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McDonald's Budget Plan Leaves Out A Critical Line: Corporate Welfare

McDonald's Budget Plan Leaves Out A Critical Line: Corporate Welfare

Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 00:24:07 in Business

“The other point that needs to be discussed is that by paying higher wages, the employees of McDonalds's would be paying higher taxes. This would mean more revenue for the federal government. When the one percent makes billions of dollars they don't pay taxes, which means they don't contribute to our society. They take more than they give.
It is a win, win situation to give people a living wage. With a living wage they feel like part of society and can live with dignity, while spending their hard earned money at other businesses. The money gets circulated and as a whole benefits all of society rather than just a few that already have more than they need.
You can't join the military when you are in your forties or fifties. And if you can't afford a passport you can't get a job over seas. Unfortunately, poor and rural America are stuck with what the corporations are willing to dole out, which isn't much. We are all at their mercy, and don't have a choice but to become hypocrites by shopping or using the services provided by large corporations. A case in point would be that most people use a large corporation like Comcast or Charter to connect to the internet. Do you know for a fact that they provide a living wage to all of their employees? I am asking because I really don't know. Do you?”
McDonald's Budget Plan Leaves Out A Critical Line: Corporate Welfare

McDonald's Budget Plan Leaves Out A Critical Line: Corporate Welfare

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 22:39:20 in Business

“The problem is that we aren't talking about adolescents, we are talking grown adults that lost living wage jobs and now can only find jobs at McDonald's and Walmart. You can't join the military when you are in your forties or fifties, or get a job over seas when you have a family that needs you at home. And joining is joining the military being self reliant? Doesn't that mean you are employed by the federal government?
The point is that corporations could pay living wages and still make a profit while giving people buying power and dignity. Higher wages would also stimulate the economy and give people the opportunity to spend their money locally. If you don't have any money to spend you can't support the local economy by going to a local restaurant or place of entertainment.”

LoneTree on Jul 18, 2013 at 22:51:42

“"or get a job over seas when you have a family that needs you at home. And joining is joining the military being self reliant? Doesn't that mean you are employed by the federal government?"

Families have survived separations for thousands of years and continue to do so to this day. Joining the military is taking on a task that others don't want to or can't do for themselves in exchange for wages and benefits. The fact is they are EMPLOYED by the government, not dependent on entitlements for which they provide no service or value.

Everyone is going to spend money somewhere, it's a personal choice where and how to spend it.

You sound like a person of high integrity and good intentions, but I don't think you've really considered all the options.”
McDonald's Budget Plan Leaves Out A Critical Line: Corporate Welfare

McDonald's Budget Plan Leaves Out A Critical Line: Corporate Welfare

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 19:52:12 in Business

“Lone Tree, there are plenty of people that have a college degree and are working at low wage part time jobs because that is all that is available.
Apparently you are lucky and have a secure job, or are retired and don't have a clue as to what it is like in the job force.
Not only is it difficult to try and find a full time job that offers a living wage, but now days a lot of the jobs are temporary jobs because employers don't want to pay living wages or benefits. In the mean time, while corporations are making billions of dollars, the tax payer has to subsidize the people working at these low paying jobs to make sure they can have food on the table. Wouldn't it be better if these corporations weren't so greedy and gave their employees the dignity of making a living wage? After all, they are working, which means they aren't lazy, just poor with no opportunities.”

LoneTree on Jul 18, 2013 at 20:50:25

“When a person is in a desperate situation they have to consider doing things they hadn't thought of before. Like going overseas to work. Or joining the military. Or starting their own business doing whatever it is they know how to do, or selling whatever it is they're able to sell. I am retired but if you think that means I don't know what the job market is like then you are making the most myopic of arguments. Because you're no longer an adolescent, does that mean you have no clue what being an adolescent is like?

"Wouldn't it be better if these corporations weren't so greedy and gave their employees the dignity of making a living wage?" - - - Come to rely on yourself, one small step at a time. Once you develop that self-reliance no situation will ever seem so bleak again. And boycott businesses that don't pay a living wage (we each think we're so powerless but the number of people committed to a cause that it takes to make a difference is surprisingly small).”
Paul Krugman: Margaret Thatcher Shouldn't Get Too Much Credit

Paul Krugman: Margaret Thatcher Shouldn't Get Too Much Credit

Commented Apr 9, 2013 at 12:19:12 in Business

“Brian Farms,
Thatcher's policies benefited the wealthy and hurt the working class while creating high unemployment. The wealthy like it when the peons have to grovel for lower wages. After all, they should be satisfied with the fact they have a job. An economy that is flourishing is an economy that gives the average person buying power and a more civilized life.
Why would Krugman be bitter, or jealous when he has won a Nobel prize in Economic Sciences?”
Obama Golfed With Oil Men As Climate Protesters Descended On White House

Obama Golfed With Oil Men As Climate Protesters Descended On White House

Commented Feb 20, 2013 at 10:53:07 in Politics

“The president is keeping his friends close, and his enemies closer.”

gottalovethat on Feb 20, 2013 at 10:55:00

“Do you give your enemies what they want as he has?? Hardly.”
Change.org Petitions Targeting Restaurants Gain Steam

Change.org Petitions Targeting Restaurants Gain Steam

Commented Sep 10, 2012 at 23:44:05 in Los Angeles

“Say you are on a road trip and you are the only person in the car of four people that doesn't eat meat, and you have been out voted as to where you will be stopping for lunch or dinner. What would you eat?”

cleokaftan on Sep 11, 2012 at 00:23:09

“A salad. I have seen few, few places that do not offer salads. And, my friends are accomodating and would stop at a second location out of respect for me.”
Obama Immigration Speech: Reporter Neil Munro Interrupts, Heckles President During Remarks (VIDEO)

Obama Immigration Speech: Reporter Neil Munro Interrupts, Heckles President During Remarks (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 16, 2012 at 00:56:38 in Media

“These are children that had no choice about coming to this country, and have spent their life here, thinking they were US citizens. Why should they be sent back to a country that is foreign to them, when this is the country they have loved and believed in? President Obama is looking ahead and believes these young people can be great contributors to our society. We need to have faith and believe in them, too.”
Obama Immigration Speech: Reporter Neil Munro Interrupts, Heckles President During Remarks (VIDEO)

Obama Immigration Speech: Reporter Neil Munro Interrupts, Heckles President During Remarks (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 16, 2012 at 00:48:12 in Media

“Don't you think this was a ploy for Tucker and his Daily Caller to get publicity? Maybe the right wing knew about the Daily Caller, but have the rest of us heard of them before this publicity stunt? They may be rude and disrespectful, but they know how to get attention.”

bonhamjb on Jun 16, 2012 at 01:24:57

“Maybe, but it was the wrong kind of attention. Dems won't pay any attention to the Daily Caller any more than Repubs will to MSNBC”
Barney Frank: Democrats Made 'Big Mistake' In Wisconsin Recall

Barney Frank: Democrats Made 'Big Mistake' In Wisconsin Recall

Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 00:10:23 in Politics

“You do realize that since President Obama became president he has lowered the taxes for the middle class. It was part of the stimulus package that Republicans say didn't help anyone, which is a complete lie.
It was President Bush that started two wars that created the deficit. And he never included the wars in his budget to make his budget look better than it really was. After the deficit was created don't you think the rich should have had their taxes increased to help pay for the wars created by a Republican?
And I really doubt that union bosses are in the same league financially as the really, really wealthy Koch brothers that spent millions of dollars so Scott Walker could keep his job. For all you know a union leader could be living next door to you. Unless you are really wealthy I highly doubt you are living any where near millionaires or people like them.
As a matter of fact, as a waitress I used to wait on the guys that were the leaders of a union and they weren't millionaires at all, but were middle class guys with families. And at one point I even worked with one of their daughters when she became a waitress. I highly doubt any millionaires have their daughters work as waitresses.”
Barney Frank: Democrats Made 'Big Mistake' In Wisconsin Recall

Barney Frank: Democrats Made 'Big Mistake' In Wisconsin Recall

Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 17:52:08 in Politics

“And you don't think our hard earned tax dollars don't line the pockets of millionaires like the Koch brothers through tax subsidies that are given to the oil industry? Hard working Americans have made them rich. A lot of times unions help their members through difficult economic times and even help them find employment. Millionaires are out to make money for themselves, while unions and union bosses are they to help the working class and middle class.”

DTrevino on Jun 8, 2012 at 00:10:23

“You do realize that since President Obama became president he has lowered the taxes for the middle class. It was part of the stimulus package that Republicans say didn't help anyone, which is a complete lie.
It was President Bush that started two wars that created the deficit. And he never included the wars in his budget to make his budget look better than it really was. After the deficit was created don't you think the rich should have had their taxes increased to help pay for the wars created by a Republican?
And I really doubt that union bosses are in the same league financially as the really, really wealthy Koch brothers that spent millions of dollars so Scott Walker could keep his job. For all you know a union leader could be living next door to you. Unless you are really wealthy I highly doubt you are living any where near millionaires or people like them.
As a matter of fact, as a waitress I used to wait on the guys that were the leaders of a union and they weren't millionaires at all, but were middle class guys with families. And at one point I even worked with one of their daughters when she became a waitress. I highly doubt any millionaires have their daughters work as waitresses.”

2Murphys on Jun 7, 2012 at 22:37:21

“So the union bosses are wealthy? Who pays their salary? Do union bosses go through any financial hardships? There will always be rich people and there will always be poor people and hopefully if the middle class isn't taxed to death we will be around too. But please don't talk about millionaires unless you mention the union bosses.”
Barney Frank: Democrats Made 'Big Mistake' In Wisconsin Recall

Barney Frank: Democrats Made 'Big Mistake' In Wisconsin Recall

Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 11:54:59 in Politics

“At least union bosses are looking out for the best interest of the working class and middle class. Do you really think millionaires care about peons like us? They only use us come election time by trying to divide and conquer, like Walker said he was going to do. Apparently it works. In the mean time living wages disappear along with the unions. The millionaires want us working for peanuts as they collect the gold. Shouldn't all hard working people be given the opportunity to earn a living wage? When given a decent wage people spend it in the community at the local businesses we all want to support.”

2Murphys on Jun 7, 2012 at 15:17:50

“Union bosses aren't millionaires? Who pays their salary? Do union dues stop if you become unemployed?”
Barney Frank: Democrats Made 'Big Mistake' In Wisconsin Recall

Barney Frank: Democrats Made 'Big Mistake' In Wisconsin Recall

Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 23:49:35 in Politics

“How can you think it was good sense to vote for a guy that was backed by millions of dollars from outside interests while Barrett was backed by the people in the state of Wisconsin? Apparently you like the idea of millionaires dictating what happens in the state of Wisconsin, rather than the people that live and work there. Let's raise the standard of living for everyone and become a more civilized society rather than take away the rights and benefits of the few working people that have them. Power to the working class and middle class, not the millionaire.”

2Murphys on Jun 7, 2012 at 10:57:07

“Union bosses don't have deep pockets? Okay.”

DavidinStLouis on Jun 7, 2012 at 00:07:21

“Nice rant, DT. : /”
Scott Walker Defeats Tom Barrett: Wisconsin Recall Results 2012

Scott Walker Defeats Tom Barrett: Wisconsin Recall Results 2012

Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 01:03:26 in Politics

“Either you are really, really wealthy, or really, really dumb.
Don't we want a higher standard of living for everyone in the good old USA and not just the one percent? Why do you hate the people that educate our children and protect us from fire and harm? They work hard and deserve to earn a decent living. Doesn't a civilized society stand for a high standard of living for all, which includes a good education and healthcare? Do you want the USA to be like a third world country?”
Russ Feingold Hosting Fundraiser For Tom Barrett In Wisconsin Recall Race

Russ Feingold Hosting Fundraiser For Tom Barrett In Wisconsin Recall Race

Commented May 18, 2012 at 12:46:02 in Politics

“Please tell me why everyone hates the fact that government employees earn a living wage with benefits? Don't we want a civilized society where everyone can earn a living wage and have affordable healthcare? When the average person earns a living wage the money they earn supports their local community. Their wages get spent at the local restaurant, hardware store, and even the local farm where you can pick strawberries, apples, and in the winter you can cut down your own Christmas tree. Without the living wage these other businesses can't thrive.
Scott Walker and the Republican tea party don't believe in a minimum wage let alone a living wage. They represent people like the Koch brothers that want the average person to work for peanuts and grovel for a living. Is this what we want for our country? Don't we want a higher standard of living for everyone? If you do, vote Scott Walker out of office and restore the dignity of the state of Wisconsin.”

umen on May 19, 2012 at 00:32:36

“Vote Scott Walker out of office and regain the 6,000 jobs Walker and his policies lost last month.”
Obamacare Faces Near-Solid Block In The South

Obamacare Faces Near-Solid Block In The South

Commented Mar 30, 2013 at 19:46:44 in Politics

“HardCoreConservative,
Do you really think the healthcare system we have now works for most people, when the number one cause of bankruptcy in this country is a catastrophic illness? Middle class, working class, and definitely the poor in this country can't save enough money to cover the cost of an illness. What happens when you are too ill to work and you can't afford insurance coverage? Who is going to pay the bills? If we want to be a civilized society, we need to take care of everyone and keep them healthy with good medical coverage. We need nationalized healthcare.”
Hostess Brands Liquidation: Twinkie-Maker Seeks Court Permission To Liquidate [UPDATE]

Hostess Brands Liquidation: Twinkie-Maker Seeks Court Permission To Liquidate [UPDATE]

Commented Nov 16, 2012 at 13:11:27 in Business

“If what the employees are earning is such an important question, then you also need to ask how much the CEO is earning and if they have taken a pay cut to help the company's bottom line.”

aforeignaccent on Nov 16, 2012 at 13:16:04

“agreed...so let's find out...”
Hostess Brands Liquidation: Twinkie-Maker Seeks Court Permission To Liquidate [UPDATE]

Hostess Brands Liquidation: Twinkie-Maker Seeks Court Permission To Liquidate [UPDATE]

Commented Nov 16, 2012 at 12:48:11 in Business

“The article doesn't give the details as to what the employees were earning or the benefits they have received. Here is a very good article that gives us a few more details. Apparently a good number of these employees have been dedicated to their jobs for decades, and this is how they are treated? http://nhlabornews.com/tag/hostess/
Hostess Brands Liquidation: Twinkie-Maker Seeks Court Permission To Liquidate [UPDATE]

Hostess Brands Liquidation: Twinkie-Maker Seeks Court Permission To Liquidate [UPDATE]

Commented Nov 16, 2012 at 11:50:36 in Business

“This is just a way to break the union so they can pay their employees minimum wage instead of a living wage and benefits. The unionized employees aren't greedy they just want to earn a decent living instead of working hard for poverty wages that wouldn't include benefits, like health insurance. Power to the working class. Wake up America! The one percent has waged a war against the ninety-nine percent.”

aforeignaccent on Nov 16, 2012 at 11:56:20

“How much were these workers making? What were their benefits? What was the union asking for??”
huffingtonpost entry

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Commented Aug 12, 2012 at 14:26:52 in Media

“Please tell us how President Obama has been dismantling the foundations of America. Considering he inherited a deficit, bad economy, and two wars, was he supposed to be a miracle worker?
Also explain why Ryan is a great guy when he wants to give out vouchers to our Seniors, when you know this means people that are on a fixed income won't be able to afford healthcare.”
huffingtonpost entry

The New Architects of the Manipulation and Destruction of the Poor, Mitt & Paul!

Commented Aug 11, 2012 at 20:28:59 in Politics

“Please explain what doesn't make sense to you.
Do you really think the Romney/Ryan ticket cares about the working poor, poor, or for that matter, even the middle class? Given the opportunity, they will give even more to the one percent at the expense of the ninety-nine percent.
If you aren't part of the one percent and vote for Romney/Ryan, you will be voting against your own self interest, along with the interests of your family and community.”
Affordable Care Becomes a Reality for Women and Families

Affordable Care Becomes a Reality for Women and Families

Commented Aug 5, 2012 at 16:56:58 in Politics

“Apparently you don't have a mother, sister or a wife or daughter that will benefit from the Affordable Healthcare act.
Blood pressure screenings, colorectal cancer screenings, type 2 diabetes screenings for adults with high blood pressure, along with a lot of other screenings are covered for ALL adults, not just women. It isn't just women that benefit. Read before you write.
Don't we all benefit when we have a healthy, productive society?”
Mitt Romney Tax Plan Helps The Rich The Most: Analysis

Mitt Romney Tax Plan Helps The Rich The Most: Analysis

Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 13:32:36 in Politics

“Do you really believe what you just wrote? Have you seen the latest CNN Poll? President Obama is leading in three swing states. Unfortunately, the conservatives want the White House so badly they are will to disenfranchise voters to steal the election.”
Father's Day Without My Dad

Father's Day Without My Dad

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 15:06:17 in Healthy Living

“You are to be applauded for your astuteness. The wisdom you have to forgive and move forward is amazing. I wish I could give you a big hug. :-) As a former yooper it was a surprise to start reading your article on the Huffington Post and see the UP mentioned. In the mean time, I am going to get more information on your book. Thank you.”
Why Exactly Does Romney Want Fewer Firefighters, Police and Teachers?

Why Exactly Does Romney Want Fewer Firefighters, Police and Teachers?

Commented Jun 14, 2012 at 12:00:58 in Politics

“Apparently you agree that teachers, firefighters, and police officers are a necessary component to our society and should never be considered unnecessary and unaffordable. :-)”
Why Exactly Does Romney Want Fewer Firefighters, Police and Teachers?

Why Exactly Does Romney Want Fewer Firefighters, Police and Teachers?

Commented Jun 14, 2012 at 10:46:49 in Politics

“Would a child rather have a parent employed right now earning a decent living, or would they rather have their parent unemployed trying to figure out how to keep them fed and shelter over their head? Oh, I guess the child is more concerned about the fiscal debt of this country and not about their own hunger and well being. Wake up. People that are teachers, fireman, and police officers have families and need jobs. Aren't these people part of the United States, or do you think they are from a foreign country or planet? When your next door neighbor earns a decent living it helps everyone in the community. Please tell me when these jobs became unaffordable and unnecessary? I guess if we aren't educated we will all vote Republican and vote against our own self interests.”

JimMcDermottJr on Jun 14, 2012 at 11:30:26

“Teachers, firefighters, cops, teachers, firefighters, cops,teachers, firefighters, cops,teachers, firefighters, cops,teachers, firefighters, cops,teachers, firefighters, cops,teachers, firefighters, cops,teachers, firefighters, cops,teachers, firefighters, cops,teachers, firefighters, cops,teachers, firefighters, cops,teachers, firefighters, cops,”
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