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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    You didn't just fumble that one, you threw an intercepting, blocked your own team, and then celebrated in the end zone with the other team.

    Also, your first line isn't even the proper use of that line. So double fail for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreshFish View Post
    um, you omitted some really important details, see above. While many people dislike Thomas Sowell's political commentary, his economic research generally is highly-regarded.

    Depending upon the level at which the minimum wage is set, it is often a mechanism deliberately designed to restrict the free market by preventing one group of people from offering to work for less than what another group of people wants for themselves. If one ethnic group would work for less than other ethnic groups, then by definition the minimum wage is discriminatory.

    That being said, there is a convenience factor for businesses to have a regional minimum wage.



    Frankly, this whole conversation is bass-ackwards.

    The fundamental economic issue should not be about the minimum wage at all, but how to re-cast work in the 21st century so that every person who wants a decent job can produce enough value from performing in that job to earn substantially more than the minimum wage. There are a lot of skilled positions going unfilled because too many people went to college who didn't really belong there, and not enough people went to trade schools or entered apprenticeship programs.

    Even a two-tiered minimum wage structure might make sense, one for entry-level people, then another for people who have served their apprenticeship so to speak and have graduated to journeyman status.


    Ideally, the minimum wage should not be more than a trivial issue; the real focus should be on developing more well-paying jobs that people are willing to fill.
    How should entry level workers live if they aren't paid a living wage? Not everyone can borrow money from their parents like Romney and Trump. Isn't that the point? That the minimum wage should be sufficient for entry level workers to survive until such time as they are skilled enough to more than merely subsist?

    Just admit you're a selfish bastard who wants to save a nickel at Applebee's rather than let the 20 something earn a decent living performing a menial job. At least then you'll be making an honest argument rather than stealing from the flavor of the month at Murdoch Inc.

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    And lest we forget, you're carrying water for the same people who thought this would make people hate Obama.



    (That is a real graphic from the Wall Street Journal)

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    Quote Originally Posted by unofan View Post
    And lest we forget, you're carrying water for the same people who thought this would make people hate Obama.



    (That is a real graphic from the Wall Street Journal)
    Has anyone heard from these people? I'm worried about them.

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    You didn't just fumble that one, you threw an intercepting, blocked your own team, and then celebrated in the end zone with the other team.

    Also, your first line isn't even the proper use of that line. So double fail for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    You didn't just fumble that one, you threw an intercepting, blocked your own team, and then celebrated in the end zone with the other team.

    Also, your first line isn't even the proper use of that line. So double fail for you!
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    Menards and Home Depot are being sued because a 4 by 4 doesn't exactly measure 4 inches by 4 inches.

    http://www.wzzm13.com/news/nation-wo...tion/451196391
    They're being sued because their dimensional lumber is following 50 plus year old timber industry standards? Like a 2x4 is really 1.5" x 3.5" or a 2x8 is 1.5" x 7.25"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    They're being sued because their dimensional lumber is following 50 plus year old timber industry standards? Like a 2x4 is really 1.5" x 3.5" or a 2x8 is 1.5" x 7.25"?

    < facepalm >
    I'm guessing that they're trying to take advantage of instances where the actual dimensions were left off of the signage. Most of the time the actual dimensions are listed. Hopefully the companies don't cave and offer a settlement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrinCDXX View Post
    I'm guessing that they're trying to take advantage of instances where the actual dimensions were left off of the signage. Most of the time the actual dimensions are listed. Hopefully the companies don't cave and offer a settlement.
    Next someone is probably going to sue because their 2" pipe isn't 2"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Next someone is probably going to sue because their 2" pipe isn't 2"...
    They have a pill for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrinCDXX View Post
    They have a pill for that.
    I was going to say a gun is cheaper, but then again, I'm sure Viagara will be covered free of charge in Trumpcare and birth control will be verboten because "YOU SHUT YOUR WHORE LEGS" is cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreshFish View Post
    Seattle discovers that, if you raise the minimum wage "too much," it leads employers to cut back on hours to compensate....
    This is hilarious. Fishy's own story is exposed as fake within 24 hours. So not only does he fail to defend his central thesis, and not only did he post fake news, but in the interim he got all hot and bothered about fake news.

    The rare triple crown. Well played, Fishy. I mean, yes, PJ and Redstate and whatever other conservadope sites you copy-paste from get half credit but still... golf clap.
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    @WTOP: Colonial Williamsburg announces plans to will outsource commercial operations, lay off workers to ease money woes http://bit.ly/2smwQCp https://twitter.com/WTOP/status/8805...968640/photo/1

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Assuming this is true, you have NO IDEA how much I would love to be sitting in the exit row with this old biddy sometime. Always wanted to ask what it's like to be a character actor.

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Assuming this is true, you have NO IDEA how much I would love to be sitting in the exit row with this old biddy sometime. Always wanted to ask what it's like to be a character actor.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...tuTZFf0bEF-s7g
    I love the pic of the other people in that story. Three completely different people in a row all thinking "Wow. What a c-nt."

    Tell Bill Maher it's no act. She really is like that.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Ann coulter flies coach?

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Ann coulter flies coach?
    She's cheap. It's a condition many rich people have. If I had her money I'd never fly coach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I love the pic of the other people in that story. Three completely different people in a row all thinking "Wow. What a c-nt."

    Tell Bill Maher it's no act. She really is like that.
    It's an act, she just doesn't break character all that often.

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    I don't know why, but her flying coach adds a point to her likability column. Her acting like she did? Minus 100. The score is duking it out with the national debt.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    I don't know why, but her flying coach adds a point to her likability column. Her acting like she did? Minus 100. The score is duking it out with the national debt.
    Flying coach is more than offset by buying an extra seat so no one is next to you.

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