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Any worker that manages to work 40 hours per week should be above the poverty line. Paying them anything less just transfers costs to the federal government in the form of food stamp and Medicade costs. When you talk about subsidies, keeping the minimum wage below the poverty line is one of the largest corporate subsidies in existence. In order to balance the federal/state budgets the single biggest thing we could do to eliminate costs in the safety net is to pay workers more. Sure, the cost of goods and services will go up for those of us with the money to purchase those goods and services but the economy as a whole would be healthier.
1st rule of gun cleaning - clean out the bullets!
Representative Tipton writes:
"I look forward to reading your ideas."
I have sent him direct emails, I have sent him written letters via the USPS. I have called his office number above and left messages.
As near as I can tell, Mr. Tipton has never even read or considered even one thing that I have personally sent to him. He certainly has not bothered to respond or even acknowledge that he even received said communications. Not so much as a form letter. Nada, nothing........
I sent all three of our Representatives an email about the proposed Fanduel/Draft Kings merger. In almost a month, Bennett is the only one to respond. This issue is not about Right or Left, it is about the Daily Fantasy Game that has exploded onto the scene over the last 5 years.
COME ON MAN! - Scott Tipton you could at least acknowledge that you received communication from your constituents. Simply ignoring our communications is unacceptable.
Debbie, what information do you have that makes you so sure this individual is an immigrant illegal or otherwise? Nothing to that effect has been released to my knowledge.
It just does not matter if he is white, black, hispanic, asian, green, purple, lgbt, martian or homegrown. The activities and actions that he stands accused of are an abomination.
Ken, I accept the effects of Citizens United and that includes both corporate and union campaign activities right?
"The real issue is that the unions were meddling in local matters. Regardless of the effort to right the ship, outside interference and the politics that are involved is not tolerable."
Either Citizens United allows these kinds of activities or we should ban them, but signaling that only one kind of campaign message is unacceptable is "not tolerable."
That is the source and reason for my comment.
Ken, what does any of that have to do with the 5 members of the school board? None of them solicited or accepted any of these contributions.
I supposed the unions campaign efforts caused you to vote for the union candidates to right Fred. After all, none of us are capable of making decisions without being told how by some one.
Come on man! Was the election rigged, or do you just not like the results? How are union campaign efforts different than the Citizens United decision that allows Corporate donations also.
Would you be in favor of eliminating everything but personal donations with some serious limits or are you just spouting sour grapes because you do not like the current school board?
Fred, you keep alluding to some kind of nefarius activity by the union.
TELL US WHAT YOU KNOW, or maybe you should run next time to keep everything on the up and up. If you know nothing of the sort, then stop making these kinds of accusations about individuals that have chosen to serve our community.
I have never understood why our southern border is so special that it needs a big beautiful wall. It seems to me that most of the terrorist attacks that hae been thwarted in recent years came over the northern border.
After all, all those canadian actors and comedians are taking our jobs.
As it moved thru the various committees in both the House and the Senate, the ACA was repeatedly amended and given yes votes by multiple Republican members of both the House and the Senate. Many of those Republican changes remain in the bill to this day.
Yes, on the final vote, the Democrats shoved it thru without any Republican votes but to say that it was passed without a single Republican vote and no input to the process is misleading at best and falls under Mark Twain's definition of "Statistics"
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics."
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