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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Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#471 Oct 1, 2013
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
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

Mundelein, IL

#472 Oct 1, 2013
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
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!

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#473 Oct 1, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
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.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#474 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!!!!!!!!!!
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>

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#475 Oct 1, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<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
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#476 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??????
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.
poeticjustice

Corinth, MS

#477 Oct 1, 2013
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.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#478 Oct 1, 2013
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.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#479 Oct 1, 2013
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
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
You're wrong on so many levels. You tout a harsh Ayn Rand philosophy that borders on genocide for the middle-class and poor.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#480 Oct 1, 2013
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#481 Oct 1, 2013
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#482 Oct 1, 2013
Joe wrote:
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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.
Joe

Danielson, CT

#483 Oct 1, 2013
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???
Joe

Danielson, CT

#484 Oct 1, 2013
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!

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#487 Oct 1, 2013
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
I just enrolled in Obamacare. Suck it loser!
are you paying, or are taxpayers picking it up?
Joe

Allentown, PA

#488 Oct 1, 2013
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.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#489 Oct 1, 2013
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
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>
Joe

Danielson, CT

#490 Oct 1, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>That just means that we have an abundance of low skilled / no skilled losers in this country. You appear to be their supreme leader.
No, it means our economy has been gutted of middle-income jobs and replace with slave-wage fast food and retail jobs. If these are the jobs of the future, then workers must organize and apply political pressure for living wages and benefits.
Joe

Danielson, CT

#491 Oct 1, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>No I'm one of the productive taxpayers that your begging to help support you.
"Productive" is a relative term.
Joe

Danielson, CT

#492 Oct 1, 2013
TerryE wrote:
<quoted text>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
We live in a different era from the time you dropped out.

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