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re: Does Obama Love America? How are Americans Stupid? - cahoots
[quote]...and more about America than Americans know about Europe. [/quote] Agree, but it's mostly because our culture has spread over there - movies, music, technology... Plus, some parts of Europe are better educated than the US as well....
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re: IBM has 'strong opposition' to Louisiana religious freedom bill - cahoots
[quote]The government has no right to force people to engage in an activity that goes against their beliefs. [/quote] The government isn't forcing religious institutions to marry gay couples. It's forcing businesses to bake them a cake if there's no good reason not to. ...
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re: Can there be any distinction between a Democrat and a "Liberal"? - cahoots
[quote]This is my experience with most "liberals" I interact with. It usually isn't worth even talking to them because they are that focused on their ideology. [/quote] Cuts both ways dude. There are entire small towns of conservatives that have never left their bubbles before. It's almost i...
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re: IBM has 'strong opposition' to Louisiana religious freedom bill - cahoots
It's really pretty simple. Some religions encourage discrimination. Do we give these religious people the freedom to discriminate or do we give fellow citizens freedom from the discrimination itself? There are two sides to freedom at play here. You are entitled to your opinion, but I don't think ...
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re: The real economic impact of taxation - cahoots
[quote]So the innovation wouldn't have happened otherwise? [/quote] Impossible to answer simply, but many innovations funded in part by our government would have been difficult to do with private cash [i]at their respective times in history[/i]. Too capital intensive and too risky. In genera...
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re: The real economic impact of taxation - cahoots
Yes, increases in taxes do decrease the incentive to produce in some regard. However, economics don't happen in a vacuum. Say, for instance, you use the extra taxes to fund public education or give a grant to a technology company. Moves like that might lead to innovation like, I don't know, the inte...
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re: IBM has 'strong opposition' to Louisiana religious freedom bill - cahoots
[quote]Reducing restrictions on businesses is somehow unattractive? I think not. [/quote] That's it. I'm done. Bask in your ability to freely turn away gay couples who want you to bake them a wedding cake. Meanwhile, the rest of the planet will be focusing on things that matter, like 800 tech...
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re: IBM has 'strong opposition' to Louisiana religious freedom bill - cahoots
Big picture dude. IBM cares about talent a lot more than social issues. But their talent cares about those issues... Why some of you care more about ambiguous, unnecessary religious protection laws is beyond me. No business in BR/LA is under threat by gays or any other imaginations....
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re: IBM has 'strong opposition' to Louisiana religious freedom bill - cahoots
[quote]I'm sure that IBM never contracts with the misogynistic government of Saudi Arabia. Right?[/quote] :lol: My concern is whether this law will affect IBM's hiring and existence in Baton Rouge, not IBM's relationship with Middle Eastern governments or any hypocrisy you may assign to ...
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re: IBM has 'strong opposition' to Louisiana religious freedom bill - cahoots
[quote]The general public is largely clueless to how these companies milk state and local governments. [/quote] Be that as it may, having IBM here is a net positive. Losing them over a stupid, misunderstood law would be pretty sad. I just can't get on board with passing a law that nobody underst...
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re: IBM has 'strong opposition' to Louisiana religious freedom bill - cahoots
[quote]They'll be able to recruit just fine. They are just making their little PR announcement to appease the twitterverse. [/quote] I hope you're right, but why are we even risking passing an ambiguous law that pisses everyone off?...
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re: IBM has 'strong opposition' to Louisiana religious freedom bill - cahoots
[quote]To protect companies from lawsuits based on standing up for ones religious convictions. [/quote] Cart before the horse. It's difficult to even imagine cases where this law would come into play. Right now, it's just pissing everyone on both sides off. How do you even know this law will...
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re: IBM has 'strong opposition' to Louisiana religious freedom bill - cahoots
[quote]If they pull out then its them who are costing jobs. [/quote] No they would be making a business move. The potential hires are the root of this, not the company itself. It's the state's job to create an attractive business climate. Conservatives parrot that statement all day, every day...
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re: IBM has 'strong opposition' to Louisiana religious freedom bill - cahoots
[quote]I seriously doubt its affecting their hiring. This is Louisiana not San Fran. [/quote] You think they can fill anywhere close to 800 jobs with natives? :lol:...
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re: IBM has 'strong opposition' to Louisiana religious freedom bill - cahoots
[quote]I doubt it since it would cost them what they've already invested here. But if they do then good riddance. The State of Louisiana shouldn't give in to threats. [/quote] You would turn down 800 direct jobs (and many more indirect jobs) over a religious freedom law that we aren't even sure ...
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re: IBM has 'strong opposition' to Louisiana religious freedom bill - cahoots
[quote]IBM should mind to their business and stay out of the states business. [/quote] It is their business. They are putting roots in Louisiana. If this affects their hiring, how are they to turn a blind eye?...
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IBM has 'strong opposition' to Louisiana religious freedom bill - cahoots
[link=(http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/04/ibm_religious_freedom.html#incart_breaking)]LINK[/link] Unintended consequences. Conservatives so often accuse liberals of neglecting them. The intent of the law is to protect religious freedom. In practice, however, companies fear that hiring...
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re: Do you want a governor that is open to raising the job killing minimum wage?? - cahoots
Higher minimum wages go like this: A. Companies absorb the costs and have lower earnings B. Companies raise prices to cover additional costs C. Companies reduce staff/hours to lower costs D. Companies absorb the costs and go bankrupt I think we'll see higher pricing before significant hits ...
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re: Rand Paul: College tuition should be a tax writeoff - cahoots
You know what's awesome? I am a tax deduction for my parents. And the financial aid I receive in college revolves around THEIR income, not mine, regardless of how much they help me. It's almost impossible to be viewed independently of your parents at age 18-22. Then, after I pay for the overpr...
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re: NOLA City Council Approved Uber Today - cahoots
How about getting rid of all regulations and we'll see who wins ...
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