What's your job? How did you get the qualifications for that job? Did those qualifications take money and time to get? Who can you say mentored you while you were growing up about which choices to make? In college? After college while looking for a job? Who paid for the very first suit you wore? Who bought you the car you drove to your first interview?
Perhaps you had a bunch of chances and opportunities in life to better yourself that a person working in fast food didn't have. Shouldn't we make some sort of attempt to have the playing field equalized so everybody has a chance to make something of themselves?
Why only $15/hr? Why not $30 or $100/hr?
If you don't like the wage you agreed to work for, you are free to quit and find a better job. It may or may not require more education or formal training.
So what, she has bad grammar. Grammar is learned in school. She probably went to a bad school where the teachers didn't care and the community didn't value the education.
Maybe she hasn't gone to college. Probably doesn't have the money for it. And where's she going to ever have the money for it? She works a minimum wage job!
Even poorly educated people from bad neighborhoods deserve for their basic needs to be met, and deserve free time to enjoy their lives. It's not asking too much to have enough money to, for example, buy groceries, or the free time to, I don't know, go on a road trip.
Maybe they could get a part time job on the side? Maybe they should learn how to budget? $7.25 works out to about $15,000 a year with a 40 hour work week. Maybe they don't know how to be frugal. I think McD's should give them financial counseling and help them figure out how to thrive on $7.25 an hour. I suspect they knew what they would be making when they accepted the job. What would make them think they deserve any more?
“$7.25? Ain't nobody can live that like,” Maria said. Maria, you should learn to speak proper English and maybe, just maybe, you'll graduate from McDonald's and get a better paying job. Until then be happy with your $7.25 and yes, I'll take fries with that.
And to the person yelling, “My baby needs clothes", you have no business having babies if you can't afford to clothe them and if you're working at McDonald's for $7.25 an hour the answer is no, you can't afford to clothe them.
Just wait until you have a family member falsely accused of something and they hold that person in jail until they can coerce a guilty plea out of them. You will change your mind about their "get a conviction no matter what" attitude, whether they have the right person in jail or not. It is sickening! I don't trust law enforcement any further than I can throw them for they are power-hungry for the most part.
lol $15 an hour... a graphic designer with a 4 year degree makes $12 to start, a secretary starts with $10, a receptionist with computer skills $12, a sub teacher $14. These people are funny... why would anyone go to college at all then?
“If you don't want minimum wage, go to school.”
In the heated days of the cold war, Russia reportedly order condoms from an American firm, stipulating they all had to be at least 12 inches long. The firm happily obliged, and stamped all the packages "SMALL".
That doesn't make your analogy work any better.
Pizza parlors laundered drug money for the mob.
The mafia once used pizza parlors as currency?
Quote of the week: ""Bitcoin and the disruptive movement it represents is a great example of the innovation and risk-taking we celebrate at Dig South." - Stanfield Gray
Disruptive movement? Seriously? Your naivety astounds me.
Disruptive movement tactics frequently include violence and vandalism. You do know that Mr. Gray?
Bitcoins are to the criminal class (gun runners, child porn purveyors) what pizza parlors once were to the mafia. Good luck with that crowd.
Nitrat- you are way off. Birth center births are much, much cheaper than hospital births, and CBP has many minority customers. This is not a class or race issue- it is a woman's issue. Had you come to the rally at Stern Center Garden, you would have seen many people from every socioeconomic class, race, and ethnicity.
Well, there is one "Disliker" here who obviously thinks corruption within our solicitor's offices is quite OK. May have been one of the solicitors that clicked the "Dislike" button. We already know Ms. Wilson finds oversight appalling so we need the names of ALL of the thirteen "signers" to be published so the public will be informed of each and every potentially corrupt solicitor come election time.
Anything Obama related has screwed over the regular people for the last five years. The rich have gotten richer and the poor have gotten poorer in spite of the ill informed rhetoric. If you want to help out the people who need it supporting the Obama agenda has obviously not worked.
Cebedenbaugh - all the states have a health insurance exchange - the Federal government is having to run those where the states have decided not to create their own. Funny enough, it is the mostly states that are great proponents of "states' rights" who have decided to not create their own exchanges. Many of those same states have also decided not to expand their Medicaid programs with Federal funds, so the working poor - who don't make enough to qualify for exchange subsidies but too much to qualify for Medicaid - are left without any insurance at all. Classy "solution" for those who resist anything Obama-related.
As the solicitors cry foul to Beatty's speech saying he is biased, me thinks they protest WAY too much. He stated he was against corrupt solicitors, not ETHICAL solicitors. If the thirteen solicitors were acting in an ethical manner, they would have nothing to complain about. Given their response, they are incriminating themselves and need to be voted OUT because, clearly they cannot be trusted since they are fighting oversight. Starting with Ms. Wilson, of course.
I thought SC did not have a health insurance exchange. What is this site linked to above?
Scrap it and implement something that will save people money. For everyone who will be getting subsidized coverage there are just as many more who are going to be charged a lot more in premiums and not be able to afford health insurance. Waste of time and money for something that has been predicted to be and proved to be a complete failure in doing what it was sold to do.
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