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Comment Re: Minimum Wage (Score 1) 1094 1094

You might consider a third option. Reducing executive compensation. That's the thing that needs to happen throughout the economy.

Why don't we just annoint you wage czar, and you can set everyone's pay. Since you seem to think you've got what everyone is worth all figured out, and market forces need not apply.

Comment Re:ENOUGH with the politics! (Score 3, Informative) 1094 1094

Canada pay an average of about half as much in taxes (scaled to their income), for the same quality and the same service.

From what I've heard about medicine in Canada from locals, this is laughably untrue. Only someone who has never had more than a minor boo-boo could claim the service is the same.

Comment Re:c'mon (Score 1) 306 306

It makes no difference if the victims are disproportionately any group; it would have to be UNIQUE to that group. Otherwise, if it's bad for people, it's bad for people, and no distinction need be made about age, gender or any other subgroup. It's not equality if we only consider some of the people, is it?

It's cute that you think it works that way. Guarantee'd if it was predominantly men, or hell even an equal split, that suffered from this.. not even Franken would care.

Comment Re:Sounds familiar (Score 1) 145 145

But most people I have worked with become useful and resourceful in their early 30's, not at the age of 22.

This isn't about the age of the individual, but the complete failure of the higher education system. Raises the question what the fuck you're actually paying for too. *That's* the real end of college: the value derived isn't worth the pricetag any longer.

Comment Re:This is great news! (Score 2) 485 485

the stock market, actually, makes a shit litmus test for the health of the economy anymore. At least in a vacuum. Why? Because the entire market is overvalued thanks to a supply gap of securities created by 401k plans. The government has blessed the market as *the* retirement savings vehicle of the middle class, and now there aren't enough securities to meet the demand that this has created.

Comment Re:Silly (Score -1) 764 764

Really? Your own family attacked you with a crowbar? Then smashed your windshield with it, then rammed your car with a pickup truck? And they did it because you are a straight, middle class, right handed white male? Do you filter any of the diarrhea that dribbles out of your mouth at all?

No, liberals did. And your final sentence is indicative of just the oppression I've been first to suffer for being born this way.

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