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With low-wage jobs the trend, retiree worries about middle class

February 17, 2014

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Yoxtheimer

Feb-20-14 5:57 AM

Pinecr so Obama is the only president that has contributed to the conditions that may lead to the dystopia that might happen.

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pinecr

Feb-17-14 3:19 PM

It is easier to bring everyone down to the lowest level then bring everyone up to the highest level, especially when the welfare people in this country love to live on it and get all their freebies.

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pinecr

Feb-17-14 3:16 PM

The President wants this country to become a third world country with the government controlling everything. There will be the very rich and then the poor...you will live off the government and stand in line for bread.

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Steelman

Feb-17-14 11:35 AM

"How many had their health insurance taken, lowered, and had to pay more into it? I bet none of them”………..

According to the "Affordable" Health Care Act “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”

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Snydbob

Feb-17-14 11:01 AM

We always hear "raise the wages". Why not cut the costs? Oh, that's right. The wealthy who control the costs don't want to take a cut like us poor people!

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Zippie

Feb-17-14 9:34 AM

Smoke and mirrors. Government tells us what THEY want us to hear. Keeps us under their control. Gives us just enough to live. One day ... when we are all dead and gone, the rich & government will actually have to do something and lift a finger and work.

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Woolrich

Feb-17-14 8:08 AM

The middle class is also being fleeced the most with taxes. There has been NO tax breaks and the current President panders to the middle class with his speeches then turns around and taxes any and everything he can that effects the middle class. He promises free money to the poor while taking the middle class down by leaving it for them to pay for it.

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johnnyad3

Feb-17-14 8:02 AM

A couple answers and I hope others have some answers.

But first is planning and investment.

Second - After the plan, education.

Third, there has to be some balance for U.S. companies between profit and patriotism. That's a very tall order.

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johnnyad3

Feb-17-14 7:52 AM

I don't see us slipping into a 3rd world country, if we ever do, unless something catostrophic happens like a nuclear war. England use to be THE world power but they haven't slipped into a 3rd world country.

There is a lot of poverty though. So the bigger question is how do we get people to work and raise wages in a world economy when other countries, especially in Asia, pay their workers so little?

I remember when Miller wanted to put a plant around here. Local businesses did not want Miller here because they would put pressure on what wages are paid around here. Miller would have paid $15-$20 when the minimum wage was $3.35.

Workers would have been better off and able to buy things but business didn't like the competition.

So, with that mind set, how can we ever expect to raise good paying jobs here in the U.S.?

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andy33

Feb-17-14 6:07 AM

Exactly!!!!

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