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Star Parker on minimum wage.
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Friend --

Did you know Jay Leno used to work as a hamburger flipper?

In his teens, Leno worked at a McDonald's in his home-town. It was there that he learned skills about working with people and making them laugh.

In fact, he won first prize while working there performing a comedy routine for a McDonalds’s regional talent show.

Just recently, the producer of 60 Minutes went with him to that same McDonald's where he said it was the first time that Leno made money telling jokes.

Jay Leno's story embodies the America Dream and it began working minimum wage at a McDonald's.

As liberals fight to increase minimum wage above what the market is willing to pay -- thereby limiting them from hiring more teenagers and young people to learn new skills -- let us remember Leno's story, and many of our own stories where we worked in jobs that we might not have liked, but we did them and we earned our living.

This is the America we're about to lose if the progressives have their way. No one achieves the American Dream on a government program.

Watch this video of Jay Leno working at McDonald's and let me know about your first minimum-wage job and your memories, both the good and the bad, that have given you skills that have helped you in your life.

Your foot-soldier for freedom,

Star Parker

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JimmyMack commented on Friday, Feb 07, 2014 at 08:54 AM

Hi Tot: It seems you are taking copy and paste into another dimension. I wish you would write more of your views, then buttress them if you must, with links or copy and paste articles.

Anyway: where is the video? Don't see it on my laptop.

Also: My first job was at Dykes grocery bagging groceries for $4.00 a day. 8 hours with a lunch break. In my teen years I worked as a Lifeguard at Corkan and Weaver pools for five straight summers beginning my Junior year in HS. Before NAF payments started my third year; we were paid $1.50 and hour. I went on to get some learning at three colleges then went to work for that evil government you talk about. 17 years with the State and 16 with the Feds. Made good money and good investments that allowed me to retire and buy a nice house down the street from you.

JimmyMack commented on Friday, Feb 07, 2014 at 09:04 AM

BTW Tot: Ain't you just a itty little bit amazed that I was able to ascertain your identity? You must notice that I do not reveal it continually here. I do sling it around when you make ME, JimmyMack, a little mad. It goes back to my personal rule of thumb: If you are going to throw rocks at people or groups of people, you should be Man or Woman enough to sign your name and take public responsibility for you words. That and for other reasons is why I do NOT do Sound-Offs but DO provide a profile of who I am here and in letters to the editor.

JimmyMack commented on Friday, Feb 07, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Forgot this tidbit. After Mr. Lang, the old man in the straw hat, died and took with him the selling of roasted (not boiled) peanuts, me and my brother Will sensing an opportunity took up the slack with selling boiled peanuts by the bag across town. Seems Joe Kitchings got the same idea about the same time. We competed with him and Salty and Pepper Hightower at varying times. Sold 'em at 10 cents a bag. On slow days three bags for a quarter. Joe, it seemed, never had a slow day and stuck to a firm and unwavering 10 cents a bag. Always.

On mine and Will's best days we took home 12 to 15 dollars. Course we had to take monetary deductions for bags, salt, and the wholesale raw and uncooked peanuts. We still, nevertheless, felt like millionaires at the time. Cause in them days we could take a break on the stairs that went up to old Dr. Welborn's office next to Hinesville Drug and drink our 5 cent cherry cokes or sometimes splurge on a 10 cent cherry coke. Like many things today, looking back now, we did not know how good we had it.

JimmyMack commented on Friday, Feb 07, 2014 at 17:08 PM

Not much action today...anyway I might as well add that I grew up, am a Liberal Democrat and am completely for raising the minimum wage despite what the lunatic you quote above says.

Over a 10 year period factoring in initial job loss, economic logarithms, and other exponential mathematical factors, support in the long run, that raising the minimum wage and maintaining the ACA will result in overall economic GAIN for the poor and working middle class Americans. All that along with an expanding work force of immigrants that have traversed an immigration friendly legal pathway to citizenship, bodes well for the betterment of America.

Knee jerk Conservative roadblocks to this process hopefully will one day wake up to the ONLY thing that is capable of waking them: the sound of cash being counted by Conservative CEOs.

JimmyMack commented on Friday, Feb 07, 2014 at 17:41 PM

Here Tot, this is what I mean by voicing your own views and then buttressing them, for emphasis, with copy and paste. Take a look at this link.


WE Liberals are an organized, activated bunch of folks looking to expand the American dream. Returning to the false reality of Ozzie and Harriett, Make Room for Daddy, and Leave It to Beaver, et.al. harbored ever so vehemently by you Conservatives, is...well...an out light lie. Not real. Never was.

It's a New World Charlie Brown.

timeontarget commented on Sunday, Feb 09, 2014 at 07:33 AM

Minimum wage should not be raised so high that a young person with no experience can secure employment to learn a skill and gain experience so that he is worth more to the employer.

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