March 18, 2010 10:52:00 AM
Mr. James Hunt seems to have done some cogitating on the job situation at The W and elsewhere. Years ago, when NAFTA was proposed and became law, I (and probably hundreds of others) saw jobs moving overseas/out of the country. The only end result could be people out of work which leads to a recession, or depression if you are one of those out of work.
When Mississippi''s teachers demanded and received raises to put their salaries on a par with the Southeast average, again I saw problems on the near horizon. I have friends and relatives in the teaching profession, but I still think that what we pay our teachers should not be determined by what other states are paying theirs but what we can afford.
Unions and raises in the minimum wage share a part of the blame also. There is one common thread in all these reasons, and that is the federal government. Democrats are to blame for part of the problem (unions and minimum wage meddling) and Republicans pushed NAFTA.
Hopefully one day soon voters and politicians will understand that the government that governs best governs least. That is a huge reason why Obamacare should not be passed by Congress, especially by the method ("deemed" passed) that Speaker Pelosi has said she''ll use. We do need healthcare reform, but this ain''t the way to do it or what should be done.
Cameron Triplett, Brooksville
T.E.Williams commented at 3/18/2010 6:16:00 PM:
Obama and his cast of idiots should spend a lot more time on jobs and high fuel prices instead of the "health care bill" that will break the country. He needs to have all the oil executives in front of a congressional committee and explain why we have to pay so much for oil and fuel.Start drilling for oil on our soil and stop being dependent on foreign countries that don't even like the USA.Fuel prices effect everything we do in life and everything we buy.People have to save money to buy gas to go to work and cut back on going out and trying to have a good time with their families. I would love to see a nation wide boycott of the gas companies. Start with one company and boycott anything they have their name on for a month. Their storage tanks would fill up and with no one to send it to, they would have to drop prices to get rid of it.These companies could set a price per gallon at $1.75 a gallon and still make a big profit. Lower prices would mean people would be able to travel more and buy more.Obama needs to do away with NAFTA!!! That was the biggest goof this country has made in a long time,except for electing this clown! These companies that have gone overseas need to be taxed so high that they could not make a profit off hard working AMERICANS.These taxes could go toward the national debt that our children are going to have to deal with.I could say a lot more,but my blood pressure is geting high. Wake up AMERICA! Let's take our country back!
KJ commented at 3/22/2010 12:03:00 PM:
About the price of milk...everyone knows that extensive geological surveys have to be done to locate milk-bearing cows. It's not like you can just find them out standing in a field anyplace along almost any rural highway in the country. No, the best milk-producing fields are thousands of feet underneath the ocean. In order to get this milk, companies have to invest a billion or so dollars up front to build a milk platform in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico and hope that the milk is where they think it is. Only after spending billions of dollars will they be able to pull milk out of these fields, transport it to milk refineries, and turn it into something that we can safely consume with breakfast cereals. Still, the price of a gallon of milk is too high. "These companies could set a price per gallon at $1.75 a gallon and still make a big profit." Of course they could. It's so obvious.
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