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How about hip, hip, hurray I was able to find a job so I could get off food stamps? It's only happened literally a million times under Trump. How about hip, hip, hooray, I got a thousand dollar bonus? That has happened a million times too. Oh wait, to $100 million Nancy those bonuses are crumbs. Talk about out of touch.

Trump cut taxes and multiple employers gave their employees bonuses out of their treasuries at no cost to taxpayers. GM gave their employees bonuses averaging $7K after Obama showered a net loss to taxpayers of $15 billion in bailout funds financed by adding to the national debt. See the difference? Tax reform that gave companies incentive to spend their own money on employee bonuses versus payoffs to political cronies benefitting a few targeted union members with taxpayers footing the bill.
how about some of the hours and wages are so low they'll still qualify for food stamps?
meat is at an all time high
gas is going up twice a day some places
rents and mortgages are increasing.
now trump's set to put more people out of work due to his trade policies.
get a grip and quit reading rag magazines
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I believe my thoughts on Pelosi are well known, so I'll move past that, into what will happen with this all-time low unemployment.

It's called an employee market - the employees have the upper hand, as positions exceed the number of people available for employment.

That means the MARKET will drive wages, no government involvement needed or necessary, so Pelosi's statement is chaff. Employers will pay more to attract and retain employees on their own, no wage adjustments needed by the Feds or State.

The effects of this type of market will cause inflation, possible hyperinflation, and once again, people will moan that they are not being paid enough, without realizing what the cause and effect of increased wages is.

At some point, the market will ease, and correct itself. Unemployment will go up, and prices will ease, lowering the leverage a tight market brings for the employee. The point is to find a good balance between the two, where people actually worth the extra money make it, and those that aren't worth the money, discover they are being wedged out.
I hope you're right. It used to be that way but too many bozos have tinkered with things. And I believe, by now, you know who I think those bozos are/were. So lets leave that too.
Also I think you are mistaken but yes hoping for the best.
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A healthy economy is in direct conflict to the Democratic platform as it decreases the dependence upon Government. And with their platform becoming irrelevant, they have to do what they can to bring it down. Pelosi is just doing her bit for her party.
damn! I guess Bill and barack aint democrats! who knew?
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damn! I guess Bill and barack aint democrats! who knew?
I'll give you Bill Clinton, but only because after the mid-terms, he had a come to Jesus moment and realized he would have to work with Conservatives to get anything accomplished.

Obama on the other hand was about as left wing as you could get. He put the Democratic platform on steroids and increased the dependency roles in this country more than any other Dem President ever dreamed of.
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how about some of the hours and wages are so low they'll still qualify for food stamps?
meat is at an all time high
gas is going up twice a day some places
rents and mortgages are increasing.
now trump's set to put more people out of work due to his trade policies.
get a grip and quit reading rag magazines
Then the solution is to raise the qualifications for food stamps.

No it's not. I bought boneless pork chops yesterday for $1.99/#.

Same with gas. $2.69/gallon yesterday. Up from $2.00 - a few months ago, but way down from the Obama high of $4.00. Crude futures control the price of gas, and the President doesn't control the price of crude. OPEC does.

Are they? In some places rents are up, others down.

As of now, Trump's trade policies have had no effect on jobs. Since Trump was elected unemployment has gone down to record lows.

Maybe it's not me that should get a grip and widen my sources from rag magazines and U Tube "experts".

Regarding trade policies, I happen to agree with President Trump that the US typically is on the short end of trade agreements. His statement to G7 that if tariffs and subsidies are bad then just eliminate them worldwide was a genius move. The G7 reaction was priceless, and underscores the problem.
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how about some of the hours and wages are so low they'll still qualify for food stamps?
meat is at an all time high
gas is going up twice a day some places
rents and mortgages are increasing.
now trump's set to put more people out of work due to his trade policies.
get a grip and quit reading rag magazines
Assumptions, assumptions, assumptions.... For every position, one could throw a but what if at it. At some point, people need to be responsible for their position.... low wages when 'everybody' else's wages are going up? Short hours, when 'everybody' else has plenty of hours? Take it to the lowest common denominator, and that is where you'll find the problem.

I'm tired of bending over backwards to accommodate people who do not work as hard as I do, and they whine about not having what I might have. I'm not talking big and fancy, I'm talking life basics. The opportunities are out there, especially in this economy, and if you can't find an opportunity to increase your value in the market place in this economy, then that is YOUR (figurative) problem, not mine, not anyone else's.
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Assumptions, assumptions, assumptions.... For every position, one could throw a but what if at it. At some point, people need to be responsible for their position.... low wages when 'everybody' else's wages are going up? Short hours, when 'everybody' else has plenty of hours? Take it to the lowest common denominator, and that is where you'll find the problem.

I'm tired of bending over backwards to accommodate people who do not work as hard as I do, and they whine about not having what I might have. I'm not talking big and fancy, I'm talking life basics. The opportunities are out there, especially in this economy, and if you can't find an opportunity to increase your value in the market place in this economy, then that is YOUR (figurative) problem, not mine, not anyone else's.
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how about some of the hours and wages are so low they'll still qualify for food stamps?
meat is at an all time high
gas is going up twice a day some places
rents and mortgages are increasing.
now trump's set to put more people out of work due to his trade policies.
get a grip and quit reading rag magazines
The improvement is a million and a half reduction of the number of people requiring food stamps. But hey, why not complain that Trump hasn't alleviated the need for any food stamps. Ridiculous.

Hmm, meat prices are high, wonder why?

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Consumers are feeling better about themselves and their income situation and willing to pay up for good meat,” says Bob Young, chief economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation. But, he says, there aren’t enough fancy cuts of meat to satisfy all the people who want them, which means grocery stores can hike up prices.

“I think that given the stronger demand, folks are going to find not quite the cut they want for the price they want,” Young said.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.the...rticle/371383/

Gee, that darn Trump's policies have people feeling good about the economy so demand has gone up. Bad, bad, Trump.

Gas prices are off their highs under Trump. But whine away.

Never mind that Trump's trade policies designed to help the American worker from the unfair trade practices of other countries aren't reducing American jobs, they might, you hope.

Stop treating Resistance nonsense and lying Democrats as truthful so you can acquaint yourself with the facts.
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