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    Re: Teens in Asia dominate global test; US stagnant

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No, the system works just fine A job is paid what it's worth.
    And round and round we go.

    A football player plays a kid's game. A firefighter saves lives.

    Firefighter is worth more.

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    Re: Teens in Asia dominate global test; US stagnant

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Football players generate more revenue than firefighters. It's just reality.
    Instead of reality, some of us prefer to "feel" the way things should be.

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    Re: Teens in Asia dominate global test; US stagnant

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Both groups get paid what they are worth. What do you suggest?

    Under socialism, would things be better?
    Under socialism the card carrying politburo member gets paid what their worth, the others get their knee caps broken.... mysteriously broken.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Teens in Asia dominate global test; US stagnant

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Heres the problem-a large number of students in those universities are not americans-especially in the hard sciences. Americans are getting low-rung degrees in things like education.

    The US is the worlds leader in technology and innovation-so if we lose that in exchange for menial low-wage jobs, it harms us economically, educationally, and limits our long term growth.
    Bringing in foreign students helps make our universities better. Plus, those people often choose to immigrate here which is a bonus for America.

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    Re: Teens in Asia dominate global test; US stagnant

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    Thats right-parents are great at enrolling in these programs, thereby removing the need to feed their own kids, allowing them to spend that money elsewhere. Just another of the ways that the state is able to step in and separate people from their responsibilities.
    I'm pretty sure this program is aimed at feeding the poor.

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    Re: Teens in Asia dominate global test; US stagnant

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Both groups get paid what they are worth. What do you suggest?

    Under socialism, would things be better?
    Not socialism, but perhaps a managed capitalism.

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    Re: Teens in Asia dominate global test; US stagnant

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    If you think entitlements will make things better please show some evidence.

    Who, btw determines what a "living wage" is? Unions? The Democrat party?
    Entitlements today support millions of workers doing jobs you wouldn't touch but that are necessary. Wal Mart doesn't pay enough for a family to live on their own with no help. Entitlements keep people alive, and without them you'd end up paying more for your goods that you think you deserve. The reality is this entire country is an entitled generation. None of us deserve any of this lifestyle we have been given. We don't deserve iPads or computers or cars or modern houses. No man can make all of these things for himself. No man has the knowledge to do it all. The entitled are those who think they deserve a certain income because they "work for it" and don't understand all of this is a gift derived from trillions of hours of man labor that you did nothing to deserve.

    Who determines what a living wage is? Our elected officials. I don't care if it is democrats or republicans. I want people to decide. Taking no action is clearly not the best option as it garners no results.

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    Re: Teens in Asia dominate global test; US stagnant

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    And round and round we go.

    A football player plays a kid's game. A firefighter saves lives.

    Firefighter is worth more.
    Exactly. A football player generates more money for football. He does not contribute more to saving houses, lives, etc. He produces entertainment, and nothing more. My dog provides me with just as much entertainment.

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    Re: Teens in Asia dominate global test; US stagnant

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post

    Firefighter is worth more.
    The market suggests otherwise.

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    Re: Teens in Asia dominate global test; US stagnant

    Quote Originally Posted by hjl1991 View Post
    Who determines what a living wage is? Our elected officials.
    GTFO.

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