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Posts: 1,671 9/13/12 11:31 A
Well, My mom and I knew about the housing bubble about three years before it happened. We also knew that CEO's were siphoning money out of their companies--money needed for good health insurance for employees. We knew the USA was in debt.
Sooo--why didn't a USA Senator, name Obama know this??????? He cries that nobody knew how bad things were! Senators SHOULD!!!!!!!!! Represenatatives in the House SHOULD!!!!
Bush had to fight a Senate and House full of DEMOCRATS, and to our shame, he didn't--he just signed bills that he knew that the House and Senate would over-ride any vetoes on, anyway. But, that did not make a statement that would show the Democrats how stupid their economics are. I hate Republican economics, too. They both defend the wealth-redistribution Stock Market over the Nation's independance and local jobs.
And the States should handle about 87% of what MOST of our USA Congresspeople are spending their brain-time on--if they have any brain cells still functioning.
I think there is some illegal, subliminal, state-induction, electronic stuff going on. Or Herman Cain is wrong--there ARE a BUNCH of stupid people in the USA; and a good percentage of our representatives are STUPID!!!!!
I do like Obama's idea to let immigrants, who came as children, become citizens. I still disagree that every child born on our soil is a citizen; the 14th Ammendment mentions the parentage, and if the parents--at least one--are not citizens, then neither are the children.
And Congress needs to give the US Postal Service the freedom to reduce deliver to half--deliver half of the routes M, W, F and the ohter half on T, TH, Sat.
From lies that one man told about me, a "therapist" decided that my dad had been sexual with me. I just left the whole scene. My dad had a very open personality to his family and friends, and not shy around his family, but he was not morally weird.
I wonder if a "therapist" "helped" the lady accusing Cain. Helped her with some fantasy of mating with a minor power-figure? It would not be the first time that a man was accused--out of the blue--of having sex with someone. And the background "political terrorist" people fear Cain's normalcy and clear thoughts.
And Herman Cain? I don't like for a man to have a mistress. Still, that is not the same person or story as a man who is a rapist. I don't think Cain shows bad faith by not admitting to every problem in his moral life as he claims that he is no rapist!
Edit, edit! Listening to the first audio bite from the "mistress," her voice has "holes" in it. Not from fear or timidity, but from lies.
August 1, 2011. An Utter Disgrace! The banks told us what it would take to keep the nation's AAA credit rating and Congress can't cough it up!!! The Cut and Cap debt and Balance the budget Bill would have. Get it back!!!!
We have enough each month to keep the interest paid-up, so there would not have been an actual default on loans if this debt limit had not been raised this week. And THIS is what I was wondering about when Dumb-O was first put in, after he ignored vetoing the Pork Bill that he was elected to veto: What is being ignored as this SECRET "health bill"is taking up a FULL YEAR????
Even our utilities such as county water and electricity are forms of socialism. Socialism has a minor place in a Constitutional republic just as democracy does. Neither takes the lead, but both help maintain the republic's constitution.
Even the banking regulations, put into place after WWII and removed by Clinton for some stupid reason, are socialistic in nature. Food Stamps and minimum wage--all of these are government intrusion into the free market. Still, we have some legitimate reasons for using these methods. To reduce a LOT of these reasons, simply reduce the span in pay for one full-time job and let the market decide which jobs get the most pay and which get the least; but there no longer would be the phenomenon of the working poor who need food stamps, or Medicaid. This is just one way that a simple regulation would reduce the socialism that already is in our nation.
www.askheritage.org The Heritage Foundation has identified how to cut over $100 billion in federal wasteful spending. What are our Senators doing if they cannot look into stuff like this each year? why are we paying them if they are simply inefficient? How about recalls and the original system of State Governors selecting replacement Senators as some who are worthless are recalled? Life could be good.
Talk Radio claims that the Japanese nuclear disasters are because the plugs for the generators designated to run the cooling systems, as needed, did not fit into the receptacles wired for this use. Where is a simple electrician who can cut four or six wires and solder some together? I know how to do that much! Where were the drills that got everyone doing the actions required for emergencies? My SCUBA class was 90% about this type of activity. Where are the professionals? They are all drugged with sugar and antihistamines, and possibly other gross stuff that the medical establishment dotes on instead of using real food grown in enriched soils, and real herbs, for real life in real people, on a real planet.
I wish bonuses to be shared with all employees. My company ( employs about 30 people) does it.
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Fitness Minutes: (92,591) Posts: 13,828 2/27/11 7:08 P
From what you said about expense accounts I'm not sure you are aware of how companies have to track and report those expenses.
An Expense account is not an add-on to pay, it is simply a re-payment to the employee of personal monies spent while doing the Company's business.
Rooms, meals (no liquor), flights, cars, gas, etc. have to be documented with receipts from each of those types of places. The government has decided that something less than $25 (while I was traveling) simply needs to noted. The companies I've worked for also required them to be signed. Meals were limited to what was "reasonable and customary" (which was a lot different in Oklahoma City then it was in Washington, D.C.), The same with rooms. A corporation usually wants to maintain a "profile", and the company decides what types of hotels you can stay in, either by contract or dollar range. I was "encouraged" to seek less expensive hotels as long as they "maintained the Company's image".
With one company I worked for, I would never have stayed at the Marriott next to the Twin Towers (before they were destroyed) - but that was the appearance the company wanted to project.
I got a personal, separate credit card to keep my business and personal items completely separate. The money I spent on gas, oil, depreciation, etc. went into a special "car account" so I could buy a new personal car (but one used almost entirely for business) when I went over the 150,000 mile mark - which with one company was about once every 15-18 months. For all the companies that I worked for, the use of a Company Expense Account to charge items for personal use always wound up with the culprit being terminated - AFTER Corporate Security finished debriefing them (obtaining a confession) and getting a signed agreement to pay the money back, to the penny.
Unless the company is functioning illegally, an Expense Account is not an extra incentive at all, as is often rumored. The accounting alone is a total pain in the tush.
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Fitness Minutes: (126,025) Posts: 15,361 2/27/11 10:14 A
Honestly I believe a limit on wages is socialism.Which perhaps while not the worst idea in the world will not work.Someone (more than one) always comes out with more one way or another.
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Posts: 1,671 2/27/11 2:55 A
Healthy and ambitious people still can get more than one job, even if only a part-time job, with a wage-span in place; a home job would be another income stream, still capped each year. The free market would still put jobs into a continuum of pay along the span.
Growing up in a Navy town, my Mom would mention, every-time the officers on base got a pay-raise, that everything in the stores in town went up in price. Well, most of the steady residents didn't get a pay-raise! Certainly, my Mom didn't; she got paid about 2/3 what a man doing her job was paid, since in those days a woman working was considered an adjunct to the husband's income. My Mom had left my Dad.
Shirley, I would limit any bonuses to 10% of the annual minimum wage, and limit them to two a year. Expense accounts could be limited to 15% of the salary/wage of the job needing the expense account. In other words, make things work as if everyone has value--not just the top dogs who already have their homes paid off and their kids sent to decent schools and such.
I am so glad for people who have their homes paid off and their children decently educated; I just think that America is all about everyone doing this--everyone who will work and who is basically healthy enough to do a good job at their work. As for capital gains, let businesses keep these within the business, and quit taxing businesses. This does more for our economy than most people realize -- because our schools no longer equip our generations to be intelligent consumers, employees, or voters..
And we need to keep our land and buildings in the hands of citizens. Overseas, many nations do not let non-citizens own, only lease. Many businesses just lease overseas, why not here? And how can anyone who does not believe in freedom of religion be a citizen here--it just is not possible put these two in the same person.
Managing business law, in some fewer ways and some increased ways, would not be any different than the limits placed on banks after the Great Depression--something that started being removed in Clinton's Presidency, continued with Bush and Obama. and allowed the housing market to be insanely managed. A few regulations protect common sense in any field of endeavor, keeping down the power of the dollar--or yen, or whatever we all end up using--down to a reasonable piece of life's issues.
And, noticing how useful a few regulations can be, Congress-people should retire on the regular Social Security schedule, along with their own savings, paid-off homes, and such. And Presidential Executive Orders should all be repealed, since they stop the Constitutionally-designed balance of power.
I have heard Obama say that some things that are right are not fair--well, not fair to whom? Not fair to people who are paying for mansions/vacations/drugs/favors out of the taxpayers' pockets or out of the minimum wage-earner's needful consumption?
Fitness Minutes: (92,591) Posts: 13,828 2/25/11 2:56 P
Shirley, I have to disagree with you about controlling an employer.
THE Most valuable asset any company has is it's employees. Even in a non-union situation, when an employer becomes outrageous in their pay, benefits and working conditions, the actions of the employees can make a difference.
Oh, not when one or two decide to pursue another work opportunity, but when employees start deserting the company in an ever increasing flow, they have to change or die.
When I was a Corporate Recruiter, my company (and I) became the beneficiary of just that situation. After we had hired a few good people from that company, we asked them to help us recruit the best people they knew from that company - we even paid them a nice recruiting bonus.
Ours wasn't the only company to benefit.
After about nine months, we were made aware of a change in starting pay and an upward adjustment of benefits. However, the company didn't adjust the pay of their experienced employees. That resulted in even a more drastic outflow of employees.
They made more changes and finally were once again competitive for good employees, but their year to year sales dropped for two straight years. Even corporations learn that without good people, the company is just a shell.
There was no union involvement because all of the people were management and Exempt.
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Fitness Minutes: (126,025) Posts: 15,361 2/25/11 10:35 A
Well,I agree with a lot of what you say but we can hardly control what an employer decides to pay an employee.If they are wanting to encourage or reward an employee they will give them huge exspense accounts long paid vacations and many folks will work harder and longer for rewards you can't get around that.
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Posts: 1,671 2/25/11 5:58 A
What's up with all of the CEO's and stockholders and advertisers picking the pockets of the consumers? What's mysterious about having a wage span? --the highest-paid get, for any single, full-time job, about 4-7 times the minimum wage earner. I would keep it at 4x. People balk at 15 x and think I am totally a Communist for suggesting any of this. Yet, it costs us all over 50% of our income just to handle the problems developed by huge imbalances such as recompense for time and effort.
In normal societies, such as existed in part during the 1700's, once an infra-structure was set-up, the populace generally knew how to respect it enough to not tear it down. The general people could understand the uses of their infrastructure and notice when someone was creating problems with it.
Our technological advances are not in such a unique category as to not be similarly understood, shared, and guarded--we all oppose government control of the Internet, except to enforce general laws such as porn and slave-trade. After all our technology still is equipment, methods, and markets. Why teach our society that we are so different now that history has nothing applicable?
Just because one man runs faster than another--giving him some extra opportunities, does that make him so different? One man throws further than another, but is he not still human? One machine processes stuff quickly, opening new opportunities, but still it is simply a fast machine/communicator/tool.
And the police used to encourage the public to take pictures of their activities. Now, in some places, it is illegal!! What Communist doctrine says that the police are to work in secret?????? All of them!!!!!!!
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