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Opinion: McBudget is insult to working poor

You assume everyone working at McDonald's at minimum wage does not have any skills they are not using at their job. That is simply not true.

Once upon a time an employer gave a raise for working extra hard, for doing an extra good job, for getting better or faster at the job over time, or for longevity.

We both know an employee who has been there for a year and knows the system inside and out and has encountered many dicey situations that will occur again, contributes more than the employee who has been there for a month - all other things being equal.

Bottom line: I do not like to give money to employers who exploit people to squeeze out a little more profit when the company is already getting rich. So I won't eat at McDonald's.

July 31, 2013 at 8:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: McBudget is insult to working poor

As I mentioned above the Huffington Post reported that a KU student made a study of the economics of DOUBLING every worker's wage at McDonald's without lowering their profits and concluded that it would add 68 cents to the cost of a Big Mac.

I say McDonald's splits that difference and sacrifices a bit of profit. Their profits are huge. Greed is going to destroy the goose that laid the golden egg: the workers and the masses of consumers at the low end of the economic scale who buy these corporations' profits.

July 31, 2013 at 8:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Wasted effort

I too knew a Canadian-born man who, because of marriage to a U.S. citizen (his wife, my friend) and owning a business in the U.S., could partake of health care in either country. Shortly after moving back to Canada he discovered he had a Stage IV cancer. His wife, who works in hospitals, could have brought him back to the States for treatment but refused to, saying that there was no finer care to be had than he could get in Canada. She knew, too - having worked in a wealthy private hospital in the U.S. and a Catholic hospital and seeing the difference in care patients got between the two.

The nurses and other hospital employees know. I trust their opinion. And this one said Canada could care for her husband better than the U.S. medical system.

July 31, 2013 at 8:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Wasted effort

"A leader would talk abut this is the direction we are going..."

You forgot something. The President cannot legislate. Congress has to legislate. And half of Congress has sworn to obstruct everything he tries to do.

July 31, 2013 at 8:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: A message for Weiner: Just go

It's not a respect for a woman thing at all. These cyber partners have equal power in their relationship. It isn't as if he pressured an employee or paid a desperate, poor woman to do this. It takes two to tango and his cyber women are as tacky as he is.

I think it's a matter between him and his wife. Obviously this does not bother her so it should not bother me.

That said, our trashy media, which should be focusing on going after criminals of all kinds and rooting out corruption in government, has blown this up into national news for weeks now. When that happens, it's time for the news item to take his garbage and bow out as gracefully as possible.

The Vitters, Craigs, Sanfords, Ensigns, Edwards, and Weiners should all be gone from politics.

Why is it only the Democrats have to retire after such indiscretion? The Republican scandal makers are still in office.

July 31, 2013 at 8:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: McBudget is insult to working poor

"You aren't really giving us a lot to work with on this one, Stain."

I'm giving you what the article stated. I don't have the magical numbers to pull out of my butt for you.

A KU student named Arnobio Morelix did this study and the Huffington Post reported it. If it interests you why not research it yourself?

July 31, 2013 at 8:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: McBudget is insult to working poor

Most of those jobs went to China or India.

July 31, 2013 at 12:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: McBudget is insult to working poor

You forgot that the economy was completely destroyed in 2007-2008. If you entered the work force before then, you were lucky. You cannot compare your experience to that of people coming of age in this economy.

July 31, 2013 at 12:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: McBudget is insult to working poor

Yes, typo, thank you.

July 31, 2013 at 12:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Wasted effort

Lynn Jenkins just tags along and follows instructions from the worst of the right-wingers in Congress.

She will never buck them, or do a thing for Kansans.

July 31, 2013 at 12:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )