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Comment Re:Oh, I totally agree... (Score 1) 791

I've been fortunate enough to not have broken the micro-USB port on my Android phones, but I can see how easy is for one errant push of the plug to snap that little plastic guide piece. As a new iPhone owner, I am glad to be without that risk (however marginal) behind.

I'd love to see Apple use a standard connector so I don't have to pay $40 for a second/replacement cable that probably costs a penny to manufacture. That's not the Apple way, though, and in this case they have the superior design.

Comment Well, technically.... (Score 1) 304

"No political appointees in an Obama-Biden administration will be permitted to work on regulations or contracts directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years."

If he hasn't been a lobbyist within the past two years, I suppose we ought to give him a pass. Right?

Comment Re:Who is actually earning minimum wage? (Score 1) 1106

You've completely missed my point. I'm all for minimum wage at least keeping up with inflation as a minimal baseline. But this portrayal of millions of two-parent, two-child households relying on a single full-time minimum-wage job is a complete myth, and takes attention away from more urgent problems.

Comment Who is actually earning minimum wage? (Score 1, Insightful) 1106

I'm willing to bet this changed beginning with the recession, but if I recall correctly, there are very few adults with children working full-time and making minimum wage. I wish I had citation to back that up readily available, but to my recollection it was mostly young people just entering the workforce who made up a majority of the minimum-wage earners.

If that's still the case, way to grandstand on a non-issue, Mr. President.

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