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Trump's Department of Labor pick a disaster for workers

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posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 01:04 PM
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The more we find out about Trump's picks for his administration, the worse and worse it looks. Now we read that he wants to appoint a fast food mogul to the Department of Labor head. This is a man who, not surprisingly, doesn't believe in the minimum wage and, even worse, wants to replace workers with machines. This sounds like the script of a bad movie.



Trump’s appointee as labor secretary, the fast-food mogul Andrew Puzder, has loudly opposed a higher minimum wage and Obama administration policies to benefit working people. He supports greater automation, telling Business Insider that machines are “always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall or an age, sex or race discrimination case.”


www.seattletimes.com...
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posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 01:21 PM
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originally posted by: CB328
The more we find out about Trump's picks for his administration, the worse and worse it looks. Now we read that he wants to appoint a fast food mogul to the Department of Labor head. This is a man who, not surprisingly, doesn't believe in the minimum wage and, even worse, wants to replace workers with machines. This sounds like the script of a bad movie.



Trump’s appointee as labor secretary, the fast-food mogul Andrew Puzder, has loudly opposed a higher minimum wage and Obama administration policies to benefit working people. He supports greater automation, telling Business Insider that machines are “always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall or an age, sex or race discrimination case.”


www.seattletimes.com...


Actually he is opposed to the higher $15/hr minimum wage which has already cost plenty their jobs. Automation is the natural way to go for this industry with the issues customers have to deal with in getting orders wrong, rude employees, etc...

And he is correct on machines....they don't cause issues like people do and can work around the clock. Besides that, the article also states that it caters to the new Millenial generation, which are for the most part liberals. They don't like to interact with real people and prefer machines, phones, tablets, etc....

You can thank the tech industry for cutting the jobs out



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 01:21 PM
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Posted over a week ago.
Has something changed since then?

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posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 01:21 PM
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This pick should come as no surprise to many of us CB. Mr. Trump is a 'wildcat' capitalist' and even though he had little respect from other more 'big time' capitalists, that is still the limited manner in which he views the world.

He has chosen for Secretary of Energy, a complete bozo who in 2012 could not even remember the name of that department from a list of three that he would eliminate were he to be potus. Rick Perry will now over see that department that four years ago he said he would eliminate.

The entire State Department has been turned over to the CEO of Exxon Mobil, one of the biggest corporations in the world so, really, who needs an Energy Department now anyway.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 02:29 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Seattle is thriving.

The myth of higher min. wage being "harmful," has been PROVEN to be a lie.

I find it funny you complain about Millenials. Their parents, adjusted for inflation, had a min. wage of $10 MINIMUM and in the late 60's it was about $13 bucks (in today's 2016 U.S. dollar).

The very people who don't want young Americans to have a wage they can live on are the very people who reaped the benefits of a $10+ minimum wage.

It's a #ing joke.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 02:35 PM
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originally posted by: CB328
The more we find out about Trump's picks for his administration, the worse and worse it looks. Now we read that he wants to appoint a fast food mogul to the Department of Labor head. This is a man who, not surprisingly, doesn't believe in the minimum wage and, even worse, wants to replace workers with machines. This sounds like the script of a bad movie.



Trump’s appointee as labor secretary, the fast-food mogul Andrew Puzder, has loudly opposed a higher minimum wage and Obama administration policies to benefit working people. He supports greater automation, telling Business Insider that machines are “always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall or an age, sex or race discrimination case.”


when somebody wants $15 for a job a computer can do for less, what did you reasonably expect?
it's common sense


www.seattletimes.com...



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 02:45 PM
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Higher minimum wage laws combined with Obamacare in my area has seen a once respected employer in Wholefoods decide to not allow any full time employees, only part time.

So now most of their employees have to work two part time jobs and get no healthcare on top of it.

Yay?

Bravo, libs.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 03:21 PM
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Kinda makes sense of the appointment of Elon Musk , robot workers confirmed.

The more I see the more I think some people are in for a nasty shock next year , just a few short weeks to go before we find out.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 03:24 PM
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originally posted by: MysticPearl
a reply to: RomeByFire

Higher minimum wage laws combined with Obamacare in my area has seen a once respected employer in Wholefoods decide to not allow any full time employees, only part time.

So now most of their employees have to work two part time jobs and get no healthcare on top of it.

Yay?

Bravo, libs.



That's called company policy, bud, and I don't think liberals dictate corporate policy for independent markets.

You're blaming liberals for the action of employers. Typical.

It's probably also the liberals fault that jobs like Caterpillar are buying their employees out (my experience as of now) at a FRACTION of what their salary is. Tenure? Lol nah go home doesn't count. Let me guess... that's also the liberals fault?

Companies don't offer healthcare/full-time because they're greedy and don't feel as if their employees deserve it.

Wal-Mart for example. Been around a LOT longer than Obama has and you tell me - how many employees are on government assistance?

Probably the liberals fault, too.

I don't necessarily disagree with you. This government has done and will continue to do everything in its power to make it difficult for the common, ordinary, average, working American to get by.

It just so happens corporations and companies do the same.

You didn't even address the point I made about minimum wage a few decades back. Most people don't, they just ignore it.

"Back then," one could work a full-time job and support themselves as well as a family.

Now? Two people working full-time jobs with little to no benefits, and the eventuality of outsourcing or lay-offs so these corporations can go overseas to make a larger profit margin than what they already are.

Rather than scapegoating the liberals, realize that this is an orchestrated move on behalf of the the powers that be to ensure Americans are helplessly dependent on their government.

And in a way - the ACA was the liberals doing, but don't be coy or play naive - there WERE and still ARE conservatives that support this legislation.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 03:25 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: CB328

Kinda makes sense of the appointment of Elon Musk , robot workers confirmed.

The more I see the more I think some people are in for a nasty shock next year , just a few short weeks to go before we find out.


Elon and Mattis are so far the only positives of a Trump presidency.

But - I could be wrong. Time will tell.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 03:29 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: CB328

Kinda makes sense of the appointment of Elon Musk , robot workers confirmed.

The more I see the more I think some people are in for a nasty shock next year , just a few short weeks to go before we find out.


The excuses should be interesting.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 03:34 PM
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a reply to: RomeByFire

I've always seen Elon Musk as the perfect Bond villain , don't know what it is but something tells me he has a secret island base somewhere.
That said I agree he could be a smart addition.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: RomeByFire

Dude read what you posted,Obama is a democrat last I remember,and the jobs were lost under his regime,Trump is bring job's back,and fools that think minumum wage works,have never run a buisness,Seattle is a big welfare state like Oregon,all it does is raise taxes,adds to inflation,so nothing changes



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 05:59 PM
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Trump's Department of Labor pick a disaster for workers

Strange , Trump is not President yet . Nor has any appointees installed any policies. More folks trying to predict the future ? Doom Porn , anyone ?
Calling it here



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