The only thing this country is missing is simple logic

Oct 2017
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Minnesota
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Yup, why should me and my neighbors have to pay for people to keep a roof over their family and food on their table when the two adults are both working 40 hours and need food stamps and other support to survive. So business can make more money, why is it my responsibility to have to pay for their golden profits.$15 an hour is a start but it always has to be enough to feed a family no matter what the wage level is. Who in the hell saves money at wall-mart if they have to pay for one of their workers to survive. That what the right want for this country , it's just another way to hand everything they can to the wealthy and big B. It's some more of that trickle down nonsense.
 
Nov 2012
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Michigan
#2
If we drop welfare for able bodied, then employers would have to pay people enough to live or they wouldn’t bother to work. The answer to problems created by government is less government, not more.
 
Dec 2015
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12,035
Arizona
#3
If we drop welfare for able bodied, then employers would have to pay people enough to live or they wouldn’t bother to work. The answer to problems created by government is less government, not more.

Where is your outrage for corporate welfare--the billions that profitable corporations are siphoning out of your pocket. Our government spends roughly 50% more on corporate welfare than it does on public assistance programs.
You want to know where your tax dollars go? Then try this on for size.
The 8 Biggest Corporate Welfare Recipients in America
 
Nov 2012
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11,332
Lebanon, TN
#4
If we drop welfare for able bodied, then employers would have to pay people enough to live or they wouldn’t bother to work. The answer to problems created by government is less government, not more.
That is was the problem with Obamanomics, his economy created PART TIME ONLY JOBS for 1/2 of the jobs created from 2009-16...

People cannot live on part time employment. (Wonder where the Obama 28 hour work week came from)

Wait... Obamacare.
 
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Dec 2014
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Memphis, Tn.
#5
The government does not create part-time jobs. Industry creates part-time jobs. The employer decides whether or not he/she wants 4 part-time workers or 2 full time workers. The empoyer decides whether to give a full time worker over-time or hire a part-time worker instead.
Of course there are jobs that are seasonal in nature and those workers can be considered part-time, but again it is not the governmnet that decides that but rather the nature of the business, or the season itself.
 
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Mar 2013
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Middle Tennessee
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If we drop welfare for able bodied, then employers would have to pay people enough to live or they wouldn’t bother to work. The answer to problems created by government is less government, not more.
For someone that routinely spews the conservative party line, you certainly don't have a very good understanding of supply and demand. Dumping MORE people into the labor market DOES NOT increase wages. The more people available for any given job, the less employers have to pay. THIS is the problem created by the illegals. (which I have said we need to fix for ages and trumps moronic wall isn't the answer) Even in today's extremely tight labor market WAGES ARE NOT RISING, at least not sufficient enough to keep up with inflation. Dumping a few million more people into the market and companies would have no reason to raise wages.
 
Dec 2015
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Arizona
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That is was the problem with Obamanomics, his economy created PART TIME ONLY JOBS for 1/2 of the jobs created from 2009-16...

People cannot live on part time employment. (Wonder where the Obama 28 hour work week came from)

Wait... Obamacare.

First of all many people WANT part-time jobs because for some...those jobs provide supplemental income for families.
Secondly, people can't live on FULL-TIME employment these days. Housing is impossible in many cities. Housing prices are increasing twice as fast as income growth and that includes apartment living.
Third, expensive housing isn't just happening on either coast--which used to be the norm. Now we are talking about houses in mid-America: Colorado, Nevada, Minnesota. AND don't even think about the upper Northwest or Northeast.
Available housing that is affordable is a BIG problem....depending on where you live. Disappointing wage growth and expensive housing mean people are once again buying houses they can’t afford.

From USA Today: The average American household brings in a yearly income of $74,664 before taxes, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) 2016 Consumer Expenditure Survey, the latest full year for which finalized data is available. This includes wages and salaries, as well as income from self-employment, Social Security and other retirement sources, interest, dividends, rental income and more.
Approximately 30% of that income goes to housing. The average mortgage/rent payment is over $1500, which does not include utilities and insurance.

AND....now....what does Obamacare have to do with the price of tea?
 

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