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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Worst movie attendance in 25 years. DNC better wake up fast. People are going broke and Democratic leaders are saying nothing. If the Democratic party doesn't start talking peoples needs Trump and the Republicans will win.
  • Independent
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    Chet; people are not going broke; they look at Netflix instead on their huge TV screens at home. Times have changed; it is too much hassle to go to the movies, as well you have a chance you get shot. Ha ha.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch Wrote: Chet; people are not going broke; they look at Netflix instead on their huge TV screens at home. Times have changed; it is too much hassle to go to the movies, as well you have a chance you get shot. Ha ha.

    Yea, I agree Dutch.

    People aren't going to as many movies because there aren't as many good movies being made right now. That, and as you alluded to, at the same time television is having a major resurgence. Hulu, Netflix, and Prime are pumping out top quality shows on a weekly basis.

    I still love movies and go to at least one a week (thanks, Movie Pass). Working from home allows me to steer clear of crowds and nearly every movie I go to is a weekday afternoon matinee. However, I think I'm a dying breed because people find it more convenient to wait till movies are released to iTunes or Amazon.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    You guys better broaden your horizons. Netflix didn't start this year and if you can't empathize with the lower working classes then welcome to Trump Land. From the first day I joined here I have been talking about the lower classes not being able to afford to live. There is cursory support now for no real wage increases and actually dropping in wages. That is inversely proportional to crime and violence. Trump won with "lots of good paying jobs". Democrats denied that as a need then and act like they don't care about it now. The lower classes need good paying jobs. Give them good wages and they will spend into prosperity .
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    What in the world do you mean, Chet?

    I'm not sympathizing with the lower working classes because I don't believe your nonsense claiming that declining movie attendance numbers are because the DNC isn't in touch with real America?

    Donald won for a variety of factors, mainly our outdated electoral system that was put into place to perpetuate slavery and his campaigns help from, and coordination with, the Russian government. (Note the dozens of charges already filed in Robert Mueller's investigation.)

    Never, ever forget that three million more people voted for Secretary Clinton over Donald. He "won" because of the system and Russian propaganda, not because the people chose him to be our President.

    You want to help the lower middle class? I'm all with you. However, don't claim movie ticket prices are the reason a bunch of angry white people in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania voted for Donald.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Movie attendance falling is an indicator of discretionary money. I keep saying wages are stagnant and falling. You keep saying they are not. I keep saying the working people have been abandoned by the Democratic party. Unless those people are addresssed and recognized the Democratic party will lose support.

    For the biggest group of American workers, wages aren't just flat. They're falling ...

    Washington Post › wonk › 2018/06/15


    7 days ago · The average hourly wage paid to a key group of American workers has fallen from last year when ...

  • Center Left
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    Admissions and concessions are expensive. Many are willing to wait and pay for viewing on their television. Best food and beverages and no messy bathrooms. Pause or rewind as well.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote:

    Movie attendance falling is an indicator of discretionary money. I keep saying wages are stagnant and falling. You keep saying they are not. I keep saying the working people have been abandoned by the Democratic party. Unless those people are addresssed and recognized the Democratic party will lose support.

    For the biggest group of American workers, wages aren't just flat. They're falling ...

    Washington Post › wonk › 2018/06/15


    7 days ago · The average hourly wage paid to a key group of American workers has fallen from last year when ...

    Please provide me a link to a post where I said wages aren’t stagnant.

    Stop putting words in my mouth, Chet.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Times are changing. Roll with the changes.

    youtube.com/watch?v=eGgLPriZUSA

    Remember when? These are gone too.

    youtube.com/watch?v=1xECk6ldHgk

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    "Never, ever forget that three million more people voted for Secretary Clinton over Donald."

    Never, ever forget that a billion dollar campaign by perceived President Hillary couldn't get 60,000 extra votes to seal the deal. Wake up time jared or Trump will win again. To make matters worse Hillary couldn't beat a clown that said and did everything to lose the election. Wake up. The status quo Democrats have abandoned the working class. Billion dollars couldn't get 60000 votes to count but wasted time and money on three million votes that didn't count. Hillary's Billion Dollar campaign didn't make on stop in Wisconsin. Quit making excuses for a stupid campaign.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Chet Ruminski Wrote:

    Movie attendance falling is an indicator of discretionary money. I keep saying wages are stagnant and falling. You keep saying they are not. I keep saying the working people have been abandoned by the Democratic party. Unless those people are addresssed and recognized the Democratic party will lose support.

    For the biggest group of American workers, wages aren't just flat. They're falling ...

    Washington Post › wonk › 2018/06/15


    7 days ago · The average hourly wage paid to a key group of American workers has fallen from last year when ...

    Please provide me a link to a post where I said wages aren’t stagnant.

    Stop putting words in my mouth, Chet.

    If you are saying wages are stagnant then I agree with you and apologize for saying you said wages aren't stagnant.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    The federal minimum wage is still $7.25 an hour. Some people still need to work or juggle 2 or 3 jobs to make ends meet, and even at a slightly higher wage, people still struggle to get by. If you really think about it, a person or couple working multiple jobs, really do not have the time to go to a movie. If you add up what it costs for concessions treats and soda pop, you're probably looking at spending $50 a person or more. Going to see a baseball game is even worse. Nose bleed tickets for Wrigley Field (cheapest) is $47, add a Coke, Pepsi, a hot dog, some French fries, or some beer, and a day at the ballpark can cost one person $75 to $1oo. Want to go see a football game, a Chicago Bears ticket starts at $79 for nose bleed seats. Add some concession stand snacks, and you're looking at spending about $125 a person.

    You'll hardly see any poor people attending sporting events, and you'll probably see even less poor people going to a theater.

    Public venues costs quite a bit of money these days. Poor people usually try to find alternatives for entertainment, free concerts put on by local bands, going to the beach or the park, a six or 12 pack of beer and some potato chips, and hanging out with friends and neighbors.

    youtube.com/watch?v=Cab_XlnJZjc

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: Worst movie attendance in 25 years. DNC better wake up fast. People are going broke and Democratic leaders are saying nothing. If the Democratic party doesn't start talking peoples needs Trump and the Republicans will win.

    Ah Chet, you managed to conflate low movie attendance with people going broke and the DNC. That's your worldview. So let me put a different spin on it. When people are unemployed or underemployed they have lots of leisure time, and going to the movies is just one form of escapism that makes them cope with their hard times. For the cost of a six pack of beer one can attend a movie.

    Now the unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in 18 years (3.9 percent) meaning that more people are productively employed and don't have time to go to the movies. Could that be one of the reasons attendance is down? Or maybe the far right is also boycotting liberal Hollywood in favor of watching reruns of Roseanne on TV.

    Now that's not saying that some poor people cannot afford the movies...that's true. But movie attendance is not an indicator of poverty levels in America. There are a whole lot of other factors as Jared has indicated.

    But hey, never miss an opportunity to twist the narrative to knock the DNC.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    If some Democrat would point out that people are working more for less under Trump then there is hope. The gist of these posts are that things are better under Trump. People busy working more making money aren't going to go to the polls to vote.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    "But movie attendance is not an indicator of poverty levels in America."

    It is an indication of discretionary money spending.