You are an ignorant person. Most Conservatives believe that the government should not dictate what a private corporation will pay its employees. It is none of the governmentís business what I choose to pay any of my employees. If the employee believes he or she an make more money elsewhere, they are welcome to leave at any time.<quoted text>
YOU are the people that thinks that all American workers should make under $10 per hour with no benefits.
If you have no marketable skills, then you should only make whatever someone is willing to pay you for your labor. That is your problem, not mine. Go improve yourself and improve your pay.
If you have marketable skills that are valuable to an employer, you are able to dictate what your pay will be. Congratulations to you.
NowÖLetís say you are one of the many unskilled people that are out of work at this time. I need my warehouse floor swept daily. Would you rather I pay you $7.75 per hour to sweep the floor of my warehouse? Or, should I buy an automatic sweeper for $8,000 and not hire you at all?
This is their problem, not mine.<quoted text>
How do you expect them to support a family, pay for health care, AND own a car?
Again, this is their problem, not mine.<quoted text>
Next question: have you ever tried to live, particularly in the suburbs, without a car? What do you do - rent a packmule to haul you groceries home?
I donít volunteer at a food shelf. Perhaps I should add that to the list of volunteer duties that I do perform. I am a regular down at Sharing and Caring Hands. I read to special needs children at a local elementary school. And I spend time helping a number of senior citizens that are incapable of performing household chores and/or yard work any more.<quoted text>
I'd like to encourage you to volunteer at a food shelf once in a while - it would be an eye-opening experience for you. You might begin to understand how the poor think and what they go through.
My partners and I have for years have encouraged all of our employees to participate with local charities. In fact, we allow one paid afternoon off each month for those doing volunteer work.
In other words, not only do I donate my time to a number of charities, I pay others to allow them to go during the work day and contribute their time.
Now, do you want to match monetary and in-kind donations made to charities too?
You are right. I do sit in a nice suburban home and hurl insults at ignorant people such as you.<quoted text>
You could actually be part of the solution instead of part of the problem! I know it is much easier to sit in your nice suburban home and hurl insults at those less fortunate than yourself, because we all know that the poor are just worthless bums that don't want to work, right.
Let me go one step further. I sit in my gated community on my private road and hurl insults at jackasses like yourself. I earned every damned thing I have, and no problems with saying that.
No, you did not build it for me, nor did your Marxist President. I built the whole god damned thing myself.