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Democrats face test

June 17, 2013

Democrats in Congress may well be facing a test of whether their allegiance is primarily to Americans and the nation’s ideals — or party loyalty....

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Pards13

Jun-21-13 9:35 AM

I saw Clarence Otis of Darden this morning and he parsed his words very carefully. It would not be the first time someone was dragged over the coals for speaking out his thoughts on what is happening to his company. If you disagree with someone then beat them until they shut up. What a shame as it seems that is politics as usual.

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usedtolivethere

Jun-21-13 8:26 AM

T...translation: you're right and I'm wrong. Thank you very much

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TiredOfTax

Jun-20-13 7:55 PM

U. talk or not... I do not do the progressives assignments!

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TiredOfTax

Jun-20-13 7:54 PM

DEMOCRAT OWNED! Remember that in October and even more a year from November! Democrats cheered and high-fived each other in the House chamber after lawmakers voted 220 to 215 to pass the landmark measure at 11:12 p.m. A lone GOPer, Rep. Joseph Cao of Louisiana, backed the bill, while 39 Dems defected.

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usedtolivethere

Jun-20-13 7:12 PM

T, you're so predictable. You always find a way to dodge the question.

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TiredOfTax

Jun-20-13 1:54 PM

yeah it is the carpal tunnel that makes my hands stiff... hard to type without hitting a lot of other keys. You know it comes from working for a living, earning my own way, paying my own bills. Not on the government gravy train... either one, working or welfare you pick!

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Pards13

Jun-20-13 11:27 AM

I'm too busy looking for another job to answer any questions.

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usedtolivethere

Jun-20-13 8:21 AM

or better yet, how about an original thought? Leave all the right wing blogs out of it and come up with something on your own. It's very transparent when you plagiarize because what you "borrow" sounds so much more grammatically correct than what you write

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usedtolivethere

Jun-20-13 8:19 AM

TOT, would you please cut and paste a response to my question?

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TiredOfTax

Jun-19-13 6:30 PM

When Regal Entertainment Group (RGC) in April blamed ObamaCare for the fact that it was cutting some of its workers' hours, backers of the law mounted a furious backlash against the theater chain, among other things filling its Facebook page with boycott threats. "Greed and selfishness make me sick," one of them said.

Darden Restaurants (DRI) felt this intense heat last year after suggesting it might shift to more part-time work to minimize the cost of the law's mandate that companies offer coverage to all their full-time workers. CEO Clarence Otis even blamed its lowered outlook for 2013 in part on "recent negative media coverage" over "how we might accommodate health care reform."

Yet while private companies are getting all this unwelcome and hostile attention, local governments across the country have been quietly doing exactly the same thing — cutting part-time hours specifically so they can skirt ObamaCare's costly employer mandate.

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TiredOfTax

Jun-19-13 6:24 PM

"If the small businesses' fears are reasonable, then it could mean that the small business sector grows slower than what economic conditions otherwise would indicate. And small businesses have been a growth engine in the economy," Friedman told CNBC. Forty-one percent of the businesses surveyed have frozen hiring because of the health-care law known as Obamacare. And almost one-fifth—19 percent— answered "yes" when asked if they had "reduced the number of employees you have in your business as a specific result of the Affordable Care Act."

The poll was taken by 603 owners whose businesses have under $20 million in annual sales.

Another 38 percent of the small business owners said they "have pulled back on their plans to grow their business" because of Obamacare.

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Pards13

Jun-19-13 9:07 AM

Yes there are few jobs left for a strong back and a weak mind. The requirements for most decent paying jobs require some mental capacity. The 40% that did not graduate high school had an opportunity and they squandered it. There are opportunities out there but you have to be willing. Mommy and Daddy can't do it for you. An example is nursing. RN can earn between 50 and 100k depending what they do. Strong back and a strong mind. There are others but they are not available to someone that is unwilling to try. As far as jobs that went to China look at any item they make multiply that by a factor of 3 to 4 and ask yourself this question, would I want to pay 3 to 4 times what it cost now? If the answer is no then that job is gone no matter what.Many companies went overseas out of preservation not to bloat profits. Easy to demonize.

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usedtolivethere

Jun-19-13 8:42 AM

still waiting a response on my jobs for the poor statements but it's easier to trash Obama than ity is to respond to me. Typical. Should I further explain what I wrote? Let me know. I'm looking for a meaningful exchange, not some partisan drivel

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TiredOfTax

Jun-19-13 7:12 AM

There is no need to go off on OBAMA! Everyone in the world can see failure. He is going to be the picture at the heading in the definition of failure. It is record failure, complete and utter failure.

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drugsrus

Jun-18-13 9:13 PM

ToT -even though the piece is titled "Dems face test" - don't throw usedto and swizzer's savior Barry Soetoro under the bus. That would be racist. And he is way above that - he is the anointed one. After all who can complain that he is about to spend another $100 million of our money on a family vacation to the homeland.

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usedtolivethere

Jun-18-13 6:02 PM

TOT, nice response to my querry. At least you didn't go off on the President, yet

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gville70

Jun-18-13 5:23 PM

Another barf article from right wing LH..

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TiredOfTax

Jun-18-13 1:33 PM

RS you and Used have many things in common. You have said nothing in any of your posts to bolster your side. And another that stands out is you can put me down for disagree on every post and likely every post to come. You see the twist here is you guys have gone off on a tangent... just what you hate to see and seem to enjoy it as it isn't about "Democrats face tests" they have been tested for the past 5 years, they have to the casual observer failed miserably. But then under a microscope they look even worse!

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rschweizer

Jun-18-13 12:35 PM

Ron1960, good point. After the 2012 presidential election, I saw a lady wearing a t-shirt that read:

'Mitt Romney lose the election because he promised jobs that did't exist to people who didn't want them.'

If that's anything telling about the minimum-wage jobs Mr. Romney would have grown, thanks to his best friends at Wal-Mart.

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rschweizer

Jun-18-13 12:24 PM

MrBoB: 'Progressives will always tell you what they fear. In this case it's the TEA party.'

Really? It didn't seem like they were that much of a threat in 2010 or 2012.

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Pards13

Jun-18-13 12:19 PM

Correction:There are many other types of good(s) that are the same situation

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Pards13

Jun-18-13 12:11 PM

I guess it comes down to what you have to do. If you don't like your situation work to change it, don't just sit their and say poor little old me. Many of those jobs that went some where else were going to disappear anyway. No one wanted to pay $100 for a pair of dress gloves so they had to go off shore. There are many other types of good that are the same situation.

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usedtolivethere

Jun-18-13 11:05 AM

Of coourse working four jobs would lend itself to many opportunities to find something better. All kinds of free time. Explain that

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usedtolivethere

Jun-18-13 11:03 AM

So let's send more jobs to China, increasing the wealth of the wealthiest, and create more low paying jobs so these people in need of help have more oppoprtunities to get themselves to the middle class? Duhhhhh

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Scarecrow57

Jun-18-13 10:51 AM

Do you know why there are all of these low paying jobs? Because the Government enables them to be low paying. Take away the assistance and those people will work to get better jobs and won't accept the low paying jobs. Food Stamps, medicaid, and all the rest make these people working those jobs comfortable and they therefore have no incentive to do better.

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