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: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#451 Sep 30, 2013
Joe wrote:
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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.
how is getting paid more than your job and skills are worth not a handout?

yes, most of us do make it on our own...
Joe

Danielson, CT

#452 Sep 30, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>how is getting paid more than your job and skills are worth not a handout?

yes, most of us do make it on our own...
First, you're unaware of my knowledge and skill-set.

Second, I pay federal taxes, but because my income is low I receive a tax credit.

Third, If that angers you, blame my employer who doesn't pay a living wage. If I received a living wage I would not be eligible for an EITC and other public assistance. There should be no such thing as the "working poor."

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#453 Sep 30, 2013
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
First, you're unaware of my knowledge and skill-set.
Second, I pay federal taxes, but because my income is low I receive a tax credit.
Third, If that angers you, blame my employer who doesn't pay a living wage. If I received a living wage I would not be eligible for an EITC and other public assistance. There should be no such thing as the "working poor."
obviously the market in your area is what thinks your skillset is not worth a living wage...or the wage you wish it should be.

yes, if someone just flips burgers atr a fast food joint, s/he should expect to be poor. that is not a living wage job.
Joe

Danielson, CT

#454 Sep 30, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>obviously the market in your area is what thinks your skillset is not worth a living wage...or the wage you wish it should be.

yes, if someone just flips burgers atr a fast food joint, s/he should expect to be poor. that is not a living wage job.
Wrong. If you work you should not be poor. Don't allow yourself to be indoctrinated by profit-mad capitalism.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#455 Sep 30, 2013
Joe wrote:
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Wrong. If you work you should not be poor. Don't allow yourself to be indoctrinated by profit-mad capitalism.
no, not wrong, if you do the work made for teenagers as part time jobs, you will be poor.

it seems quite obvious you want all the benefits that those of us who worked hard to get where we are without doing the work yourself...good luck with that...

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#456 Oct 1, 2013
It takes courage to wimp out? It takes courage to whine "They don't pay me enough!"? Why not try some real courage and look for a higher paying job. Or is that a bridge too far? Too many personal problems to get past the HR guys? Only you know! Oh and BTW, it is a handout!
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards, Terri
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
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.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#457 Oct 1, 2013
Oh I beg to differ! This least qualified among should always be paid less. And those losers who do the least qualified jobs should be paid less. Why? How would we ever get good people to rise above them? We would have to come up with new ways of rewarding good people. Being poor should not be a paid vacation. It must hurt a little.
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards, Terri
Joe wrote:
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living wage. If I received a living wage I would not be eligible for an EITC and other public assistance. There should be no such thing as the "working poor."
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#458 Oct 1, 2013
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong. If you work you should not be poor. Don't allow yourself to be indoctrinated by profit-mad capitalism.
It appears that you're still begging Joe. But to listen to you ... "you" have "courage" while foisting your tin cup in the faces of those who really earn a living demanding that they share with you.

You have taken being a loser to new levels. Congratulations!
Joe

Allentown, PA

#459 Oct 1, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>It appears that you're still begging Joe. But to listen to you ... "you" have "courage" while foisting your tin cup in the faces of those who really earn a living demanding that they share with you.

You have taken being a loser to new levels. Congratulations!
Still being an ignorant judgmental jerk. You're nothing but a cog in the wheel listening to everything Fox feeds you.
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#460 Oct 1, 2013
It still comes down to this...Sine the 1980,s the CEO and front office types wages have went up at a 3000% rate with inflation figured in. The working class wages have went down 25% with inflation figured in...

Something has to change.

in 1989 my brother started at a factory the starting wage was $8.50 an hour. At that time the CEO was making 300k. Today at the same factory the staring wage for the same job is $10 an hour and the CEO is making 5 million a year..

SEE THE PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!!
Joe

Danielson, CT

#461 Oct 1, 2013
Huh wrote:
It still comes down to this...Sine the 1980,s the CEO and front office types wages have went up at a 3000% rate with inflation figured in. The working class wages have went down 25% with inflation figured in...

Something has to change.

in 1989 my brother started at a factory the starting wage was $8.50 an hour. At that time the CEO was making 300k. Today at the same factory the staring wage for the same job is $10 an hour and the CEO is making 5 million a year..

SEE THE PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!!
I agree 100%.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#462 Oct 1, 2013
Huh wrote:
It still comes down to this...Sine the 1980,s the CEO and front office types wages have went up at a 3000% rate with inflation figured in. The working class wages have went down 25% with inflation figured in...
Something has to change.
in 1989 my brother started at a factory the starting wage was $8.50 an hour. At that time the CEO was making 300k. Today at the same factory the staring wage for the same job is $10 an hour and the CEO is making 5 million a year..
SEE THE PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!!
yes, start your own company if you want to earn that kind of wealth.
Joe

Danielson, CT

#463 Oct 1, 2013
TerryE wrote:
<quoted text>Oh I beg to differ! This least qualified among should always be paid less. And those losers who do the least qualified jobs should be paid less. Why? How would we ever get good people to rise above them? We would have to come up with new ways of rewarding good people. Being poor should not be a paid vacation. It must hurt a little.
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards, Terri
You're wrong on so many levels. You tout a harsh Ayn Rand philosophy that borders on genocide for the middle-class and poor.
Joe

Danielson, CT

#464 Oct 1, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>no, not wrong, if you do the work made for teenagers as part time jobs, you will be poor.

it seems quite obvious you want all the benefits that those of us who worked hard to get where we are without doing the work yourself...good luck with that...
The average age for fast food workers is 28.
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#465 Oct 1, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>yes, start your own company if you want to earn that kind of wealth.
WHAT?>??? How is wage going down for workers and up at staggering rate for front office good??????

Tell me how just saying start your own company makes sense..

SO EVERYONE SHOULD START THERE OWN COMPANY?????????So no one will be working is what you think??????
Joe

Allentown, PA

#466 Oct 1, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>yes, start your own company if you want to earn that kind of wealth.
Most people are not born with silver spoons in their mouth.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#467 Oct 1, 2013
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Most people are not born with silver spoons in their mouth.
most people in the US that start successful companies were not either...

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#468 Oct 1, 2013
Huh maybe you should move to Russia, I hear the factory workers and the CEO's make about the same over there.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#469 Oct 1, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>
WHAT?>??? How is wage going down for workers and up at staggering rate for front office good??????
Tell me how just saying start your own company makes sense..
SO EVERYONE SHOULD START THERE OWN COMPANY?????????So no one will be working is what you think??????
i am saying if you want that kind of earned wealth, the opportunity to create it is out there. when someone earns more, that does not mean someone else earns less. there is not a finite pie of wealth out there.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#470 Oct 1, 2013
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
A 'helping hand' from the government IS A HANDOUT.

When you accept something that you have not earned it is a HANDOUT.

Call it what you want, but you are utilizing resources that other people have EARNED and the government took from them.

You are lucky that there ARE PRODUCTIVE people who the government can TAKE money from, so that you can have something for nothing.

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