"not truly honest or sincere : giving the false appearance of being honest or sincere"
" Ayotte typically votes in lockstep " ...(full comment)
Why a wall? The Khartoum Resolution of September 1, 1967 was issued at the conclusion of 1967 Arab League summit convened in the wake of the Six-Day War, in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. The summit lasted from August 29 to September 1 and was attended by eight Arab heads of state. The resolution called for: a continued state of belligerency with Israel, ending the Arab oil boycott declared during the Six-Day War, an end to the North Yemen Civil War, and economic assistance for Egypt and Jordan. It is famous for containing (in the third paragraph) what became known as the "Three No's": "no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it...is there any wonder that Israel or any state was forced into a defensive policy? ...(full comment)
You should be praising the courage of the thousands of employees whose only demand is to reinstate the CEO who made the company work for EVERYBODY - management, workers at all levels, vendors and customers. Instead your implied sympathies are with the poor stockholders who handed themselves a $400 Billion dividend and the 2 new co-CEOs who are on their way to destroying another perfectly good company (second time around for both of them). ...(full comment)
Wabbit, According to a recent poll at Boston Consulting Group, many US corporations currently based in China are considering the move back home. Reason being, labor costs are on the rise in China; a condition not expected to abate anytime in the near future. That, coupled with US labor now at bargain rates, has provided the lure back to America for many wayward corporations. Not saying it will happen tomorrow, and even if/when it does, things will never be the same. That is, the man with big red Texaco star won't be wiping the windshield on your Olds 88, but the cycle appears headed full-circle. However, I don't see how anyone can call it a Left or Right issue, exclusively. Both parties own this one. ...(full comment)
I find it troubling where both of these candidates were so non-committal on nearly everything. It was a 'community forum', not a dress rehearsal. Their homework on these issues should've been done well in advance. Kass, Dan...the people want to vote for a self-assured candidate who is not afraid to tell it like it is, especially on the major issues of the day. They do not want to vote for a dishrag. FYI. ...(full comment)
Aluminum stocks must be riding high! The fact you call the world's leading national and international science organizations "indoctrination outfits" and do so with a straight face, is simply one more example of exactly how untethered from reality your nonsensical posts, and those of your fellow deniers, really are. Seeing reality as composed of one or more vast conspiracies places you solidly in tin-foil land with the 9-11 Truthers, the Birthers, the John Birch Society, the anti-vacciners, the anti-flouride folks, and the Agenda 21 folks. But then, I believe you have posted nonsense about DDT before. Those who make sense of the world via conspiracy-colored glasses have as their motto: "Abandon rationality, all who enter here". And you're a self-proclaimed "real American" to boot? Recall the adage about patriotism being the last refuge of scoundrels. Only in your own mind. By your example, you continue to make the case that posters here should be required to use their real names. Were that the case, I seriously doubt you'd dare make half the posts you do. ...(full comment)
America works best when we have a good economy. It also works best when we actually create new business and lift folks out of poverty. Instead we are doing the opposite. We make nothing in the US. It is all well and good to state buy American, but the cost to make anything in the US is sky high. The per employer cost now is off the charts, so that cost is passed down to the product. The same will happen if minimum wage is raised too high, your McDees burger will cost more.
The other job killer is the EPA. There are like 186 new mandates coming down that will in fact impact small business.
My daughter is struggling to get her made in America business going. She is worried about expanding it because of what owning a business requires the employer to cover now. If you own a business and the cost of running that business is too high, then your product will in fact need to be high priced to cover your expenses. look at Main Street, small inventories and high prices to make a profit. Go in any store downtown and see how many shoppers are in there.
The left has made it very clear that profit margins should be limited, employers should provide tons of benefits and now laws about what women should be paid is in the mix.
Basically we have an environment that is doing everything in its power to discourage new business.
You cannot state on one hand that we need to create jobs in America, then keep enacting mandates that discourage folks from opening new businesses. The corps will survive, they will go overseas, but small business will take the hit. People buy what they can afford, period. ...(full comment)
Laurie, Many a Southern Belle went from "have" to "have not" status as a result of the Civil War. Judging from your shallow and insipid posts on this forum, it would appear you are currently amongst the "haves". But oh, how I look forward to seeing you descend the grand staircase in your new "Carol Burnett as Scarlett O'Hara" dress made from window drapes. ...(full comment)