Wednesday is Food Insecurity Day in Chicago

500 workers are going to strike against fast food restaurants today in Chicago

http://www.salon.com/2013/04/24/fast_food_walkout_planned_in_chicago/

Joining in the walkout will be workers from Victoria’s Secret

Am I going crazy or is it the world?

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22 Responses to Wednesday is Food Insecurity Day in Chicago

  1. Nidster says:

    Well, this is the new normal….and if they bring the Victoria’s Secret models dressed in their Underwear they could draw a crowd, but would it make a difference?

    I would rather have Slow Food served Fast, but maybe that’s just me.

    • CC1s121LrBGT says:

      Attention Nidster: “Organizers expect the strikers to include employees of McDonald’s, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Sears, Macy’s and Victoria’s Secret”

      Dunkin Donuts

  2. Parrott says:

    …”Sears”

    LOL
    no one will notice
    Parrott

  3. Art Stone says:

    I could be wrong, but I think Bimbos already owns the Twinkie rights in Mexico. They are now the main national wholesaler of bread in supermarkets. We need a Twinkie import tax.

    When you already rent most of the shelf space for bread, the new Hostess may have to fight just to get back in the store. I expect Little Debbie to leverage the drakes brand in a similar way.

    The irony here is sales of twinkies have been on a decline for a long time. That’s why they went into the first bankruptcy and dudn’t survive. At $3 a loaf, they still don’t make money. I think a huge slice of that is going to rent the shelf space

    • Art Stone says:

      Ooh, this has a wrinkle – the price of sugar is lower in Mexico since their government isn’t trying to prop up HFCS and punish Castro. So that’s a strong economic incentive to make them south of the border and smuggle the sugary snacks over the border.

      • CC1s121LrBGT says:

        Get them mailed to you from Mexico so you don’t have to pay the sales tax.

        BTW- Did you know that Amazon is pushing for new legislation to require online vendors to collect sales taxes for each the the nations 7,500 sales taxing authorities? Consider it when deciding where to place your online order.

        • Art Stone says:

          People were demanding a “level playing field”

          If Congress goes down this path, it should exclude local taxes. If I go to Des Plaines and buy something, the sales tax is based on the store location (presumably because the city is providing services to the store). Where the customer resides has nothing to do with the tax. If I drive down to Gary Indiana, I don’t pay Illinois’ tax rate to Indiana.

          I should (in theory) pay use tax to Illinois if I buy a yacht in Gary Indiana, but outside of major purchases, states tend not to chase people

          • CC1s121LrBGT says:

            Amazon favors it because the costs of administering it will harm their competitors and increase their per unit administrative costs more than it will harm Amazon.

            Services provided to stores are usually from property taxes. In most jurisdictions, sales taxes go to the state and property taxes are locally assessed and pay for police and fire. If there is a fire in the warehouse, my sales tax to New York will not put out the fire in a California wareshouse.

        • CC1s121LrBGT says:

          Here is more detail on the new internet tax… and an opportunity to sign a petition to stop it.

          http://www.ebayinternetsalestax.com/ist/step1_b.asp

  4. Art Stone says:

    One of the big lies of (much of) the Conservative movement is that they hate government regulation. What brings the cash in at campaign time is making laws that disadvantage your competitors, or laws that effectively block new entrants into an existing business (see: FCC), or using the threat of new regulations to extort contributions to make the threat go away.

    • CC1s121LrBGT says:

      That is right. They also like to regulate personal activity, sexual positions, sexual partners, and the third party viewing of the same, for example (google Ed Meese)

      • Ed Gein says:

        Often confused or used as twins are Conservative/Republican. There are few conservative republicans, very few. The small FEDERAL GOVERNMENT types though are not necessarily Libertarian, but champion LOCAL CONTROL of issues within the locale of local powers- city councils, mayors, local police, and so on, then larger to the state itself, “states’ rights” being paramount to FEDERAL intrusion.

        One can be conservative and still believe individual locales have the right to what some may see as a heavy hand in crafting and instituting law. If West Anytown, Happy State, USA decides to ban Catholics from their population, some of us believe they have that right, no matter what Federal discrimination laws claim. That’s just one example that can be extrapolated to any self-identified group. Likewise, it is a conservative ideal for a business owner to have the right to refuse service to anyone, for whatever reason, and fire at will, or refuse to hire at will based on their own ideas/prejudice/good sense/stupidity.

        • Nidster says:

          Hey Ed, just wondering if you are a long-time business owner and are speaking from experience with regard to your comments?

          • Ed Gein says:

            Nid- I have been self-employed for 25 plus years, mainly as a sole proprietor but often engaging the services of outside contractors if I need the assistance. My thoughts are mainly an aspect of my belief that every man should have complete freedom of association in every part of his life, to be able to choose with whom he will be most comfortable be it at home, work or play. To me, that is liberty.

    • Nidster says:

      Art wrote “One of the big lies of (much of) the Conservative movement is that they hate government regulation.”

      Right, so think about it this way, so-called Conservative candidates ‘hood-wink” ( masonic term) the voters. Once they secure the nomination and then win the elected office they sought, they reveal their true intentions. Then they start working to pass legislation that favors their ‘big’ campaign contributors. Same goes for the so-called Liberal candidates.

      As I’ve said before, people we are getting screwed!!! Sorry for the crude expression.

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