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Creating New Enemies & The Wealth of Conflict

The tell-tail chimes of history repeating itself, for those who chose to listen, are a-ringing; the similarities to the build-up (domestic/geopolitical and economic) to both WW1 & II are striking.

One would think that the tech-savvy means of the day would be an efficient mechanism for alerting the civilian population however Ed Snowden has proven just how dangerous information can be and the thuggery expressed by those who’d rather it be controlled; so much for concepts of Freedom and Constitutional Mandates where the current filter of just how far freedom and liberty can be tolerated is filtered by your “need to know” so long as it’s a lie! In the world of the tyrannical oligarch the options are simple:

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Being Accepted for Who You Are

Normally I would avoid commenting on something like this however Honda is running a commercial,  built around the “redesigned Honda Civic”, which deserves a bit of a scolding; with tinny vocals over a sharp bluesy guitar riff, image of a raunchy landfill, contemporary hipsters pitching the latest sensitivity; “being accepted for who you are” being the one that, as I’ve rewound the commercial several times, has become more and more akin to a splinter festering just beneath the skin of my index finger.

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Extending Unemployment Benefits

Other than the Political Feel-Good aspects, and beyond the political-duel, is there reason to extend Benefits?

The fact remains that on top of the current 1.2 Million by end of 2nd quarter 2014 an additional 1.9 Million workers will breach the 26 Week long Payout. Now, if your Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell or President Obama you may be thinking that at some point the Unemployment Rate will stabilize and we’ll run out of Newly Unemployed (not likely in the current environment); Problem Solved!  Well, not actually however putting that notion aside there is one other interesting argument (the only one) that suggest that extending benefits, mind you that’s $300 per week, will infuse the local economies with much needed fresh blood; really?

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ON AIR with Host Mike Miller at 1150 WIMA Radio

The Foundations Weekly OnPoint Series continues with Host Mike Miller of 1150 WIMA in Lima, Ohio and Policy Analyst, Curtis Greco. This week features “New Fed Chair, Janet Yellen, Takes Over; Will She Pivot on Policy?” This vignette appears throughout the week during Michael’s 6-9Am (ET) Show. Ohio’s In-Tune & In-Touch Host, catch him Live in-market or online at www.1150wima.com

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Garnishing Minimum Wage

This historical relevance and application of an Entry Level Wage should not be set aside for the narrow view that suggest equity should exist between what has become known as a Living Wage (LW) and the Minimum Wage (MW); the idea ignores a critical distinction and merely serves to ease political-expedience.

Currently, with a National Labor Participation Rate softly at 63 percent how sustainable is it to use the Minimum (Entry) Wage as a tool for creating a sustainable Living Wage. Surely there is cause to Index MW for inflation however any argument in favor of the LW/MW movement ignores just how irrational it is to believe Low Tier Jobs are capable (or even favorable) of supporting nearly 40% of the Labor Pool; doing so will only serve as a justification accelerating the Downwardly Mobile Drive toward further Economic Deprivation.

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