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April 29, 2014

Dear?Editor, I met a gentleman seeking work the other day. Call him John. The “work experience” section of John’s resume boasted only a single job....

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oluhjnb

May-03-14 4:41 PM

Let the one who has never sinned cast the first stone---believe on that.

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TrueBeliever

May-02-14 5:35 PM

Yea, and those words are LIES! Ug Mum waga! Elizabeth Warren can translate, she's native American.

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oluhjnb

May-02-14 4:12 PM

You guessed right. She would scalp him with words. ROF****

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TrueBeliever

May-02-14 10:25 AM

QH, R O F L M A O

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QuizhatKaddyshack

May-01-14 6:48 PM

What is Elizabeth Warren going to do? Scalp him?

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oluhjnb

May-01-14 4:24 PM

Elizabeth Warren would win a debate against anyone in your district. Turley sure as H ell would not stand a chance.

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Thoughtful

May-01-14 12:35 PM

forget Robert Reich,

Bring on Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Reid, Ms. Warren, and Mr. Obama to this Congressional District to speak clearly and distinctly on their agenda.

Weekly, hourly, each second. Please come to Adena, Barnesville, Marietta and lay out your plans. Please, Please, Please.....

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turley

May-01-14 2:35 AM

"We have labeled ourselves as the party of the poor and downtrodden. It behooves us not only to keep people that way, but to create as many more of them as we can. We must eliminate any hope of prosperity or any incentive to contribute or be productive. If that happens, our party is out of business."---Robert Reich

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BushCrimeFamily

May-01-14 2:10 AM

At a time in American history when the gap between rich and poor is wider than it's been in almost a century; when top hedge-fund owners are raking in over a million dollars an hour, and top CEOs are getting tens of thousands an hour; when most minimum-wage workers are no longer teenagers but major breadwinners for their families; when the failure of low-wage employers like Wal Mart to pay a decent wage requires the rest of us to pay for Medicaid, housing assistance, and food stamps so working families stay out of poverty; when study after study shows that putting more money into the hands of low-wage workers creates jobs rather than destroys them; and when today’s minimum wage is 25 percent below what it was in 1968 – the refusal of the Republican Party to raise the minimum wage stands as a moral and political indictment of the GOP and its patrons. -- Robert Reich

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Thoughtful

Apr-30-14 10:45 PM

Ms. Garrison, please summons Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Reid, Mr. Obama to actively and aggressively campaign for you in your District. This is your leadership, your highest level of power, your true role models. do you stand with them? do you close your eyes and march when they speak? sorry, you are doomed in your venture. You are OUT of Step....

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turley

Apr-30-14 9:58 PM

"The best form of welfare that I can think of is a JOB."----Ronald Reagan BCF says republicans hate the working man. If that is true, then the GOP should send obama a Thank You card, because he has pretty much wiped them out!

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TrueBeliever

Apr-30-14 9:32 PM

Somebody on the NR site comments stated that everyone regardless of what job you have should be paid the same per hour. Lawyers, doctors, coal miners,burger flippers, judges, congressmen, The President, police, firemen, surgeons, teachers, plumbers, electricians.. and the list went on. the poster was being sarcastic concerning the move for a maximum wage law being discussed. Much like the minimum wage. I think it should be $45.50 per hour. Why not? The answer is obvious. All labor has value. The heart surgeon has a skill and knowledge that a burger flipper does not. All labor is not equal in value.

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TrueBeliever

Apr-30-14 9:21 PM

UG Just a general response to BCF that republicans hate the working man. The letter writer had an example of someone that will lose everything because the jobless benefits are coming to an end. Does she believe that we need to take care of that person and shield him from anything bad from happening? Where does it end and for how long do we need to take care of him? My point is individuals need to make better decisions in their lives and plan for bad times. Yes there are situations when the government needs to assist people but not cradle to grave. Bcf said nothing about corporations legally stealing pensions. Look, there needs to be a basic "fairness" in dealing with employees, employers, neighbors, government and citizens.

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SpankysLastDance

Apr-30-14 9:05 PM

So I guess if Congress raises the minimum wage then John will run right out and snag that job at KFC? Democrat logic makes no sense to me. John would never settle for a minimum wage job, be it @ 7.25 or 15.00 dollars an hour. John will hold out for a 20.00 an hour job, even if it means he will lose everything as he is holding on! John DESERVES and COMMANDS a certain lifestyle!

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BushCrimeFamily

Apr-30-14 8:02 PM

Today Republicans proved once again that they hate the working poor by blocking a bill that would gradually increase the minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 up to $10.10.

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uglyassmf

Apr-30-14 7:17 PM

@ TrueBeliever..what does that have to do with corporations legally stealing pensions?

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uglyassmf

Apr-30-14 7:14 PM

Corporations have been screwing employees out of their retirements for decades. It is a crime..some one stole their money. They just moved it to personal accounts and then file bankruptcy. If the employee would have gotten caught stealing that much money from the corporation the employee would go to jail. I can't wrap my mind around what the difference is. Obviously wealthy people are allowed to steal from their employees with no repercussions.

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Cicero

Apr-30-14 5:38 PM

"The reason this country continues its drift toward socialism and big nanny government is because too many people vote in the expectation of getting something for nothing, not because they have a concern for what is good for the country." -- Lyn Nofziger

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BushCrimeFamily

Apr-30-14 4:46 PM

"I wonder how many times you have to be hit on the head before you find out who's hitting you? It's about time that the people of America realized what the Republicans have been doing to them." - Harry Truman

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Cicero

Apr-30-14 4:13 PM

I would like extra bacon on my sandwich please.

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turley

Apr-30-14 12:53 PM

I met a woman seeking office the other day. I will call her Jennifer Garrison. She wanted everyone to know that she was a Democrat, so instead of reaching into her pocket and paying for her own PR materials, she wrote letters to the editor of the newspaper.....she got something for nothing--which is exactly what her party stands for!

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turley

Apr-30-14 12:41 PM

Ms Garrison: How can people be "struggling to find work in todays economy"? Why dont they just go out into the robust revitalized obama economy and get one of the millions of good paying "shovel ready" jobs that he has promised repeatedly to provide for over 5 years now?

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Thoughtful

Apr-29-14 11:14 PM

BCF,

Many people reinvent themselves, broaden their education, relocate for employment, look within and get about seeking opportunities..... The world is as big as you choose to make it ...................

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TrueBeliever

Apr-29-14 8:53 PM

Bcf, I am a working man and am a conservative and hate no one. I work for myself and my family and am no slave to "corporate masters". Why can't issues be discussed in a civil manner? On point, I know two former steelworkers that had great paying jobs. One lived frugal saved his money and also went to school and got a degree in accounting. The other guy lived large, motor home big house motor cycle corvette and when the bottom fell out, he got flushed down the drain losing everything. He now lives in low income housing and the other friend has a thriving accounting business. People make choices in life and have to live with the consequences of those decisions.

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BushCrimeFamily

Apr-29-14 8:42 PM

Today's Republicans hate the working man. They're slaves to their corporate masters and do not represent "we the people."

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