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Published: Tue, April 19, 2011 @ 12:10 a.m.
  Callahan Family Restaurant

A Warren, Oh restaurant is putting out the welcome for public and private employees.

A Warren, Oh restaurant is putting out the welcome for public and private employees.

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The Vindicator (Youngstown)

Danny Callahan, owner of Callahan’s Family Restaurant in Warren, has signs in the windows of his restaurant welcoming both public and private employees. His business is one of hundreds of small businesses in Ohio trying to stress the importance of unionized workers to communities in light of the passage of Senate Bill 5.

By Ed Runyan

runyan@vindy.com

WARREN

Danny Callahan, owner of Callahan’s Family Restaurant on East Market Street, has joined hundreds of small businesses in Ohio that want to stress the importance of unionized workers in light of the passage of Senate Bill 5.

Callahan signed on two months ago to display a large sticker at his entrance saying that Callahan “proudly accepts business from hard working public and private employees.”

The restaurant, formerly known as the Coffee Cup Cafe, located at Chestnut and East Market streets, has done a little more business since displaying the stickers, Callahan said.

Callahan says the message means he believes that middle-class workers, many of them unionized government workers who are in danger of losing some collective-bargaining rights because of Senate Bill 5, should be treated fairly.

“Middle-class Americans do the buying,” Callahan said.

Callahan was approached by the organization Proud Ohio, which is made up of members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union and other unions, to participate in the program.

Proud Ohio’s website says the program was created to allow merchants to show that they recognize public-employee support for their shops.

“The sticker is a signal to public and private employees that their shop is worker-friendly, simply recognizing that public dollars are spent in their store,” the organization said.

JoAnn Johntony, state president of the Ohio Association of School Employees and a custodian for Girard city schools, said she thanks business owners such as Callahan for calling attention to the fact that if wages are cut for public employees, there will be detrimental effects on small-business owners.

“It’s not just public employees; everybody’s struggling. When you put us out of work, what’s going to happen to the small-business owners? It’s so sad that it’s such an attack on workers. It’s so sad that we couldn’t all work together.”

Tom Connelly, president of AFSCME 2026, which represents nurses at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, said SB 5 especially will hurt small businesses.

“You don’t see the CEO of General Electric sitting here. You have Middle America here, and you have them buying flowers at my sister’s flower shop,” Connelly said.

Proud Ohio officials say about 500 businesses have signed up to participate in the campaign so far. Others can participate by going to the website www.proudohioworkers.com.


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1Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Thank You , Thank You
I will be there to eat when I get home
The workers need help .

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2commoncitizen(961 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Why does an establishment need to put up a sign to"welcome" some customers? Did they NOT let some people in before the SB5 issue? If they have to put up a sign they must have had some prejudices before.

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3captdinger(108 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

The restaurant, formerly known as the Coffee Cup Cafe, located at Chestnut and East Market streets, has done "a little more business since displaying the stickers," Callahan said. How much is a little? Has there really been an increase? No data? Sounds like Mr. Callahan doesn't really know whether the stickers work or not. It sounds to me as if he let someone talk him into putting the stickers up. Bad decision.

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4sophie(2 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Our business was approached to put one of these signs in our window and we actually felt insulted that we needed a sign to show that we support ALL people who patronize our business, not just the unions. When we stated that everyone is always welcome to patronize our business and always has been, we received a very negative response from the union rep. Of course we support all people who come into our business, but why do we businesses always have to CHOSE between one group or another? Its tough enough for ALL of us to make a living around here without having to always choose sides.

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5Fattkidd(45 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

@Sophie: You are going to have to choose sides. There is a war going on in this country and it's between the middle/lower classes and the upper class or, more specifically, the bottom 99% vs the top 1%. We didn't declare this war, they did.

Union members, both public and private, are going to be 'voting' with their dollars. Businesses that do not support unions or collective bargaining will not get union business. This is a campaign going on all across the country. Unions are boycotting banks and other businesses that supported Scott Walker in WI.

Unions in OH are doing the same and they also want to know who in the local community is supportive of their cause and standard of living and who is not. That sign you refused to put in your window tells all union members, supporters and their friends and family that you support them... or not.

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6block50(127 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

People who make a decent wage are the ones who are likely to eat out, buy a car or boat. They have enough to patronize a salon, amusement park or re-model their home. They buy furniture, lawn mowers and tools. They are able to take out loans which finance the banks who in turn loan money to businesses. Small business owners must realize that if everyone makes the kind of money Kasich wants them to make that their business will suffer even more than they are now. A living wage and safe retirement is not a crime. It really isn't, no matter what the right wing says.

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7jethead11(139 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

This sounds like the old fashion "shake-downs" the unions and the mob did 50 years ago. Either put up our sign (or pay "protection" money) "or else". Businesses will fear a backlash if they don't comply. This is exactly why union power needs to be restrained. If this is what union thugs do in public, just imagine what they are doing in private.

If you see one of those signs, go to another business. Tell the owner that he needs to stand up to these thugs, and the people will be behind him if he does. Then shop, shop, shop at places that don't have the sign. It's the only way to win against the union thugs, and we can do it.

The only rich people here that are evil are the union bosses making a mint off the backs of the middle class. Isn't it obvious???

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8lovethiscity(141 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Sorry..but I'll say it again. Months after the Regional Chamber's ill conceived vote endorsing SB 5, their "online" membership directory is STILL "under construction".

This has NEVER happened before.

C'mon...Chamber members. If you are so proud of your vote....if your truly endorse SB 5...tell us who you are.

Why are you hiding your affiliation?

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9jethead11(139 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

lovethiscity: Why would they say who they are? So union thugs like you could make complete pains of yourselves outside their business? Many business owners have been down that road before and our getting smart. The old tactics are not going to work this time. The people are not on your side anymore, as you will see in November, if it even goes on the ballot.

The thing that scares the union left the most is when the people fight back. And for public sector employees, its our money. We are the boss. Public employees will still make a very good living (minus union dues), and the public sector will still attract great people, as always. The union thugs better have some money saved though, because the gravy train is running out.

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10lovethiscity(141 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Jethead

The things that scares the NEOCONS is when people fight back.

Ya can't have it both ways.

Why do you hide? What are you afraid of? Tell us who you are. If you take a stance...why be afraid of it?

Be a boss!

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11jethead11(139 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Do a little research. There is plenty about me on this site. You will see I am more libertarian than conservative. Neocon is just a liberal buzzword. It actually refers more to the pro-war crowd (look it up).

Anyway, enough about me. Who are you? Take a stand, let us know who you are?

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12lovethiscity(141 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

jethead

Do a little research. There is plenty about me on this site.

Anyway, enough about me. Who are you? Take a stand, let us know who you are.

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13commoncitizen(961 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Sophie,
Glad that you stuck to your beliefs and didn't put up a sign the was being forced on you. I would not patronize a business that needs to put up a sign because some group told them to.
Lovethiscity, the "bully" tactics will only work in the short time, if at all.

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14borylie(768 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Just put Callahan's on my "will not eat there" list. Sophie has courage and most of the posters have it right,the're being intimidated to put up these signs and showing faux support.

These union thugs are just like gangs and mobs. The're fun to belong to and have courage in numbers,but use punk like and bullying tactics to get their own way. It's no fun when they gang up on you. Individually the're cowards.

These union leaders live a much more affluent life than most of the rank and file and want the peons to keep fighting for them. Ever been invited to the union resort in Michigan? Didn't think so.

Do you union supporters want to be told what to do and how to act? Who to vote for and why you make as much as the person not working as hard as you are? Where to eat and shop? Followers.

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15jethead11(139 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Everyone should also be clear that this is not a war on the "middle class", as the unions would like you to believe. It is a war on union power and influence. Unions hurt the middle class by driving up cost, and the people are beginning to see that. This sign thing will backfire.

I was actually thinking of changing my residency back to Ohio to vote for SB 5 if it came on the ballot. But I am comfortable my vote won't be needed. The union bosses will get the message loud and clear without my vote. And the public workers will be fine, and thrive, without the union's "help".

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16commoncitizen(961 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

peacelover,
the response to being "forced" to put up the sign was to Sophie (read her post).
There was also a report on the National news about a restaurant in Wisconsin that didn't want to put up a sign (she said that a sign was NOT needed because she welcomed ALL people and didn't want to "pick sides") and the unions threatened to picket her. Is that fair?

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17Cowboyfan(105 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

How about if I don't see the sign I take my money elsewhere, you can't support me, I can't support you.

republicanRick where is this information from. I work with 500 Union workers and our average salary (we get paid be the hour btw) is $45,000.

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18thetruthshallsetyoufree(9 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

On the back of my shirt it says 'Made in America'.
The vehicles I drive are Made by American men and women, for an American Car Company. Now I get to patronize a company that proudly displays a sign supporting American Workers.

Last time I check, this was still America. Freedom of choice!

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19commoncitizen(961 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Freeatlast,
What is made up? Surely not your inability to hold a civil conversation without accussing people of unproven lies or name calling.
What are you FREE of?

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20borylie(768 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

commoncitizen, I don't think Freeatlast will mind if I answer for him/her. Actually I wish someone would answer for him/her on regular basis. Back to your question for Free, he/she is free of all common sense and probably after an incorrect decision by a psychiatrist, free of the mental institution where he/she lived for many years. I'm not stating these answers to your question for free to be mean, but based on his/her too frequent posts this seems to be an obvious deduction.

Hope this helps with your question.

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21twentyonetwelve(98 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

I want to join a union so I can be a fat, lazy, and useless and have my union protect me. Oh, and I want a raise.

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22jethead11(139 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Hey thetruthshallsetyoufree: That car company you are so proud of does not allow its employees to work for them unless they commit to join and pay a union. They are FORCED to join a union or they can't work. They are not given the "freedom" to work under the conditions they want. They don't have the "freedom" to negotiate with management on their own. They are not given the "freedom" to not have part of their hard earned income pissed away to the Democrat Party. Now tell me, how the hell is that "freedom of choice"???? It sounds more like communism to me. My choice is clear - Buy American but Buy Non-Union!! That's freedom, my friend.

You want freedom of choice? Buy stock in a foreign car company, and guess what, it will be American owned as well. Most of them are public, and Americans do own them.

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23thetruthshallsetyoufree(9 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Hey jethead, they have the freedom to walk away from that job just like the store owner has the freedom to display a sign that he/she supports what ever they want to.

By the way, 50 years ago they were forcing people to work extra hours, they were forcing people to work in unsafe conditions, they were forcing people to work for nothing.

For the record, I am a card carrying republican.

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24jethead11(139 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

50 years ago, unions were very necessary. They helped a lot of people in my family, and helped build the middle class. In 2010, they are not much more than a fund raising arm for the Democrats and a home for the far left, socialists and the very corrupt (the union bosses, not the workers). And that's fine if people are given the choice to belong to that or not. People should have the freedom to work where they want without the interferance of a third party. They shouldn't be barred from employment because they don't want to contribute to a union. I don't think there is any arguement I have heard that can make me think otherwise, but I am certainly willing to listen.

I also don't like the coersion to put a sign in your window or face the economic concequences. Business members shouldn't be coersed to choose. If they do of there own free will, great.

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25hmm(179 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

REPUBRICK you data is from 2009 this is BEFORE concessions were made .I work for the state and I make less today then 5 years ago ( unpaid leave,increase in health contribution, etc.) as for someone being FORCED to put a sign up in support public and private employees THIS is the same as the conceal weapon signs that are posted at businesses all these signs do is give a PATRON a choice to frequent a business. or NOT

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26Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

" Ever been invited to the union resort in Michigan? Didn't think so." -- - - -Ever compare union wages to non union wages? Didn't think so.

Ever see how the international bankers and corporations who run this country live? Rothschild , Rockefeller ,Bill gates, Ted Turner, Walmart, BP ect.
Those in the < 1 % are screwing us ALL.The goal is one world government and all the rest wage slaves. They use the old divide and conquer method for the unsophisticated. Wake up.

As some folks have pointed out here -there is a class war going on in the country.If you can't see it by now then you aren't very bright.

Probably the same folks that thought NAFTA would be great for the country-idiots.

Those who would argue in favor of big multi national corporations over workers who pay more taxes when they make a decent living are not nationalist minded but global minded slaves.

Enjoy your NWO chew it up good -more is on the way!

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27borylie(768 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Bigben, I'm not sure what you're argument is,since your post was all over the place.

If you're saying that those entrepreneurs,inventors and visionaries that employ millions are less helpful to our economy than unions are,then perhaps you're not too bright.

Once again I'll say this: Without businesses there's no workers,no union. Go start a union or go start a business?
If you start a business,are you ok with the union telling you how to run your business?

Each and everyone of those people or companies provide a service we all have enjoyed for decades. If you don't want to use a computer,don't. If you don't want to buy BP,don't. Walk or ride a bike. (The tires on the bike are made from oil,as is your tennis shoes). If you're against oil,then have a wind mill blow you around town.

If you don't want to join a union be prepared not to get the job or have your knee caps busted. If you don't agree with union tactics,then prepare to be picketed or boycotted.

If you don't like NAFTA or free trade,build a better product at a fair and competitive price.

Big business is ruthless and want every last penny from us. But don't think this country could have been the world's number one power without the people you condemn. And the reason in my opinion and many others why we're teetering on not being #1? The overreaching unions. And the're more ruthless.

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28Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

"If you're saying that those entrepreneurs,inventors and visionaries that employ millions are less helpful to our economy than unions" - - - - -- - Millions of jobs ?

Millions of jobs are gone where have you been ?Better paychecks mean better tax bases and a better standard of living for all in a particular community . It is that simple.
I'll stand by what I said. People who work at Walmart have less to spend and are more likely to be on public assistance. These are facts.

As for NAFTA -It is a failure and Ross was right. If you are a globalist then I can understand your love of NAFTA if you are a nationalist then it makes no sense.

Also it isn't about building a better product because most of the stuff that gets imported here is junk from China. A better product is usually priced higher but if there are fewer jobs paying enough for people to buy the better product then people will have to buy the junk causing even those corporations who want to stay here to leave because they can't sell enough to stay in business.

Our Congress deregulated our trade laws through NAFTA and others like it much in the same way Tim Geitner deregulated the banking system while head of the NY FED under Bush.The result has been the same for the nation.

As for my argument, it definately leads to an honest conclusion. International banks and business are running the country and many other countries. Perhaps you know this perhaps you don't . Do you see the Constitution as the supreme law of the land?

"And the reason in my opinion and many others why we're teetering on not being #1? The overreaching unions. And the're more ruthless."- - - -I am not here to defend the goon squads and misdeeds of the past it happened I agree.

However, banking /business is far more ruthless and on a much much larger scale.If you think the shrinking number of unions have got us into this financial mess I would suggest further study of the Federal Reserve Banking system and wars initiated on the part of the said elite for their benefit.

Did gas get any cheaper while the Iraq war was at full tilt ? Is it cheaper now that prior to the Libyan invasion ? Do we have the money to spend to the tune of a million plus dollars every time a missile is launched over there.A lot of missiles were launched.

All this and Congress , our representativeness didn't vote on it(Unconstitutional war). I guess if Saddam nationalized the oil that would have taken some of the corporations profits away-the same bastxxxx that are gouging us now.Gas was cheap when Saddam was in power.

Too blame the mess this country is in on middle class jobs is absurd. Part of the reason we are in the mess is a lack of these jobs.

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29Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

"If you don't want to join a union be prepared not to get the job or have your knee caps busted" -Not today my aunt retired from teaching in a school district in Tuscawaras county. She never joined the union and retired several years ago. The leg breakers are a thing of the past.

Ever read about the working conditions before unions ? I have studied history at depth and although I don't know everything I know enough to see what is happening .This country was number one when it made things here and the standard of living was much better then.

If you don't like walking or riding your bike then I suggest you look into Agenda 21 and get your yourself educated about what is coming.Enjoy the NWO.

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30cambridge(2967 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Bigben.....These are the job creators bor-y-lie is referring too.

http://www.forbes.com/2009/01/29/irs-...

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31borylie(768 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Bigben,You're probably a nice guy who means well,but the New World Order is being orchestrated by George Soros,Obama and the Clintons. Get yourself a little educated and check out Soros and see how he influences the democrat party and by default the unions. Big business has been around for centuries and once again is what made our country #1. George Soros has only hired people to start companies like Media Matters to silence conservative opinions and points of view.

My point is this: Big business and banks have us #1 in the world,without them we're some third world country. Unions did their job years ago and still a need for them today. However, as I have said in other posts, they are now overreaching and an anchor on our economy.

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32Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

lol That is pretty good Cambridge.

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33Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Your right I am a nice guy and I am sure you are as well.

But if I may I have been studying the NWO for 12 years and have a MA plus in History.

If you choose to look deeper, you will find the folks you mention are front men. The real power folks are the major banking families.They run the UN and the most of the globe. That is why I suggested for you to look at Agenda 21 it lays out much of what they plan to accomplish.

As for political parties -I hate to blow your mind and it blew mind when I learned about it -it doesn't matter at all. NGO s run our local politics and the nation has been divided into regions since Nixon. Borders don't matter to these folks neither does the Constitution.

The process has been going on for over 100 years but is accelerating now.

The FED prints money out of thin air for profit (charge lots of interest)and is privately owned which is unconstitutional as Congress is to coin the money. Once one gets a large picture of History a thread of commonality emerges.

The unions will be broken to be quite honest about it and I am not happy about it because I know that this is a part of the agenda.

The idea is to get as many as possible dependent on the government (run by the elites) by lowering their standards of living. In other words we have to kiss the ring to get scraps from the table if we do as were are told.

It sounds nuts but look into the Federal Reserve online and Agenda 21 it is the blue print for the NWO.

I am sorry for any name calling that isn't my usual style. I just want people to know what is going on .I don't think it will change because the mentality that existed before the American Revolution is missing.In other words the NWO is coming and it doesn't give a rip which party you support.Both are owned.

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34Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

An example of how parties are nothing more than a WWF wrestling match can be seen in the example of Tim Geitner. Tim was the head of the NY Fed bank under Bush Jr. He made it so that anyone with a pulse could get a lone for which they cold not handle.

The housing bubble was intentionally inflated by this practice and the lowering of the interest rates again by the Fed bank. Obama gets in and continues the game of bail outs that Bush started. Obama puts Tim G in charge of the treasury. They all play their part and they are all buddies.They take their marching orders from the Money Interests not from our votes.

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35borylie(768 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Bigben,Cambridge in,borylie out.

Two year old story. Over 50% of Americans pay no tax.
What would you rather have?
High earners pay more taxes so 60% or 70% pay no taxes?

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36cambridge(2967 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

bor-y-lie....I'm going to explain why the top 1% of earners in this country should pay more than 17% in taxes.

The top 1% earned on average 263 million dollars is gross taxable income. That's more than 720,000 dollars a day 365 days a year. Social Security needs more funding or benefits need cut. I believe the cut off for SS deduction is around 110,000 dollars. Anyone making less pays SS tax for the entire year.

The top 1% have paid off their SS tax in the first two hours of Jan.1. If the cut off is raised to, lets say 250,000, that would mean the top 1% would pay off their tax burden in the first four hours of Jan. 1.

So my question bor-y-lie is which is the better solution to the problem, the top 1% and the next 2% of earners making that sacrifice or the bottom 97% cutting their SS benefits? Take you time.

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37Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

"Sorry, easy loans for anyone was started by Clinton and Barney Frank. Bush should have tried harder to stop it." - - -No argument from me here. I would say that the deregulation grew rapidly under Bush when we look at the building boom permits taking off like a rocket about 2003 and peaked in 2005.

I am not singling any of these guys out they are all bad in my opinion.Papa Bush started the ball rolling with NAFTA- but Clinton sealed the deal Bush the lesser expanded free trade agreements and Obama although distancing himself from NAFTA during the town hall meetings ) has done zero to stop it.

All I am saying is all these guys are puppets for the banking/ corporate interests regardless of what they campaign on.

I kept pondering how the big banks were going to hand all these loans out back in the early to mid 2000s and make any profits let alone loosing their rear ends. Enter 2008 bingo they make huge rip offs profits through bail outs pushing us further in the hole. They aren't stupid but they sure are evil.

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38Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

"The housing mess was caused by our government, plain and simple." - - -Our government didn't make those bad loans and our government didn't lower the interest rates. The Federal Reserve is a central private bank it is absolutely not in any way government. The government though is run by these crooks or owned by them.

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39computer_rick(137 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

So, this is what it is like to read the well thought out rhetoric from one side (Big Ben).

And on the other side, someone trying to make an argument, who cannot seem to get past their inability to formulate a cogent thought. Merely repeating what you hear on a.m. radio does not constitute a valid rebuttal to Ben's theses.

""Duh-uh, liberal bad. Clinton bad. Obama badder-er"

I would reccomend a few years of studying Socratic method, then returning when you are able to counter Big Ben's much more cognizant thought process. You CAN win! I just KNOW it! Repeat after me....

I AM a winner!
I AM a winner!
I AM a winner!

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40computer_rick(137 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

P.S. I am personally a charter member of P.J. O'Rourke's "Pants Down Republican" party. Have been since 1980.

Since then, P.J. became fed up with the Republicans, and is now a well known Libertarian, for which he has been much pilloried by his old pals.

And me? I haven't cared in years. I do enjoy watching the two sides duke it out though. Like watching two old ladies in a slap fight.

So please, carry on, I apologize for the interruption...

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41Photoman(994 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

I suspect that Mr. Connelly and his sister would prefer not to do business with non union members. He should post the name of his sister's business and be certain she posts a sign reading,
"Non union members not served", right under that other sign he mentioned. I'll bet that would boost her business income.

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42Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

RepublicanRick -I wonder who funded the wonderful Congress so the legislation included the fines for banks that did not lend? Ever hear of special interests?A whore for example doesn't produce without payment.

You seriously think the folks on the hill just dreamed up Free trade agreements all by themselves without any input from the multinational corporations? If you do I have some swamp land in Nevada for sale.

There is a whole lot of history to back up what I'm saying about the banks running the country. Read "The Creature From Jekyll Island." This will give you a taste of what has happened over the last 100 years.

The Federal Reserve Bank is unconstitutional -Congress is supposed to coin the money not a private for profit bank period.Not only that but we have not been under the gold standard since the 1930s .This means money is created out of nothing is lent out as debt and we are charged interest for it.That is why we are in such terrible debt not because of middle class salaries which help to provide a tax base .

The Federal Reserve was suppose to save the financial system in case of a panic that was one of the reasons given for its existence but 16 years after its creation the market crashed .Where was the Federal Reserve?Do the math.If you were an insider you grew rich buying up for pennies on the dollar.

These bankers and captains of industry bought off Wilson and some Congress members in 1908 and the Federal Reserve Act was passed in 1913.It was pushed through before Christmas break.Again all this can be searched out.

There is at least one quote from President Franklin D.Roosevelt that I can produce if need be stating exactly what I said. If I don't know something I will say I think , or I'm not sure or I don't know but if I say I know I can produce.

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43Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

As for liberal vs conservative I don't think you get it yet but they are the same bird with two wings.If one has deep enough pockets they can influence both sides.

If I were immoral and I produced gunpowder and a war was brewing and perhaps I could provide that need to both sides then I could make twice the profit.If I knew some immoral money interests that would finance me I may even have some sway in whether or not a particular government decided to wage war or not.History isn't always pretty.

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44Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

@computer-rick

LOL.

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45chaz4224(10 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

let me post the governors platform on taxes we'll cut taxes for the rich and big business ? who will pay those taxes, well we will, the worker will pay those taxes too. While we're at let's bust up those pesky unions and those descent paying jobs because businesses don't like to be bargained with as they should have total control of every aspect of your life, health and safety.so now we get to pay their taxes on scab wages what a deal huh

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46chaz4224(10 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

borylie yes taxes on the rich should be raised to 1957 levels for three reasons 1) to keep them from controlling our government like now. 2) the destruction of the middle class and our nations infrastructure. 3) with all the cuts and loopholes still no jobs in this nation. this is because with their media, fox and washington post, their parties dem and republican are turning us into serfs. If they don't pay their share do you know who does ? the middle class does. meanwhile our imperialistic economic wars continue and our defense security bill gets larger and basic services and our rights diminish. By the way social security and medicare are NOT entitlements when WORKING people put 15% of their gross wages over 40 years into these programs. the dems and the repubs are just there to distract and separate us while they do their masters bidding and you help them

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47chaz4224(10 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

to jethead since most of the things sold now in usa are made overseas your argument that unions raise costs are bull look at germany and sweden ,finland all unionized and doing great their manufacturing bases are stronger then ours and japanese companies are loyal to the workers so just don't spout the fox and repub lies research

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48fedupwithcrap(317 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

fedupwithcrap (anonymous) says...
Lets go back as far as 2007, as people have claimed on here, that Ludt edits his videos. And see as this video was clearly not edited, and he got the eyewitnesses right then and there that Pat Bundy, Captain, came to Ludts house cussing at him!! The minutes and seconds are clearly on this tape!!

You watch this video, Captain Bundy sent pictures of Jamie Ludt and his underage son to his house, does this now make him a pedophile for taking pictures of underage children? (Charlie Sheen syndrome winning)

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49ytown1(392 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

PLEEEAAASE!!!!! Do not trash any other of the stories, you have done enough damage, if you keep it up they will stop you from posting altogether, there has to be something in the rules that you are breaking. Are you watching Vindy?

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50fedupwithcrap(317 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Nice copy and pasting, ytown. If Vindy had a problem, posts would have been deleted according to their policies, however; I read the policies and I haven't violated any vindy.com rules.

citizens ask why this is happening and why the vindy has stopped freedom of speech of it's online readers concerning the tailing officers story!!

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51ytown1(392 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Go away Jamie Ludt! Your behavior is now becoming obsessive and could be a sign of a serious mental health issue? Seek counseling.

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52fedupwithcrap(317 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

@ytown,
You are the one following me around, and no I am no ludt, the name is Charlie!! I live outside of struthers and I am pretty well knows as well. Even was on the radio with the former mayor mckelvey, just check april 8, 2011 archives. So why do you keep calling names and insulting me and others, who happen to only want to speak the truth?

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53Jake(112 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

“Middle-class Americans do the buying,” Callahan said.

We are also the ones stuck with the tab for the inflated wages and benefits of public sector unions.

I'll find somewhere else to dine.

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