Obama and Congress giving up on the economy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abachler View Post
    Let's start with a federal maximum income cap of 100 times the minimum wage
    I would love to see how many CEO's Microsoft would burn through in a day
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    Quote Originally Posted by ಠ_ಠ View Post
    I would love to see how many CEO's Microsoft would burn through in a day
    Only the ones too dumb to realize, before they resigned, that they won't make more anywhere else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abachler View Post
    Let's start with a federal maximum income cap of 100 times the minimum wage

    If you just can't seem to get motivated for $1 million a year then I submit for your consideration that you are just a lazy piece of crap that probably doesn't need to be in charge of makign decisions that effect other peoples lives. If you want to make more money, just lobby congress to increase the minimum wage.

    Secondly, no good or service may be imported unless it was produced in compliance with US laws. This will prevent skirting the above as well as shopping around for lenient environmental law havens. As well as avoiding paying minimum wage to their workers.

    Third, Imports cannot exceed domestic production on finished goods by tonnage. This specifically exempts raw materials such as lumber, mineral ores, petroleum which are imported in their natural state. That would also exempt crops. it would not exempt steel and other alloys, automobiles, t-shirts, toilet paper, or condoms.
    Wow, talk about state intervention!
    Good grief!
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abachler View Post
    if you just can't seem to get motivated for $1 million a year then i submit for your consideration that you are just a lazy piece of crap that probably doesn't need to be in charge of makign decisions that effect other peoples lives. If you want to make more money, just lobby congress to increase the minimum wage.

    Secondly, no good or service may be imported unless it was produced in compliance with us laws. This will prevent skirting the above as well as shopping around for lenient environmental law havens. As well as avoiding paying minimum wage to their workers.
    abachler 2012!!

    I heard a set of interviews today done at some "tiger" club in Manhattan -- where the membership is for people with a net worth of $100 million + The founder of McAffee was there; apparently during the crash last year he went from $400 million to $4 million, but has earned his way back in I guess. He kept talking about how the crash made him realize he was a totally superficial selfish pig who owned two Cartier watches worth $17,000 a piece "while half the world is starving". Like he really put it that way, the only word he didn't use was "pig".

    Strangely, despite his apparent misgivings, he didn't even imply that he intended to change. Smarmy garbage to the letter, every single one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abachler View Post
    Only the ones too dumb to realize, before they resigned, that they won't make more anywhere else.

    dumb? work for a few hours, take a VERY long vacation
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    Quote Originally Posted by MK27 View Post
    Strangely, despite his apparent misgivings, he didn't even imply that he intended to change. Smarmy garbage to the letter, every single one of them.
    Yeah, like Bono humanitarian pleas aboard a limo.
    Or environmentalists wearing Zara cotton tshirts.
    Or the socially conscious spending money on movies and icecreams and dreaming the day they too can make 10 mil an year.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Yeah, like Bono humanitarian pleas aboard a limo.
    Or environmentalists wearing Zara cotton tshirts.
    Or the socially conscious spending money on movies and icecreams and dreaming the day they too can make 10 mil an year.
    Absolutely. No doubt. I completely agree on how widespread and acceptable HYPOCRISY is in western society.

    Altho -- and I am not much of a U2 fan -- I think Bono (like Bill Gates) is very very exceptional, as far as multi-millionaires go, with his efforts to actually do something significant. Way more so than any of the Beatles or Rolling Stones, or 99.4% of the "Fortune 500", AFAICT.

    They are light years ahead of the "Rockefeller" types, who play the public for fools by donating land (here, there, and everywhere) to become high profile but trivial parks with their name on it, as if they were actually philanthropists. It would take both hands for me to count the number of parks I have seen in my life named "Rockerfeller", which clearly this practice went on for generations, at the same time as they threw money into draconian lobbies which keep "the masses" impovrished, or imprisoned. I guess the idea was to seem nice enough because after a lifetime of behaving properly and making money for them, you could hang out on a bench and feed pidgeons.

    Unfortunately, the majority of the public will always have an absurd respect for the very wealthy -- otherwise they would not exist
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    Quote Originally Posted by ಠ_ಠ View Post
    dumb? work for a few hours, take a VERY long vacation
    Somehow I don't think Microsoft stockholders are going to go for a CEO that only works long enough to pick up his check.

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    Or environmentalists wearing Zara cotton tshirts.
    Don't get that one, could you elaborate?
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    Zara has resisted the industry-wide trend towards transferring fast fashion production to low-cost countries.
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    Could have worded it better I agree. It's to do with cotton as an environmental issue.
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Could have worded it better I agree. It's to do with cotton as an environmental issue.
    Haven't heard that one before. Cotton is biodegradeable, its just cellulose, i.e. a fancy form of wood.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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