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Speak Out 12/28/12

Friday, December 28, 2012

Labor issue

With what happened in Michigan, it is now crystal clear that the price we are paying for "free" trade and globalization is a return to cheap labor and the end of the possibility that working men and women may, through diligence and the sweat of their brow, be upwardly mobile and remain in or make it into the middle class. In fact, the opposite will occur, with once-middle-class workers being reduced to little more than wage slaves.

Foreign Aid

If you looked at how much is spent on foreign aid as to what all the government expenses, it is very little. However, it is the easiest thing to see as it is in the news more than anything else. There are lots of programs that could be cut that wouldn't affect Social Security or Medicare and Medicaid. But most benefit the rich and they will not even be discussed in the news.

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Labor issue: The labor market is like any other market......the law of supply and demand takes over.

Foreign Aid: If you (foreign countries) don't like the USA, why would you expect us to give you Foreign Aid. We have enough freeloaders here in the USA why would we want freeloading countries.

Looks like we are going over the fiscal cliff, tighten those seat belts.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Dec 28, 2012, at 7:53 AM

Rick: They didn't lose their jobs, new hires have their choice to join or not to join the union.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Dec 28, 2012, at 9:00 AM

Rick: You back safely in SEMO? We have to be on the look out for "Wheels", he likes to drive his RV down the middle of the road ;-)

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Dec 28, 2012, at 9:46 AM

Wheels will be OK. If the roads get too bad his wife can strap him to the front bumper. With all the hot air he spews the highway will be clear and dry in no time.

-- Posted by howdydoody on Fri, Dec 28, 2012, at 5:33 PM

Posted by howdydoody on Fri, Dec 28, 2012, at 5:33 PM

Howdy: I believe your statement would fit you, me, and the rest of the posters on this forum.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Dec 28, 2012, at 7:28 PM

Anyone aware of the PAY RAISES our President gave to VP Biden, reps and some Federal Employees? Yep, he is really, really concerned about SS and Medicare cuts when he is doing his Executive orders for raises, isn't he? Now if all the branches of government really earned their pay and the country was in good economic times, I could see it. Right now, the country is in the deep, deep red and all I see is red from his sneaky underhanded way of giving his buddies raises.

-- Posted by LiveAnotherDay on Fri, Dec 28, 2012, at 8:36 PM

Howdy your back just ask Wheels the other day about you. I was checking on your health, safety and welfare my friend thought maybe you might have got a cabinet appointment for the next four years and for got about all of us. Good to have you back.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Sat, Dec 29, 2012, at 7:17 AM

The president loves being a neoconservative. Neoconservatives hate the private sector, and we have had 12 years of this hatred.

"Neocons believe deeply in militarism, the corporate State, the police State, the welfare State, the national security State, permanent war, ultra-nationalism, central banking, global empire, and the "noble lie." The noble lie, by the way, is any propaganda that helps foist their rule on us, and is therefore justified. In other words, they're fascists."-Llewellyn Rockwell

-- Posted by BCStoned on Sat, Dec 29, 2012, at 9:28 AM

Ah come on, Howdy, play nice.

-- Posted by voyager on Sat, Dec 29, 2012, at 11:45 AM

Rick Lately & Voyager:

C'mon guys...even Wheels took that little "ribbing" better than you two. Take a deep breath and step away from the keyboard for a while and nobody gets hurt. And no, this is not some kind of threat.

-- Posted by howdydoody on Sat, Dec 29, 2012, at 12:11 PM


Had a black eye one time and everybody wanted to know what happened of course. I told them she said shut up and I thought she said stand up. LOL

So, I know where you are coming from.

-- Posted by howdydoody on Sat, Dec 29, 2012, at 5:09 PM

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