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Kermitt Gribble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-08 05:08 PM
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1. 3 jobs is the American Way
according to dumbya.
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  -I feel I should only have to work one 40 hour job TwixVoy  Aug-26-08 05:04 PM   #0 
  - 3 jobs is the American Way  Toonces27   Aug-26-08 05:08 PM   #1 
  - Ironic isn't it.  lpbk2713   Aug-26-08 05:42 PM   #12 
  - Slavery is alive and well in the U.S. today...  spin   Aug-26-08 05:59 PM   #17 
  - "Uniquely American" is how he put it  Canuckistanian   Aug-26-08 09:03 PM   #45 
  - Yep.. and don't be one of them vegan bastards  Ahpook   Aug-26-08 09:12 PM   #47 
  - You're absolutely right.  ogneopasno   Aug-26-08 05:13 PM   #2 
  - And this all changes come November when Obama wins, right?  Postman   Aug-26-08 05:15 PM   #3 
  - Have you even listened to Obamas speeches?  TwixVoy   Aug-26-08 05:37 PM   #7 
  - Words are cheap.  Postman   Aug-26-08 08:25 PM   #38 
     - "Globalization" and "Free Trade" are not black and white issues.  pampango   Aug-27-08 07:50 AM   #50 
     - This is smoke and mirrors. Obama is largely in favor of the EXISTING SYSTEM of "free trade"  Romulox   Aug-28-08 09:22 AM   #66 
     - Nothing about globalization says that jobs at Wal-Mart have to pay minimum wage with no benefits  Hippo_Tron   Aug-28-08 01:49 AM   #59 
        - This is EXACTLY what globalization means. Wages and working conditions will be equalized globally.  Romulox   Aug-28-08 09:24 AM   #67 
           - Yes I know it did, but we live in a culture where both parents work now  Hippo_Tron   Aug-28-08 11:55 AM   #80 
  - nah...it never changes..  stillcool47   Aug-26-08 05:58 PM   #16 
  - Although I doubt "all this changes..."  LanternWaste   Aug-28-08 09:52 AM   #77 
  - Back in the day...  mwooldri   Aug-26-08 05:17 PM   #4 
  - sounds like heaven to me  GTRMAN   Aug-26-08 05:18 PM   #5 
  - That's great... if you have the skills & ability to work at a higher paying job..  Ghost in the Machine   Aug-26-08 05:36 PM   #6 
  - And when roofers make half that  sandnsea   Aug-26-08 05:40 PM   #10 
  - Some roofers do make half that... they're called "laborers"...  Ghost in the Machine   Aug-26-08 06:10 PM   #22 
     - "workers are exploited by their own"  sandnsea   Aug-26-08 08:44 PM   #39 
        - Thanks for the most ignorant fucking piece of drivel ever disguised as a reply that I've ever read  Ghost in the Machine   Aug-26-08 09:01 PM   #44 
  - Of course  TwixVoy   Aug-26-08 05:42 PM   #11 
  - "No one is forcing a company to keep a full time worker on the books either."  Ghost in the Machine   Aug-26-08 06:14 PM   #25 
     - I have to ask how that would be either common or possible  TwixVoy   Aug-26-08 06:53 PM   #32 
  - No one should have to work two jobs just to survive.  Marr   Aug-26-08 05:45 PM   #14 
  - People who just aren't sharp enough probably already realize their limitations..  Ghost in the Machine   Aug-26-08 06:21 PM   #26 
     - What does that mean?  Marr   Aug-26-08 06:59 PM   #33 
        - Exactly. This kind of "personal responsbillity" bull crap is a GOP talking point.  closeupready   Aug-28-08 10:04 AM   #78 
  - no one said "flipping burgers at McDs' should make 1K a week"  onethatcares   Aug-26-08 05:55 PM   #15 
  - If I was still making a grand a week, yes I could afford to send my kids just about anywhere...  Ghost in the Machine   Aug-26-08 06:34 PM   #29 
  - would be nice if we could all go to college...  stillcool47   Aug-26-08 06:03 PM   #18 
  - I think education should be free all the way through University levels  Ghost in the Machine   Aug-26-08 06:39 PM   #30 
     - wow...not where I live..  stillcool47   Aug-26-08 07:11 PM   #35 
  - But in the old days, only teenagers worked what little fast food there was, because there were  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-28-08 09:30 AM   #68 
  - True, but it's kind of a catch 22 situation for white collar jobs  Lorien   Aug-28-08 09:31 AM   #69 
  - I'm in the same boat,  onethatcares   Aug-26-08 05:38 PM   #8 
  - It's kind of like unions never happened, isn't it?  leftofthedial   Aug-26-08 05:39 PM   #9 
  - Yes  TwixVoy   Aug-26-08 05:43 PM   #13 
  - Once upon a time 1 person working 1 job could support a family  hedgehog   Aug-26-08 06:07 PM   #19 
  - John Chiang  guruoo   Aug-26-08 06:07 PM   #20 
  - Depends on what Survive means  NeedleCast   Aug-26-08 06:08 PM   #21 
  - one word - UNIONS  goddess40   Aug-26-08 06:12 PM   #23 
  - Sadly it won't happen  TwixVoy   Aug-26-08 06:22 PM   #27 
     - Then I guess we can look forward to the loss of the middle class  goddess40   Aug-26-08 06:32 PM   #28 
        - LOL. Start a "What car do you drive?" thread and see how much support for unions exists on DU! nt  Romulox   Aug-28-08 09:37 AM   #72 
  - This is the arguement put forth by socialists and anarchists 100 years ago  killbotfactory   Aug-26-08 06:12 PM   #24 
  - Labor is supply and demand driven  pipoman   Aug-26-08 06:51 PM   #31 
  - Fuck him for that remark. Heartless asshole.  Zhade   Aug-28-08 06:43 AM   #62 
  - You forgot reduced benefits, higher co-pays, reduced coverage.  closeupready   Aug-28-08 10:06 AM   #79 
  - Two jobs or 60 hours at one.  pokercat999   Aug-26-08 07:08 PM   #34 
  - I work one job 40hrs, never OT.  ileus   Aug-26-08 07:14 PM   #36 
  - A much bigger increase in min. wage is needed.  KillCapitalism   Aug-26-08 07:15 PM   #37 
  - Unemployment would skyrocket  pipoman   Aug-27-08 06:45 AM   #48 
  - Shame on you paying $7. I wouldn't work hard either. If you don't care why should they?  UnitedVoters   Aug-27-08 08:02 AM   #51 
  - Spoken like someone who truly hasn't a clue  pipoman   Aug-27-08 05:20 PM   #52 
  - You've never owned a business, have you?  Ghost in the Machine   Aug-27-08 05:34 PM   #55 
     - Yes, I have. And I pay a FAIR WAGE, one that people can live on.  UnitedVoters   Aug-28-08 09:18 AM   #65 
        - The first thing you need to do is figure out what a "living wage" is in an area...  Ghost in the Machine   Aug-28-08 09:48 AM   #74 
  - I can see your point.  KillCapitalism   Aug-28-08 01:33 AM   #58 
  - I don't think minimum wage  pipoman   Aug-28-08 06:22 AM   #61 
  - People make that argument whenever minimum wage increases are proposed  depakid   Aug-28-08 07:02 AM   #64 
     - It would if minimum wage really meant anything  pipoman   Aug-28-08 05:28 PM   #82 
        - The minimum wage is about $13.00 American per hour in Australia  depakid   Aug-28-08 06:56 PM   #84 
           - Well  pipoman   Aug-29-08 09:57 PM   #85 
  - We need to increase radically the size and power of labor unions in America as well.  Selatius   Aug-27-08 05:30 PM   #54 
  - It should be a living wage based on the cost of living in a particular area  Hippo_Tron   Aug-28-08 01:54 AM   #60 
  - Amen.  The Gunslinger   Aug-26-08 08:55 PM   #40 
  - You should only have to work one 30 hour job. n/t  Radical Activist   Aug-26-08 08:56 PM   #41 
  - Wouldn't *real* "family values" policies promote a 40-hr work-week, so that  GOPBasher   Aug-26-08 08:59 PM   #42 
  - Agreeed  SteelPenguin   Aug-26-08 09:00 PM   #43 
  - It's very nearly slavery...  Naturyl   Aug-26-08 09:04 PM   #46 
  - Well, you're not being paid to feel  Canuckistanian   Aug-27-08 06:59 AM   #49 
  - You're a lazy American if you expect to work only 40 hours a week and get benefits/live comfortably.  Selatius   Aug-27-08 05:28 PM   #53 
  - Those who want the work, will find work...  bobafett   Aug-27-08 05:36 PM   #56 
  - welcome to DU bobafett  onethatcares   Aug-27-08 05:39 PM   #57 
     - go ahead and run it by them...  bobafett   Aug-28-08 09:33 AM   #70 
  - And it even affects the higher income levels  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-28-08 09:42 AM   #73 
  - We can't make the bills unless my dh gets overtime at his job. Which means he's working  TheGoldenRule   Aug-28-08 07:01 AM   #63 
  - Well, what if you felt you should only have to work one job  undeterred   Aug-28-08 09:37 AM   #71 
  - Do you think a farmer would also like a mere 40 hour week? nt  usnret88   Aug-28-08 09:49 AM   #75 
  - Most white collar workers work more than 40 hours, too...nt  Romulox   Aug-28-08 09:51 AM   #76 
     - ya know what,  onethatcares   Aug-28-08 04:44 PM   #81 
        - Did I miss something  pipoman   Aug-28-08 05:42 PM   #83 
 

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