“Holzer only warns about LOCAL increases in the minimum wage, which can have a negative impact on the LOCAL economy because they may cause employers to move jobs to an area close by that is not affected by the increase.
In other words, rather than LOCAL increases in the minimum wage, we need a NATIONAL increase in the minimum wage.”
“You can expect whichever white male gets the Republican nomination in 2016 to do whatever he can to win. Putting a token Hispanic female on the ticket, especially one whose record in office surpasses that of Sarah Palin, is likely to seem like an attractive proposition. ”
“If by your comment you mean the miner has the choice to do something else other than being a coal miner, the same logic applies to the eagle because it easily can fly over or around a single wind turbine or even a large number of them.”
Americangal7 on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:52:27
“A miner is a human being with free will, Eagles are smart but not that smart.”
“This sets the stage for a potentially ironic result.
If the TP candidate had not announced a challenge to Cochran based on Cochran's vote to end the government shutdown, there is a significant chance that Cochran would have decided to retire, in which event the TP candidate most likely would have taken his place. Now, it's likely that Cochran will prevail in the primary, thus denying the TP another seat in the Senate.”
TheHighForester on Dec 6, 2013 at 14:15:12
“Cochran, when the votes are counted in the Senate, is no better than a Tea Party member.”
“Read the article more carefully. It very clearly states that the reason the price of milk will go up if the current Farm Bill is not replaced is because older laws that remain in place will result in farmers selling their milk to the federal government at a highly inflated price rather than to the public at the market price.”
“ThirdAccount's comment did not mention inflation, but instead referred to the Cost of Living Index, which is maintained by the Census Bureau.
However, ThirdAccount's comment incorrectly states that food and energy costs are not included in the Cost of Living Index. Grocery Items constitute 13% of the cost of living, and utilities and transportation, both of which involve energy, account for a combined 22% of the cost of living.”
“In the entire history of the United States only one President has resigned, and he did so only when it became clear that he would be impeached if he failed to resign.
Therefore, it's hard to believe that anyone would trust even a single dollar to a brokerage that has a managing director foolish enough to think that there is a 10% chance that a President would resign simply because a program he supported turned out to be a fiasco.”
“It is not surprising that 59% of the industry's members appear to be self-delusional. However, it is amazing that 46% of the public think the financial services industry can be trusted to do the right thing.”
“It is ridiculous to identify NY Governor Cuomo as the only potential 2016 nominee out of a group of 20 Democrats currently serving as Governor. As for former Governors, Bill Richardson probably would have a better chance than Howard Dean.”
Voice of Reality on Dec 2, 2013 at 18:34:08
“Another name recognition do-nothing - another zombie of the 21st Century”
“In a very short passage, this article explains the difference between Democrats and Republicans.
Despite knowing that it would boost a Republican Governor's chances of being reelected, a significant number of Democrats supported a bill because they believed it would be good for the state. By contrast, during Obama's first term the Republicans in Congress opposed everything they thought might boost his chances of being reelected with absolute disregard for whether it would be good for the country.”
“"Many of the best-run states in the nation benefit from an abundance of natural resources." In other words, the author is equating "well run" with having built-in advantages.
Rather than simply comparing economic statistics, which also have an impact on crime rates, the author also should have given significant weight to such factors as infant mortality and life expectancy.”
“By relentlessly pressuring manufacturers to lower their prices so that it could bring low priced goods to middle and lower-class American shoppers, Walmart caused of those manufacturers to shift production-related jobs overseas.
Now, Walmart is moving the focus of its sales operations overseas because the people who took the off-shored jobs can afford to shop at Walmart, whereas the Americans who lost those jobs no longer can afford to shop at Walmart as much.
Chudye on Nov 25, 2013 at 20:23:27
“this too will pass. even the Chinese don't have as much buying power as they did. In case so many didn't notice, the economic collapse (or Great Recession) didn't just affect the USA; it affected the entire planet!!”
“Actually, the difference was 543,895 rather than a million (50,999,897 to 50,456,002).
In any event, presidential elections in the US are won by getting the most electoral college votes, not by winning the popular vote. I still believe that if Gore had been more personable he would have won enough votes in Florida to avoid both a recount and the litigation that enabled the Supreme Court to hand the election to Bush. ”