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Speak Out 3/7/11

Monday, March 7, 2011

Parking problem

TO the person who wrote about the cars in Jackson on Greensferry Road, you ought to try going down a few blocks over on Georgia Street where cars are parked on both sides of the street and you have to weave in and out of traffic. They need to put a no-parking sign on one side the street.

Lexington Ave.

CAPE Girardeau, face it. Lexington Avenue between Perryville Road and Cape Rock Drive is beyond repair. The money you spent on it having it milled was a huge waste. Everyday when I drive it their seems to be a new sinkhole. Just close it off, tear it up and rebuild it.

The truth

PEOPLE are seeing the truth now. The Republicans are trying to break the unions, take every dime the middle class and poor have and give it to the rich. Now people see there is a wide gap between the rich, middle and poor classes. The tax breaks for the rich have to go to help our country.

Capaha museum

SAW the comment on a museum at Capaha Park. Great idea. Families that are visiting patients at Southeast Hospital would have a place to go while they are waiting instead of sitting in the waiting rooms. Great idea. Hope the city leaders pay attention.

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Wheels, you show your lack of compassion and understanding with every post.

Bring back the $5,00 an hour jobs, give all breaks to the rich, let them eat cake.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 6:44 AM

The Truth: This person makes it evident they are obviously ignorant of our economic system. They obviously are parasites of our society and do not see productive, successful people as good, but evil without the slightest clue as to where their handouts come from. They would rather not know the truth because dilusional thougths are easier for them.

-- Posted by jadip4me on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 8:13 AM

The truth - I believe it's the Unions that are breaking this country

-- Posted by vf43WRX on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 9:41 AM

vf43WRX: What a stupid comment.

-- Posted by donacita on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 9:46 AM

The Truth,

How are republicans trying to break the unitions? The unions only have themselves to blame.

Is it really the rebpublicans that crippled the auto industry, or was it the Unions who demanded MORE increases while at the same time US market share and profits were decreasing.

Ask all the loyal St. Louis auto workers about how the union currently provides for them. Its funny how one speak out person comments on $5.00 an hour job. The average auto worker makes nearly $30 an hour, plus benefits. My math may be a bit fuzzy, but is $30 an hour is about 500% higher than the person stated.

Of course their is a wide gap between the rich, the poor and the middle class. Its called capitalism. If not, it woudl be communism.

That gap you speak of is much smaller now than in the 20's, so I am not really sure what your point is.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 10:08 AM

i understand the problem on greensferry but not as much as the one on the 200 block of s. bellevue in jackson. i dont believe jackson can make those yards cleaned up

-- Posted by struax on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 11:15 AM

vf43WRX I agree with donacita. That is a stupid thing to say!!!!

-- Posted by Spinning on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 1:35 PM

Spinning and donacita,

That is fine you think its stupid. But can you explain why?

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 2:08 PM

I'm married to an auto worker and I'd sure like to see $30 per hour. You are way off there on his wages and yes, he belongs to the UAW. Do you work for the auto industry? If so and you say they make $30 per hour, tell me where and I'll consider a transder.

-- Posted by exmissourian on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 3:30 PM

Its an average.

Just curious, how long has he worked there and how much does he make an hour?

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 3:41 PM

20 years, $18 an hour, plus benifits and according to the poverty level we are slightly aboue that. I know it's much more than minimum wage, but the work is dirty and grimy and hot, doubt if many would work under those conditions. I really don't like to get into these posts, but this one caught my eye.

-- Posted by exmissourian on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 3:52 PM

Another little tidbit is you don't get that 18-30 dollar an hour pay. Out of that comes the city, state and federal taxes and your part of benifits, which is useless unless you get sick, or retire or die. Get down to that net pay and you're lucky to make enough to live on, but to proud to quit and go on welfare.

-- Posted by exmissourian on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 4:22 PM


Not sure what to tell you. Everything I am seeing is listing the average hourly wage at $29 an hour.

And even at $18 an hour, that is $37,000 a year. Hardly poverty line.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 4:25 PM


Everyobdy pays for taxes and benefits.

Net pay? For comparisons purposes, nobody uses net pay. Everybody pays taxes and most pay some benefits, not just autoworkers.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 4:28 PM

I know that everyone who works pays taxes from their gross earnings. I'm saying your net "take home" is what you have left after all the taxes. I'm just lucky enough to have a job and can handle all of it.

-- Posted by exmissourian on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 6:34 PM

If you are saying that you know that everyone pays taxes then I guess you assumed that the rest of us were too stupid to know that...

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 7:23 PM

bobby, give me a break!!! lumbrgfktr said everyone pays taxes not just autoworkers and I simply said I know that. How did you manage to get that I think everyone else is stupid?? According to this speak out page, a few manage to call me stupid. But what can one expect from SEMissouri? I lived there long enough to know how people hate one another. But back to autoworkers, at $30 an hour, my simple mind figured out thats around 62,400 a year. Well, I didn't get that much, but it's still way below the average 100,000 a year jobs.

-- Posted by exmissourian on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 7:47 PM

You are the person that made the profound statement that your husband did not get his entire salary in his paycheck. Either you thought that other people did get their entire salary in their check or you thought that the rest of us didn't know that.

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 8:32 PM

I said you live on your "take home" pay. Doesn't everybody?? Or does everybody get to take home their gross pay to live on?

-- Posted by exmissourian on Tue, Mar 8, 2011, at 10:08 AM

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