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Food Prices Skyrocketing While Wages Are Stagnant
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Feb 19, 2014 14:35:26   #
JimMe
 


Ironic that the article compares Food Price Increases as compared to Wages while Our Government doesn't include Food Prices in regards to Inflation because they're too erratic... That said, if you think raising Wages will help "equal out" the rise in Food Prices, you're mistaken...
 
Feb 19, 2014 16:09:21   #
Constitutional libertarian
 
Dave wrote:
Wait until the impact of the water shortage in the Central Valley of California - which supplies a large portion of produce to the country - hits the grocery stores.

Obama and his envirnmentalist friends, however , have made sure the snail darter is safe - seems bait fish are more important than people - as long as they can successfully convince enough morons that these problems are Bush's fault it works for them


Did you know that Pillsbury made a spotted owl helper for a while
Feb 19, 2014 16:17:10   #
Dave
 
Constitutional libertarian wrote:
Did you know that Pillsbury made a spotted owl helper for a while


Have no idea what you're talking about or what relevance it has to the subject at hand.
Feb 19, 2014 18:06:56   #
Art
 
HHspirit1955 wrote:
Two simple steps in any order:

1. Shop at DOLLAR TREE
2. Get a JOB.

You'll be fine.


Or for some of us, because the minimum wage has gone up and food prices have skyrocketed, start going to less expensive restaurants and learn how to cook at home. :-)
Feb 19, 2014 18:12:16   #
Loki (a regular here)
 
Dave wrote:
Have no idea what you're talking about or what relevance it has to the subject at hand.


Reference to a bunch of jobs lost in the Northwest because of an endangered species.

Now all they need is Shake N Bake Snail Darter.
Feb 19, 2014 18:32:46   #
Art
 
banjojack wrote:
Reference to a bunch of jobs lost in the Northwest because of an endangered species.

Now all they need is Shake N Bake Snail Darter.


Trying to imagine what they taste like simmered in garlic and butter. :mrgreen:
 
Feb 19, 2014 18:40:52   #
angery american
 
Kevyn wrote:
Public employees that do not contribute to social security do not get social security in old age, this saves the community's that pay them from making SS payments that they then are then supposed to put into pension plans. In the not so recent past most full time employees received decent benefits, job security and a pension in old age. Perhaps fighting to get those things back for the American worker rather than being envious of those who have maintained a middle class standard of living is what we should strive for.
Public employees that do not contribute to social ... (show quote)


You are a damn fool and don't know shit from shine ola. Teachers are just like Government employes...They retire on their Pensions, then work 2 or 3 years pay into S S then collect it also...Teachers are under worked and overpaid. IN my County School taxes are outrages.More than property tax, and no tax cut for 65 and older. The school board came up with the great idea to have school 4 days a week to save money. ONLY people that had their salaries cut were bus drivers, and hourly personnel...Now Teachers only work 4 days per week instead of 5. Taxes for this crap sucks....I have paid more in school taxes in the past 25 years than I Gave for my land.
Feb 19, 2014 22:44:13   #
3jack (a regular here)
 
Dave wrote:
Wait until the impact of the water shortage in the Central Valley of California - which supplies a large portion of produce to the country - hits the grocery stores.

Obama and his envirnmentalist friends, however , have made sure the snail darter is safe - seems bait fish are more important than people - as long as they can successfully convince enough morons that these problems are Bush's fault it works for them


Maybe you can explain how you linked a shortage of water in California to the not so extinct Snail Darter minnow, found only in Tennessee waters.
Feb 19, 2014 22:56:49   #
bobgssc
 
wnd45acp wrote:
Food, gasoline/diesel/ heating costs by any source, electric bills, property taxes while home values fall and the list goes on and on .. while ecomony is stagnant .. force us to pay more for less until they bankrupt us... but all the taxes go up and we are forced to pay for outrageous teachers salaries and benefits to shut their mega power unions up and the same with any government worker from the street crews to the office personnel at all levels of government. Don't get me started.


Not sure where you are located but in my neck of the woods, the average teacher makes considerably less than the average auto-worker even though most teachers have masters degrees while the average auto-worker has either a high school diploma or GED. And while I'm sure there are plenty of state workers who don't earn their salaries, most don't receive anywhere near what the few top people are paid (who you hear about on the news wasting even more of our money on trips, etc) and honestly, most make barely livable wages (just basing that on the few I know).
Feb 20, 2014 07:21:25   #
Loki (a regular here)
 
3jack wrote:
Maybe you can explain how you linked a shortage of water in California to the not so extinct Snail Darter minnow, found only in Tennessee waters.


The EPA caused massive job losses in the TVA area during the Carter Administration, "saving the snail darter." It has absolutely nothing to do with the thread, but neither does saying Obama is responsible. I thought the :Spotted Owl Helper" was funny, I added my two cents worth. Did I offend your sense of propriety? You don't appear to have a sense of humor to offend. Anyway, the thread is "Food prices skyrocketing." Eat some endangered species.
Feb 20, 2014 09:22:17   #
Dave
 
3jack wrote:
Maybe you can explain how you linked a shortage of water in California to the not so extinct Snail Darter minnow, found only in Tennessee waters.


The EPA declared this bait fish as endangered in California because they were getting caught up in the water pumps used to feed the irrigation on farms throughout the Central Valley in California. Victor David Hanson has written extensively on the subject -
 
Feb 20, 2014 11:48:43   #
3jack (a regular here)
 
banjojack wrote:
The EPA caused massive job losses in the TVA area during the Carter Administration, "saving the snail darter." It has absolutely nothing to do with the thread, but neither does saying Obama is responsible. I thought the :Spotted Owl Helper" was funny, I added my two cents worth. Did I offend your sense of propriety? You don't appear to have a sense of humor to offend. Anyway, the thread is "Food prices skyrocketing." Eat some endangered species.


Try directing your comment to the poster that tied the Snail Darter to this issue.
Feb 20, 2014 14:05:02   #
cesspool jones (a regular here)
 
3jack wrote:
Try directing your comment to the poster that tied the Snail Darter to this issue.

is a snail darter the same as a 7-legged cross-eyed cooterbug?
Feb 20, 2014 23:01:02   #
bmac32 (a regular here)
 
Poor management, no more like greedy unions, poor workmanship and management whom didn't care. Sadly the last American car we owned was 1995.



Kevyn wrote:
Poor management and unfare foreign competition through so called free trade deals.
Feb 21, 2014 12:06:47   #
JimMe
 
3jack wrote:
Maybe you can explain how you linked a shortage of water in California to the not so extinct Snail Darter minnow, found only in Tennessee waters.


It seems the "Snail Darter" link actually comes from a 1978 ruling affecting Tennessee & the ruling allows a State's Governor to
"... request intervention from the Department of Interior. Under a provision added to the Endangered Species Act in 1978 after the snail darter fiasco, a panel of seven cabinet officials known as a "God Squad" is able to intercede in economic emergencies, such as the one now parching California farmers."
The quoted portion is from the following link:
minx.cc/?post=291688
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