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Strickland, Ryan try to live on federal minimum wage for week

"Economists who support a higher minimum say the figures are encouraging, though they acknowledge they don't establish a cause and effect. There are many possible reasons hiring might accelerate in a particular state.
" 'It raises serious questions about the claims that a raise in the minimum wage is a jobs disaster,' said John Schmitt, a senior economist at the liberal Center for Economic and Policy Research. The job data 'isn't definitive,' he added, but is 'probably a reasonable first cut at what's going on.' "......taken from the AP article that Ryan "conveniently" used only the one statement that supported his cause. Typical democratic "Alinsky" playbook tactic, to "shape" the story to fit the rhetoric. It only takes common sense to deduct that if employers are already stretched to their limits with all of the "business-killing" mandates, such as "HusseinCare", there is no way they are going to want to hire, after being forced to pay a higher minimum wage. Actually common sense would dictate that employers having to absorb the higher " minimum-wage" salaries would either pass on the increases to their customers, or lay off employees. Think about it....you make "widgets" that you sell for $1.00, and you employ five people to make these "widgets", and you pay them $2.00 per hour to make them. The Feds step in and tell you you must now pay $3.00 per hour to your "widget" makers. Do you really think the employer is going to have his "profit margin" absorb these increases? Hell no! He's going to either raise the price of his product or cut back on his staff, or both! And maybe even lay off his entire staff, and have the "widgets" produced overseas, where they only charge ten cents to produce them. Way to go, Hussein, Ryan and Strickland!

July 22, 2014 at 12:12 p.m. suggest removal

Given antics of his predecessors, Obama is hardly worst president

Check the transcript of Husseins interview on "60 Minutes" the day after Benghazi. He freely admits that he avoided using the word "terrorism" to describe the incident. Then he sends Susan Rice out on five, count 'em, five Sunday news shows to spin the lie that the attack was the result of a "spontaneous demonstration", when they knew it was a planned attack by a group of terrorists. Lies upon lies to protect his false claims that he had the terrorists "on the run". That's really a fine example of a "Commander-in-Chief", trying to minimize the deaths of four Americans, one an Ambassador, just to aid his re-election chances.

July 22, 2014 at 1:41 a.m. suggest removal

Given antics of his predecessors, Obama is hardly worst president

Take a victory lap, steivo, you nailed it! The quotes, the authors and their political affiliations, and the dates! But watch, the libs will shift the argument, "Saul Alinsky-style", and resort to ridicule, 'cause they got nothing else. Their man in office has made it abundantly clear that the job is beyond his capabilities, and had it not been for the "complicit" media, covering for his shortcomings and bunglings, in his first term, and now, not so much in his second, he would have been exposed as nothing more than the "community organizer" he was. It's no wonder so many who voted for him, both times are having "buyers remorse".

July 21, 2014 at 9:24 p.m. suggest removal

Given antics of his predecessors, Obama is hardly worst president

Hussein acts "decisively" to protect "gay and transgender" federal workers from discrimination, yet fails to secure our borders, and has only empty rhetoric when it comes to the situation in the Ukraine and Israel/Gaza. Actions like these are the reasons our enemies think we are a "joke" and continue to act out their aggressions on the world stage, without fear of retribution. They see Hussein decimating our Military, apologizing and bowing down to radical leaders around the world, negotiating with and releasing terrorist leaders for a probable Military deserter, taking over two years to respond to the murder of a U.S. Ambassador in Libya, (and initially lying to the American people, about it) and unable to take care of our own border security, so what's to fear? Yeah, the "world is more tranquil" since Husseins been the supposed "leader of the free world".

July 21, 2014 at 12:29 p.m. suggest removal

Given antics of his predecessors, Obama is hardly worst president

It doesn't matter if the Bushes created ZERO jobs, what matters is NOW! And you libs need to decide on a "talking point". "Not enough jobs" or "more "net" jobs", pick a stance and stick to it. Seems like the only argument you can put forth is the "blame Bush" one, 'cause the facts show otherwise.

July 20, 2014 at 1:03 p.m. suggest removal

Given antics of his predecessors, Obama is hardly worst president

"the job creators ain;t (sp) creating jobs"...gee pa, why might that be? It's been six years now since Hussein has had the reigns of this Country, and apparently (according to lajoci's comments) he has been unable to create an economic climate where the "job creators" are comfortable in creating jobs. As a matter of fact, he has done the opposite, with all of his entitlements and "wealth distribution" policies. I can't blame any business for not hiring or cutting back, given the burdens Hussein has created for business in this Country, the most notable being "HusseinCare".

July 20, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. suggest removal

Given antics of his predecessors, Obama is hardly worst president

Aha! Another "Alinsky-ite" chimes in! Can't substantiate Husseins "B.S." so resort to "ridicule". Face it, every time Hussein opens his mouth, he sticks his foot in it. "The world is more tranquil...." and the next day almost three hundred innocent souls are shot from the sky, over that "tranquil" Ukraine/Russia border and Israel is forced to take action against the "tranquil" Palestinians who hide the missiles they continue to fire into Israel, in schools full of children. Yeah, nothing but "rainbows and unicorns" in Husseins version of the world, so let's go campaign, shoot some pool and drink some beers!

July 19, 2014 at 2:09 a.m. suggest removal

Mahoning commissioners put combined, enlarged CS tax on ballot

"feasibility of consolidating the county's eight 911 emergency dispatching centers". I hope that alarm bells are going off in the Townships and cities that host those centers. First of all, those centers do not belong to, nor are they funded by the county. Yes the E911 equipment and system is administered by the county, but paid for by each of us who have phones by way of a small surcharge on our bills. Secondly, the salaries of the staff manning each of those centers are paid by the Townships and cities that have them. So, let's look at the logic in having the county take over the whole "enchilada" for E911 dispatching, keeping in mind the history of the county managing it's departments. Constantly laying off personnel, asking for tax increases while supporting overpaid administrators and other wasteful spending. Not to mention that if these centers are consolidated, when you pick up the phone to call the Police or Fire Departments, you won't be talking to a "local" Dispatcher who might have personal knowledge of the specific location you are calling from or other city or Township knowledge that might be vital to your emergency. You will be communicating with a county employee who probably will have none of that specific knowledge. When life or death matters, I'll take the local Dispatch over some "insulated" county employee, locked in a cubicle in downtown Youngstown.

July 18, 2014 at 11:57 a.m. suggest removal

Given antics of his predecessors, Obama is hardly worst president

How 'bout ole Hussein claiming the "world is more tranquil" since he's been in office! Hey DUDE, ever hear of Ukraine or Israel, or what about your own claims that all the kids are fleeing Central America because of the horrible violent conditions, there? Once again, what mainstream media outlets will have the veracity to ask those questions? I can only think of one.

July 18, 2014 at 11:19 a.m. suggest removal

Given antics of his predecessors, Obama is hardly worst president

My guess is Mr. Gaibis is is complacent with the current administration because he is obviously willing to "toe the party line" in true "Saul Alinsky" fashion. Remember Alinsky's rule: "Ridicule is mans most potent weapon". So, Mr. Gaibis, if you are good with the "socialist" direction this Country is headed in, with all of the "government entitlements" you list, I hope you don't have children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will be paying for those programs, long after we are gone. Furthermore, the one thing that America should fear from this current administration is it's willingness to "target" it's critics with investigations by numerous Federal agencies, thereby causing many who would speak out against the government, to reconsider the value of doing so. And that, my friends, is the beginning of "tyranny", something we should all be terrified of. So, all in all, considering all of the "antics" of prior administrations, I can find none that were so willing, like the current one, to trash the Constitution, and be so blatant in doing so.

July 17, 2014 at 1:04 p.m. suggest removal



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