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Old Today, 11:47 AM
 
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He hasn't been fired and if he was he would walk off with millions as a severance package. He is able to be paid so much for his incompetence because of us constantly inflating the markets.

Why is it OK to inflate markets so incompetent CEO's can make tens of millions of dollars but it's wrong for an incompetent clerk to be able to afford to at least pay her bills?
Do these apple to orange comparisons just pop in your head ?
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Old Today, 11:55 AM
 
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Bad analogy, and its become political as well. Pilot competence was lacking in both cases and no other airline had any issues prior.
No, they were not trained. Others in the company demanded additional training but those at the top decided that would be too expensive. They were not incompetent. The plane did something planes do not usually do and they reacted in a way you would normally react.

The planes have not been grounded this long with no end still in sight over a couple incompetent pilots.
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Old Today, 11:57 AM
 
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Do these apple to orange comparisons just pop in your head ?
One person was willing to be honest at least.
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Old Today, 12:43 PM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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No, they were not trained. Others in the company demanded additional training but those at the top decided that would be too expensive. They were not incompetent. The plane did something planes do not usually do and they reacted in a way you would normally react.

The planes have not been grounded this long with no end still in sight over a couple incompetent pilots.
So what's the demand going to be next time----$20/hr to mop floors in a Burger King?

Then electricians will expect 50/hr.

It would never end!
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Old Today, 12:48 PM
 
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So what's the demand going to be next time----$20/hr to mop floors in a Burger King?

Then electricians will expect 50/hr.

It would never end!
Sounds horrible!

How about we actually fix the minimum wage to the GDP per capita so the majority of the people can feel some benefits from the so-called fantastic economy like people did in the 1960s when the GDP grew three times as fast as today?

Oh wait, that is never going to happen because big money interests own Congress, labor unions are destroyed and Wall Street write trade deals, weaken anti-trust legislation and erode the minimum wage because their power increases as a result. After all, power is always taken, not given, and democracy is always a threat to any system of power.
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Old Today, 12:48 PM
 
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So what's the demand going to be next time----$20/hr to mop floors in a Burger King?

Then electricians will expect 50/hr.

It would never end!
As long as wall street demands never ending funding, no it will never end.
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Old Today, 12:50 PM
 
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Sounds horrible!

How about we actually fix the minimum wage to the GDP per capita so the majority of the people can feel some benefits from the so-called fantastic economy like people did in the 1960s when the GDP grew three times as fast as today?
Seems fair. I don't see how this would be controversial.
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Old Today, 01:17 PM
 
Location: 15 months till retirement and I can leave the hell hole of New Yakistan
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Sounds horrible!

How about we actually fix the minimum wage to the GDP per capita .
seems fair....but how about this tweak...


How about we actually fix the minimum wage to the GDP per capita for the area
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Old Today, 01:21 PM
 
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seems fair....but how about this tweak...


How about we actually fix the minimum wage to the GDP per capita for the area
Each state? Each county? Each city? Gets awfully complicated.

The minimum wage is only a minimum guideline. Places like NYC don't pay the federal minimum wage now. Many states have a higher state law. Setting the federal law to GDP would not change any of that.
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Old Today, 01:39 PM
 
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I will be glad to trade with Democrats - $15 minimum wage + Universal Health Care for a border wall, a change to asylum laws, an amendment requiring parents have their status legalized before their children count as citizens, no DACA and forbidding illegals from any social programs. Any takers?
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