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    not all private schools are strake or kinkaid.... there is a quality private education available for most who seek it and it won't break the bank. You don't have to be a Kennedy to get in, or a Romney to pay for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARay11 View Post
    not all private schools are strake or kinkaid.... there is a quality private education available for most who seek it and it won't break the bank. You don't have to be a Kennedy to get in, or a Romney to pay for it.
    I thought they wanted better than the public schools

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    they are better than the public option
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    I remember the last year dismal job report. More unemployment people lose hope to seek more job offers. But it's good to hear that the government have made effort to bolster the recovery, the Federal Reserve on agreed to buy $40 billion a month in mortgage-backed securities to cut borrowing costs for home buyers and other borrowers, and pledged to keep short-term rates near zero until at least mid-2015. See more here.

    What happen now?

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    http://townhall.com/columnists/thoma...-need-n1616931
    Economics v. Need by Thomas Sowell

    He makes it sound very simple:
    This is not just a matter of semantics, but of economics. In the real world, employers compete for workers, just as they compete for customers for their output. And workers go where there is more demand for them, as expressed by what employers offer to pay.

    Farmers may wish for more farm workers, just as any of us may wish for anything we would like to have. But that is wholly different from thinking that some third party should define what we desire as a "need," much less expect government policy to meet that "need."

    In a market economy, when farmers are seeking more farm workers, the most obvious way to get them is to raise the wage rate until they attract enough people away from alternative occupations -- or from unemployment.
    With the higher labor costs that this would entail, the number of workers that farmers "need" would undoubtedly be less than what it would have been if there were more workers available at lower wage rates, such as immigrants from Mexico.

    It is no doubt more convenient and profitable to the farmers to import workers at lower pay than to pay American workers more. But bringing in more immigrants is not without costs to other Americans, including both financial costs in a welfare state and social costs, of which increased crime rates are just one.

    Some advocates of increased immigration have raised the specter of higher food prices without foreign farm workers. But the price that farmers receive for their produce is usually a fraction of what the consumers pay at the supermarket. And what the farmers pay the farm workers is a fraction of what the farmer gets for the produce.
    In other words, even if labor costs doubled, the rise in prices at the supermarket might be barely noticeable.

    What are called "jobs that Americans will not do" are in fact jobs at which not enough Americans will work at the current wage rate that some employers are offering. This is not an uncommon situation. That is why labor "shortages" lead to higher wage rates. A "shortage" is no more quantifiable than a "need," when you ignore prices, which are crucial in a market economy. To discuss "need" and "shortage" while ignoring prices -- in this case, wages -- is especially remarkable in a usually market-savvy publication like the Wall Street Journal.

    Often shortages have been predicted in various occupations -- and yet never materialized. Why? Because the pay in those occupations rose, causing more people to go into those occupations and causing employers to reduce how many people they "need" at the higher pay rates.

    Virtually every kind of "work that Americans will not do" is in fact work that Americans have done for generations. In many cases, most of the people doing that work today are Americans. And there are certainly many unemployed Americans available today, without bringing in more foreign workers to meet farmers' "needs."
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    I'm still trying to understand why when there are jobs we, the taxpayer, are forced to pay people to sit on their hands because the person refuses to do available work.
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