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There is a real free market right now that all corporations/small businesses are exploiting. You just aren't at the top tier and are a fake libertarian thinking you know what is best for everyone.
The Austerity Economics are running our country, Bush Tax cuts made permanent. The stimulus bail outs, that Bush himself did before the collapse, not the bank bail-out, was used to put more money into our economy and keep it from going off the rails. Obama has done the same things, except he put it in more innovative ideas that go against the established energy companies that have a monopoly.
All the while, unemployment is not much better than when the recession started. The Wall Street index is higher than ever, and you still want to blame Obama for everything.
The poverty of this nation is created by regional issues, corporate greed, and the exportation of all jobs that don't need a Bachelors to over-seas market places to pay 1 dollar or less an hour.
I would bet that every single person in this country has worked their caboose off to provide for themselves and their families the best they can. Stop saying people are just lazy takers and Obama is the welfare President. You know very well our economic status as a nation. You also know that there is 10 states subsidizing all the other states that never had a progressive, robust, growing economy.
I don't want the government or their money in my life. I would like to pay into Social Security without them taking the solvent, equitable program's money and using it for wars to no where and bankrupting our nation. Stop acting like business will save the day., You guys had the ultimate business man in power and he took us from Positive to Negative Cash flow. If you want to go positive again, stop exploiting slave labor and spreading propaganda.
All that you will ever agree with is that private enterprise saves the day. Private entities seeking only profit margins do not provide better products or work conditions. They are trying to do it with education and prisons. They are closing down schools while building more prisons to house the people that were born in this great nation.
People don't feel entitled, they want to live and earn a wage that provides. When you misconstrue this with your own projections thinking that all workers are "takers" that want to take advantage, you definitely haven't met the right people.
The reason there is so much more welfare benefits is because there are so many more people out of work, so many more people working 3 jobs just to meet the standard set 50 years ago.
I implore you to actually disagree and cite fact for once instead of just slandering and saying I'm a business owner I know best. Lets go buddy, I want to see it. What type of business do you own? What is your profits? What is the increased tax that Obama put on you? What is your nest egg?
8 hours ago
I'm talking about the 60s and 70s. No I was not a "communist" UAW worker. The jobs in MI and I mean ANY job, has hundreds of applicants for each position today, whether it's fast food or automotive. A lot of the good paying factory jobs are now out-sourced to Temporary Work Agencies so they don't have to pay any benefits at all and keep wages low. It is very hard to get any where. You have to have family or friends to recommend you to even get an interview in most good paying jobs.9 hours ago
I think we should let the middle east unfold as it should naturally. Instead, we have us and Russia pulling strings here and there to further our own selfish agendas.
If they want to destroy themselves then they can go right ahead and do it. The Arab Spring and other uprisings going on all around the world are testaments to the sentiments of people who are feeling exploited by all governments/banks/corporations.
Everyone just wants the Pursuit of Happiness after all. The only thing the NSA should be tracking is the nuclear arms and bomb makers. We completed our task with killing Bin Laden. It isn't our land, or our responsibility anymore.
An eye for an eye goes back to King Hammurabi almost 5,000 years ago. If, we can't solve our problems with peace negotiations, logic, reasoning, we will be in a perpetual war state forever. We should stop exacerbating an already angry population that hates us and try to do what's right for all of us in this Nation.
The powers that be need to be put in check, not the people. Free Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, and the rest of us from the tyranny of a system so complex it was built that way to dissuade the average person from even engaging it. We shouldn't forget that the bloodshed on 9/11 was exploited by our government. Our industry exploited by greedy CEOs.
-Just your average 20 something looking to the Brightside. Good Article.10 hours ago
Can we have a discussion or do you want high school immaturity to run our politics, debates, lives?11 hours ago
Also, lets be frank, when China sells us out and the banks/wall street crumble. All of you will be blaming democrats when it is definitely both peoples problems. Which is why I encourage all of you to write your state legislators to take part in enacting a States Constitutional Convention to implement a new amendment or 2.
Take money out of politics, and end the federal reserve.11 hours ago
Were you against the previous minimum wage raising?
I was never saying that $22.00/hr is feasible or legit, especially not in this economy. I think $10 or $11/hr is quite fair. Especially in the Valley. I am challenging ones thinking also.
If you can't support health care benefits you shouldn't be in business. You should also be hiring the correct people for whatever it is that you are doing.
It only takes one person to educate another person, saying you can't support an illiterate person and make change in their life is really telling.
I would definitely put my heart and soul into any business and make sure every person is taken care of. Not every one is born into privilege , or even a decent home. If the community isn't there to help then we are doomed.
As a small business owner, you have said they impact the economy the most, and impact the livelihoods of people in our nation. It would probably be in your best interest to take care of the ones that work for you. A loyal employee is better than someone pissed off and obstructing whatever it is that you do. I'd rather be in the meat grinder than on the mountain top, even if I was a millionaire.
Can you cite specifically what Obama tax hikes have put on your small business? I'm just curious as to the effect it has.
I don't agree with illegals coming here but also don't blame them. The racial blow back of blaming hispanics for stuff is going to happen. Thx in part to Joe Arpaio.
I was called racist for the first time in my life the other day at wal-mart over the stupidest misunderstanding ever, I really wanted to say something but was just like whatever, don't care. Not my problem. I'm not going to berate some couple in front of their kids and make them look stupid. So, I checked out and that was that. Never shopping at wal-mart again, where they sell probably $5,000+ in merchandise every hour and have 4 check out lanes open. With 20 workers walking around doing nothing.
It is a problem that needs to be solved, not by racial profiling, not by kicking them all out, but by creating a logical pathway to citizenship that benefits everybody. They are our neighbors on this continent. We should atleast notice that.
11 hours ago
Can we not stand on ceremony and focus more on the merit of issues that effect all people in this nation?
Instead of slandering, we need logic and reasoning. Which is the foundation of modern society.12 hours ago
I don't know how you end the article insinuating that Snowden is helping terrorists exploit the system.
Every major attempt they've made has been barbaric and crude, the Boston Bombers didn't do anything the NSA could've prevented or any of those laws enacted could prevent.
This is the talking point of the government and establishment media trying to destroy him as a person. As they are doing to Bradley Manning.
It's quite sad that a whistle-blower has to flee to China of all places to be safe. USA, China, Russia have all been hacking each other for years. They pin-pointed the building in China where all the attacks were coming from months ago. Maybe that's where Snowden is.
Why is this article on EVT, didn't think you guys agreed with that kind of stuff. Oh, maybe you were bought out too.13 hours ago
Detroit is bankrupt because they shipped half the jobs down south, over seas, and replaced people with machines.
It's economics 101, the thriving businesses in Detroit all had unions and good wages, you could go right out of high school work in a factory and make a good living. It put too much power into regular people, not enough into the leaders.
The CEOs decided it was time to increase profit margins so they packed bags and moved to cheaper places. There was also the riots, "white flight" and many other things going on.
It's also not just liberals, MI has always been about 50/50 on everything.13 hours ago
I want to own a business it is one of my goals but I don't have the financial backing. The point of your business is to not be small but grow bigger. Maybe you didn't create the right business. I fail to see why you have so much disdain for just about everything that isn't business.
There are also worker owned cooperatives/businesses that do just fine and are self-sustaining as long as what they are producing is still being bought. A happy worker is a good worker, right?
So, All business started off small, then turned into "crony capitalism" that is what you see today. I can definitely see where you are coming from in what you're saying though.
The only business that has always been around is the banking industry and they own Washington. They aren't loaning out for small business to expand.
As for food stamps,
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 178313 hours ago