cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 28 Dec, 2013 10:40 pm
@RexRed,
Here and around San Jose's Santana Row has several luxury cars parked in the streets. They just opened a Tesla car dealership in our town.
RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 28 Dec, 2013 10:51 pm
@cicerone imposter,
In Maine most cars like that are parked in home garages bigger than my apartment.
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RexRed
 
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Reply Mon 30 Dec, 2013 04:51 am
France cleared to impose controversial 'millionaire tax'
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/29/22098117-france-cleared-to-impose-controversial-millionaire-tax?lite

If France's elite don't like this tax they can alternatively go live with the Taliban... Smile
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jan, 2014 08:35 am
https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/1011203_747595411918106_1477311990_n.jpg
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jan, 2014 10:30 am
Water-relief tankers filled from Charleston water system
http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201401160024
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RexRed
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2014 09:14 am
I do support raising the minimum wage but what I support even more is lowering the cost of living.. Stop banks and real estate agents from speculating on properties and commodities. Rents and prices on vacant properties are doubled and passed off as cheap. Capitalism is greedy at its core...

After banks and real estate agents have gotten their cut landlords have no other option but to take their cut and raise rents to exorbitant amounts. There is the same problem with used cars. Everyone needs a cut out of the deal before the consumer gets a chance to bid on a commodity.

I would really prefer the cost of living to go down then the wages would be reasonably sufficient.

What good is a wage increase if the cost of living increases with it?

A wage increase only divides Americans more from other countries.
How can a McDonalds sell a burger in a third world country for a few dimes where it costs a dollar up to 5 dollars and more in the US?

Speculation...

Commodities are bought, sold, resold and bought again long before the consumer gets a chance to buy it. In this process prices soar and the divide of global consumer prices expands even more. China is not necessarily devaluing their Yen, the US is over valuing and inflating commodities.

I think raising the minimum wage is perhaps the wrong approach we need to lower the cost of living by getting these multiple profiteers out of the process. Lowering the cost of living would help consumers more than a wage increase. An extra few dollars an hour will only embolden the banks and speculators to take an even bigger cut as the process escalates out of control.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2014 11:17 am
@RexRed,
In a world of inflation, proved throughout history, the only products or services for which costs will be reduced is by a) competition, b) outdated, c) reduced demand, and d) reduced utility.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2014 11:37 am
@RexRed,
A burger is a burger? In Turkey McDonalds burgers are made from lamb.
RexRed
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2014 12:39 pm
I got a good bank, it is a credit union. I have not been to my bank in over a year in person. A few days ago I bounced my account by a dollar and seventeen cents. When I got to the credit union the banking specialist knew me by name and she dropped all overdraft fees. That is the difference between a big bank and a local credit union.
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RexRed
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2014 12:40 pm
@izzythepush,
I love lamb Smile
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2014 12:42 pm
@RexRed,
Me too! I especially enjoy rack of lamb and leg of lamb, but prepared properly!
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RexRed
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2014 10:35 pm
Comment
The US Constitution precedes speculation...

What constitution do you swear to?

Lincoln: "Labor Is the Superior of Capital"

What is the artistry?
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 1 Feb, 2014 08:52 am
https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/1545659_768361603191753_827012680_n.jpg
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sun 16 Feb, 2014 08:54 pm
“The Vampire Squid Strikes Again: The Mega Banks' Most Devious Scam Yet,” by Matt Taibbi
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/13/1277361/--The-Vampire-Squid-Strikes-Again-The-Mega-Banks-Most-Devious-Scam-Yet-by-Matt-Taibbi?detail=facebook
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RexRed
 
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Reply Fri 28 Feb, 2014 05:37 pm
I have a question, is "capitalism" in the United States Constitution? And where? How is capitalism constituted in our society?
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RexRed
 
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Reply Tue 11 Mar, 2014 02:40 pm
FB Opinion: "Time will tell, but whatever the result, a new chapter for public banking opened in Vermont last week, and the idea is bound to spread. There is no good reason for the people's money to be used in ways that don't benefit the people." http://alj.am/1kbaqX4

Vermonters support state public bank, and you should too
http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/3/vermont-state-publicbankvotefinance.html

Comment: Perhaps the Wall Street banks should go from, too big to fail to too small to matter....
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RexRed
 
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Reply Thu 13 Mar, 2014 05:45 pm
https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1/1535000_726736014027549_976514354_n.jpg
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RexRed
 
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Reply Fri 14 Mar, 2014 08:52 pm
Sotomayor: Money is the biggest barrier to political equality
http://www.dailykos.com/?detail=action
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RexRed
 
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Reply Thu 20 Mar, 2014 01:06 am
Feds: Insider Info Exchanged on Napkins, Then Eaten
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/markets/feds-insider-info-exchanged-napkins-then-eaten-n56876
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sun 30 Mar, 2014 07:57 pm
"The problem with the French is that they don't have a word for entrepreneur." -George W. Bush, discussing the decline of the French economy with British Prime Minister Tony Blair

Yikes!
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