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  1. cowboyinexile

    The Biden Administration Thread

    It might have to do with the slow movement in the senate as much as anything. You had runoff elections that changed the majority and those are just now being seated. Plus there were delays as both sides had to agree to a power sharing ceremony. Hopefully with a fairly divided house the...
  2. cowboyinexile

    The Biden Administration Thread

    That's a stretch. Let's say I wanted to kill my neighbor. I researched and talk to a hit man about it but he wants $50K and I don't have that kind of money. Is that brainstorming or conspiracy because that's exactly what happened here? Trump wanted it but didn't have the political capital to...
  3. cowboyinexile

    Obamagate will be declassified!

    This thread reminds me of someone.
  4. cowboyinexile

    The Biden Administration Thread

    To be fair this was a campaign promise made when we were vaccinating half that. Now with more vaccine and possibly a new one it looks like a low goal to meet. But it's still impressive considering 12 months ago we were just starting to realize this would be a problem.
  5. cowboyinexile

    Obamagate will be declassified!

    Forget it. He's rolling.
  6. cowboyinexile

    The Biden Administration Thread

    It's politically convenient and throws a bone to the environmentalists. Somewhere here today someone mentioned that reduced access to the Canadian oil from there would benefit domestic oil producers and therefore Oklahomans but I'm guessing that didn't factor heavily in the political calculus.
  7. cowboyinexile

    What will the republicans do?

    Depends on the person and their skillset. I've seen people in the grocery store example turn a minimum wage job into a career. Of course they aren't minimum wage forever. I've also seen people do dead end retail work that they hate but it pays the bills.
  8. cowboyinexile

    What will the republicans do?

    You should probably check your source. They are quoting CBO which is fine, but looking at their twitter feed they have an agenda.
  9. cowboyinexile

    What will the republicans do?

    But a bunch of those jobs will go away due to automation regardless. If you want to talk about a sector that could see job losses, I would look at nursing homes. People who work there get paid squat and youb really can't automate much of that. I could see situations there where employees are...
  10. cowboyinexile

    What will the republicans do?

    In his scenario, no. In his hypothetical it's realistic that you have a couple of people making $10/hr part time already (if not more). At most you are looking at a $5 bump for a couple people working 25 hrs per week. If your business can't survive due to an extra $250/week expense then it's...
  11. cowboyinexile

    What will the republicans do?

    Who are they going to cut that they can't cut already? If they are big enough to automate they are doing it regardless. If they aren't big enough then either their workforce is already streamlined and they can't or they are just eliminating unnecessary jobs they didn't need in the first place...
  12. cowboyinexile

    What will the republicans do?

    Ok. I think we are getting off the point here. If you're a small convenience store, and you have one employee in the store half the time, you can't replace them with a self checkout. You don't have anyone to face shelves during the downtime or lock up. So a minimum wage change will not...
  13. cowboyinexile

    What will the republicans do?

    But there were other people there. If you are closing a small store most of the time it's just you. Even if it were legal I'd be uncomfortable putting a 16 year old in that spot.
  14. cowboyinexile

    What will the republicans do?

    Yes, but did you do it with no over 21 supervision? Like, you were the only employee at the store at the time? I'd like to say I did at 18+ but not younger but it's been a long time since I had a job like that.
  15. cowboyinexile

    What will the republicans do?

    It's not a sustainable business model. For a mom and pop convenience store, they are only going have a couple of employees as mom and pop are taking up most of the hours themselves. And those employees have to be 21+ to be able to sell beer. If they are offering minimum wage in a normal...
  16. cowboyinexile

    The Market Thread

    Their new subscribers crushed market expectations for the quarter. Apparently everyone really wanted to watch Queens Gambit.
  17. cowboyinexile

    The Biden Administration Thread

    Edit-I couldn't read the text on the gif so I didn't realize it makes it even better.
  18. cowboyinexile

    What will the republicans do?

    Like I just mentioned, I prefer min wage to be a more local issue, but automation is coming regardless of what we do with wages.
  19. cowboyinexile

    What will the republicans do?

    I don't think it matters. Personally I question the need for a $15 minimum wage nationwide (it should he more of a state or regional issue), but think it's not a big deal in the grand scheme of things. Businesses are going to do whatever they can to streamline profits. If a business says its...