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  •  shortsighted (5+ / 0-)

    64 million people voted for O, you can double that number at least when including family and friends, that's a lot of lost meals.

    guess we can have blue restaurant chains and red restaurant chanins.

    mittens=edsel. no matter how much money is spent to promote it, if the product sucks, no one will buy it.

    by wewantthetruth on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 01:03:24 PM PST

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    •  Or at least red and non-partisan ones (2+ / 0-)
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      There are probably plenty of personally conservative restaurant owners who would rather just run their businesses and not alienate liberal customers.

      Male, 22, -4.75/-6.92, born and raised TN-05, now WI-02. "You're damn right we're making a difference!" - Senator-Elect Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison)

      by fearlessfred14 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 05:30:12 PM PST

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    •  Well unfortunately the restaurants employ tons (2+ / 0-)
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      of college students and single moms etc and those are the ones who will be hurt by nationwide boycotts.  

      This is just a sad commentary on this whole industry that pays 2.01 an hour as it is.  I suspect, eventually, most restaurants and fast food chains are going to be mouthing off about this because they don't want to pay one more cent than they have to...when they literally barely pay them now.

      •  Boycotts do not mean $.............. (4+ / 0-)

        are not spent. They are just spent in another establishment that chooses to not politicize its business practices; ergo; the demand for workers shifts from one store to another. It may not be instantaneous but it will happen.

        As I said in another diary shifting pizza purchasing power from Pappa John's to local Mom and Pop stores may actually increase the number of jobs available. PJ's has pizza making and distribution down to a science; local stores are not nearly as efficient and may require 1.5 to 2 employees to crank out the same number of pies as 1 PJ's employee.

        The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation--HDT

        by cazcee on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 06:10:14 PM PST

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