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Encouraging People Not to Work

February 8, 2014

We Americans may disagree about how public assistance programs are handled, but nearly all of us are on the same page about one thing: If someone is unable to support himself, we’ll step in, to the......

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Feb-09-14 8:38 AM

and politicians are what they are.nothing more.

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Feb-08-14 7:49 PM


Just post the name of the article!

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Feb-08-14 5:50 PM

R.I.P. Republican credibility: Why their latest blatant lies show they’ve given up:


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Feb-08-14 3:05 PM


Some valid points, but why is it that so many people have to work multiple jobs. According to the "BLS Weekly and hourly earnings data from the Current Population Survey", weekly earnings were lower in 2013 than 2012 or 2011 or 2010 or 2009 or 2008 or 2007. Why is that?

And why would folks retire before Medicare eligibility? Perhaps those who had saved what they thought was adequate only to have the FED reduce interest rates to zero? Thus reducing/eliminating their interest on savings?

In either case if insurance portability was law both cases would most likely still have coverage. Senator Tom Coburn has portability as a feature in his plan.

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Feb-08-14 10:07 AM

Many people who are working second and third jobs to pay for or to get health care will no longer be necessary. Retirees will no longer be required to work jobs just for health care for themselves or their spouses who are not yet eligible for Medicare. Isn't that a good thing?

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Feb-08-14 9:40 AM

"I can understand something like cigarettes and people believe that there's too much smoking, so we put a tax on cigarettes, so people smoke less, and we say that's a good thing. OK. But are we saying we were working too much before? Is that the new argument? I mean make up your mind. We've been complaining for six years now that there's not enough work being done. . . . Even before the recession there was too little work in the economy. Now all of a sudden we wake up and say we're glad that people are working less? We're pursuing our dreams?"

The larger betrayal, Mr. Mulligan argues, is that the same economists now praising the great shrinking workforce used to claim that ObamaCare would expand the labor market."

-Economist Casey Mulligan who helped shape the CBO report (via WSJ).

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Feb-08-14 1:20 AM

I agree..but is it fair for a politician or any other tax payer paid employee to retire because the retirement laws are changing and then come back to work full time after they take their full retirement? of for that matter even if the the didn't retire because the laws are changing? If you retire from public employees service you should not be permitted to return to tax payer paid job with in the public employees sector with pay or eliminate another job by displacement. Nobody gets more free and or cheap welfare and benefits than public employees.

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