Chipotle Hikes Prices in Response to Wage Increase


Liberals, who operate in an economic vacuum much of the time, are already incensed at Chipotle’s decision to raise their prices by 14 percent in reaction to a minimum wage hike of exactly that amount. Who would have thought it? When companies are forced to pay wages that have nothing to do with the free market, they are simultaneously forced to raise prices to stay viable! Man, if only someone could have possibly foreseen such an unexpected outcome!

The Chipotle branches in question are in San Francisco, where voters recently cast their ballots for a $15/hour minimum wage. The wage increase is set to take effect in stages; the current minimum is $12.25 an hour, up from $10.75 at the start of the year. The trendy fast-food establishment has raised prices around the country, but most of the hikes have remained below a single percentage point. Only in San Francisco has the chain pushed their prices so high.

“We believe the outsized San Francisco price hike was likely because of increased minimum wages as well as scheduled minimum wage increases in future years,” an investment analyst said in a client note published by Investors Business Daily.

Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold admits that these costs played a role in the price increases. “California, and San Francisco in particular, has a high cost of doing business,” Arnold told the Chicago Tribune. “In San Francisco for example, our occupancy costs are about double the Chipotle average as a percentage of sales, and our menu prices there are right around the average for Chipotle restaurants around the country, so increases to wages can have a greater impact than they might elsewhere.”

Higher prices at restaurants and retail outlets will of course worsen the overall economic environment in places where ridiculous minimum wage hikes go into effect. Businesses that choose not the raise prices will have to resort to other measures to keep themselves profitable. In many cases, this will mean employee layoffs, lower hours, and reduced benefits. Everywhere minimum wage increases have outpaced the federal standard, the effects on the economy have been detrimental. Yet somehow, voters keep falling for the same old tricks.

No politician wants to appear anti-worker, but sometimes you have to take an unpopular position if it happens to be the right one. Our economy functions best when there is as little government interference as possible. These liberal proposals play well to the ignorant, but they are unsound and disastrous when put into practice.

  1. MAHB001 says

    This was not only predictable, it was predicted by every person that is not a liberal.

    Let us see how the liberals blame this on conservatives.

    1. SouthernPatriot says

      Ha! That, of course, is the point!

    2. A natural born American says

      Maybe they’ll say our ‘negativity’ cursed them.

    3. maxx says

      Oh, they will by declaring the price increases “discriminatory”. Liberals then will set up a voucher system that will exempt minorities from paying the higher prices or expand food stamps to fast food stores. One way or another you know it will be the Republicans fault.

    4. OSAMA OBAMA says

      Don’t you know by now, businesses aren’t supposed to make a profit?

      1. MAHB001 says

        Silly me! Once a Capitalist always a capitalist. I make profits.

  2. OldRockerguy says

    People in San Francisco should pay 14% more for everything as a penalty for sending Nancy Pelosi to Congress.

    1. Augustleo says

      Yeah! She vetted Obama’s eligibility for president by the way. No mention of that despotic act is ever mentioned in his calls for impeachment. Why?

      1. 1EdMeadows83 says

        When did President Obama call for anyone’s impeachment? Before you jump all over me for saying something untrue, read what you wrote, “No mention of that despotic act is ever mentioned in his calls for impeachment.” I don’t think he has made any such calls.

        1. David Nichols says

          Pretty sure you knew exactly what he meant–you are intelligent, aren’t you?
          Any fool can see from the context that he meant “calls for his impeachment”…!
          Pointing out obvious errors in syntax, spelling, and sentence structure adds nothing to the conversation–it only devalues your imput, should you happen to have anything germane to say.

          1. 1EdMeadows83 says

            If one uses proper grammar and proper syntax I’ll never say a word about his intelligence or his grammar. If I don’t care for what he says and if he uses improper grammar I’ll nail him every time. This guy said, a certain “despotic act is ever mentioned in HIS calls for impeachment” “His” is the possessive form of he. He, refers to President Obama. Don’t attempt to correct someone who is smarter than you and I believe that answers your first query.

          2. Mister Vice says

            I am also bugged by peoples’ errors in spelling and grammar in our own language but it shouldn’t be the crux of your dialogue with them. Correct them as you will if you must but you must be polite and respectful. Those qualities are more pertinent than your acting as the self appointed internet Grammar Sniper.

          3. Rattlerjake says

            “must be polite and respectful”? Who says? One of the worst things that this country suffers from is how people are TOO F-CKING LAZY to proof read what they write, a simple spelling error, maybe. There is NO “law” that says you must be polite or show respect, so I guess you are polite and respectful to the porch-monkeys that bastardize the English language too, NO DIFFERENCE! I do agree though, that errors in spelling and grammar shouldn’t be the crux of the dialogue.

          4. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I agree but I stand by what I said before. If a person is courteous I ignore his poor grammar. If he’s an asshole AND uses poor grammar, I will challenge him on every front.

          5. Drawer22 says

            @1EdMeadows83 – You would do well to note that you live in a glass house. Casting stones at others is not recommended in such a vulnerable situation as your own.

            De Oppresso Liber

          6. 1EdMeadows83 says

            For some strange reason I feel perfectly safe in my house, which is not glass. Why do you think I am vulnerable?
            Oh, and by the way, The motto: “De Oppresso Liber” is thought to translate to “To Liberate the Oppressed”. In actuality, the word liber is an adjective ‘free’ that could be translated ‘a free man’, and ‘de oppresso’ would be more an overwhelmed man. The phrase would therefore be more accurately translated, “from a caught man, a free man’. Just sayin’.

          7. Drawer22 says

            @1EdMeadows83 – Your errant knowledge of Latin is as flawed as your character.

            With vulnerability, there is power. Hence, I did not say you were vulnerable, only the situation in which you cast yourself.

            De Oppresso Liber

          8. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Apparently you did not notice, my definition of De Oppresso Liber was within those dreaded quotation marks (“) which indicates that I looked the words up, copied the definition and pasted it, so if you have a problem with it, go somewhere else instead of criticizing me. In all these posts I have not cast aspersions on your character but you are quick to disparage mine. The first indication of defeat!
            You said, essentially, that I am in a vulnerable situation. If I exist in a vulnerable situation then I must be vulnerable, right?

          9. Drawer22 says

            @1EdMeadows83 – Both your supposedly quoted mischaracterization of a Latin phrase and your understanding of personal vulnerability (as contrasted with situational vulnerability) are flawed. Clinging to your notion of what is, in demonstrable fact, nonexistent superiority, is the willful petulance of an infantile mind incapable of learning. As such, it is not my responsibility to teach those who cling to being unteachable.

            The possessive “my definition” speaks in contradiction to your assertion that “…[you] looked the words up….” Own your errors and learn from them. Too, the use of quotation marks does not automatically confer having “…looked the words up…,” overlooking for the moment your having ended that clause with a preposition.

            Casting one’s self as superior or of advanced intellect or ability impliedly opens one to criticism averring otherwise, including aspersions related to character. If you are unable to stomach truths regarding your own flaws, then it is suggested that you not flaunt them so publicly, thus opening yourself to disparagement.

            De Oppresso Liber

          10. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I treat politeness and respect with politeness and respect. However, i see little of either on these sites. I don’t expect it and I don’t give it. I suspect if you had received the torrent of abuse that I have endured, sweetness and lightness would not be very forthcoming from you!

          11. rivahmitch says

            Poor snarky little lib…

          12. Drawer22 says

            @Mister Vice – Thank you for your service, both here and (as I’d presume from the screen name) in uniformed service to our country.

            De Oppresso Liber

          13. David Nichols says

            So I guess your purpose here is to deflect the conversation away from any thoughts that don’t agree with your dogma, and turn the conversation to grammar, punctuation, and syntax?
            In your dreams you are smarter than everybody here–that much is obvious, and pathetically needy.
            No Mas, Ed…I choose not to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent…

          14. 1EdMeadows83 says

            You have no idea how often I have used that trite saying against Regressives who know not of what the speak. Please, try to come up with something new and relatively appropriate tow the discussion.

          15. 1EdMeadows83 says

            You have no idea how often I have used that trite saying against Regressives who know not of what they speak. Please, try to come up with something new and relatively appropriate tow the discussion.

          16. 1EdMeadows83 says

            You have no idea how often I have used that trite saying against Regressives who know not of what the speak. Please, try to come up with something new and relatively appropriate to the discussion.

          17. David Nichols says

            Yes, you are so smart you don’t even see the essential conflict between your first sentence and your second…So quick to judge others, blind to your own failings. But then, Liberal…huh?
            Assuming you may not figure it out: YOU use it so often I couldn’t imagine how many times…BUT if I use it, well then–it’s trite… Hahaha, at least your good for a laugh, if not intelligent discourse…
            Bye now…

          18. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Davie, I am not immune to triteness. It just seems a little odd to see Regressives use the same trite sayings in opposition to Progressives! Dave, you try to appear so erudite and wise. You seem to forget that most of the readers on this site don’t even know what erudite means! Are you trying to impress the lone intelligent person here?

          19. David Nichols says

            Pretty sure it’s “lonely intelligent person” …more than 5000 posts–obsessive perhaps??

          20. 1EdMeadows83 says

            5000! Is that all? I seem to have slacked off.

          21. OSAMA OBAMA says

            TYPICAL! Leftist slacker!!

          22. Drawer22 says

            @1EdMeadows83 – Please proofread before posting. Your plethora of errors, combined with a paucity of self-restraint and responsibility, are self-abusive, at best.

            De Oppresso Liber

          23. 1EdMeadows83 says

            You try to caution me about errors? Obviously you have not read your own scribbling! I am impressed with your use of plethora and paucity! You must have read some of my other postings!

          24. Drawer22 says

            @1EdMeadows83 – You err in the belief that I “caution” you. In truth, were you to comprehend the English language minimally, you’d note that I *plead* for you to proofread. Now knowing that you have a lack of familiarity with English, perhaps you might persuade your ESL teacher to do the proofreading.

            Do pardon me for using words in the English language which you do not understand yet or with which you are unduly impressed. Perhaps later we can discuss improving your vocabularial skills, though I have no knowledge of ever having read the tripe you’ve posted, other than here.

            De Oppresso Liber

          25. OSAMA OBAMA says

            TYPICAL, narcissistic liberal!

          26. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Oh Mister Obama! I see you’ve slithered out from beneath your rock again!

          27. OSAMA OBAMA says

            Gee Mr. talking horse. That was real original! Like all libTURDS, you don’t have an original thought just what Alinski and Ayers give you.

          28. Vernon Cunningham says

            it appeared to me that the meaning was this’ Calls for impeachment is the main part of the sentence. Where I live,. we understand the word his, refers to that which is used against him. He has had calls for impeachment by others , so the term his calls, meaning those who make the call for…. So I think the understanding of the meaning could be regional.

          29. 1EdMeadows83 says

            If you don’t care for proper grammar your ignorance is understandable. If you are even moderately aware of good English you should know that ‘his’ is the possessive form of ‘he’. In this case ‘he’ refers to President Obama so “His calls for impeachment” means he is calling for his own impeachment and I don’t think he is doing that, I hope you foll;ow the rules of the road better than you do for the rules for prop[er English. However I don’t know “where you live” but I would guess it’s probably in Alabama or Mississippi.

          30. Vernon Cunningham says

            You are really an ignorant person. tell me how this matters to anyone but you, obviously a person that has nothing to contribute. There are nuances in our language and it is rife with ” understood” and colloquel meanings. ( and don’t correct my spelling. I am sure I got that one wrong ) You follow the stupid rules. it is the message that has importance. and with the many languages on this planet, there are obscure meanings in all words.

          31. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Don’t you understand? If it matters to me, I’m not concerned whether it matters to anyone else. Whether it matters to anyone else is of no concern to me.

            You Regressives are so dense! I come on these sites because I LOVE to irritate the denizens! I will write things I KNOW will antagonize people like you, whether it is politics or grammar! It has never failed. When one holds a steak in front of a dog he will invariably salivate. When i write something that I know will be controversial to you people I expect a host of angry responses and I am NEVER disappointed!

          32. Vernon Cunningham says

            well why didn’t you say so? I do a similar thing, so I can understand this idea. I often play devils advocate to stimulate debate. Of course that has gotten me banned from another site because I offended a liberal too much. And a muslim also. Good luck, and enjoy.

          33. LadyJane says

            I is always capitalized when used by itself. “When i write something” Perhaps you should proofread your posts before telling others to proofread theirs.

          34. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Congratulations Janie! You have earned 1 Edmed point! Take it and stick it–NO, NO,NO Janie, On the wall Janie, on the wall!

          35. Drawer22 says

            @1EdMeadows83 – Please consider a suggestion which should content everyone, yourself included. I shall address only one issue you raised: “I’m not concerned whether it matters to anyone else.”

            Assuming your statement to be the truth (an assumption fraught with hazard when dealing with a proglibiotroll!), open your word processing program and blog yourself to a proglibiotic frenzy, occasionally pausing to write memoranda to yourself about that which you should have proofread and corrected. It will keep you busy for decades to come while, in the meantime, those who do not wish their concerns trivialized by tangentialization can continue an otherwise intelligent discussion of what we consider to be far more important than the little you have to contribute.

            In the words of a Drill Sergeant from long ago, “Iss efreebuddy hoppy? I hoppy if you hoppy!” (You’d have had a blast correcting him, particularly as a “volunteer” demonstrator for hand-to-hand combat.)

            De Oppresso Liber

          36. Drawer22 says

            @1EdMeadows83:disqus – Oh, Grammar Guru and, I, your Spelling Synchophant beg for the daffynitions of “foll;ow” and “prop[er” in the English language, which we worship so. Too, punctualionally, shouldn’t there be a comma inserted in the vicinity of “where you live” and the “but” following? I note that, in your second sentence, quotation marks have been supplanted by apostrophes in both examples of the nominative and possessive forms; I find no exceptions to the improper punctuation you have selected in that sentence. While we’re at it, in the same second sentence, “English” should be followed by a comma, though only if one adheres to the rules of English punctuation. Oh, and “where you live” does not belong inside of quotation marks, as that phrasing, as you stated it, does not exist in the Comment to which you are alluding and responding.

            Your simple assertions in only one paragraph, a paragraph rife with errors, would not approach having been proofread without mention of factually gross error, as well. A lawfully elected “President Obama” does Hnot exist as President of the United States of America. Was Barry the president of some knitting circle? A bathhouse society president?

            Have a nice day. Glad I could help you.

            De Oppresso Liber

          37. 1EdMeadows83 says

            In spite of your many made-up words (Synchophant? proglibiotroll? My goodness!) I get the idea that you are attempting to teach me proper English but you failed miserably. Big words carry no weight unless they are properly spelled and used in a proper context. For example there are no such words as foll;ow and pro[er. A comma is not required if the word ‘but’ is used. I have no idea what you mean by “A lawfully elected “President Obama” does Hnot exist as President of the United States of America.” It just does no make sense, what the hell is Hnot? You would do better by playing with the other semi-literate children than trying to impress those of us who are truly educated!

          38. Drawer22 says

            @1EdMeadows83 – As you are so poorly educated, I’ll do what I can to “dumb down” to your level of illiteracy. I’d thought you might know some “[b]ig words,” but I’ll admit to having erred, though not with spelling. (For words like “sycophant” (a misspelling I was wondering if you’d catch, but as you did not know the word, you’d be unable to catch the misspelling!), I’d recommend the minimal but necessary expenditure for a dictionary. It would be handy in your study of ESL.

            First of all, I’ll like to commend you for admitting that you must have misspelled the words you now say do not exist. Well done! It is only when one admits making the mistake that one then has the opportunity to correct it, which I’d presume you’ll do, unless you need lessons regarding how to edit your posts. If that’s the case, I’ll be pleased to help you with that, as well.

            I shall also refrain from correcting your use of quotation marks. That’s a bit too advanced at this point in your ESL course. I am, however, a bit puzzled as to what “Hnot” is, if you wouldn’t mind explaining. I know, from what you say, that it’s not an error, for your proofreader is probably just high, and I’m liberal when it comes to accepting transparent excuses from those who are less well educated. As for “Hnot,” I have the same question as you: What the hell is it?

            If you are unaware of the questions regarding His Excellency the Emperor of the United States of America, I’d suggest you do some relevant reading. It is not my place to educate you. I merely point to the errors your make but criticize others for doing the same, a matter of arrogance without cause.

            Your understanding of English punctuation could use some work, with which your ESL instructor can help you when you get to the more advanced classes.

            Always happy to assist the less fortunate who are in desperate need of tutoring in the English language. Glad I was able to point out the errors in this latest Reply of yours, so that you’d know what questions to ask in your ESL class.

            Have a nice day, swee’pea!

            De Oppresso Liber

          39. 1EdMeadows83 says

            “A lawfully elected “President Obama” does Hnot exist…” I was hoping you could tell me what Hnot means, It was a direct copy & paste from your strange posting. Now you pretend that you misspelled sycophant deliberately to “catch” me. I caught the misspelling immediately and included it with your other made-up word, “proglibiotroll”. I’ll admit that I’m not the best grammarian in the world but I am far more advanced than you. I’ve been writing for different organs for 65 years and have received several awards for my work. I am reluctant to mention my abilities because it invites people of lower intellect to immediately call me a liar. I’m sure you will join them.

          40. Drawer22 says

            1EdMeadows83 – Thank you for your frank admission that you’re “…not the best grammarian in the world…,” but you flatter yourself needlessly in asserting that you are “more advanced” than anybody, let alone myself.

            If you’d be honest with yourself, either your copy & paste technique needs polishing (as it tends to insert characters which weren’t there in the original text), a visit to your ophthalmologist/optometrist for fitment of visual assistance devices is indicated, or you are unaware that you are prevaricating. While that last condition is common to proglibitrolls, such as yourself, in time it may be corrected with a therapeutic regimen of psychotropic medication and regular psychological counseling. I wish you well in having professionals diagnose the cause or combination, which you are obviously incapable of doing for yourself.

            Of *course* “[you] caught the misspelling immediately….” (Wink, wink!) I’ll permit you to save face with that mischaracterization of fact.

            That you have been writing on others’ organs for so long only indicates the chronological length of your incarceration in a mental health facility. I must say that I am surprised that your handlers permit you to inflict yourself on the outside world, but that may just be a part of the therapeutic regimen with which to nurse you to health. I wish them well in that endeavor. I would hope that your delusions of grandeur are also being addressed, as such groundless braggadocio will not serve you well, should you ever obtain lawful release.

            Sic semper tyrannis.

          41. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I did not assert that I, as a grammarian, am more advanced than “anybody”. Just you. When I copy a word or a phrase it is automatically copied word for word, punctuation for punctuation. When I paste it you can be sure the phrase is not similar but exact. If you can’t handle that just admit it. I don’t believe I said I didn’t know the meaning of sycophant. Of course I know! I deal with them constantly on these sites. You are, by far, the worst sycophant I’ve encountered. Even worse than the dude who claimed to have an IQ of 165!

            “I’ll like to commend you for admitting that you must have misspelled the words you now say do not exist.” I must regretfully say that this is the first flat-out and deliberate lie I’ve seen you make. Please show me where I misspelled words that don’t exist. I’ve copied and pasted words and phrases of yours which were misspelled and improperly used. Here are just a few: “Synchophant” (misspelled), “foll;ow” (Unknown character”,
            “prop[er” (Unknown character), ‘proglibiotroll” (No such word but apparently a favorite of yours!). There’ll be more I’m sure and when they appear I’ll point them out.
            In one of your earlier posts you mad a reference to “character” and my lack of thereof. But I guess that shamed even you and you deleted the reference. However in the last paragraph you indicated your own lack of character by, not intimating but deliberately stating that I’ve been in a mental health facility. You cannot know this, primarily because it is another lie but also because You don’t know anything about me or my life. Yet you blithely tried to impart the accusation that I am mentally handicapped. That is beneath even what I know of you I would NEVER make such a blatant accusation about you.

            I think this about sums up any dealings I want to have with you. You can now prance around your little friends and say, “I bested a guy on a conservative website who is obviously smarter than I but he gave up!

          42. Drawer22 says

            @1EdMeadows83:disqus – You truly *are* a “mad” character, to use your wording (as properly quoted).

            There being no shame in what I’ve quoted of yours, I would feel no shame in doing so, and I most certainly would not delete that which is true. On the other hand, for being an acclaimed author, as you intimate yourself to be, you *should* be ashamed of your numerous errors of fact, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Your syntax could use some work too, along with what you claim to be copying and pasting. The factual allegations, unrefuted by fact, stand as stated. Live with it. Own the pain!

            As for your being mentally handicapped, I do not know. That you are all too obviously psychologically handicapped is unquestionably so. If you are not in a mental health facility for those who are psychologically handicapped, it is my unerring belief that you should be. Be calm, for there is no shame in having the psychological afflictions with which you are possessed. Flaunt them as you do your illusions and delusions.

            It was you who first posted “foll;ow” and “prop[er” herein and as aforementioned. I merely quoted your apparent errors, asking for enlightenment. Own it. Having already shown you such errors, I feel no compunction to do so again, despite your plea that I do so.

            You are too easy to best. Rest assured that I would not brag of having bested one so dimly afforded intellectual capacity. Have no fear!

            Having hit only the high (Low?) points in your diatribe, it’s time to permit you the space to absorb, study, and rectify the errors you have made. I have no confidence that you are capable of doing so, but it’s inevitably entertaining to watch your reactive writhings.

            De Oppresso Liber

          43. Steve says

            Perhaps pointing out stupid errors will encourage people to proofread their message before hitting “Submit”. Nobody seems to proofread anymore.

        2. graybuffalo says

          The spineless GOP Congress should call for Obama’s impeachment!

          Grounds for Obama’s impeachment…..

          ■Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution gives the President
          authority to appoint senior federal officials if the Senate is in
          recess. Thereby, a U.S.
          Court of Appeals in Washington has ruled unanimously that Barack Obama’s three
          appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012 were
          unconstitutional. U.S. Circuit Judge David Sentelle wrote, “Considering the
          text, history and structure of the Constitution, these appointments were
          invalid from their inception.”

          ■Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution reserves for Congress
          alone the power to declare war, yet Barack Obama authorized the use of military
          force in Libya without Congressional approval.

          ■Barack Obama violated Habeas Corpus by signing into law the
          National Defense Authorization Act, which allows the government to detain
          United States citizens without a trial.

          ■Barack Obama has consistently refused to allow States to
          enforce immigration law.

          ■Barack Obama ignored the WARN Act just before the election,
          telling companies he would reimburse them for their trouble if they would hold
          off on issuing pink slips until after Election Day.

          ■Barack Obama refused to prosecute New Black Panther Party
          members who disenfranchised voters in Pennsylvania.

          ■Barack Obama oversaw the huge “Fast and Furious” Operation and
          subsequent cover-up, an illegal operation meant to gain support for gun control
          that led to the deaths of several Americans. Truly, Obama and Holder are guilty
          of being “accessories to murder.”

          ■Barack Obama stood idly by while our Libyan ambassador and
          three other brave Americans were killed in Benghazi. He didn’t want to act
          before voters went to the polls; so he let our countrymen die.

          ■Barack Obama committed “High Treason” by the aiding and
          abetting of our enemy, The Muslim Brotherhood.
          He gave $1.3 BILLION of taxpayer money, 20 F-16 Fighter jets, and over
          200 Sherman tanks to the Muslim Brotherhood which is tightly aligned with Al

          The current scandalous spying atrocities committed by Barack
          Obama not withstanding…

          How ObamaCare is not only unconstitutional but illegally bypasses
          Congress, infringes on states’ rights, and marks an unprecedented and
          unauthorized expansion of IRS power.

          How Obama has sidestepped Congress and already granted largely
          unreported de facto amnesty for millions of illegal aliens using probably
          illicit interagency directives and executive orders.

          How the Obama administration recklessly endangered the public by
          releasing from prison 36,000+ criminal illegal aliens at a rate far beyond what is
          publicly known.

          The president’s personal role in the September 11, 2012 Benghazi
          attacks, with new evidence about what was transpiring at the U.S. mission prior
          to the assaults – possibly impeachable activities in and of themselves.

          Illicit edicts on gun control actions in addition to the deadly “Fast
          and Furious” gun-running operation intended, the book shows, to collect
          fraudulent gun data.

          From “fusion centers” to drones to alarming Department of Homeland
          Security power grabs, how U.S. citizens are fast arriving at the stage of
          living under a virtual surveillance regime.

          New evidence of rank corruption, cronyism and possible impeachable
          offenses related to Obama’s first term “green” funding adventures misusing
          public funds.

          · How Obama has
          weakened America both domestically and abroad by emboldening our enemies,
          tacitly supporting a Muslim Brotherhood revolution, spurning our allies, and
          minimizing the threat of Islamic fundamentalism.

          And…the unconstitutional legislating from the Executive Office
          (Obama) by revising Obamacare. A law cannot be rewritten or revised without first
          going before Congress.

          Outright lying to the American public about Obamacare…not only
          about keeping your plan and doctor PERIOD,
          but the BS about it saving people on the average $2500 per year, when in
          reality it will cost on the average $7500 more per year. And deductibles? In millions of cases, it will go from $2500 to $12,500! And now, 52 more
          unconstitutional changes to the law of the land – rewriting Obamacare usurping
          the power of Congress. Obama cannot arbitrarily change LAWS of the land without going through Congress.

          Release of Gitmo terrorists without Congressional notification.

          Complete refusal to uphold Federal Immigration Laws. Instead, he sues States that attempt to enforce Federal Immigration Laws- all to add future Democrat welfare-dependent voters.

          You can now add the “deal” which Obama implemented with Iran – the “deal” is a
          “treaty” any way you cut it; hence, according to the Constitution, only Congress can initiate a treaty.

        3. Tiger says

          You know what he meant. And this article on O’s not vetting process is what he was talking about also.

      2. Tiger says

        Try looking up who vetted O and you will play heck finding any information on it.

      3. Tiger says
    2. MAHB001 says

      Who says Pelosi was actually voted in.
      Democrats in CA count the votes and nobody questions the results…

      1. supergun says

        I would not doubt it. There is so much lawlessness in America now. The democrats interpret the law too their liking.

    3. OSAMA OBAMA says

      And idolizing a murderous, illegal alien.

      1. OldRockerguy says

        Good Point!!! We should triple that number for their “Sanctuary City” B.S.

      2. 1EdMeadows83 says

        You sully every site you post on with your remarkable stupidity!

        1. OSAMA OBAMA says

          Thank you, you vapid, repetitious slug. Frisco is a sanctuary city! They invite illegal aliens to take refuge there. Their D.A. had this to say about the illegal alien that murdered a young white woman, “This very well could be a completely accidental discharge of a firearm,” defense attorney Matt Gonzalez said.”…… Even though the gun discharged three times! So mr. ed, spew forth with your profound , scholarly vitriol.

          1. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Well Mister Obama, I won’t stoop to your level of discourse but I will ask you, If you are ever on trial for murder, would you want your defense attorney blurting out, “Yeah, Obama did it! He hauled off and shot the bitch 5 times, but I ask you to find him Not Guilty!” ? Somehow, I don’t think so.

          2. Getter2 says

            Yup, give a mexican a muffin, right?

          3. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Right! Absolutely! Now if I just knew what you’re talking about!

          4. Getter2 says

            LOL. it’s a story I used to read to my kids about giving a moose a muffin, then he wants jelly and so on, bottom line was he got one thing and then wanted more freebies.

          5. OSAMA OBAMA says

            Forgive Mr. Ed, he has no horse sense.

          6. OSAMA OBAMA says

            Mr. Ed is too stupid to get the gist of that story! LOMAO!!

          7. OSAMA OBAMA says

            Of course Mr. Ed, give the illegal alien the benefit of the doubt. Now, ask the father, whose arms she died in, how he feels……Being in the groovy shit hole of America, Frisco,he probably said, “He just wanted a better life”.

          8. David Kledzik says

            The Steinles were on capital hill yesterday with their attorney, and were calling for stricter immigration laws. And also were saying that sanctuary cities must be banned. They were also on the O’Reilly factor talking about it and O’Reilly brought up something called Kate’s Bill to take to D.C. the Steinles said if it even saved one life it would be worth it. Now I think O’Reilly is a blowhard but this has nothing to to with him and everything to do with Kate Steinle.

          9. OSAMA OBAMA says

            If an attorney ever said, “Yeah, Obama did it! He hauled off and shot the bitch 5 times” I am sure for once, he’d be right!…….Three shots are accidental?

          10. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Yeah Mr. Obama, I forgot. Misogyny is one of the precepts of Regressivism. You have to despise women to be a good Regressive.

          11. OSAMA OBAMA says

            Too bad you leftists wouldn’t know how to satisfy a woman, feed her , protect her….you’d just call 911.LMAO!!

          12. Drawer22 says

            @1EdMeadows83 – And yet, misogynistically, your characterize a young woman as a “bitch,” noting in error that when OSAMA OBAMA quotes *you,* doing so is misogynistic. Eddie, m’boy, you are one twisted puppy!

            De Oppresso Liber

          13. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Yeah, when I’m in the presence of cretins my anger sometimes gets the best of me. I apologize to any of your mistresses if I offended them.

          14. Drawer22 says

            @1EdMeadows83 – Though my mistresses remain unoffended by your ungenteel behavior, I became offended that you would offend them. Once it became apparent that we were reading the rantings of a disadvantaged proglibiotroll, we all had a wonderful time laughing at your cretinous postings. Thank you for the entertainment!

            Recognizing that you have difficulty controlling your unwarranted anger is the first step (other than the previous denial) toward addressing the issue. I wish you well in the anger management classes which I’d hope you’ll attend faithfully. Good luck with character improvement!

            De Oppresso Liber

          15. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Well, I’ll admit that you have sent me to the dictionary twice. I thought “proglibiotroll” was actually a word I was unfamiliar with but no, the word does not exist in the English language. I even deleted the “troll” and looked up Proglibio. It appears that he is a French business man.

            Years ago, in Spokane, Washington, there was a young man named Fred Coe. He didn’t like his given name so he began calling himself Kevin Coe. Well. Fred soon had another name, The South Hill Rapist. He loved using very large words in ordinary conversations, Words like “epistemologically”. He barely had a high school education – never attempted to go further. He considered himself a gifted writer and tried constantly to have some of his effort published but to no avail. One thing he was particularly good at was raping young women in the exclusive South Hill section of Spokane. Fred was ultimately captured and convicted. He served his term but was then sent to a mental institution for the rest of his life. You can read his story here: Son: A Psychopath and his Victims, by the crime author, Jack Olsen.

            Why did I think of this? I suppose because Fred Coe loved using big words.

          16. Drawer22 says

            1EdMeadows83 – A common character flaw of those who decry the use of exacting phraseology is the attempt to denigrate others who have superior vocabularial skills. See your therapist for confirmation of this, as a singular likening to one criminal is akin to globalizing from a fatally flawed premise.

            Words are commonly bastardized and combined to indicate various traits. I’ll help you to decrypt that which you are admittedly incapable of deciphering:
            ►prog: Progressive (A term suggested by Saul Alinsky to promote a provenly flawed philosophy.)
            ►lib: Liberal (A term co-opted by “Progressives” to indicate that which they are not; another Alinskyism.)
            ►iot: Allusion to idiocy, which is characteristic of those who voluntarily subscribe to progressivism and/or liberalism.
            ►[t]roll: A term characterizing those who follow blogs for the purpose of disrupting threads of conversation, such as you have averred of yourself.

            Glad I was able to help your understanding, and thank you for the crime information, a detailed interest of which you have in spades.

            Sic semper tyrannis.

          17. OSAMA OBAMA says

            It’s your ilk that are offended, like the sissy girls you are.

          18. Upward Trend says

            You’re just not normal are you? You defend the deplorable illegal and have no heart for the woman or her family. Go live in San Francisco.

          19. Paula says

            Osama Obama: I know you don’t need me to help you…I just wanted to add about California being a sanctuary state: during the border crisis, Gov. Brown reportedly vowed “to find ways to shorten long waits at the Tijuana-San Diego international border crossing,” saying, “If we can put a man on the moon, we can put a man from Mexico to California in 20 minutes.” ( Feb 25, 2015 OblameO called illegals. Americans in Waiting)

            According to the Los Angeles Times (Aug 2014), while introducing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who said America is “the other Mexico,” Brown “spoke about the interwoven histories of Mexico and California.” He “nodded to the immigrants in the room, saying it didn’t matter if they had permission to be in the United States.”

            “You’re all welcome in California,” Brown reportedly said.

            Brown has made California a sanctuary state by signing the Trust Act and giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. He has also expanded financial aid to illegal immigrants by signing the California DREAM Act. Peña Nieto reportedly “thanked state officials for embracing foreigners, citing measures that extend state benefits to immigrants.” (Nieto left out: something Mexico would NEVER do)

            Accidental discharge of a firearm…. I found nothing that said a handgun can consecutively discharge 3 times (in a row…..boom boom boom). Maybe the first one, but numbers 2 & 3 would need someone to pull the trigger.

            I think the California Communists cannot say this illegal purposely killed that young woman … if they did…they would be admitting Trump was right!

          20. OSAMA OBAMA says

            It is inconceivable that we have sunk so low in Marxifornia and the nation. I suppose that it is an indication that our people are indeed SHEEPLE. God bless and keep Kathryn Steinle and her family and may GOD DAMN Gov. Brown and the city fathers of the shitty of FRISCO.

          21. Drawer22 says

            @OSAMA OBAMA – “Frisco” is not a city within the borders of the Sovereign Soviet Socialist Republik of Kalifornikatistan (KA). I believe the sewer to which you refer is San Francisco, a city which was formerly respected as being “The City.” (I was a LEO at the other end of the longest bridge in the world, that terminating in Fairyland.)

            De Oppresso Liber

          22. OSAMA OBAMA says

            Nah! It will now, ALWAYS be FRISCO to me!

          23. Drawer22 says

            @OSAMA OBAMA – Then be careful of guys like me who, when asked for directions to Frisco, told them how to get on I-5S and just look for the sign, as I was sure they must have meant “Fresno.” It was either that or tell them they couldn’t get there from here!

            Sic semper tyrannis.

          24. OSAMA OBAMA says

            Screw FRISCO, and all of the lefty pansies that infest it.

          25. Drawer22 says

            @OSAMA OBAMA – As to your directive that I have sexual congress with any or all of the resident scum of the subject city, I shall decline the invitation, not wanting anything of mine to fall off as a result of rampant STDs/STIs there.

            As to the quoted news, no one would see a doubtful expression on my face.

            De Oppresso Liber

          26. OSAMA OBAMA says


          27. Drawer22 says

            @OSAMA OBAMA – 🙂

            De Oppresso Liber

    4. 83footsailor says

      The ** WICKED WITCH of the WEST ** PELOSI – – needs to wake up to what is happening around her.
      She has not learned ECONOMICS 101 yet – if prices go up here – they will go up over there also to compensate for higher costs of doing business . ///////////////////////////////////

      1. 1EdMeadows83 says

        Of course no Democratic politician can possibly be as smart as you, right?

        1. David Kledzik says

          Maybe as smart, but definitely more crooked

        2. OSAMA OBAMA says

          How would you , if you could even conceive a child, feel if a four time felon was set free, in your pigsty of a sanctuary shitty, and MURDERED YOUR PRECIOUS CHILD….Oh, that’s right, you probably aborted your daughter.

          1. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Some idiocies are worth responding to.

          2. OSAMA OBAMA says

            Yours are not.

        3. Upward Trend says

          Nope! Because most Democrats follow Keynesian economics and the rise of communism. Failing philosophies. That Mr Ed. is stupid! That automatically makes them crooks. So, you follow crooks. We see how you are!

          1. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I’ve about given up on educating you cretins that communism, as a political stance, is all but non-existent in America. Stick with simple Socialism could be closer because the Americans who are still able to think recognize that Socialism is the answer to the long winter we have endured since Ronald Reagan was President. You see how I are? Well, how are I?

          2. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I’ve about given up on educating you cretins that communism, as a political stance, is all but non-existent in America. Stick with simple Socialism! That might be closer because the Americans who are still able to think recognize that Socialism is the answer to the long winter we have endured since Ronald Reagan was President. You see how I are? Well, how are I?

          3. OSAMA OBAMA says


          4. Drawer22 says

            @OSAMA OBAMA – Yes, 1EdMeadows83 is laughably entertaining ─ and it’s free!

            De Oppresso Liber

        4. OSAMA OBAMA says

          What does Pusslossi care about us?????

    5. sox83cubs84 says

      Just 14%? With SF alo being a sanctuary city that protected an illegal immigrant who married an American citizen, I’d make ’em pay 50% more!

    6. Bob Hewitt says

      make that 100% more for that ugly stupid piece of crap.

      1. OSAMA OBAMA says

        Who, Pusslosi??, Boxcar??, or FRUMPstein.? Geez, libTURD women are frikken mugly!!

        1. Bob Hewitt says

          All the above, they are all sub human.

    7. Jack says

      You are flying Sheriff Joe’s Flag??

      1. OSAMA OBAMA says

        We can’t fly flags anymore!

        1. Jack says


    8. Alan404 says

      They have sent her more than once, as I remember..

  3. James Andrews says

    Of course trhey did….same will follow elsewhere….liberals don’t understand simple economics!

    1. william russell says

      liberal always know how to spend other peoples money until it runs out.

      1. Kortiak says

        Yes you are right, somehow there are as many liberal over Million holders a there are Republicans, they Give more money to the cause than Republicans, I would ay at least
        2 to1, why do they give, obviously the government contacts keep them in business.

    2. Huffer says

      OH, but they do! Look at the end agenda and you’ll see that failure of the free enterprise system is the target. Agenda 21, NWO, Illuminati, etc. The average (“I want it for free”) liberal on the street is being duped and they are too ignorant of economics and good work ethics to understand that the way to real happiness is to earn it. That is what soothes the inner soul of moral people.

      1. Getter2 says


      2. James Andrews says

        Good post……

  4. peter says

    When the government steps in disaster occurs

    1. Ddenney1 says

      I am from the government and I am here to help!!! Oh NNNNOOOOO!!!!

      1. A natural born American says

        Thank you for the laugh. I almost cried it was so funny. You sound like my own kids. They’re ALWAYS pointing out the folly of ‘incapable of critical thinking/rational thought’ liberals. They have a room full of guests falling of their seats, howling with wet your pants laughter every time. We all have such a hard time trying to figure how anyone smart enough to get into college can come out so stupid!

        1. Michael Dennewitz says

          Wow!! Sounds exactly like a damned liberal!! Sheesh!!

      2. stop the lieberals says

        Is that you Mr bill? Lmao

  5. Lisabelle says

    Been boycotting Chipolte for over 2 years. Guess, I will continue to make my own burritos at home.

    1. RobbieSDA says

      Why have you been boycotting Chipotle?

      1. Lance troupe says

        Because they are also a gun free zone, and that is what keeps me from buying a burrito there.

        1. SouthernPatriot says

          Just went into the Chipotle restaurant in my nearest town for lunch today for the first time. Open carry is the law in my state and I saw several open carry deputies in the place, along with numerous guys with rifles and shotguns prominently displayed in the back windows of their trucks, so I knew my open carry Glock would not be a problem, and it wasn’t. If it was, I also have a concealed carry and have that on person as well.

      2. Billy says

        I used to love Chipotle but I am with Lisabelle. I refuse to pay $7.00 for a burrito. Haven’t been to Chipotle in over a year. There are limits to everything and I think Chipotle has over-reached at $7.00 per burrito. I won’t be going back.

    2. hangem'high says

      I thought California had regulation on preparing food at home, like you just can’t do it!
      If not, Sounds like the big fast food restraints can get the peoples representative to get something passed so “we the people” have to eat out, like the old time soup kitchens in Russia!

    3. whoselineisitanyway says

      They’re most likely better anyway, don’t you think?

  6. supergun says

    The liberal office holders (not leaders) are a reflection of its voters. When the stupid outnumber the American Citizens, then our Nation will be jeopardized.

    1. maxx says

      It should be “When the stupid outnumber the intelligent American Citizens, then our Nation will be jeopardized”. I’m afraid we are there NOW.

      1. supergun says

        The last 6 years billions of dollars of destruction from obumer. We will know for sure to your statement in the up and coming election. If hillary is elected, you can kiss our a$$ goodbye. I am not worried about hillary,~~~~~just the people that live amongst us that would elect someone like hillary.

        1. Getter2 says

          How can so many people who claim to be Americans or patriots still vote for that American deserting, patriot killing whore? didn’t you all see her comments about benghazi? only 4 people who cares? what kind of a killing machine will she become if she ever becomes commander in chief of our Honorable Military?. our soldiers won’t stand a chance, she’ll send them all to slaughter. if you democraps have family in the military, you better think of their safety instead of her lies.

          1. supergun says

            The down fall of our Nation will not be people like hillary, even though people like her are destroyers~~~~~it will be the people that live amongst us that put her in office. Look at kalifornia, chicago, baltimore, and nyc to see the proof.

      2. Getter2 says

        we hit that spot in 2008. look who won that election.

    2. Billy says

      You are correct but in case you haven’t noticed, that has already happened. With the STUPID and the CORRUPT running things we are damned near doomed to be “Greece II”.

    3. Mark Lahti says

      Outnumbered is not necessary. How did 2% or less of the population get the SC to create a totally new freedom? Numbers are not necessary anymore. I guess it is turning into that old “it’s not who you know that counts as much as who you b___.

    4. Getter2 says

      That is by far the smartest post I’ve read on here yet. you are so right.

  7. tax man says

    Amazing how this works! I know if you have to pay $15 an hour you are not hiring kids worth $5 an hour, so perhaps you need a Masters Degree to work there now. Or at least a Bachelors Degree. Minimum wage is for minimum skills – it should be market driven not politician driven. More automation will replace minimum wage workers in fast food – soon you will just have a manager and many machines taking orders and cooking the food.

    1. TPM says

      This may be the progressive’s plan. They want everyone on unemployment, so they depend on government checks. These whack job politicians won’t be happy until the US looks like Greece, Argentina & Venezuela. More government = less freedom.

      1. maxx says

        You are right. This has been the socialists plan since about 1850. Starting in the 1960’s when the “free love” generation exploded and the drug induced life style with it socialism really took hold of society. It has steadily grown into what we witness every day. “If it feels good do it because somebody else will pay for it”.

      2. Billy says

        We are a year, possibly two years out from being Greece now.

        1. Getter2 says

          Nope, we’re months away. Obummer and his lap dogs did a great job devalueing the dollar now.

    2. maxx says

      The government should NEVER have been allowed to get into the wage setting business like most other powers they have just taken without Constitutional approval.

    3. Texas Woman says

      Amen to that! But liberals just don’t get simple economics. Too much consumption of legal (or illegal) pot and kool aid.

  8. Mike Failla says


  9. MILES E DRAKE says

    It is clear that the real purpose of minimum wage escalation is to put private concerns out of business or to generate public anger against private businesses, with the intention of nationalizing them eventually. This is straight out of the East German playbook, and was how the private sector was taken down in the 1940s. This no doubt reflects the influence of Frank Marshal Davis on Obama, Soetoro, Soebarakh, Frank Marshal Davis Jr. or whatever his name really is, and the teachings of Wellesley Marxists imbibed by his chosen successor. Prosperity will not come from endless raising of the minimum wage followed by price increases (and eventually layoffs, too) but from tearing Obammunism out by the roots.

    1. maxx says

      I love your word “Obammunism”. Mind if I use it occasionally?

    2. whoselineisitanyway says

      Personally I would prefer to tear Obama into pieces. A drawn and quartered despot cannot do anything.

  10. Ddenney1 says

    Duh!!!! This is what happens when government INTERFERS with the market!!! EVERYBODY with an once of intelligent thought knew this!!! What the left seems oblivious too is when income increases EVERYTHING goes up proportionately and wipes out any implied gain!!! Free market is regulated by the consumer and stays consistent!!! BUT once again facts has nothing to do with UTOPIA!!!! The Demon Rats MUST pray to the god of all liberals that people stay uninformed!!

  11. johnanaguski says

    Who cares never ate there never will.

  12. Michael Dennewitz says

    Ha! Now the song will read: I LEFT MY FART, IN SAN FRANCISCO. Liberals sure have to learn the hard way, eh?

  13. David C. Telliho says

    The insanity of the Communist, can never understand what system actually feeds and supports them with housing. ie; the Capitalist. They(liberals), are self destructive. They desire a world free of that ‘greedy’ capitalist. Never realizing that when alone, the Socialist/Communist/progressive/liberal, could never produce a candle or a pencil. Let alone, feed themselves.

    1. Michael Dennewitz says

      You hit that nail right on the head!

    2. A natural born American says

      Remember how they panicked and almost went on a rampage when a computer glitch delayed delivery of their food stamps? What do you think will happen when the libs turn this country totally socialist? The honest, hard working people will then be FORCED to continue working so the government can tax them at a rate that will force them to choose between feeding their own families and keeping all the things they worked hard to provide for their families. Like housing.

      1. Kortiak says

        Not if all of us go on the dole

        1. A natural born American says

          That’s just it, those of us who already HAVE jobs won’t be ALLOWED to quit them to collect welfare. Unless we go on welfare before the ‘changing of the guards’ figuratively speaking.

          Those of us who HAVE jobs will effectively become the slaves first, for the welfare recipients then, once the minions/parasites are deemed an expensive waste of money by the ‘progressive’ politicians in power, the working class will become the main support of the powers that be and their sycophants. You’ve read your history books. Who ALWAYS gets to live like kings and queens in a socialist society while the general populace suffers?

          The minions delusionally believe that THEY will become the prince and princesses of the ‘new’ world. Not so. The sycophants will become the princes and princesses. The true darlings of the progressive regime will be the people who earn accolades AND millions with their innate talents. There’s nothing talented, or noteworthy, about sitting on your butt eating bonbons watching the kardashians on reality TV, or standing in a group holding signs denigrating your fellow citizens.

    3. Kortiak says

      Somehow the liberals do not learn from history.

    4. Texas Woman says

      Socialism only works until there are no more rich people.

      1. David C. Telliho says

        I heartily agree ! That`s what I meant by them being self destructive. They are also totally dishonest. They make the claim of caring so much for the so called under privileged, blaming the wealthy, creating class warfare. All for power and control and all the money. They have no imagination either. They use the same methods over & over again in every country. In Vietnam, we were allowed to paint Sat Cong on our cannon. I`ve had it on the tail gate of my pick up. Cops followed me around. I broke no laws, they never stopped me. Probably to-day, the Obamanista`s would take offense. Think I might paint it on again.

  14. william russell says

    Hey just so happy to see prices going up in liberal progressive democratic cities and towns. You all voted for the bigger wages now you should be happy to pay for it in what you eat and buy. Just poetic justice.

  15. TPM says

    Where things could get even more interesting is if they raised prices at their restaurants within the corporate limits of SF, where the forced wage increases must occur, but leave them less for Chipotles with suburban locations. This could (eventually) cause fast food locations to migrate from SF to its suburbs. This would cost SF tax revenue and jobs.

  16. mike dar says

    Much larger than paying more for a sandwich, will be the necessary increase in taxation for paying 20-30xs as many public sector employees the matching ‘sandwich’ raise….
    This raise the ‘public employee’ will receive is great for the DEM party subset, public union members but has to be paid for in taxing the other- 2.33 times as many, private employees.
    This is how Chicago and Detroit is going the way of the Dinosaur… to stupid to survive.

  17. Patriot47 says

    Too many morons on the left coast.

    1. David Kledzik says

      Seems that way in California and in Seattle, but take the big cities out of the equation and maybe the rest can breathe. Now if were talking about just the coastal states then yes, morons. But inner states like Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, not so much, they are more fiscally responsible. Seems California on the west coast and New York and D.C. on the east coast are all one and the same.

      1. Getter2 says

        Oh dear lord, I am ashamed to be cast in with all these asswhipes here in California. but you folks are right. Californians don’t do justice to the voting system. they are too damn stupid to stop voting incumbents. Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein and the scumbag list goes on. california deserves to be banned from voting, due to mass ignorance. we screw up the whole country with our liberal ass kissing politicians. I am truly so very sorry America. my state is a cesspool of political scum. I am NOT staying here when I retire. I hate this part of mexico with a passion. will someone please start a donation for me so I can get out before you all close the borders out of here. and I hope y’all do close the borders in and out of California or you’re doomed too.

  18. Larry says

    Why are we letting this president destroy this country is what I don’t get.
    Raise the wages for unskilled jobs,it raises the cost . People quit eating out workers get laid off
    More people with their hands out living off those who work.
    All bad things come from Washington and California it seems

    1. Getter2 says

      I’m in California and I hate this part of mexico, hell our elected officials are predominately mexican now and our Governor moonbeam is in cahoots with the bastards and even signed into law a bill that directly violates the federal immigration laws. my tax dollars are now being used to protect illegal immigrant children from being deported BACK to their families. and since they can’t be separated from their parents. it obviously means the parents now have a free pass to america too. so my unhappy ass is taking my retirement money out of california and I pray the last AMERICAN to leave california will bring out the american flag.

  19. Francisco Machado says

    If the result of a program mandated by government is predictable, it is not unreasonable to assume that the predictable result was the intended result. It only remains to deduce the government’s goal in creating that result, and it invariably will not have a denouement the benefits of which outweigh the deficits. The greater the impact of government control on the natural balance of economics, the less well the economic system works.

  20. Jack the Rooster says

    They’re a Liberal establishment. They ban guns. I don’t eat there. Hope they go out of business.

    1. David Kledzik says

      Yes they are, and they do ban guns, thats why I dont eat there. And now they raise prices, alot probably will go under.

      1. Jack the Rooster says

        One can only hope. They can take Starbucks, Ben and Jerry’s, Macy’s, and a slew of others who decided to not remain apolitical straight to hell with them.

  21. disqus_CeZmTpgh9W says

    One only has to look at Germany post WW1. You took your money to the store in a wheelbarrow and your purchases home in your pocket!

  22. dcfla says


  23. greyfox says

    These companies should be forced to pay 50.00 ans hour, that would drive them out of business and the government could take over and run them. They seem to know everything maybe they would know how to make a success out of a business losing money. Not to worry tax payers have lots of money. The answer to everything is simply…….wait for it………………More government.

  24. Bob Barton says

    The zombie apocalypse is here folks.

  25. Huffer says

    Putting aside the end agenda of the Illuminati controlled politicians for a moment, politicians cannot grasp adult mathematics and logic. They’re able to just raise their wages, legally or through the perks of their position, so do not even consider where the money comes from. I would guess that 90% of their time in government jobs, they are trying to figure what would bring themselves more wealth, luxury, power, sexual gratification, and buying friends!
    The other 10% of their time is spent duping the public with lies!!!

    1. Getter2 says

      We the people are to blame for how the politicians are, we keep voting them back in; regardless of the damage done to us. we can banter all we want about them and their corruption, but it won’t change how they act unless we stop voting 2 party and stop voting incumbents. We the people have allowed this to happen and We are the only ones who can stop what we did. we have to change the man in the mirror.

  26. terryk says

    Don’t mind the extra cost as long as it goes to employee wages not company profits.

  27. joe says

    Scumbags at chipolte were outspoken advocates of the min wage hike, at the same time they announced that all cashiers will be automated out of jobs by 2016 so of course they had to make themselves look good by cheering on the obmarats idea knowing they would just eliminate the jobs where this would cost them money.

  28. stadalberts says

    Well, here we go……

  29. James Maxwell says

    Wait till they have to bring in robots or automation to replace the low skilled employees in order
    to remain profitable in the market place. I can see it now another drive up window box speaker
    at your table and crappy sound system so they can garble your order. No more waiters and watresses
    to take your order and bring it to you. There will be a trolley cart that will roll up to your table with your
    order on it. Probably the only human you will see will be the clean up person who removes the
    dishes from your table and cleans it for the next customer. I bet they will replace many of the cooks and your food will come prepackaged. All they will do is open, put on a platter, heat and serve.

  30. JoJoViolet says

    I would like to see quotes or links to the ‘outraged liberals’. I support min wage hikes and know that prices will increase as a result. I am okay with that. Also, the minimum wage increase was way more than 14% but prices don’t need to go up at the same rate as wage increases. Payroll is generally under 40% of operating costs so do the math.
    Also, the effect on the economy in areas with min wage increases has NOT been detrimental, it has been the exact opposite.

    1. M.A.Rue says

      Based on your comments, I assume you’re not a business owner. When the media bellows about “profit” that companies make, they conveniently leave out if it’s net or gross profit…they probably don’t know the difference.

      1. JoJoViolet says

        I was an accountant for small businesses for 30+ years. I know the difference between net profit and gross revenue.

        1. Getter2 says

          Was that the DeLorean motor company you accounted for?

  31. maxx says

    Just another but expected reaction from the brainless liberals that think money grows on trees and actions don’t have consequences. Soon in order to hold prices down liberals will be begging for price freezes and when that drives businesses out of business the government will take them over like they did with GM. All part of the socialist agenda. By the way GM still hasn’t repaid it bailout $$$.

    1. J_in_TX says

      By the way GM still hasn’t repaid it bailout $$$. They never will. They have been let off the hook by Obama, just like he has let Sharpton off the hook for his taxes.

  32. peanut butter says

    Who didn’t KNOW this was going to happen? I can’t wait to pay five dollars for a McDouble!

  33. Mark Clemens says

    Get use to this. The reason for fast food joints and all low skilled wage jobs will go up, because of our lack of tariffs. That allows manufacturing jobs to go outside of our borders, to the lowest labor wages. The trade treaties we have entered since 1992 have costed us around 7,000,000 jobs that paid $12 or more a hour. The TPP will send around 4,000,000 jobs to Asia. Those displaced workers have mortgages, car notes, utility bills, ect. Fast Food, Retail are the new manufacturing wage type of jobs.
    Every time Donald Trump starts talking about our poor trade policies, the MSM starts changing the subject back to “Mexico does not send it’s best citizens, just murders, rapist, thieves, ect…”
    Look how CNN Demonize him. All of the paid for republican presidential candidates are scared shitless of Trump. They know he OWES NO political pac, or lobby for favors. On the August debate, they know he’s going to tell the truth, about how these trade treaties have robbed our economy and treasury.
    This is a distraction to keep Mr. Trump from telling The People what is really wrong w/the USA.
    You know why its so important for us to TPP? It’s not like Paul Ryan says, most of the consumers are out side of out borders…. Lies, Lies,Lies.
    In South East Asia the common wage is around fifty cents a hour. How many $1500 ice boxes will Whirlpool sell over there? Maybe 100 a year?
    The main reason for the TPP, is because the Chinese workers want $3 a hour. So big biz wants to move and exploit cheap communist labor.

    1. Getter2 says

      Well in Mr. Ryans defense; he probably has never had to call for tech support for his computer. and since he belongs to corporate america he is telling the truth about HIS borders, corporate america has NO borders. wherever labor is cheapest is still in their borders.

      1. Mark Clemens says

        Well get ready for the $10 Big Mac.
        We have to assemble them here in the USA. Are you loven’ it now????

  34. gerald Hughes says

    Imagine that, their wage costs went 14%, then their prices went up 14%, who would have thought it
    An increase in minimum wage , without a corresponding increase in productivity, is welfare.
    Article on Fox, this morning about anew hotel that just opened on Japan, 3 people work in it, the rest are robots.
    Maybe you cretins in the liberal dem bloodsucking party, would like to raise the pay for the robots too

    1. J_in_TX says

      Saw a news story the other night on a restaurant in China. They are experimenting with robotic waiters.

      1. gerald Hughes says

        Yep, I was in a Applebys in a smatl own in southern KY, it already had computer terminals wired to each table and you ordered from the terminal, had a bottle of beer was talkng to one of the bar tenders, they had terminated 13 people when they put them in.

  35. Billy says

    I stopped going to Chipotle months ago. Their prices (for what you get) is to expensive already. Stupid Liberals are destroying everything in their path.

  36. RufusVonDufus says

    Is everyone in California brain dead or is there at least one conservative there somewhere.

    1. Getter2 says

      I’m here! I am doing my damndest to fight back the scurge of stupidity that has taken a strong foothold here. I am tempted to take the American flag out with me when I retire out of this part of mexico, since there don’t appear to be any more real Americans here now.

  37. hangem'high says

    Not to give them any ideas, but maybe they can make it so the deprived can use their welfare cards at fast food restraints!

  38. Jon's On says

    It’s obvious that the people in San Francisco have a intelligence problem. First they elect nutjobs like Nancy Pelosi then vote for a minimum wage increase. How stupid can you be. Those jobs weren’t meant to support someone. They are for students and the like to get a start with a job. It won’t be long before a hamburger in SF will be $30. Enjoy you dumb asses! Where’s that big one when you need it?

  39. ONLYJB1 says

    WOW, it seems as though the Conservatives warned of this outcome. Well, sure as heck it is happening! Amazing, right? No, just TRUTH!
    Wait for 2016. When the entire obamacare bill rolls out! Watch what happens. Brick and mortar businesses will fall to the wayside with flies hovering the dead! Unemployment figures will skyrocket! Once again, these are TRUTHS of the conservative group! Will you believe them this time? You will once the TRUTH slaps you upside the head!
    Then, when we see the bailouts for the insurance companies, the TRUTH must come home!

  40. Drake Travis says

    liberals, who are only liberal with other people’s money, do not understand how the world works, nor the economy, nor business, nor do they educate properly (which is double nuts since they flock to education since they can’t do anything productive) – yes, they have messed up education since JFK and before, they do not understand the military nor the need for it. Can they all just please go away somewhere?

  41. Gary Hanks says

    Intelligent, free thinking people are in the minority now, in a country where now the minority rules. Lets do like the minority and take this country back from the politians we put in by mistake and limit the terms of those we don’t feel are doing their jobs as we wanted them to and were promised they would

    1. Getter2 says

      Dude, in California, common sense is a super power. not many supermen here.

  42. OSAMA OBAMA says

    Screw Chipotle! The food sucks and they quickly jumped on the leftist “GUN FREE ZONE ” garbage scow.

  43. OSAMA OBAMA says

    Maybe if Shitpotle’s workers were worth $15.00 per hour,……….

    1. kbfallon says

      nobody working in one of these fast food places is worth more than ten bucks an hour —tops.

  44. Clay Fitzgerald says

    I don’t know much about Chipotle… whether or not the food is any good or if the prices they charge are a good value for what they serve. The main reason I don’t patronize Chipotle is the anti-firearms policy for the business. But, I do agree with the fact that Chipotle is raising prices based on the cost of doing business in high cost locales like SF; it’s totally justified and not as if the liberal meatheads, who don’t have a basic understanding of economics and financial matters, were not warned that such dramatic increases in minimum wage laws of 50+% would have such an affect on prices, fringe benefits, working hours and actual employment rates. But there’s no arguing with leftist morons!

  45. mickeymike2 says

    Price increases are not important to our “Representatives.” They just vote themselves more pay, bigger expense accounts and more benefits.

  46. ArizonaMilitiaDotCom says

    We should force 14 percent of *all* retarded Liberal douchebags to reside within the city limits of San Francisco. Banish anyone who isn’t a Liberal and overload the city with idiots, and watch it implode on the nightly news.

    Why not? Liberals have been the infestation that has caused the utter decay of Detroit, so they should have the same effect on Frisco.

    1. Getter2 says

      I like this suggestion.

    2. Erin Dougherty says

      LOL, wow genius, you’ve got it all figured out eh? Did what happened in the auto industry have anything at all to do with Detroit’s demise? There’s lots of blame to go all around there on both sides!

      1. ArizonaMilitiaDotCom says

        The decline of the auto industry began in the 1980s, so you cannot blame Detroit’s *current* problems on that. The American auto industry has not been a significant part of Detroit’s economy for the past 20 years. That would be like continuing to blame Bush for every challenge faced during entire first term of The Zero’s regime.

        Of course the auto industry’s collapse *began* Detroit’s demise. The failure of our Fudderal Gooberment to add appropriate tariffs to imported automobiles, which were manufactured in countries that paid near-slave-labor wages, merely started the decline. That began with Jimmy Carter, and worsened under Bill and Hildebeast Clinton.

        Then the Socialist-dominated Unions drove the final nails into the coffin by insisting on terms that caused the auto manufacturers to throw up their hands and close their plants down. Most of their plants were moved to other countries, to other states, or to anywhere else that WASN’T fracking Detroit. THAT plan worked out so well, didn’t it?

        Every Detroit city government that followed was predominately Democrat, which is to say Socialist in nature and in practice. Every policy and program that they have put into place have only made the Detriot problem steadily worse. After twenty years, no one in Detriot can claim any legitimacy by continuing to blame the *absence* of the Detroit auto industry, which was driven into near-oblivion by a combination of unfair overseas competiton and Union greed over twenty years ago. That is blaming someone who isn’t even around anymore, and who is never, ever, EVER coming back.

        My point is that Libtards are absolutely, positively, 100 percent to blame for the *current* state of Detroit. Regardless of what began its decline, the Libtards did everything possible to accelerate that decline into an avalanche. The current state of Detroit is due either to the LIbtard’s malfeasance or their incompetence, take your pick.

        Comparing similar-sized cities around the world, Hiroshima comes to mind. Rebuilt after the atomic bomb was dropped on it in 1945, it is today a modern, beautiful city. Detroit, meanwhile, looks like the bomb was just dropped on it yesterday. In fact, dropping a nuke on Detroit today would actually improve it significantly.

        The bomb that was dropped on it may have been atomic, but Hiroshima, like the rest of Japan, has no such things as Welfare, Unemployment Insurance, WIC, AFDC, or EBT cards. If you are able-bodied, you either work or you starve. If you have children, they either starve or they go into the care of the state and the parents lose all parental rights. It is harsh, it is unforgiving, it has zero empathy, and it has been 100 percent successful. And there has been zero rioting, looting, or arson in Hiroshima as a result of these requirements, because the Japanese people have not been taught to feel “entitled”.

        My hat is off to the Japanese for dealing with their dead weight population in exactly the correct way.

        The bomb that was dropped on Detroit was Libtard stupidity, and the fallout persists to this day. Instead of nurturing a culture of self-reliance, independence, and a good work ethic, the Libtards have inculcated a sense of entitlement, scorn, and dependence upon government handouts into all of their victims. There are families in Detroit that not only never worked for the auto industry, but have no familial history or living memory of ever having worked at anything at all, *ever*.

        Like hungry hatchlings trapped in the nest, all they know how to do is scream for more.

        By some estimates, those in Detroit living on handouts now out-number those who are
        actually working, paying taxes, and therefore providing an existence for the
        leeches. What happens when the Detroit Socialists raise taxes even more on those
        who are productive in order to continue to feed those who are not? Take a look
        around in Detroit and you can see the answer to that question.

        The productive people have been leaving Detroit in droves, following those who were smart enough to get out years ago. Anyone still living in Detroit is about as sharp as those folks on the Titanic who didn’t start looking for the lifeboats until the ice-cold water started lapping at their ankles. The outcome will be the same, the SS Detroit will continue to sink, and everyone aboard is as doomed as a snowball on Satan’s stove.

        Federal bailouts have been the only thing keeping Detroit running for years. The city is on Terminal Life Support, for God’s sake. Time to pull the plug and send them all to their Eternal Celestial Dirt Nap. If anyone productive still lives in that city, then they deserve what’s coming to them. It would not take much to get rid of Detroit, either.

        Turn off those EBT cards for a week and watch what happens. Would the hip-hopping barbarian douchebag savages demonstrate their displeasure by conducting lots and lots of peaceful marches and speeches? No, they would riot, loot, murder, rape, and burn whatever is still standing in Detroit to the ground, and then piss and moan about there not being enough liquor stores still standing.

        That outcome has become inevitable. Once it begins, just step back and watch from a distance. Food trucks would never make it to the grocery stores, so the idiots would all starve to death or kill each other in ways that would make great entertainment for Reality TV. We can get Chuck Woolery to come out of retirement as the host of the new show, “Detroit Disassembly”. (We could help the barbarian douchebags with audio Ebonics explanations of the word “Disassembly”, since they would otherwise never have any real grasp of the show, or of the irony of the title.)

        The savages bemoan their fate, but keep voting their slave masters into power. Like all Libtards, they are drooling, mouth-breathing boobs of the lowest order, who cannot figure out how to speak proper English or even how to keep their pants up above their crotches.

        “It’s called a *belt*, bitches. Google it.”

        The proof of their worth as human beings is in the state and appearance of their city. The auto industry’s collapse may have started it, but they have ridden the avalanche all the way to the bottom, hooting and flashing gang signs the entire way. They all deserve to have a nuke dropped on their heads so that the rest of us may be rid of them.

        Now go sit back down on your toilet while you have a nice, long cry and shut your cock holster.

  47. SouthernPatriot says

    I ate some tacos today at a Chipotle restaurant in a nearby town, my first time in any Chipotle. Showed up to support their common sense approach to capitalism. All the employees were working steadily and seemed to know what do do and kept a clean restaurant amidst some heavy traffic at lunch time.

    The salsa with everything fresh and with cilantro and lime and guacamole were really good.

  48. gmhunt4 says

    I hope ALL companies raise the cost at least 14%, should be 25%……California and NY deserve higher prices on everthing

    1. Getter2 says

      whoa! hold on there! we already do pay more for everything, including the food and produce grown here in our back yards. because the greed factor dictates everything be shipped out of state and the country. we are already screwed here, let’s not go too overboard with hating all of us. some of us are trying to make changes, but with so many illegals here voting in their own, it’s a serious uphill battle just to stay sane in this rats nest. now having to deal with all these illegals in california has given me a whole new respect for cockroaches.

  49. Erin Dougherty says

    *shrug* I’m “a liberal” and this didn’t surprise me. Isn’t it obvious that prices will need to reflect labor cost increases? Since when is paying someone a living wage ridiculous, as the author contends? Not sure what the point of this dumb article was.

    1. kbfallon says

      when nobody buys their product because its way overpriced and they lose the jobs they had because of it, maybe you will start to understand how businesses work……..jeeeeezzzz—–lets pay them whatever they want…liberal…haha…do you know that ..oh forget it – wasting my time.

      1. Erin Dougherty says

        kb, you miss the point. The new wage affects ALL businesses. Every business will need to determine the impact to their bottom line and adjust prices. Conservatives do love free market fairytales. They’d do away with the minimum wage altogether. No thanks, not in my country!

  50. Jim Horn says

    I have been boycotting Chipotle’s since they jumped on the gun ban bandwagon.

  51. sox83cubs84 says

    Higher prices and a ban on carrying guns inside the chain’s outlets? Both examples of liberal idiocy, and two reasons why I boycott Chipotle.

  52. says

    I’m in Houston, have never entered a Chipolte(sp?) or have planned to enter the establishment.

  53. Bob Ware says

    I just wonder when Chipotle will have to start laying off employees to be able to pay a few remaining staff to sell comically over priced food. Sure the food is good but I’d only pay what I deem reasonable, that is what I can afford to pay.

  54. Harold Sammons says


  55. jv says

    I am going to be brutally honest. This is beyond any conspiracy theory. I am going to spell it out for you ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Here it is: INFLATION IS A SCAM going back to the creation of the federal reserve! Here are the facts: No prices need to be raised. This is a force to prevent people from being free, and living and having a real life with a decent LIVING wage. That is all there is to it. I love Chipotle, but the system we have been under for many years has forced unconstitutional and immoral rules in the financial system that simply do not, and should not have to be there. End of story. And I have news for you, not every employer is going to raise prices either. Some are just under the control of the stock holders and fat cat CEO’s who don’t want to take a dip in their already over-paid salaries and monies.

  56. Bob Hewitt says

    Any one with half a brain should have known this would happen. Of course the sub human libs don’t have that much.Hope everyone of them loose their highly over paid jobs.

  57. hora says

    First get a Mexican food and put in your ass, second no one won eaten shit illegals food, and last, liberals must loose right make any business, move to Mexico.

  58. J_R_K says

    You could make the “minimum” wage 150 dollars an hour and the person working for the increased minimum wage is still going to be on the bottom rung of the economic ladder. The bigger numbers in the pay check might feel good, but the buying power does not change. The only thing that really changes after the dust settles from minimum wage hikes is that if the people who were making more than the minimum wage do not get exactly the same percentage of wage increase, then they loose buying power and are kicked down the ladder closer to, or onto the bottom rung. All that is really accomplished is that the bottom rung becomes more crowded and the middle class becomes smaller. Maybe I’m an economic idiot, but you’d think any idiot could figure that out.

  59. Niki says

    San Franciscoins You are getting what you deserve !

  60. graybuffalo says

    Surprise, surprise! What did the moron libs expect? Did they expect Chipotle to eat the loss?

  61. Dennis Derstine says

    The price increase won’t last long, the Liberals are pissed off……lol Hit them in the wallet and they scream, I never saw that coming. Can’t Chipoltle use illegals at below minimum wage and save money? I thought liberal Cali gave all that sanctuary so they could get cheap labor and more voters? Is it another Liberal program not working? No freakin way!!

  62. Gary Von Neida says

    SPEAKING ABOUT STUPID. What about, “vote for it and read it later” legislation passed over the duration of the current administration. abomination care. No on ‘bamma care

  63. Gary Von Neida says

    Bring back ELLIS ISLAND, and get a handle on new diseases.

  64. Tiger says

    Of course the prices went up and every single place in this country that is in business and forced to pay higher wages for jobs that require no special skills are going to raise their prices.

    Good grief. Anyone shocked by this is proof of not much Intelligentsia left in America.

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