Page 31 of 54 FirstFirst ... 21293031323341 ... LastLast
Results 301 to 310 of 539

Thread: Report shows how recession hit families [W:391, 502]

  1. #301
    Sage
    j-mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:45 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    30,343

    re: Report shows how recession hit families [W:391, 502]

    Quote Originally Posted by Donc View Post
    I think that j-mac is waiting for this question from one of his children. "Daddy, What Was a Truck Driver? "
    Not to worry dude, I'll be retired before then...
    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  2. #302
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Last Seen
    11-03-13 @ 04:10 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    376

    re: Report shows how recession hit families [W:391, 502]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Thanks Snappo, and sorry it took so long to reply, but as a truck driver, I go out away from the computer for a couple of days at a time....I can post from my phone, but only shorter postings...I'd like to address this post from you, and since you made several points, I'll take each one separately if that's ok...

    1. Your personal experience, although useful for you in your area, not so much as an indicator for the nation. Not trying to be snarky here, but there is story after story on the net about today's graduates moving back home, no jobs, taking jobs at Walmart, or McDonalds because they can't get into their field, or that their student loans are so costly they don't have a choice but to move home with mom and dad...

    2. Not everyone is cut out for college. You mention dropping out of High School, and on that I agree with you completely. But, since we are talking anecdotally here, allow me to give you a circumstance of mine...I have three young adults living with me right now. 1. my daughter is working full time, and going through nursing school doing well. 2. My son who tried to go to college, had problems and re assessed, and is now working full time at WalMart, and considering a trade school like Welding, or Plumbing to get into. 3. We also have a niece living with us, that after taking a course to certify her as a Medical Assistant, hates the profession, and is working a factory job making parts for BMW.

    So, that's two out of three that are just not cut out to get through college, would you callously just shrug them off too?

    You can't find a job working in a coal mine because Obama and progressives are initiating regulations that are choking off coal, and costing those already working in those mines their jobs. Carpet mills? Are you kidding? I live in SC, which used to be a textile hub for the nation, and export, now all but gone!

    A new report today shows 90 million are just GONE from the work force participation. That is the worst I think I have ever seen. So, before the next Obamaphile comes in here and touts the great recovery, they need to remember this fact....The falling unemployment is phoney, and false.
    You bring up a very valid point. College really isn't for everybody. I come from a family that values academia, and my son had about 4 majors in 3 years before quitting and joining the USMC. He just finished the USMC and my first statement was "You still have money in the 529 plan, have the GI Bill, and if you stay at the Georgia house you have HOPE scholarships. Do something great with these opportunities". He chose to take a job at FedEx shuffling boxes around. Dafuq?!?!?!

    We spend so much money on frivolous things - I wish we could spend on getting the unemployed trained in something viable. I'd rather we did that than spend money sending ships to Syria right now.

  3. #303
    Sage
    Fenton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:13 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    26,324

    re: Report shows how recession hit families [W:391, 502]

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Of course you take this ridiculous tact
    only to protect your own skull from imploding when the realization hits of your own ideological bankruptcy and how it will fail not only America but the world. If your son is lucky, he finds a spot that his talents and skills can provide. If he is not - he becomes on of those who laugh at your platitudes and sees the old man as a defender of the rotting past that is holding down hundreds of million like himself.

    Do you think a tape from Glen Beck or Sean Hannity will give him solace?

    Pfffffft ...LOL !!!

    What a bunch of empty drek.

    The difference between people like you and me is I use truth to define my ideology, not the other way around.

    My ideology doesn't allow me to be taken in by empty promises and bumper stickr

  4. #304
    Sage
    Fenton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:13 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    26,324

    re: Report shows how recession hit families [W:391, 502]

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Of course you take this ridiculous tact
    only to protect your own skull from imploding when the realization hits of your own ideological bankruptcy and how it will fail not only America but the world. If your son is lucky, he finds a spot that his talents and skills can provide. If he is not - he becomes on of those who laugh at your platitudes and sees the old man as a defender of the rotting past that is holding down hundreds of million like himself.

    Do you think a tape from Glen Beck or Sean Hannity will give him solace?

    Pfffffft ...LOL !!!

    What a bunch of empty drek.

    The difference between people like you and me is I use truth to define my ideology, not the other way around.

    My ideology doesn't allow me to be taken in by empty promises and bumper sticker slogans, it doesn't allow me to be taken in by empty plattitudes amd false narratives.

    It doesn't allow me to make Nation Crippling Dumbsh** decisions like voting for a Jr Senator with radical leftist tirs to be our President.

    It doesn't allow me to buy into the nonsense of blame and hyperbole that your post are known for.

    And my Son(s) will be taught the same way I was, to be proud of their heritage and of their Nation. To not expect handouts, and to know that anything worth doing is worth doing RIGHT .

    They will inherit my work ethic, knowing ( if your ilk doesn't completely ruin everything by the time their old enough ) if they work hard, and keep their nose clean and have faith, anything is possible.

    They will be raised with high standards, by parents who value REAL education, ( not grades handed out because it's not " PC " to fail a moron ).

    They will understand what happened from 2008 to 2016, how the Democrats with their STUPID policies ruined so many lives. Guided so many people to chronic joblesness and dependency.

    They will be well aware of the criminals that called themselfs democrats and who ran our GSEs into bankruptcy costing the American people trillions.

    They will understand the innate corruption of the left and how their socialist policies have failed the world over.

  5. #305
    Sage
    j-mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:45 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    30,343

    re: Report shows how recession hit families [W:391, 502]

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappo View Post
    You bring up a very valid point. College really isn't for everybody. I come from a family that values academia, and my son had about 4 majors in 3 years before quitting and joining the USMC. He just finished the USMC and my first statement was "You still have money in the 529 plan, have the GI Bill, and if you stay at the Georgia house you have HOPE scholarships. Do something great with these opportunities". He chose to take a job at FedEx shuffling boxes around. Dafuq?!?!?!

    We spend so much money on frivolous things - I wish we could spend on getting the unemployed trained in something viable. I'd rather we did that than spend money sending ships to Syria right now.
    Absolutely agree...Although I did not like what Carter did during his term, at least when times went in the toilet, he instituted training programs for those without jobs....I don't hear much emphasis on that today.
    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  6. #306
    Sage
    Boo Radley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    11-22-17 @ 04:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    36,858

    re: Report shows how recession hit families [W:391, 502]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Absolutely agree...Although I did not like what Carter did during his term, at least when times went in the toilet, he instituted training programs for those without jobs....I don't hear much emphasis on that today.
    They cost money. States can't afford them. That's why states have tried to get waivers. Not that I agree with the states, but it is important to know that training is more expensive.

    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.

  7. #307
    Sage
    j-mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:45 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    30,343

    re: Report shows how recession hit families [W:391, 502]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    They cost money. States can't afford them. That's why states have tried to get waivers. Not that I agree with the states, but it is important to know that training is more expensive.
    Yeah, and we just gotta have the wasted money on those solar panels don't we?
    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  8. #308
    Sage
    Boo Radley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    11-22-17 @ 04:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    36,858

    re: Report shows how recession hit families [W:391, 502]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yeah, and we just gotta have the wasted money on those solar panels don't we?
    Not sure the government is buying solar panels. But there is certainly room to discuss where to spend the money. I didn't say I agree with states, only that this is the issue.

    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.

  9. #309
    Sage
    j-mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:45 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    30,343

    re: Report shows how recession hit families [W:391, 502]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not sure the government is buying solar panels. But there is certainly room to discuss where to spend the money. I didn't say I agree with states, only that this is the issue.

    There just seems to be a lot of phony concern for the poor going on, but when the rubber hits the road, we generally get the 'eh, oh well' type of response from liberals.
    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  10. #310
    Sage

    Donc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    out yonder
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 08:29 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Liberal
    Posts
    9,427

    re: Report shows how recession hit families [W:391, 502]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    There just seems to be a lot of phony concern for the poor going on, but when the rubber hits the road, we generally get the 'eh, oh well' type of response from liberals.
    Kinda like the "by then i,ll be retired" eh?
    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

Page 31 of 54 FirstFirst ... 21293031323341 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •