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(Washington Examiner)   Wages fall for the only the 5th time in 33 years. Don't worry, Obamacare will make up the difference   (washingtonexaminer.com) divider line 191
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2012-07-02 04:30:56 PM  
It's funny how policy decisions by conservatives get blamed on democrats when they have a negative outcome.
 
2012-07-02 04:32:54 PM  
submittertroll seems to score a lot of greenlights lately.
 
2012-07-02 04:35:33 PM  
That's right, McRibbongo's health care reform from 3 years ago caused your company to cut your pay because.. uhm.. socializm
 
2012-07-02 04:46:08 PM  
Remember the last time there was a Republican President, majority in Congress, and majority in the Supreme Court? Remember how awesome everything was then, with a thriving peacetime economy, we were respected internationally, and social issues evaporated due to effective governance?

I believe they were called The Good Olde Days (C)*

/* Does not apply to minorities, women, or those earning under $300k/year
 
2012-07-02 04:54:25 PM  
The obvious solution is tax cuts for the job creators. It'll trickle down
 
2012-07-02 04:59:06 PM  
Wow, the rare subby double troll. Nice.
 
2012-07-02 05:04:53 PM  

Mugato: submittertroll seems to score a lot of greenlights lately.


Once you've been around as long as I have, you n00b, you'll see that this is common here and not a new phenomenon.
 
2012-07-02 05:18:56 PM  
Does this mean deflation is going to be an issue soon?
 
2012-07-02 05:37:20 PM  

Aar1012: The obvious solution is tax cuts for the job creators. It'll trickle down


Eliminate the minimum wage; make it impossible for unions to collectively bargain for wages; reduce government regulations governing workplace safety...

Did I mention outsource everything?

But no, it must be Obama's fault.
 
2012-07-02 06:18:12 PM  
I'll just leave this here.

0.tqn.com

Considering the Iraq and Afghan Wars, in addition to the Great Recession, President Obama's been doing pretty good.
 
2012-07-02 06:31:22 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Aar1012: The obvious solution is tax cuts for the job creators. It'll trickle down

Eliminate the minimum wage; make it impossible for unions to collectively bargain for wages; reduce government regulations governing workplace safety...

Did I mention outsource everything?


We're striving to become the next Mexico. We're going to concentrate the wealth of the country into so few hands that most of the country will live in abject poverty. And then, I guess we'll start running across the border into Canada, hoping for a better life.

/The Great Screwing continues...
 
2012-07-02 07:02:07 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: It's funny how policy decisions by conservatives get blamed on democrats when they have a negative outcome.


As a federal worker under a multi-year pay freeze, I think I know where the blame lies.

Then again, he's actually cut spending instead of talking about it which last happened in the Clinton era.

On the other hand, it's the GOP that says I don't contribute enough to my pension and health benefits. Let's see: taxes, health care, retirement savings and... TADA - 51% of my check is gone already.



/I'm sure someone will spin that all away shortly.
 
2012-07-02 07:17:08 PM  
i.qkme.me

/subby
 
2012-07-02 07:22:05 PM  

beta_plus: [i.qkme.me image 424x320]

/subby


/No shame
 
2012-07-02 07:23:34 PM  
Yeah, there's no way making health insurance more accessible or affordable could possibly help when people aren't making as much.

/yeah, the two things are unrelated
//it's just funny that it works even if they weren't
 
2012-07-02 07:24:08 PM  
grasping_for_straws.jpg
 
2012-07-02 07:24:13 PM  
Gee... it's almost as if there is a political party that has been trying to scare the shiat out of businesses and telling them not to hire people because...
 
2012-07-02 07:25:11 PM  
Trollmitter; Of course, the answer is to eliminate the minimum wage. That's a sure way to increase the average wages.
 
2012-07-02 07:28:31 PM  
Doubtful, but it will save and extend a hell of a lot of lives.
 
2012-07-02 07:34:17 PM  
When were the other 4 times?
 
2012-07-02 07:35:19 PM  
ObamacareTax is there nothing this great big wonderful law that smells of unicorn farts, looks like the emerald city and tastes like nyan cat can't do.

I mean seriously. It's just like John Roberts is licking my balls while Nancy Pelosi is sucking my cock and BHO is fingering my anus.

HEAVEN
 
2012-07-02 07:37:33 PM  
In the latest demonstration of the struggling economy that threatens President Obama's reelection, average weekly wages fell in 2011, one of only five declines since the category was created in 1978 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This is a demonstration of corporations taking advantage of high unemployment in order to squeeze their employees even harder. With over a trillion dollars in cash reserves and record high profits American businesses are cutting the wages of American workers.

Average Fortune 500 CEO Now Paid 380 Times As Much As The Average Worker.
 
2012-07-02 07:38:08 PM  

Welfare Xmas: ObamacareTax is there nothing this great big wonderful law that smells of unicorn farts, looks like the emerald city and tastes like nyan cat can't do.

I mean seriously. It's just like John Roberts is licking my balls while Nancy Pelosi is sucking my cock and BHO is fingering my anus.

HEAVEN


Do you have health insurance? Do you plan to get it in the next couple years? Good, no tax for you.
 
2012-07-02 07:38:10 PM  
When wages aren't dropping, they're stagnant.

fark you subby.
 
2012-07-02 07:40:55 PM  
Yes, why didn't this health care reform increase wages?
 
2012-07-02 07:41:10 PM  
So, if I understand the situation correctly:

1. The Job Creators (all blessings be upon Them) are enjoying the lowest tax rates in 80 years
2. Jobs are being created (from TFA), but wages are dropping

Therefore, the Job Creators must be keeping our f*cking money, right?
 
2012-07-02 07:45:17 PM  
Subby, how can you continue to ignore all this wonderful Hope n Change? You must be racist.
 
2012-07-02 07:46:48 PM  
Yet, grammar skills seem to fall on a daily basis
 
2012-07-02 07:49:00 PM  

born_yesterday: Remember the last time there was a Republican President, majority in Congress, and majority in the Supreme Court? Remember how awesome everything was then, with a thriving peacetime economy, we were respected internationally, and social issues evaporated due to effective governance?

I believe they were called The Good Olde Days (C)*

/* Does not apply to minorities, women, or those earning under $300k/year


The year 2006 was doing fine. The crash was 08ish when dems controlled Congress.
 
2012-07-02 07:49:22 PM  
Righties have built up such a mythology over ACA that they themselves can't even keep straight what it is or what it does. Reminds me of the robot elders from Futurama.

Fry: "Back away, or I'll ... I'll breathe fire on you!"
Robot Elder 1: "Wait, can they do that or did we make that up?"
Robot Elder 2: "I think that was from that stupid movie."
 
2012-07-02 07:49:37 PM  
meh, wages are overrated, you should just feel proud to be part of a prosperous team.

even if you aren't the one prospering.

Vote Republican.
 
2012-07-02 07:50:24 PM  

Eshman: beta_plus: [i.qkme.me image 424x320]

/subby

/No shame


You sound like you submitted this with a funnier headline.
 
2012-07-02 07:50:50 PM  
Yes, wages are dropping. Clearly this is the fault of HEALTH CARE REFORM.

/teatard logic
 
2012-07-02 07:51:56 PM  
Please remember that everything is Bush's fault. He damaged everything and it can't be fixed because Bush!
 
2012-07-02 07:52:13 PM  

Empty Matchbook: Yeah, there's no way making health insurance more accessible or affordable could possibly help when people aren't making as much.

/yeah, the two things are unrelated
//it's just funny that it works even if they weren't


More affordable? Sebelius is damping up costs by making basic coverage a wish list. The plans have all increased in prices. No catastrophic care, no change in costs based on anything but cigarette use (you get to pay for obese diabetes medicine, hizzah!)... Where is this more affordable part? The costs of Aca is 1 trillion over 10, notice I said costs and not budgetary effects.
 
2012-07-02 07:52:54 PM  

MyRandomName: The year 2006 was doing fine. The crash was 08ish when dems controlled Congress.


The collapse due to MBS began a long time before 2008. But nice deflection on the "HURRR DURR DEMS CONTROLLED CONGRESS".
 
2012-07-02 07:53:43 PM  

Welfare Xmas: Please remember that everything is Bush's fault. He damaged everything and it can't be fixed because Bush!


neither Bush or President Obama pay my wages.

whats your point?
 
2012-07-02 07:54:04 PM  

fringedmyotis: So, if I understand the situation correctly:

1. The Job Creators (all blessings be upon Them) are enjoying the lowest tax rates in 80 years
2. Jobs are being created (from TFA), but wages are dropping

Therefore, the Job Creators must be keeping our f*cking money, right?


"our money?". What did you do to deserve the money of others? Money is not collective.
 
2012-07-02 07:56:14 PM  

MyRandomName: The year 2006 was doing fine. The crash was 08ish when dems controlled Congress.


Dems controlled Congress in 2006, you dolt!

You usually pump and dump better than that. Want to give it another go? Go out and come back in again. We'll start from the top. Ready? Your line is "HERPPITY DERPPITY DOO!" And....go!
 
2012-07-02 07:56:39 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: That's right, McRibbongo's health care reform from 3 years ago caused your company to cut your pay because.. uhm.. socializm


In this case, it's more like magic.
 
2012-07-02 07:57:11 PM  

YoungSwedishBlonde: MyRandomName: The year 2006 was doing fine. The crash was 08ish when dems controlled Congress.

The collapse due to MBS began a long time before 2008. But nice deflection on the "HURRR DURR DEMS CONTROLLED CONGRESS".


But your argument is now it started under bush? Please point out the day and year since you seem so knowledgeable.
 
2012-07-02 07:57:18 PM  

Welfare Xmas: Please remember that everything is Bush's fault. He damaged everything and it can't be fixed because Bush!


Deflections, deflections everywhere and not a job creator raising wages to be found.
 
2012-07-02 07:58:04 PM  
FTFA: "It's a 13-year-old kid saying stuff that he had heard for a long time."

That just about sums up the entirety of conservative ideology for all time. I don't mean "American Conservatism." I mean anything conservative. The Mayans had it, and the Persians had it, and the Greeks and Romans, too. Every failed civilization had exactly one thing in common prior to the downfall: no-holds-barred conservatism.

The quickest and most direct method for the destruction of a nation is to entrust its future to conservatives.
 
2012-07-02 07:58:33 PM  

Mugato: submittertroll seems to score a lot of greenlights lately.


It's because Drew Curtis (the owner of Fark) get's more page hits, and therefore more advertising dollars when he runs these right-wing troll articles.
 
2012-07-02 07:59:16 PM  

MyRandomName: fringedmyotis: So, if I understand the situation correctly:

1. The Job Creators (all blessings be upon Them) are enjoying the lowest tax rates in 80 years
2. Jobs are being created (from TFA), but wages are dropping

Therefore, the Job Creators must be keeping our f*cking money, right?

"our money?". What did you do to deserve the money of others? Money is not collective.


until it's debt, then it's per capita or some other scary talking point.
or are you suggesting that the money our gov't owes isn't our money & therefore the children of tomorrow are safe?
 
2012-07-02 07:59:36 PM  
Years upon years of burnt offerings in the form of tax cuts to the wealthy Job Creators (Creators be praised), and we get this.
 
2012-07-02 07:59:45 PM  
Before reading the article: "I bet this is about a wage drop in real dollars opposed to some relatively intelligent metric, like whether wages matched inflation".

After reading the article: "...yep".
 
2012-07-02 07:59:53 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: MyRandomName: The year 2006 was doing fine. The crash was 08ish when dems controlled Congress.

Dems controlled Congress in 2006, you dolt!

You usually pump and dump better than that. Want to give it another go? Go out and come back in again. We'll start from the top. Ready? Your line is "HERPPITY DERPPITY DOO!" And....go!


Such a valid response. Have anything of intelligence to add. Or is personal attacks the only defense of the left these days. I wasn't aware that economic effects transitioned on swear in dates. I was pointing out the fact that the recession is not solely blamed on bush. But your obvious ignorance begs to differ. Please point to the explicit bush policy that started the recession.
 
2012-07-02 07:59:54 PM  

casual disregard: FTFA: "It's a 13-year-old kid saying stuff that he had heard for a long time."

That just about sums up the entirety of conservative ideology for all time. I don't mean "American Conservatism." I mean anything conservative. The Mayans had it, and the Persians had it, and the Greeks and Romans, too. Every failed civilization had exactly one thing in common prior to the downfall: no-holds-barred conservatism.

The quickest and most direct method for the destruction of a nation is to entrust its future to conservatives.


Hrm....wrong thread. Whups!
 
2012-07-02 08:03:22 PM  

rnld: When were the other 4 times?


This.

/curious
 
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