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Population growth doesn’t drive economic growth

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  • robert maurer posted at 8:00 am on Sun, Apr 21, 2013.

    mason day Posts: 485

    Of course! and then many move back home after graduation oblivious to what they were voting for.[beam]

  • John Lucas posted at 3:28 pm on Sat, Apr 20, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    So true. That i why college graduates overwhelmingly vote Democratic. [smile]

  • John Lucas posted at 2:28 pm on Sat, Apr 20, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730


  • Eric Barrow posted at 11:19 am on Sat, Apr 20, 2013.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1602

    And a bitter end may be what you get. Seems like many of the old conservatives are a pretty angry.
    Happy content strong families, Healthcare for all, low unemployment. clean land and water, you would pass on that to ensure that nobody gets more than they deserve. This is why conservatism must be defeated not the people mind you just the ideology.

  • robert maurer posted at 5:25 pm on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    mason day Posts: 485

    I should be happier with a higher tax rate? I should pay more for those who refuse to work?I would be legally incapable and entitled to benefits, but my past accomplishments and self esteem dictate to me that that is all wrong. We should be all we can be without depending on government to survive. I should help those who are on 3rd generation welfare? prepostreous! I'll fight for myself and others like me to the bitter end,thank you very much.

  • robert maurer posted at 4:25 pm on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    mason day Posts: 485

    Joanne; we have shared our insults toward one-another and I

  • Eric Barrow posted at 4:24 pm on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1602

    Sorry Bob I guess I wasn't clear the unemployment rate is 4.6% near full employment what I was trying to say is that when you have to go on unemployment you receive more benefits than in any other country. Of course this is possible due to the high tax rate. The people of Denmark have decided to pay a high tax rate and receive generous benefits in health care and other social services. It was Joe who said they were the happiest people on Earth, can't argue with success, and I think they prefer schnapps. Cheers

  • robert maurer posted at 4:13 pm on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    mason day Posts: 485

    Nothing better than an education. who is a socialist? THE UNEDUCATED who can't tell one from the other, or ...

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 3:56 pm on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    "Fair wealth distribution?"

    Joe Guzzardi is a socialist?

    As far as Pittsburgh goes, Joe Guzzardi doesn't live in Pittsburgh proper - he lives in a suburb of Pittsburgh - something he mentioned in one of his early columns after his move.

    No doubt Pittsburgh has a stable population. It is a very large college town that counts Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh as its major schools. Rents are high in Pittsburgh due to the demand for housing close to the universities, which would definitely account for population stabilization.

    And as a former center of industry, I doubt very much that there is much in the way of employment in Pittsburgh except in the service industries.

  • robert maurer posted at 3:49 pm on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    mason day Posts: 485

    ...And why are you a liberal?The highest unemployment rate? A double the tax burden of US? Don't make me choke on my bacardi 151!

  • Eric Barrow posted at 1:20 pm on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1602

    One more factoid will I was checking I see that California, the state Joe needed to flee due to its population explosion, has 40 less people per square mile than Pennsylvania the state he fled to. Maybe it wasn't the amount of people but rather the type of people that bothered Joe.

  • Eric Barrow posted at 1:07 pm on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1602

    Denmark has the worlds highest minimum wage, a progressive policy towards environmental conservation, the highest unemployment insurance payout per capita, an overall tax burden double that of the US and universal health care. They are kind of what liberals are pushing this country towards. I can see why they would have some of the happiest citizens in the world and form tight knit families. Probably a direct consequence of actually taking care of people and the world they live in.

    As far as population density the US Census reports less than 90 people per sq. mile while Denmark has 330 people per sq. mile. Pittsburgh Joe's home state has a population density of 283 per sq. mile. So why is he so grumpy?


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