This is why Ted Cruz will crush anyone in a debate. All candidates will be scared of him. He won a debate competition when he attending Princeton University, then competing in a world competition and came 2nd in the world. He does not shy away from any debate or confrontation. He takes it right to them. He is that confident and knowledgable on the facts. Gotta respect that, no matter where you stand politically.
 May 11, 2015 at 10:24am
Am I shocked? Not so much.
 April 17, 2015 at 3:55pm
Do you think McDonalds, Burger King and Wendy’s is really going to worry about the Federal Govt raising the minimum wage law to 15 dollars an hour for every employer? You’re an economic guru aren’t you. Unfortunately for you, that’s probably why you flip burgers for a living and didn’t bother getting an education, work hard, and learning the necessary skills to run a small business or work as an economist at a company and make a “comfortable living wage” Let me break it down to you in simplest terms that maybe you will understand. McDonalds will take their 1.07 billion in net profits that you disdain they have, and will invest those resources into technology that will reduce their potential increased operational expense (min wage 15$) while maintaining or lowering their food prices to their customers. McDonalds will market this new product as PRBKAC (Problem Removed between Kiosk and Counter), they will also get a intangible benefit of increased customer satisfaction as well because it also will greatly reduce wrong food orders and attract new and repeat customers. This PRBKAC solution will provide an immediate ROI in less than 1 year for McDonalds and will drive all our smaller business competitors out of the market or out of business and to the unemployment line along with the 15$ minimum wage activists.
Very well said. I can't wait till this PRBKAC gets implemented in my local fast food restaurants. I am so sick of my orders getting jacked up by some angry fat females (no racism intended, but 90% of the time they are black)
technology will/has replaced most manual labor eventually. Then what?
You know what, you got me--I am no economic guru and should've done my research. But hey, do me a favorite and try to keep the personal attacks out of your arguments--it makes you look like an arrogant bigot, which you probably are (see what I did there? Maybe we're not so different after all). What really bothered me about the article was its tone. It patronizes some of the hardest working people in America and assumes that they are being lazy. The author clearly writes from a place of privilege and his outlook on the people in the fast-food industry seems ill-informed. Yes, there are always exceptions and people who game the system, but they are not the majority. There is not an equal access to education in this country. We know that social-economic status is tied up in the quality of education the one receives and that education is a pre-requisite for a good job. These are the things we should be talking about and these are the things we need to consider when we talk about this 'sub-group' of fast-food workers.
April 17, 2015 at 2:20pm
Hopefully the fast food worker lobbying firm will have as much power and money as the pay phone worker lobbying firm.
April 17, 2015 at 11:28am
I will call this solution PRBKAC (Problem Removed Between Kiosk and Counter)
 April 17, 2015 at 11:00am
I’m in the IT business. Matt Walsh puts a really good business case together. I’m now inspired to come up with a IT solution to help the fast food franchise industry to address their challenges being forced upon them to pay burger flippers 15 dollars an hour. ;-)
I would NEVER want to be opposite Rep Gowdy, NEVER!
gruber: "I don't understand the question." Even I understood that question.
 December 9, 2014 at 12:52pm
I’m really getting sick and tired of these hearings. Is this going to accomplish anything? Is anything going to change? All these people just like to hear themselves talk. I’m tired of all the talk, I want action.
I disagree, there are some things that are worth standing up for in front of your children.
 November 24, 2014 at 9:43pm
Now let’s do an investigation on Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, NAACP, Black Panthers, and any other race baiting organization and see if there was any coercion and perjury charges on all these false testimonies, I want them behind bars. Because an innocent officer is now a dead man walking.
Most of the protestors are dead men and women walking.
With the the official HIV rate among blacks being in the 40s%, and the actual rate around 64%, that means that most of these people who live for race hatred won't be here in 5 years. One wonders why the black leadership never mentions that most of their constituents won't be here.
The Bible says that people will be judged for choosing evil. Promiscuity, IV street drug use, and rampant homosexuality in the black community is what created the staggering HIV rate.
Despite my local idiot paper claiming that HIV is not a death sentence, it most certainly is. If you are a rich person who can afford the hundred of pills that have to be taken at precise times a day, every day for the rest of your life, yes, you can hold it off 10 or 20 years. A person with no personal responsibility is going to "forget" to take his/her pills and given the lifestyles of most blacks today, that means a lot less than the standard 10 years after diagnosis. Guy or gal goes to a party, gets drunk or stoned, doesn't realize he/she didn't take her doses for a day or two, and they pills won't do any good after that. The virus has mutated.
 November 20, 2014 at 9:36am
Unbeknownst to most Americans, Barack Obama currently plans to issue an edict that defies current US Laws and the US Constitution by establishing amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants on Mexican Revolution Day 2014, which is traditionally celebrated on November 20 in Mexico and by Mexicans everywhere.
November 20 is Mexican “Revolution Day” or Mexican “Civil War Day” which is the equivalent of America’s 4th of July. Obama’s choice of this date for his departure from his Oath of Office and the US Constitution creates a permanent symbolic relationship between his actions and Mexico’s violent revolutionary and civil wars from 1910-1920!