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Thu Dec 8, 2016, 12:29 PM

Trump to name fast-food CEO as labor secretary

Source: New York Post

President-elect Donald Trump will name restaurant CEO Andrew Puzder to be the next labor secretary, a source said Thursday.

Puzder, who runs the parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, supported Trump during his campaign, praising him as a “pragmatic centrist” and “negotiator.”

Puzder also served as one of the candidate’s economic advisers.

He was seen at Trump Tower on Wednesday.

Read more: http://nypost.com/2016/12/08/trump-to-name-fast-food-ceo-as-labor-secretary/

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Reply Trump to name fast-food CEO as labor secretary (Original post)
Jose Garcia Dec 2016 OP
ck4829 Dec 2016 #1
McCamy Taylor Dec 2016 #25
YOHABLO Dec 2016 #2
Initech Dec 2016 #3
Skinner Dec 2016 #17
Initech Dec 2016 #18
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2016 #31
Initech Dec 2016 #33
montanto Dec 2016 #4
CurtEastPoint Dec 2016 #5
NastyRiffraff Dec 2016 #27
tinrobot Dec 2016 #29
arithia Dec 2016 #6
Initech Dec 2016 #7
DK504 Dec 2016 #15
harun Dec 2016 #8
CountAllVotes Dec 2016 #9
TeamPooka Dec 2016 #43
mahatmakanejeeves Dec 2016 #10
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2016 #16
muntrv Dec 2016 #11
CountAllVotes Dec 2016 #12
Thrill Dec 2016 #13
rusty fender Dec 2016 #14
Yavin4 Dec 2016 #19
Jose Garcia Dec 2016 #21
Yavin4 Dec 2016 #34
hollowdweller Dec 2016 #20
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2016 #32
n2doc Dec 2016 #39
davekriss Dec 2016 #22
Turbineguy Dec 2016 #23
bucolic_frolic Dec 2016 #24
NastyRiffraff Dec 2016 #26
pstokely Dec 2016 #40
pstokely Dec 2016 #41
bucolic_frolic Dec 2016 #28
annabanana Dec 2016 #30
Txbluedog Dec 2016 #35
resistance2016 Dec 2016 #36
Guy Whitey Corngood Dec 2016 #38
brooklynite Dec 2016 #37
pstokely Dec 2016 #42

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 12:31 PM

1. "Brought to you by Carl's Jr."

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 02:33 PM

25. My thoughts exactly.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 12:32 PM

2. Just saw a Carl's/Hardee's commerical. Processed Beer cheese involved.

 

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 12:33 PM

3. Idiocracy is now a reality.



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Response to Initech (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 01:39 PM

17. Ha!

We are cracking up here in the office.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 01:40 PM

18. "Because they pay me every time I do!"

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Response to Initech (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:31 PM

31. Not to mention that he's a big fan of shitty automated service machines.

Which in real life work about just as well as this:



http://fortune.com/2016/03/17/automate-fast-food/


This Fast Food CEO Wants to Replace Workers With Robots

CEO of CKE Restaurants Andy Puzder wants to take humans out of the fast food equation.

The Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s parent company could soon implement an employee-free operation as Puzder told Business Insider, “I want to try it.” The chief executive was inspired by Eatsa, a restaurant that employs just a handful of kitchen workers while all front-of-house procedures are computerized—you can go in without seeing a single human being.

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Puzder has previously written op-eds speaking out against raising the minimum wage. He argues that it would put a lot of people out of work saying, “Does it really matter if Sally makes $3 more an hour if Suzie has no job?” But in Puzder’s ideal scenario, neither Sally nor Suzie would have a job. “If you’re making labor more expensive, and automation less expensive—this is not rocket science.”

Additionally, Puzder would never have to worry about an employee lawsuit again. Machines are “always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall, or an age, sex, or race discrimination case.”


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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #31)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:40 PM

33. "You are a bad mother! Your children are being placed in the custody of Carl's Jr!"

The sad thing is we might not have to wait 500 years to see this.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 12:33 PM

4. "Fuck you, I'm eating!" --idiocracy

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 12:34 PM

5. Yep: How muchmore Amurkin kin ya get than this sexist rah rah shit?

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 02:59 PM

27. Andy Puzder on his ads:

Asked by Entrepreneur magazine in 2015 about a hallmark of one of his restaurants, Carl’s Jr., which frequently runs ads featuring models and celebrities like Charlotte McKinney eating burgers while wearing bikinis, Puzder was unapologetic.

"I like our ads. I like beautiful women eating burgers in bikinis. I think it's very American," he said. "I used to hear, brands take on the personality of the CEO. And I rarely thought that was true, but I think this one, in this case, it kind of did take on my personality."


No wonder Trump picked him, a fellow misogynist.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:18 PM

29. I honestly feel it's the reason he was nominated.

The Orange Shitgibbon really wants to go on a date with a burger model.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 12:48 PM

6. writeup on just how bad this jack@ss is

courtesy of Media Matters http://mediamatters.org/blog/2016/11/17/what-you-need-know-about-rumored-trump-labor-secretary-andy-puzder/214523

Those disgusting, sexist Carls Jr commercials are just the tip of the iceburg. Shortened version for those who cannot check out the link-

*opposes overtime pay, basically stating that salaried employees are compensated in "prestige" and "a sense of ownership"

*prefers robot workers to humans because they "cannot complain about discrimination" and you don't have to pay them

*insists that low wage workers don't want high salaries as they miss out on "free stuff", courtesy of welfare (ignoring the fact that his companies don't pay anywhere near the high salaries he quoted)

* opposes a higher minimum wage and the ACA, claiming both hurt workers

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Response to arithia (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 12:54 PM

7. Yeah I think that's the last time I eat at Carl's Jr.

Fuck that guy. This is about the most anti-labor pick you could get.

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Response to arithia (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 01:23 PM

15. hardcore racists

bigots , homophobes all the -isms you can think of, this guy has given money to, especially anti-choice to the level of "The HandMaidens Tale."

Dystopian America anyone?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 12:55 PM

8. ROFL, is this sh*t for real?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 12:57 PM

9. CKE Restaurants

From yahoo:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-expected-name-cke-restaurants-ceo-head-labor-153926524--finance.html

Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants Inc [APOLOT.UL], which operates the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's fast-food chains, has been a vociferous critic of government regulation of the workplace.

CKE Restaurants or is it SICK Restaurants?



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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:15 PM

43. ChoKE Restaurants

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 01:03 PM

10. Trump Expected to Name Fast-Food Executive Andy Puzder as Labor Secretary

Trump Expected to Name Fast-Food Executive Andy Puzder as Labor Secretary

Mr. Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants, likely to peel back regulations

By Julie Jargon and Michael C. Bender

Julie.Jargon@wsj.com
http://twitter.com/juliejargon

mike.bender@wsj.com
http://twitter.com/MichaelCBender

Updated Dec. 8, 2016 10:45 a.m. ET

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name fast-food executive Andy Puzder as labor secretary, according to people familiar with the decision.

Mr. Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc., the parent company of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s burger chains, has been a vocal advocate for cutting back regulations he says have stifled growth in the restaurant industry, which represents 10% of the American workforce. ... Mr. Puzder, an adviser and contributor to Mr. Trump’s campaign, has criticized the Affordable Care Act and has argued against raising the federal minimum wage higher than $9 an hour. Democrats have called for raising the federal minimum wage for as high as $15.

Mr. Puzder is on the board of the International Franchise Association, a trade group that has criticized the Obama administration, saying it attacked the franchising model by implementing regulations that stunt job growth. Instead of focusing on stepping up workplace regulation to create jobs and higher wages, Mr. Puzder would likely call for tools such as an overhaul of the tax system, said Matt Haller, a spokesman for the franchise trade group.
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Mr. Puzder has written opinion pieces for The Wall Street Journal on topics such as the negative effects of President Barack Obama’s health-care law and of broad increases in minimum wage.
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—Melanie Trottman contributed to this article.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 01:25 PM

16. More on this biz:

CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc.owns Carl's Jr., Hardee's, Green Burrito, and Red Burrito quick-service restaurants.


CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc. was bought by Roark Capital Group, an American private equity firm, in 2013.

Roark Capital Group is named for Howard Roark, the protagonist in Ayn Rand's novel, The Fountainhead.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roark_Capital_Group


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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 01:03 PM

11. Make Amurka great by paying slave wages.

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Response to muntrv (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 01:09 PM

12. and don't you just know ...

Expect a dramatic rise in the # of people poisoned by eating crap junk food being it will be deregulated by this freak!

Boycott CKE Restaurants for starters ...



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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 01:09 PM

13. Elections have consequences

Dumbass working class fools who voted for this piece of shit

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Response to Thrill (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 01:18 PM

14. I seriously doubt that any, or very few Carl's Junior employees bothered

to vote. And when they are negatively impacted by the Putz's polices, they won't bother to vote again. There's an intransigent nonvoting bloc in this country

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 01:48 PM

19. Say goodbye to any hike in the federal min. wage. Bye. Bye.

Elections have consequences.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #19)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 02:03 PM

21. Even if Hillary had won, there was no way it would make it through a GOP-controlled House

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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:42 PM

34. I don't know if that is true. It would have been a potent campaign issue.

Given that hikes in the min. wage have consistently won on a state level.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 01:48 PM

20. After crowing about Obama's creation of low paying jobs and how the working class is getting screwed

 

the entire election season it's very confusing that Trump would choose this guy.

I guess he just figures Democrats and Unions and the Media are too disorganized to bring the contradictions between Trumps rhetoric and his reality to the public.

Oh and Hardees food is truly awful, and I have never gone thru a drive thru there I didn't wait for a LONG time because they were under staffed. I tried one of their burritos once and nearly cacked and their food is the greasiest.

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Response to hollowdweller (Reply #20)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:33 PM

32. Hardee's used to be decent back in the 90s.

Then Pudzer's company bought it out and merged with Carl's Jr. and it was no longer the same since.

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Response to hollowdweller (Reply #20)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 04:44 PM

39. Trump's MO is to play the 'nice guy', but choose the RW extremists to actually implement policy

I think he believes he can just BS his way though the blowback. And he might with the MSM's help.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 02:03 PM

22. This is a nightmare, right?

I'll wake up soon and Hillary Clinton will be President, right?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 02:24 PM

23. Secretary Against Labor.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 02:29 PM

24. The Fast Food Industry will shrink big time

once working people realize what's going on and stop eating there

I do expect consumers, at least Democratic consumers, will begin to think
when they spend, millennials in particular

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 02:49 PM

26. That would be good

but I doubt it will happen. Many millennials LOVE their fast food. Walk into any McDonald's; it'll likely be filled with millennials and teens.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #26)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 05:07 PM

40. they eat fast food out the necessity, juke like driving

wasn't McDs having trouble with that group?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 05:08 PM

41. aren't they already losing business to "fast casual" places like Panera Bread

like they pay any better?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:01 PM

28. This is like a police chief winking at the criminals

When the regulated ignore the laws and enforce the regulations
you have, in effect, no laws at all

Crooked Donald

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:24 PM

30. Yeah! He'll understand the HELL out of labor.

We re sure in for a rough road aren't we.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:43 PM

35. What? Isn't it the labor secretary's job to protect big business?

 

I imagine they might give serious thought to reducing the min wage requirements--a libertarian principle

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:59 PM

36. If he keeps this up, he'll have the whole Legion of Doom soon.

 

On second thought, I think the Legion of Doom wouldn't be nearly as destructive for the country...

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Response to resistance2016 (Reply #36)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 04:04 PM

38. I think one may find a redeemable character or two in The Legion. Not here though. nt

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 04:04 PM

37. The CEO of "Hooters" wasn't available?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #37)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 05:09 PM

42. they probably pay too much to tRump

hooters waitresses probably expect more than minimum wage

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