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re: Young conservative's Facebook acct locked after he questions Obama's patriotism - 90proofprofessional
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re: Silliness in Idaho: Senator objects to Hindu prayer invocation on senate floor - 90proofprofessional
[quote]but said he thinks the Hindu one shouldn’t be allowed to open the Senate, as the United States was “built on the Judeo-Christian not only religion but work ethic, and I don’t want to see that undermined.[/quote] Oh, what a patriot!...


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re: Hillary Clinton Used Only Her Personal Email at State Dept - 90proofprofessional
[quote]DoS largely uses SIPRnet in official correspondence--especially with Embassies and outstations. Unless she had a personal Secret-level g-mail account (they don't exist, before you waste your time looking), I can pretty much guarantee that she didn't exclusively use a personal email account at...


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re: No excuse for the sub-inflationary minimum wage - should now be $15 - 90proofprofessional
[quote]bacause of how women choose as the gatekeepers.[/quote] Imagine how much better society would be if only women did a better job of gatekeeping! [img]http://wwwwwwwww.at/trolls/t/src/132763293728.jpg width=15[/img]...


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re: Venezuela uses "F word" to discredit fracking - 90proofprofessional
OPEC mad and lashing out?...


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re: The Paul Krugmen (plural) on Min wage - 90proofprofessional
These days, he's affectionately known as "Kruggles". Just for everyone's info...


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re: No excuse for the sub-inflationary minimum wage - should now be $15 - 90proofprofessional
[quote]"This shows that it is possible to provide good jobs, low prices, and great profits all at the same time.” [/quote] This argument is flat retarded. Few companies can be profitable with Costco's model. And even though they are profitable, they are still no threat to Walmart, either in ter...


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re: No excuse for the sub-inflationary minimum wage - should now be $15 - 90proofprofessional
[quote]If Walmart did it, other retailers would have to follow to remain competitive: [/quote] If Walmart did it, they'd be throwing away some of their advantage in costs. They'd be [i]making their competitors more competitive[/i]....


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re: No excuse for the sub-inflationary minimum wage - should now be $15 - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Retail companies don’t have to choose between high wages and high profits, argues a new report from the researchers at Demos. In Retail’s Hidden Potential, policy analyst Catherine Ruetschlin says that higher wages across the retail industry would create jobs and reduce poverty without cu...


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re: No excuse for the sub-inflationary minimum wage - should now be $15 - 90proofprofessional
[quote]The $25,000 wage floor is a brilliant idea (I wish it was my idea but it is not) - all retail could agree to it then you don't have to deal with the demand for a $15 per hour minimum wage. [/quote] Is this a joke? They are the exact same thing- a wage floor. ...


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re: No excuse for the sub-inflationary minimum wage - should now be $15 - 90proofprofessional
[quote]When you pay minimum wage you get minimum wage workers.[/quote] Seriously guys, if we'd just raise the minimum wage, all of these low-quality workers would vanish into thin air. All of our problems solved! ...


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re: No excuse for the sub-inflationary minimum wage - should now be $15 - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Walmart is powerful… 1 Walmart’s rank (PDF) as employer of retail workers and rank in size of private U.S. employers $408.2 billion Walmart’s 2010 revenue as the number one Fortune 100 company [/quote] But Costco's kicking their arse with all their superior workers! ...


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re: No excuse for the sub-inflationary minimum wage - should now be $15 - 90proofprofessional
[quote]The conclusion is easy to draw from these two events.[/quote] :casty:...


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re: No excuse for the sub-inflationary minimum wage - should now be $15 - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Minimum wages have not even kept up with inflation[/quote] *compared to their all-time peak...


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re: No excuse for the sub-inflationary minimum wage - should now be $15 - 90proofprofessional
[quote]So employers can pay low wages and the government pick up the difference?[/quote] This is true, no perfect policy. But still the best You just prefer MW because it doesn't involve taxes, and the costs of the policy are more easily hidden Better for people to be working than to have mor...


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re: No excuse for the sub-inflationary minimum wage - should now be $15 - 90proofprofessional
[quote]I always though the EITC was stupid,[/quote] if by "stupid" you mean "the most effective means to fight poverty while not disincentivizing employment"...


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re: No excuse for the sub-inflationary minimum wage - should now be $15 - 90proofprofessional
[quote]EITC will be available for those who truly can't work[/quote] um......


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re: No excuse for the sub-inflationary minimum wage - should now be $15 - 90proofprofessional
[quote]I'm not against policies that cut these expenses down.[/quote] Anything that approaches the problem this way necessarily will exacerbate unemployment on the margins What I had in mind was stuff like EITC...


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re: No excuse for the sub-inflationary minimum wage - should now be $15 - 90proofprofessional
[quote]This " higher wage drawing motivated employees" has been tested and failed at a state and individual level.[/quote] No, there is evidence that this works. Not always, but sometimes. Phenomenon is known as Efficiency Wages...


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re: No excuse for the sub-inflationary minimum wage - should now be $15 - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Based on the responses here, I think there is at least a [b]consensus[/b] that minimum wage should be increased to $10.15 per hour now. [/quote] Either I have a fundamental misunderstanding of the bolded word, or you do....


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