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Exactly. For example, when it becomes more cost efficient to give a customer an iPad, restaurants will employ fewer servers.
Of which states do you speak? I have no problem with the right of states and localities (with the approval of the state) raising the minimum wage. That would at least give other states the ability to compare effects. A raise in the FEDERAL minimum wage will not allow for comparisons to alternate policies, allowing each side to spin hypotheticals on how a more market based approach would be better or worse..
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Who Hates Minority Children?

Michael3783 Wrote: Mar 11, 2014 1:02 PM
Will the President address this inequality at his fundraiser tonight? Will those in attendance (paying $32,500/plate) rise up and curse the 1%? Will they share stories of their children attending failing public schools? Don't hold your breath.
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Who Hates Minority Children?

Michael3783 Wrote: Mar 11, 2014 1:02 PM
Will the President address this inequality at his fundraiser tonight? Will those in attendance (paying $32,500/plate) rise up and curse the 1%? Will they share stories of their children attending failing public schools? Don't hold your breath.
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Beyond Affirmative Action

Michael3783 Wrote: Feb 19, 2014 2:19 PM
While I agree with Dr. Carson in theory, I do not believe it will work in practice, only because it encourages people to accentuate their victimhood. Reminds me of the scene in "Modern Family" where the gay couple with the adopted Asian toddler convince themselves they have it made, until in walk "the disabled interracial lesbians with the African kicker".
Was it William F. Buckley who wrote: "I'd rather be governed by the first 100 names in the Boston phone book than by the faculty at Harvard"?
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The Privileged People

Michael3783 Wrote: Feb 12, 2014 12:46 PM
Oh, you mean Barry's friend, Alex?
But when Anita Hill wanted to testify, Democrats RE-OPENED the hearings on Clarence Thomas. I guess the Judiciary Committee only makes exceptions to its "practice" when a conservative is in the crosshairs of a high tech liberal lynch mob.
But when Anita Hill wanted to testify, Democrats RE-OPENED the hearings on Clarence Thomas. I guess the Judiciary Committee only makes exceptions to its "practice" when a conservative is in the crosshairs of a high tech liberal lynch mob.
So I expect to see an episode of "Big Bang Theory", where Penny's Cheesecake Factory health insurance policy is cancelled, and the boys have to hack into the ObamaCare website to come up with a replacement, only to find out Penny qualifies for Medicaid. YAY! Happy ending for all, especially for Cheesecake Factory, which can lay off everyone in its Part Time Benefits Department.
I don't think the Pope would approve of laws prohibiting a gay person from visiting the person they love in a hospital. I don't think he would disapprove of a gay couple adopting a baby whose birth was under threat of abortion or neglect. And I think he would support recognition of certain loving relationships for other secular purposes, like insurance or laws of descent and distribution. But all that said, a gay relationship (a "civil union") is not marriage. A marriage is one with the potential to produce biological children, to be raised by their mother and father as a couple. And while the perfect cannot be the enemy of the good, defining a civil union as equal to a marriage is a line no Pope will ever cross.
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