Here are the results of poll questions on wenatcheeworld.com in the past week and some of the responses:
If you were in charge of hiring someone, would it matter if an applicant had numerous visible tattoos?
Yes, I wouldn’t hire them 43 percent
Maybe, but not if they were clearly best 33 percent
No 24 percent
- Depends on if I were hiring them to plan a wedding for me or to wrench on my Harley.
- I’d have to say that ink is a social filter. Tats are akin to stickers on an old steamer trunk. They let you know where you’ve been, how far you’ve come, and often whom you’ve lost along the way. They show the world that you’ve lived. And anymore, they also make for a nice social filter. In other words, it’s generally a lot more comfortable to strike up a conversation with an inked person than with one who is not. They’re the ones with stories. And anyone who would discriminate against a tattoo likely has no sense of humor from the get-go. Kinda keeps the stodgy people at bay.
- How is this not considered discrimination? As someone who has visible tattoos it is frustrating. Take into consideration maybe they are from a different time in that person’s life. If I could get rid of them I would. Think before you discriminate.
Poll: Who is most to blame for the federal government shutdown?
Republicans 37 percent
The president and Democrats 38 percent
Both equally 21 percent
Voters 4 percent
- The Republicans are pushing this to protest a law. It is a law! It’s not a bill. They lost the presidential election (again) and are doing anything they can to challenge Obama, even if it hurts the country. The president won re-election with health care as a major part of his plans, and the majority agreed.
- Can someone please tell me when the Republicans compromised and funded all of the government, including Obamacare, with the only provisions that the special benefit given to the Congress, the president and their staffs that provides them a greater subsidy benefit then we can get removed, and to delay the individual mandate for just one year, just as President Obama has done for businesses and unions, coupled with the Democrats refusing to comprise even to that small degree, it is the Republicans who caused the government shutdown? All Harry Reid had to do is accept a minimal and very fair compromise and President Obama to sign it, and there would have been no shutdown.
- The Republicans are shutting down the government to try and stop a law that was deemed constitutional and is in effect and funded. Ridiculous! Who in their right mind thinks the Dems are causing this?
- People think that government should be as the Constitution defined, three separate but equal groups that have to work together and compromise. When the president says I will not negotiate and will veto any bill that does not fund Obamacare, it appears he is not in the mood to negotiate but in the mood to dictate …
- Well, I’m sure glad none of you folks who complain are going to opt for Medicare or Social Security. Wouldn’t be the “right” thing to do. Needless to say, both programs will continue to evolve and survive long after we are gone — possibly so evolved that it barely resembles today’s program. Such is the nature of evolution. Oh, whoops “evolution;” I said a bad word. Nuthin’ evolves; it’s all done perfect the first time. Oh, also you say the president isn’t open to negotiation. His “no negotiation” you speak of paradoxically is a very effective negotiation. Only you apparently cannot hear his offer: a CR and nuthin’ else …
- I keep hearing the cry of “It’s the law” and the Supreme Court upheld that. What I don’t understand is how the Supreme Court upheld the ACA when it is still being written? How could they say it’s constitutional when they cannot have read it … it’s not done yet, changes are being made all the time? I’m missing something and I’m sure someone can tell me!
- The most to blame is the American people. We continue to support a two-party system that puts party before country. I truly believe that if you split the GOP into a far right and the center right party and split the Dems into far left and the center left party we would be much better off as a nation. Right now it’s the far wings of both parties that seem to enjoy gridlock.
The current poll question:
How do you most enjoy an apple?
Go to wenatcheeworld.com to vote.