CHSopinions 
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Just another opinionated person in Charleston. I'm sure you wish you had the nads to say "I'm tired of this ****!" like I do.

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Re: “David Letterman's Willful Ignorance

@nofaith, really? Those that make millions are just super hard workers? Are you serious? Most of those big companies are hand-me-downs from "daddy's" former business. For example, look at Paris Hilton or the Kardashians.

I'm a hard working person. I work 40+ hours a week. Where's my millions of dollars and my tax break?

A lot of Americans (or at least the ones that still have jobs) DO work VERY HARD to earn money to support their household. The fact that you can even suggest that those who don't make a million a year don't work as hard is sheer ignorance. I bet your wear your badge of honor for ignorance proudly too huh?

Posted by CHSopinions on March 3, 2011 at 11:52 AM

Re: “David Letterman's Willful Ignorance

@mat catastrophe, not as long as there are government handouts *cough cough welfare* that can easily be abused by even the simplist of minds or as long as a portion of the population is paying into a social security they will never see.

Now with Obamacare on the way I'm starting to wonder, as a taxpayer, who I should be writing my "free handout" check to now.

Tom Woods is still correct in this one. We have a LONG way to go.

Posted by CHSopinions on March 2, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Re: “For Nikki Haley in case she, ahem, missed the president's speech

@factoryconnection, I understand that their is a difference and I'm only putting this in terms that most people can understand.

I've also heard the saying "you have to spend money to make money", but it seems that it isn't fixing an already existing problem. I don't blame this on the president alone though, this is everyone on capitol hill's fault. They are going on bad advisements without considering what the American population really needs. It's my personal belief that if we all just took a second to step back, assess the problem, see what we need and do not need to spend money (taxpayer's money) on, and develop a budget from there, instead of jumping on the first idea a senator/economist/congressman/president/advisor has then we could move on from this recession.

This isn't meant to fix our debt crisis in the next week or month or year, but it will let us start moving towards being in the positive in the next few years or maybe a decade. The sins of the father are (in this case) being put on the son. As a young 20 something person I already understand that the SS that I'm paying into from working 40+ hours a week will never actually be seen by me. Especially now that many of the baby boomers are going to be cashing in on it.

We're too afraid to stand up and say "this isn't working". You take away medicare/medicaid and everyone starts crying. You take away SS and everyone starts crying. The fact is that we need to give up on systems that aren't working or are being abused. Not to mention we need to have a serious discussion about obamacare and how much that will cost vs. who it will actually benefit. Some people are praising it while people like myself are feeling a hard punch to the wallet from it. I'll save that conversation for another day though.

Thanks for the insight.

Posted by CHSopinions on March 2, 2011 at 12:17 PM

Re: “For Nikki Haley in case she, ahem, missed the president's speech

I agree with IYP.

Let us say I have a credit card and I have maxed it out. Now it would be more reasonable to use my money wisely to pay it off while creating a budget to control how much I can spend on things I want vs. things I need.

Now if you look at our government they have handled it this way: I have a credit card that I have maxed out, so, I'm going to get ANOTHER credit card, put the bill for the first one one it, and then I'm going to keep spending on things I want (not necessarily need) until the second credit card is maxed out as well.

Lather, rinse, and repeat this process and you will have the same debt crisis we are currently in.

Its not an easy fix, I'll give it that, but, the government can't necessarily fix it by itself either. We, the people, have the money to fix this problem, but we can't until we can start growing local and small businesses. The government isn't going to magically start creating jobs, small businesses are. If we give them a chance, we'll give our economy a chance.

I'm not ecomony expert, just opinionated.

Posted by CHSopinions on March 2, 2011 at 10:56 AM

Re: “James Island Walmart won’t receive design board review

Why are the people on JI freaking out over a Walmart? You guys are acting like there is some monster moving in! The Walmart was already there, its just changing from a Walmart to, well,.... A WALMART. Adding some measly grocery area isn't going to suddenly make other stores start shutting down. You're not going to go to your local Walmart for, lets use an example, fresh fish, (good or organic) ground beef, or chicken. The grocery store in a Walmart is mainly used for boxed food or cheaper milk. If anything, you should be happy that adding a competitor (and yes I used "competitor" because most grocery stores' prices are the same) to force the local stores prices to lower to a reasonable amount. Take West Ashley for example, they have a Harris Teeter, Publix, Bi-lo, Piggly Wiggly, Food Lion, and Walmart Supercenter. They all co-exist peacefully. You just learn which places have the food you prefer for the price you want.


Oh and this is just an idea, if you guys are sooooo concerned about the way the Walmart looks on the outside, why don't you get that awesome graffiti guy to come paint the side. Problem solved.

Posted by CHSopinions on February 17, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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