Ok everyone, I think this is an important video to watch. This is what I was taught when I took that economics course. This is what most people are taught… even those politicians who seem to say otherwise. I know we all have our political views, but I bet we can all agree one one thing: The US government needs to give us more of our own money back. Stop taxing us to “create wealth” somewhere else, let us do it. Lower taxes during a recession, not increase it, give businesses the ability to re-invest in themselves so they can hire more people and buy more products, allow people to start their own business easily, get us as much of those tax dollars you can spare and le us recover the economy.Period
Make the economic pie bigger, don’t just slice the one we have into more parts.
The new normal indeed… Watch the video, especially the first minute.
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Lets be grown about this. Let us really and TRULY get all sides of this and what is going on. I can tell you right now that we may be in for some trouble if our government continues to spend money it doesn’t have and print money just to pay its own debts (while at the same time devaluing the dollar… those gas prices are going to go up again, but not because oil is more expensive, it because you dollar is worth less than it was)
One thing to really remember (and I am going to write about this in detail one day), the reason why the American middle class is shrinking is not just because the rich are getting richer; It is because the money we earn is worth less and less. For people with millions (especially high net worth earners), it doesn’t matter as much, but for us, it matter allot.
(as first seen on the LIFE.files)
I just wanna be… I just wanna be successful…
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In a study, researchers found that a woman’s education was a stronger factor in her husband’s risk of dying over the next decade or so than the man’s own level of education. And a husband’s social class based on his occupation had a greater influence on a woman’s survival than her own occupational class, Drs. Robert Erikson and Jenny Torssander of the Swedish Institute for Social Research in Stockholm found…
…Men living with a woman without any high school education were 1.25 times more likely to die than men living with a college graduate…while a woman’s own occupational class had little effect on her risk of death, women married to unskilled manual and routine non-manual laborers were 1.25 times more likely to die.
Well, isn’t this a news flash…. I guess I am not too conventional (which is a good thing… but I hated it when I was younger) cause I am working class poor (those student loans are killing me) but I think I have done pretty well for myself especially since I am black and grew up in a working class neighborhood. (I was supposed to be either in jail or dead by the age of 25, but instead I am well educated, businesses owner, and never been arrested or thrown in jail… as of yet.)
Ok… long rant coming up on this:
Ted Kennedy has passed away. He was a real hero whether you agreed with him or not. he came from a family who believed in doing and not just talking. having money didn’t mean you should chill; you life will be judged by the work you do.
Rich, middle class, working class, poor, or homeless I think we all can learn from this family. Never stop dreaming, never give up. Do not let failure define your limits, use it to create your success.
Ted Kennedy died in his vacation home in Cape Cod.
(FINALLY a reponse to a direct question)
So I am going over the Health Care debate and what’s in it and what’s not in it… its is bringing up very specific questions for me and I guess others who, while they want health care reform, do not believe the government can run it well. Anyway, it looks like one asnwer has been given about end of life counselling. From what she states it seems like just what it should b, that you should, if you want to, be able to talk to your doctor about how you want it all to end.
For some reason medicaid/medicare didn’t pay for that, but it will after the bill is passed.
The only thing for me is that how come you couldn’t do that in a normal doctors visit? Do you have to have a special visit to the doctor just for this? And if you do medicaid (and apparently plenty of for profit health care insurances) won’t be paying for it… but exactly how would they know that I went just for that?
In any event, I am glad thtis question for me is resolved. While it does bring up other questions (like the ones above), at least its not the outragous “death panel” that we keep hearing from the right (sadly it still doesn’t asnwer the question of if… IF… we go into another recession or the cost of the bill rises astronomically, how will we bring health care to everyone then and how will the limied money be allocated).
Until next time! And remeber, be grown, be sexy! Don’t just look good, do good; be involved and educate yourself.
A most interesting debate has come up on TechCrunch (one of my favorite industry tech blogs) and its about old media and why its dieing such a death.
I have to quote this for your guys because this is what I have been thinking for a while:
QUOTE from TechCrunch:
When it comes to a certain type of highly visible breaking news, no-one can argue that social media kicks the mainstream media’s ass. At any given disaster, there’s possibly a 0.01% chance that a professional journalist or photographer will already be on the scene, compared to 100% odds that there’ll be some dude with a camera-phone there. And as for asking tough questions: yep, bloggers are pretty good at that too – hardly a syllable can slip from the mouth of a politician or public official without it being torn apart by an army of ‘fact-checking’ bloggers, hungry for content.
And yet, I argued back, after camera phone dude helps us establish that the plane has crashed, who can we trust to tell us why it happened? While bloggers can own the first five minutes of any breaking story – a plane crash, a fire, a burglary – it’s always going to be the professional reporters who own the next five days, or five weeks. They walk the streets, work their contacts and – yes – trawl the blogosphere for eye-witness reports, and then take all of that information, analyse it, follow it up and ultimately provide an account of events that readers can trust.
Or at least this is what they used to do. If that were still how journalism works then the unpaid bloggers wouldn’t have a hope of competing. But unfortunately, thanks to a succession of journalistic fakes and the constant tabloidisation of the press, that trust is gone. Why should someone – either an advertiser or a reader – be prepared to pay for a newspaper when they can get the same old lies and fluff from the blogosphere?
I am currently trying to find the pros and cons of the Health Care Debate/Reform that is currently taking attention of Congress and I am seeing what I already thought I saw but can now put to words: That most media outlets HAVE NOT done any research or indebth reporting on the pros and cons of the current health care issues (except for Fox News and you already know what they think of it).
So why are they not doing this? Why is it when they have a hard hitting story, they dont give the indepth reporting online?
More on this later.
(its great that we have people in the White House who are willing to dicuss)
After listening to this I feel a little bit better about the plan… but there is just one issue I have when it comes to the question of rashining of care. I will agree that it already happens and even to some extent in the governments Medicaid/Medicare program, but I think the question people have about rationing is truely this: If, and let me say the word again, If, the cost of this government insurance option ends up costing billions or even trillions of dollars more than projected, will there be a possibility of rationing? If there is rationing, how will it work? If the cost ends up being so high AND there is another recession, what happens?
We need to know the positives AND negatives of the plan and mediate the negatives.
Sadly, this particular video does not asnwer this question which is what many opponents and even people who WANT health care reform are truely asking. What happens if… it costs more than the 1.4 Trillion dollars… What happens if… the government is caught with its pants down and can not pay for the people who are on the plan… If the White House and anyone else who truely wants health care reform to happen, then these “what if” scenerios need to be answered.
You can always plan to succeed, but also prepare for failure.
Lets be grown out there people… don’t get violent, but discuss this issues. Lets also be sexy… look really good while your asking thoe questions in your designer footwear and in style fashion sense.
(if this is all “lets try this”, then why is it happening?)
With everything that was said, especially by the Judge (that’s what the call him), why is it that no one has been able to stop what they are talking about? Why hasn’t anyone who has gone to court to fight it win? And what is all this talk of Fascism? lol What happened to calling Democrats socialists?
I do agree with one thing: Note and Secured Bond holders should always be first, stockholder second and all others third. It has been that way for a while and many businesses as well as investors depend on that being the case in order to assess risck. Legally that is how it is suppossed to go down. Changing that without cactually changing the law is not a good move at all. I am not into all of the fear talk, but if you want to here more listen below.
I have to wonder would we have voted for a Republican black older gentlemen for the president of the US? I doubt it cause the Democrats and Black people go hand in hand like cheese on crackers (ummm there is no meaning behind that comment LOL)
With President Obama going into his 101 day in office, I wonder about race relations in the US and how we have grown from the past what we used to treat each other like and what we treat each other like now.
Well, just wondering…. don’t feel like going into a big ole rant on it. Inspired by a post made many moons ago on The.LIFE files
What If…. as seen on The.LIFE files
Is This More Fear Mongering Or Just Noting What Some People Think?
So, does it matter that he hasn’t been to church since he took office… ever? If this is true (cause the info does come from Fox news lol), what do you think of it?
And what about this whole “bowing to Saudi Arabia” thing?
(you have to just see the rest of this thing… FUNNY lol)
(maybe Obama she read it too so he can deal with the Republicans)