Voters await economic revival in a pa...

Voters await economic revival in a part of pro-Trump America

There are 20 comments on the NewsOK.com story from Feb 6, 2017, titled Voters await economic revival in a part of pro-Trump America. In it, NewsOK.com reports that:

She tugged 13 envelopes from a cabinet above the stove, each one labeled with a different debt: the house payment, the student loans, the vacuum cleaner she bought on credit. Lydia Holt and her husband tuck money into these envelopes with each paycheck to whittle away at what they owe.

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anonymous

New York, NY

#1 Feb 7, 2017
No kidding, eh?

Let me tell you how it works. Nobody is interested in a new stadium that they certainly can't afford to visit. The current generation of entrepreneurs, fine, upstanding businessmen that they are, are looking for that CAN-DO spirit! Because they want SOLUTIONS, not more problems!

Nobody is busting their butt, committing crimes and working 80 hour weeks for a pat on the head. What they want first, is to not have to fight over table scraps. What they want second, is to visibly see that they have a chance to do something other than justify the salary of the bosses son. Beyond that, everyone is looking for challenges, but they still need guidance as to the company's needs, not Pavlovian conditioning by hopelessly anal-retentive, trapped entrepreneurs who were the last generation of young "winners" and who are in denial about all the acts of fraud and theft that they committed, yet would never tolerate of their new employees.

This government has botched the job SO BADLY for SO LONG that class warfare that used to be endemic to the industrial midwest and east is now a national problem. You need a generation to undo the damage and you are not going to get doo-dah from entrepreneurial start-ups.

SEND THE BANKERS PACKING. SEND THE ACCOUNTANTS BACK to their dull offices with a picture of their kids on the desk and a stupid picture of a soaring bird on an inspirational poster on the wall.(If they have ANY sense of aesthetics at all!)

These people won't make America Great!! They are obedient beta dogs. They talk football and then they talk football some more. "HEY Fred! Did you know that 3 plus 4 equals 7?" Well, Stan! 8 minus 2 still equals 6, and that's what I'M talking about!"

If you want to make the country better, you need to find and recruit talent, not 6' 4" arm twisters. If you don't get it, it'rs probably because you're a 6'4" arm twister and nobody can tell you that you aren't the man for the job.

Done and done.
JablowmeFirst

North Augusta, SC

#2 Feb 7, 2017
anonymous wrote:
No kidding, eh?

Let me tell you how it works. Nobody is interested in a new stadium that they certainly can't afford to visit. The current generation of entrepreneurs, fine, upstanding businessmen that they are, are looking for that CAN-DO spirit! Because they want SOLUTIONS, not more problems!

Nobody is busting their butt, committing crimes and working 80 hour weeks for a pat on the head. What they want first, is to not have to fight over table scraps. What they want second, is to visibly see that they have a chance to do something other than justify the salary of the bosses son. Beyond that, everyone is looking for challenges, but they still need guidance as to the company's needs, not Pavlovian conditioning by hopelessly anal-retentive, trapped entrepreneurs who were the last generation of young "winners" and who are in denial about all the acts of fraud and theft that they committed, yet would never tolerate of their new employees.

This government has botched the job SO BADLY for SO LONG that class warfare that used to be endemic to the industrial midwest and east is now a national problem. You need a generation to undo the damage and you are not going to get doo-dah from entrepreneurial start-ups.

SEND THE BANKERS PACKING. SEND THE ACCOUNTANTS BACK to their dull offices with a picture of their kids on the desk and a stupid picture of a soaring bird on an inspirational poster on the wall.(If they have ANY sense of aesthetics at all!)

These people won't make America Great!! They are obedient beta dogs. They talk football and then they talk football some more. "HEY Fred! Did you know that 3 plus 4 equals 7?" Well, Stan! 8 minus 2 still equals 6, and that's what I'M talking about!"

If you want to make the country better, you need to find and recruit talent, not 6' 4" arm twisters. If you don't get it, it'rs probably because you're a 6'4" arm twister and nobody can tell you that you aren't the man for the job.

Done and done.
You seem upset.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#3 Feb 7, 2017
They all sound like deplorables.
Fcvk tRump

Madison, WI

#4 Feb 7, 2017
These are the same people who are in for a rude awakening once it finally dawns on them that "Obamacare" and the ACA are the same thing, and that they just voted to lose their healthcare.
Battle Tested

United States

#6 Feb 7, 2017
And what a number it is: The federal government spends some $367.8 billion a year on California. That’s an average of about $9,500 for every woman, man and child in the state.
In truth, the money isn’t spread out evenly. About 56 cents of every federal dollar spent in California, according to the analysis, goes to health or retirement benefits — Social Security, Medicare and money for low-income residents’ health care through the Medi-Cal program.

More recently, the state government and media began referring to the state's billions of dollars of mounting debts as a “Wall of Debt.” Generally, state officials and the media depict that “wall” as $26.2 billion, far smaller than it actually is. California's actual wall of debt is $443 billion.

Here is the Funny chit. Democrats think other States should be more like CA.

In separate statements Monday, the leaders of the state Legislature pointed to California's massive economy and strong job growth, saying the state provides critical contributions to the nation.

"If this is what Donald Trump thinks is 'out of control,' I'd suggest other states should be more like us," said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount.
Fcvk tRump

Madison, WI

#8 Feb 7, 2017
Battle Tested wrote:
And what a number it is: The federal government spends some $367.8 billion a year on California. That’s an average of about $9,500 for every woman, man and child in the state.
In truth, the money isn’t spread out evenly. About 56 cents of every federal dollar spent in California, according to the analysis, goes to health or retirement benefits — Social Security, Medicare and money for low-income residents’ health care through the Medi-Cal program.

More recently, the state government and media began referring to the state's billions of dollars of mounting debts as a “Wall of Debt.” Generally, state officials and the media depict that “wall” as $26.2 billion, far smaller than it actually is. California's actual wall of debt is $443 billion.

Here is the Funny chit. Democrats think other States should be more like CA.

In separate statements Monday, the leaders of the state Legislature pointed to California's massive economy and strong job growth, saying the state provides critical contributions to the nation.

"If this is what Donald Trump thinks is 'out of control,' I'd suggest other states should be more like us," said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount.
Tip of the day, you will ALWAYS be proven a liar when you quote our so-called President.

An accumulation of data from various sources shows that California routinely pays more in federal taxes than it receives in federal spending.
A 2015 study by the New York state comptroller found that in 2013 Californians paid $9,086 per capita in federal taxes and received $9,040 per capita in federal spending—or about 99 cents of spending for every tax dollar.
(This is an improvement: The Tax Foundation found that California received about 78 cents in spending for every tax dollar in 2005, and Census and IRS data showed the state getting back 87 cents on the dollar in 2010.)

In comparison, the average state gets about $1.29 in federal money for every dollar it sends to Washington.
Battle Tested

United States

#9 Feb 7, 2017
Fcvk tRump wrote:
<quoted text>
Tip of the day, you will ALWAYS be proven a liar when you quote our so-called President.

An accumulation of data from various sources shows that California routinely pays more in federal taxes than it receives in federal spending.
A 2015 study by the New York state comptroller found that in 2013 Californians paid $9,086 per capita in federal taxes and received $9,040 per capita in federal spending—or about 99 cents of spending for every tax dollar.
(This is an improvement: The Tax Foundation found that California received about 78 cents in spending for every tax dollar in 2005, and Census and IRS data showed the state getting back 87 cents on the dollar in 2010.)

In comparison, the average state gets about $1.29 in federal money for every dollar it sends to Washington.
Who Quoted Trump? Please show mw where Trump was Quoted?
Pete

United States

#10 Feb 7, 2017
Fcvk tRump wrote:
<quoted text>
Tip of the day, you will ALWAYS be proven a liar when you quote our so-called President.

An accumulation of data from various sources shows that California routinely pays more in federal taxes than it receives in federal spending.
A 2015 study by the New York state comptroller found that in 2013 Californians paid $9,086 per capita in federal taxes and received $9,040 per capita in federal spending—or about 99 cents of spending for every tax dollar.
(This is an improvement: The Tax Foundation found that California received about 78 cents in spending for every tax dollar in 2005, and Census and IRS data showed the state getting back 87 cents on the dollar in 2010.)

In comparison, the average state gets about $1.29 in federal money for every dollar it sends to Washington.
So on the federal level, California essentially gets back everything they pay out. So why does California get a pass on helping pay for national defense, everything in Washington D.C., etc?

This was a very stupid post on your part.
Battle Tested

United States

#11 Feb 7, 2017
Congressmen, presidents and bureaucrats from both political parties have generated an $18 trillion national debt and the most sluggish economy since the 1930s, but state officials across the country are no slouches in running up huge debts and hobbling their economic climates.

The result is some states are busted, with sluggish economies, while others are busting loose with growing economies and more opportunity. The reasons for both aren’t hard to find, they’re all in the numbers.

Take California and New York, for example, two states that have had big-spending governors and legislators for decades. Based on data compiled bystatedatalab.org  and Open The Books, residents of both states may want to prepare for hard times ahead.

California has $328 billion in debts, compared to only $94 billion in assets, for a deficit of $234 billion. If debt holders all tell state officials to pay up in 2016, every Californian will have to pay an additional $20,800 in taxes.
Battle Tested

United States

#12 Feb 7, 2017
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>

So on the federal level, California essentially gets back everything they pay out. So why does California get a pass on helping pay for national defense, everything in Washington D.C., etc?

This was a very stupid post on your part.
Its great when folks argue Ca down falls. Born and raised Sacramento resident..lol. I have lived this BS for a long time. Love The State hate the political trash that pollutes our streets.
DREAM ON

Surrey, Canada

#13 Feb 7, 2017
Fcvk tRump wrote:
These are the same people who are in for a rude awakening once it finally dawns on them that "Obamacare" and the ACA are the same thing, and that they just voted to lose their healthcare.
The only thing Trump will bring for them is inflation that will degrade their already low standard of living caused mostly by their own laziness. The white trailer trash that elected this so-called-President is in for a rude awakening! They expect a free ride paid for by Mexico, or anybody, but they'll get another 1% rich prick using them. Wait until Trump takes away their Social Security!
Battle Tested

United States

#14 Feb 7, 2017
DREAM ON wrote:
<quoted text>

The only thing Trump will bring for them is inflation that will degrade their already low standard of living caused mostly by their own laziness. The white trailer trash that elected this so-called-President is in for a rude awakening! They expect a free ride paid for by Mexico, or anybody, but they'll get another 1% rich prick using them. Wait until Trump takes away their Social Security!
Which Social Security program you talking about? The SS retirement that working America pays in to? SSDI which is paid into by working... GOTTA WORK Certain amout of time.IN ORDER TO QUALIFY. OR the Social Security Suppliment for low income, not disabled just lazy folks?

My guess is cutting Welfare and programs enabling those who won't do for themselves will go first.
Fcvk tRump

Madison, WI

#15 Feb 7, 2017
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>

So on the federal level, California essentially gets back everything they pay out. So why does California get a pass on helping pay for national defense, everything in Washington D.C., etc?

This was a very stupid post on your part.
ROTFLMMFAO!!

The point being CA gets LESS back than almost every other state in the union (NY is actually the highest in this category)

Comprehension is NOT your strong point is it??

Find an adult to explain the big words for you.
Battle Tested

United States

#17 Feb 7, 2017
Fcvk tRump wrote:
<quoted text>

ROTFLMMFAO!!

The point being CA gets LESS back than almost every other state in the union (NY is actually the highest in this category)

Comprehension is NOT your strong point is it??

Find an adult to explain the big words for you.
And what a number it is: The federal government spends some $367.8 billion a year on California. That’s an average of about $9,500 for every woman, man and child in the state.

In truth, the money isn’t spread out evenly. About 56 cents of every federal dollar spent in California, according to the analysis, goes to health or retirement benefits — Social Security, Medicare and money for low-income residents’ health care through the Medi-Cal program.

Defense contracts are the next biggest slice of the pie, followed by paychecks to military and civilian government employees. From there, federal spending gets sprinkled among a number of programs run by the state government. Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent budget plan pegged those funds at a total of $105 billion, equivalent to about 58% of state taxpayer dollars to be spent in the fiscal year that begins on July 1.

Just curious you a Ca resident?
anonymous

New York, NY

#18 Feb 8, 2017
JablowmeFirst wrote:
<quoted text>

You seem upset.
I'm going to call this from the political playbook and say that I'm a patriot! I got my flag pin on my lapel so you know its true.
Fcvk tRump

Madison, WI

#22 Feb 8, 2017
Battle Tested wrote:
<quoted text>

And what a number it is: The federal government spends some $367.8 billion a year on California. That’s an average of about $9,500 for every woman, man and child in the state.

In truth, the money isn’t spread out evenly. About 56 cents of every federal dollar spent in California, according to the analysis, goes to health or retirement benefits — Social Security, Medicare and money for low-income residents’ health care through the Medi-Cal program.

Defense contracts are the next biggest slice of the pie, followed by paychecks to military and civilian government employees. From there, federal spending gets sprinkled among a number of programs run by the state government. Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent budget plan pegged those funds at a total of $105 billion, equivalent to about 58% of state taxpayer dollars to be spent in the fiscal year that begins on July 1.

Just curious you a Ca resident?
And if you're using 2015 data, each resident paid in an average of $10,408.

Sounds like a pretty good deal for the Fed's no matter how you slice it up.
Battle Tested

United States

#24 Feb 8, 2017
DREAM ON wrote:
<quoted text>

I think the Social Security system will be privatized so that Trump's Wall Street buddies can skim big bucks off of the retirement savings of Americans in fees!
When you start every post with I think..... We know it's you Troll... Yup there is that smell
Battle Tested

United States

#25 Feb 8, 2017
Fcvk tRump wrote:
<quoted text>

And if you're using 2015 data, each resident paid in an average of $10,408.

Sounds like a pretty good deal for the Fed's no matter how you slice it up.
You sure ????

More recently, the state government and media began referring to the state's billions of dollars of mounting debts as a “Wall of Debt.” Generally, state officials and the media depict that “wall” as $26.2 billion, far smaller than it actually is. California's actual wall of debt is $443 billion.
Battle Tested

United States

#26 Feb 8, 2017
Fcvk tRump wrote:
<quoted text>

And if you're using 2015 data, each resident paid in an average of $10,408.

Sounds like a pretty good deal for the Fed's no matter how you slice it up.
California leads the pack with $778 billion in state debt, mostly as a result of the state's $584 billion unfunded public pension liability. New York ($388 billion), Texas ($341 billion), Illinois ($321 billion), and Ohio ($321 billion) round out the top 5 states with the largest amounts of state debt.

Who pays for this?
Fcvk tRump

Madison, WI

#29 Feb 8, 2017
Battle Tested wrote:
<quoted text>

You sure ????

More recently, the state government and media began referring to the state's billions of dollars of mounting debts as a “Wall of Debt.” Generally, state officials and the media depict that “wall” as $26.2 billion, far smaller than it actually is. California's actual wall of debt is $443 billion.
Huh.
And here I thought you were talking about what CA gets vs what it receives regarding Fedearl taxes.

When your argument fails, best to switch the subject, eh?

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