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So much firepower on one stage. Vizutti, Doc, Vince, and Gabriel. Dimartino., submitted: 6/12/2015 3:24:45 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

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So much firepower on one stage. Vizutti, Doc, Vince, and Gabriel. Dimartino., submitted: 6/12/2015 3:24:45 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

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Bernie Sanders Breaks 20% in a National Poll for the First Time; Gaining Support Across Demographics submitted by somethingsomethingBS to news

trumpetjock 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago

Bernie's decades long record says otherwise. All the things he's saying now, he's been saying his entire adult life. He hasn't changed a single policy stance for the runup to presidency. Why do you think he's just saying what he needs to?

Sanders: I'm going to be president submitted by OhBlindOne to politics

trumpetjock 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago

Remember that Bernie has a decades long very consistent track record to judge him on. Obama did not have that. It's a lot easier to shift your ideology early in your career like he did. It's much less likely when you've been fighting the same fights for 30 years.

[Request] Auto move all submissions with 'reddit' or '/r/' into Meanwhile on Reddit. submitted by carbanara to news

trumpetjock 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago

News about the 24th most visited site in existence, and Voat's biggest competitor isn't news?

Also, most people are here after leaving Reddit due to censorship. Taking topics they want to discuss and automatically putting them off in their little corner to die sounds a lot like that. Reddit is a top topic right now, and for good reason. Let it burn out and die on its own, just like any other news story.

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Bernie Sanders And Allies In Congress To Introduce $15 Federal Minimum Wage Wednesday submitted by flyawayhigh to news

trumpetjock 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago

Economically, it is creative destruction. Even beyond that, exporting low end labor to other parts of the world decreases cost of goods in the United States, increasing our purchasing power.

And even beyond that... our trajectory is towards an essentially jobless economy in the near to mid future. Total labor participation has been on its way down since 1998 (note: well before the recession) and we haven't even hit the biggest wave of automation in driverless cars, Amazon style warehousing spreading to other companies, and a list of similar technologies a mile long. Knowing what the inevitable end is for our economy, yes I'd rather see it happen faster than slower. The more bandaids we pile on top of bandaids, the harder it will be to eventually move into our new form of economy. This isn't some liberal commie pipe dream. This is coming no matter what your political leanings are. For the short term, a very high minimum wage that can support a family on a single income is likely the only solution. Long term, if employment participation drops below 50%, we will need much more drastic solutions.

I'm sorry that that future drastically effects your businesses viability, I truly am. But if your business goes broke because of it, it's because your model is not one that is forward looking and preparing for economic realities. Yours and a lot of other folks. It happens. It has many many times before, just not on the scale of the event of which we're now on the precipice.

Bernie Sanders And Allies In Congress To Introduce $15 Federal Minimum Wage Wednesday submitted by flyawayhigh to news

trumpetjock 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

Sure you can. As long as we have strong definitions of what an independent contractor actually is. There's already a lot of wage and benefit theft happening through improper use of that category, and it would only get worse with a higher minimum wage.

Bernie Sanders And Allies In Congress To Introduce $15 Federal Minimum Wage Wednesday submitted by flyawayhigh to news

trumpetjock 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

I don't need an understanding of business or economics... Just basic algebra.

10 people working 40 hours a week at 10/hour totals a payroll of 40 * 10 * 10 = $4000. A 50% increase to that is exactly $2000 a week.

For what it's worth, I actually do have a pretty good understanding of business, seeing as my two sources of income are as a small business owner and an independent contractor. And I do quite well at both.

-- edit: Ah, I see where the confusion lies. I looked back at my original comment and was mixing month/week math. You're right, it is much more than 2000 a month, as indicated in my initial reply... 4x more in fact! My comment and questions still stand. A business moving enough product or service to employ 10 ftes really should have more wiggle room in their budget than $2000 a week. As a business owner, I wouldn't DREAM of hiring a person unless my business model were successful enough that each individual hire made me a very significant profit. It seems like you're in a sector where margins are extremely tiny and production is very labor intensive, which is the exact type of business we want to see exported. Either that, or you're a pretty terrible businessman and have hired way too many people, your process is inefficient, or a million other things that could be wrong.