Bill O'Reilly isn't a republican, for example. Nor is he stupid. I think he just knows what gets viewers.
Anyone else think Jaime Lannister only has the Kingslayer title because he was just too lazy to kill the king on heroic mode?
To me, saying Fox News is not republican, is equivalent to saying that the people the republican party tries to put in office are not republicans.
With talk of Christie and Rubio, let's not forget that a fox regular, Mike Huckleby, is also a favorite to run again.
Last edited by Felya; 2012-11-27 at 07:49 PM.
The GOP as a institution may want him
but can he win the primaries? I dont think so
Despite Rudy's 911 pandering he was a decent mayor did a good job for the most part, is a northern republican and he is very liberal on social views. He woulda made a great choice in 08
Chris Christie will have the same issue..... he wont win the primaries
Are you sure profit? Because most companies don't make that much off workers once you take their salary out. Walmart, for instance employs 1.4 million people in the united states. Their profit last year was $15.7 billion.If they were making $50,000 a month off of 50 employees I wouldn't have brought it up. But most companies I have seen around here pay the employee maybe about a fifth to a twentieth of what he actually brings in for the company in profit.
That means their per-employee yearly profit is just north of $11,000.
I think that companies like that are the norm rather than the exception. The unfortunate truth is that Walmart is the largest private employer in the United States and, therefore, the most visible. They're also one of the worst.
I'm not saying Walmart pays their employees well. I'm saying your 5%-20% figure is off. In reality Walmart makes, tops what they pay you in salary in profit.I work for Walmart. Our store alone brings in over $1 million a month in profit on the off-season, we bring in over (estimated since our sales more than tripled) $3 million a month on the holidays. In August, we were making over $380,000 in sales per 24 hour period. We have 500 employs, many of them are working less than 12 hours per week first period, the overnight shift is the only one with consistent hours which is also put on an understaffed skeleton crew. So our 500 employs operates more like about 200 full timers, probably few than that. But even if the 500 employees all worked full time hours, the company still made over $24,000 per employee profit per year, the fact they are part timers means they made even more than that on the average.
Then they did that crack down where they nationally deported a bunch of illegals from Smithfield, followed by a walk-off by thousands of others (all Mexican, not that it really matters). Shortly after that they unionized and the place is now a decent place to work for. The executives are better (but still strict I have heard, but not physically attack you bad) and unlike before when the pay topped out at a little over $8 until you made management (which until then they kinda hired from outside the building and would not promote from within I heard from the people who worked there through that), you can now make over $13 an hour within 2 years there. Guess they could afford more than the $8 they claimed was it.
Trust me, live out here and you will be begging for the Unions to come just to allow you to live. Unskilled labor gets paid crap and even the skilled labor has things going down here. My cousin used to work for Arvin Meritor for 13 years as a supervisor. He got laid off 2 years ago over a dispute with management over how to treat the employees. They wanted to bring down the hammer on them harder than he wanted. So they laid him off. After 2 years he is still unemployed, the only job offers he has gotten want to pay him less than unemployment does to do the same work. He is now about to become a prison guard cause it pays more than the supervisor positions that he used to do for years. I have seen certified welders out here who have trouble making over $12 an hour at times unless they get a good job where they get paid well.
You want to get on at the local Purolator? Good luck, they hire entirely through a personally owned temp agency out here and you can stuck working there full time as a temp labor to avoid benefits for over five years before they hire you on which is five more years from retirement that way too.
The list goes on and on and on. You might live in a decent spot, but I live in an area that shows what the rest will turn into without Unions fighting to keep us out of it.
My figure wasn't 5%-20%, it was 500% to 2,000%. We have companies out here where for every 1 dollar you make off their labor, they make 5. I have seen home improvement companies that pay their employees $9 an hour (many under the table at that) but then want to charge $25 per hour for their time to the customers, not the %500, but you kinda get the point. Now that I think about it the %2,000 might be a bit over the top. Only heard a few extreme cases getting to that point, most of them using illegal labor.
Last edited by Fugus; 2012-11-27 at 09:22 PM.
He won't get the job. Voters care about image as much as they do politics. Sadly this is the truth for many. As cool as a guy Christie is (dude was funny on SNL), the media will be all over the fact that he is a big guy.