So with low union membership, and a minimum wage that's considerably lower in inflation-adjusted dollars than it was in the 70's, and relatively low taxes, Tennessee is swimming in jobs, right?
It's 11:35 a.m. Do you know where your business partner is?
Z you've made my point for me. And you would be a republican, right? Can't wait to copy and paste this thread and send it around to my female friends and relatives.
Exactly. "Now little lady, don't worry, we know what's best for you and your lady parts."
Facts, as long as your GOP keeps pandering to the Huckabee and Rand Paul crowd, you own them. They are the GOP.
Eventually gays will be allowed to marry. The police and fire pension issue will be settled before these petitions are voted on, which takes away the argument that this is all about fairness to first responders.
When I was younger, my church taught me that if you got divorced, you could not be a member of the church. If you remarried, you were committing adultery. So, why aren't we talking about the "divorced lifestyle." One isn't born divorced, it's a choice. Why aren't we talking about the cost of providing tax funded benefits to remarried partners? Of course, I decided that my church was full of it and it pretty much cured me of organized religion.
I am certain Conservative is a false Christian.
Let's see, what is the unifying factor for almost all gun crimes?
The perpetrators are men. I think we'd be much better off if only women were allowed to own guns. From a purely statistical point of view.
"Cadre of naysayers?" Has it occurred to you that there are those of us who follow these issues who have spent years studying sound and sane development practices - how have studied what works and what hasn't in other parts of the country? First of all, my guess is that this area will soon be on the table as another TIF district. A type of financing district that has been discontinued in the states where it all began. Why? Because the numbers didn't work out. These districts eroded the tax base to the point that ordinary landowners were shouldering a disproportionate amount of services. Then there is the issue of clawbacks. We don't, apparently, want to "get it in writing." Then there is the possibility of PILOT agreements. At some point one has to begin to wonder how one group of connected developers can build so much, with so little skin in the game. The Aquarium, VW, Downtown - these were all supposed to be catalysts to allow future development to grow organically. Kind of like a pushing off point. It is senseless to subsidize every new large development that comes down the pike. Other communities have finally learned how to, "Just say no." We need to learn from them.
Clue for you Ms. Smith. We Americans knew healthcare in this country was a huge problem. We didn't need anyone to tell us that it was and we certainly don't need you to try to pretend that everything was peachy. Ask around to some of your Republican friends. Ask if they're getting coverage for pre-existing conditions. Ask if they're relieved that $1,000,000 cap is gone. Why dont'cha give your previous opponent a call and see if he'll admit that he's got his grown son on his insurance, now that the cut off age has been raised to 26.
And soaky, every once in awhile you make a good point. Today isn't one of those days. Instead of telling people they don't know anything, why don't you actually read, comprehend and research? You know, build your cred a little bit.
Fairmon, with all due respect, my original point may have been clumsily expressed but where I was going is as follows: We have drugs manufactured overseas. I simply want to know why you and are not supposed to buy them from overseas sources. You do not always have the choice you think you have as to where these drugs come from. A few years back heparin, made in China, was given to patients and killed around 80 I believe. When you are in a hospital and you are given a drug like that you may or may not be in the position to find out where it was made before it was given to you. Check your aspirin bottle. I just did. I'd read that 80% is made in China. The label says simply "distributed by so and so." I don't know for sure where it was manufactured. If you buy a prescription in a bottle you can find out if Abbott Labs manufactured it, but I don't think you can find out where it was made.
Your example of the truck farmer works as far as supply and demand goes.