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""Let me keep this simple for everyone, they may institute $15/hour but by the time the large Fast Food chains get done restructuring into mini-corporations with less then 30 stores each, no one will see that wage." Man from Norwich I ONLY HOPE YOUR RIGHT AND THEY DO!"
VietVet

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"OUR12 I suppose you think that those companies can survive if they only have their employees as customers? and maybe a few other people with more money than brains? "
VietVet

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"FactlessHammerHead, better recharge your batteries, your brain power is running low! ""Raising the minimum wage to 15 dollars will make it impossible for families to go out and eat. The cost will be too high." Any empirical evidence to back up that hyperbolic statement?" I'm evidence! I won't pay it! "
VietVet

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"Another very offensive cartoon in tonight's paper. It would be different if you presented both sides but you very rarely do. The same goes for this column you post all kinds of offensive post regarding the Republicans, conservatives, Christians etc. etc. but posts reguarding the liberal democrats just don't get printed."
Man from Norwich
Our service provides us five cartoonists. I must pick the most recently drawn and submitted. I cannot control what they draw.
-Ed.

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"I'm glad to see that the Norwich Farmers Market is alive and well in Oxford."
Man from Norwich

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"Let me keep this simple for everyone, they may institute $15/hour but by the time the large Fast Food chains get done restructuring into mini-corporations with less then 30 stores each, no one will see that wage."
Man from Norwich

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"All the best to Pat Newell! "
Man from Norwich

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"“Raising the minimum wage to 15 ($) will make it impossible for families to go out and eat.” But then again maybe they’ll go out to eat now b/c they’re making an extra $7+ more for each hour they work. "
OUR12?

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""Employers will be forced to pass the increase on the customers and consumers." Forced to pass the increase on??? Don't be ridiculous. The CEO-to-worker compensation ratio was 20-to-1 in 1965, 295.9-to-1 in 2013 and the gap is widening as we speak."
TheFactHammer

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""Raising the minimum wage to 15 dollars will make it impossible for families to go out and eat. The cost will be too high." Any empirical evidence to back up that hyperbolic statement?"
TheFactHammer

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"""What benefits?" All those benefits they get from the state because of their low income." If their income just doubled they won't need those benefits. I guess you would rather have taxpayers subsidize employees of highly profitable businesses than have the businesses pay them a living wage."
TheFactHammer

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"""What benefits?" All those benefits they get from the state because of their low income. Apparently it is happening in Seattle." Woman from New Berlin EXACTLY! Smart people learn from others mistakes! Stupid people have to make their own! Guess where NY stands! Then again, maybe they figure it will cut the other budgets? "
VietVet

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"I guess I will quit my job making aircraft parts and go flip burgers. I'll make more money at McDonalds."
Woman from Norwich

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""What benefits?" All those benefits they get from the state because of their low income. Apparently it is happening in Seattle."
Woman from New Berlin

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"Raising the minimum wage to 15 dollars will make it impossible for families to go out and eat. The cost will be too high. Employers will be forced to pass the increase on the customers and consumers. You will also get another round of inflation which will hit retirees on fixed incomes hard."
B12

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""I can't wait for the fast food workers to get $15 an hour! Watch them start screaming when they lose all their benefits because they get paid too much!" What benefits?"
TheFactHammer

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"Corps are raiding the wealth of America's Working Class just to stash profits made in America in offshore bank accounts. Imagine what we could do with all those "refunds", I'm thinking jobs to rebuild infrastructure, paying back to SS what Bush2 plundered it for, single-payer health care 4 all "
Man from Norwich

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"New CNN Poll Shows 18% Of Republicans Are Ignorant Dupes With Severe Mental Decay."
Man from Preston

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"VietVet Stand up guy. Sounds like he enjoys treating people like crap esp. anyone he can look down his nose at."
Man from Norwich

Sunday, July 26th

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"Hot week coming. Summer finally!"
Man from Norwich

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"Road work nearly done? I like how it's done by the hospital. "
Woman from Norwich

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"MFN about the drug case. I just saw a post about it on social media suggesting it was biased and i disagree. it was explained what happened at the proceeding with, good details. Mentioned prosecution and defense. That's showing both sides. For the officer to take it to social media is unprofessional"
Man from Plymouth

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"I can't wait for the fast food workers to get $15 an hour! Watch them start screaming when they lose all their benefits because they get paid too much! They will be begging for less hours, and if they worked for me it would be flat out denied! Work when I need you or leave, and I will let them know I had work for them!"
VietVet

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""I bet that's what the wait staff get everywhere blah blah blah" I'm an excellent tipper when provided a service as well as when commenting on complete nonsense :)"
TheFactHammer

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""My apologies, I forgot to note I was writing with my sarcasm font." How convenient for you to say so now. "
TheFactHammer

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"I love his free tips JaDe! I bet that's what the wait staff get everywhere he goes! LOL It's a good thing that he doesn't know that he doesn't know! He would be so depressed!"
VietVet

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"" Thanks for your opinion. " You're welcome."
JaDe

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"""I guess I don't know what the income range is for "middle class" and "rich" is." Perhaps you should be more informed before you comment on it then. The tip is free of charge." My apologies, I forgot to note I was writing with my sarcasm font. BTW, your tips are worth every penny. "
JaDe

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