The restaurant industry ran a private poll on the minimum wage...

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1. Im smart enough to know that it takes specific knowledge, and expertise that I dont have to own, and run a restaurant.

2. I have no interest in owning, or running a restaurant.

3. The success or failure of a restaurant has to do with a helluva lot more than price.

4. I doubt many people go into the restaurant business to become rich - its a tough business, and one has to love it.

5. No matter how successful, I doubt any restaurant in any given area could possibly employ all the available labor.

So you have not the desire or expertise to run a restaurant.........

But you DO have the desire to tell others how to do it.
 
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So you have not the desire or expertise to run a restaurant.........

But you DO have the desire to tell others how to do it.
Im not telling anyone how to run their business.

I do, however, agree with FDR when he said, "...'Necessitous men are not free men.' Liberty requires opportunity to make a living—a living decent according to the standard of the time, a living which gives man not only enough to live by, but something to live for."
 
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I wonder just what percentage of the cost of a new car is represented by the cost of labor? It must be a lot lower than it used to be due to automation. Less, therefore, is saved by moving the factory to a lower wage country.
 
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That is such arrogant, ignorant bull shit.

Employers have managed to lower wages for highly skilled americans by exporting work, importing labor, and employing women in traditionally male dominated jobs (why do you think women get paid less than men).
Are you saying that employers DON'T tell an Employee what the PAY is? Better PROVE that one.
 
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Im not telling anyone how to run their business.

I do, however, agree with FDR when he said, "...'Necessitous men are not free men.' Liberty requires opportunity to make a living—a living decent according to the standard of the time, a living which gives man not only enough to live by, but something to live for."
He probably was speaking about folks then. Who took personal Responsibility for their own lives. To bad that ain't so now.
 

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Are you saying that employers DON'T tell an Employee what the PAY is? Better PROVE that one.
Used to be there was an honor system among employers who wanted to keep employees who did a good job so they gave them raises.

Small businesses still do that, but we've got so few left people have just become used to working in places where they're shown no respect and literally everyone who works there hates their job. They lie and say they don't, but they do.
 
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He probably was speaking about folks then. Who took personal Responsibility for their own lives. To bad that ain't so now.
The people you claim take/took responsibility get subsidized by we the people to our detriment, and that of society's in general as well. We bailed these "responsible folks" out with socialism you'll recall; they begged for it, threatened impending economic armageddon if they didn't get it. Across first "conservative" and then "socialist" administrations. Vote for change my freind. Folks like Don, and the Clintons, and the Obamas, and the Bush's, and the entire political class, and our recycled war criminals, and on and on and on are not responsible folks. The political class is the antithesis of responsible folks, they serve the aristocracy, not society at large. Hell Don ran a presidential campaign upon the rigging of the system and corruption of the power structure. We've seen entitled sleeze get appointed to the supreme Court. We've seen the nation lied into a bogus illegal war with the feverish support of a corporate state media machine by these entitled fuckwits of "both" stripes". We've seen the power structure pursue journalists who reveal war crimes. We've seen cops get away with murder on video. We've seen the corruption of the substantial people pawing and bribing their spawn into ivy league schools that vomit up these children of privilege into positions that further exacerbate the decline of this society for all of us.

People know what time it is, see if you can outsmartass it I guess.