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    Re: Unions threaten Business

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    that's a useless measurement. what are we spending per child?
    If you are talking about what is a priority, which was my point, it is the most useful measurement. We are #1 in military spending, in fact 6 times ahead of the #1 spot in military spending, yet 37th in education spending. You get what you pay for.



    remember when everyone was upset because the CBO posited that extending the Bush Tax cuts for the wealthy would increase the deficit by $800 Bn? they also pointed out that extending the Bush Tax cuts for the middle class would increase said deficit by $2.2 Trillion
    I'm willing to give up my tax cut if the wealthy give up theirs to increase our revenues, how about you? Is it country first, or personal greed first? That is the question.
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    Re: Unions threaten Business

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    If you are talking about what is a priority, which was my point, it is the most useful measurement. We are #1 in military spending, in fact 6 times ahead of the #1 spot in military spending, yet 37th in education spending. You get what you pay for.
    37th? Link please. This link says we're #4. Spending per primary school student statistics - countries compared - NationMaster with an average of $6,000+ for primary school. Whatcha' got??

    Military spending: Our GDP dwarfs every other country in the world. Why would it surprise you we spend so much more? U.S. spending: 4.3% GDP. China, the only other country that even approaches our GDP, spends 2%. This statistic rocks your world??

    List of countries by military expenditures - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Is it country first, or personal greed first? That is the question.
    Perhaps you should ask teachers' unions.
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    Re: Unions threaten Business

    It seems the far-righies and Tea Folk are only okay with boycotts when they're Beck Approved.

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    Re: Unions threaten Business

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    37th? Link please.

    Does it ever occur to you to look back a few posts when you enter a thread and see what has already been posted? This has already been addressed, just one page back, here.

    Military spending: Our GDP dwarfs every other country in the world. Why would it surprise you we spend so much more? U.S. spending: 4.3% GDP. China, the only other country that even approaches our GDP, spends 2%. This statistic rocks your world??
    That was my point. We are 6 times above the #1 spot in military spending as a percentage of our GDP and 37th in funding for education.
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    Re: Unions threaten Business

    UNION THUG BOSS: Nyaa! Those local business owners don't support our struggle against the governor. But that is alright. We have... other means of persuasion...

    UNION THUG FLUNKY: Yeah! We're gonna bust yo kneecaps, break your windows, steal your property, rape your women, put bombs in your cars--

    UNION THUS BOSS: Jesus christ! What? WHAT? I was gonna say we should boycott them...

    UNION THUG FLUNKY: Oh...

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    Re: Unions threaten Business

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    It certainly is

    How many conservatives stated they would not buy GM because of the bailout? A boycott in other words, how many conservatives boycott various stores for selling what they consider offensive music/videos. Religous groups boycotted Volvo for placing adds in magazines for gays.

    Yet I doubt you were upset by those boycotts now were you
    Why would I be upset with boycotts I endorse, and why would I be ok with boycotts I oppose?

    You act as though all boycotts are the same and have no fact-dependent circumstantial merits or flaws.

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    Re: Unions threaten Business

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Why would I be upset with boycotts I endorse, and why would I be ok with boycotts I oppose?

    You act as though all boycotts are the same and have no fact-dependent circumstantial merits or flaws.
    I think the overall point is that the OP tried to spin a boycott as if it were some type of mobster violent action. Deciding what products/services are for you is hardly violent. It's free speech.

    My initial point was the free speech only suits the far-rights and Tea Partiers when it's their speech, otherwise it's something else...

    And before you jump those who criticize Tea Bag speech and signs... My criticisms are limited to the hyperbolic, racist, and misspelled signs.

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    Re: Unions threaten Business

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    It seems the far-righies and Tea Folk are only okay with boycotts when they're Beck Approved.
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    Re: Unions threaten Business

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Does it ever occur to you to look back a few posts when you enter a thread and see what has already been posted? This has already been addressed, just one page back, here.
    What a dishonest way to present information. -- You said:

    If you are talking about what is a priority, which was my point, it is the most useful measurement. We are #1 in military spending, in fact 6 times ahead of the #1 spot in military spending, yet 37th in education spending. You get what you pay for.
    That #37 is as a percentage of our GDP. That is a totally different thing and should be no surprise to anyone.

    That was my point. We are 6 times above the #1 spot in military spending as a percentage of our GDP and 37th in funding for education.
    It comes as a shock to you that we spend a far greater amount of our GDP to keep our country safe than we do on education? You are an idealistic dreamer. If our country isn't safe, we don't need no edgamakation. Good grief.
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    Re: Unions threaten Business

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    My initial point was the free speech only suits the far-rights and Tea Partiers when it's their speech, otherwise it's something else...
    That's the game, though. The side that likes whatever is said, whatever it that's being said, claims free speech; while the side that opposes cites some violation of rights.

    If there's some rule that we're all supposed to sit around and let people say just whatever they want without saying what's on our mind ourselves, I'm not aware of it.

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