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    re: McJobs and the Minimum Wage[W:123,226]

    Quote Originally Posted by greengirl77 View Post
    Lol considering Republicans are responcible for 70% of the national debt yeah it was Dems spending all the money under Regan, Bush1 and Bush2. Please stop with the conservative anti everything talking points. Americans have caught on to the whole lets drape oursleves in the flag and call ourselves patriots and do the direct opposite! That is why you guys cant find anyone decent enough to run. They get laughed at.
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    re: McJobs and the Minimum Wage[W:123,226]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    It's certainly true that American Apparel competes world-wide. Imagine them selling Made in the USA clothing in Mexico, Brasil and Korea?
    There's not much difference in the steps necessary to push a burger over the counter at a MickeyD's and the steps leading to a tee-shirt put into a shopping bag in an American Apparel store. The examples aren't apples and oranges.



    I guess, bottom line, it's the workers at American Apparel who're competing with Bangladesh, not the company per se. And it's a mistake to say that the fact of overseas production is a liability for companies like Nike, Joe Fresh, Benetton, etc. They're not operating in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for humanitarian reasons.
    We'll probably just have to agree to disagree on this.
    Yes they are. What does an American Apparel (AA) clerk sell? Yep - only AA made products, so you should compare them to Apple store clerks, not Walmart, McDonald's or grocery store clerks. The ability to make less profit at the factory is offset by making more profit at the retail store - did you not catch that "detail" in the link that you provided? The profit margin on an AA shirt is WAY above that of a McBurger or a can of baked beans at the grocery store.
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    re: McJobs and the Minimum Wage[W:123,226]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    BHO is already responsible for more national debt than any other POTUS, and on the day he leaves office on 20 January 2017 he will be responsible for more national debt than all other Presidents combined.
    This is true.


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    re: McJobs and the Minimum Wage[W:123,226]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    I dunno, $15 to flip burgers and wear a headset seems pretty sweet, but let's not forget that if they get that, then people who actually do hard labor like masonry work, or anything of that nature surely would deserve much more than that, right? I worked as a bricklayers helper in the 80's got paid $6 an hour. Hardest job I've ever done. The going rate for an entry level laborer is about $12 to $15 as we speak. Think if McDonalds was suddenly paying the same, I suspect not many building would get built, or bridges spanned.

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    think those construction companies are going to go out of business because their employees would rather serve fries that haul bricks? you must to come up with that foolish conclusion
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    re: McJobs and the Minimum Wage[W:123,226]

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    damn, heed your own mantra

    think those construction companies are going to go out of business because their employees would rather serve fries that haul bricks? you must to come up with that foolish conclusion
    think about it
    Well, if the burger flipper makes more than the brick layers helper, then hell yeah...Higher pay, less physical labor.
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    re: McJobs and the Minimum Wage[W:123,226]

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    damn, heed your own mantra

    think those construction companies are going to go out of business because their employees would rather serve fries that haul bricks? you must to come up with that foolish conclusion
    think about it
    Is that sarcasm?

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    re: McJobs and the Minimum Wage[W:123,226]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Is that sarcasm?

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    THINK about it for G_d's sake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    re: McJobs and the Minimum Wage[W:123,226]

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    damn, heed your own mantra

    think those construction companies are going to go out of business because their employees would rather serve fries that haul bricks? you must to come up with that foolish conclusion
    think about it
    What do you think the new pay scale will be for fast food workers who have put in the time, and have been rewarded with pay raises?

    Think they should be paid more than the newbie who doesn't know how to sweep the floor yet?

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    re: McJobs and the Minimum Wage[W:123,226]

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    THINK about it for G_d's sake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hehe.. I can ONLY assume you're joking with tongue firmly in cheek..


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    re: McJobs and the Minimum Wage[W:123,226]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, if the burger flipper makes more than the brick layers helper, then hell yeah...Higher pay, less physical labor.
    and then share with us what the construction company does to retain its help
    or like the other fellow who pleads with us to think, do you believe that company will simply close its doors
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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