Thanks for your excellent comments Jimmy. I worked for Planters Peanut Corporation upon graduation of High School in 1978 and was laid off several times before working food service jobs and ultimately joining the US Army in February 1983 and retiring after 21 years in March 2004. In general free markets need to set wages for individuals according to what they can offer the business and the better you become the higher your wages will be. My salary has increased 107% since 2004.
My bad, I stand to correct myself. My private sector earnings have increased 107% since my initial 2004 salary with two promotions in 2008 and 2011.
TOT is proud to say that capitalism and private sector employment are the backbone of healthy and happy prosperity.
A lifetime spent in public sector employment is not at all the same thing.
Government employment is not anything but relying on other taxpayers to foot the bill for your own comforts.
JM not trying to pick at a scab but just exactly what line of work or business did you participate in during your working years.
I'm glad we have agencies which step in to protect children from abusive parents.
Such incidents deserve praise.
Now virtually encouraging young females to have multiple births of out of wedlock children is wrong.
I know several personally.
They have no shame.
I simply believe they are wrong.
Had it not been for the private sector types you would not have been as fortunate in your working years.
All real revenue in the treasury comes from the private sector.
Any payroll funded by government is simply a matter of government taking money from it's right pocket and placing it in it's left pocket.
jm I simply believe in less intrusive government like our founding fathers wanted.
You and your kind have slowly effected change that has resulted in less self reliant people and a dependent mentality of our society.
Don't equate me to McVeigh.
You take yourself way to seriously.
All you do is stink up the room.
I admire your writing skill but I detest your approach in your dealing with those who have a different opinion.
You are the sole reason that many have ceased to participate in discussion on this site.
When I attend gatherings of old locals your names mention evokes negative response almost always.
Take your medicine and try to maintain.
Report me as often as you care to Mr. Watkins.
I have just as much right as you to post my opinion.
The Courier blog site is not a place to use foul descriptive words which evoke sickening images to the mind of one reading it.
"And if it is as you state about attending gatherings of old locals evokes negative response almost always...then I must be doing something right."
Jimmy you said that I did not.
And you are proud of it.
I personally don't enjoy stinking up the room.
Sorry that you do.
We are very different and I can't imagine that will ever change.
As HMJC said tell us your opinion don't attack me or anybody else personally because we don't share your opinion.
Those nasty little barbs serve only to leave our readers either amused because of the humor from the dark side of writing or turned off by the tabloid character of the blog site.