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  1. #661
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    Quote Originally Posted by nessythegreat View Post
    Ben Shapiro is not a racist.

    Muslim is not a race, so he wouldn't be racist in that regard anyway.
    Lol this pathetic defense again. For such a fan of debate you have zero clue how many times that defense has been debunked.

    He’s racist as ****. He demeans Muslims and blacks all the time. Then again, he had to do this once a radio exec told him to flip on what he was saying before and totally expose himself as a fraud for ratings, so maybe you’re right and he’s just good st pretending to be racist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nessythegreat View Post
    You clearly do not understand what I'm trying to say, so ill try again. She is a self described Democratic Socialist. She wants Democratic Socialism to take over from Capitalism. The best way to do this would be to try to get her views out to as many people as possible. That's why she missed a great opportunity for her party message.
    Oh, I get what you are saying and it is bs. She isn't preaching taking over Capitalism. The best way to get her message across is to talk to people that are open to her not a hostile crowd who thinks, wrongly, that she wants to abolish capitalism.

    It might hurt your feeling or ego, but she and democrat socialist don't need this guy or the fanboy base that supports him. This conservative base needs to get used to being ignored and marginalized.

    Great opportunity my arse. You just want to see your boy try to rip her up for his fan base pleasure. You are so transparent.
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    So what race do you put people in? I don’t think Arabic is a race?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nessythegreat View Post
    You clearly do not understand what I'm trying to say, so ill try again. She is a self described Democratic Socialist. She wants Democratic Socialism to take over from Capitalism. The best way to do this would be to try to get her views out to as many people as possible. That's why she missed a great opportunity for her party message.
    Why? She’s doing just fine getting her message across without lowering herself to a stiff like Shapiro.

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    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018...-supports.html

    Socialist Dem Ocasio-Cortez laments coffee shop's closure -- over wage hikes that she supports
    New York Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez portrays herself as "a normal, working person," but one of her positions may have helped 150 people lose their jobs.

    After enduring mockery for declaring Sunday that a walk in a national park was an example of democratic socialism, Ocasio-Cortez lamented Monday the shutting down of an iconic New York coffee shop that closed mostly due to a higher minimum wage – which Ocasio-Cortez supported.

    “The restaurant I used to work at is closing its doors. I swung by today to say hi one last time, and kid around with friends like old times,” the congressional candidate reminisced on Twitter. “I’m a normal, working person who chose to run for office, because I believe we can have a better future.”



    The Coffee Shop in Union Square, which became especially famous after regularly appearing on HBO’s “Sex and the City,” will close down this fall after nearly 28 years in business. Co-owner and President Charles Milite announced the decision to shut the doors to its 150 employees last month.

    But unlike what Ocasio-Cortez wants you to believe about the closing down, it wasn’t the result of greedy capitalists trying to squeeze the workers, but rather government regulations that forced the company to go bust.

    “The times have changed in our industry,” Milite told the New York Post last month. “The rents are very high and now the minimum wage is going up and we have a huge number of employees.”

    Ocasio-Cortez, who rose to prominence after defeating top Democrat Joe Crowley in the party’s primary election in June, has campaigned on the issue of minimum wage, arguing for a $15 federal minimum wage, up from $7.25, insisting that it won’t have any negative consequences for businesses.

    During her appearance on “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah, Ocasio-Cortez was pressed whether her suggestion of $15 minimum wage wouldn’t tank the economy. She cited the example of Seattle, which voted four years ago to gradually increase the hourly minimum to $15 over several years.

    Yet Seattle is a troubling case, as research from the University of Washington's School of Public Policy and Governance found that the higher minimum wage led to significant job declines and actually left the poorest worst off in the city, the Washington Post reported.

    The study estimated that low-wage jobs in the city dropped by 9 percent since 2016 and “hourly wages in such jobs increased by around 3 percent.” As a result, the study said, the city’s average worker lost $125 a month thanks to the minimum wage hike.


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    10:32 AM today, Special. A little later than usual. Have they changed the time slot for group?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crovash View Post
    Why? She’s doing just fine getting her message across without lowering herself to a stiff like Shapiro.
    Good press, bad press...whatever. She's the most buzzworthy congressional candidate in the country. She's doing fine. I know nessy really wants Ben Shaprio to help her out , but she's doing fine. Message is being heard loud and clear.
    HELLO

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    If you can't pay your employees enough money to keep up with a minimum wage being adjusted for inflation, maybe your business sucks? They'll go out of business and something that can make money will step in. And if not, it will lead to a lower rental cost. Which will make it more affordable to pay the new minimum wage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeW-Star View Post
    If you can't pay your employees enough money to keep up with a minimum wage being adjusted for inflation, maybe your business sucks? They'll go out of business and something that can make money will step in. And if not, it will lead to a lower rental cost. Which will make it more affordable to pay the new minimum wage.

    Displacement occurs when there's a shock to the system, that's not a surprise.
    correct. If the owner(s) didn't have enough margin to absorb, they haven't been paying attention to what is happening. Any business that is heavily dependent on low wages will be shocked when wages rise. The owner(s) should have looked into automation long ago. It's a tug of war where your costs will come from, and wages/rent/inventory costs will rise and fall with demand. Up to you to build your business plan.

    Now, we can crush the minimum wage rise, but anyone know what rent is, in Union Square? Perhaps putting a coffee shop, which isn't going to make the money necessary to survive rent on such a desired location, wasn't the best idea. Why not just move it to a cheaper location? Or, if NY is too expensive, they drink coffee over in Jersey..

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    Yea I read the owner say
    “The times have changed in our industry,” Milite told the New York Post last month. “The rents are very high and now the minimum wage is going up and we have a huge number of employees.”

    Looked at where the coffee shop was and thought "lol no **** they closed".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewersfan255 View Post
    She kicked out the press at her public event. You would be going nuts if Rubio or some other republican did the same thing.

    But again she’s your girl so you don’t care


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    You only care because she’s not GOP so easy on the pot v kettle there bud.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewersfan255 View Post
    Again if that’s the case it should have been a private event from the start and not a public event.

    You guys here are a bunch of hypocrites


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    Ha but yeah you’re so non hypocritical and a beacon of balanced political views. Stop it.


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    just for fun, I googled rent for an apartment in Union Sq. For a studio, it starts around $3,900 for a studio apt with no view, 450 sq feet. Goes up to around $9000 for a 3 bedroom, 900 sq foot apt.

    While apartment rent isn't the end all be all, it tells you that space is VERY expensive in that area.

    Workers making $3/hour more didn't shut this place down. $20-30,000/month in rent is the cause.

    If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGGGG-Men View Post
    You only care because she’s not GOP so easy on the pot v kettle there bud.


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    As I said before, had she charged admission this wouldn’t be an issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny01 View Post
    As I said before, had she charged admission this wouldn’t be an issue
    It’s not an issue, no matter.

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