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.

Collectivist Banking

How much longer do you believe this idiocy can continue? We have debased the currency to the point where the Government plays games with the Fed to keep interest rates low while lying about there being no inflation.
They can squander the money on worthless programs to keep themselves in office, or fess up and pay that money on soaring interest rates on the growing debt. You seen the choice they made.

The big question is,

“Why keep voting for them?”


No inflation. Pssst…I have this bridge you might be interested in…from Rico

Inflation? What inflation?
There’s NO inflation here! That’s why the 2017 COLA increased by only 0.3% [for Congress and Common Core math students that is 3/10 of ONE percent.]

But hey! Good news, in the last ten years (1996-2016) TV prices have fallen by 100%.
Huzzah!

Rejoice happy debt slaves.
Your beloved FED (that privately owned, for-profit bank) is staying under it’s inflation rate target of 2%.

Never you mind that the consumer items indexed on the attached charts reflects an overall inflation rate of +57.1%.

  • Food and Housing are up >50%.
  • Health Care and Child Care are up >100%.
  • College Tuition is up >200%.

Feeling better now?

Have you figured out how all this happened? Look back to LBJ’s “Great Society”. LBJ had to pay for the Viet Nam War; he didn’t want to take any tax dollars to fund that since his agenda required increased spending as is.

There was a Pot o’ Gold to be had and the Congress gave it to him: The Social Security Fund. The Fund was removed from it’s protected place and put into the general fund and spent on the war, his failed Great Society and every social program that Congressional members found for their districts. The Fund never was put back into it’s protected place. Now Social Security is failing too.

If the SS fund were to be removed from the General Fund, the National Debt would soar, spending would have to be curtailed AND taxes go up considerably. All because of American’s greed for current FREE lifestyle and still wanting a future payoff too.

You’re not going to get it.

Day by Day

Observations

Given that the EPA wants to control just about every aspect of your life, We here at Vermont Loon Watch believe they should have the best tools available at the lowest cost to the American taxpayer.
For water test kits, each field water sampling engineer needs to be supplied with the finest assortment of Flavor Straws.

Let them slurp and suck the pond and river waters to their hearts content and arriving back at the lab, they can give a first hand report on water quality. If necessary, an emesis bag for sample collecting can be made part of the kit.
Since all these individuals claim to be scientists, we doubt it necessary to remind them to keep their shot records up to date; Typhus, Typhoid, Cholera are important. Amoebic dysentery giardia, a variety of parasitic worms and some more of the rarer types should be noted as possible infections. There are prophylactics for most of these, be aware and be safe. We don’t want anything to happen to our EPA staffers.

All new employees of the EPA shall be required to start their EPA careers in the water quality section. After five years of genuine field work, they will advance to standing and occasional water (non-navigational) such as found in lawns and driveways.
With all this experience, they should be expert at identifying such bodies of wetness tat even waterfowl eschew.

Go get’em Social Justice Warriors!

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.

Stilton’s Place

Stilton’s Place

Uncomfortably Numbers

There are plenty of newsworthy things to talk about today, including radical Islamic terror, the impending (or not) House vote on Obamacare repeal, Trump’s surveillance accusations, mainstream media burying the story of illegal aliens raping a 14 year-old girl in a school bathroom, and Chuck Schumer declaring that the Democrats will filibuster Neil Gorsuch’s nomination for Supreme Court Justice in hopes of being rewarded with 72 virgins in the afterlife.

And why aren’t we talking about these juicy topics? Because instead of keeping up with the news, we’ve spent the entire day working on our freaking taxes.

And we aren’t even up to working on the actual, impenetrably baffling tax forms yet – a task which must be postponed until we’ve made a run to the liquor store. Rather, we’re still at the beginning of the process, doing our once-a-year data entry of receipts into an ancient accounting program that we don’t clearly remember how to use anymore.

As Life’s grand parade passes us by, we’re sitting scrunched at a desk squinting at every credit card charge, cancelled check, and crumpled receipt which passed through our underpaid hands in 2016…then peck-peck-pecking the numbers on a keyboard, hands cramping, until we want to scream.

The whole process is a white hot pain in the rear, but it’s very important to make sure that everything in our tax return is completely accurate and above board. Because 12 years from now it’s entirely possible that an older but no wiser Rachel Maddow may be waving our returns at a TV camera. [snip]

Grow up? Not without a trophy for that

How about D-Day with the Snowflakes fighting the war.

 

Millennials Don’t Consider Themselves Adults Until 30, Researcher Says
And surprise: the oldest ones are now pushing 40, CBS Research guru David Poltrack explains

Turns out, you might be a millennial and not even know it. Even if you’re approaching 40.

According to new research by CBS’ TV ratings guru David Poltrack and Nielsen Catalina Solutions, the youngest millennials should be graduating college this year — but that doesn’t mean they all consider themselves adults.

The median age of millennials is 30, Poltrack says — meaning that half are older and half are younger. And 30 happens to be the age at which millennials tend to self-identify as adults, Poltrack said. For these purposes, an “adult” is defined as “someone who has moved out of their parents’ home, has a job, and pays their own bills.”

vHow did millennials start seeming so middle-aged? Poltrack says it because of “lazy” classifications that defined millennials as those 18-to-34. Poltrack, one of the most respected people in studying the demographics of TV viewers, uses designations like “millennial” to simplify who’s watching what.

He and the Center for Generational Kinetics both use the term to describe those born between 1979 and 1995, based on years prescribed by William Strauss and Neil Howe’s book “Generations.” It defines a generation as lasting for 18 years, and works forward from the giant Baby Boomer generation. Their kids, the next largest generation, are millennials. People born after 1995 are actually members of Gen Z.

Why are millennials taking so long to grow up and move out? Some of it is their fault, some of it is their parents’ fault, and much of it is everyone’s fault. [snip]

Like hell, you’re blaming their screwing up on me. How many of he precious darlings are and/or were willing to take a job riding the back of a garbage truck? Cleaning up city parks? Do they have any skills to work in a kitchen, cook, prep, wash dishes? Clean hotel/motel rooms. Don’t tell me their aren’t jobs, I know there are. I did them when times were tough.
The problem with those jobs are you have to put down the damn smart phone for eight hours. Your hands are going to get dirty and you have to show up every day on time. AND MOST OF ALL THERE ARE NO TROPHIES FOR THE WORK.

This is why ½ of America can’t write a check for $500 and if there is an emergency, don’t have the credit to get $2000 to pay that bill. They’re screwed blue and next is the tattoo: REGERTS!