“"McConnell later said in a statement that he's been traveling around Kentucky listening to his constituents
(businesses and the wealthy that contribute to his campaigns)
since Obamacare became law. He said it is "unacceptable" that hundreds of thousands of them
(numbers pulled directly from a nether orifice)
lost their current health plans and that small business owners are seeing a spike in their insurance premiums
(from zero to something)."”
Hagia on Dec 6, 2013 at 12:14:27
“You're a hoot!”
Oneoutof on Dec 6, 2013 at 11:42:06
“And in a generation the children whose folks now qualify for Medicaid and chose to go that route will learn all about Medicaid Estate Recovery.
They just think they are going to inherit that house.”
“There are different philosophies of economics, and, yes, I'm a Keynesian through and through.
You may claim that your economic philosophy dictates that my claims will not happen. I happen to view history and see that between WWII and the 70s, wages maintained a steady rise and our economy hummed along. Wages have been stuck for 30 years now, and we've been on a boom and bust cycle, which primarily busts the little guy but never shares with him during the boom.
You were the one who brought up comparing the US to other countries, "Fact: No industrialized country in the world that has no min. wage has over a 4% unemployment rate." Which is a funny fact, considering there are no industrialized countries without a minimum wage.
If a company cannot afford to pay a living wage to their employees, then they do not deserve to be in business. I don't see why I should provide my tax dollars to a company (in the form of government assistance to its employees) that I don't personally patron. What makes this different than the government handing out free money to everyone who makes less than $50,000 annually?
Finally, the conservative noise machine is well-oiled and works very well at beating the drums for its agenda. So I'm certain you can find a hundred articles predicting all the doom and gloom. Just like you could've found the same tired arguments against social security and unemployment insurance and Medicare.”
wayne a on Dec 6, 2013 at 21:02:38
“joel,you're philosophy and predictions go against 90% of what experts are saying.As soon as I get time I'll look up the article on the industrialized countries in the Atlanta Journal and
send the link but I did check these out.Iceland-5.5%,Norway-3.5%,Finland-5.9%,Denmark-5.7%,Austria-5.5%,Ger.-5.2%,Switzerland-3.1%,all with no min. wage.But like I said,with a min. wage %12-$15, our weak economy will be sent into another tailspin.”
'Cause if she snuck up on me and did that while I was asleep, I'd freak the hell out.
(FYI, I did 12 years Catholic school. At my parole hearing....er....graduation, I started to think it was BS. Then college, history, and existentialism sealed the deal.)”
Luke Johnathan on Dec 5, 2013 at 16:48:48
“Haha, well He does tend to sneak up on me, though not while I'm asleep.
I suppose its little, every day things, really. Back in October I had a week where I was really doubting whether God exists or not, and if He does, whether He even cares about what I do and how I do in school. I had a philosophy midterm that week, and when I went to write it, out of the 15 practice questions we were given, the 3 I was hoping would be on the exam, were. Mere coincidence? Possibly, but at a certain point there get to be so many seeming coincidences that it gets hard to write them all off.
I often have several books on the go, and several times this past year, I'll find myself struggling with the problem of evil, for example, or the historicity and reliability of the Bible, only to find when I sit down to do some recreational reading that the very next chapter I'm on discusses that exact problem. Sure, it could just be a coincidence, but it's uncanny.
There have also been several instances throughout university where it's appeared God has clearly answered my prayers; grades, finances, the LSAT, etc. I tend to be a very skeptical, cynical person, and I find many aspects of atheism quite appealing, but every time I think I'm getting the upper hand on my faith "problem", God "talks" to me without talking. If that makes sense?”
“Thank the gods I quit both. I've been able to think much more clearly ever since.”
Luke Johnathan on Dec 5, 2013 at 14:12:18
“I wish I could, but I'm a Christian and in my early twenties, I think I'm doomed. How were you able to stop believing in God? Every time I start seriously considering becoming an atheist it's like God shows up and says "yeah, I'm still here dude...".”
ImBack43 on Dec 5, 2013 at 14:09:27
“lol poor guy!”
OverClocker on Dec 5, 2013 at 13:31:32
“What "both" did you quit, Joel? Did you give up sex and boating? :-)”