The scope of the mainstream media’s dialogue regarding this issue is so narrowly focused it concerns me…..hmmm I wonder why their scope of discussion is so narrow? Could it be their funders?!

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DJ Khaled counts down hip-hop’s top 5 earners

The Nation mag: Single-earner households are cheating the government out of tax revenue

Have you ever cleaned your house? Walked your dog? Made a meal for your kids? Well according to the NYT and, more recently, the “progressives” at The Nation, you’ve stolen from the federal government through lost tax revenue, you dirty thief.

From The Nation:

…single-earner households are getting a bonus another way: the labor a mother or father performs in the home caring for a kid or wiping down a counter is unpaid and therefore goes untaxed. When two parents work outside the home and pay someone to watch their children, both those incomes are taxed.

That has got to be the most idiotic group of words to ever form a paragraph. This ins’t progressivism or liberalism as they were once defined. Quite the opposite. This is totalitarianism. This line of reasoning (for lack of a better word) is based on the notion that the government owns you and you must work for it. You are not your own. You and the things you steward belong to the government.

Twitchy has more:

You see, by being a stay at home parent, you are a recipient of government benevolence because your “labor” is not taxed. Funny. We were always under the impression that it was income that was taxed, not labor. But the moonbats are actually arguing that by performing labor without income, you are technically stealing—or at least receiving benefits—from the government. Your labor is not your own.

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Here are a few responses:

anonymous asked:

What are the Arsenal players' salaries for this season random question I know

Here you go! Personally think that, in comparison, Calum’s weekly earnings are substantially low..

anonymous asked:

Why do the most uneducated and/or poor people join the Army?

>Poor and uneducated

Soldiers enlisting are most likely to come from the top 25% of income earners.

Military Recruits outperform civilians their age in testing.

In 2004, 92.1 percent of active-duty officer accessions held baccalaureate degrees or higher.[5] From 2000 to 2005, between 10 percent and 17 percent of active-duty officer accessions held advanced degrees, and between 35 percent and 45 percent of the active-duty officer corps held advanced degrees.[6] This indicates that officers continued their education during the course of their military service.

in the most recent edition of Population Representation in the Military Services, the Department of Defense reported that the mean reading level of 2004 recruits is a full grade level higher than that of the comparable youth population.[8] Fewer than 2 percent of wartime recruits have no high school credentials. Table 2 shows the breakdown for the educational attainment of the wartime recruit cohorts. The national high school graduation rate taken from the Census 2004 ACS is 79.8 percent.

The military defines a “high quality” recruit as one who has scored above the 50th percentile on the AFQT and has a high school diploma. The percentage of high-quality recruits has increased from 57 percent in 2001 to 64 percent in 2005 (67 percent in 2004),[10] indicating not only that the military is accepting intelligent and well-educated recruits, but also that the representation of these recruits has increased strongly since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The minimum wage debate has seen Republicans defending the status quo as they usually do to support corporations over workers in a variety of ways and ludicrous sound bites. We can now add California Rep. Tom McClintock to the list of idiots.

In today’s America, earning ten dollars an hour is not going to really support a family in any meaningful way or be considered a good living wage, but is a necessary step to improve conditions for low-wage earners. However, in Rep. McClintock’s view, raising the minimum wage would not help them and only destroy our entire fabric of employment.
Raw Story:

California Republican Rep. Tom McClintock said on Thursday that the minimum wage should not be raised because low pay was necessary for minorities and other unskilled workers who were not worth more than $7 an hour.

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A series of recent reports from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) make clear the case for why wages have stagnated in the United States.

Before digging into the details, it’s important to note a few things. First off, wage stagnation is not a small problem, it’s something that affects 90% of all workers. As one of the authors of these reports, Lawrence Mishel, says: “Since the late 1970s, wages for the bottom 70 percent of earners have been essentially stagnant, and between 2009 and 2013, real wages fell for the entire bottom 90 percent of the wage distribution.” Second, while the Great Recession made things worse, the problem goes back 35 years. And third, and most importantly, wage stagnation is a matter of choice, not necessity.

Here are five real reasons why wages have stagnated in the United States.

1.  The abandonment of full employment: For a variety of reasons, policy makers largely have focused on keeping inflation rates low, even if that meant high unemployment. A large pool of unemployed workers means companies are under less pressure to offer good wages or benefits in order to attract workers. Since the Great Recession, austerity measures at all levels of government have made this problem worse. EPI says excessive unemployment “has been a key cause of wage inequality, since research shows that high rates of unemployment dampen wage growth more for workers at the bottom of the wage ladder than at the middle, and more at the middle than at the top.”

2. Declining union density: As extreme pro-business interests have pushed policies that lower union membership, the wages of low- and middle-wage workers have stagnated. Higher unionization leads to higher wages, and the decrease in unionization has led to the opposite effect. The decline in the density of workers covered by collective bargaining agreements not only has weakened the ability of unionized workers to fight for their own wages and benefits, but also their ability to set higher standards for nonunion workers. EPI notes: “The decline of unions can explain about a third of the entire growth of wage inequality among men and around a fifth of the growth among women from 1973 to 2007.” Read much more about the connection between the decline of collective bargaining and wage stagnation.

3. Changes in labor market policies and business practices: EPI argues: “A range of changes in what we call labor market policies and business practices have weakened wage growth in recent decades.” Among the numerous changes they describe include: the lowering of the inflation-adjusted value of the federal minimum wage, the decrease in overtime eligibility for workers, increasing wage theft (particularly affecting immigrant workers), misclassification of workers as independent contractors, and declining budgets and staff for government agencies that enforce labor standards.

4. Deregulation of the finance industry and the unleashing of CEOs: The deregulation of finance has contributed to lower wages in several ways, including the shifting of compensation toward the upper end of the spectrum, the use of the financial sector’s political power to favor low inflation over low unemployment as a policy goal, and the deregulation of international capital flows, which has kept policy makers from addressing imbalances, such as the U.S. trade deficit. EPI adds: “Falling top tax rates, preferential tax treatment of stock options and bonuses, failures in corporate governance, and the deregulation of finance all combined to increase the incentive and the ability of well-placed economic actors to claim larger incomes over the past generation.”

5. Globalization policies: Decades spent in pursuit of policies that prioritized corporate interests over worker interests led to lowering of wages for middle- and lower-income workers in the United States. EPI concludes: “International trade has been a clear factor suppressing wages in the middle of the wage structure while providing a mild boost to the top, particularly since 1995.”

EPI has also provided nine charts that lay out the picture of U.S. wage stagnation very clearly.

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As we drive back home from conference, I’m going through my news feed reading all the posts from the It Works Distributors who I follow. Everyone was so blown away with everything about this conference and the awesome bonuses that were introduced. We have a chance to earn every bonus that was introduced and God willing, I’m going to try my hardest to get at least 2 of them!

But as I was listening to the stories of our new Top 100 Money Earners, one person’s story stood out the most and hit home. Ambassador Diamond Melody McFarlane said that she was 50 years old when she started with It Works and it took her 9 years to become a millionaire! Who can become a millionaire in 9 years working for their boss? That was my “Ah Ha” moment at this conference. She showed me that it’s NEVER TOO LATE to reach your goals and live your dreams.

I’m ready to help anyone who’s sick and tired of being sick and tired; who’s tired of living paycheck-to-paycheck; who wants to stay home with their babies. Whatever your WHY is, I want to help you.

Notice what God says:

Proverbs 22:7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

Romans 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

God did not put us here to live in fear and debt.
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