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d pantz

San Antonio, TX

#1 Jan 29, 2014
So companies think of the USA when expanding instead of china and abroad? Can't wait to start seeing made in USA on everything we buy at walmart. Shouldn't be long then according to the SOTU address.....
They cannot kill a Spook

Toledo, OH

#2 Jan 29, 2014
d pantz wrote:
So companies think of the USA when expanding instead of china and abroad? Can't wait to start seeing made in USA on everything we buy at walmart. Shouldn't be long then according to the SOTU address.....
I can hardly wait for the Quarter pounder to $28.79 before drink fries and tax
d pantz

San Antonio, TX

#3 Jan 29, 2014
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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I can hardly wait for the Quarter pounder to $28.79 before drink fries and tax
either that or you burn a whole tank of gas waiting in line for the drive through because there's only two people working there. Gas station snacks and drinks will go up and groceries probably too. God forbid the corporate leaders cut their billion dollar profits.
Same with the tax loopholes for oil companies, they will waft that fart in the face of the consumer. Don't plan on them removing any taxes to help us out either.
I never knew multiple choice tests where graded on how nice you color either! ROTFLMAO!

Since: Oct 10

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#4 Jan 29, 2014
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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I can hardly wait for the Quarter pounder to $28.79 before drink fries and tax
This on has me shaking my head, Spook. I don't see any way that any federal employee or anyone working on a federal contract is not making $10.10 an hour, but rather much more than that.

My husband is in construction, and bb will be more knowledgeable on this than me on this, but any construction worker salivates to get on a federal job. The pay rates are MUCH higher than any private or local municipal contract.

I think very few will actually benefit form the raise to $10.10 per hour. Smoke and mirrors.

Now if they'd drop the stupid fed law that any minority owned company automatically gets a 25% discount on their bid on federal contracts, forcing a white male owned company to have to shave off 26% to even be considered, we MIGHT see some progress.
Rodeo Clown

Columbus, OH

#5 Jan 29, 2014
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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I can hardly wait for the Quarter pounder to $28.79 before drink fries and tax
I hope you don't really eat that 365black food.
d pantz

San Antonio, TX

#6 Jan 29, 2014
I'm sure manufacturing companies will drop everything they have going in China, Mexico, Indonesia, Taiwan, and such to pay their unskilled labor $10.10 an hour!

“Meh.”

Since: Aug 10

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#7 Jan 29, 2014
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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I can hardly wait for the Quarter pounder to $28.79 before drink fries and tax
What's really cool is that economists have actually used Mc Donald's as a way to measure purchasing power. As you can see from this data, http://www.economist.com/content/big-mac-inde... countries with higher wages seem not to have similarly inflated prices.

In the case of the UK (with a minimum wage equivalent to $10.40) Big Mac meals are actually cheaper than in the states, even with higher labor costs and taxes.

It seems like the free market is pretty good at driving prices down, even when costs shift.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Medina, OH

#8 Jan 29, 2014
tranpsosition wrote:
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What's really cool is that economists have actually used Mc Donald's as a way to measure purchasing power. As you can see from this data, http://www.economist.com/content/big-mac-inde... countries with higher wages seem not to have similarly inflated prices.
In the case of the UK (with a minimum wage equivalent to $10.40) Big Mac meals are actually cheaper than in the states, even with higher labor costs and taxes.
It seems like the free market is pretty good at driving prices down, even when costs shift.
Shhhhh. Stop putting those facts in the way of their hysteria.
d pantz

San Antonio, TX

#9 Jan 29, 2014
tranpsosition wrote:
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What's really cool is that economists have actually used Mc Donald's as a way to measure purchasing power. As you can see from this data, http://www.economist.com/content/big-mac-inde... countries with higher wages seem not to have similarly inflated prices.
In the case of the UK (with a minimum wage equivalent to $10.40) Big Mac meals are actually cheaper than in the states, even with higher labor costs and taxes.
It seems like the free market is pretty good at driving prices down, even when costs shift.
because that corporation has soooo many store making the brunt of their profit in the UK... right?
d pantz

San Antonio, TX

#10 Jan 29, 2014
Btw ,tranny... if duke can "be lead" us all to greater understanding and enlightenment, you might want to consult him on this one. He has a far different opinion than you and potus on this one...
Duke for Mayor

Columbus, OH

#11 Jan 29, 2014
Obama doesn't care and the low wagers have no clue. That is why he is doing this.

woof

“Meh.”

Since: Aug 10

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#12 Jan 29, 2014
d pantz wrote:
Btw ,tranny... if duke can "be lead" us all to greater understanding and enlightenment, you might want to consult him on this one. He has a far different opinion than you and potus on this one...
While I appreciate your correction, you've seen that I corrected the error as well, just after the post was made? I thought I saw you throw your dummy out of the pram when someone else pointed this out to you.

I don't think he's likely to have a different opinion than my posted opinion of "facts available at this source do not suggest that massively inflated prices for fast food burgers are in our future"

If he does, though, I would love to hear a different take on what I, perhaps mistakenly, read as pretty straightforward conclusions from the data set
d pantz

San Antonio, TX

#13 Jan 29, 2014
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countr... 's_restaurants
Now if only your logic was as great as your grammar.... only that should be credited to your software and not your brain.....
d pantz

San Antonio, TX

#14 Jan 29, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
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Shhhhh. Stop putting those facts in the way of their hysteria.
yeah okay, McDonald's wouldn't be what is today with out the UK... sure...
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Medina, OH

#15 Jan 29, 2014
d pantz wrote:
<quoted text> yeah okay, McDonald's wouldn't be what is today with out the UK... sure...
If that is what you take from the information Trans provided, it explains a great deal about your political and economic perspectives.

“Meh.”

Since: Aug 10

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#16 Jan 29, 2014
d pantz wrote:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki /List_of_countries_with_McDona ld's_restaurants
Now if only your logic was as great as your grammar.... only that should be credited to your software and not your brain.....
Looking at these, compared to the data set of costs per meal and looking at the minimum wage costs for these countries, it looks even more like it's entirely possible for a company like Mc Donald's to operate and grow in higher wage-costs without raising costs out of line with American consumer spending and remain profitable! Great find!
Penguin

Lancaster, OH

#17 Jan 29, 2014
d pantz wrote:
<quoted text> yeah okay, McDonald's wouldn't be what is today with out the UK... sure...
Well, not without Tranp's local McDonald's. Trust me on this one.

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#18 Jan 29, 2014
The fast food giants already know how to make this work. Get rid of one worker per shift and the wages will balance out.

Since: Oct 10

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#19 Jan 29, 2014
tranpsosition wrote:
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It seems like the free market is pretty good at driving prices down, even when costs shift.
It would. But with all the government interference, intervention, loans, regulations and safety nets provided to a sparse, chosen few..........we have anything but a free market.

The entrepreneurship that built the 100 year old rock bed companies of today is stifled and stepped on by government now. Great companies were built on private capital. Not government handouts in the way of 'investment.' Then they own you.

Couple that with a 25% corporate tax rate and crippling regulations...who is going to want to build anything in the US?
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Medina, OH

#20 Jan 29, 2014
Seriouslady wrote:
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It would. But with all the government interference, intervention, loans, regulations and safety nets provided to a sparse, chosen few..........we have anything but a free market.
The entrepreneurship that built the 100 year old rock bed companies of today is stifled and stepped on by government now. Great companies were built on private capital. Not government handouts in the way of 'investment.' Then they own you.
Couple that with a 25% corporate tax rate and crippling regulations...who is going to want to build anything in the US?
Funny that in spite of being stifled and stepped on by government, saddled with a 25% tax rate, hamstrung by crippling regulations that many of these corporations are enjoying record profits.

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