| Political Talk|| re: 10 Reasons this Gun Range Owner Banned Muslims - BigJim on 10/1/14 at 12:51 pm|
[quote]And to answer another poster about Muzlems banning Christians; would I be butt hurt? Nope, there are plenty of places that would love my business.[/quote]
Yeah, maybe. But there are several people on here that go crazy if a store says "happy holidays" rather than "Merry Christmas" so I th...
| Political Talk|| re: US is pretty much the only first world country without paid sick leave - BigJim on 10/1/14 at 12:48 pm|
[quote]3 weeks vacation/sick leave combined[/quote]
I have been under this model and the paid sick leave model. Frankly I like the 3 weeks combined model (let's see if I change my mind when I get really sick) as I felt like I was "wasting" sick leave by not taking it.
As long as you can roll ...
| Political Talk|| re: US is pretty much the only first world country without paid sick leave - BigJim on 10/1/14 at 12:07 pm|
Also the only one w/o paid maternity leave and the one with by far the shortest vacation days.
Corporatism at its finest, and it's only getting worse as the oligarchy continues to chip away at the few benefits the American worker actually does have. Shameful.
But you know w...
| Political Talk|| re: 10 Reasons this Gun Range Owner Banned Muslims - BigJim on 10/1/14 at 11:21 am|
[quote]would you be ok if i banned christians from my businesss?
i wholeheartedly support her right to do so, but i can promise you if it was reversed and a muslim banned christians, all of your panties would be in a wad. [/quote]
There is the issue of whether she has to right to d...
| Political Talk|| re: Goldman tapes show culture of corruption, crony capitalism - BigJim on 10/1/14 at 9:07 am|
Wow, that was a turrible article. And your post is almost as bad.
Basically a Goldman Sachs executive said something. It could be interpreted as "the wealthy don't have to follow the rules that the little people live by!!!!
I EAT THE POOR!!!!!"
Or, much much more likely he was referring to ...
| Political Talk|| re: Is Obama pretty much a Bush 2.0 - BigJim on 9/30/14 at 10:19 pm|
Yes, but he got there slowly ala John Kennedy Vietnam build-up. Either stay out of it, or go in massively. This dribs and drabs stuff MIGHT work, but more likely will just let ISIS continue and lead to US escalation later....
| Political Talk|| re: I can't wait until the Republican presidential debates - BigJim on 9/30/14 at 1:03 pm|
[quote]10 or so a-holes, most of whom don't believe in evolution![/quote]
Yeah that's rough, but I would rather that then 3 Dems who don't believe in economics.
| Political Talk|| re: DU: Kock Bros. worthy of more fear than ISIS - BigJim on 9/30/14 at 9:22 am|
Whatever you got. Something that shows the reduction in poor is related to increase corporatism....
| Political Talk|| re: DU: Kock Bros. worthy of more fear than ISIS - BigJim on 9/30/14 at 9:20 am|
[quote]Apparently Obama is more dangerous than not only the "Kock Brothers" but Isis and Putin. He's the single greatest threat to America.
Ljhog told me so.[/quote]
Meh, to me a conservative dystopia is Greece. Too large a public sector dragging down the private sector. And it's not far fe...
| Political Talk|| re: DU: Kock Bros. worthy of more fear than ISIS - BigJim on 9/30/14 at 9:08 am|
[quote]yeah it's really amazing
something like half of all people living in poverty have been eliminated over the past 2 decades
this is directly related to the decrease in government in those poor states and an increase in free trade (or "corporatism")[/quote]
Not doubting you, but I wou...
| Political Talk|| re: DU: Kock Bros. worthy of more fear than ISIS - BigJim on 9/30/14 at 9:05 am|
[quote]But the damage to everyday Americans will be more devastating if the Kochs get their way and make the US a third world nation with the poor fighting amongst themselves for the crumbs. And the Gun nuts becoming vigilantes on the crazy train threatening minorities, gays, non Xtians and women. T...
| Political Talk|| re: Bill Clinton: I Know Why American Incomes Are Stagnant - BigJim on 9/29/14 at 5:08 pm|
[quote]"Median income hasn't gone up for three reasons," Clinton said. "One is the labor markets aren't tight enough, and we haven't raised the minimum wage as we should. And the second reason is we haven't changed the job mix enough, to raise the median income and have more poor people working into...
| Political Talk|| re: On a dollar basis, taxation does not hurt nor benefit an economy - BigJim on 9/29/14 at 3:29 pm|
[quote]Malinvestment is a real thing. If you want to generate wealth, you have to spend capital on economically productive pursuits.[/quote]
So another overly simple example. You have two companies A and B.
Company A is more productive as they are able to make 9 widgets for a $1; while B can ...
| Political Talk|| re: On a dollar basis, taxation does not hurt nor benefit an economy - BigJim on 9/29/14 at 3:01 pm|
[quote]I don't think you understand my point. Let's say that a grocery business owner loses a thousand dollars in tax money that goes toward SNAP funds. The SNAP recipients are going to give that money right back to the grocer.[/quote]
But that grocer would not get exactly what they put in.
| Political Talk|| re: On a dollar basis, taxation does not hurt nor benefit an economy - BigJim on 9/29/14 at 2:53 pm|
[quote]I would say this is debatable. Except for a true court system, there are public entities that are involved in your other examples. If the government was more efficient in public safety, then there would be no mall cops. The mall would pay the local government to supply security. The governmen...
| Political Talk|| re: On a dollar basis, taxation does not hurt nor benefit an economy - BigJim on 9/29/14 at 2:18 pm|
[quote]And on a work/calorie basis, there's no difference between walking and running in exercise. As long as you ignore the efficiency of things. [/quote]
Was going to type a much longer post but this is basically the crux of it.
Generally, the private economy will spend the money more effici...
| Political Talk|| re: I don't like the terms "Conservative" and "Liberal" -they are meaningless - BigJim on 9/26/14 at 1:02 pm|
[quote]They are meaningless because the constant occurrence of change warps and flips the two sides. [/quote]
Meh, that's the nature of language. Particularly hotly contested language where opponents try to define themselves and their enemies in advantageous ways.
Good luck trying to talk abo...
| Political Talk|| re: Islamic Center at LSU..game day parking? - BigJim on 9/24/14 at 1:08 pm|
[quote]There's 2 reasons for this:
1. LSU gets many many muslim foreign exchange students due to it's cheap out of state tuition, louisiana's oil & gas industry, and lsu's renowned petro eng program. Many who came here as students ended up staying and opening up restaurants to provide "comfort" fo...
| Political Talk|| re: Islamic Center at LSU..game day parking? - BigJim on 9/24/14 at 10:59 am|
[quote]None taken I guess the question I should have asked....do individuals financially support organizations/individuals, with whom they disagree, when it is convenient or for pleasure?
Would an atheist buy a raffle ticket knowing a church was receiving the funds? Would a PETA member buy a T...
| Political Talk|| re: With Syria giving passive approval to US, how bad is this for the R's? - BigJim on 9/24/14 at 9:01 am|
[quote]how bad is this for the R's?[/quote]
Very, VERY bad. They should pretty much fold up as a party. GAME OVER MAN!!!
How about we just enjoy the brief bi-partisanship while we have it? It won't last. Sure there are critics: some think this is too much, some think we should do more, b...