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  1. Handing out cash after the National Championship LOL https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/28490949/joe-burrow-says-browns-odell-beckham-jr-handed-real-cash-lsu-players
  2. The overwhelming majority of people can improve their lives economically and are very capable of doing so . I have nothing against a safety net either . Why are you implying that I’m against assistance.
  3. You fool ! How is giving a massive tax increase going to help the guy who is trying to get sheas. It won’t ! I’m all for increasing access to college but there has to be strings attached. You can’t major on feminist interpretive dance and science t the rest of society to fund it. What does finding Infrastructure have to do with helping people get out of poverty??? I’m not against funding infrastructure per se but I don’t think you know what you are talking about. The best way to stack the deck in favor of the little guy is a growing robust economy that produces jobs , and opportunities for people to start sndd as ll businesses. I never said poverty was caused by god hearing you or because people are too lazy. So +++++ you!
  4. OK Genius, I say people can change and update and improve themselves to adapt to the changing economy. What is your solution - Keep them dependent on welfare, section 8 housing, meth and food stamps. Yeah, that is real good for society.
  5. Society is made up of individuals and what they do with their lives. I am not sure what you meant here. Low skilled labor is a shrinking segment of the labor force because it is has either been outsourced to other countries, or lost to automation. Now skilled workers are in high demand. Policies that help people improve the value of their labor is most certainly a solution. Throwing your hands up in the air and saying there is nothing we can do just get on food stamps is not a solution to improve society.
  6. Stop being a low skill worker is exactly a macro solution to lift people out of poverty and into the middle class and it should be encouraged in society. In order to get middle class income you have to improve the value of your labor through education. I would be all for any govt programs like increasing Pell Grants available to those who can't afford college so they can invest in themselves and earn a better life. Society is better off when people get out of poverty into the comfortable middle class. Sure, our economy needs low skilled workers but not nearly as much as we used to. It used to be that any idiot could get a job at the factory and have a comfortable life, today you have to have technical skills to even get an interview. I have included a link to a WSJ journal article regarding this. https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-factories-demand-white-collar-education-for-blue-collar-work-11575907185?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=2
  7. I never made a claim that anyone can be wealthy you fool However, if you take some initiative and improve the value of your labor through education (with a good major not oppressed women's interpretive dance) and experience, and you are a good employee you can (not guaranteed) do well for yourself and have a comfortable life. If you are still working at Burger King in your 30's you have made some terrible decisions along the way.
  8. I have no idea. Hopefully they are improving there education and job skills so they can take advantage of all the great opportunities available right now. That is what I did.
  9. Rent and home prices have gone way up in Boise. But so has the wages and salaries for skilled professionals which there are plenty of opportunities for in Boise. Rent is like any other price, subject to supply and demand , they wouldn't be raising the prices so high if there weren't plenty of people willing and able to pay it. High Rent mostly affects young people and they can do the same thing I did when I was young and couldn't afford my own apartment. Roomates!
  10. I put money down that I saved and have owned it for 15 years. My situation not unique though. a lot of families own a home with a contractually locked in monthly payment for 15 or 30 years.
  11. My house payment is less than what I was paying for a crappy two bedroom apartment in Boise 15 years ago. A lot of people have very similar situations. Housing costs are also figured into the inflation rate.
  12. I will ask the same of you. Do you understand that rising cost of living ie inflation has been pretty moderate, to low that past ten years. I am just refuting your previous claim that cost of living is rapidly increasing.
  13. I read what the economists and the Fed are saying, I don't care what some idiot on a message board says. They are saying that the 2% inflation rate has been a struggle to hit for about 10 years now. Why do you think they have been lowering rates the last few meetings ... to get the inflation rate up to the goal of 2%. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/25/powell-says-the-fed-is-strongly-committed-to-meeting-its-inflation-goal.html
  14. I won't watch any of these idiots make fools of themselves on TV. I would rather get kicked in the scrotum repeatedly
  15. The cost of living has been pretty stable for a while now. In fact a lot of economists fear that inflation is too low and have been frustrated at the lack of success in hitting the Fed's 2% inflation goal