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ProSense Feb 2013 OP
MannyGoldstein Feb 2013 #1
ProSense Feb 2013 #2
ProSense Feb 2013 #5
ProSense Feb 2013 #3
ProSense Feb 2013 #4
Scurrilous Feb 2013 #6
ProSense Feb 2013 #7
ProSense Feb 2013 #8
bvar22 Feb 2013 #9
ProSense Feb 2013 #10

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:52 AM

1. To end this depression, we need FDR economics, not Hoover economics

Elected Democrats and Republicans are now merely tussling over which flavor of Hoover we get.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:55 AM

2. Sometimes

"Elected Democrats and Republicans are now merely tussling over which flavor of Hoover we get."

...people just say anything, even if it makes no sense.

6 Game-Changing Ideas In The State Of The Union
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022365997

Raise That Wage

By PAUL KRUGMAN

President Obama laid out a number of good ideas in his State of the Union address. Unfortunately, almost all of them would require spending money — and given Republican control of the House of Representatives, it’s hard to imagine that happening.

One major proposal, however, wouldn’t involve budget outlays: the president’s call for a rise in the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9, with subsequent increases in line with inflation. The question we need to ask is: Would this be good policy? And the answer, perhaps surprisingly, is a clear yes....the current level of the minimum wage is very low by any reasonable standard. For about four decades, increases in the minimum wage have consistently fallen behind inflation, so that in real terms the minimum wage is substantially lower than it was in the 1960s. Meanwhile, worker productivity has doubled. Isn’t it time for a raise?

Now, you might argue that even if the current minimum wage seems low, raising it would cost jobs. But there’s evidence on that question — lots and lots of evidence, because the minimum wage is one of the most studied issues in all of economics. U.S. experience, it turns out, offers many “natural experiments” here, in which one state raises its minimum wage while others do not. And while there are dissenters, as there always are, the great preponderance of the evidence from these natural experiments points to little if any negative effect of minimum wage increases on employment.

<...>

So Mr. Obama’s wage proposal is good economics. It’s also good politics: a wage increase is supported by an overwhelming majority of voters, including a strong majority of self-identified Republican women (but not men). Yet G.O.P. leaders in Congress are opposed to any rise. Why? They say that they’re concerned about the people who might lose their jobs, never mind the evidence that this won’t actually happen. But this isn’t credible...today’s Republican leaders clearly feel disdain for low-wage workers. Bear in mind that such workers, even if they work full time, by and large don’t pay income taxes (although they pay plenty in payroll and sales taxes), while they may receive benefits like Medicaid and food stamps. And you know what this makes them, in the eyes of the G.O.P.: “takers,” members of the contemptible 47 percent who, as Mitt Romney said to nods of approval, won’t take responsibility for their own lives.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/18/opinion/krugman-raise-that-wage.html


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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:07 PM

5. Looks like it's

just you and me.



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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:27 AM

3. No other comments? n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:06 PM

4. Kick! n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:45 PM

6. K & R

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 02:41 PM

7. Thanks. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:23 PM

8. Another. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:57 PM

9. Your requested comment:

2014 will be a very interesting year.

I pray I'm wrong,
but unless the Democratic Party gets Out-in-Front with Up & Running National, Regional, and Local assistance programs to simplify and explain all this to the 40Million - 70Million Americans that will be Mandated into "The Exchange", and the other MILLIONS that will be directly affected,
2014 could easily turn into a chaotic nightmare that produces a lot of angry Americans.

Direct Mailings to each affected American explaining their eligibility, responsibilities, appeal process, and penalties for non-compliance would be good too.

Angry, confused Americans WILL blame the Democratic Party,
because the Republicans will be on every TV gloating,
"Hey. Its not our fault. We voted against it."


Like I said, 2014 WILL be an interesting year.

Most Americans have no idea how this is going to affect them.
I currently purchase our Health Care "self-pay" at our Regional Community Health Center. I scheduled an appointment with the Financial Adviser last month.
She had NO information about eligibility, the application process, costs, benefits, "The Exchange", or penalties.... not a clue.
"Nobody has sent me anything" was her explanation.

The average American on the street knows even less.

Last week, I was voicing my concerns to an office holder on our local Democratic Party. He said, "All you have to do is opt for the Public Option. It'll be just like Medicare"!!!!
...not a clue.


Like I said, 2014 will be an interesting year,
...because if you, the Party Leadership, and the Bureaucrats in Washington expect America to read and understand your OP,
you are mistaken about that too.

Tick,...tick,..tick.









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Response to bvar22 (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 07:26 PM

10. It's going to be

"Most Americans have no idea how this is going to affect them. "

...important to get the information out. A good place to start: http://www.healthcare.gov/marketplace/index.html

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Watch for more information in October 2013

Starting in October, you’ll be able to get information about all the plans available in your area. You’ll be able to enroll yourself, directly through the website, or call a toll-free phone hotline.

If you’re having difficulty finding a plan that meets your needs and budget, there’ll be people available to give you personalized help with your choices. These helpers aren’t associated with any particular plan, and they aren’t on any type of commission, so the help they give you will be completely unbiased.

Coverage from the Marketplace starts in January 2014.

http://www.healthcare.gov/marketplace/about/index.html

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