Conservatives hijack fast food workers protest across America

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Organized labor advocates targeted fast food restaurants across America on Thursday, calling for an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

An eager media looking for a reason to turn away from the disastrous roll out of Obamacare advertised the day’s activities as a one day strike for higher wages by fast food workers.

A cappella group’s amazing version of
‘Little Drummer Boy’ goes insanely viral

In reality, there were far more left-wing activists “on strike” than there were fast food workers, and these union agitators turned to Twitter to help draw attention to their efforts, using the hashtag:

Not a smart move, considering how thoroughly the right dominates Twitter.

Conservative comedian Stephen Kruiser was quick to hijack the hashtag, with his own take on the effort “to keep workers in entry-level jobs,” as described by Twitchy.com:

Kruiser makes the astute comparison to the failed Occupy Wall Street effort from last year, which many of these activists who know nothing about basic economics participated in:

Talk radio host Tony Katz, a pretty funny guy himself, got in on the act, as did fellow talk show host Dana Loesch:

Twitchy posted what it called the “BEST freakin’ tweet,” which seemed to put the whole day into perspective when considering how much effort went into trying to demonize these corporations:

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Tom is a grassroots activist who distinguished himself as one of the top conservative bloggers in Florida before joining BizPac Review. He can be reached at tom@bizpacreview.com

  • EliseR

    It seems to me that if conservatives want people off of welfare, they would support paying people enough to have their income levels above poverty levels.

    • OldmanRick

      I’m all for raising the wages. However, one should realize the potential unintended consequences for such a simple action as raising the hourly wage, especially in this fragile market. It could initiate a domino effect that would cause the price of fast food to be increased to the point that many patrons would cease frequenting said establishments, resulting in decreased revenues, causing employee layoffs, increased unemployment, the closing of some business, and the loss of tax revenue for the city and social service programs.

      What this country really needs are lower fuel costs which will result in lower food prices, lower electricity costs, lower transportation costs, and really lower costs for everything. Such a decrease would benefit everyone much, much more since the dollar would stretch farther than it currently does.

      Think the Dakotas and the energy boom where, prospective Walmart employees are being offered $17.00 per hour. If we were to exploit our energy exploration and production, there would be more jobs, etc.

      • patriot1742

        Part of our weak dollar is Obama, the liberals and the Obama administration ruining the economy. If 2014 gives control back to a CONSERVATIVE base -then we could see a stronger dollar – and the price of gas would go down. A strong America is crucial – right now the lights are off in the WH.

        • OldmanRick

          I would agree that the administration spent more time shilling Obummer’s legacy of a failed health care plan with death panels included than attempting to aid an ailing economy and high unemployment. If anything, this obummerscare plan will be remembered for destroying the 40 hour workweek.

          • David Ewers

            First there are no death panels, not unlike the insurance industry of the past. Denying insurance to people that had pre existing conditions, denying operations, yes they were the death panels. Also the 40 hour work week myth has been completely proven false. 97% of the businesses in the US do not qualify for the ACA. I know little thing called facts get in your way, but learn to live outside your little bubble

          • patriot1742

            6 Trillion in debt since Obama took office, more people on disability, more people on welfare, more people out of work – you live in a world only Obama believes in. Unemployment was under 6% the entire time Pres Bush was in office and the rest you are just making up. I know facts confuse you but no one believes that things are better since Obama took office – please deal with reality. Dollar weaker than ever – lost our AAA rating – I can go on – but you lack the ability to understand the truth.

          • David Ewers

            Nice try, a majority of the debt was from Bush policies, the wars, the tax cuts. So Now lets look at the last months of the Bush tenure, 700K jobs lost per month, the complete collapse of our finical market, The reason for the loss of the AAA was the house refusing to act. No I live in the real world, You I have no idea how many light years away from reality you live in

          • patriot1742

            Poor David – you just keep sticking your foot in it : 2006 Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid took office – both created the financial ruin that you refer to – it is fact. President Bush – unemployment numbers were under 6% his entire term – Job loss started when Obama won the nomination – Housing collapse belongs to democrat run Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac – President Bush told them in 2002 the housing bubble would burst and told them the same 6 more times -he was right and it was a democrat run program. Obamacare will cost democrats the senate as well as more losses in the house. Your own democrat party is now trying to distance themselves from Obama. This mess belongs to Obama and the democrats – those are facts – please quit listening to your liberal teachers.
            Again I am waiting to hear about how you run your business.

          • David Ewers

            Nice try again, the beginning of the recession started before the democrats took the house. in November of 2006. The housing bubble began to fall apart in May of 2006. The head of fannie mae and fanny Mac were appointed by Bush. So we now know you have no real facts.

            The ACA will not cost the democrats the house, but it may cost the GOP the house, along with their inability to pas any real bills.

            My bussiness is not part of this dicussion, so stop trying to change the subject again.

          • patriot1742

            Just as I thought you have no concept of what is going on – please learn a few real facts and then you explain how a business runs – then maybe you can get a seat at the table.

          • David Ewers

            Whatno great words of widom from thae sage. But you are fulfilled all my expetations, all bluster no substance. Lots of tlk but alas no facts. In other words you have no idea how a business works. So we must surmise thst you are nothing but a ignorant tea bagger. The fact is is more white conservatives recieve welfare than anyone ekse

          • patriot1742

            As I thought – no ability to learn – now go play – you lack basic understanding .

          • David Ewers

            You have yet to say anything, so how am my to learn from the great sage. Ignorance maybe. So lay it out or be quiet, I am calling you out to prove your point

          • patriot1742

            David – the comment that I gave you came from a highly respected African-American and you responded as expected. By the way I actually work for a living and you probably do not know what work is. I run my own business and you have yet to explain what you do.

          • patriot1742

            Truth is an obstacle for liberals.

          • David Ewers

            you claimed that I do not know how a business works, pick any business your choice, But I own a series of shopping centers and residential rental properties, before that I owned a computer company with yearly net about 7M per year. so tell me how I can improve my business I am all ears.

          • patriot1742

            I think not – making up stuff again. Time is up on your fairy tales.

          • bill

            David.. start losing the argument so now comes the name calling… Typical liberal know-nothing..

          • David Ewers

            Bill, he has repeatly said I do not know how to run a business, I have asked him repeatly to tell me how. But alas like all tea baggers he is a nothing a blowhard.

            And just like all of tea baggers you think you can throw insults at Obama or anyone else who you disagree with but when someone else does it, they are losing the argument. You are anther stupid twit tea bagger

          • bill

            F’n moron.. show me where I insulted your stupid CIC?.. Projection yet again from an idiotic libertard!

          • David Ewers

            ahh, I i knew if i pushed you hard enough I would see the real you. Thanks for fulfilling my beliefs.

            Your words

            IGNORE J Crapper… he’s but a paid ignorant troll… You’re feeding the twit!

            SO again nothing but a hypocrite.

          • dennodog

            Yes…keep using the gaye term for what you do…..

          • David Ewers

            So again no facts, that is what I thought you would say. Just a blow hard, you have proved to me that you are all expected from a tea party member. Thank you so very much for all of your discourse, you have done quite well defending your position with nothing but drivel. Have a great day. I will no longer say anything to you since you cannot back up a single thing you have said. I did know that kiddie porn was a viable business

          • bill

            Davey.. Being you are so freaking slow, I’ll type even slower! Your quote: “And just like all of tea baggers you think you can throw insults at Obama” .. So now, like the majority of the libertards, denigrate and then slither off into the underbrush like the slime ya are…

          • David Ewers

            again you prove that you are very narrow minded or cannot read, the whole statement was

            “you think you can throw insults at Obama or anyone else who you disagree ”
            And just like a tea bagger you have proven me right.

          • Will Seay

            But… it ok for you and your “ilk” to insult Bush or Reagan… even hang them in effigy… uh huh… interesting… your side hates to give but loves to take… unless it is VALID CRITICISM…. Com’on David… what are you a kindergartner?

          • David Ewers

            I nver did condemn anyone for calling me a name, that is part of the game, so again pinhead you are wrong. I merely pointed out that he dos the same thing. Also I never hung Reagan or Bush if effigy. And I did serve under Reagan, Bush SR proudly. I never said Reagan was wrong is spending the money to revitalize the economy. I thouight Bush 1 did a great job in his four years in office. I campaigned for him when he was running against Reagan. He was a far better man than Reagan ever was.

            His son, was an incpmptant fool that never should have been elected. He was a horrible officer when he served, he was a horrible student while at Yale, he was a failure at every business he entered into. His economic ploicy was a complete failure. He lost the focus on Afghanistan while going after Al Queida. His incursion into Iraq had so many flaws in the plan, no pull out plan, no occupancy plan, Just shoot and say mission done. he know the facts about the WMDs were a lie, even his own Sec of State quit because of his lies. What does he do, appoint the women who help create these lies to the sec of state,

            So again, learn the facts before opening your ignorant mouth

          • dennodog

            Ah…It finally comes out. A disgruntled puff.

          • Beeta

            The house has sent 150 bills to the Democratic senate only to be tabled with no vote.. The House is doing their part you need to get the Senate to do theirs.. They will not work with the House.. I would get tired of working on a bill only to have it put in little Harry’s pocket to be thrown out.. Your argument is screwed! David give it up… You and your party have screwed the nation up so bad we will never recognize it again ever… Obama is a criminal. A muslim communist socialist with an agenda to destroy our country.. He is well on the way to doing so.. I don’t expect air head Kool-Aid drinkers like you to see that though… It will be to late for our country when you finally do… Thankfully many are waking up and seeing the truth NOW!

          • David Ewers

            yeah 44 bills to over turn the ACA, many bills to over turn or get rigd of the EPA and other government agencies,

          • Joseph Moore

            if the ACA was so good why did Harry Reid and Co give himself and his staff exemptions from it along with all the democrat members of Congress. the ACA is a sham and a joke, because Obama just sold the american people into slavery of the insurance companies

          • David Ewers

            Sorry the exemption was added by Chuck Grassley a republican. next time actually have the facts right. Moron!

          • Joseph Moore

            removing the congressional exemption was an idea proposed by Tea Party backed republicans in the House but laughed at by Democrats in both the house and the Senate. sorry

          • Will Seay

            David… your remarks are akin to saying… Hey drink this poison.. I drink it and it is good! Well just because you have some queer immunity to it, does not mean the rest of us buy the lie. Facts are Facts… get a dose of reality… that poison will get you yet..

          • HonestToAtee

            David Ewers was born into big money because his family worked hard and enjoyed the free markets but now, as is common among spoiled children, he wants to destroy the very freedoms that built his rich lifestyle! Selfish prick! YOU KNOW THE TRUTH EWERS! TRY TELLING IT FOR ONCE!

          • senior74

            The housing bubble started with the democrats community reinvestment act. Obama was ACORN lawyer sueing the banks to get loans for no income people so they could get into houses. All kinds of utubes showing the republicans trying to correct the problem but Barnie Franks saying “no problem he could see”. You liberals ought to research yourselves instead of believing everything you hear. I have found that you can tell when a liberal politician is lieing, it’s when ever they open their mouth!!

          • William Tobias

            i think its both sides are at fault, republicans did spend too much, and the democrats just kept it going, and it still goes on as long as we have people that try to outspend each other and lay the fault on the previous over spenders we will fall . does not matter if the party is D or R they wont be hurt when it hits the fan ever notice how the government cuts programs for the poor. but those politicians never miss one paycheck.

          • David Ewers

            what bills have been passed by the democrats, the GOP has either filibustered or not allowed them go to vote int he house. The GOP will suffer in the next 2014 election, the non passage of the budget, the non passing of the immigration bill and the cuting of welfare will come to haunt them like a erupting boil on their arse.

          • Roger Edward Harris

            Forgive Dave. He gets his facts from the mocking clowns at CNN and MSNBC who get their lies from the DNC

          • patriot1742

            For sure. Debbie W Schultz is leading the pack of misinformation groupies.

          • William Tobias

            also the rise in fuel prices that was also a reason. for the collapse

          • Beeta

            The loss of JObs was because of the Dems housing policy that started with carter, Clinton signed into law and it crashed on Bush.. He warned the DEM congress 17 times that is was unsustainable but gay frank and Dodd said all was well with F and F .. Bush had not control over anything the last two yrs of his Presidency. The Dems had congress remember and as usual when the Dems touch anything it is destroyed. Bush ran the Debt up 5 trillion with the wars that the nation was gun ho for at the time. Dems and Repubs also.. The weapons of Mass Destructions were moved to Syria where Al Queda had taken over and using on the Syrian Christians and other citizens… Obama inherited the DEM policies from Clinton . The housing Bubble crashed because of Democrats… You can only Wish Bush caused it.. For the 6 yrs the Repubs were running the show unemployment was low and the economy was good. After 06 it all fell apart thanks to the Democrats.. Suck it up your party are failures and they are turning this country into a DETROIT!!! David the HOUSE was Democrat the last two yrs of Bush . And the same House was in control the first 2 yrs of Obama… Where was the DEM magic then.. WE sunk lower and lower… and still going Down Down Down… YOu need to really get in the real world … you are not! YOu are the one that is light yrs away… and will continue to be as long as you swallow the Obama Kool-Aid… Your real world does not exist.

          • David Ewers

            That is GOP propaganda, with no basis of fact.The WMD claim again has no basis in fact. Where do yuo pull this cr@p from?

          • Mamatex

            David: your lack of comprehension regarding these issues is truly frightening! There is propaganda on both sides of the aisle and the thinking person has a duty to sift through it. Truth is important as is History and your efforts to change it to suit your agenda is why the Country is in a decline.

          • Joseph Moore

            actually Russian intelligence and Mussad (Israeli intelligence) confirmed the presence of WMD’s in IRAQ and also confirmed that Saddam moved them to Syria before we invaded.

          • HonestToAtee

            It is worthless trying to argue with a mental patient like David Ewers! Just ask him where the WMD came from that was just recently used in Syria, we all know that Saddam Hussein sent it out of Iraq and into the Bekaa Valley during the 30 day cooling period that the Dems demanded along with the UN speech he gave before he ordered the invasion. At least Bush listened to Congress, Obama just uses EO’s and lies!!

            Fast and Furious anyone?

          • senior74

            Go look up the “communitee reinvestment act” put in by the dems. This was so people with no income could buy a house. Obama was ACORN’s lawyer suing the banks to push this. ACORN was the activist group protesting inside of banks even. Look up utubes of repubs during committee meetings trying to stop the madness but the dems had the controlling numbers to stop it.

          • DeeDee1213

            O M G……. Put the Kool Aid down….Please please..for your own sake seek some help

          • David Ewers

            do you tea baggers take lessons on what to say, hahhahahah nothing but a pathetic fool

          • DeeDee1213

            tea baggers ??????? lessons??? uhh no Respected people who call themselves Tea Party members, are Only taking lessons from the Constitution, and what our founding fathers wrote and wanted for this Great Country… DEMBAGGERS are the ones who all gather and take lessons on how they can destroy the fiber of this country , divide the races and cause this country to not be respected … Once again..name calling really just shows your ignorance to the entire subject at hand. Go and take out your crayolas and your coloring book and try to stay in the lines

          • David Ewers

            The tea party does not even know why the original tea party happened and protecting the constitution, now that’s even funnier. Yeah, one of your tea bagger leaders bachman even made the claim that the founding fathers worked until slavery was no more. Stupid Tea bagger

          • Theresa Easley

            Funny how when your type are losing in the subject you resort to name-calling. Grow up.

          • David Ewers

            I read your past comments and see that you name call too. When you tea baggers live on Bullsh** mountain, you are going to eat lots of lots of the material. The amazing part you actually believe the stop you are shoveling. Who said the meek shall inherit the world. I do not think it was the people who are serving money instead of man. And that is from your bible not mine. So in closing. You better buy a reinforced stocking because you B!tch is gettin coal

          • Joseph Moore

            listening to both sides i must say that the dumbest Tea party representative is smarter then the Smartest liberal. Micheal Bachman could beat Nancy Pelosi in a heart beat and i would hate to see Obama go against Ted Cruz in a debate because Cruz would take obama to the woodshed

          • David Ewers

            Michelle Bachman can’t even get her history down right. She tried to make the claim the CO2 is not a harmful gas, Do me a favor put your head is a sealed plastic bag and prove me wrong.

            Ted Cruz, is an idiot, he had to have someone else write his court briefings so he could appear.

            Talk about a stupid Tea Bagger, you are one of the dumbest I have ever encountered.

          • Will Seay

            David the Housing collapse has it roots all the way back to the Carter Admin. when it was created. It was ramped up by Clinton, and Fanny-mae & Freddy mac were controlled by Dodd and Frank…. The Bush Admin. sent several economic professionals to the senate to warn of the coming collapse… and they were ignored… FACTS are a funny thing now aren’t they David?

          • David Ewers

            You are so full of it, where do you come up with thse fantasies, If ot wass not for the housing boom during the Bush administration we would have gone into a depression. The housing market kept the whole US economy alive.

          • Mamatex

            The Tech bubble caused the prosperity during the Clinton Administration and it, too, collapsed causing the recession Bush inherited.

          • Will Seay

            Full of the truth is a good thing David… Something you’d know nothing about, evidently… Everything you are saying is false. As it was pointed out.. Redlining was a democratic strategy… David can you tell me about that? And how that tactic was used? You are a lesson in contradiction… and full of the poison Kool-Aid… shut down the juice stand David.. no one is buy your B.S.

          • David Ewers

            Yes again in the past, but as you know we do not live in the past but here and now. Now it is called gerrymandering and the GOP is the master of that so agin you have come up with something that is not releevant to the conversation. So again you do not win the cupie doll, want to try again meathead.

            You really make it easy for me to shoot down your BS.

          • Will Seay

            ummm… no… if it affect us NOW… it is still prevalent. So… try again. Nothing is B.S. unless it is something you are making up..

          • David Ewers

            again you ignore facts I can not educate the dumb

          • DeeDee1213

            U mentioned Filibuster in a “past post here” and I have to say ..where were you during the Bush Administration??? Do you not remember the DEM Filibusters goin on every single time you turned around , during President Bush’s term??? Do you not remember the vile things that Sitting Democrat Senators said about President Bush?? And the Media Joined in and sang the Chorus lines?? WTH is wrong with you , short term memory?? And Yes, I miss President Bush, because he was at least on Americas side.

          • David Ewers

            you have to be joking, the GOP has set the record on filibusters, you are only mentioning the judicial filibusters. You really show how DUMB you are. Your le4ader of the house is the only man who filibustered his own bill. You are your party is nothing but a joke and slowly you will be the way of the dodo bird

          • DeeDee1213

            lmao..democraps filibustered constantly regardless..and now democraps want to squelch the filibuster process, during baracks term…Interesting… Keep talking…Love the Instant name calling you libs do, when you really have nothing much to say…

          • David Ewers

            repeating the same words does not increase their validity

          • HonestToAtee

            Ask David if he can explain the term “redlining” and why it was used as a threat by Dems against the Lenders who wouldn’t follow the FANNIE/FREDDIE Congressional lending guidelines and guarantees!!!

          • HonestToAtee

            The Dems called anyone who disagreed “RACISTS” as is there habit!

          • Will Seay

            Thank you HonestToAtee.. I posed the Question… any bets we will get a truthful reply?

          • HonestToAtee

            There is no chance until hell freezes over that we will get an honest answer!

          • Will Seay

            Heck they could be serving ice cubes in Hell and he’d still be spouting lies!

          • HonestToAtee

            Take a gander at his totally rediculous response!

          • David Ewers

            its now called gerrymandering not redlining, and the GOP only won the becuase of their tactics. Want to throw a few more balls at the pins you can’t hit

          • HonestToAtee

            Ha ha ha! As I expected, you are either a dang liar or the dumb dumb of the internet! I think both! Try google, get the definition of those two terms and then try again.

          • David Ewers
          • HonestToAtee

            Okay, for the mentally impaired who don’t understand what “redling” is and that redistricting/gerrymandering, a common practice by the leftists, are two totally different issues! ”

            Lenders denied that redlining existed. They and Republican opponents
            of the bill contended that the measure would increase paperwork and
            mortgage lending costs, place undue emphasis on lending activity as a
            cause of urban decline and create irresponsible pressure to make unsound
            loans. They also pointed out that the disclosed information would be
            misleading without a corresponding indication of mortgage loan demand
            from city neighborhoods.

            Republican-led attempts to turn the
            bill into a three-year demonstration study in selected cities failed by
            one vote in the Senate on Sept. 4 and two votes in the House on Oct. 31.
            The redlining provisions of both the House and Senate versions were
            almost identical so they posed little problem for House-Senate
            conferees”

            http://library.cqpress.com/cqalmanac/document.php?id=cqal75-1214669

            And these are the Demoncraps who used these laws to threaten through many Alinsky tactics by ACORN who rioted at Banks and the homes of Lenders to create the redistribution of wealth we had under these “social engineering” programs!

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yga7TlsA-1A

          • David Ewers

            you are such a liar, and you point me to a you tube video as a fact. I can find videos that try to show bigfoot is real. And the other site is a conservative BS site. You really are grasping at straws.

            You really are that dumb

          • HonestToAtee

            Take your blood pressure meds so you don’t drop dead while I take apart your stupidity one fact at a time!

            Franklin Raines is a crook and friend of Obama!

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4Y4pKaCz6Q

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhF5ErMwwUI

          • David Ewers

            the first video is a kudlow report, he has the credibilty of a idiot. And the man you are trying to make look bad was a bush appointee.

          • disqus_TSv9pSGP3A

            ROFL

          • David Ewers

            Prove me wrong

          • Will Seay

            Hey David… You’re so wrong you’d have to turn further left to go right…

          • David Ewers

            did you actually think that up by youe lonesome self, wow you really show some smarts with that one. I would rather be so far to the lft that you could not see me, I know that I am trying to help the poor, the homeless and the needy vets than help greedy people like the waltons and the koch brothers. I am not a religous person, I do it because I know that it is the right thing to do. Tell me how have the koch brothers paid you back for all you have done for them, how much as mobil paid you back. You really think any of those people care if you live or die. You are cutting your own throat and are so stupid you are holding the knife for them

          • Will Seay

            oh really? Again the FACTS are that the private charities do a much better job caring for the indigent… not the “almighty” progressive government… COME ON… are you really that dense David?? REALLY???

          • David Ewers

            wrong agin, the facts are only 10% of the help comes from charities and many are already running so low on money they are going to close, do you want to spread more of that manure

          • Will Seay

            Don’t know the “Koch” brothers and do not care who they are. I use common sense… something you lack greatly there “Mr. left turn”.

          • David Ewers

            either you are the most ignorant person on this site or you are a liar, your choice. yeah you do not know the people who created the tea party

            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-zuesse/final-proof-the-tea-party_b_4136722.html

            So again you are really dumb or a liar

          • dan K

            A majority of the debt was NOT from Bush, The debt raise under Obummer by more than half of what it was and that was reduced. But it’s STILL more than it was when he took office…. Nice try though commiecrat.

          • David Ewers

            Soory to bust your bubble, but you are incorrect, the wars, the tax cuts and the interest on the debt. Next time try to use something called facts other than just useless blather.

          • Joseph Moore

            Obama has added more to the debt then bush did in his entire term in office. also the tax cuts are the reason all of us pay 10% or more less to the government then we did under the Clinton years

          • HonestToAtee

            Move along little liar!

          • Will Seay

            Normally I would not laugh at someone who is disabled… but oh man you are such a cripple David!

          • David Ewers

            That is mighty Christian of you, thank you for showing how much of a hypocrite you are.

          • Will Seay

            Hey anything to help the Disabled… I just do not suffer Progressive commie fools… Got a problem with that? Pray about it.

          • David Ewers

            Well since there is no commies in the US government I have no idea who you are talking about. Have you been listening to that brain West? And how you help the disabled or the poor, tell me how you told your congressman and senator not to cut food stamps. The answer would be no, so tell me how do you really help? You are so full of it

          • Joseph Moore

            Democrats are responsible for just as much of this mess and the GOP is.
            under Clinton
            - NAFTA was signed and ratified in a Democrat majority controlled congress
            - The Glass-Steigal act was repealed which has allowed Wall Street to trample Main Street under foot
            - Bush warned democrats in Congress in 2004 of the upcoming mortgage crisis but democrats refused to listen
            - ever since 2006 when dems took over income inequity has grown, poverty has grown and unemployment has grown
            - There has been no budget passed since Dems have come into power
            - All the places in the nation that have the greatest level of poverty and income inequity are all democrat controlled states and cities

            so do a favor, turn off msnbc and tune into real life

          • HonestToAtee

            Are you still out here lying and trying to rewrite history! Get the silver spoon out of your mouth and tell the truth Daddy’s boy!
            We know who built your shopping center empire and it wasn’t you!

          • Grizzly907

            You have SFB. Obama has spent more money than George Washington to George W. combined. Liberal policies of forcing banks to give home loans to people that couldn’t back caused the housing bubble. GWB’s sec of HUD told congress (the one ran by Nazi Pelosi from 2007-2011,) that there is a going to be a crash, but Maxine Waters (D-Commiefornia,) told him that he was wrong. Get your fucking facts straight commieprog.

          • David Ewers

            Well lets look at the report from congress on this

            There was an explosion in risky subprime lending and securitization, an unsustainable rise in housing prices, widespread reports of egregious and predatory lending practices, dramatic increases in household mortgage debt, and exponential growth in financial firms’ trading activities, unregulated derivatives, and short-term “repo” lending markets,
            among many other red flags. Yet there was pervasive permissiveness;
            little meaningful action was taken to quell the threats in a timely
            manner.” The Commission especially singles out the Fed’s “failure to stem the flow of toxic mortgages

            More than 30 years of deregulation and reliance on self-regulation by financial institutions, championed by former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan
            and others, supported by successive administrations and Congresses, and
            actively pushed by the powerful financial industry at every turn, had
            stripped away key safeguards, which could have helped avoid catastrophe.
            This approach had opened up gaps in oversight of critical areas with trillions of dollars at risk, such as the shadow banking system and over-the-counter derivatives markets.
            In addition, the government permitted financial firms to pick their
            preferred regulators in what became a race to the weakest supervisor.”

            Too many of these institutions acted recklessly, taking on too much
            risk, with too little capital, and with too much dependence on
            short-term funding. . . . [Large investment banks and bank holding
            companies] took on enormous exposures in acquiring and supporting subprime lenders and creating, packaging, repackaging, and selling trillions of dollars in mortgage-related securities, including synthetic financial products.” The report goes on to fault “poorly executed acquisitionand integration strategies
            that made effective management more challenging,” narrow emphasis on
            mathematical models of risk as opposed to actual risk, and short-sighted
            compensation[ systems at all levels.

            So I think you have some real problems with reality.

          • disqus_TSv9pSGP3A

            rofl

          • David Ewers

            now that none of you have come up wih any refute, I guess you are absolutely clueless. The Bush administration through it entire 8 years did not pass one economic bill that helped the middle class, the largest job loss other than the great depression came under the bush years. so tell me what industry would have kwept the economy aline, not the auto business, not the banking industry, not our manufacturing industries. So tell me what.

          • HonestToAtee

            Obama has created more welfare recipients than any other POTUS in the history of the world. Prove me wrong! Prove me wrong!! How is the shovel ready stimulus workin for ya anyways? Obama had a good laugh at that one too! As he said, “I guess shovel ready wasn’t so ready, ha ha”. That was what he said!!

        • MercenaryMan

          ROFL…….WOW thats a real comedian….LOL

          • patriot1742

            Facts just confuse you I know.

          • David Ewers

            No facts are something foreign to you and the tea baggers

          • patriot1742

            Again David you lack any basic understanding of facts – Tea Bagger has is related to something sexual that liberal democrats are involved in and Tea Party is a conservative group. Please grow up.

          • David Ewers

            (neologism) An affiliate of the Tea Party movement, or a supporter of its protests

            “As a reference to members of the currently active Tea Party, the
            word has been used in speech and print by both liberals and
            conservatives. In this context, the term “teabagger” is a
            reasonably conceived informal name for an affiliate of the Tea Party,
            and as a word in the news, it earned a mention for the year 2009.” — “‘Teabagger’ Finalist For Oxford’s ‘Word Of The Year’”, Huffington Post, 18 Nov 2009.

            I guess again you are a little behind the times. But what should I expect from atea bagger pinhead

          • patriot1742

            Poor David – again you just make things up – try putting on some of those big boy pants – your shorts look kind of silly.

          • David Ewers

            Do they actually teach you denial at those tea bagger meetings.

          • patriot1742

            David – you are the expert on Teabagging – grow up.

          • David Ewers

            Don’t like the definition have th whole world change it. But now you are stuck with it.

          • Theresa Easley

            Probably teabags his mama.

          • HonestToAtee

            Faggat

          • HonestToAtee

            This proven lie has been used by the Commie Pinko crowd, funded by George Soros, for several years now and has been proven as a total fabrication to justify the childish hateful rhetoric of the Communist left!

          • Beeta

            He is a typical low life Democrat with a one track mind and that is usually in the GUTTER… Democrats have no morals, they murder babies and have screwed up ideas on sexual partners . If it is wrong they are for it…

          • HonestToAtee

            You don’t have the courage to call us that to our faces, just another keyboard cowgirl!

        • David Ewers

          First the dollar is trading much higer than when Bush left the WH and gas is actually cheaper when you factor in inflation than the last of the Bush years. Do not claim that Obama caused the rise of gas from the low of $1.80 to the current rate. The low cost of gas in late 2008 to early 2009 was the financial crisis that drove the need for gas way down. The whole world was teetering on a deep recession or worst depression.

          Ruining the economy now that is funny, 45 months of job growth, stock market all time high, employment down to less than 7%. All of this done without a single jobs bill from the house. No you want to blame someone, look no further than Boehner and Cantor. Lets remember it was them that really pushed for the sequester and cost more valuable jobs

          • Beeta

            The Gas price was that and lower for the whole of Bush administration so try again.. That pig want fly. The dollar is being effected by the FED printing Money we have nothing to back.. Obama is the cause of the High Gas price and The high prices of everything because of the unregulated EPA he supports… Shutting down drilling in our country.. Shutting down drilling on FED land and no pipeline. There has been no Gob growth… 20 hour jobs with no benefits are not jobs. People working three jobs to stay alive and the cost of Obamacare will put these people deeper in proverty.. Some have had increase in OCare from 3-4 hundred to 1800 a month.. this is a crime!!! And employment is in the high 8 plus.. The 7 .9 was a crumped up lie to get Obama elected .. That has been proven now along with other similar scams he committed to win… He is a liar .. and you are to stupid to see the truth about this fraud… The sequester was Obama’s idea! He hates the americans and will do anything he can to hurt us… He had the WH closed to americans till he screwed up and was falling in the polls and thought he better let the people come back to their house.. An EX Secret Service person told recently that if the Americans saw what was going on in the Wh they would be terrified.. I do not doubt this.. He wants to keep the secrecy in the WH through sequester so he can do what he wants without the Public knowing or seeing what is going on. There are people with their eyes open and there are people with their eyes shut… Your eyes are shut and you are in the DARK.. PATHETIC BUT YOU WILL LEARN THE TRUTH TO LATE FOR AMERICA!

          • David Ewers

            what drug are you on, il hit an all time high at $151 per gallon under Bush, gas hit an at time high under Bush. You are so much a liar.

          • dan K

            A hundred fifty one dollars a gallon? Are you smoking crack now, or are you having deprivation hallucinations… Your communist leader cut the nuts off of domestic oil production.

          • David Ewers

            sorry per barrel, but gas was higher under Bush than under Obama. So what are you smoking out of your A$$. When you start calling people communist you already lost the argument.

            But lets see what policies he is doing that is communist.

            Can’t be talking about the ACA, since it is private insurance companies providing insurance to private businesses and private individuals,

            Cant be Detroit since they are still a privately traded companies on the stock market.

            Can’t be the stock market since it is at a all time high. Can’t be the energy companies since they are still private, Can’t be the airline industry since they are still private as are the banks, retail, and manufacturing. He can;t be a dictator since congress is still in office and the courts are still in existence,.

            You still have freedom of speech, as proven here. No one has broken into your house and seized you.

            So pinhead, what are you talking about? Or is your intelligence level so low that you have to repeat what other people say. Do us all a favor go back and finish high school.

          • Will Seay

            Close the Kool-Aid stand David… we are all drinking TEA!

          • David Ewers

            Laced with what since is giving hallucinations and may I point out, it was Christian group that drank that kool aid

          • Joe Table

            i dont get why everyone is arguing with this david ewers….ignore his ass…he has no phucking clue what he is talking about…..just a blind follower of the Socialist leader O’dumbass…

          • Howard Turner

            the largest indicator of the poorly run economy since obama took office is the price of gas. in 1975 the price of a gal. of gas 45.9 cents, when G.W.Bush left office it was 1.849 cents thats an increase of 1.39 a gal in 32 years. since obama has taken office it id now at 3.259 a gal thasta difference of 1.41 gal in 5 years. What took Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush,Clinton,and Bush 32 years has taken obama 5 years to accomplish. any way you look at it even thru kool-aid colored glasses he has destroyed this economy and now is trying to take over 1/6 of our economy. it wont work it hasn’t yet worked in 5 years

      • David Ewers

        Nice try the min wage of Canada is $12.00 American, the cost of a Big mac is 5 cents more.

        You are using the same old story that was used in the 60′s 70 and beyond every time there is a chance of the min wage going up.

        Also nice try on the Walmart story, that has been proven false, the average person in SD at walmart is making $7.50

        Also not every state has the capacity to produce oil,so that is real really an ignorant statement.

        • patriot1742

          David – tell us about the business that you run – how much do you pay your employees and are you paying for all their health insurance including family? Month long vacations – disability? Please share.

          • David Ewers

            Do not change the subject, answer the point I raised, If you cannot please be quiet

          • patriot1742

            Poor David – you just cannot keep up with adult understanding – maybe it is past your bed time.

          • David Ewers

            Typical tea party response, when you can not think of anything to counter with you attack. Do you really believe that all of detroit and finicial markets crashed because Obama got the nomination. I am going to pass that one on as one the the tea bagger accusations. You are going to become the laughing stock of America,. This will be all of over twitter

          • patriot1742

            Poor David – you started the name calling with your whiny little tea bagger comment and so far have not been able to link two sentences together and yet you cannot explain how business works. Reason being is that you are much like the Obama administration, less than 30% of the administration has worked in the private sector. I will help you – that means that they have no idea of how money is produced – I would guess that you are one of those who think all money comes from Washington – Poor David – try to educate yourself.

          • David Ewers

            again you are a tea bagger do you deny that, And since I have proced every one of your statements false you have to concentrate on this now.

            Jack Lew was a private attouney and Executive Vice President for Operations at New York University from 2001 to 2006, and as the COO at Citigroup from 2006 to 2008.

            Chuck Hagel : e co-founded Vanguard Cellular, the primary source of his personal wealth, and served as president of the McCarthy Group, an investment banking firm, and CEO of American Information Systems Inc., a computerized voting machine manufacturer.

            Eric Holder: Holder worked as an attorney at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., representing clients such as Merck and the National Football League

            Sally Jewell: The former president and CEO of REI, a Seattle-based retailer of outdoor gear, she studied as an engineer, and previously worked in the oil and banking industries.

            Penny Pritzker: In 2011 the Forbes 400 list of America’s wealthiest showed her as the 263rd richest person in the U.S., estimated net worth of US $1.8511 billion,[4] and the world’s 651st richest person. In 2009 Forbes named Pritzker as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world.

            I could go on and on, but again yuo speak from a orifice that is not normally used.

            So tell me how a business works I am al;l ears,

          • patriot1742

            30% Obama – community organizer – enough said.
            Remember you are the one who is focused on being a Tea Bagger.

          • David Ewers

            that does not mean anything, i am still waiting for that tutorial you promised. or are you just full of something that comes out of may dog

          • patriot1742

            Poor David – back to name calling.

          • David Ewers

            Again I am still waiting for that so called information I have a feeling that you have no idea about finances, long term vs short time debt, the difference between tax breaks vs tax cuts and how tx breaks are more beneficial long term, inventory control, property management, is it better tp pay higher wages and not have a high employee turn over.

            So educate me now, I am all ears.

          • patriot1742

            No Society ever thrived because it had a large and growing class of parasites living off of those who produce. This statement applies to most of those who voted for Obama – now see if you can learn from the most simple of statements.

          • David Ewers

            I am waiting, for all of your knowledge

          • David Ewers

            Your intelligent answer never came why not, maybe because I was correct, you are a completely ignorant tea bagger that has no real knowledge what so ever. You get your feeling hurt when I call you a bagger, but you are more than willing to call Obama and everyone else a liar, socialist haters anti christian, Again nothing but a hypocrite tea bagger.

            Patriot, how dare you call yourself that, a real patriot actually cares for the poor and fellow vets, you are nothing but a poser

          • Mamatex

            Very simple really, a business can only succeed when it follows conservative principles of spending less than it takes in. The same can be said of Government. A pesky little fact.

        • Beeta

          David the hourly minimum wage for adults is 9.95.. and that is ADULTS… It goes down from there … we are not stupid… GOOGLE..

          • David Ewers

            The federal minimum wage provisions are contained in the Fair Labor Standards
            Act (FLSA). The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009. Many states also have
            minimum wage laws. Some state laws provide greater employee protections;
            employers must comply with both

            http://www.dol.gov/whd/minimumwage.htm

            UP yours, again no idea of what a fact is

        • Joseph Moore

          Canada has free trade controls that America does not have. If you are going to raise the wage you have to control how much a company can import

      • Grizzly907

        I am not for giving these McShitheads a raise. Its wrong for moral and practical reasons. The only entry level people that deserve a 15 dollar a hour living wage is our E1′s in the US Military. They get below minimum age. This video explains it, but it doesn’t mention automation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&list=UU2ORjx1Ql24RuDMqwUPngWA&v=XWNugAFeAMU

    • Nan

      You realize that wages are market driven, right? And that minimum wage jobs are entry level jobs for those who need to learn work skills, not intended to be f/t long term jobs? And people need a work ethic.

      • David Ewers

        Really, its nice you learn to repeat whacky words you heard on Fox News. Now can you put two words of your own together. Lets look at the facts, most people who are working at fact food places are 28, many have an education far better than yours, but since they have gotten laid of from good paid factory jobs they take what they can get, some work 60 to 80 hours a week to survive

        SO go back in your single wide and be quiet

      • David Ewers

        In the market in the past yuo are correct, but now in the retail market, Walmart and McDonalds is that 900lb gorillas. In the past wages and employees were given the race to the top. Now it is a race to the bottom. Walmart and McDonalds has set the low standard that has to be matched by competitors in many cases to remain competitive.

        If you want people to get off of welfare start paying taxes. have companies like Walmart and McDonalds to cut their profits and not have you pay for their employees food stamps and health care. Becuase of course as caring christain you do not want anyone to be homeless or starve, or do you really not care. Also do not yry to use the excuse the private sector such as food banks should pick up the tab. Right now they can only cover 10% of the people who need help. the other 90% comes from you and I

        • Nan

          Government is trying to take over the place of charities and to get private parties and churches out of it. The help government gives to people keeps them in poverty as it’s a disincentive to work; there was a recent interview with a welfare recipient who thinks it’s stupid to work because gov’t takes good care.

          Government assistance is taken by force from taxpayers; that isn’t Christian. Giving is supposed to be voluntary.

          • David Ewers

            what orifice do you pull that out of, there has been a expansion of the government and charities working together, not a decrease.

            You also ignored every other statement I said, Why maybe because you have no idea what you are talking about. Incentive not to work, 70& of the people who get welfare assistance are employed, Yes I saw that interview on FOX NEWS, Do you realize that 50^ of all walmart employees must get help from the government either thru direct welfare or health care. Next time actually THINK.

            And from your bible not mine

            Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared
            for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave
            me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a
            stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I
            was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”

            You are the typical hypocrite, and if there is a hell you will be sent to that special place for heartless people.

    • Wyatt

      Unfortunately these people are looking for more of a hand out than a hand up. These are entry level jobs, period. You double salaries and then management is forced to offset that by cutting jobs. This is just your union thugs at work, paying outsiders to picket. Perhaps you noticed most of the workers stayed on the job.

    • kahnavka

      Elise,
      What you and so many left wing socialist thinking obamalovers don’t understand is that people are paid what the position is worth. If you have to earn $15 per hour do what I did when I came to this country. I worked 2 jobs. After 17 years in hotel management I had to humble myself and do whatever I had to to support my family. A burger flipper at Mc D’s earning $15 per hour would cause a 99cent item to have to sell at almost $2. The only thing increasing minimum wage does is increase costs which pushes up prices and we are back to square one. The only people who benefit are union jobs because many are linked to minimum wage. As an example a worker would be paid $5 above minimum wage, he is currently earning $12.25 per hour and would then increase to $20 per hour. This would make prices increase to cover the additional cost of production. It would also make American products too expensive to compete in the world economy causing sales to decrease and people being laid off. Labor is already expensive here in America that is why we import so much stuff. You want a 60″ TV, it’s made in China. It would cost more than double if made here in the USA and you would then complain about the price. Grow up work to support yourself and your family, stop looking at others to fulfill your dreams.

      • Eric

        I bet Elsie doesnt even work.

      • Aaron Barnes

        most of the workers at fast food joints are teenagers in high school or in college. These unions thugs need to understand that if they raise the wages but doesn’t cut cost to counter the wage height than prices will raise and the height in wages wouldn’t matter.

    • Eric

      It seems that you need to shut your bung hole. You have NO CLUE about running a business.

    • galensdad

      Elise: The amateur, the uninformed, and, sadly, the unintelligent arrive at “heart of the matter” much too quickly.

    • Laverl Turley

      If you raise the wage as much as what your asking for you will have to raise the SS benefits so that the elderly can eat there. So out of your $7 increase you will have to pay $3.00 to SS so that you can sell the hamburgers.

    • Bob Migliaccio

      So if the entire country raised the minimum wage to $15 per hour, would that end welfare & food stamps?

      • Nan

        No. Just increase the amount given to match.

    • linreis

      …and put more businesses and more people OUT of work. you think doubling wages would have no effect on the prices of that burger? you are a fool, EliseR. you prove it with every post you make

    • linreis

      just wondering how much the liberal machine pays its trolls? I find it funny that libs must PAY their supporters…conservatives are simply together because of the legitimate cause

    • Jerry

      EliseR, You did not answer my last question again. Did you notice that justme has only 1 down vote to 222 up votes. The only down vote is probably yours. Do you notice you have 46 down votes for your comment? Are you sure you are not the one who should be seeking help? If I had your record I would be ashamed to post a comment.
      You didn’t think I would forget about it did you.

    • disqus_TSv9pSGP3A

      everytime the min. wage is raised it cost us , if you shop for groceries , etc everything goes up when they have to pay the boy or girl who takes out your groceries more , they pass the cost on to customers and you do not come out any better unless you are living with your parents. people on welfare are already making more than some that work with housing, food stamps and all benefits they make more than a college graduate .

    • mary

      Wow, EliseR, talk about missing the point…of everything.

    • HonestToAtee

      Hey dodo, those workers are the ones coming off of welfare, it is Obama who has added the most welfare recipients in history and created what will be the end to this great Country! Communism is evil, you know that!

    • marahnatha

      I think back to my days working at High’s when I was just about to get a raise & was denied because they were forced to raise the wages of everyone else, including new employees. These are not life-long jobs and are stepping stones to better jobs.

      • Robert Kriegar

        For whom? And for whom do you speak?

        You don’t seem to have a grasp on what it is to even find a job these days. Sit down.

    • Robert Kriegar

      You would think-but they aren’t that bright, truly.

    • William Tobias

      you really think that could happen low wage people above poverty i started at 2.75 an hr and they used that same argument over 35 years ago and guess what, the people being paid minimum are still below poverty . if you set minimum wage at 20 dollars an hr the price on all consumer goods would raise up equally. the only ones who really get anything are the politicians getting votes from fools that believe the lie .

      • Robert Kriegar

        The lie is allowing yourself to be fooled by that story. Minimum never goes up an amount that is appreciable, first of all, and second of all, perhaps retaliatory pricing should be investigated, then.

        • Colonoscopy

          He has already lived it…it’s not a lie.

    • DeeDee1213

      How much are you willing to pay for a cheeseburger????

      • Robert Kriegar

        The price of a cheeseburger on the dollar menu wouldn’t even change. The price of the top burger increased by $ .20 in Australia.

        Can you afford that, or no?

        • DeeDee1213

          highway robbery i tell ya……… ;)

  • J P

    Nobody but nobody will pay $25.00 for a burger. Get another job. Get schooling. Get real economic know how.

    • Robert Kriegar

      4.67 for a burger is hardly 25 dollars. Check your numbers, there’s a dead battery in your abacus.

      • J P

        Now, now Robert…you’re smart. You know it is an intentional exaggeration. I can beat that price in my kitchen.

        • Robert Kriegar

          Amen.

  • Neda Bauer

    fast food prices are at the most, level with what you get. any increase will result in me going from an infrequent user, to someone who will never go there. that would not cause me any inconvenience at all. i will shop the frozen food section for my fast food. jimmy dean make some great breakfast sandwiches.

    • Robert Kriegar

      Glad to see you go. Enjoy.

  • rambo1961

    what most of you don’t either know or really uninformed, is 98% of these strikers are on the gov’t. payroll also. that means they are getting all the bennies of the welfare system for FREE. it’s all bs from the UNIONS and the employees. they went to work on their own, nobody forced them into this. they knew the pay before they accepted the job. GET REAL AND GET A LIFE.

    • Robert Kriegar

      Typical antique voter. Educate yourself a little bit, then come back and speak. I can’t wait to see how your song changes. But then, educating yourselves is always out of the question-you prefer to remain in ignorance, because you get your 3 squares every day.

      • Colonoscopy

        Not antique…he just observes the workers, half of whom can’t converse in English and can’t legally vote in the U.S.

  • Colonoscopy

    The labor unions are losing more strength each year in their traditional venues as more states opt for Right to Work status (the current total is 25 as two additional states joined the ranks in the past couple of years). People also look at the economic advantages RTW states such as Texas have. Thus, the unions are looking desperate, trying to get fast-food workers and even illegal aliens into their brood (illegal aliens have traditionally been used as union busters).

  • MercenaryMan

    Stephen Kruiser is a Comedian….really….WHERE ??? Never heard of the Bum

    • CaMaven

      I doubt if you’ll see him where you hang out.

      • Robert Kriegar

        Luckily for us.

  • MercenaryMan

    The next wave of Automation needs to take place in the Congress then we wouldnt have to worry about the BRIBED AND BOUGHT, DO NOTHINGS…The Repubobots would all short circuit trying to follow Ted Cruz….

  • Jerry

    All those illegal aliens should be careful what they wish for. If people get $15.00 hr. for working at McDonalds they might be able to find enough people who can speak English to work there.

  • joe cartwright

    Q: How can you tell if Obama is lying? A: His lips will be moving…LOL ☺☺

  • smogdew

    People don’t think – they just want…talk about insurmountable greed. Farmworkers, field hands, most assuredly need higher wages; but not fast food workers unless they want to be out of a job in a very short time. Wages that high would drive the price of a burger to $5.00 and nobody is going to pay that price (not for what they get).
    Just think how many business will be put out of businesses?
    This ‘do good’ president is a jerk of the highest order. Nobody cares how much he spends as long as they get some money. And nobody sees past their nose – this is going to come crashing down. Obama want ethanol in our gas tanks, so farmers who do not raise corn, are forced to. Corn is in how many products? Well, cereal for one – a box of cereal, bread, everything made with corn will skyrocket – and because corn is so expensive, farmers are going to raise the prices on wheat, barley, etc. because they want their ‘fair share’ – it never ends. Well it will end and badly – but keep going, ask for more and your welfare payments won’t cover a cup of coffee. Good luck on this won. Dolts.

    • Robert Kriegar

      Funny-the takers, employing for pennies, and driving people to food stamps, are never the problem. It’s always those who sweat for a dollar.

      Tell me, how many businesses would be there without them, brainiac?