9 dollar minimum wage would be a major stimulus; perhaps eclipsing the 1.45 million people who are working as a direct result of the $80 billion bailout of the auto industry.
Thatís more than likely the main reason for the opposition to the Presidentís plan. Itís kinda sad when the only thing the republicans can put forward is to be again anything the President is for; such as the idea for an insurance requirement,which originated from republican health care plans of the 90s.Then we have mittcare from2006.SAD.
The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say
Norway has a rational, real-values oriented pension systems - the Statens pensjonsfond – Utland and the Statens pensjonsfond Norge ( NOT exclusively stuffed with IOUs of the same bloody government, like our Social Security). Oh, and it has oil: Saudi Arabia with a human face. Yes, you can spend a lot of money, if you have a lot of money. Duh.
Sweden had been ruled by pragmatic libertarians for the last decade and a half. And it shows. Look up "Anders Borg".
Denmark is higher than the US of A on the multiple-factor scales of "free-marketism", according to those who bother to keep the tab: Index of Economic Freedom: Promoting Economic Opportunity and Prosperity by Country
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