I frequently go to Subway because it is convenient. I just told the manager that it seems like they have all new people. She stated that a lot of people just quit because of the 28hrs deal. However, I didn't know that because of Obamacare Subway cut the maximum number of hours employees could work. I mentioned that if the minimum wage was raised that it also might effect employees. She said that her manager said that stores will have to make do with fewer workers if it is raised to the amt. proposed. So now for the musings. It is interesting to me that in the name of helping the poor, the working poor are getting screwed. And I would assume the working poor are probably the Dems largest base and most ardent supporters. I understand that Romney appears to be an aloof elitist, and I understand that his 47% comment during the election was idiotic, but even without that comment Romney was going to lose. There are loyal Republicans and loyal Democrats, but I wonder what it takes for people to abstain from voting. Clearly, people with an understanding of economics or even personal finance can understand that many of the policies being enacted are harmful to the economy. Will all the previously working poor who are going to the unemployment lines continue to elect Dems? Perhaps they will because now they are dependent on the government. However, I wonder what the odds are of people realizing that the government made them dependent. And yes, I do realize that BI will soon tell us they are all the same. I don't care as that has nothing to do with the OP.