“Actually, the 2 largest costs for fast food restaurant in an airport, would be rent and food.
in an airport, lease costs are usually 10X higher than most mall locations, and often figured as a percentage of gross sales, with a guaranteed minimum.
Do the math. A fast food joint serving 150 meals an hour would be grossing about $1000 an hour. 10 minimum wage workers making $7.25/hr and no benefits, would cost $72.50/hr + FICA, call it about $90/hr. that means that the labor cost of a 6.59 meal is about $1 (9% of $6.59). I seriously doubt that the ingredients + paper products for said meal costs less than $1.50”
“It's not that the parties are written into the Constitution. It's that the winner takes all nature of elections here guarantees that smaller parties can't survive. In other countries, people vote for parties, not individual representatives, so that getting 10% of the vote gets them 10% of the legislative votes, often enough that they can join the ruling coalition.”
onecustodian on Nov 8, 2013 at 00:39:27
“This is certainly part of the reason republicans and democrats control all politics but let;s not discount the ability of the two major parties to completely eliminate the competition through rule making and the buying of influence. Also, while we are voting for candidates let's be clear, they come from two parties and smaller parties never get the chance to grow in our censored society. Again, good point.”
“Christie has too many personal flaws, including a vicious temper. He's the only prominent republican I can think of who's not an obvious authoritarian follower, and susceptible to the right wing meme of the month. I agree with you, but I think that they are headed into the same oblivion as the Whigs, unless something changes.”
RETNAV 98 on Nov 7, 2013 at 10:14:36
“Irony..the Republican party's birth is owed in large part to the fracturing of the Whig party..”
“Unfortunately, the 2 party system is not going away. The Constitution is right up there with the Magna Carta for greatness, but it practically guarantees a 2 party system, and thus it requires the leaders of each party to sometimes knuckle under for the good of the country. That isn't happening now, or for the next few years until the present breed of dinosaurs is replaced.”
onecustodian on Nov 7, 2013 at 11:19:55
“I believe it is not going away any time soon but I doubt your connection to the constitution. There are no mentions of political parties in the document and many of the founders of this country actively spoke against them.”
Oct 19, 2013 at 00:51:39
“If you mad 50K instead of 20K, you'd still have more money in your pocket despite your insurance bill. And gee, if you had to spend a few days in the hospital, you might even come out ahead on the deal.
And if you worked just a little harder, you could make another 10K, and keep most of that.”
drini on Oct 19, 2013 at 15:47:16
“They are some of the most SHORT sighted folks I've ever heard. All the while calling us 'free loaders' or lazy!
Then you read a post like walters and realize they are truly jealous of what they perceive to be which is NOT true.”
“Good luck with that. What's we'd get is an embarassing (for the Republicans) spectacle in which the House members managing the prosecution would reveal what planet they live on (not this one) before they fail to even get a simple majority (maybe not even one vote) for conviction, and make Republicanism so disreputable that no one would admit to being a member.”
“Absolutely false that black commit 90% of the crimes in the US, they commit less than 30% of them. Don't take my word for it, take the FBIs word for it. And I'll tell you something else: if the cops looked as hard at white people for cries committed as they do black people, the white crime rate would magically zoom up.”
Ron Simmons on Aug 3, 2013 at 22:50:10
“I have said something similar for years. Why is it that when a white male goes to prison usually its something newsworthy?. If A black male goes to prison if it's a crack addiction. If a black Lindsay Lohan lived in the projects of Harlem, do anyone really think she would be able to get as many chances?”