I don't know anybody wanting the headaches of being truly rich. The few I know worry about keeping their employees on the payroll. One in particular saw the recession coming, and he had to cut overtime. He didn't have to fire anybody. They aren't making as much but they are getting to keep their jobs and benefits. When good times return, the overtime returns.
He could have used the recession as an excuse to cut wages, but he has too much class for that....
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
a party in open revolt---MORE THAN 100 HOUSE DEMS balk at backing michelle's food safety bill
Michelle Obama in food fight with House - Abby Phillip and Carol E. Lee - POLITICO.com
because michelle's food safety comes---like the teacher aid package which the nyt reported last week was being used to shore up bankrupt pensions instead of the HIRING that was promised---at the cost of CUTTING FOOD STAMPS
they don't know what they're doing
but stephen colbert does
are you going to his and stewart's beckian rally?
have fun, WE'RE going to the polls
the tax hikes actually help solidify the status of the uber wealthy
and since most of the rich don't have the sort of control Buffett does they cannot avoid paying the 50% or more taxes on the next dollar they earn
These cities aren't giving in to America's high school dropout crisis -
30% of american youth DROP OUT of hi school
provided by their communities, their families, friends, neighbors, even themselves with 100,000 dollars of taxpayer provided education, they fail to avail
how many of em are forced to abridge mr anson's algebra class cuz they gotta stay home to care for diabetic gramma
how many, in your experience, of these 15 year olds play permanent hooky so as to be able to KICK IT with their homies, instead
in chicago the DROP OUT rate is 50%
which makes obnoxious obama's elevation of the windy city schools chief, arne duncan, to cabinet level ed secty all the odder
not to mention the WAVE OF VIOLENCE that sees big shouldered public school youths murdered by other school youths, almost one a week
google it, i dare you---wave of violence, chicago public schools (cnn and usa today do a story every couple months)
are these the entitlement class you're attempting to represent here on this thread?
Last edited by The Prof; 09-28-10 at 08:40 PM.
Kinda looks like the CBO is weighing in on the bush tax cuts.
<A permanent extension of Bush-era tax cuts would provide a temporary boost to the U.S. economy and then become a drag on growth by pushing up interest rates, the head of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said. >
<Over the long term, he said, the tax cuts would hurt the economy because the government would have to borrow so much money to finance them that it would begin competing with private companies seeking loans. That, in turn, would drive up interest rates, >
CBO Chief Says Tax Cut Extension Would Hurt Economy - Bloomberg
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