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View Poll Results: More government regulation, yes or no?
Yes we need more government regulation. 1 14.29%
No we need less government regulation. 4 57.14%
We have enough regulation as it is. 1 14.29%
We don't need regulation at all. 1 14.29%
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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Do you think we need government regulation to make sure middle income and working American citizens are making livable, decent wages?

And if regulation is needed do you have confidence in the government to get it done right?

Wall Street has bounced back with record profits but Joe and Jane Blow Main Street haven't been doing so well lately.

Even some of the most prestigious economic think tanks have members that are now open to reining in the free market somewhat.

There is a consumer agency that might be created that possibly could have averted the housing and other bubbles.

And there is still the big question of whether this health care reform will actually hurt or help middle income and working people.

 
Old 01-07-2010, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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They de-regulated and now you want them to regulate ?

Sorry..it's a global world now and American workers have to compete world wide.
40 years in the making. Find a way to survive is my advice.
 
Old 01-07-2010, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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And there is still the big question of whether this health care reform will actually hurt or help middle income and working people.
I say "hurt" because by 2019 almost 50% of people with employer sponsered healthcare will be paying those cadillac taxes on their insurance. That's assuming employers still offer health insurance.

The middle class is slowly being eroded by lousy job opportunities, taxes and the growing number of people who need government help at their expense.
 
Old 01-07-2010, 05:34 PM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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Do you think we need government regulation to make sure middle income and working American citizens are making livable, decent wages?

And if regulation is needed do you have confidence in the government to get it done right?

Wall Street has bounced back with record profits but Joe and Jane Blow Main Street haven't been doing so well lately.

Even some of the most prestigious economic think tanks have members that are now open to reining in the free market somewhat.

There is a consumer agency that might be created that possibly could have averted the housing and other bubbles.

And there is still the big question of whether this health care reform will actually hurt or help middle income and working people.

some state regulation and no federal regulation is what is needed.
 
Old 01-07-2010, 05:37 PM
 
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They de-regulated and now you want them to regulate ?

Sorry..it's a global world now and American workers have to compete world wide.
40 years in the making. Find a way to survive is my advice.
The question is how can middle income and working American citizens survive competition with labor from the developing world who can do the same jobs at a fraction of the costs?
 
Old 01-07-2010, 05:41 PM
 
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The question is how can middle income and working American citizens survive competition with labor from the developing world who can do the same jobs at a fraction of the costs?


start doing tariffs on products coming into the USA. they need us more than we need them.
 
Old 01-07-2010, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The question is how can middle income and working American citizens survive competition with labor from the developing world who can do the same jobs at a fraction of the costs?
With our labor laws and min wage in the US..you can't.
You have to wait for the rest of the world to catch up to us.
 
Old 01-07-2010, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Venice, Fl
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Im tired of big government. They have been corrupt and fueled by greed for so long that the american voice has been silenced. Health care reform ?? Im in the insurance business, if you think what they are doing is a good thing, get your checkbooks out people. Unconstitutional "sweetheart deals" just to get it voted through on taxpayer money promises ? Tax penalties for people that cant afford insurance, added taxes to those with great coverage from employers ? Are you kidding me. Let the President and all the rest of the politicians and government employees take the crap insurance proposals they are forcing on Americans, then and only then will it be done right, because they will have to deal with it just like the rest of us. Keep the corrupt hipocrites out of my affairs please.
 
Old 01-07-2010, 05:55 PM
 
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So if the government does not step in to protect the public interest what then?

The outsourcing of high tech jobs and the importing of cheaper hb visa techies; the deluge of illegal immigrants doing unskilled and blue collar labor; just how are American citizens supposed to survive.

I don't think having to wait until the rest of the world becomes developed is an answer. Dobbs once reported that a European company got a bid (I think from the military) because their businesses could bid lower than American companies who had to pay their employees high health costs.

So even waiting for the rest of the world to get developed is not going to help the majority of Americans.
 
Old 01-07-2010, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Venice, Fl
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Kovert, do you really feel the government is acting in your best interest ? I have a tough time trying to find a politician that is not looking out for the best interest of special interest...... for the record, American citizens are not part of that special interest.
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