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Andy Puzder, Trump's Pick for Labor Secretary, is a Fast Food CEO Who Has Criticized Obamacare and the Minimum Wage

He also wants to build a fully automated, employee-free restaurant.

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Hardee's/Carl's Jr.

Andy Puzder, the CEO of the CKE Restaurant group, which owns the Hardee's and Carl's Jr. chains, will be Donald Trump's pick to serve as Secretary of Labor, according to multiple reports.

Like several of Trump's cabinet picks so far, Puzder represents a major turn away from the domestic economic policies that defined the Obama years. He's a critic of business regulation in general, and has spoken out about the negative impacts of both Obamacare and the minimum wage, which he has warned will lead to automation that puts low-wage employees out of work.

As a restaurant chain CEO, Puzder is unusually sensitive to the costs of business regulations. In 2011, he announced that he would stop all restaurant development in the state of California, where CKE is based, and instead focus on opening some 300 restaurants in Texas. California's bulk of regulations could add as much as $50,000 and two years to the cost of opening a restaurant, he told the Associated Press at the time, compared with Texas, where a restaurant could go from a lease signing to opening for business in as little as six weeks.

Puzder has also testified before Congress on multiple occasions, laying out detailed cases against Obamacare's various taxes and small-business rules, warning that the law has helped create a "restaurant recession." He's also argued that the minimum wage ends up hurting some of the nation's poorest workers by making it prohibitively expensive to hire them. In a 2014 op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, he walked readers through the typical costs of running a restaurant franchise, and explained how a higher minimum wage would threaten its viability and ability to employee workers. "The feds can mandate a higher wage," he wrote, "but some jobs don't produce enough economic value to bear the increase."

Puzder has further argued that the costs of regulation will eventually lead businesses like his to replace workers with robots and software, even he's even talked openly about his interest in trying to start an employee-free restaurant.

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"With government driving up the cost of labor, it's driving down the number of jobs," he said earlier this year, according to Business Insider. "You're going to see automation not just in airports and grocery stores, but in restaurants."

Puzder, in other words, brings a businessman's understanding of labor economics to the top job at the Department of Labor.

And he represents a sharp break with the direction labor policy had been moving during the Obama years, when support for large minimum wage hikes grew rapidly on the left, with support for a $15 federal minimum becoming close to a consensus within the Democratic party. Not surprisingly, liberal groups have already begun to criticize Puzder as a blow to the cause.

Nor is it entirely clear that Puzder is in line with Trump's views. On the campaign trail, the president elect at times said he was opposed to raising the minimum wage, but on other occasions said he favored raising it to $15 an hour.

Puzder also has at least one other view worth noting. Hardee's and Carl's Jr. are known for a series of advertisements featuring scantily clad women eating hamburgers, and he has personally defended the campaign. "I like our ads," he said to Entrepreneur. "I like beautiful women eating burgers in bikinis. I think it's very American."

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  1. Someone said there was a burger in the picture but I haven’t been able to spot it. It’s a mystery.

    1. Mystery Burger!

    2. All I see are some jugs.

      1. The burger is hidden in the kelvidge ‘tween the jugs… You hafta fish it out with your tongue… Kinda like bobbing for apples…

    3. I am feeling VERY patriotic, I mean I can almost taste it!

      1. Makes me stand and salute…In My Pants!

    4. It’s a nothingburger.

    5. A fantastic alt-text opportunity…lost. Suderman, I am bitterly disappointed and will have to speak with KMW about this.

  2. “Puzder also has at least one other view worth noting. Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. are known for a series of advertisements featuring scantily clad women eating hamburgers, and he has personally defended the campaign. “I like our ads,” he said to Entrepreneur. “I like beautiful women eating burgers in bikinis. I think it’s very American.”

    Reason enough to like the guy, right there.

    1. I concur.

    2. This!

    3. Picturing Trump as the Seinfeld version of George Steinbrenner after seeing one of those commercials. “George, I like that commercial. Get me one of those burgers, two of those girls, and the guy who runs the company!”

      1. It says something that that approach is likely to work better than the technocratic-progressive-wonk approach.

      2. I do tend to envision Trump as the Seinfeld version of Steinbrenner.

    4. Obviously the real reason that Trump picked him.

    5. More libertarian in his little finger than in the whole body of the LP candidate.

    6. And they’re pretty.

    7. I agree. And I’m not even into women.

  3. “I like beautiful women eating burgers in bikinis.

    And who can argue with that?

    On a related subject, what’s the deal with the lack of Lobster Girl? Some copyright problem or something?

    Is burger girl close?

    1. She’s no Lobster Girl, but i wouldn’t kick her out of bed for eating a burger.

        1. As long as she doesn’t get little sharp pieces of shell everywhere…

        2. “The butter… get the butter”

          1. You don’t keep a pot of melted butter in the bedroom? You’re missing out.

            1. The butter wouldn’t melt so I put it in the pie.

            2. The butter wouldn’t melt so I put it in the pie.

              1. squirrel pie, evidently

          2. get the butter

            Threadwinner.

        3. She doesn’t eat lobster, she kisses them. Aw. And the lobster is very happy for it.

    2. “I like beautiful women eating burgers in bikinis. I think it’s very American.”

      No truer truth has ever been spoken.

      1. Nor any more Trumpian words…

    3. I like beautiful women eating burgers in bikinis.

      And who can argue with that?

      Jessica Valenti?
      Anita Sarkeesian?
      Anna Kasparian?
      Hilary Clinton (unless SugarFree tomes are hidden truths of the world)?

      1. That’s not funny *with hands on hips*

        1. The proper “That’s Not Funny” stand is arms crossed at your chest.

      2. You’re gonna take the Hard out of Hardee’s, man.

        1. I’m not sure why they don’t use Lena’s toilet selfie. It’s just discrimination.

          1. Lena’s toilet selfie

            Three words that can instantly cause any man to loose his erection.

            1. …to lose his erection. It’s an understandable mistake,since you were probably also thinking ‘loose his bowels.’

          2. How do you tell which is which? They both smell bad and are full of shit.

    4. Way better than Lobster Girl.

      1. Ok now I get why Lobster Girl is a thing

    5. Beautiful women who wear bikinis do not eat burgers. Ever.

  4. American Flag Bikini. check.
    Fast food hamburger. check
    Hot chick used in advertising. check.

    Yep. It’s Murica as fuck.

    1. The left has a sad. Feelz hurt, SJWs dejected.

      1. More winning!

    2. In Lefist World:

      Tofu vegan salad. check.
      Fat hairy chick. check.

      Can’t think of the opposite of the American Flag Bikini.

      1. Che T-shirt.

        1. Congrats, by a nose.

          1. No, it’s anything Hillary wore during the campaign.

      2. Che tshirt?

      3. Che T shirt.

      4. Old Soviet Flag, of course.

      5. Well, the internet feminist version of the leftist utopia, anyway.

        1. burkini, Counselor. So un’Murican, even the Frogs hate them….

        1. How dare she wear that symbol of evil! Why, if she were here, I’d rip that top right off of her!

      6. Mao pantsuit

      7. Mao pantsuit

        and squirrels (fuckers)

      8. Blue hair. Don’t forget the blue hair.

      9. In Lefist World:

        Tofu vegan salad. check.
        Handsome buff young male. check.

        FTFY

  5. I’ll salute that flag!

    1. These colors don’t run jiggle.

    2. This may be a rare instance where everyone would love to take that flag off and burn it.

      1. I’d certainly like to see it crumpled up on my floor.

      2. I’d desecrate that flag.

    3. I’ll salute that flag!

      Both of them!

    4. These euphemisms…

      1. Well, they aren’t as explicit as the ASCII art you have for your ID. 😉

        1. You think that’s explicit…

          8======)

        2. I think of my handle as less a euphemism and more a meditation on subtlety.

          1. I thought it was a sword, or a serrated knife.

            1. UCS and a few others have asked, I leave the interpretation up to the reader. Although, if pressed, I suppose I self identify as a chain-sword. In these modern times, I feel that a chain-sword is the gentlemanly choice. Not as clumsy or random as a wood-chipper, an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.

              1. The age of Trump.

              2. I like that your handle has a handle. Shows you can hold your own.

              3. But rusty, right? “Go fuck yourself with a rusty chain-sword? If not, you should leave it out in the rain until it is.

            2. Hell, my first thought was of a double-headed nail used to secure form boards before pouring concrete.

          2. Yeah, why would you want a barbed dick?

            1. Guro.

            2. Works well enough for lions.

            3. Ask Kevin Spacey, just don’t ask him what’s in the box.

  6. Some of Trump’s cabinet picks have been so fucking awesome.

    1. He’s not doing as bad as he could, outside of the ancient drug warrior. I don’t think any other Republican would do as well, maybe Rand Paul.

      1. Agreed. I love that he picked a climate realist for EPA head. This burger and boobs dude sounds like he gets it too.

        And GO RAIDERS!

        1. I hope he fires every one of those EPA workers. The motherfuckers are all progtards.

          1. Hey now, let’s not throw out the baby with the bathwater. I have a gun buddy who is a geologist for the epa. Nice guy, good father, gun owner, stealth libertarian.

        2. Raaiiiiddderrrrzzzz!

        3. It is below 50 degrees in Kansas City. Carr turns into Brian Hoyer when the temperature drops below 50. That and the fact that they can’t stop the run are going to doom them. DOOM!!

          1. It will be a tough one for the Silver and Black. If Carr can pull off a win he will get the (well deserved) MVP. I hope so.

          2. Not so much. The Raiders can’t play in sloppy field conditions because they’re a speed passing team. They’ll do fine in KC and the Squaws shall go down. 40 something degrees is not cold when you’re playing the foozball.

            1. Game time temp will be below 20?. Windchill possibly in the single digits. It’s going to be brutal.

      2. Republicans suck on the drug war. That is because Republican voters suck on the drug war. For every “just let pot be legal and be done with it” Republican there are like five “we can’t let drugs be legal or pot heads will be on the roads killing us”.

        Democrats talk a good game about the drug war but ultimately they really don’t care about it. Being a Democrat is about gay rights, abortion and environmentalism, everything else is negotiable. So Democrats never pay any price for being horrible on the drug war the way Obama was.

        1. Being a Democrat is about gay rights, abortion and environmentalism

          And even those things are negotiable when speaking to a union affiliated audience.

          1. And even those things are negotiable when speaking to a union affiliated audience.

            I’ve noticed that complete economic “equality” is at the top of their pyramid, and every single cause underneath that is fluid and negotiable, they can even directly contradict each other. And all those issues somehow end up with some kind of command economy solution. It all revolves around wages, wealth, and welfare.

            They never argue that women, or gays, or racial minorities might be happier with more control over their own individual lives, only that all their ills will be fixed when everyone’s personal finances reach complete parity.

            So in a sense they are probably at their most honest when speaking to union types.

            1. Honestly, I don’t think anything is absolute tops for them. Press most proggies and they do get that absolute equality isn’t really achievable or desirable. Instead you get some crap about “share the wealth” or something.

    2. I oppose two-thirds of Trump’s agenda, and I am still having an absolute torrential downpour of fun with how butthurt all the lifelong politicians and their followers are at seeing all these private-sector successes with no particular qualifications get posts.

        1. Trump’s election will be the biggest Fuck You in human history.

          And it will feel good!

  7. Trump is on a roll, he’s on the troll train to leftist insanity. Trollin trollin trollin, keep the Trump train rollin, trollin trollin trollin…

    Hillary got shclonged! EPA getting schlonged! Everybody gotta get schlonged!

    1. I kept hoping he’d appoint Palin as SecEd for the lulz. Can’t always get what we want I guess.

      1. Make her Secretary of State. Claim it’s “because she can see Russia from her house.”

        1. That might almost be worth it.

          I think that from now on I will judge the desirability of any particular political event or outcome on how funny it would be. Whatever the funniest thing is is what should happen.

          1. Are you familiar with Italy’s Five Star Movement and its founder?

            1. Not very. Doesn’t sound all that funny.

              1. But it was literally formed by a clown…

                Oh, right. Clowns. *shudder* Never mind.

            2. Beppe Grillo. Best movement leader name EVAR!

        2. I thought only Tina Fey could see Russia from Sarah Palin’s house.

          1. I think that was part of Pan Zagloba’s joke.

          2. Moron gets made fun of once; nonpartisan libertarian freethinkers still butthurt about it almost a decade later.

        3. She would have certain negotiating advantages that our other SecStates have lacked…

        4. Make her Secretary of State. Claim it’s “because she can see Russia from her house.”

          Or because she’s actually been in labor.

          Several times.

          1. Gaah. Misread what you wrote as Sec of Labor.

            But you get the point. Put her instead of this fast food guy.

            1. Octo-mom is more qualified.

      2. Honestly, I’m pretty happy that Palin remains out of the headlines. One derangement syndrome at a time is enough. And she wasn’t very interesting to begin with.

        1. She was during her journalism days.

          1. I must have missed those.

    2. I’m picturing Trump doing something like this when he’s deciding on appointments.

      1. That could be the next four years….

    3. Trollin trollin trollin, keep the Trump train rollin, trollin trollin trollin…

      I’m gonna be using that one!

    1. I don’t think I’ve seen that video in 30 years, but it was one of the first videos I remember seeing. My older cousin (second cousin, actually) was placed in charge of several of us younger ones and put MTV on. Weird how memories like that stick to you, and I can barely remember other things that are way more important.

      1. Man, totally forgot about that intro. The 80s, man. Diamond Dave would be carted off to a re-education camp for that intro. Cocaine must have been so cheap and plentiful back then.

        1. Wasn’t it actually expensive and plentiful?

        2. Not gonna watch it at work…is it Hot for Teacher or California Girls?

          And Zeb is correct.

          1. Solo effort: Yankee Rose

    2. Thanks for that one!

      Blast from the past. I haven’t seen that since the 80’s. Awesomely hilarious intro.

  8. I’d like some big-ass fries, please.

    1. More winning than I could have possibly imagined a few months ago.

    2. You already got the big boob burger, stop being greedy!

      1. Mmmmm….fried white meat breasts…..

    3. EXTRA BIG-ASS FRIES! Now with more MOLECULES!

      1. Think I’ll go re-watch that again.

    4. “Brought to you by Carl’s Jr!”

  9. Serially (sic), if he gets this message through the thick skulls of at least a couple of proggies, it would go a long way to restoring ‘fact-based’ econ policies:

    In a 2014 op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, he walked readers through the typical costs of running a restaurant franchise, and explained how a higher minimum wage would threaten its viability and ability to employee workers. “The feds can mandate a higher wage,” he wrote, “but some jobs don’t produce enough economic value to bear the increase.”

    The SEIU has no interest in any ‘workers’ (or unemployed) other than the dues-paying members and quite a few have wages pegged to the M/W. That’s the ONLY reason we get SEIU employees acting like they are workers ‘striking’ at the local Micky Ds.

    1. You aren’t getting anything through the thick skulls of proggies. Their core belief is in an unworkable economic system.

      What really gets me excited about what Trump is doing is that the guy has real balls, he is not going to back down from the left and he’s trolling the shit out of them the same time. So MAYBE this will inspire others in the GOP to also grow a pair and tell the left to take their fucking goalpost and move it back about 100 years. No more fucking ‘compromising’ with commies!

      1. Hyperion, that’s exactly why I voted Trump.

        He simply will not allow anyone, least of all the weak, whiny, limp wristed, girly-men of the left and media elite to bully him.

        He stands up for himself every single time.

        It’s been so much fun to watch. Especially for me personally, as I was born in 1986 and my whole life has seemed like a reeducation camp to indoctrinate cultural Marxism.

        1. I was in high school in the 80’s. I used to have a shirt back then that said ‘Kill a Commie for Mommy’. After Chocolate Staling got elected, I had a new one made. I get some odd looks when I wear it.

        2. Yeah, you missed the good old days. The 70-80s seems like only a far away dream of freedom. No doubt that the country was even freer before that, but my own experience is just of the USA becoming progressively less free decade to decade. Back in the 70s, believe it or not, you could let kids play outside by themselves! I drove my pickup to high school with a gun rack in the back window full of guns! And everyone else did the same. And no one cared and no one was ever shot! We would smoke weed outside the high school and even though it was illegal then, no one seemed to care, I never once saw any cops at school. It was great times compared to now.

          1. “the USA becoming progressively less free” progressively…I see what you did there…

            1. I almost included a no pun intended there, but decided to leave it out.

          2. Yeah. I can remember being a child and sitting in the front seat without a belt. Or riding in the bed of the truck, watching the road go by through the broken boards.

            Parents have their kids taken away from them for that shit these days.

            1. My dad would take me to preschool on his motorbike when I was like 3 or 4 years old. He’d let me sit on the gas tank, so he could fence me in with his arms. No helmet, of course, and the ride was a couple of km each way.

              Imagine the international outrage that would spark today.

              1. kilometers ? I think we got us a commy here..

                1. You’d think the “da Dane” gave that away.

        3. I will admit to a certain level of schadenfreude at watching the wacky left act like the sky is falling.

          However, if you think that Trump is strong, you are mistaken. Everything he does screams weakness. His has a child-like desperate need for attention.

          Why do you think he’s surrounding himself with military guys and billionaires? It makes _him_ feel more like he belongs. Trump is a pussy and lacks the courage to actually say what he means and stick to it. “Say what you mean and say it mean” only works if you are not saying the opposite thing next week. He is an attention-monger, not a strong person, and just as wimpy as “the girly-men of the left”.

      2. Trump is still a populist and an economic ignoramus. Business sense doesn’t equate to an understanding of economics.

        1. Getting regulations off our backs and cutting taxes, does.

          1. Getting regulations off our backs is always a good thing. However cutting taxes without cutting spending is irresponsible at best, and childish at worst.

            Citizens! In all times, two political systems have been in existence, and each may be maintained by good reasons. According to one of them, Government ought to do much, but then it ought to take much. According to the other, this two-fold activity ought to be little felt. We have to choose between these two systems. But as regards the third system, which partakes of both the others, and which consists in exacting everything from Government, without giving it anything, it is chimerical, absurd, childish, contradictory, and dangerous. Those who parade it, for the sake of the pleasure of accusing all governments of weakness, and thus exposing them to your attacks, are only flattering and deceiving you, while they are deceiving themselves.

            For ourselves, we consider that Government is and ought to be nothing whatever but the united power of the people, organized, not to be an instrument of oppression and mutual plunder among citizens; but, on the the contrary, to secure to every one his own, and to cause justice and security to reign.

            Bastiat

            1. Meh, old white guy.

            2. “However cutting taxes without cutting spending is irresponsible at best, and childish at worst.”

              +1

            3. Removing regulations is the equivilant of a spending cut and a tax cut, granted you need to fire the regulators and shutter their agencies.

            4. However cutting taxes without cutting spending is irresponsible at best, and childish at worst.

              The biggest spending we have is entitlements, and the only way to get rid of them is via inflation, since no US politician can realistically cut them.

        2. Please note that economists seem not to know much about running businesses, either. Its one thing to park your ass on a tax deductible donor’s perch in Think Tank World or academia and quite another to meet a payroll.

          1. Are you saying that you don’t want Krugman running your widgets factory?

            1. I wouldn’t let Krugman run my worm farm.

          2. I never meant to imply that they did. Nor do I really think that it matters. And by “understanding of economics” I don’t mean to imply that every economics professor is one. Quite the opposite. Since Keynes came along and provided academic justification for government to meddle in the economy as long as it said its stated intentions were pure, economics for the most part ceased to be about economics.

            That’s my opinion, and I’m sticking to it.

            1. As far as I have been able to tell, “economics” means “people behave according to my theory and would be better off if things were run the way I want.”

              1. Economics is not about things being run by anyone. That’s the misconception. It’s the study of human interaction without direction. Spontaneous order.

                1. Spontaneous order is what “progressives” fail to understand. In their worldview, everything in human history – both good and bad – was planned out from the top down by people in power. It follows naturally that every future improvement must be carried out through top-down diktats.

            2. I don’t believe that was Keynes’ intention, but that was the result.

      3. Trump, the UnCucked

        Hail the God Emperor!

    2. if he gets this message through the thick skulls of at least a couple of proggies, it would go a long way to restoring ‘fact-based’ econ policies

      It never will get through their skulls. Their FEELZ are way more important than facts. But remember, they FUCKING LOVE SCIENCE!

    3. “The feds can mandate a higher wage,” he wrote, “but some jobs don’t produce enough economic value to bear the increase.”

      Everyone repeat after me:
      The Minimum Wage is Zero
      The Minimum Wage is Zero
      The Minimum Wage is Zero

      Minimum wage doesn’t mean you have more jobs you can get, it means some jobs are made illegal.

      1. Not illegal so much as strongly discouraged.

  10. Libertarian moment!

    Well, to the extent that so far, most of Trump’s picks have been far more non-beltway establishment than any President I can remember. At the very least, he will provide a little fresh air in the swamp.

  11. “I like our ads,” he said to Entrepreneur. “I like beautiful women eating burgers in bikinis. I think it’s very American.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIY3gkCUATs
    amen
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4re6nCobcY
    and amen

  12. I wish like hell there was a Hardee’s or Carl’s near here.

    1. I prefer 5 Guys for fast food, or Wendys as 2nd best.

      1. Squareburger, food of the heretic. Mark of Chaos.

    2. I don’t like their food at all, but I love their commercials.

      1. I haven’t had it in the 20 years since I left the West Coast. I liked it then.

        1. I don’t know if it’s just a local thing but Hardees blows Carls Jr away, its not even close. A real head scratcher for me considering the same owner. Hardee’s even seems to put more syrup in my soft drink, I love that place.

          1. They must be geared for a southern taste pallet.

  13. Huh, go figure. I, too, like beautiful women eating burgers in bikinis. Small world, isn’t it.

  14. “I like beautiful women eating burgers in bikinis. I think it’s very American.”

    How do you fit a burger into a bikini?

  15. “The feds can mandate a higher wage,” he wrote, “but some jobs don’t produce enough economic value to bear the increase.”

    What a greedy bastard! He actually places a value on what a person does? That is putting profits before people! A person deserves a living wage simply for showing up! If they can’t live comfortably off their paycheck, then the business is ripping them off! Businesses make plenty of profits! I mean, the owners are all rich! They aren’t paying their fair share! If they were paying their fair share then they wouldn’t be rich! They could pay everyone a living wage if they gave up their greedy profits! That’s why we need minimum wage laws! So we can force those greedy businesses to pay people what they actually deserve! Better yet, down with capitalism! Replace it with good intentions! That has never gone wrong, ever!

    1. You laugh, but outside of the last two sentences, I’ve already seen every one of those reactions actually posted in response to this nomination.

      1. Poe’s Law…

  16. Journalists everywhere are pre-filing articles with titles along the lines of “The Department of X, Run by one of Trump’s Amateur Outsiders, is a Complete Trainwreck”.

    No need to even wait for evidence.

    1. Isn’t it funny that when Democrats were in power, the only qualification for a cabinet position was knowing the right person, or just already being on the big DC crony-go-round? And now all of the sudden, qualifications are an actual thing?

      1. Well, Linda McMahon was a crony pick (McMahons have donated millions to Trump’s foundations). But otherwise, yeah, it’s nice to see, even if I don’t agree with a lot of his picks.

        1. I wish her job didn’t exist, but she has actually run and grown a business.

        2. Both a businesswoman, and a massive Troll Pick.

          WWE? Yank yank yank those elitist chains!

          The Biggest Fuck You in History just keeps on giving!

      2. Van Jones got a spot as “green jobs” advisor based on his qualification of being an avowed communist. I know that’s just an “advisory” role but I think double standard is apparent considering the criticism hyperbolic backlash against Steve Bannon.

      3. I’ve been continually amused by the number of people on my Facebook feed who are claiming that DeVos isn’t qualified for a whole laundry list of things that also applied to Arne Duncan.

  17. Like several of Trump’s cabinet picks so far, Puzder represents a major turn away from the domestic economic policies that defined the Obama years.

    “Elections have consequences.”

    I think somebody said that.

    1. Don’t Democrats have to get in the back of the bus now?

  18. Andy Puzder, the CEO of the CKE Restaurant group, which owns the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. chains

    How many progtard heads are gonna explode over this one? Probably a lot, given his criticism of O-Care and the minimum wage combined with all those “sexist” Carl’s Jr ads. Actually, I’m guessing those ads are at least one of the reasons Trump picked him.

    As far as that picture goes: would.

    1. It’s clear, sex sells, identity politics not so much.

  19. “The feds can mandate a higher wage,” he wrote, “but some jobs don’t produce enough economic value to bear the increase.”

    *clutches chest, slumps to floor*

    1. *shows Brooksie picture of Boob’s Big Burger Girl*

      Turn away from the light, Brooksie!

  20. “I like beautiful women eating burgers in bikinis. I think it’s very American.”

    Grab her by the burger?

    1. The buns, actually. Duh. You disgust me. You must commit seppuku You have dishonoured your country and family name.

    2. He meant “Grab her by the taco.”

  21. A Secretary of Labor who’s actually met a payroll? How often does *that* happen?

    1. Oh, and was there a hamburger in that picture, I must have missed it, and all the other jokes which I missed out on.

  22. I’ve been discussing over at Politico about this nomination. So many butt-hurt proggy authoritarians right now. Awesome.

  23. I’ve been telling you guys for months that a Trump win would be much better for liberty and for sheer entertainment value than a Hillary win. I consider myself vindicated already, and the guy isn’t even in office yet.

    If only Cytotoxic were still around, so I could rub his nose in it…. *SIGH*

      1. Im really disappointed that you dont have to blow on the dong to inflate it.

  24. Would most definitely eat it.

  25. Wait a second….I thought libertarians were pro-business and against the minimum wage. Oh, now I see. Wink wink.

  26. I clicked on this article because of the beutiful woman eating a burger in a bikini. I would also like to see more sexuality in government, possibly in cabinet positions. Could we trim it down to 12 and release a calender? Let’s stop pretending we aren’t living Idiocracy and just embrace it! Why are we doing the same thing but with stuffy old assholes in suits?!?

  27. >sees “Idiocracy” coming to life before my eyes

    I don’t want to live in this universe anymore.

  28. Trump’s best cabinet choice to date!

  29. til I looked at the receipt four $6371, I didnt believe that…my… mom in-law could trully receiving money in there spare time at their computer.. there friends cousin has done this for under 15 months and as of now paid the morgage on their mini mansion and got a new Infiniti. navigate to this site

    ????????> http://www.homejobs7.com

  30. my friend’s ex-wife makes $79/hour on the internet. She has been unemployed for five months but last month her payment was $13079 just working on the internet for a few hours. check

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  31. Brianna. true that Kathryn`s st0rry is impressive… I just received themselves a Jaguar E-type from bringing in $5324 recently and-over, ten-k this past-munth. it’s definitly the coolest work Ive ever done. I started this 3 months ago and straight away started to bring home minimum $81.. per/hr. straight from the source

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  32. Liam. I agree that Carl`s bl0g is cool… I just got a great new Honda since getting a cheque for $9458 thiss month and just a little over 10/k this past-munth. without a doubt its the most financially rewarding I’ve ever had. I started this six months/ago and almost immediately started earning at least $75, per hour. go now

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  33. Liam. I agree that Carl`s bl0g is cool… I just got a great new Honda since getting a cheque for $9458 thiss month and just a little over 10/k this past-munth. without a doubt its the most financially rewarding I’ve ever had. I started this six months/ago and almost immediately started earning at least $75, per hour. go now

    =====================> http://www.homejobs7.com

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