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Old 03-27-2012, 03:13 AM
 
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It all depends how busy the New Black Panthers will be. If there is a trial in the Zimmerman/Martin case, they'll be waving their clubs in front of the courthouse instead of the polls.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Landslide may be right. I think the Dems are happy to see the Repubs campaign against the ACA. How dumb are they to do that?
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Of course not.

People who flip burgers for a living also have to go on assitance.

This is the issue I have with the jobs being created in Texas. Too many lead to "working poor" status.
Minimum wage jobs lead nowhere; at best they are a stop gap for anyone wanting to support a family. Any job beats no job while you're preparing yourself to move up in the workforce. Most employers will see it as a negative if you've not been working for an extended period; Conversely, if you've been flipping burgers, it's a plus because it demonstrates a strong work ethic.
Been there, done that, and threw away the t-shirt.
Just look at population growth in Texas, people aren't coming here for minimum wage jobs. Jobs are available for folks who can meet the training, skills, and literacy required for employment. If you don't meet the requirements, find out how to do so.

Also my question, that you neglected to address was: "do you personally know anyone flipping burgers to support a family?" Most fast food jobs are held by youngsters in school and seniors supplementing SS checks. You you have any data to suggest otherwise?
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:48 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default I'm Smelling a Landslide

Very premature.

While the GOP is in disarray at present, the election is still seven months away and that leaves a lot of time for conditions to change. If the economic recovery continues, Obama will likely win handily. But this recovery is far from robust and it could quickly turn sour from a variety of factors. If that happens, Obama will be on shaky ground. People do tend to vote their pocketbooks above almost any other consideration.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Hoboken
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You have to keep in mind, the price of gas is still rising. The Repubs are lying that the President is at fault and a lot to very dumb people, believe them. So who really knows?

Yeah, only a moron would balme the President for gas prices.


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Old 03-27-2012, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Hoboken
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Very premature.

While the GOP is in disarray at present, the election is still seven months away and that leaves a lot of time for conditions to change. If the economic recovery continues, Obama will likely win handily. But this recovery is far from robust and it could quickly turn sour from a variety of factors. If that happens, Obama will be on shaky ground. People do tend to vote their pocketbooks above almost any other consideration.

Lol, I hope Obama campaigns on how well the economy is doing. We will see a landslide alright, just not the one you were thinking about!
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:21 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Lol, I hope Obama campaigns on how well the economy is doing. We will see a landslide alright, just not the one you were thinking about!

See ya in November.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, MD
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Minimum wage jobs lead nowhere; at best they are a stop gap for anyone wanting to support a family. Any job beats no job while you're preparing yourself to move up in the workforce. Most employers will see it as a negative if you've not been working for an extended period; Conversely, if you've been flipping burgers, it's a plus because it demonstrates a strong work ethic.
Been there, done that, and threw away the t-shirt.
Just look at population growth in Texas, people aren't coming here for minimum wage jobs. Jobs are available for folks who can meet the training, skills, and literacy required for employment. If you don't meet the requirements, find out how to do so.

Also my question, that you neglected to address was: "do you personally know anyone flipping burgers to support a family?" Most fast food jobs are held by youngsters in school and seniors supplementing SS checks. You you have any data to suggest otherwise?
lol you sound like you've never been to a fast food restaurant, they have people working there of all ages. Uneducated people generally take those jobs, there's not all that much you can do without a college degree or trade. If you're part of the working poor, there's not much you can do to get an education or trade since you'll likely not be able to afford classes. Maybe if you're a couple with no kids but otherwise probably not.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Texas
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lol you sound like you've never been to a fast food restaurant, they have people working there of all ages. Uneducated people generally take those jobs, there's not all that much you can do without a college degree or trade. If you're part of the working poor, there's not much you can do to get an education or trade since you'll likely not be able to afford classes. Maybe if you're a couple with no kids but otherwise probably not.
Living in a state where there are many good jobs (as opposed to MD?), I see far fewer folks in the circumstances you cite. As for the fast food 'restaurants' I'm simply reporting what I see in the work force, it can certainly be different in other areas. I don't think you understood my point; "Any job beats no job while you're preparing yourself to move up in the workforce." You can believe that "If you're part of the working poor, there's not much you can do to get an education or trade since you'll likely not be able to afford classes." if you like, but that's defeatism- a self fulfilling prophesy.
Fact; If you're unable or unwilling to learn a trade or get an education that leads to better opportunities then you'll be stuck in minimum wage jobs. It's up to you to break out.

Voice of experience, been there, done that, and threw away the t-shirt. It wasn't easy and took 70 hour workweeks to do so.

Dano
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