tv MONEY With Melissa Francis FOX Business December 5, 2013 5:00pm-6:01pm EST
will be the november jobs report. from the labor department. here on fbn at 8:30 p.m. they expect non-farm payrolls to rise by 180,000. weill be watching. liz: "money" with melissa francis is next. >> the wage war is on. will the fast-food strikes really work? and are the protesters actually employees or are they use union flaks? we're going live on location right now because even when they say it's not, it is always about money. melissa: first tonight the massive fast-food strikes taking place across the country, hundreds of workers walking off the job today. protesters are calling for minimum wage hike up to $15 is everyone out there actual workers who would be making that money? fox news's david lee miller is live at a protest here in new york. david, let me ask you.
you talked to these folks that are outside the restaurant? who are they, first of all? do they really work inside that restaurant in or are they organized by unions? >> i think to answer your question a little bit of both. lots of people are on the streets. this is rally taking part in lower manhattan. there are significant number of actual fast-food workers but there are also a great deal of other supporters here. people are carrying signs other large unions, teachers union, service employees international union and there are political parties here. it is a mixed bag. the actual fast-food workers on strike, and i use that phrase in quotes, is probably a minority. most of the people here. most people are supporting raising minimum wage. only a small number are actual workers themselves. melissa: david, what about the customers? is it stopping people from going
inside? how are they responding? >> we've stopped by a number of fast-food restaurants today and from what i could tell, it looked like business as usual. there was one location, we were at in brooklyn, new york. there was a rally staged outside of this location at 11:30 this morning. that is when for the most part business seemed to come to a stop. some of the protesters tried to storm the store. tried to force their way in. stopped by security. as soon as that rally ended, it was business as usual. people were going into the wendy's in brooklyn to have lunch. as soon as protests ended. from the anecdotal evidence, i can tell you, melissa, looks like not many of the workers have been on strike. some people did walk off the job but from what we can tell, i haven't seen a single business that was forced to shut down. melissa: were you able to go inside and talk to anyone behind the counter or talk to workers inside or what was the climate like? >> i went inside a burger king, for example, and the only thing
i could, engage conversationally with the employee was whether i wanted fries with that or not. they were working. you couldn't conduct an interview. they were acting if it was business as usual. great measure, the stores targeted for demonstration, they were affected when demonstrations took place like wendy's i mentioned. we pass ad wendy's, or excuse me mcdonald's not far from where this demonstration is taking place in lower manhattan and people were getting lunch as they were any other day. most people didn't know that this so-called strike action was taking place if they didn't read about it in the newspaper or see it on television. melissa? melissa: david lee miller, thank you so much for the report. we want to hear from someone participating in the protests. that is reporter david lee miller. we want to talk to protester. there is lot of talk exactly hot strikers are and specifically what they're out on the street
fighting for. we had a producer went inside, if you want to make 10 bucks an hour, go to starbucks. we don't pay that here. we have a member who joined the new york city strike. louis vasquez worked at a fast-food chain for six months. why are you on strike today? >> well, first of all i want to say good evening. honor to have me year. melissa: good evening. >> yes. basically, i'm on strike today he for $15 and a union. like i said, just to have more stable life. melissa: louis, how many jobs have you had beef this? i assume you're working for minimum wage. have you had a lot of other minimum wage jobs? >> well, actually, that is a very food question. i've actually had one other job and which was, minimum wage. we're talking about in the summer of 2012. was actually working at cvs
through the summer youth employment program. melissa: uh-huh. so, luis, it sound like -- >> for about a month. melissa: you don't have a lot of work experience. i mean you're the exact kind of person who comes in and gets that opening job in order to try and move up the ladder. so it is hard for me to understand what your complaint is. >> well my complaint is this, the following. i'm currently supporting a family of six, six people, you know. single mother and five younger siblings. that i'm currently helping to support. and i mean, i can barely survive on the minimum wage that i'm earning currently which is 7.25. >> and so have you looked into getting some training so that you could get a different job that would pay you more money? >> yes, i've actually had, like i said, i have made an attempt
to do that. you know, hasn't gone as well unfortunately. which is why i have been forced to just stay put with, fast-food for just temporarily. melissa: yeah, luis, the reason why i say this, 62% of the people who work for minimum wage are also students. so i'm wondering why, are you currently in school right now while you're working this minimum wage job? >> yes, i am. and like i said, i am a full-time college student. i do work a part-time job. the reason i work the part-time job is to try to support my family which i can hardly do. melissa: i think that is why you're in school so that you can get a better wage and a better job but i don't know if you understand that by raising the minimum wage, economists say it will cost half a million jobs. so are you okay with the idea you could get fired as a result of raising wage? what would you do then? >> well, i mean, i'm, personally not really worried about getting
fired. this is actually my third strike, you know, just my third protest. i've seen results i have seen better respect, especially from other fast-food workers. like i said, more respect. minimum wage. they get more hours and slowly but surely the minimum wage is increasing. melissa: right now, while you're out there striking did you have a shift that you're not going to? you talk about your family who is at home that needs food. are you not getting paid right now and not feeding them as a result of being out on strike? >> well to kind of really explain that, there is actually this strike fund that's ctually going on where basically all the workers kind of collaborate together and they put some funds together to kind of support the
fast-food workers that, that are -@actually on strike, you know, that, this is kind of support. just in case they're missing. melissa: did you know where that money is coming from? did you put money in that fund or is that money and funds from labor unions trying to organize you and you can pay them dues? >> no, well, like i said, well, i, the money like i said, comes from the union. obviously people that are actually, you know, supporting us. you know. other workers as well. and like other organizers that are actually supporting us. melissa: uh-huh. all right. luis, good luck to you. thank you for coming on. stay in school so that you can get more training so that you can not work in mcdonald's to support those people. i myself started in minimum wage job. you need to get skills to move on. okay, my friend. >> thank you so much. >> thank you.
and the war goes on. here with reaction is former chairman ever the national labor relations board. i think there was a lot said in that interview that speaks for itself. >> certainly does. melissa: what is your reaction? >> you have asked some very good questions and you hit it on the head, and so did he. these are entry level, seasonal, part-time jobs, when fast-food worker proves themselves, graduate from school to move on to another job. vibrant economy such as ours needs these kinds of jobs. melissa: right. >> labor unions know this. they know what kind of jobs these are. they also know that the franchisees, simply can't afford to pay $15. it will result in decreased employment and higher prices. you know i -- i'm sorry. melissa: i don't know why he would expect to support a family of six people on his first or second minimum wage job while he is a full-time student. that's not what those jobs are for. you don't expect those people to
be trying to support a family. you expect them to be students who are learning a skill, also earning money at same time to be in school, so then they can have a family and be able to support those folks. i don't think the problem is the amount of money that being paid at mcdonald's. think there are other problems in that situation. >> absolutely. and, again, you know, this, emphasizes the fact of what kind of jobs these are. but, melissa, i was going to say, you know the fast-food franchise owners sympathy can't afford to pay $15. this is a very low margin business. i ran the numbers. if you have a small subway that is selling $365,000 worth of goods, food, in a year, the owner will earn $59,000 after paying its expenses. out of that $59,000, it is going to have to spend tens of thousands of dollars every four to seven years, obligated to do under its contract to renovate and redecorate the premises.
melissa: luis, bless his heart told one of our producers that the ceo of mcdonald's makes so much money should be sharing that. i don't know if he reallze that is only 15% of mcdonald's around the country are owned by mcdonald's. the rest are franchises. they're small business owners. they operate on a margin you were making the point, less than 5%. i mean these, the franchise owners in these situations are not getting rich. so there isn't, even if they gave up some of their profit that would only be a portion of this. they would need to fire people, cut back workers and economists says raise prices at least 20%, if not 50% to cover this, right? >> that is right, melissa. can i add another point? melissa: sure. >> organized labor, instead of demonstrating outside of mcdonald's should be demonstrating outside of the white house and demonstrating outside senator harry reid's office. they are the architects of economy which have given us low employment, shrinking middle class, and the disparity, if you will, between the upper and lower brackets and in society.
melissa: yeah. >> they should be demonstrating for approval of the keystone pipeline, for repeal of job-killing obamacare, for an end to the war on coal. you know, a variety of different things that would really, that would, create the kind of jobs that we need and that this fellow, who was really quite an articulate,,pleasant guy, could take. melissa: yeah. no, absolutely. i mean i think we learned a lot in that segment. thank you very much, peter. >> thank you. melissa: i hope those will tweet me and what you thought about all those things put together. thank you. now to news out of south africa where revered apartheid icon nelson mandela has passed away. he was 95 years old. the country's president just announced to the world how the former leader passed away. it was peacefully at his home. mandela of course inspired generations of politicians and activists. president obama will be making a statement on his passing shortly. when that happens we'll take it live. very sad. more "money" after this.
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things for your holiday gift list. i'm telling you that you will want these things for yourself. i know i already do. here to talk us through it tech buffalo's todd hazelton. >> thanks for having me. melissa: this is amazing! i want it! tell me how to work it. >> brookstone virtual keyboard. using laser an optics inside to protect a keyboard. so instead -- melissa: look at this. bring the camera in. this is incredible! keyboard is projected from this little box. this is not a keyboard, a piece of paper. >> we can start typing. melissa: your paper is moving. >> you don't need paper. we're using that because we have glass table. melissa: if you're on normal desk, that is the idea? >> yeah. use it easily. bluetooth to connect to tablet and smartphone. when you're on the road, bulky cases protecting really nice looking products. why use a keyboard? use this. melissa: do you use this in real life? >> nope. i have used it before but i
don't own one personally. melissa: would you consider getting one? >> sure, hangs absolutely. melissa: there are lot of times you need a keyboard. to me it defeats a having ipad if you bring a keyboard. i might have brought my laptop. how much is that? >> $100 from brookstone. melissa: kind after lot. do you know what battery life is like? >> i don't. should get you through easily through the day. using bluetooth which is low energy wireless signal. melissa: very cool. what else have you got for me there? >> galaxy s-4 zoom on at&t. i like it with a full camera on the back. looks like something you would buy point and shoot at best buy or something. melissa: is it camera or attachment on your phone? >> it is an actual phone. the entire thing. full version of android running on here. galaxy s-4 zoom. full 12 megapixel on back.
10x zoom. $75 from at&t. melissa: whole thing is 75 bucks? >> this is phone camera. sort of the way the trend is moving with better cameras on iphones. doing it here. instead after digital zoom which is very blurry this is optical zoom. melissa: i don't want to carry something that big. >> not everybody does, not everybody does. melissa: who would like that? >> somebody carry a point and shoot normally and a smartphone. why not put it in one? melissa: iphones take fabulous pictures, not that i have one. >> this uses optical zoom like i was saying. when you're zooming in on regular phone, iphone it gets really blurry. with optical stays really short. melissa: real cool. 75 bucks? >> this is running $75 with a contract on at&t. melissa: very cheap for a phone. >> it is. holiday season. getting cheaper on phones. next up lumia, 2525 tab litt. it is from nokia. really important we're talking, i will show it to you. it is nokia's first tablet, right? being purchased, acquired by
microsoft right now who is also making tablets. interested to see what goes forward? will nokia continue to make tablets or microsoft make all the lablets? this is $200 on at&t if you buy a new nokia lumia smart phone. melissa: everyone has a ipad. >> right. melissa: why is anyone making tablet. >> microsoft is pushing this, run and applications side by side. runs really nice. plenty of applications available. it is matter of your preference on operating civil. >> how does, in your mind how does that rank compared to so that if you get ipad and set that aside not get an it pad, what are the other options and how does this one compare to that? >> i like this. you get a lot more power with office preinstalled. can go with amazon kindle fire. kindle fire has sharper screen than the ipad air actually. there is lot of options. android, ios, windows rta .1. melissa: from a tech perspective
you follow this closely why would they try to get in the market? >> good question. melissa: seams like there is no space. barnes & noble with nook with their own device. >> not working. >> tried so hard, god bless them it didn't work out. too crowded. >> i think part of the problem you look like a sitting duck if you're not getting in the market especially with microsoft coming in, nokia makes amazing hardware. they said hey, what can you do with a tablet. otherwise they will continue selling surfaces. why not have another option? nokia is known for years to make some of the best hardware on the market. melissa: what else do you have there? >> we have this selfie. melissa: selfie, okay. >> basically is a 20-dollar gadget. unlock the phone. launch the camera, and we can take, get it on camera, we can take a selfie together by hitting this button up top here. melissa: why do you need the button? >> fit more people in it. you're not fumbling with the camera. get a little gadget here. tap it and go.
why reach up, why. melissa: there is one enormous problem with the gadget. you have to carry the silly button. has a cord that's a problem. >> should use bluetooth in my opinion, make it better. >> if you're taking a selfie because you're dressed up out with your friends and doing something great and want to take a picture to post it online. incredibly vain and want people to know what you're doing. >> right. melissa: i don't have room in my purse for that giant pink button. >> so don't bring it. but i think what is fun about it you get further away than you can. leave your phone somewhere over here, put it on the table. stand further away. melissa: okay. >> good option. melissa: do you feel like a real man with the pink button? does that bother you at all? does it come in different -- thank goodness. >> green, purple, white. melissa: very cool. i'm glad you brought it. i do not see you owning that or buying that. are you getting it as gift? no, i'm just asking. >> this is gift i think for teenagers especially. self-if is are becoming nor and
more popular. new survey, 30% of pictures snapped on smart phones were selfies. melissa: no question. >> always in the mirror which is very weird. melissa: let's not goodown that road. todd, thank you so much. very cool. i think i get the keyboard. don't love the other stuff. >> thanks for having me. melissa: up next, can you imagine running a five million dollar fund back in your college days? we have students from michigan state who are doing just that. wait until you hear how they are cleaning up because at the end. day it is always about money. this is e quicksilver cash back card from capil one. it's not the "limit the cash i earnvery month" card. it's not the "i only earn decent rewards athe gas station" card. it's the no-games, no-signing up, everyday-rewarding, ku-fu-fighting, silver-lightning-in-a-bottle, bringing-home-the-bacon cash back card. this is the quicksilver card from capital one. unlimited 1.5% casback on eve purchase,
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melissa: president obama is delivering a statement moment tear littlely on the death of nelson mandela. i want to go live to jo ling kent in our newsroom right now. what are we expecting? >> well, we're expecting a statement from the president of course earlier this year he was in south africa. he visited robin island with his
family. he saw the cell where nelson mandela washe was imprisn 1990. south african president, assume ma is saying tonight. our nation lost a greatest son, his humility, compassion and humanity earned him our love. mr. assume ma, the president of south africa said the mr. mandela's death is greatest sorrow. this is president speaking of mandela's family. so much our people would be free. very emotional words from the president of south africa. melissa: here is president obama. let's listen in. >> nelson mandela closed statement from the dock saying, i have fought against white domination. and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together
in harmony and with equal opportunities. it is an ideal which i hope to live for and to achieve. but if needs be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die. nelson mandela lived for that ideal and he made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. today he has gone home and we've lost one of the most influential, courageous an profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. through his fierce dignity and unbending will, to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, madiba transformed south africa and moved all of us, his journey from a prisoner to a
president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. his commitment to transfer power and reconcile with those who jailed him sent an example that all humanity should aspire to, whether in the lives of nations or our own personal lives. the fact that he did it all with grace, and good humor, and an ability to acknowledge his own imperfections makes the man that much more remarkable. as he once said, i'm not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my very first political action, first thing i ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against
apartheid. i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they're guided by their hopes and not by their fears and like so many around the globe i can not fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set and so long as i live i will do what i can to learn from him. to michelle and his family, michelle and i extend our deepest sympathy and gratitude for sharing this extraordinary man with us. his life's work meant long days away from those who loved him most and i only hope that the time spent these last few weeks brought peace and comfort to his family. to the people of south africa, we draw strength from the
example of renewal and reconciliation and resilience that you made real. a free south africa at peace with itself. that's an example to the world and that's madiba's legacy to the nation that he loved. we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us as best we can to for the example he set, to make decisions guided not by hate but by love. never discount the difference that one person can make. to strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. for now, let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived, a man who took history in his hand. and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice. may god bless his memory and
keep him in peace. >> that was president obama's speaking on the death of nelson mandela who of course spent 25 years in jail before he became the president of south africa. he had spent three months in the hospital with a lung infection but he was releesed and sent home. although his health was very precarious. of course now, very sad. he has passed. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] did younow
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let's divan. tell me, what is your basic in business strategy? >> our fund is a small-cap value focused investment fund, so we invest in companies that typically have a market gap between 500 million all the way up to, on the larger and some of our legacy positions of market caps as large as 10 million. basically our approach distillate stocks from the bottom up. reelected first start with the screening process looking for companies that might be undervalued against their peer group on a number of different evaluation metrics, and then we go from there and dig into the story a little bit further. melissa: anthony, let me ask you, i know you are lagging the s&p. you are being among the 12 months, so it depends how you parse it. what is your favorite investment right now? >> absolutely. i think with the emerging broader trend of horrible technology the messman we really like is cirrus logic, a semiconductor provider to apple and makes components for the idea that goes into the ipad. and we're trying to expand into
the chinese market. it is a market that has 57 times the largest carrier in the united states. so this is going to provide an d'agata opportunity to give new components into the market. we think that anything beneficial that happens with apple will benefit. melissa: how much have you made as far? could you add to the position? >> we actually just made the investment a couple of weeks ago. it is trading pretty cheap right now. they got beat up a little bit because apple was talking about discontinuing using one of their components, but that has been resolved. we think killing 41 of a good opportunity. melissa: what is your favorite investment, gregory? >> right now i really like silver spring's network. basically it plays up the scene of the smart energies market. so if you think about managing in tickets to cut energy consumption and demand, now especially even in lansing we are starting to seek charges for electric cars starting the
pop-up. so now as cities try to save on costs, you know, the ability to shift the electricity to where the need is so that someone plugs the car into that point really helps in just connecting, saving costs and managing what could potentially be a lot of constraints on the electric grid as more and more electric vehicles are hitting the market. melissa: i know one of your best performing positions. why you like them? would you add to it right here? >> yes, actually, they just released earnings yesterday and the earnings by about 10 percent of over expectations on the bottom line. but why i like it, it is basically a play on the rebound in american economy. as consumers begin to have more discretionary income they produce apparel for men and women in all levels of income. and they do it is basically over the last year they have been able to enter higher-margin businesses and the retail side versus their traditional wholesale based business.
and management has a very strong track record of expanding margins of the last years and has been able to grow revenue at a double-digit clip for the last eight years as well. melissa: you guys have a unique perspective and to what is going on in the college campus. how does that impact your investment? is there anything you have seen around campus that you think is a good investment that the rest of us would be missing? >> you know, i think this kind of goes along with what we were talking about with a terrible technology. a revolutionary idea, but it is something that college kids probably would not accept or adopt very early, but the samsung's galaxy gear is a revolutionary technology. you can actually listen to music. and we think that apple will and took -- into this markets and because they already have this existing ecosystem of products compatible with each other. everyone loves apple on campus. we can see them coming out of the product that would really open up the market. melissa: a have to ask you about stories of the day.
what do you think a bit when? it has been getting all the press. it went through the roof. today is crashing, down 30%. inco addictive of incredibly volatile. would you invest? >> yes. we would invest, but, personally think it is awesome. melissa: awesome? >> digital currency in general, you think about convenience. now my wife and i don't use cash. really pay with debit card or will use money that we hate to she -- have saved on different ads and are found. it is a convenience factor. i got into looking at different mining software. leases start mining bit going. melissa: added that go over? did she say you were in st.? >> she was eight months pregnant. we are still not doing it yet. hopefully we will be. i mean, i just think it is great melissa: that you invested your own money? and stan you're saying the fund would not do it, but you sound
pretty enthusiastic. >> i don't think that i would buy yet. what i have not seen -- a lot of apps popping up as far as the different stories. but i have not had met anyone around campus that has been. it is more of the focus where you are buying and holding on to them hoping for appreciation down the road and selling them. melissa: i understand your friends are playing a higher state for the big ten championship. are you going to win? >> absolutely. melissa: all right. thanks a lot. good luck to you. well done. so kiss your weekend working else goodbye because your employer is about to turn them off. is that good news, or is this all a ploy to get you to work harder during the week? interesting. tweet me and tell me what you think. our "money" tucker is next. ♪ (announcer) at scottrade, our clients trade and invest exactly how ey want. with scottrade's online banking, i get one view of my bank and brokerage accounts
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having to go home after work in check back in on your e-mail to make sure that you are in in-pocket? no question it can push you over the edge in bern quickly. lawyers are now taking active steps to stop it going as far as cutting off e-mail access after-hours. today's money talker. here now, and shapiro, what do you think? what would you do? they shut up for a man. >> because of what you and i do it would be impractical because you have to be 247. i would love it, personally. i think if you are not any work environment that is an information base the requires 24 communication, turn it off. it makes people more productive. melissa: it would that be? to release in a job where you don't need to be in contact all the time? had nothing that is a big group. >> exactly. everybody to some degree, their
job expands to the amount of time that they allow there employers and managers to recent. melissa: you think a lot of people could. >> you need boundaries. as an employee you have to be structured about your process and let the manager know early on the you are not going to let check e-mails. melissa: you would do that? de work for yourself? >> i am the chief operating officer for an organization so i do have that economy. i did it at 11:00 at night with the mills that are urgent. i don't answer them and set parameters are and what will and will not do. melissa: you let them sit there? the chief information officer and you don't give out information in the middle of the night? i feel like you will be looking for jobs in? >> with plants when he set the boundaries and expectations, they respect that. melissa: you agree? >> you have to set boundaries, yes, but also i think one aspect of this is also getting enough sleep. you need to get sleep in order to function. if you're getting e-mails a 2:00 in the morning, stressing
yourself not trying to respond. melissa: wire you reading iphone a 2:00 in the morning? mine is not my bedstand. purposely keep some are else. >> here is why i think it is a good idea to turn it off. the financial collapse. i was at an anniversary reception for a couple on the sunday that we all got the comments that was going down. so that was that they were unique to be on the blackberry, but it is really important and the blackberry is off, they will call you. telephone still work. there are ways to get a hold the people if it is truly urgent is urgent as to the and it -- urgent. melissa: this is about employer setting the tone because there will always be someone at work. you may set your own boundaries that there will be someone else's more available. i'm sorry to tell you, they will hopscotch you by virtue of being more available. is it up to the company to set the tone? turning off some employees e-mails 30 minutes after they're shift ends.
>> the person who is getting rest is going to be more ready for the business world when necessary, the person who is actually -- >> companywide policy. they're implementing that policy in everyone's e-mail shut off as soon as their shift is over. melissa: doesn't it lead to a fire joe? for me if i sit there sunday night and go through, looking at the next day, send a few e-mails to set it up for the next day, here is what we need to do. you get a jumpstart on the day. i mean, it is not an emergency. >> the tragedy is a lot of these organizations are mandating it, and this is so silly. they don't get that they're going with a good idea. lead by example. let's not e-mail our employees or less not put urgent on the e-mail we'll send to our employees after business hours. melissa: what it is urgent? >> not responding to e-mails after hours.
>> i feel like his message is right. the urgency is like the boy that cries wolf. when there really is there's a situation o one will want -- melissa: up to you as an adult and employ you to sort through what is and is not urgent? i would feel like if i you know someone and i get this e-mail, i don't know what you're doing. you check your but device when it is right for you. i mean, you set your own boundaries. it is not my fault. >> let's say you are volkswagen. the spring the cars and giving us a you are of volkswagen employees and there is an engineer starting at the line. it will be issued on monday or saturday new medium of the person. order your options of the black areas are not? you pick up the phone where you go there personally. melissa: i don't have a land line. my blackberry is out there is no way to get me. >> no way? melissa: you could come over to my house, i guess, if you know where i lived on the other and that we on't have a land line.
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and as many as 30% more than new year's eve. melissa: it is not because people are driving drunk. they're mad that they are not getting a parking spot want. you have seen that. you have to get out and hit their car with a hammer. >> that is interesting question. alcohol-related debts are decreasing, but the number of overall death is falling. but the angry driving is now a big problem. melissa: they also said that 64 percent of drivers experienced aggressive driving six times are more in the past three months. in the past three hours. that sounded love to me. i think it is more than that. >> had admitted it. then admitted it. melissa: at that they meant experienced on the road. i see aggressive driving. i feel like it is getting worse. >> it is, and especially when you are not paying attention. you have a list the you're going through, trying to get the best deal he can. so much going on, kids in the car. it is a lot. melissa: 54% of drivers think that men are more aggressive. i'm not sure i agree with that.
have been told by a police officer that i am a menace. i sort of thing that -- i had to laugh when he said that. he was not really laughing. you're a menace. does that offend you that most people think men are the more aggressive drivers? >> not at all. juneau's to is really more aggressive, but it is a bad combination. anger in the steering wheel, distraction and a driver's seat. melissa: with that question. what do you think, men or women, more aggressive drivers? >> i think that women can be equally aggressive. as to the sample size and often times you don't really know what the numbers are, but at the capability is to be just as aggressive. melissa: what helps you not do that? music helps, if you can -- having mike is in the car helps because i don't want to set a bad example. what helps you not be so aggressive? >> i don't want to get a ticket and deal with an insurance company and have a dent in my car. that is always the biggest scare melissa: what you? consequences? >> and the fact that i find it more effective and i am home.
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