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Morehead, KY

#22 Feb 10, 2014
As the post on "Not enough jobs for all those who graduate college" (from the experts ) and the survey of Morehead proves- The problem is not the lack of higher education because (38 % of Morehead has a 4 yr plus college degree the Morehead statistics says ).But it is the lack of jobs for those who do have 4 yr plus degrees.

As I said I wish it were not true,but it is. So what is the answer ? I do not know,but wisdom ,give it up "It is not that we do not have enough people with 4 yr college degrees!" --- Lets try raising the minimum wage so people can get a job,beats not having a job after they graduate,don''t you think? Oh,by the way may I remind you ,it is not only those with no ambition and no education that work for minimum wage. Vote raise on MW - but it is Ok wisdom if you do not,,because they are going to get the raise. And no ,they wont lose jobs,but the wealthy will have to belch up the extra money. Prices may go up on our pizzas but we can handle it !:) All for one and one for all is my motto- I pray that all classes of people are valued and every job deserves a "living wage ". No more cheating the poor! Hip hip hooray!.yes lord & Amen
Wisdom

Florence, KY

#23 Feb 11, 2014
If it is the lack of jobs for college educated folks in town, perhaps use that education, use your computer and find a job and move for goodness sake.
As I have said, only you have the ultimate responsibility for your lot in life.
If you don't want to move, or shouldn't because of family obligations- you can still commute to Georgetown, Lexington, Ashland.

But ultimately you make that decision, endure that consequence. I moved, and multiple times to find a job. Sacrifices have to be made sometimes.( Not the pro-choice sacrifice kind.)

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#24 Feb 11, 2014
answer this wrote:
Specifically, the unemployment rate for college graduates dropped to 3.9 percent from 4.0 percent over the past month. For those with a high school degree only, the unemployment rate increased from 7.9 percent to 8.1 percent. The overall unemployment rate is now at 13.0 percent, up slightly since April.
my note at bottom ,
When to many graduate there are not enough jobs available- wish it were not so,as my own grand kids are in college.
ok, just so we are both clear on your "statistics".
1. college graduates unemployment rates are 3.9%
2. high school graduates unemployment rates are 8.1%
3. and overall unemployment rate is 13%
How do you not see this as a resounding endorsement for education? If I told you,'you are twice as likely to be employed if you did X' why would you not do X?

True, there are no guarantees in life but if you understand math at all a 2x likelihood that your life will be better is a chance that any reasonably intelligent person would be foolish to no consider.

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#25 Feb 11, 2014
Can you read wrote:
As the post on "Not enough jobs for all those who graduate college" (from the experts ) and the survey of Morehead proves- The problem is not the lack of higher education because (38 % of Morehead has a 4 yr plus college degree the Morehead statistics says ).But it is the lack of jobs for those who do have 4 yr plus degrees.
As I said I wish it were not true,but it is. So what is the answer ? I do not know,but wisdom ,give it up "It is not that we do not have enough people with 4 yr college degrees!" --- Lets try raising the minimum wage so people can get a job,beats not having a job after they graduate,don''t you think? Oh,by the way may I remind you ,it is not only those with no ambition and no education that work for minimum wage. Vote raise on MW - but it is Ok wisdom if you do not,,because they are going to get the raise. And no ,they wont lose jobs,but the wealthy will have to belch up the extra money. Prices may go up on our pizzas but we can handle it !:) All for one and one for all is my motto- I pray that all classes of people are valued and every job deserves a "living wage ". No more cheating the poor! Hip hip hooray!.yes lord & Amen
You cannot be serious! "all for one and one for all", what are you a musketeer? You really believe that if business owners and corporations are forced to pay $3/hr more to each person that they are just going to bite that and not pass along that increase to their products? Have you so quickly forgotten what happened to US auto? Machine operators that had little training other than pushing buttons formed a union and petitioned for greater pay and benefits. The cost of a US automobile skyrocketed and the Japanese and other foreign markets(paying their unskilled labor force)moved in to fill the void. US citizens couldn't afford US products and bought cheaper foreign made items. The US went from a production based economy to a consumer based economy. Eventually, quality dropped in US products because manufactures could not produce the merchandise AND pay unskilled labor exorbitant wages and still be profitable enough to make commerce worthwhile.

I probably should have been tipped off that you are not too savvy by the "yes lord and Amen" closing statement but then again had you opened with that I would have had the idea in the beginning and your following statements would have only confirmed my suspicions.

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#26 Feb 11, 2014
smh wrote:
Any idiot knows that increasing MW stimulates a slow economy. When people spend more money it creates more jobs. Economy 101 for you dolts against it. Increasing wages for execs however doesn't do anything for the economy since they tend to put it in savings or investment portfoloios. Our ecomony thrives on the little man. If that weren't true there wouldn't be a walmart and dollar store on every corner. No common sense is the problem on this site and in this country.
any idiot, even you, should understand that people will be spending more because EVERYTHING will cost more AND if everything costs more people will develop anxiety over the rising price of everything. Anxious buyers means people that cut spending because they are uncertain how much everything will increase.

I do agree with you "no common sense" assessment but unfortunately it seems you are not overburdened by common sense either or perhaps "common sense" is all many people have and as such are at a disadvantage when attempting to analyze the complexity of the economic system. Do you really believe it's as simple as 'give the poor more money' and everything will be fixed?

The thing that I find interesting about a "system" is that you cannot change just one aspect of it without affecting change throughout. If it were as simple as altering input(in this case minimum wage)then surely other economists would have thought of this solution sooner and we would not have needed this proposal.

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#27 Feb 11, 2014
Lastly, I would like to add that employment opportunities are out there if you have training and an education. Simply getting a degree and expecting a career opportunity to present itself to you in the college town you grew up in because you are unwilling to relocate is naïve at best.

I would have loved to live in the hills of eastern Kentucky my whole life, raised my children there and never have moved far from where I was raised. Morehead was a great place to raise a child but I had to go where I had opportunity. When I left I discovered that there are literally countless opportunities in the science field. I have a degree that makes me marketable,. I cannot say that a degree in French Literature would have been as lucrative or have so many possibilities. The education you have is as important as where you are when seeking a job.
your joking

Morehead, KY

#28 Feb 11, 2014
aka will wrote:
<quoted text>
You cannot be serious! "all for one and one for all", what are you a musketeer? You really believe that if business owners and corporations are forced to pay $3/hr more to each person that they are just going to bite that and not pass along that increase to their products? Have you so quickly forgotten what happened to US auto? Machine operators that had little training other than pushing buttons formed a union and petitioned for greater pay and benefits. The cost of a US automobile skyrocketed and the Japanese and other foreign markets(paying their unskilled labor force)moved in to fill the void. US citizens couldn't afford US products and bought cheaper foreign made items. The US went from a production based economy to a consumer based economy. Eventually, quality dropped in US products because manufactures could not produce the merchandise AND pay unskilled labor exorbitant wages and still be profitable enough to make commerce worthwhile.
I probably should have been tipped off that you are not too savvy by the "yes lord and Amen" closing statement but then again had you opened with that I would have had the idea in the beginning and your following statements would have only confirmed my suspicions.
Ok I see you that you agree with me no one (college or not ) should get wage increases . Glad to see your fairness in this matter. Yes, I believe in God,obviously you do not. your choice.

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#29 Feb 11, 2014
your joking wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok I see you that you agree with me no one (college or not ) should get wage increases . Glad to see your fairness in this matter. Yes, I believe in God,obviously you do not. your choice.
Actually, I agree with you to the letter of your response. No one should GET a wage increase. If you minimally apply your talent, skill and effort you have earned minimal pay. If you have applied additional skill or effort or talent you have earned additional pay. I think that is completely fair. I grew up poor. I had numerous disadvantages in my life and I have applied myself and now earn more as I earned an education and now earn a wage that reflects that investment in myself.

I believe in God, I just don't think God has much to do with the increase in minimum wage. I absolutely believe in the divine but you seem to feel that God is responsible for every minute detail in your life. While that is one way of looking at things I prefer to take on a little personal responsibility. God did not guide me through college, if he had I'm sure I would have performed much better than I did, I was responsible for that. God was answering questions for me during my interviews for my current career opportunity, I also was responsible for that action.

If you choose to reject education that is your choice but don't believe that God has anything to do with it. You likely believe Jesus was blonde haired and blue eyed also. I really don't want get into a discussion on genetics and alleles as this discussion is still more or less on track but the chances that God's only son was not dark skinned and brown eyed are fairly thin. Please go pray for lunch or some other menial aspect of your life that you can attribute to God.

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#30 Feb 11, 2014
* I meant to say "God was NOT answering questions....."

or was that the Hand of God and not just a typo?
your joking

Morehead, KY

#31 Feb 11, 2014
I am a Jew, so was Jesus. Yes,prayer is going to get the minimum wage raised. You say you believe in God,and still want the MW wage not to raise? Not a good moral character are you?-just worried that MW wages will affect you pocket book,aren't you?

I voted Republican,,because I am against abortion,but I am also against underpaying the poor . Most Republicans will vote yes on MW wage increase. Too bad you & wisdom will cry bitter tears.

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#32 Feb 11, 2014
lmao, you are a funny one. how exactly does MW have any impact at all on morality? How does you being Jewish have anything to do with this? It's not just about me and my pocket book. In my lifetime I've seen minimum wage increase more than double. Are MW employees better off now than then? The answer is an emphatic NO! They still struggle to make ends meet. They still can't support themselves and their families on 40hr/wk(if they can work that much). Why? The answer is really simple. As the costs to produce/market a product increase so too does the cost. It's so simple even you should understand that. If you do understand it, let's start the discussion there. If you disagree, please, don't call on God or grad your yamaka and dreidel. Just explain to me how that principle is wrong.

How the government votes on ANY issue is less about what the people want and more about public opinion than anything else. It's really no secret that the Republican party has lost much in the aftermath of the Bush administration. Since President Obama has successfully swayed public opinion that much of the obstruction preventing any progress on his part is a direct result of the Republican party blindly and emphatically striving against him in the name of partisanship rather than public desire the Republicans have had an almost impossible task in image rebuilding. When Mitt put out the ill advised "47%" statement it was just another black eye to the party. Any politician that votes for this increase does so only for themselves and not the future of the American economy. The tears I cry if any, will be for my children and others like them that will have to make $100k or more per year to have anything.
re-read my post

Morehead, KY

#33 Feb 11, 2014
aka will wrote:
lmao, you are a funny one. how exactly does MW have any impact at all on morality? How does you being Jewish have anything to do with this? It's not just about me and my pocket book. In my lifetime I've seen minimum wage increase more than double. Are MW employees better off now than then? The answer is an emphatic NO! They still struggle to make ends meet. They still can't support themselves and their families on 40hr/wk(if they can work that much). Why? The answer is really simple. As the costs to produce/market a product increase so too does the cost. It's so simple even you should understand that. If you do understand it, let's start the discussion there. If you disagree, please, don't call on God or grad your yamaka and dreidel. Just explain to me how that principle is wrong.
How the government votes on ANY issue is less about what the people want and more about public opinion than anything else. It's really no secret that the Republican party has lost much in the aftermath of the Bush administration. Since President Obama has successfully swayed public opinion that much of the obstruction preventing any progress on his part is a direct result of the Republican party blindly and emphatically striving against him in the name of partisanship rather than public desire the Republicans have had an almost impossible task in image rebuilding. When Mitt put out the ill advised "47%" statement it was just another black eye to the party. Any politician that votes for this increase does so only for themselves and not the future of the American economy. The tears I cry if any, will be for my children and others like them that will have to make $100k or more per year to have anything.
aka., i am not talking about your soul or immortally i meant you and wisdom will cry because minimum wage will increase. i mentioned i was a Jew because you said i thought Jesus was blonde hair and blue eyed.
your joking

Morehead, KY

#34 Feb 11, 2014
PS : Oh right, only minimum wage workers getting a raise will raise prices! Your kids making $100,000 a year doesn't? Yes I'll "NOT " weep for you!~
You are so shallow and void of all compassion. And yes I do pray over lunch and think God for every meal,my home,my family, my finances ,everything! And I pray that "everyone" has a much as I do.
That's called LOVE ,God's love which all humanity should have,especially Christians.(Karma usually returns negative bad wishes on the person who wishes ill fate on others. I hope in your case it doesn't.)
your joking

Morehead, KY

#35 Feb 11, 2014
Please explain to me aka,how only minimum wage workers effect the pricing market,but all others making more than 5 times the MW wage does not effect the cost of product or service? Your argument is so naive that understanding it is not possible.. Simply put you want the poor to work for crumbs so your food or gas wont raise . But goofy it has raised because people like your kids making $100,000 and some making $300,000 effects the prices and cost of living. Until you and wisdom can comprehend this you will continue your idle brained notion that people getting less than a $3 raise will ruin the economy. Boo Hoo . You will learn to live with the increase,because most of us Republicans are voting YES on MW wage increase.

Your repeating that an increase will not help them ,because prices will go up- that's OK ,they will enjoy watching you pay more for their hard labor. Live with IT:)
Wisdom

Florence, KY

#36 Feb 11, 2014
Let us look at a real world example- narrow profit margins, higher wages, ObamaCare tax will mean more automation, higher end product prices and fewer employees.

You think small to mid-sized business can handle it? Large corporations are having a hard time of it...despite what you believe.

As far as politicians supporting it- both sides want sheeple; besides it is a stimulus package that does cost them, the costs will be passed along to the store owners and consumers.

Wake up, dolts. GO TALK TO A SMALL BUSINESSMAN, OR STORE MANAGER-GET BACK WITH US WHEN YOU GAIN A PERSPECTIVE
BASED IN REALITY.

McDonald's Reports First Quarter 2013 Results
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OAK BROOK, Ill., April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- McDonald's Corporation today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. While the Company posted higher revenues and earnings per share for the quarter,->->comparable sales and operating income declined - affected by comparison against strong prior year results that included an additional day in 2012 due to leap year.

"McDonald's remains diligently focused on enhancing our menu, restaurants and the overall customer experience to become more relevant to today's consumers," said McDonald's President and Chief Executive Officer Don Thompson.->->"While the Company's results for the quarter reflected difficult prior year comparisons and the ongoing impact of global economic headwinds, we continue our efforts to build market share and deliver sustained profitable growth for all stakeholders."

First Quarter results included:

->->Global comparable sales decreased 1.0%
->->Consolidated revenues increased 1%(1% in constant currencies)
->->Consolidated operating income decreased 1%(flat in constant currencies)
>>Diluted earnings per share of $1.26, up 2%(3% in constant currencies)

->In the U.S., comparable sales decreased 1.2% in the first quarter due in part to the challenging eating-out environment.->-> Operating income declined 3% for the quarter.

For the quarter, Europe's results were dampened by ongoing economic uncertainty. First quarter comparable sales were down 1.1%, while operating income increased 1%(up 1% in constant currency)- led by performance in the U.K. and Russia, partly offset by Germany.

In Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA), first quarter comparable sales declined 3.3% primarily due to ongoing weakness in Japan and negative results in China. The segment's quarterly operating income was down 1%(up 2% in constant currencies).

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#37 Feb 11, 2014
re-read my post wrote:
<quoted text>
aka., i am not talking about your soul or immortally i meant you and wisdom will cry because minimum wage will increase. i mentioned i was a Jew because you said i thought Jesus was blonde hair and blue eyed.


what does you being Jewish have to do with anything? What does you being Jewish have to do with what you believe Jesus looked like? You really aren't making much sense with this one
me myself and i

Morehead, KY

#38 Feb 11, 2014
I enjoy the post.

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#39 Feb 11, 2014
your joking wrote:
PS : Oh right, only minimum wage workers getting a raise will raise prices! Your kids making $100,000 a year doesn't? Yes I'll "NOT " weep for you!~
You are so shallow and void of all compassion. And yes I do pray over lunch and think God for every meal,my home,my family, my finances ,everything! And I pray that "everyone" has a much as I do.
That's called LOVE ,God's love which all humanity should have,especially Christians.(Karma usually returns negative bad wishes on the person who wishes ill fate on others. I hope in your case it doesn't.)


You are SO all over the place I'm not sure I can respond to it all but I'll try.
The reason the person making $100k doesn't affect the cost of everything in the same manner as the minimum wage earning person is because he is not likely cooking your food or delivering your pizza. He/she isn't working behind a counter asking, "would you like fries with that?" or "any lotto tickets today?" The professional that makes $100k has training, education or ability that makes his/her service more valuable. This is the reason not everyone can afford Lasik eye surgery or legal services. Those services cost more because the person performing the service charges more for their time. As the price for items increases to account for higher labor costs the person making $100k will also raise their prices because they have invested a lot into their education and their buying power has been reduced dramatically. So, if you think of it like that perhaps you will see why a minimum wage hike will affect everything but someone making $100k doesn't.

Please try to understand, I don't want anyone to be poor. I would love for everyone to earn a nice living. I have encouraged everyone I know to go to college, earn a degree and make the most out of the potential they have. If not college, learn a trade. Welding, plumbing or mechanics can be very rewarding trades. Whatever you decide to do, do something more than the minimum. Do you think someone should be able to support a family of 4 and own a house and new car on a minimum wage job? You don't seem to understand that I grew up with very little. I wanted more so I made myself worth more through hard work and education.

Wanting for others, being sensitive to their needs isn't love, it's empathy. They aren't the same thing. Don't believe for a second that I am not sensitive to their needs, I am but I don't think the answer to their needs is as simple as giving them $3/hr is going to change anything at all for them.

Last thing, Karma isn't just negative energy it is a return of ALL energy. Think of it as gigo(garbage in garbage out)whatever you put into the world will revisit you. I believe this sentiment is repeated in multiple religions including Christianity in the "do unto others...."mantra. It's very good to have happy thoughts for everyone but just sitting and wishing that God will make everyone have full bellies and warm clothes and a safe place to live is not realistic. If you don't understand the law of economics, supply and demand, cost and overhead that's ok, not everyone does but that doesn't mean that others don't understand it either and they are just horrible sinners without compassion. That's pretty judgemental and decidedly unchristian of you.

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#40 Feb 11, 2014
your joking wrote:
Please explain to me aka,how only minimum wage workers effect the pricing market,but all others making more than 5 times the MW wage does not effect the cost of product or service? Your argument is so naive that understanding it is not possible.. Simply put you want the poor to work for crumbs so your food or gas wont raise . But goofy it has raised because people like your kids making $100,000 and some making $300,000 effects the prices and cost of living. Until you and wisdom can comprehend this you will continue your idle brained notion that people getting less than a $3 raise will ruin the economy. Boo Hoo . You will learn to live with the increase,because most of us Republicans are voting YES on MW wage increase.
Your repeating that an increase will not help them ,because prices will go up- that's OK ,they will enjoy watching you pay more for their hard labor. Live with IT:)
So, you're saying that the folks making minimum wage will be happier because everyone will be paying more? How exactly does that work? "Hey, Billy Bob, gas and cigs just went up $5/gal and another $4/pk. I sure am tickled that everyone is paying more for everything"? Your moniker is spot on, you MUST not be serious with this post.
Wisdom

Florence, KY

#41 Feb 11, 2014
MORE FROM THE CBO REPORT ON OBAMACARE- Guess who gets hosed as far as compensation, then hours, then jobs....

"The(NONPARTISAN) Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that Obamacare will->-> “cause a reduction of roughly 1 percent in aggregate labor compensation [wages, salaries, and fringe benefits] over the 2017-2024 period, compared with what would have been otherwise”(see page 117 of appendix C of CBO’s February 2014 Budget and Economic Outlook).->->->CBO also suggests that the largest effect will occur >>>among lower-wage workers who were the target of the law’s subsidized coverage expansion," says a statement from the Republican-side of the Senate Budget Committee, explaining their methodology.

"CBO’s February 2014 baseline contains projections for total worker compensation under current law; i.e., with the President’s health law in place. Senate Budget Committee Republican staff took these nominal dollar estimates and adjusted them to account for the 1 percent reduction that CBO attributes to the health care law, in order to determine what total compensation would have been if the law had not been enacted. The difference between the status quo and the status quo ante amounts to ->->->$1.016 trillion in reduced compensation over the 2017–2024 period."

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