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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Huh

Owatonna, MN

#513 Oct 3, 2013
Since 1980 he wages of the top 10% have went up 3000% with inflation figured in..

The wages of the working class since 1980 has went down 25% with inflation figured in..

SEE THE PROBLEM WITH THE USA??????????

Hint...The top makes to much the bottom not enough.
Joe

Danielson, CT

#514 Oct 3, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>Being overrun by the useless like Joe. No skills, no brains, no motivation, but high demands. Geee ... just cant understand why some corporation doesn't want to hire you on at a top salary. HAHAHAHAHA

Keep your hand out loser. Its your most useful skill.
I'm not asking for an obscene salary. Just a living wage that allows for the basics like you enjoy. What's so wrong with that?
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#515 Oct 3, 2013
Joe wrote:
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I'm not asking for an obscene salary. Just a living wage that allows for the basics like you enjoy. What's so wrong with that?
The rich like Alpheion make huge obscene salaries. They think the workers should be slaves and make nothing.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#516 Oct 3, 2013
Joe wrote:
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Blah, blah, blah....
Eleanor, your demographic is shrinking by the year.
Yes, the shrinking demographic of the middle class is shrinking.

The growth of the lower class is exploding.

There is no question in my mind that you are in the class that is rapidly expanding.
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#517 Oct 3, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
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Yes, the shrinking demographic of the middle class is shrinking.
The growth of the lower class is exploding.
There is no question in my mind that you are in the class that is rapidly expanding.
Trickle down economics that Reagan started has almost done what the GOP wanted. CRUSH THE WORKING CLASS.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#518 Oct 3, 2013
Joe wrote:
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I'm not asking for an obscene salary. Just a living wage that allows for the basics like you enjoy. What's so wrong with that?
Obtain the skills that command a living wage, don't expect to be paid a living wage for a job that is not worth such a wage. It's called "Earning what you get".

Whats wrong is that you expect to be given what most others had to earn.

Given your attitude ... you deserve to starve!
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#519 Oct 3, 2013
Huh wrote:
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The rich like Alpheion make huge obscene salaries. They think the workers should be slaves and make nothing.
You have no idea what I make, so any assumptions on your part only may you look foolish.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#520 Oct 3, 2013
Huh wrote:
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Trickle down economics that Reagan started has almost done what the GOP wanted. CRUSH THE WORKING CLASS.
Lack of education, a sense of entitlement, diminished personal motivation, and lack of personal responsibility .... These are what is CRUSHING THE MIDDLE CLASS.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#521 Oct 3, 2013
Joe wrote:
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I'm not asking for an obscene salary. Just a living wage that allows for the basics like you enjoy. What's so wrong with that?
By the way Joe. The things that I enjoy are those that I have "EARNED"! I did not beg anyone to help shoulder my burden nor did I ask for or receive anything in this life that I did not earn.

But keep your hand out, since you believe that this makes your courageous. The rest of us will just laugh at you for you pitiful nature.
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#522 Oct 3, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
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You have no idea what I make, so any assumptions on your part only may you look foolish.
Thing you don't get is people who work hard for a living wreck there bodies and do dangerous jobs that are very menial and hard to do..WHY SHOULD THEY NOT MAKE ENOUGH TO LIVE ON.

You sit behind a desk doing nothing and make a lot of money....WHY
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#523 Oct 3, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
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Lack of education, a sense of entitlement, diminished personal motivation, and lack of personal responsibility .... These are what is CRUSHING THE MIDDLE CLASS.
I hope you like it hot..Hell will sux for you rich demons.

Not all people can get education. Just because someone is not mentally smart does that mean if they work real hard they should not make enough to live?
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#524 Oct 3, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
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By the way Joe. The things that I enjoy are those that I have "EARNED"! I did not beg anyone to help shoulder my burden nor did I ask for or receive anything in this life that I did not earn.
But keep your hand out, since you believe that this makes your courageous. The rest of us will just laugh at you for you pitiful nature.
You don't EARN anything sitting in desk watching others work IDIOT.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#525 Oct 3, 2013
Huh wrote:
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Thing you don't get is people who work hard for a living wreck there bodies and do dangerous jobs that are very menial and hard to do..WHY SHOULD THEY NOT MAKE ENOUGH TO LIVE ON.
You sit behind a desk doing nothing and make a lot of money....WHY
If you did not invest in your own future by educating yourself beyond the menial in the workplace, why would the employer invest to pay you beyond what the position is worth. You obviously did not see the value in your future ... why would the employer.

Im sure that porter at McD's works hard, however their contribution to the business is minimal. Want greater pay obtain the education and position to raise your contribution level and you will be paid more. Remain static and you will continue to beg for that which you will never receive.

I sit behind a desk making what I make because I was intelligent enough to seek and achieve higher education. Paid for by myself, earned by myself and now the benefits of are enjoyed by myself.

I know that earning is a alien concept to you, but if you think hard enough about it, I'm sure your little brain will figure it out.
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#526 Oct 3, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
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If you did not invest in your own future by educating yourself beyond the menial in the workplace, why would the employer invest to pay you beyond what the position is worth. You obviously did not see the value in your future ... why would the employer.
Im sure that porter at McD's works hard, however their contribution to the business is minimal. Want greater pay obtain the education and position to raise your contribution level and you will be paid more. Remain static and you will continue to beg for that which you will never receive.
I sit behind a desk making what I make because I was intelligent enough to seek and achieve higher education. Paid for by myself, earned by myself and now the benefits of are enjoyed by myself.
I know that earning is a alien concept to you, but if you think hard enough about it, I'm sure your little brain will figure it out.
People like you are why the USA is falling apart. We use to pay workers living ages. Then along came Reagan and trickle down and since then our nation has been falling....

Tell me how the top 10% wages going up 3000% with inflation why workers wages going down 25% with inflation is good or ok?>

You rich pukes don't get that 75% of what you rich make gets sold to the working class...Less money they have less they can buy from you demons.

AND SITTING BEHIND A DESK IS NOT WORK OR EARNED MONEY/
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#527 Oct 3, 2013
Huh wrote:
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I hope you like it hot..Hell will sux for you rich demons.
Not all people can get education. Just because someone is not mentally smart does that mean if they work real hard they should not make enough to live?
If you're not "mentally smart" (it's obvious by that statement that you were referring to yourself), then you will most likely have to work harder and possibly multiple jobs to make a living wage.

100 years ago those like you would have just perished, Darwin's , survival of the fittest, now we are overrun by those with no survival skills, beyond begging.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#528 Oct 3, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>
People like you are why the USA is falling apart. We use to pay workers living ages. Then along came Reagan and trickle down and since then our nation has been falling....
Tell me how the top 10% wages going up 3000% with inflation why workers wages going down 25% with inflation is good or ok?>
You rich pukes don't get that 75% of what you rich make gets sold to the working class...Less money they have less they can buy from you demons.
AND SITTING BEHIND A DESK IS NOT WORK OR EARNED MONEY/
People like me are why the USA is falling apart? You mean people that are productive and successful. Does that mean that the unproductive and unsuccessful are holding this country together? LOL

You are obviously not an authority on work or earning, so your critique is meaningless.

Go back to leaning on your broom and complaining about why you don't make as much as the CEO.

You and Joe need to get together ... between the two of you, you could equal l mediocre employee.
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#529 Oct 3, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>
If you're not "mentally smart" (it's obvious by that statement that you were referring to yourself), then you will most likely have to work harder and possibly multiple jobs to make a living wage.
100 years ago those like you would have just perished, Darwin's , survival of the fittest, now we are overrun by those with no survival skills, beyond begging.
A nation is only as strong as its middle class....THAT IS WHY THE USA IS DYING BECAUSE THE RICH HAVE WORKED HARD TO KILL THE MIDDLE CLASS..

It is a fact. Deny all you want wont change it..AS THE WORKING CLASS DIES SO DOES THE USA....FACT.
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#530 Oct 3, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
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People like me are why the USA is falling apart? You mean people that are productive and successful. Does that mean that the unproductive and unsuccessful are holding this country together? LOL
You are obviously not an authority on work or earning, so your critique is meaningless.
Go back to leaning on your broom and complaining about why you don't make as much as the CEO.
You and Joe need to get together ... between the two of you, you could equal l mediocre employee.
No people who think those who work for a living should get paid less.

Tell me why the 3000% increase you rich slime got in wages is ok but why workers cant have increases in wages at all?
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#531 Oct 3, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>
A nation is only as strong as its middle class....THAT IS WHY THE USA IS DYING BECAUSE THE RICH HAVE WORKED HARD TO KILL THE MIDDLE CLASS..
It is a fact. Deny all you want wont change it..AS THE WORKING CLASS DIES SO DOES THE USA....FACT.
I'm part of the middle class genius ... however if you are working for minimum wage you are not even within visual range of the middle class, so exactly what is your contribution to the country?
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#532 Oct 3, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
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I'm part of the middle class genius ... however if you are working for minimum wage you are not even within visual range of the middle class, so exactly what is your contribution to the country?
Ok liar. No middle class person would be calling for wages to stagnate or go down.....

LIAR..........I am a welder by the way and make a good living of course I have a union to make sure I get paid good and the owners don't screw me over why they get rich..

I am just concerned for others beside myself

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