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Inside the McMahon campaign strategy room...

Inside the McMahon campaign strategy room...

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Jay ma July 19, 2012 at 11:03 PM
She is willing to spend wads of money to know she exists and is a fine business woman. Well I can confirm she exists, albeit little else. Already receiving 3-4 mailings per week. It will be a long election season!
Michael Gianfranceschi July 20, 2012 at 01:05 AM
I rather have someone who puts thier own money where thier mouth is than someone who takes money from special interests and then is beholden to them when the time comes to vote on legislation... think about it.....
Peter Hamm July 20, 2012 at 04:43 AM
Then I guess it's good that Christopher Shays sponsored the Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance legislation that eliminated this type of money in politics until the Supreme Court shot it down.
Concerned Parent July 20, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Wake up people...There are a lot of Americans who are out of work, some of which who have gone in foreclosure. And with this, people focus on one individual financial status. Jealously is a dangerous vice, it closes peoples' minds to those things that truly need to be addressed. Issues that will have long term affects on our children.
louis July 20, 2012 at 02:47 PM
The problem is the manner in which they collect these statistics. In reality, they would not even look into the matter, as they never did prior to the great depression. They only account for people who are looking to collect their unemployment compensation, a structure which was set up for another era. In many regards, such funds should not be managed by a government department, as there are great inefficiencies in not just philosophy but practice. The unemployment rate in fact is probably 13% and that does not take into consideration the multitudes of people who earn hourly rates at minimum wage or less. An economy cannot function if people of their own initiative cannot find employment easily or are not earning a substantial income to pay the rising costs. Government is no longer suited to manage either the unemployment compensation funds (which is the money that workers and businesses contribute as a benefit of employment) nor the filling of these positions, which low end middle men have taken over the function of which with these staffing agencies.
Carl July 20, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Dear Linda, I am sitting in the smallest room of my house with your campaign mailer in front of me. Soon it will be behind me. Please start using a softer, more absorbent paper on which you print them.
QWERTY July 20, 2012 at 04:54 PM
I try and avoid politics in general because they do little to further the human race, but what's the difference if Linda finances her own campaign or another candidate begs people for finances? Isn't it to her credit that she's using her own money?
John Symon July 20, 2012 at 07:57 PM
I watched the debate Wednesday night. Am I the only one of Chris Shays? He keeps saying that we need his 22 years experience in Congress. I think that was taken into consideration when he was voted out. Chris voted for cap and trade. Card check. Even partial birth abortion, a radical position. I used to be a Chris Shays fan. But I now think he's part of the problem. I won't vote for Chris Murphy either. Linda McMahon's company employees over 600 people in CT. I'm not a fan of the type of business, but we need more job creators. I'm willing to give Linda McMahon a shot.
Michael Gianfranceschi July 20, 2012 at 08:14 PM
its only good if he included the unions in that legislation
Michael Gianfranceschi July 20, 2012 at 08:18 PM
not ot mention people who are self-employed who cannot collect when they have no work
John M. Joy July 20, 2012 at 08:43 PM
I'm rather surprised Castle Rock hasn't pitched a fit about the use of the video.
--- July 21, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Like John Symon, I am definitely willing to not seek out any career politicians (yikes) and give Linda McMahon a shot. She seems like a no-nonsense lady, and we could use that right about now, all things considered.
Tanya Carver July 21, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Linda has my vote, the money that she has, she has earned it. She has gone through foreclosure and bankruptcy and made it through by working hard and pushing ahead. Opportunities have come her way and she has been to capitalize on them. I have yet to receive one mailer from Linda asking for my financial support like other candidates. She strongly believes, she can make a difference. In case you are wondering, I am not involved in her campaign but did have an opportunity to listen to her story and her plan. Linda at least has a plan, do take a look: http://www.lindasplan.com/ Reviving the Economy: Linda's Plan to Put America Back to Work
Don Sherman July 21, 2012 at 07:10 PM
"[...] the unemployment compensation funds (which is the money that workers and businesses contribute as a benefit of employment) [...]" A bit of clarification is needed: workers DO NOT contribute to unemployment compensation funds. Employers are SOLELY responsible for the taxes paid to State and Federal unemployment funds. There is no employee deduction. Unemployment funds are one of the many employment taxes wage earners take for granted because they are not aware of the cost. Form W-2 lists Social Security and Medicare amounts withheld from wages, but fails to list the benefits paid by the employer. Generally, Social Security and Medicare benefits paid by the employer are equal to the amount paid by the employee and are in addition to the amount paid by the employee. Employees benefit by an additional 7.65% of their wages up to $110100.00; 1.45% on wages beyond that. Their unemployment compensation benefit cost varies by State and is in addition to all the above.
--- July 21, 2012 at 07:19 PM
@Tanya, "I have yet to receive one mailer from Linda asking for my financial support like other candidates." I can honestly say I haven't either, unless it somehow was tossed into the trash before I could check. I have received literature from Chris Murphy, however, paid for at taxpayer expense. Pow.
Monroe Guy July 21, 2012 at 07:56 PM
I um four Linda cause she is tuff
Yooper July 21, 2012 at 08:33 PM
So you're not a fan of her type of business? What other kinds of jobs has she / will she "create"?
Sam Mihailoff July 21, 2012 at 09:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFMx2DwbXjM&feature=player_embedded
yoda July 21, 2012 at 09:37 PM
SAM, http://youtu.be/1fAPEUWowEc YEAH!!!!!!!!!
Sean M July 23, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Linda McMahon is all icing and no cupcake. She speaks in platitudes and generalities. She hires consultants to tell her what to say. As to her plan, 1. We need across the board tax cuts. McMahon talks about middle class. She is continuing the class warfare crap the Democrats do. This is political pandering. 2. 25% income tax on businesses is too high. 3. Linda does not even touch the surface of the problem with regulation. Which unconstitutional federal agencies will she cut? EPA, Dept of Energy, Dept of Education (which does ZERO to educate our kids). 4. This item does not even address the big problems of Social Security and Medicare. 5. It is not the government's job to create jobs. Government should only remove barriers. The worst part of her website is that what will you save page. This is exactly what is wrong with politicians like Linda. Give benefits to a majority of people and buy their votes. I guess that is all she knows in buying support because she has been buying off insiders in the GOP for 3 years.

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