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Old 01-19-22, 11:26 PM
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Old 01-19-22, 11:34 PM
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Old 01-20-22, 09:41 AM
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It was never a democracy.
Old 01-20-22, 10:40 AM
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Instead of raising minimum wage to attract and keep workers, the federal government has decided to change the child labor laws to “fix” the issue at hand.

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Teens driving transport trucks? Jesus, this will end well.
Old 01-20-22, 11:21 AM
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Instead of raising minimum wage to attract and keep workers, the federal government has decided to change the child labor laws to “fix” the issue at hand.
It's a dumb scary headline as if they are allowing "children" or all teenagers to drive big trucks. The change they are piloting is to allow drivers older than 18 to cross state lines. Currently they are already allowed to drive trucks within almost all states, including very big states.

And shortage of truck drivers has little to do with minimum wage.

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Old 01-20-22, 01:07 PM
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They looked like sad idiots long before today.
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And shortage of truck drivers has little to do with minimum wage.
Also, there is the issue with the alleged "truck driver shortage" so often reported in the media being somewhere between wildly exaggerated and mythical:

https://www.businessinsider.com/expe...rblown-2021-12

This isn't to say that some of the issues with driver compensation and network inefficiencies that have been reported are wrong, but an actual shortage of long haul truck drivers is not a major reason why we are having supply chain issues. I suspect the largest factor are staffing issues at distribution centers due to Covid quarantines and general issues hiring and retaining staff but there are probably several contemporaneous issues at play here.

People have been complaining locally about grocery store shelves being empty. I, and others, noticed and commented on the fact that the issues were predominantly affecting just one of the dominant local chains more than the others (a chain called "Giant"). Sure enough, a few days later stories started coming out about how decimated their regional distribution center had been decimated by Covid-related staffing shortages. Trucking issues had little to nothing to do with it.
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I never fully made up my mind, but I tend to really like Tammy.
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