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  2. Hello conhel, Welcome to Gamecock Fanatics. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. conhel joined on the 01/24/2021. View Member
  3. How many people lost their jobs in 2009 - the last time it was raised? I would guess the number was close to zero, but feel free to prove otherwise. Also, explain how getting rid of needed employees will help businesses be successful. The truth is that the minimum wage has not been raised for so long that it is irrelevant - few people are started out at $7.25. I just saw a sign at Aldi's saying that their starting pay was $14/hour. Again - they will compromise around $12.50, the number that will lose jobs will be close to zero, any price increases will be negligible, people at the bottom of the wage scale will be better off, and the income inequality will get a little better. And MAGAs that are not that far above the new minimum wage will whine like they were rich and had thousands of minimum wage employees, LOL.
  4. ... aaaaaaaand Tracy Rocker leaves Auby to be DL coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. Auby now has to search after most openings have been filled ... karma sucks.
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  6. Just now realized - today's game in Baton Rouge is the 1st game of a rough 5-game stretch where 4 games will be on the road. We next play at Mississippi State in Starkville on Thursday, then come home for out lone home game during the next two weeks against Alabama, then go back out on the road at Auburn, then to Storrs, CT to play the Huskies. So this will be a concerning stretch of games in the era of Covid-19.....
  7. Depends on how much goes towards unemployment. Those that make close to the proposed increase will likely keep their job. Those who are at thr bottom will likely lose their job. Unemployment will increase. Benefits will be given. It's a wash.
  8. Very interesting, Will. They almost lost me when they put Kiffin on the list, a man who still can't enter the state unless in disguise, but some of the other names were interesting. I wonder why Napier hasn't gotten a gig? I don't see any name coach taking that job until they find out how bad the sanctions are going to be (and it will be bad).
  9. #4/3 South Carolina pulls out the tough 69-65 win over LSU to improve to 12-1, and 7-0 in the SEC. LSU falls to 6-7 and 4-3. Aliyah Boston leads the Gamecocks with 20 pts and 14 rebounds, and Destanni Henderson scores 14 of her 16 pts in the 2nd half, along with 8 assists, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals. Zia Cooke adds 11 pts and 2 steals, and Brea Beal adds 10 pts, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals. The Gamecocks shot 18-29 (62.1%) in the 2nd half to pull away from a tight game. LSU hit a 3-ptr. at the end-game buzzer to pull within 4.......
  10. I wonder how much tax revenue would be generated by increasing the minimum wage?
  11. Two other thoughts.... The author of the meme counted so much on the gullibility of the MAGAs that he did not even cite an executive order that made the costs drop - because there was none. If prices on corn and soybeans had risen, we would still have gotten a meme blaming Biden - it would say "Costs of Agricultural Products Rising, Consumers WIll Pay More Under Biden!"
  12. https://247sports.com/LongFormArticle/Tennessee-Vols-coaching-search-Hugh-Freeze-Lane-Kiffin-Gus-Malzahn-potential-candidates--159787218/Amp/ Might help some of us feel better about our new OC. 247Sports named Marcus Satterfield as a potential replacement for Jeremy Pruitt in Tennessee. It most likely won't happen, but interesting that they think he would be considered when some of us (including myself) have questioned his ability to be our OC.
  13. To the MAGAs, everything is on Biden - per them, he is about to cost two NFL teams at shot at the Super Bowl.
  14. LOL - they were called up - and put in the parking garages - BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. They were already there when Biden was sworn in. But Jill did bring them cookies. Melania would have said "Let them eat cake!" You are tearing up with the lies today, Swampy! I think you have a real shot at being named Propagandist of the Month - when is Putin giving out the award?
  15. LOL - they were called up - and put in the parking garages - BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. They were already there when Biden was sworn in. But Jill did bring them cookies. Melania would have said "Let them eat cake!" You are tearing up with the lies today, Swampy! I think you have a real shot at being named Propagandist of the Month - when is Putin giving out the award?
  16. LOL - they were called up - and put in the parking garages - BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. They were already there when Biden was sworn in. But Jill did bring them cookies. Melania would have said "Let them eat cake!" You are tearing up with the lies today, Swampy! I think you have a real shot at being named Propagandist of the Month - when is Putin giving out the award?
  17. Let's talk about Big Macs. Paying more for a Big Mac seems to be a big concern for MAGAs, and it mirrors their Dear Leader's reliance on a diet of hamberders, double fries and Diet Cokes. But here is an interesting stat - the median cost for a Big Mac rose from $3.57 in 2009 to $5.66 in 2020 (per the Big Mac Index). That is an increase of 58% in 11 years - WITHOUT an increase in the minimum wage. So why did it go up? Inflation and corporate greed. So why can't their workers get an inflationary increase? Mickey D's is still making money - and raising prices without paying their workers more money. A commensurate 58% increase would put the minimum wage at $11.50 - which is close to where it will be after everyone compromises (my bet is $12.50). One more thought - everyone seems to agree that the minimum wage should not be a living wage - not enough for food and a place to live. Prior to the Civil War, low income workers in the South got food and a roof over their heads for their labor - shouldn't we aspire to - at least - match what people got as slaves?
  18. The offense picks up for both teams in the 3rd period, but South Carolina still trails by two, 45-43. Boston leads the way with another double-double of 13 pts and 10 rebounds, and Brea Beal has 10 pts, but the FT shooting for the team is poor at 8-17 on the day.....
  19. LOL - you have exposed an even bigger problem - underpaid supervisors. If they are making $15 or less, then they NEED to get a raise. If there are supervisors getting paid that little, then the employers are using their lower paid employees to justify their rate - "See, you are getting twice what they make!" But most people already get $15, and most supervisors get a lot more. But props on the creativity of your whataboutsim.
  20. "Improving weather conditions in Argentina, support in the U.S. dollar and harvest in Brazil, and outside investors holding record-long positions, have sent the grains sharply lower with many uncertainties still driving the markets. The weekend's world weather will be closely watched," Roose says. https://www.agriculture.com/markets/analysis/soybeans-drop-20-monday So nothing to do with Biden
  21. Let's say the wage is raised to 15/hr overnight. What do you do with the people who were in mgt or supervisory positions who were making 15/hr? Do you keep everyone at the same wage? How do you show them that their job is worth more to the company than the brand new 16 hear old who was just hired? It will result in corporations cutting jobs, replacing workers with automated kiosks, benefits lost, and prices increasing more than 5 cents for a whopper.
  22. Can i rate this as partly false because it lacks context? Read everything i posted to GH. Detroit is an example of a gradual minimum wage increase. Why the gradual increase? If corporations are making all this money and it's no big deal, then there is no need for the gradual increase. Do it all at one time and let it ride. Raise it to 50/hr. You want to move to Detroit?
  23. LSU takes the 25-23 lead into halftime. Both teams shot poorly in the 1st half today - 32% for the Gamecocks and 33% for the Tigers. Aliyah Boston leads the Gamecocks with 9 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 block...... This might be the only other time that South Carolina went into the halftime trailing in the game since the NC State loss, and they trailed 21-20 in a low-scoring affair in that game too......
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