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Old 05-29-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Who is forcing you to work for wal mart? Whats wrong with using computers at the library? People will always be homeless, what you going to do, make it illegal?

How is taking a CEO's pay, going to solve any of that, and what the hell gives you the authority to determine how much they should make?
If you think Wal-Mart, and using computers at the library are so great, why don't you do it?

There were virtually no homelessness until a) Reagan de-institutionalized the mentally ill, b) banks made housing loans to people who couldn't afford it, then the loans were bundled into 3-rd rate investment instruments that eventually imploded causing c) massive unemployment .

It's not unreasonable to roll back exec pay to what it was before taxes were lifted from the higher income brackets. Why should execs enjoy a feeding frenzy at the public's expense?
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:55 AM
 
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The fed gov't didn't "force" banks to give loans to people who couldn't afford, them, who do you think you're kidding? The banks chose to do that, and you're right, they shouldn't have done it, it was a very bad business move based on greed.
It wouldn't have been done if the government wasn't guaranteeing them.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:58 AM
 
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If you think Wal-Mart, and using computers at the library are so great, why don't you do it?
Because it isn't great isn't a reason to not do it.

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There were virtually no homelessness until a) Reagan de-institutionalized the mentally ill, b) banks made housing loans to people who couldn't afford it, then the loans were bundled into 3-rd rate investment instruments that eventually imploded causing c) massive unemployment .
Sheesh

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It's not unreasonable to roll back exec pay to what it was before taxes were lifted from the higher income brackets. Why should execs enjoy a feeding frenzy at the public's expense?
Perhaps we should ask Obama why he has allowed that to happen
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:58 AM
 
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They all offer a way to submit an application, even if its in person.
Not always, no. Also what about using computers for FINDING jobs? Let's not forget that libraries have cut hours during the recession, which hurt the poor to find jobs.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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It wouldn't have been done if the government wasn't guaranteeing them.
Since?
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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I'm going to guess that your house is full of cheap chinese items. I do as much as I can to purchase items made here.

If people want cheap crap, that is what will be made.

I want to buy a cheap crappy house on a cheap crappy piece of land. How come that's not being made?
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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Who is forcing you to work for wal mart? Whats wrong with using computers at the library? People will always be homeless, what you going to do, make it illegal?

Impending homelessness and starvation force many people to work crappy subsistence jobs. Trying to sell things online is one of many things wrong with using computers at the library. If you tax homelessness there will be less of it.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:05 AM
 
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I want to buy a cheap crappy house on a cheap crappy piece of land. How come that's not being made?
There are such things. It's called government housing.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:06 AM
 
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Since?
Since what?
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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If you think Wal-Mart, and using computers at the library are so great, why don't you do it?

There were virtually no homelessness until a) Reagan de-institutionalized the mentally ill, b) banks made housing loans to people who couldn't afford it, then the loans were bundled into 3-rd rate investment instruments that eventually imploded causing c) massive unemployment .

It's not unreasonable to roll back exec pay to what it was before taxes were lifted from the higher income brackets. Why should execs enjoy a feeding frenzy at the public's expense?
No one has any power to do that over corporations.
You think the USG can just enact a law "rolling back" pay for a certain class of people ? This is not China you know; the USG has no power or authority to do that.
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