Will fast-food protests spur higher minimum wage?

Aug 5, 2013 Full story: Northern Michigan News 711

Terrance Wise has two jobs in Kansas City - one at a burger joint, a second at a pizza restaurant - but he says his paychecks aren't enough to buy shoes for his three daughters and insure his 15-year-old car.

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Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#431 Sep 24, 2013
Joe, you could emulate what the immigrants do, open your own biz.....The Indians open convenience stores and dairy queens, the Vietnamese open nail salons, the Chinese open restaurants, the Koreans open dry cleaners, the Mexicans open restaurants or landscape companies, the paki's open convenience stores, African open hair braiding places, the list is endless. keep in mind, they work 80 hours a week, sleep in the back room, and pinch every penny they can...they don't hire slackers, they only hire their kind, meaning they don't have to worry about EEOC or workmens comp, or paying overtime, etc. They work in cash biz, which means they don't report it all, why pay taxes on every cash transaction? Some of them make good money too, and send it home for other relatives to come over and share the prosperity... But from hearing your story, I don't think you are that much of a risk taker, I think you'd do better at a job that you don't have to work too hard or too long at, right?
Joe

Brooklyn, NY

#432 Sep 24, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
Joe, you could emulate what the immigrants do, open your own biz.....The Indians open convenience stores and dairy queens, the Vietnamese open nail salons, the Chinese open restaurants, the Koreans open dry cleaners, the Mexicans open restaurants or landscape companies, the paki's open convenience stores, African open hair braiding places, the list is endless. keep in mind, they work 80 hours a week, sleep in the back room, and pinch every penny they can...they don't hire slackers, they only hire their kind, meaning they don't have to worry about EEOC or workmens comp, or paying overtime, etc. They work in cash biz, which means they don't report it all, why pay taxes on every cash transaction? Some of them make good money too, and send it home for other relatives to come over and share the prosperity... But from hearing your story, I don't think you are that much of a risk taker, I think you'd do better at a job that you don't have to work too hard or too long at, right?
I have no interest in evading taxes and exploiting workers. Besides I would rather sink my limited resources in running for elected office.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#433 Sep 24, 2013
Joe wrote:
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Liar.
How much more money do you think the government can spend that they don't even have??

Do you even know how LARGE $16 TRILLION in DEBT is??? That's how much the government is in debt.

Every little bit counts. Eventually there will be too much debt and there will not be enough to cover government workers, let alone the un-employed, under-employed.

Government money does not grow on trees!
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#434 Sep 25, 2013
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
The EITC was developed by conservative GOPers in the 1970's. The goal was to promote work, help alleviate poverty and provide local economic stimulus. It is one of the most successful pieces of legislation passed by Congress and signed into law.
How anyone could oppose the EITC is beyond me. But I can assure you I earned my tax credit. And as long as I don't receive a living wage I will be eligible for an EITC.
I'm sure it's beyond you as it appears are many things .... such as success.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#435 Sep 25, 2013
Joe wrote:
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I have no interest in evading taxes and exploiting workers. Besides I would rather sink my limited resources in running for elected office.
HAHAHAHAHAHA

You cannot even obtain employment above minimum wage ... what makes you think that your qualified for public office, if employers see no potential beyond the fryer in you..

Oh ... that's right. You believe that because another has earned something that it is your right to possess it as well, even though you have not nor ever could earn it.

You are am imbecile on top of being a loser. Good job!
Joe

Brooklyn, NY

#436 Sep 25, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>HAHAHAHAHAHA

You cannot even obtain employment above minimum wage ... what makes you think that your qualified for public office, if employers see no potential beyond the fryer in you..

Oh ... that's right. You believe that because another has earned something that it is your right to possess it as well, even though you have not nor ever could earn it.

You are am imbecile on top of being a loser. Good job!
Because I understand the struggles so many Americans are experiencing. I have empathy, kindness, intelligence -- traits that are missing from many legislative bodies.
Joe

Brooklyn, NY

#437 Sep 25, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
<quoted text>How much more money do you think the government can spend that they don't even have??

Do you even know how LARGE $16 TRILLION in DEBT is??? That's how much the government is in debt.

Every little bit counts. Eventually there will be too much debt and there will not be enough to cover government workers, let alone the un-employed, under-employed.

Government money does not grow on trees!
We need to fix the unemployment and underemployment problem in our nation before we fix the deficit. The two issues are related. The workers employed in good paying jobs equals more tax revenue for infrastructure. The debt isn't that big of a problem as some contend.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#438 Sep 25, 2013
Joe wrote:
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We need to fix the unemployment and underemployment problem in our nation before we fix the deficit. The two issues are related. The workers employed in good paying jobs equals more tax revenue for infrastructure. The debt isn't that big of a problem as some contend.
start a biz and hire some of those unemployed, and stop talking about it....keep in mind, that every local, city, state and federal govt agency will be standing in your way with roadblocks of rules, regulations, red tape, and you might decide just to stay on welfare rather than put up with the hassle the govt gives businesspeople.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#439 Sep 25, 2013
Joe wrote:
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Because I understand the struggles so many Americans are experiencing. I have empathy, kindness, intelligence -- traits that are missing from many legislative bodies.
If you were so intelligent, you would think that you would be able to find gainful employment, however given that you cannot one can only assume that prospective employers see the same in you that I do .... NOTHING! But keep dreaming ... it appears all that you have to hold on to. LOL
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#440 Sep 25, 2013
Joe wrote:
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We need to fix the unemployment and underemployment problem in our nation before we fix the deficit. The two issues are related. The workers employed in good paying jobs equals more tax revenue for infrastructure. The debt isn't that big of a problem as some contend.
Says they guy with empty pockets and no future, but a hand out to the taxpayers to support him. Somehow I don't think that you're much of an authority on the economy. Now if we need an authority on begging then you are our guy.
Joe

Brooklyn, NY

#441 Sep 25, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>start a biz and hire some of those unemployed, and stop talking about it....keep in mind, that every local, city, state and federal govt agency will be standing in your way with roadblocks of rules, regulations, red tape, and you might decide just to stay on welfare rather than put up with the hassle the govt gives businesspeople.
The problem is capital. Another problem is some of my political friends were defeated in 2012 which makes it harder to secure federal and state business grants and loans. But I know several intelligent and resourceful unemployed workers who would make great partners. We'll have to see.
Joe

Brooklyn, NY

#442 Sep 25, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>Says they guy with empty pockets and no future, but a hand out to the taxpayers to support him. Somehow I don't think that you're much of an authority on the economy. Now if we need an authority on begging then you are our guy.
While I don't have expertise on the economy like Paul Krugman, I have an informed understanding stemming from my background, investments and reading the NYT.
Joe

Brooklyn, NY

#443 Sep 25, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>If you were so intelligent, you would think that you would be able to find gainful employment, however given that you cannot one can only assume that prospective employers see the same in you that I do .... NOTHING! But keep dreaming ... it appears all that you have to hold on to. LOL
How many times do I have to explain.... I have a job that pays insufficient wages. But rather than go to the corner and be quiet ( which you want), I have chosen to fight back through political means.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#444 Sep 25, 2013
Joe wrote:
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How many times do I have to explain.... I have a job that pays insufficient wages. But rather than go to the corner and be quiet ( which you want), I have chosen to fight back through political means.
you're going on strike for better wages? careful, there may be a high school graduate in line right behind you, chomping to take your spot.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#445 Sep 25, 2013
Joe wrote:
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While I don't have expertise on the economy like Paul Krugman, I have an informed understanding stemming from my background, investments and reading the NYT.
And yet you cannot find a job above the minimum wage. The facts do not appear to equal your fantasies.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#446 Sep 25, 2013
Joe wrote:
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How many times do I have to explain.... I have a job that pays insufficient wages. But rather than go to the corner and be quiet ( which you want), I have chosen to fight back through political means.
The reality is that you appear to not want to get a real job and instead would rather attempt to extort employers to pay you adult wages for a entry level job designed for those just entering the workforce.

Keep your hand out loser, it is most likely the only way you will ever feed yourself. Good thing you have no pride.
Storm Warning

Fall River, WI

#447 Sep 30, 2013
Diversity is gutting America.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#448 Sep 30, 2013
Diversity in our water supply is called contamination and pollution. The same is true of air. Yet the "Internazis" (Internationalists) are working hard to convince us "Diversity" (Social Pollution) is good for us.
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards, Terri
Storm Warning wrote:
Diversity is gutting America.

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#449 Sep 30, 2013
Joe wrote:
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How many times do I have to explain.... I have a job that pays insufficient wages. But rather than go to the corner and be quiet ( which you want), I have chosen to fight back through political means.
obviously the job you have was not meant to be a living wage job as the skills involved are not wroth that level of pay.

what you are really doing is asking for a handout...
Joe

Danielson, CT

#450 Sep 30, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>obviously the job you have was not meant to be a living wage job as the skills involved are not wroth that level of pay.

what you are really doing is asking for a handout...
Wrong. Not a handout, but rather a helping hand from the Federal Government. There's no shame. It takes courage to admit you need help. No one person can do it alone.

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