“Raising the minimum wage is good for our economy,..".
So why don't we do it every month, say, $0.50 increase every month? Or simply set it to $30 so the economy will be booming. Hell, why not $100/hr minimum wage? After all, raising the minimum wage is good for our economy, right? View Comment
"Breach of peace", "disorderly conduct" are being overused by police everywhere. Stupid. Why didn't they charge him with "bigotry". Oh wait, there's no such thing. So then the police came up with "Breach of peace" charge. If the man had yelled to her "You a-hole!!!", do you think police would have charged him with "breach of peace"??? I think the guy is a racist, but he has the right to be a bigot or racist or dumbazz, as long as he doesn't "hurt" others. Lastly, being yelled by someone doesn't qualify as being "hurt". View Comment
"To date, we have enrolled over 46,000 members, over half of whom enrolled in private health insurance plans..."
So, about 23,000 poor people signed up for free extended medicaid, and about 23,000 mostly sick, old, unhealthy people signed-up for Obamacare, and most of them received tax credit. Yipppy.
Everybody wins, right? Just wait till federal govt stops paying for that extended medicaid, and wait till you see much higher premium for 2015 coverage. Yippppppy. View Comment
The poorer you are the more likely you buy lottery tickets. I have poor friends, I have rich friends. Most of my poor friends buy lottery tickets regularly, and none of my rich friends are interested in the lottery whatsoever. View Comment
After the tragedy last year, 1500 gun laws were proposed across the US, only 115 of them passed. Here's the kicker: Of those laws passed, 41 laws toughen gun restrictions, and the rest, 74 laws, loosen gun restrictions. In Newtown, gun permit applications skyrocketed after the tragedy.
American people are not stupid. When you tell them that they can't protect themselves, they would go out and buy a gun to protect themselves. View Comment
The fact that national media is not covering this story tells me that the man is not crazy and he was not trying to do mass killing. He may have broken few laws, but there's no way he's crazy and trying to kill many people. Otherwise the news media would have covered the story all day long like crazy. Keep in mind, news reporters usually have sources inside police department. View Comment
Jobs participation rate is a much more important number. If many unemployed people have moved out of state for another job, you'll end up with low/good unemployment numbers but low/bad jobs participation rates. I know nationally we are at the worst jobs participation rates since 1980, that's 30+ years ago. View Comment