“$15/hour...... for a no skill job. Makes perfect sense to me.”
Torontopointofview on May 23, 2014 at 16:45:06
“Works in Australia.....and they get Universal Health Care included......surely America the Great can do better than that?”
MK Keen on May 23, 2014 at 15:50:11
“It would, if you actually understood how much income is required to survive even at the poverty level in the U.S., and that includes rent, medical insurance, transportation, food, clothing, etc... No human being should ever be denied a basic living wage if they work full-time for anyone, especially a profiteering megacorp that doesn't even pay its fair share of taxes into the nation's system.
No American citizen should be forced to pay extra to subsidize the lack of a living wage provided by greedy corporations who shirk their basic responsibilities as employers.
No corporation should be legally allowed to make most of its workers part-time to avoid paying for their insurance or other needs.
These are the kinds of things that the last great labor movement fixed, but the new robber barons and their bought-out legislators have stripped all of those good things away again.
Please take the time to study labor movements in the U.S. and Europe, and why they happened, before you make uninformed, generalized statements that have no substantiation.
There are many fast food outlets, sit-down restaurants, and other businesses that do a much better job of compensating workers, and they are flourishing. McDonald's employment practices should be illegal.”
“"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Did you skip that part?”
XFR Stone on May 21, 2014 at 10:32:20
“No, Did you still miss the part where that's not a United States legal document? It is a declaration of war directed at King George III and has no legal bearing in the U.S.”
“Two things come to mind.... first the sheriff is a tool. Seod, people saying Romney is using tis to fuel a possible campaign... REALLY?”
MoeB on May 19, 2014 at 13:08:35
“Agreed on the first.
Regarding the second, I'm not sure he made the statement he did because he may run again...I do believe (and this is just me personally) that he made the statement specifically because he has a home in that town...and thus, a personal connection to the town prompted the comment.
“If it is so obviously worthless, and Harry has the votes to defeat it, why is Harry afraid to allow the vte? Maybe not everyone in the public has the same definition of worthless as you and Harry do?”
bigfile4 on May 15, 2014 at 13:40:05
“Bills to kill Obamacare, investigations into 'Benghazi', etc. etc. are useless and worthless. By the way, are you one of the 9% of people who believe that Congress is doing its job?”
“10th amendment was actually part of the original constitution...added before ratification.... I get the sequence, just giving what the argument will offer. 10th is more important because it came first. 14th limits federal government, not the states, and so on and so on.”
joemondo on May 14, 2014 at 22:17:05
“No, the 14th limits states: "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
Furthermore, what comes later trumps what came earlier. That's why slavery is illegal and why there is no prohibition. That's the point of amendments: the amend what came earlier.
For someone with a US flag avatar you are remarkably ignorant of our civics.”
“You are focusing on an example to the exclusion of the bigger picture..... and ignoring the point being made in the original post AND the one I was responding to.... but knock yourself out”
MJHammonds on May 14, 2014 at 21:00:20
“The example IS part of the bigger picture, is it not? And I believe the last statement from the OP covered the big picture, unless there was some other hypothetical scenario they didn't touch on you would like to defend?”