Will fast-food protests spur higher minimum wage?

Aug 5, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Northern Michigan News

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

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Huh wrote:
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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.
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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.
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.
Eleanor

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Still being an ignorant judgmental jerk. You're nothing but a cog in the wheel listening to everything Fox feeds you.
A poor slob like you can afford cable/satellite TV?

No wonder why you are whining about not 'having' enough money.

Some people are poor because they WANT and SPEND more than they earn.

That is NOT real poverty.

You are just a whimp. You will ALWAYS spend MORE than you earn.

Will you EVER be satisfied? <apparently not>
Eleanor

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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.
Still stuck on that idea that the government is a TOOL to be used?

Grants, loans and handouts?

Do you realize that YOU WOULD HAVE DIED if you had been one of the original settlers of this great nation?

There was NO GOVERNMENT, NO HANDOUTS. You would have NEVER been able to survive!

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Huh maybe you should move to Russia, I hear the factory workers and the CEO's make about the same over there.
in fact, russia has one of the fastest growing percentage of millionaires as they embrace the capitalist system.
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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!!!!!!!!!!
What's the problem? The company is still in business and is providing local people with employment.

Would you rather have the company shutter its doors and move to another country because of too much government interference in their business?

The government can EASILY cause companies to relocate by making wages here less attractive and more attractive over seas.

You do realize that this is a GLOBAL economy and factories can provide other countries with jobs that would have otherwise stayed here?

<and their CEO would still be making lots of money, but Americans would be OUT OF A JOB>

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<quoted text>in fact, russia has one of the fastest growing percentage of millionaires as they embrace the capitalist system.
great...its a chance for joe to get in on the ground floor...before all the rich fat cats take over....and those employers don't even have to pay for obamacare yet
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Huh wrote:
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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??????
Not everyone is cut out for making the big bucks that come from running their own company. It takes courage, business smarts and hard dedication.

Companies need people like you to work FOR them doing the ordinary and mundane tasks.
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It's simple! Big business profits are at a all time high,so pay your workers a living wage. You want more people off government help,then pay a living wage. I knw the gop will protect the rich every change they get,but the fact is cost go up & wages stay the same your just truning America n2 a slave wage country.
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poeticjustice wrote:
It's simple! Big business profits are at a all time high,so pay your workers a living wage. You want more people off government help,then pay a living wage. I knw the gop will protect the rich every change they get,but the fact is cost go up & wages stay the same your just truning America n2 a slave wage country.
A slave wage country, you say? But who/what is at fault?? If you think it is the independent employer, take ANOTHER LOOK!

It is the GOVERNMENT that is turning America into a slave wage nation.

BUT FOR THE FACT that the government DOES GIVE HANDOUTS to the underemployed, the workers remain 'manageable'.

If ALL THEY HAD were their wages, they ALL would be out protesting en mass!!

But in the meantime they collecting that little pittance of 'subsidies' and remain slaves to BOTH their jobs AND their government.

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That is the system I grew up on! Ayn Rand had nothing to do with it. I'm a HS dropout and I was at the bottom but I'll guarantee you I didn't finish at the bottom. And I'll guarantee you that whenever I had the "poor mes", I got rid of it! Fast! Wallowing in self pity is for losers.
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards, Terri
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You're wrong on so many levels. You tout a harsh Ayn Rand philosophy that borders on genocide for the middle-class and poor.
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Still being an ignorant judgmental jerk. You're nothing but a cog in the wheel listening to everything Fox feeds you.
No I'm one of the productive taxpayers that your begging to help support you.
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You're wrong on so many levels. You tout a harsh Ayn Rand philosophy that borders on genocide for the middle-class and poor.
Says the one at the bottom of the ladder with no marketable skills. No surprise there.
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The average age for fast food workers is 28.
That just means that we have an abundance of low skilled / no skilled losers in this country. You appear to be their supreme leader.
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Eleanor wrote:
<quoted text>Still stuck on that idea that the government is a TOOL to be used?

Grants, loans and handouts?

Do you realize that YOU WOULD HAVE DIED if you had been one of the original settlers of this great nation?

There was NO GOVERNMENT, NO HANDOUTS. You would have NEVER been able to survive!
Going off the deep end Eleanor???
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Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>Says the one at the bottom of the ladder with no marketable skills. No surprise there.
I just enrolled in Obamacare. Suck it loser!

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I just enrolled in Obamacare. Suck it loser!
are you paying, or are taxpayers picking it up?
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inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>are you paying, or are taxpayers picking it up?
Every civilized Western European nation has national healthcare for their citizens. Why doesn't the US? Obamacare is a step in the right direction with the end goal being single-payer.

Unemployed and low-income workers will benefit from tax credits. Americans who chose to stay with their current plan will benefit from lower premiums.
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I just enrolled in Obamacare. Suck it loser!
How much is your monthly premium??

How much is your deductible and co-pay?

Or are you waiting to be surprised that it's not free? <LOL>

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