Here’s where your $15 wage went

Go ahead! Go ahead, press for that high paying job. Stick around, you can meet your replacement.

Self-serve kiosks to replace food staff at SUNY Orange

SUNY Orange’s cafeteria workers will be laid off at the end of the spring semester, to be replaced by food-dispensing machines.

In an email sent to students on Thursday, Vinnie Cazzetta, executive director of the nonprofit Orange County Community College Association, which runs the cafeterias, said the change comes after the college’s food-service operations showed a deficit of more than $150,000 last year, “continuing a trend of significant operations losses that has existed for years.”

Cazzetta said nine full-time workers and three part-timers will be laid off as part of the plan.

An outside audit done in December showed larger financial problems were looming, Cazzetta said.

“By doing nothing we could have been out of business in 12 to 18 months. We would not have been able to make payroll,” Cazzetta said.

The College Association is a nonprofit that provides auxiliary services to SUNY Orange. It has existed since the late 1950s and runs the campus book store, food services and buys and manages real estate for future campus development. The changes will go into effect in June. [snip]

Rebecca Walker, a 19-year-old student from Otisville, said while food on campus was pricier than she liked, she enjoyed freshly made, warm food. She said she had no way of eating off campus once she arrived.

“It’s accommodating, it’s convenient and the people who work there are lovely,” Walker said. “It’s kind of awful to lose your job to a machine.”

In recent months, the College Association’s board sought proposals from providers that could handle oversight of food services with the intent of keeping the traditional cafeteria setup that’s been around for decades, Cazzetta said.

“But even with a change of management and anticipated increases of nearly 30 percent in sales, those independent, outside firms projected that losses would have remained in excess of $80,000 annually,” Cazzetta said.

The College Association is close to signing a contract with a new vendor for the self-serve kiosks, Cazzetta said.

Cazzetta said for years food service had been a losing proposition and had been underwritten by revenue from book sales. But in recent years revenue from book sales had been undercut by entities like Barns & Noble, Amazon and eBay. Tax forms representing the 2014-15 school year, the most recent available, show food service was in the red by $150,297 while the bookstore netted $186,595. [snip]

Nichole McClary, who began working in the Rowley Center five months ago for about $12 an hour, said she loved the job. Looking for a new job will change her plans to spend time with her 2-year-old, she said.

“I was looking forward to having the summer off,” she said.

Now you will have the summer off.

All these students wailing about the staff not having jobs fail to look the wages paid. $12/hr for what? That type of work in entry level worth at most $9/hr. Pay $12 to $15 and soon you’re talking to the robot.

Try talking some course in math and economics, hell evcn a course in Home Ec would give some of you lame brains a smattering of how to cost out a home business.

Another kink in a Democrat city

What is it with the Politicos is these Liberal/Progressive strongholds? Do they feel as if they have the “droit du seigneur” over any resident of the fiefdom.

Lawsuit alleges Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sexually abused troubled teen in 1980s

A new lawsuit accuses Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of child sexual abuse decades ago. Two other men have told The Seattle Times they, too, were abused by Murray as teenagers in the 1980s. The mayor vigorously denies all the accusations.

A 46-year-old Kent man sued Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Thursday, claiming Murray “raped and molested him” over several years, beginning in 1986 when the man was a 15-year-old high-school dropout.

The lawsuit in King County Superior Court, filed under the man’s initials, “D.H.,” alleges Murray sexually abused the crack-cocaine addicted teen on numerous occasions for payments of $10 to $20.

This more than likely on the Liberal Plantation will fall under the chant of “The King is Dead; Long live the King” as the Progressive Pedophile lovers gather up their torts and knives and head to court.

The Great Senate Debate

Keep Vermont Green: Bring Money

Vermont can’t win for losing. Every choice they make adds to a reason not to visit the state.

Read the whore article HERE from:

 

Vermont Senate Finance Committee approves $2 overnight occupancy fee

The Vermont Senate Finance Committee on Thursday approved a $2 overnight occupancy fee, defying Republican Gov. Phil Scott’s request for no new taxes and fees this year.

In the final hours leading up to the Vermont House’s pending vote on a contested state budget plan, the Senate Committee on Finance just upped the political ante.

Committee members, led by Chairwoman Sen. Ann Cummings, D-Washington, voted 5-1-1 to raise $7.2 million from a $2 per-night occupancy fee on lodging. The fee is being proposed to help narrow what began as a $72 million dollar budget gap.

The vote came as the governor has been wrangling with House members over his repeated requests for no new taxes and fees.

“Vermonters would share the actual burden of this tax increase as it will impact the cost of weddings, special events, overnight stays, and more,” Scott said Friday in a statement.

Vermont’s family-owned inns, according to Scott, are fighting to keep their doors open, especially as inexpensive Airbnb options are on the rise in resort areas such as Stowe and Killington. They also face pressure from the Green Mountain State’s variable weather and a business-unfriendly permitting process.

“This tax will unnecessarily increase the cost of hotel and motel stays, straining our tourism sector, which contributes $2.5 billion to our economy annually,” Scott said. [snip]

Rob Roper, president of the Ethan Allen Institute, a free-market think tank, blasted the Senate Finance Committee vote. “It’s colossally stupid. How about a tax on maple syrup next?” he said.

Scott suggested that Senate leaders were playing politics since committee members added the $2 fee requirement to two Senate bills (S.99 and S.100) promoting affordable housing and development projects crafted to grow the state economy.

“This legislation had tripartisan support, with broad recognition of the need to make housing more affordable across the entire housing continuum,” Scott said.

Rebecca Kelley, the governor’s spokeswoman, also criticized the move, reiterating that “Gov. Scott has made absolutely clear he will not support new taxes and fees that make Vermont less affordable.”Rob Roper, president of the Ethan Allen Institute, a free-market think tank, blasted the Senate Finance Committee vote. “It’s colossally stupid. How about a tax on maple syrup next?” he said.

Scott suggested that Senate leaders were playing politics since committee members added the $2 fee requirement to two Senate bills (S.99 and S.100) promoting affordable housing and development projects crafted to grow the state economy.

“This legislation had tripartisan support, with broad recognition of the need to make housing more affordable across the entire housing continuum,” Scott said.

Rebecca Kelley, the governor’s spokeswoman, also criticized the move, reiterating that “Gov. Scott has made absolutely clear he will not support new taxes and fees that make Vermont less affordable.”

In Vermont, a room costing $165/night has the additional 9% R&M tax of $14.85 now and if the Legislature has it’s way one will pay an additional $2 more per night. Now the night’s stay costs $181.85. That’s not counting what it costs to get to Vermont, travel around an eat while there. Why go, when there are less expensive places and you don’t have to support a Proggy anti-American belief system.

White Supremacy food OMG


 

Milk is Now Racist! Didn’t You Know?!

You know the old saying, “Milk does a body good?” Well, it does, and you’re a racist.

Samantha Diaz, a writer for California State University-Long Beach’s (CSULB) newspaper “D49er,” wrote an article this past Monday asking the question, “Milk, new symbol of hate?”

In case you’re not familiar with Diaz’s article/argument, here you go:

The federal endorsement of milk in American diets contributes to the problem by uncritically pushing people to drink milk, despite the potential detriment it has on non-white people’s health.

Diaz references a study that states that 75 percent of African-Americans are lactose intolerant. Therefore, touting the health benefits of milk ignores non-white people, and is intrinsically racist.

“It may not surprise you that the United States was founded on racism,” Diaz added, by way of explanation. “That every institution we uphold has racist roots that are sometimes difficult to catch and even harder to fight against.”

Diaz goes on to argue that white nationalists and neo-nazis are using milk as a form of white supremacy.

Really? Seriously? What’s next? Elmer’s glue and plain yogurt are racist, too, right? Why don’t we just classify anything that has the color “white” in it or on it as “racist,” while we’re at it. And what about chocolate milk? That’s not white. Although, it very well could be white milk masquerading as chocolate milk, and that’s cultural appropriation. Just another form of closet racism — somehow.

Apparently, this all stems from internet trolls finding a Mother Jones article, which Diaz provides no source for (here, Samantha, I’ll do your job as a journalist for you), which asks another question, “Are the U.S. Dietary Guidelines on Milk Racist?”

No! No, they’re not! The crazy portion of the ever-growing liberal population have been trying to prove that white people are racist for so long that they’ve jumped the shark and become the predominant purveyors of racism themselves.

But Diaz takes the Mother Jones article as gospel — particularly the excerpt stating that “milk is non-beneficial to Africans.”

Here’s another little nugget of dumb from Diaz:

Remember that this is the dietary guidelines for Americans. I want to emphasize that last word. These guidelines are for Americans. This means they should reflect the health needs of the ethnicities that make up America which, news flash, isn’t just white people.

Oh, the life of the Social Justice Warrior is so hard, having to alert for every smidgen of politically incorrect language, action or heaven forefend, a impious thought that violates the Progressive dogma.

 

There must be no rest for those securing the ramparts of citizen thought control. The State must be preserved.

Down the Rabbit hole with MSNBC

Rachel Maddow had her big expose burst in her face on the MSNBC Big Gotcha Show.

Trump pays no TAXES-

Opps!

—Original Post—

Well, this sure is interesting: MSNBC host Rachel Maddow claims to have a copy of “Trump’s” tax returns. She tweeted that she’ll be unveiling them on her show at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday night.

Maddow did not specify which Trump nor which year the returns were for. [snip]

This fool was going to prove Trump cheated and/or paid no taxes.
What is coming out is the demanding mouths like Sanders, Hillary, Schumer and Obama clamoring for high taxes rates on millionaires is, they paid far less taxes than Trump.

Where Tinker Bell lives

There is a place in Vermont along Rte 2 somewhere twixt East Montpelier and Marshfield, where the road gets a bit wider and the semis can blow the road detritus and the village idiot off to the side of the byway. Then the Winooski floods sending the village trash down river to Montpelier. The idiot always returns to vote on Town Meeting Day.
He did again; here’s the proof.

Here’s the story at

Small town of Plainfield adopts sanctuary status for illegal aliens

The rural community of Plainfield on Tuesday joined an increasing number of Vermont jurisdictions considered to be “sanctuary communities” for illegal aliens.

The change was adopted in a non-binding resolution put before voters on Town Meeting Day. The resolution passed by a 67-13 vote.

Andy Robinson, a local immigrant rights activist, led the effort by helping gather about 70 signatures to get the issue on the ballot.

“The goal here is to make sure Plainfield is perceived as a town that is considered welcoming and that immigrants here can feel safe,” Robinson told Watchdog. [snip]

The population of Plainfield is roughly 17,000± several cows that were erroneously counted in the last census. Robinson managed to get 70 of them to sign his paper extolling the value of them to the village.
One has to believe Robinson envisions hordes of tourists flocking to downtown to see the locals in native garb. What else they’re going to do is open to question for Plainfield’s manufacturing base is bereft of large openings.
Of course, many hands on many teats and that can eliminate the automated milking parlors, bringing back the Vermont of the ’40’s.

James Simpson, a former analyst for the White House Office of Management and Budget who now focuses on immigration, the Plainfield resolution is little more than words on paper, but nonetheless sends a message.

“It doesn’t matter if it’s just a meaningless resolution or something that becomes an ordinance,” he said. “It all sends the same message, and that is that the official position on illegal aliens is that they are welcome here.”

Simpson says while most illegal immigrants are seeking a better life, the population as a whole is disproportionately more likely to be involved in crimes. As reported by Breitbart, U.S. Sentencing Commission data for fiscal year 2014 shows that while illegal aliens accounted for 3.5 percent of the U.S. population, they accounted for 36.7 percent of federal sentences following criminal convictions. [snip]

Well, the denizens of Plainfield will be milking unicorns and frolicking with Tinker Bell, all while hoping a tourist or two will wander off Rte 89 or Rte 91 meander up the hills to Danville and then over Rte 2 searching for civilization and pass through the Twilight Zone.