cwaltz

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  • cwaltz commented on the blog post Neocons Want To Try Nation-Building In Iraq Again

    2014-11-19 11:23:42View | Delete

    It takes a special kind of stupid for someone to believe that we’re preventing war by waging war in regions like Iraq.

    Then again these are the same people who can’t seem to follow the idea that the IOUs in the Trust fund are essentially the same IOUs the chinese and banks have or the idea that wages are not directly related to prices, profits are. The reality is any economy is redistribution its just a matter of whether you want the robber barons to redistribute or the government(which we still might have a slight chance of influencing.)

  • cwaltz commented on the blog post Neocons Want To Try Nation-Building In Iraq Again

    2014-11-19 10:38:51View | Delete

    What I find interesting is the same people that are so opposed to the US government interfering in social policies here to benefit people (ie programs like universal health care, food stamps, guaranteed income, etc, etc) because …….socialism…..have no problem with their tax money being distributed in other countries to nation build. Apparently spending the taxes in this country is “socialism” but if it goes to Iraq or Syria to create a specific culture then income redistribution is a okay. Maybe the poors of some of more impoverished regions should secede so that nation building could occur here?

  • cwaltz commented on the blog post Burying My Father Who Was One of My Biggest Fans

    2014-11-18 17:30:00View | Delete

    I’m sorry for your loss. His legacy lives on in you though.

  • With all due respect

    Adolph Hitler, Ghengis Khan, Vlad the Impaler………I think you take license when you make comments that say “worse then men.”

  • I’ve become immune to the name calling. As a matter of fact I can’t wait to see if they can top calling me a racist bitter v@gina like they did in 2008.

  • It’s always amusing when people get politics backwards. It’s a politician’s responsibility to represent it’s constituency, not the other way around. I don’t owe the Democrats my vote. They get to earn it. And if they want to earn it then they better do a damn site better than passing the Heritage plan and whining about obstructionist Republicans.

    As for placing mud in Obama’s eye, I’d say that considering he’s been doing that to the left for nigh on 6 years, it’s about time he gets a taste of his own medicine.

  • Obama described himself as a “moderate Republican.” I mean you can’t get any clearer than that.

  • It’s trending downward. The millenials are getting to party like it’s 1995(which is exactly where homeownership is.)

    http://dsnews.com/news/07-30-2014/home-ownership-rate-dips-lowest-level-almost-two-decades

  • cwaltz commented on the blog post Election Night Live Blog

    2014-11-04 17:46:01View | Delete

    Probably not any worse than having a Democratic Senator insist that he’ll be “saving” Social security by cutting it. I voted for Sarvis. Warner can kiss my backside.

  • Who the hell can tell anymore where inflation is? The Fed is using the PCE which is radically different in its results to the CPI. I will say this my housing expense isn’t 15% of my budget and during the housing peak it was not uncommon to hear that people were spending upwards to half [...]

  • cwaltz commented on the blog post The Roundup for October 29th, 2014

    2014-10-30 07:16:55View | Delete

    It’s the nurse who was quarantined in NJ. She was allowed out of quarantine to travel back to Maine.

  • cwaltz commented on the diary post Setting Up The Students by anotherquestion.

    2014-10-25 05:55:05View | Delete

    Careful what you wish for. The reality is that the value of a college degree is also subject to the laws of supply and demand. If everyone has a college degree then it loses its value as a means to command better pay. I suspect that’s part of the reason that there has been some [...]

  • cwaltz commented on the blog post “We cannot afford that!”

    2014-10-09 11:26:57View | Delete

    Small employers were shifting away from paying for health insurance PRIOR to the ACA though because of cost It was one of the many reasons the government took on regulating health care.

    Mind you I think the government did a crappy job with the health care dilemna however, government wasn’t the problem, the health care market was.

  • cwaltz commented on the blog post Wal-Mart Kills Benefits For Part-Time Workers

    2014-10-08 17:32:32View | Delete

    I suspect they are hoping some of the part time employees will help provide a revenue stream since they collect a commission when they direct people to DIRECT HEALTH, a health insurance portal that they have partnered with.

    Won’t be surprised if it doesn’t work out the way they plan it to either. They don’t seem to recognize that most of their employees work their because their options or limited, not because they like or trust the retailer.

  • cwaltz commented on the blog post Wal-Mart Kills Benefits For Part-Time Workers

    2014-10-08 17:24:50View | Delete

    justasking will never admit that corporate behavior drives government to regulate, not the other way around.

    I disagree with ACA but I am at least reality based enough to recognize that when over half of bankruptcies are of a medical nature(and that of that half 75% had insurance) or when you hear how insurance companies were throwing people off their insurance when they contract diseases and actually needed to use it, and when you recognize millions didn’t have access to any sort of insurance that the health care/insurance market isn’t functioning and IT is responsible for the fact that regulation was created. It didn’t happen in a vacuum and I’m not going to let revisionists who want to play political games say different. You can only solve problems when you are honest about how and where they originate.

  • cwaltz commented on the blog post Wal-Mart Kills Benefits For Part-Time Workers

    2014-10-08 17:16:48View | Delete

    Oh and as for the government intervention making things “worse off” that is largely a subjective statement. Just like in any capitalist market solution these days there are winners and losers.

    I daresay someone who was unable to get health insurance to cover long term care for chronic conditions prior to this law would agree with you.

    The market isn’t your friend, it considers you a wallet and once empty it will discard you accordingly.

  • cwaltz commented on the blog post Wal-Mart Kills Benefits For Part-Time Workers

    2014-10-08 17:13:02View | Delete

    That isn’t true at all. The reason ACA was passed was because millions of people had absolutely no access to health care and more and more employers were dropping health care because of cost.

    You’re revising history again.

    I don’t particularly care for this President or his health care plan but I refuse to blame him for the “market” which was already broken long before ACA was passed. He just so happened to pick a solution that didn’t work. No surprise there since his solution was to let the health care industry “fix” the problems and I suspect he was hoping to do it in a way that didn’t permanently place the cost on the federal government because…….deficits.

  • cwaltz commented on the blog post Wal-Mart Kills Benefits For Part-Time Workers

    2014-10-08 12:01:08View | Delete

    He/She does appear to recognize it as compensation.

    I do find it ironic though that Obama is getting the blame for a decision that Walmart made. Apparently, accountability is only for the little people.

  • cwaltz commented on the blog post Wal-Mart Kills Benefits For Part-Time Workers

    2014-10-08 11:55:58View | Delete

    Well don’t you worry, they’re going to be hiring THIS YEAR. They’re going to be attracting labor with all the benefits they aren’t offering them. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I have to wonder what exactly they are teaching at business schools because it sure as heck doesn’t seem to be common sense.

  • cwaltz commented on the blog post Wal-Mart Kills Benefits For Part-Time Workers

    2014-10-08 11:54:10View | Delete

    Sure: that’s how the market operates. If you want people to come work for you then you must offer sufficient compensation to attract them

    Well then you need to stop pretending that this is all about ACA and more about a market environment. Just because the government says I can drop health care for anyone who works under 30 hours doesn’t mean I HAVE TO.

    Walmart made a choice. I’m sick to death of businesses sloughing off their choices as the fault of government. It’s amazing the same damn entities that are all about preaching personal responsibility to the populace can’t seem to take ownership of their own darn decisions.

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