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Would you support a referendum to establish a city minimum wage that's higher than the existing state and federal rate?

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JackAaah

Jan-17-14 8:48 AM

I know, pollydork....trickle up has worked very well in the communist block....we must adopt that immediately in order to keep moving forword...

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MattRothchild

Jan-16-14 4:31 PM

BTW Polidork, it's totally obnoxious to post your tripe multiple times. Everyone here saw it the first time and were disgusted enough by that. Yeah, you're really in a position to lecture others about being classy.

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MattRothchild

Jan-16-14 4:30 PM

Polidork:

Unless I somehow have admin powers here, I cannot just "remove" your comment(s) or those of anybody else. Take your paranoia somewhere else.

Social Contract theory is a lie, an underhanded scheme to strip the People of their civil liberties while trying to invent an intellectual pretext for them to be OK with it. Tell me, when did anyone sign this mysterious contract?

Furthermore, Social Contract theory is a sword that cuts both ways. I'll keep this discussion in mind for the next time I see you howling about some curtailment or another of your liberties that the government has done that you don't like. Then, I'll remind you that you need to put up and shut up because the Social Contract demands it.

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concerned

Jan-16-14 12:20 PM

What I don't understand about all of this is we are taught to better ourselves and then we when we do, we are told we are overqualified. So sad in this community!

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polidork

Jan-16-14 11:03 AM

Hey MR, I only spent one line ridiculing your statement. The rest of my comment (90% of it, not half) was used to demonstrate that you don't actually know what you're talking about when it comes to contract theory, civil society, or politics in general. But that was super classy of you to have my comment removed rather than actually responding to the valid criticism I laid out. As for Jack; sorry I didn't get to you, but here you go: please read up on trickle down/supply side economics and let me know which part of the theory focuses on generating growth by helping the least advantaged and/or increasing demand (assuming you don't count large corporations or wealthy individuals as 'least advantaged'). Here's a clue: there's a reason it's not called demand-side economics.

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polidork

Jan-16-14 11:03 AM

Hey MR, I only spent one line ridiculing your statement. The rest of my comment (90% of it, not half) was used to demonstrate that you don't actually know what you're talking about when it comes to contract theory, civil society, or politics in general. But that was super classy of you to have my comment removed rather than actually responding to the valid criticism I laid out. As for Jack; sorry I didn't get to you, but here you go: please read up on trickle down/supply side economics and let me know which part of the theory focuses on generating growth by helping the least advantaged and/or increasing demand (assuming you don't count large corporations or wealthy individuals as 'least advantaged'). Here's a clue: there's a reason it's not called demand-side economics.

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polidork

Jan-16-14 11:03 AM

Hey MR, I only spent one line ridiculing your statement. The rest of my comment (90% of it, not half) was used to demonstrate that you don't actually know what you're talking about when it comes to contract theory, civil society, or politics in general. But that was super classy of you to have my comment removed rather than actually responding to the valid criticism I laid out. As for Jack; sorry I didn't get to you, but here you go: please read up on trickle down/supply side economics and let me know which part of the theory focuses on generating growth by helping the least advantaged and/or increasing demand (assuming you don't count large corporations or wealthy individuals as 'least advantaged'). Here's a clue: there's a reason it's not called demand-side economics.

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polidork

Jan-16-14 11:02 AM

Hey MR, I only spent one line ridiculing your statement. The rest of my comment (90% of it, not half) was used to demonstrate that you don't actually know what you're talking about when it comes to contract theory, civil society, or politics in general. But that was super classy of you to have my comment removed rather than actually responding to the valid criticism I laid out. As for Jack; sorry I didn't get to you, but here you go: please read up on trickle down/supply side economics and let me know which part of the theory focuses on generating growth by helping the least advantaged and/or increasing demand (assuming you don't count large corporations or wealthy individuals as 'least advantaged'). Here's a clue: there's a reason it's not called demand-side economics.

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locomotive

Jan-16-14 10:57 AM

willgrr: "I'd say anyone who says their life is worse is prevaricating. Partisan prevaricating."

It ain't prevaricating when it happens. Many taxes have increased as a result of Obamacare implementation. Stock market remains artificially high as fed pumps money into it. Many people have lost their insurance plans or their doctors, after being promised that they could keep them.

C'mon, willgrr, get real. Life is not all roses just because a Democrat occupies the White House. Start asking the people coming to North Dakota looking for work, if life is better back where they came from. Will they prevaricate?

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locomotive

Jan-16-14 10:42 AM

Atticus: "I will single out WalMart because they DO put welfare applications in their hiring packets. I've never heard of any other retail store that does that."

I'm not a real fan of Walmart--I only go when my list reaches 5 items that I can't get anywhere else--but you'll have to prove this assertion. BTW, I already tried to prove it and I couldn't find anything. Your turn...

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JackAaah

Jan-16-14 8:26 AM

I hope no one asks "are you as well off now as you were promised to be, than Jan 20, 2009?"

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JackAaah

Jan-16-14 8:24 AM

Verts.....it's just that it sounded so 'camoron'...

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JackAaah

Jan-16-14 8:21 AM

did polidork/camoron respond to me...I missed it. He must have went all pottymouth and got escorted to the door. I wish I could have seen his musings....I miss them so...

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chadk66

Jan-16-14 12:17 AM

saywhat, that's exactly right. you raise the minimum wage in Minot and everybody will pay more for everything. it's simple mathematics. It's just like when politicians want to tax business's more. Business's don't pay taxes. they simply pass the cost on to the consumer. so ultimately they are hurting the consumer. it's really not hard to understand. I'm not saying you don't understand this, just that there are far too many that don't.

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landslide14

Jan-15-14 10:50 PM

Garr I have extended family in War

Believe me Obama is touching our lives...

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disgusted

Jan-15-14 10:40 PM

will garr, you really don't believe that Obama has not touched everyone.

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landslide14

Jan-15-14 8:12 PM

Why is Buffett selling US stock and buying Foreign stock? Does he believe in Obama's recovery or not?

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takkak

Jan-15-14 6:08 PM

minimum wage, living wage, oil wage

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Legend

Jan-15-14 5:36 PM

LS: Oil and big banks pay higher than unions. The biggest cost to airlines is not labor--it is fuel. The airlines are a large part of our economy. Why is the modest wage of a union carpenter or postal worker disgusting but the much higher wages of oil workers and investment bankers ok? Follow the money.

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Legend

Jan-15-14 5:28 PM

GIP: Add housing has at least doubled in 10 years, Minot has the highest utilities in the state and the cost of service has gone berserk since oil. It is easier to live away from oil at $8 than to live here at $16.

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73Hockey

Jan-15-14 4:41 PM

Legend, I totally agree, that is what I am saying. Minimum wage jobs like flipping burgers are designed as "entry level" so to speak. So if you want to make more, get a different job that pays more. McDonald's was never meant to support a family but to give you some spending money while in school.

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disgusted

Jan-15-14 4:07 PM

Starting wages in Minot are already much higher than the federal mandate. $15.00 isn't enough? willy, NO one is forces to work at Walmart. If the employees are satisfied working there, so be it. If they aren't and CAN'T get a better paying job, they either can better themselves so they can the hired elsewhere, or be advanced within the system of Wal mart, or remain at the entry level position,. It is their choice. No government mandate involved with their employment.

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MarkHighwater

Jan-15-14 3:46 PM

Stay classy people ;)

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MarkHighwater

Jan-15-14 3:40 PM

A person would have to work 1 full time job at minimum wage just to pay their rent in the Bakken.

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MattRothchild

Jan-15-14 3:26 PM

So, what, my comments made you mad and so you're going to spend half of your "reply" insulting me? Yeah, classy.

"it's due to the influence of such theories that our founding fathers wrote the documents which we follow today"

What we follow today bears no resemblance to the Founding Fathers and the documents they wrote. What they put together could be described as a delicate balancing act. What you and other like you have done, polidork, is fallen headlong off the tightrope.

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