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Getting less for our money

February 3, 2014

Assuming President Barack Obama means what he says — more than an idle concern, in view of his record — Americans are about to get a lot less for the tax dollars they send to Washington....

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Worldview

Feb-03-14 5:47 AM

1160 GROSS a month at minimum wage. I cannot understand why more people are not taking those jobs. Lazy freeloaders. That is more than enough to pay for rent, gas, medical, education, and even should have 2 or 3 dollars left over for entertainment.

Republican mantra is still solid. Give a bigger tax break to the job creators - the billionaires - the 1% who pay 14%. Show no compassion for the poor, the immigrants, the medically harnessed, the single mothers etc etc. What a disgrace. They are mostly White and religous too, but they do not give a hoot for the disadvantaged. Get a Job is thier answer or get a husband if your a single Mom or leave my country you bunch of freeloaders. Sad

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chadk66

Feb-03-14 8:58 AM

The scariest part is individuals like worldview are allowed to vote. no wonder this country is in the shape it's in.

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GoInPeace

Feb-03-14 9:24 AM

Math seems to a problem with righties these days.They say by increasing the wage it will make thing higher.DUH BIG TIME.What are the folks making in Minot wal-mart and Mcdonalds.That shoots that down the toilet.What do you think the ACA is about.Duh again.Affordable health care.Yep,People need to eat when they are out of work.How many jobs bill has the blockers said no to?MANY.It probably would help if you righties stop sitting on your brains and come up for air.Better yet,I heard jonestown is available for the righties to rent.Goinpeace

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redneck

Feb-03-14 10:29 AM

well i say keep your pants on if you cant be responsable and get another job that is what succesful people do with the spare time they have, not sitting around smoking dope, it is all choices be accountable. if a person lives their life by these rules , they know what it takes to build something and usually doent blame others for the problems in their lives.

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redneck

Feb-03-14 11:08 AM

and one more thing ambition is free, just get off your but and spend time building instead of b i t c h i n g

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FreedomRings

Feb-03-14 11:14 AM

Make the minimum wage 20$ with all the increases we will ultimately pay at the cash register and;

Unemjoyment will still be too high as WORK is just another 'four letter' word.

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redneck

Feb-03-14 12:52 PM

i think it has to do with your overall demeanor. do you listen to the stuff you say.

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ProgressiveLiberal

Feb-03-14 1:33 PM

h.t.t.p://wwwf(dot)raisetheminimumwage(dot)com/facts/entry/amount-with-inflation/

Raising the minimum wage will destroy as many jobs as cutting taxes on the "job" creators created.

Obama's $10.10 per hour is merely what the minimum wage should be if it had only kept up with inflation.

Good job MDN on your daily Crusade against Obama. What a hateful newspaper.

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redneck

Feb-03-14 1:43 PM

im all for raising the wage but lets do for everybody then, wheat should be at 18.00 dollars a bushel and corn at 12.00 sounds good to me oil should be at about 220.00 a barrel and gass will be at 8.00 dollars a gallon i like it

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MarkHighwater

Feb-03-14 4:18 PM

I think the trickle Reagan spoke of 30 years ago is coming...hold on to your hats folks...haha....Socialism for the rich...Capitalism for the rest.

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MarkHighwater

Feb-03-14 4:22 PM

Henry Ford began paying his workers a minimum of $15 an hour! (It was $5 for an eight hour day – which would be worth $116.48 now.) That's right – in a much poorer America, one without TV, radio, phones or House of Cards on demand, Ford could afford it. In fact, Ford later said, he couldn't afford not to: "The owner, the employees, and the buying public are all one and the same, and unless an industry can so manage itself as to keep wages high and prices low it destroys itself, for otherwise it limits the number of its customers. One’s own employees ought to be one’s own best customers."

Tell THAT to anyone who says we can't afford a minimum wage of $15 here in 2014 – 100 years later, in a country about eight times as rich per person. The CEOs will scream and weep now just like they did then, and just like then they'll be wrong. Not only would it not destroy American businesses, it might be the only thing that can save them

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redneck

Feb-03-14 5:05 PM

that makes good sense mark do that with your business and tell how it works for you.

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GoInPeace

Feb-03-14 5:20 PM

I think the wage should be doubled.I mean if the oil and gas companies can double the price of propane in less that two weeks I think we should be able too.Goinpeace

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BeautifulDay

Feb-03-14 5:28 PM

Every time I read the comments on an article that references social programs or any betterment for the working class poor I am unpleasantly reminded how very many people are so ignorant and unappreciative of their circumstances. How many of you take for granted that all of these people you enjoy complaining about and judging have had all the opportunities you have had? It's much easier to sit back and presume that those who need help just don't have as much ambition or responsibility as you do. I don't care what political affiliation you hold, humanity, logic, and intelligence are three more th I don't care what political affiliation you hold, humanity, logic, and intelligence are three more things that are free to all of us. And yet, they seem to be in terribly short supply. Are there people who abuse social programs? Of course there are. Should those who need that help be punished for the actions of a few? Of course they shouldn't.

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BeautifulDay

Feb-03-14 5:29 PM

Take a look at your life and stop assuming that having enough to eat, the opportunity to finish high school, a bed, heat, freedom from various forms of abuse, etc. are circumstances afforded to everyone. They aren’t. And stop assuming you’d have done better in their situation.

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abby123

Feb-03-14 5:55 PM

The one thing we can all agree with on the title of this article " getting less for your money" is what's happening to the subscribers of the MDN.

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redneck

Feb-03-14 6:00 PM

good job beautifulday now how do we get them off there buts and take care of themselves, this is america anybody can make it here just go to work.

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redneck

Feb-03-14 6:03 PM

and if you people are working to hard i will stop you and let you take a break

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JustaMan

Feb-03-14 7:12 PM

BeautifulDay Feb-03-14 5:28 PM

Really good post!

Whenever I read an anonymous poster say "they", "them" or "their", I always wonder who they are talking about.

I wonder how much actual time has been spent with anyone in those categories...What true & actual experiences do those opinions draw themselves from?

Anonymity can afford oneself to think they know about something that more than likely comes from anonymous sources. There's no need to verify because there's risk associated with being wrong.

Nothing new about this human behaviour except the huge amounts of misinformed people you can create in under a minute.

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FreedomRings

Feb-03-14 7:37 PM

Oh pleeese let the charades start with garr and his alias VERSITAS, AKA JustaMan.

" Anonymity can afford oneself to think they know about something that more than likely comes from anonymous sources." How profound... Not.

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redneck

Feb-03-14 8:47 PM

from what i see is some people are out doing it and others are dreamers well if i were as smart as some people on here i would own a business and just show how it is done, this is america go do it oh but then you wont have a problem then just how are you going to get your emotional fix or throw your pitty party to tell others about

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OldCat

Feb-03-14 9:55 PM

1963-Manager of local distributer warns labor staff--"If the minimum wage goes up we will have to go out of business." They are still doing business today--this argument is just another bit of fear mongering and does not hold up.

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PoeticJustice16

Feb-04-14 7:04 AM

"Americans are about to get a lot less for the tax dollars they send to Washington."

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N.D. sends ONE DOLLAR to Washington, but gets back TWO DOLLARS.

You people are so busy mooching -- it's a wonder you find time to complain.

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GoInPeace

Feb-04-14 9:36 AM

Coke products, 20 packs are now selling for more than 24 packs in(what we paid) less than a year.It's all good.Goinpeace

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redneck

Feb-04-14 10:33 AM

if the government didnt fund the farmers the general public would pay about 10.00 for a loaf of bread and about 6.00 dollars for a head of lettuce. do the homework and educate yourself before you type

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