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Loss Of Services May Be Felt Locally

February 10, 2014

Assuming President Barack Obama means what he says — more than an idle concern, in view of his record for veracity — Americans are about to get a lot less for the tax dollars they send to Washingto....

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Oelwyn

Feb-15-14 1:11 PM

A note on Obama's 'veracity'-Thurs FEB 13th-TED CRUZ to Mark Levin radio broadcast"It has become apparent to me the single thing REPUBLICAN politicians hate and fear the most,and that is when they are forced to tell the truth.It makes their heads explode.Did anyone know CRUZ and his mob are bent on 'destroying the REPUBLICAN PARTY in order to "save"it?Who knows what EVIL lurks in the hearts of men?TOM REED do!

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Oelwyn

Feb-15-14 10:36 AM

Sonoma: Straight fact; Oct 16th 2012-BAIN CAPITAL closes profitable 'Sensata' of Freeport Illinois displacing workers and shipping machinery to CHINA while MITT smiles from the sidelines and hoses the dog crap off the roof of his station wagon.

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Oelwyn

Feb-15-14 7:10 AM

Ignore the bait to avoid the trap.Express your opinion and move on.Some have more questions than answers.Ignorance is bliss.

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Seadog

Feb-14-14 9:40 AM

My post on 2/12 at 11:51 a.m. speaks for itself. I am looking down on no one but you. You rant about McDonalds making a profit, but as a "sole proprietor" you must of made one too. I asked "didn't you make a profit" to which you respond blah, blah, blah. If the minimum wage is such an issue for you, why didn't Barry, Harry, and Nancy do something about it when they controlled the government for two full years? Call your pal Chuckie Schumer and cry to him, not me. And the next time you are at McDonalds, leave a $thousand on the counter for those people in the back. Put your money where your very big mouth is, otherwise shut it.

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Seadog

Feb-13-14 10:21 PM

Please stop Pitts, you're breaking my heart. Headed to McDonalds in the morning for breakfast with friends. I'll pass along you concerns. Now please answer the question - did you make a profit as a sole proprietor?

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Seadog

Feb-12-14 10:25 PM

Gravelpits, did you make a profit when you were a sole proprietor? A simple yes or no will be enough.

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Seadog

Feb-12-14 5:48 PM

WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE from those on the left????

"The blue and black designer dress that first lady Michelle Obama wore to Tuesday’s state dinner for the French president reportedly cost between $10,000 and $12,000, according to news media, which is more than the median annual household income worldwide of $9,733, and greater than the median income for households in at least 87 countries, according to data from Gallup"

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Seadog

Feb-12-14 5:41 PM

And Pitts, it is apparent you can't fix stupidity no matter how hard you try.

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Seadog

Feb-12-14 11:51 AM

I'm not looking down my nose at anyone Pitts. BUT, I do believe the level of skill, knowledge, experience, responsibility, and education should be the determining factors in one's pay - NOT Obama, Cuomo, Or Gravelpitts.

Emeley, do you think the surgeon doing you surgery deserves $1k per hour? I do - he/she has spent 12 years in higher education and millions on his/her education, and holds your life in his/her hands.

Also, if you believe someone with an education and a personality can not find a job better than minimum wage, you must be looking in the wrong place or job choice. A higher degree in poetry for example limits one's ability to find a job, but a business degree or engineering degree for example increases the chances of finding a good job ten fold. It's all about choices Emelye

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Emelye

Feb-12-14 11:14 AM

It's an unfortunate fact in our country right now that yes, you can work hard in school and still fail to get any employment above the minimum wage, if at all. Closing your eyes to this fact just to justify a low opinion of people is nonsense.

I don't care how hard a person studied, I don;t think they are worth thousands of dollars per hour more than the lowest tier of workers. Are they worth more? Sure, but not that much more and not when it causes harm to the majority of our citizens by hindering their opportunities.

If Mr Obama inadvertently oversteps his bounds via executive order then the aggrieved parties always have the option to sue and have the questions settled in a court of law.

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Seadog

Feb-12-14 9:12 AM

"Now it's getting late". Yep, 8:41 is late for you. Isn't bed time closer to 8:00?

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1Diablo

Feb-12-14 6:56 AM

the minimum wage effects less than two percent of the populous and are meant for entry level positions not careers.

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Seadog

Feb-11-14 2:39 PM

Sorry if I offended your career choice Pitts.

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duckster

Feb-11-14 11:21 AM

if we raise the minimum wage there are a lot of fast food franchise owners at risk of not getting that vacation home in Hilton Head Island... hmm

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NotTelling

Feb-11-14 10:15 AM

Before the minimum wage increase is put into effect, there needs to be four changes. 1st- Make a ruling that all Govt. contracts must go to American based companies, and be "Made In America" certified materials used only! 2nd- Anyone in a position of representation, that gives a public office/contract to a family member, be dismissed. 3rd- Take everyone that holds a public office to trial for each & every lie he/she has made/makes, with the middle class on the Jury(only the middle class).4th- All persons that are in the Govt. have got to seek medical attention at their cost or go to the Veterans Administration for medical help! In closing "IMPEACH THE CLOWN"..."IMPEACH THE CLOWN" That's my Opinion!

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Oelwyn

Feb-11-14 9:14 AM

There are plenty educated-experienced-and very knowledgable people compelled to flip burgers,etc. An education is no assurance of success.If you don't owe a Bank $30k by the time you're 21-the education system has 'failed'.Try paying back your "loans" and living expenses @ $10.10 an hour.The BONUS comes when your TAX witholdings are confiscated until your "debt" is paid in 20 years or so.Scammed to death!

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Seadog

Feb-10-14 11:36 PM

"If $10.10 is such a stratospheric wage then does the editor of the PJ make that much? Does the publisher?"

Let's see Em, did the editor and publisher study hard in high school, go on to get college degrees, master's? Or did they screw off in high school, not go on to higher Ed. and felt flipping burgers was the way to earn a living. Apples and oranges Emily. As an "educated" person would you have settled for minimum wage when you were employed? Or, did your education, knowledge, and experience make you worth more?

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Seadog

Feb-10-14 8:47 PM

"This Congress, particularly the Republican House, have done next to nothing to govern in this country, have done next to nothing to actually solve the problems that working people face"

Funny Em, those nasty Republicans have passed 160 different bills and sent them to Barry's lap dog Harry Reid. Guess what? Not one of the 160 have been brought to the Senate floor - but don't let facts get in your way.

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50s4ever

Feb-10-14 3:35 PM

Monkey--so tweet CNN and NBC and tell them THUG means THUG!

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sonoma

Feb-10-14 3:12 PM

Get your facts straight Oelwyn. Bain Capital took companies that were failing because of mismanagement and/or government regulations/taxes and turned them around. In some cases many employees lost their jobs but the alternative was going to be ALL employees would have lost them. Damming them for turning those bankrupt companies profitable is typical of someone with a liberal arts degree. They know nothing about business except how to throw up roadblocks and then steal the money the successful ones make through taxes.

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Oelwyn

Feb-10-14 2:49 PM

Et Tu,Weather Channel?I'm happy I'm not 'deploring' Mitt Romney as POTUS .That doesn't mean I don't 'deplore' MITT for the way he treats his dog-or profitable businesses Bain Capital has butchered.Obama is merely the POTUS and doesn't influence CORPORATE POLICIES like MITTENS.Any "loss of services" warms the heart of a REPUBLICAN quicker than a wet wool suit.

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Emelye

Feb-10-14 2:32 PM

"The current $7.25 minimum wage will be blasted into the stratosphere, to $10.10."

I almost spit out my lunch when I read this. If $10.10 is such a stratospheric wage then does the editor of the PJ make that much? Does the publisher? Would they actually try to live on such a "stratospheric" wage?

What's stratospheric, and egregiously unfair, is that CEO's and other corporate officers earn THOUSANDS of dollars more, per hour, than the $10.10 that Pres. Obama is instituting. Are they really worth that much? Are the people who do the hard work at the low end really worth that little?

This Congress, particularly the Republican House, have done next to nothing to govern in this country, have done next to nothing to actually solve the problems that working people face. If Mr Obama uses LEGAL means, such as executive orders (which every president uses - including Republican presidents), then at least he's doing what he can to do his job. Congress is not doing th

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Monkeyboy

Feb-10-14 1:25 PM

We don't need a new N word.

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Monkeyboy

Feb-10-14 1:24 PM

Maybe now would be a good time to start taxing the top 1% for their fair share of the tax burden.

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50s4ever

Feb-10-14 1:24 PM

Punk will be the new "N word".

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