samhill wrote:just trying to figure out why the right has such a hatred towards Old Codgers like myself?
Maybe because you post like a commie half the time. You already seem to have it "figured out" how to get us conservatives aggravated! Like a lib, you post things as fact. Do you wonder why, when Jpete sticks up for the damn Japs in WWII? Blames the USA for Imperial Japan's war of conquest and hideous atrocities? You go along with that? I hope not.
At least you're not in support of the Marxist revolution brought to us by none other than Owebama. Are you? I hope not.
samhill wrote:The livable wage is more or less set by studies & varies a bit by location but basically is the amount it takes to live just above the poverty line.
What? What? Do you mean the minimum wage? I set my wage my damn self. I get the jist of what other tradesmen are charging. I know a landscaper that charges 30% more than me, just to slap marked up bushes in the ground. The guy is a predator and sucks up to customers.
I marked up my carpentry price for a real rich lawyer a few years ago, they never used me again. So I determined that I should go back to my lower wage, what my market would bear. I have repeat customers and my current price is very competitive. Once again, for the thousandth time, poor losers don't hire me. Rich homeowners do, maybe you just can't understand. Did you work in a steel mill for years and years, all secure and comfy protected by your union? I don't know.
I lose work every time a small job ends. Then more work comes along.
PS, thanks to Obama, my customer just got layed off from her pharmaceutical advertising job. She told me her company is insecure in their business dealings due to Obama's restrictive and constraining policies.
I hope you're just parroting Obama's ideology that there's a point when an individual entity has made enough money. What a crock of commie BS.
By that thinking, maybe you should give up some of your beautiful country property to some comrades in need.