Fascinating how conservatives look down on the less fortunate people and how they actually root against other working people.
Compassionate conservatism and it's idea of trying to improve the general welfare of society is dead and gone. It's been replaced by vicious greedy people who worship their politics and selfish ideology.
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I work very hard for what I have....and I know what it took to get me to where I currently am
I detest the victim society that is being created now.....everyone is a victim and nothing is ever their own fault
People no longer have to stand on their own two feet....just hold out your hands and the progressives will see your plight and grant you whatever amnesty you require
I gave over 40k in charity last year....more than some, less than others
But I know where it went, and who it helped
I was raised that if I wanted something, go out and earn it....no one was going to give me anything
My kids were raised the same way.....
I don't have an issue with someone needing a hand up when bad luck, or something disastrous strikes them
I have major issues with families that have never worked.....three generations raised on welfare......how did we ever get to this point?
You want to earn money....wonderful......there are jobs to be had
we need to provide training, and a chance to get out from under......after that it is up to the individual to work or starve
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Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
I bet he's proud to have coerced so many into lining his own pockets.
Having said that, the correct response to wages you find unacceptable is to quit. Do it in the most damaging possible if you want - walk out at the dinner rush, organize a large strike, whatever - but it doesn't make sense to protest your **** wages and then proceed right back to working for the same **** wages, as i'm sure practically all of them will. If the work isn't worth the reward, prove it
That guy being quoted wants tons of sympathy, hiding behind his kids, but it's a pet peeve of mine. Don't have kids, and especially not 3, if you can't support them. And don't imply that workers without kids don't deserve or need more than $8/hr
If you work full time (2000 hours per year) at $7.25 per hour, that equals $14.500 per year.
The national poverty line for one person in the lower 48 states for 2015 is $11,770. For five people it is $28,410.
2015 Poverty Guidelines
That means a family of five (assuming two parents) would be above the poverty line if both parents just worked full time at the national minimum wage.
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Your replies were not pertinent to what was said as it was not an in-general statement, but predicated on a person working in the same place for 11 years at minimum wage unless they were.
That type of person is deserving of such disdain.
1. Not in that market they don't.
2. Tell that to other countries shoe makers/employees who can't sell their product in that market because they cost to much.
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I strongly doubt that they would be listened to unless they actually stopped working for thecompany that they believe is under paying them , but nothing is wrong with peaceful protesting and its a right I strongly advocate . As long as it doesn't turn out like the battle of the overpass then it should be fine . History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places | Smithsonian
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