Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The Battle to Raise the Minimum Wage Explained by Obama

Sunday, February 02, 2014

The 80-20 principle - Crime edition

Most cops will tell you that the spend 80 percent of their time dealing with 20 percent of criminals.

We could lighten their burden if we kept most of these clowns behind bars in the first place.....
 
One week before police say he took part in a deadly carjacking at the Short Hills mall, Hanif Thompson was spotted breaking into property in Newark, getting into an Audi and trying to drive away, Essex County prosecutors say.

Newark police caught Thompson near the Weequahic Avenue property on Dec. 7 and charged him with burglary and resisting arrest, prosecutors say.
He remained locked up at the Essex County Jail through Dec. 11 when, prosecutors say, the ex-con was released after a Newark Municipal Court judge reduced his bail from $50,000 to $20,000 with the option of paying $2,000 or 10 percent of the total, court records show.
Four days later, Hoboken lawyer Dustin Friedland was dead, the victim of an attack Essex County prosecutors say was carried out by Thompson and three other Newark men with lengthy criminal records — Kevin Roberts, 35; Basim Henry, 32; and Karif Ford, 31.
It was not the first time Thompson, 29, found himself back in trouble after being locked up.
Prosecutors say Thompson has tallied seven felony convictions as an adult and twice jumped bail by missing court appearances. He’s served two multi-year stints in state prisons over the past decade, the first a four-year hitch for drugs, the second a three-year term for stealing a Subaru Impreza from a Livingston home in 2009, court records show. And he was sent back to prison for eight months in 2010 after he violated his parole, records show.

SEVEN FREAKIN FELONIES BEFORE THE AGE OF 29! Not even counting his latest resume enhancer.

Now ask yourself the question. Is it the repressive policies of the republicans that kept these derelicts on the streets?

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How government programs increase income disparity

Because it allows businesses to overcharge where it wouldn't a truly free market system. And who owns businesses. Hint... It ain't poor guys....................

But don't take my word for it. Read the headline.....

Wal-Mart Stores warned Friday that cuts to the nation's food stamps program late last year will hurt its bottom line.

The cut in food stamps went into effect Nov. 1. Food stamps had been increased during the height of the recession, but that expansion expired without Congressional action.

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