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It's bad enough ya don't know how many hours are in a day, but then ya can't even do simple math.

Remind me again what state full of morons voted for this tard....

I think Omar doesn't want Cortez to be the dumbest woman in Congress and trying desperately to take that title away from her.

Rep. Ilhan Omar butchers simple math to push $15 minimum wage agenda — and it does not end well

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) butchered basic math during a congressional hearing on Thursday in which she castigated McDonald's in order to promote the $15 minimum wage agenda.

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During a House Education and Labor Committee hearing Thursday, Omar highlighted the disparity in pay between McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook and the average worker, like Missouri McDonald's team manager Terrence Wise, who spoke to the committee.

"So the CEO of McDonald's gets paid $21.8 million," Omar said. "Can you share with us what someone in your position at McDonald's gets paid annually?"

"Not that much — not even a fraction of that," Wise responded. "I make $11 an hour at my job, currently."

"So the median pay for a McDonald's worker was $7,000 in 2017,
and that is the pay gap between the CEO that's making $21.8 [million] to the $7,000 that a worker who has put in 40 hours a day[sic] gets paid. To me, that just morally does not sit well," Omar explained.

Unfortunately, Omar's math does not add up. The Washington Free Beacon explains:

Omar meant to say 40 hours a week, as there are only 24 hours in a day. However, if a full-time employee worked for $11 an hour at 40 hours a week, 50 weeks a year, he or she would make about $22,000 a year before taxes. The average hourly rate for a McDonald's employee is about $9 an hour, according to the company, which comes out to roughly $18,000 a year for a full-time worker before taxes.

So where did Omar get her claim? According to an Associated Press story, the median McDonald's worker made $7,000 in 2017, a very deceiving figure because "McDonald's defines a median employee as a part-time hourly restaurant crew member in Poland, where wages are lower than in the U.S. and it didn't use any of the exclusions allowed."

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Yet another brain dead Democrat complaining about differences in pay between a corporations CEO and a low tier, floor worker as evidence of income inequality. Why don't they ever go after Hollywood actors that get paid millions of dollars to pretend to be someone else?

A long time friend of mine is now the CEO of a Fortune 500 corporation. I can unequivocally say that he earns every penny of the money that he are paid. The livelihood of the thousands of workers that depend upon his decisions that they have to make on a daily basis, is a burden that doesn't stop at quitting time. He are on the job 24/7, 365. His family life suffers as his time spent away from home on a daily basis is far more than that of the 40 hr/wk worker.

I get tired of hearing this argument from Democrats. But of course, they are singing to the uninformed and poorly educated voters that are easily swayed by emotional arguments, devoid of facts.
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IN addition, The CEO of CORPOPRATE McDonalds, is not the individual owner of each franchised McDonalds.
Once again, this Rep plays the Apples and Oranges game.

One position doesn't even require a High School diploma, and the other requires not only a College education, but normally multiple degrees, decades of experience, and the responsibility of all the lives under them.

I won't eve get into the math issues, it's more of a comprehension issue.
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Liberals just keep on electing worse people, more brain dead every day.
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try living off of $9 an hour which is the going rate around here at 30 -36 hours a week.
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try living off of $9 an hour which is the going rate around here at 30 -36 hours a week.
Try expanding your skills and working to make yourself worth more than $9 hour like most adults do.
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Try expanding your skills and working to make yourself worth more than $9 hour like most adults do.
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if you are lucky and damned smart and are a great self starter I give it a perhaps or perhaps you'll be working at Bob's Burger Barn when you are 40. you don't seem to realize the country has changed.
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not anymore
if you are lucky and damned smart and are a great self starter I give it a perhaps or perhaps you'll be working at Bob's Burger Barn when you are 40. you don't seem to realize the country has changed.
Really? I guess I'm an anomaly, then. Upper 25% of my HS class, no college degree, but a lot of learning at the library, learning on the job, the occasional Adult night classes, a number of college level classes in accounting and economics, and here I am after years of climbing the corporate ladder, a Financial Controller for a $35M company.

I'm such a failure.....

I don't normally discuss my position, but I really am a poster child for what you can do if you are determined to make something of yourself. It's one of the reasons I get so argumentative with people who do nothing but whine or complain that they aren't going anywhere in life.

Get off your ass and do it. Do whatever is necessary to get where you want to in life, without stepping on other people. Use the tools you have available. You'd be surprised how many successful people don't mind doing a little mentoring for someone who shows the right attitude and aptitude. As I said, library (and nowadays, the internet is even easier), scrape together a couple of bucks and take a night course. Used college books stores. Audit college level classes when you can. Ask questions.

I'm sick and tired of the 'but they only earn $9.00 an hour how are they supposed to live?" bull****.
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Well, my children and their friends must be the exceptions as they are all doing much better than that right out of high school. Even my youngest daughter was making $14 hr during the summer break before starting college. And that was after starting at $11 hr a month prior. She worked hard, did her job, asked for more responsibility and was rewarded with a better position and higher wage.

I guess you don't know many, if any, people that actually go to work to strive to do a good job, because everyone that I know and know of that have done that, has been quite successful.
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