So the wages will go up and prices with it so less people will buy fast food and many workers will be let go. Others will lose their jobs because automation will be cheaper than paying an entry-level worker $15/hr.
The Left always has the illusion that a change can be made in a vacuum and everyone will keep doing what they have been and just pay the higher prices. The reality is that the market will adjust and many of the $15 hopefuls will end up on the sidelines.
Already happening for at least 5 Walmart stores that suddenly closed up for "plumbing repairs" after boasting of bumping everyone up to $9/hr
or wages go up and more people have more money to buy things instead of relying on welfare.....the economy isn't as simple as you make it. For example , it's possible businesses will still have to compete with each other. Higher wages can attract more productive workers...workers that dont have to work 2-3 jobs have time to raise their kids properly ensuring the next generation of productive workers...etc etc...there are way too many variables at play.
 April 12, 2015 at 3:51pm
Iran has threatened to sail its ships close to US shores. They could then fire a missile at a US city or just detonate one high for an EMP attack. They are also developing “space” rockets which is likely just a front for developing ICBM missile technology. Iran could also arrange for a bomb to be smuggled across the Mexican border and driven by truck to a US city. They can get one here if they want to badly enough.
That sounds like a chicken little response..Really think about it, the Iran "Navy"?? lol..That would be impossible they couldn't even get close. If they did get close then Iran has just committed an act of war on the US. We could then have our congress declare war on Iran in an open vote and destroy Iran in 2 days and leave the smoldering remains for Irani's to rebuild. Under a declared war it would be no holds barred for our Military. Unlike police action such as Iraq that have taken longer and cost twice as much as ww2 directly attributable to ROE. You never have to worry about Iran's boats haha. It will never happen unless our Government wants it to happen. We have had the ability to track everything on the water for 40 years.
Listen, with our pourous southern border, all it would take is for the Iranians to smuggle small suitcase nukes into the United States, and detonate them in numerous U.S. cities, and millions will die. Don't be naive about the dangers nuclear weapon(s) in the hands of Islamist fanatics pose. It is something that we simply cannot allow.
 April 10, 2015 at 3:08pm
To an extent they are and if Verizon was suspected of wrongdoing then their reords could be subpoenaed. The records being taken by the govrnment are records of calls made by millions of private citizens and NSA is grabbing them “just in case”. They aren’t interested in Verizon at all. They want to be able to peer into any of our lives with just a general warrant to Verizon. Paul wants NSA to be specific in its requests like regular search warrants have to be.
Aid to Isreal is at its highest levels. Obama doesn't like BiBi and I agree....the guy is hell bent on war with Iran. The US had better not be so stupid as to follow him down that battle
 April 4, 2015 at 9:41pm
I have to chuckle at the Left a bit here. NYC has been under the thumb of Democrats for decades. The Democrats are always accusing conservatives of favoring the big money interests. One would think in a place where Democrats have had their way for as long as they have in NYC that these issues would not come up. But here we are.
NYC is a city of renters paying rent to big money property owners. NYC has created a quasi-socialist system of rent control that ends up distorting the market and likely impedes new development. The rent control system has it holes, one of which is the one this lady fell into. So Democrats, how are you going to help this old woman who followed your path to Utopia for her whole life?
 April 3, 2015 at 12:27am
Well, I don’t know about the 30 years because I can think of a couple of his contemporaries that are just as bad. John Boehner and Mitch McConnell come to mind. The GOP will never make its case until they are willing to stand up to the accusations of the Left.
 April 3, 2015 at 12:23am
So what is so wrong with trusting the free market? Some wish not to serve certain markets while others rush in to reap the profit? Doesn’t that answer all the needs. The religious don’t have to compromise their beliefs while those without such restrictions make money? It all flows easily that way.
But no, the believers in centralized authority must have it one way and dissenters are punished and no one is really satisfied because grievances are never resolved.
Yeah how come my the gays won't inconvenience themselves to suit my bigotry? In the same vein, how come African Americans won't just sit at the back of the bus so I don't have to be disturbed by their mark of Cain? How inconsiderate indeed!
 April 3, 2015 at 12:05am
One of Miley’s tweets asks followers to call Tom Cotton and express why freedom is important. That is so ironic because this whole issue could be solved by two freedoms. The freedom of choice and the free market. Businesses should be free to choose in cases where doing business in a certain manner conflicts with their convictions. The other freedom, the free market will ensure that everyone is served because there will be many who will serve and reap profit from the gay “marriages”.
Miley Cyrus and the rest of the Left isn’t for freedom at all, they are for conformity with values handed down from centralized authority, branded as freedom when its really slavery.
 April 2, 2015 at 11:08pm
I grew up during the worst of the Cold War but never felt especially threatened. It was because I believed we had competent leadership in Washington and that the Soviets were not reckless fanatics. I now have great trepidations of what lies ahead because I believe that we have an inimical president and that Iran is led by Islamic fanatics who believe they will reap an eternal reward by destroying us.
Good description! Inimical! Hurtful, pernicious! No Soul if These Words Are Familiar....
 April 1, 2015 at 5:11pm
So, if there is widespread support for the LGBT people on this then why is it such a bad idea to allow businesses their choice? It seeme to me that the free market would provide services to all anyway.
It’s ironic that you support restricting religious freedom as a pathway to a free society.
I was thinking "devolution", but entropy works too.
 March 31, 2015 at 1:34am
So who decides what “harmful” is, the same people who determine that science is “settled”?
 March 30, 2015 at 2:06am
My answer: If black lives matter so much to you then go to downtown Chicago and other big cities and confront the gang bangers who kill so many blacks. Leave the law abiding white brunchers alone. None of them have killed your children.
Just a bunch of free loaders who live off the backs of the people who work hard to earn their own money for their families. The biggest percentage of blacks live off the government, to lazy to work
Why did the manager not just call the police and have them either order the protesters to leave or have them arrested for trespassing?
Because they aren't pro-black, they're anti-white.
So all white people having brunch are "law abiding"?
I should tell that to my cousin who's been arrested and convicted of Grand Theft, Possession, Domestic Violence in the Presence of a Child and DUI just needs to go to brunch and he'll be innocent.
Being white sure is swell, isn't it?
Two charts -- You have to be willing to work, most blacks aren't now days, The family structure is broken. They know if they get married and someone works they might loose the free government assistance. Let the whites pay they owe us attitude.
ok.....Everybody gets a Hussien Obama Buick 225...With vogues..Happy now...
Interestingly enough, statistics speak for themselves, and the statistics say more blacks kill EACH OTHER than white cops do.
They've got the energy for this annoying, borderline illegal activity but asking them to go through the "effort" to get ID for themselves or help somebody else to do so for voting is supposed to be some kind of racist imposition on their rights? The upside-down world of leftism...
What these Blax don't seem to understand is that angering the people who support them, and ignoring the people who are killing thme ( other Blax) will get them exactly nothing. There is a segment of their community that has been taught that the only way to get what they want is to have a public tantrum. Like the spoiled children they emulate, they should be 'spanked' and sent home.
Yeah, that's like saying you can't be concerned about international terrorism until you prevent all white-on-white murders, which kill MANY more people every year.
Way to dangerous. Facing armed primates? No way! It's safer to intimidate unarmed, civilized folks.
Yup, food stamps don't work at restaurants.
Brunch operators should charge a $100 cover charge, refundable with a brunch purchase.
Ha, ha! I love the last tweet!
“Imagine if a #BlackBrunch dope did something productive like mentor young kids or teach literacy classes instead of their rabble rousing”.
Sorry but THATS funny. Even white people are speaking in Ebonics more and more these days, especially around black friends.
As far as these protests or whatever, management should loudly declare them trespassers and call 911 saying a gang of non-diners are terrorizing his patrons and to send police immediately before a fight or something worse breaks out. Hopefully the protesters will get a dose of what they are protesting about, but the white ones will get a cracked skull and handcuffed too.
Also, somehow I do not think making white people “uncomfortable” is going to be a successful tactic for improving race relations. Somehow I don’t think that’s what the race baiters are going for anyway.
These are “agitators”. They are Progressive Movement organized groups that move around to make displays. It seems like there are more of them than there actually is, AND they are likely getting paid…minimum wage! Yep, they pay them Minimum wage while they are protesting for a higher minimum wage! But that’s next month, this month they are proving why black people get arrested more than whites.
#WHININGTOGETHER, #CRYINGTOGETHER I'm sure there are many other good tweets. I'm sure Moochie'd be glad to WEIGH in on this one. Bwahahaha
These are Alinsky tactics and nothing more.
Read rules for radicals and you'll find examples of this type of protest in order to bring about radical change.
Their fergusson protest did not have much effect legislative other than cause destruction.
Bottom up - top down - inside out.
I'm sure Soros it's funding this.
Acting like obnoxious jerks is a surefire way for me to be 100% against whatever cause they are supporting. Don't care if they are right or wrong, they're going about it in the wrong way
What a great way to commemorate the self sacrificing Jesus as He prepared to give His all for EVERYONE. I am told these are very religious folks. So this was Palm Sunday. Wonder how they will celebrate next weekend.
Walking alone at night in a black Chicago neighborhood would be perfectly safe it if weren’t for all those white people who would rob you or beat the crap out of you. Oh, wait, that doesn’t happen. That’s just my racism and all that media hype. Anyone will tell you that if a white woman clutches her purse closer to her when black guys with tee-shirts enter the elevator, it’s because of pure racism. Because those crime statistics are all made up. Wake up, folks. Stereotypes come from somewhere, and it’s not always prejudice.
My impression is, if your reading from a script you don't really care.
I like your answer! Here's two quotes for those jerks; BLACK LIES MATTER and PANTS UP, DONT LOOT!
I will NEVER respect anyone I am forced to. I will only respect a persons honor & their achievements.
Dougral....great response for anybody who is next on their hit list. Why do a wholes always feel it's their duty to take up a cause when all they do is make matters worse?
I'll bet they would hate it if a white group went in a soul food restaurant and interrupted their fried chicken and watermelon. protesting pull up you pants.
When are people going to start wising up? Make a list of your own of black on white beatings to whip out and start yelling louder than them. Get the details of the incident for them to look up themselves so no one can say you are just pulling stuff out of your wazoo to give the other side of the story to offset their bullsh....
e.g.......Reginald Denny.....beat senselessly solely by angry blacks during the Rodney King riots...Los Angeles California.....etc...etc.
Make copies to hand out to other patrons to multiply the voices to overwhelm the idiot protestors spouting their outrage over criminals who were hurt or killed by cops who were trying to arrest them for their crimes.
Or better yet, if one can find a way to get info on the names they regularly make note of, get the details on what they were doing to bring the butt whipping upon themselves, and make a show of trying to shame them for standing up for criminals and their criminal behavior. (as if they have enough sense to be embarrassed by their ignorance, or idiotic defense of such kind of people)
Maybe they should go to Planned Parenthood too, because black lives matter!
Good point. Since the number one danger to black children is...other black children, perhaps these folks could spend their spare time (they obviously have it), mentoring and working with kids from single parent-or no parent-homes? Of course, that would actually be constructive, so it's probably NOT on their list of priorities.
That’s interesting, I have lived in the South (West Atlanta) for decades and I was not aware there were any quote “White Spaces” When did this occur?
As a matter of fact the city of Atlanta where this activity is occurring (these so called “White Spaces”) is over 80 percent African American… If this is occurring in Atlanta its discrimination against the minority “the so called White People” . by the Majority population … the African Americans.
Eventually these types of folks who are out inciting antithetical war, are going to get what they are looking for messing around in Atlanta, but that is what they want ... someone redneck to over react and shot one of the protesters who push them too far.....
These folks most likely don't even live in Atlanta, they are most likely Chicago communists out to start trouble.
My eggs matter....my eggs matter!
Businesses need to put signs in their door windows letting these clowns know they are not permitted on the property. Then start pressing trespassing charges when they show up. They are all recorded on video and posting their sad asses on social media to help for identification. A lawsuit against each person identified in the videos for loss of business would also shut them down.
If only the law allowed us to "Deal with it"
All of these people were caught on tape and they should ALL be arrested!!!! This behavior should NOT be tolerated!!! The owner of the business as well as the patrons should also be allowed to sue them!!! They obstructed business and they interfered with commerce!!!
How ironic. They're so against racism they call a restaurant a "white space."
too dangerous the gang bangers would off them
EVERYONE needs to carry a list of black names and dates in reference to the horrible things black people do.....like black men throwing their babies into creeks and by the sides of roads while strapped in their car seats. They want to gripe about what no white person has done in over a hundred years....then we need to gripe about these things being done NOW!!! Carry accurate info and hit them with it!!! See how fast they shut up then!!!!
 March 30, 2015 at 1:52am
Before you feel too much empathy, put out the effort to assess if the struggle is just. In the case of Ferguson, Michael Brown was a thug who caused the end to his own life. All the protests and struggle there is based on false premises. Standing up in the face of opposition for a just cause is courageous, standing up with fools for an unjust cause is stupid. Think before you do.
DSI: Love your name. Big thanks (Toda) for that forethought. 100% on your comment. Know not your enemy well and you seek your loved ones' demise.
 March 25, 2015 at 12:04am
I quit the Republican Party a week ago. The Boehner capitulation and lovemaking with the Democrats was too much. I’ll continue to send money to truly conservative candidates.
 March 20, 2015 at 5:08pm
He can’t handle off-teleprompter questions. During the ramp-up to Obamacare I saw a video where a young woman tied Obame in knots for quite a long time simply by asking him a question. It was entertaining and so embarrassing for him that I almost felt sorry for him.
The only one he is pretending to is himself!
What we have is a petulant child that thinks everything is going to go his way and when he doesn't get his way (which does not reflect the will of the people especially in other countries) he pulls out all the stops using our money to attempt to change things his way! Israelis voting told him what they thought of him and his crap!
"US President George W. Bush summed up eight years of his administration's affairs in the Middle East on Friday, and said he still believed that "the day will come when the map of the Middle East shows a peaceful, secure Israel beside a peaceful and democratic Palestine."
Netanyahu not only played the race card, but unilaterally dismissed a policy that has been backed by the US including Democrats and Republicans.
Netanyahu, and the right wing in both countries just want the US to give billions of dollars and pledge our military commitment to Israeli security but disregard our attempts to finding a peaceful solution. The Palestinian people are no more our enemy than the Israeli people are. Our policy in the middle East is the same as we profess it to be around the world, a commitment to justice and Democratic Principles.
 March 20, 2015 at 1:14am
There might be a whole lot of reasons for that letter but none are really good enough. If one can walk further than the person with the handicap then out of human decency and the desire for peace then she should do it. Penning a letter like that indicates some real issues and if it was myself that had that impulse I’d hope to God that I’d question my own actions.