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Re: “UPDATE: Bill would end nursing home wrongful death lawsuits

I don't see why they are even bothering with lawsuit restrictions on any other bills. If they get SJR 5 passed they will have complete control of the Courts. They can essentially manipulate the rules to prevent their precious projects from getting sued. Once they are done they will require a signed affidavit by the decedent describing the afterlife to be attached to any complaint in order to be allowed to file a wrongful death suit.

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Posted by Numbersix on 03/27/2013 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Club for Growth continues campaign for Tom Cotton

I was a respondent on this poll on the 17th.
The questions were insanely loaded.
As well as quasi-factual.

If we must have a Repub running for that seat their are multitudes that are far more qualified than Cotton. However they haven't been completely bought and paid for like he has.

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Posted by Numbersix on 03/19/2013 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Bill Halter's 'Arkansas Promise'

Not so sure what I think about that plan.
Not to be elitist but I think a 2.5 GPA threshold is a bit low for such an investment. It should be more like something to work for not something you get just for participating.

Plus is there going to be any outlet for those who excel in high school but maybe college isn't the right place, and perhaps more vocational training is a better fit.

As someone who is over-educated I just don't have that much faith in the University system as being the be-all end-all some think it is.

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Posted by Numbersix on 03/18/2013 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Back in Arkansas

Cotton still isn't sure what he wants to be when he grows up. I got a call from a poll yesterday which was obviously looking for feelings on Cotton running for Pryor's seat or you know maybe Governor.

It was pretty ridiculous and the way they phrased things to illicit a negative response about Pryor was laughable. Some statements were not even factual as worded and based on a revisionist of history.

The pièce de résistance though was the question about essentially why wouldn't I support Cotton for Senate (I don't recall the exact wording but that was the gist of it). The only negative they offered up with him is youth and relative inexperience in office. If that's the only negative they can come up with they are still in their little cocoon like they were leading into the 2012 elections.

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Posted by Numbersix on 03/18/2013 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Minimum wage hike fails in committee

The minimum wage in the US was originally set by the Fair Labor Standards Act. There are lots of considerations that go into it including keeping a certain level of unemployment but also adding money into the economy. People earning minimum wage don't save they spend which enriches all the local businesses.
Most folks though have assumed that the minimum wage is/should be the amount of money needed to keep one out of poverty. However that would be described more as a living wage which we don't even come close to. If we actually indexed our minimum wage to inflation or cost of living, it would actually be considerably higher than where it stands now. Interesting to note is that Arkansas minimum wage is less than Federal, employers have to pay Federal so why we keep ours at an arbitrary lower level is beyond me. Except to let the poor know how they are really thought of.

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Posted by Numbersix on 03/05/2013 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Beebe vetoes 12-week abortion ban

Numbers 5:11-31 has the whole abortion for adultery test. So no blaspheming around here.

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Posted by Numbersix on 03/04/2013 at 8:40 PM


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