William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 2-26-17

William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 2-26-17

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Answer to yesterday's William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it. Pope Francis Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing ye to the Lord and bless his name: shew forth his salvation from day to day. PsalmsAnswer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it.
Pope Francis

 

Read Phil Heron at the Delaware County Daily Times

William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 2-25-17

“Man of Steel” can be translated as “stalin” in Russian. Ponder that next time you watch a Superman movie.

For what it’s worth the Soviet dictator took that name for himself. His original surname was dze Jughashvili.

William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 2-25-17

Ridiculous Public Pensions Fueled By Inflated Compensation

Ridiculous Public Pensions Fueled By Inflated Compensation

Ridiculous Public Pensions Fueled By Inflated CompensationBy Sen. Scott Wagner

The Pennsylvania State Senate held budget hearings, Feb. 23, and one of the agencies that testified in front of the Appropriations Committee was the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). 

PASSHE oversees the 14 state-owned universities which are:

1.  Bloomsburg University

2.  California University

3.  Cheyney University

4.  Clarion University

5.  East Stroudsburg University

6.  Edinboro University

7.  Indiana University

8.  Kutztown University

9.  Lock Haven University

10. Mansfield University

11. Millersville University

12. Shippensburg University

13. Slippery Rock University

14. West Chester University

The Chancellor of PASSHE appeared in front of the Appropriations Committee to answer questions.

One of my Senate Colleagues asked what the average salary was for a university professor – the Chancellor responded that it is approximately $85,000.

When it was my turn to ask questions I focused on his response of $85,000.

I stated to the Chancellor that this week PennLive.com did several stories on people employed by the state making more than $100,000.

I went on to tell the Chancellor that in the PennLive story there was reference to the swim coach at West Chester University who earned total compensation of $313,954 in 2016. And by the way, this same coach earned $420,172 in 2015.

I continued to walk the Chancellor through the compensation for the swim coach – his base salary was $77,285 and the rest of his compensation was additional income earned running summer swimming camps.

Then I asked the Chancellor this question:

When the swim coach retires will his pension be based on his base salary or his total compensation?

The Chancellor responded that it depends which pension program he is in.

Here is where my brain goes into overdrive.

I went on to say that if the pension is based on his base salary that may be reasonable, but if his pension is based on his total compensation – which I think will be the case here – that means a swim coach making over $300,000 per year could potentially get two thirds of $300,000 which is $200,000 per year for the rest of his life. 

I will research the answer to this question and get back to you with the answer. 

The $64,000 question is this –  Am I right or am I wrong?

Click on the links below to view the stories.

The story referencing the West Chester swim coach is in the second story. 

One in 14 State Government Employees Made the $100,000 Club Roster in 2016 

http://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/02/one_in_14_state_government_emp.html

Meet the State Employees Who Had the Highest Earnings in 2016: $100,000 Club

http://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/02/100000_club_check_out_who_the.html

We will have the answer next week.

I want to introduce another slogan:  “Harrisburg and State Government – the gifts that keeps on giving.”

Ridiculous Public Pensions Fueled By Inflated Compensation

William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 2-25-17

William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 2-25-17

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Answer to yesterday's William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator. Francis Bacon Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing ye to the Lord and bless his name: shew forth his salvation from day to day. PsalmsAnswer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.
Francis Bacon

 

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Minimum Wage Hike Hurts Poor

Minimum Wage Hike Hurts Poor

By Leo Knepper

Increasing the minimum wage will hurt the people who can least afford it.

To solve the budget deficit, Governor Wolf’s mathematically magical budget also includes an increase in the minimum wage. He is advocating an increase from $7.25 to $12 per hour. The Governor claims that raising the minimum wage to $12 would generate $95 million in additional tax revenue. There are numerous reasons to be skeptical of this claim and a positive impact of the minimum wage in general.

Advocating for a higher minimum wage plays well with the public as a whole, but it ignores the reality that the real minimum wage is $0.

As the minimum wage increases, automation becomes more cost effective in a larger number of settings. In response to $15 per hour minimum wages in several cities, McDonald’s and Wendy’s have rolled out self-serve kiosks to replace the workers who were taking orders. The government bodies who thought they would reap the rewards of higher wages to tax now tax nothing. Furthermore, there is now a cost to taxpayers for government benefits for the newly unemployed.

While the trend toward automation for low-skill positions is relatively new in fast food, the impact of higher minimum wages on the lowest skilled workers has been the subject of years of research. In reviewing the data, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco found that “the overall body of recent evidence suggests that the most credible conclusion is a higher minimum wage results in some job loss for the least-skilled workers-with possibly larger adverse effects than earlier research suggested.”

A multitude of unintended consequences come from a government mandated versus market-based wage. After a ballot measure increasing the minimum wage passed in Washington state child care costs skyrocketed. Another concern is that the minimum wage will have a disproportionately larger adverse effect on smaller business than larger ones. Who would have an easier time paying for higher labor costs, Walmart or your local hardware store?

No one wants their neighbor to live in poverty. However, the minimum wage and increases in it are not the way to address the problems of poverty or increasing tax revenues. An increase in the minimum wage would cost some people their jobs, shutter small businesses, and drive up consumer costs in Pennsylvania. And, none of those things are good for the Commonwealth.

PS: Have you contacted the General Assembly and Governor about the budget yet?

Mr. Knepper is executive director of Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania.

Minimum Wage Hike Hurts Poor

Minimum Wage Hike Hurts Poor

William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 2-24-17

William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 2-24-17

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Answer to yesterday's William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing ye to the Lord and bless his name: shew forth his salvation from day to day. PsalmsAnswer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Thomas Merton

 

Read Phil Heron at the Delaware County Daily Times

Nazi Paikidze Barnes Strong And Independent

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Is it Nazi to tell them to shove their hijabs were the sun don’t shine?

No Miranda, a swastika is not automatically bad and neither are all Nazis. Nazi Paikidze-Barnes is the U.S. Women’s Chess Champion and is a great role model. She is not weak and meek even though her name means “gentle” in her native Georgian. Nazi is refusing to participate in the Women’s World Chess Championship in Tehran, Iran because of a requirement to wear a hijab.

That’s a good thing.

With regard to swastikas, the word means “lucky object” in Sanskrit. There is one on the St. Thomas World War I Memorial in England.

Nazi Paikidze-Barnes
U.S Army Air Corps plane with swastika shortly after World War I.

The British used it on war savings coupons during World War I. And it appeared on U.S. planes in at the time.

Nazi Paikidze-Barnes
U.S. Army Air Corps plane with lots of swastikas during World War II.

Of course, they appeared on U.S. planes during World War II but that was for a different reason.

 

 

Nazi Paikidze Barnes Strong And Independent

William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 2-23-17

No Anthony, Buchanan, LIberia is not named for James Buchanan who is the only president born in Pennsylvania and generally considered to be the worst in US history. It’s named for his cousin Thomas who was that West African nation’s first governor. 

William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 2-23-17 Buchanan, LIberia

William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 2-23-17

William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 2-23-17

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Answer to yesterday's William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble. George Washington Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing ye to the Lord and bless his name: shew forth his salvation from day to day. PsalmsAnswer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
George Washington

 

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