Will fast-food protests spur higher minimum wage?

There are 711 comments on the Northern Michigan News story from Aug 5, 2013, titled Will fast-food protests spur higher minimum wage?. In it, Northern Michigan News reports that:

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

#575 Oct 8, 2013
Joe wrote:
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If the rich are promoting their self-interest in wanting tax cuts, I'm promoting my self- interest in wanting a living wage. It's only fair.
Which one do you think will get what they want?

The rich getting tax cuts so they can keep more of their earnings?

OR

You getting a pay raise just because you want one?

<LOL> - don't hold your breath!
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#576 Oct 8, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
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Which one do you think will get what they want?
The rich getting tax cuts so they can keep more of their earnings?
OR
You getting a pay raise just because you want one?
<LOL> - don't hold your breath!
Oh the rich will get more. As this nation gets ripped apart the rich will get richer.

The rich are the enemy of this nation and until we stop them they will destroy this nation.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#577 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
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Oh the rich will get more. As this nation gets ripped apart the rich will get richer.
The rich are the enemy of this nation and until we stop them they will destroy this nation.
The easiest way for the rich to destroy this country is to leave and take their money with them.

Then you won't have them to poke at anymore.

There will be no one left to blame.

<LOL>

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#578 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
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Oh the rich will get more. As this nation gets ripped apart the rich will get richer.
The rich are the enemy of this nation and until we stop them they will destroy this nation.
"enemy of this nation"...pffft.

sure, bolshevik boy, sure...

funny how in one post you brag about you being worth more than others and in the next whine about those more successful than you...
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#579 Oct 8, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
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The easiest way for the rich to destroy this country is to leave and take their money with them.
Then you won't have them to poke at anymore.
There will be no one left to blame.
<LOL>
They have been doing that for decades...There evil and traitors.

I almost wish ALL rich people would leave so we could start over and make this nation great again thru hard work and true capitalism. This plutocracy crony capitalism we have now is horrible.
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#580 Oct 8, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>"enemy of this nation"...pffft.
sure, bolshevik boy, sure...
funny how in one post you brag about you being worth more than others and in the next whine about those more successful than you...
SO WHO OU SOURCED THE JOBS WHO CRASHED THE ECONOMY FOR PROFITS???????

Yep the rich.

I am not rich..yes well to do. But my money came off hard work and honest living..Not out sourcing and cheating .

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#581 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
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SO WHO OU SOURCED THE JOBS WHO CRASHED THE ECONOMY FOR PROFITS???????
Yep the rich.
I am not rich..yes well to do. But my money came off hard work and honest living..Not out sourcing and cheating .
people buying homes at obviously hyper-inflated prices at or above their borrowing limits didn't play any part in that?

your bias seems to be tainting your ability to reason...
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#582 Oct 8, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>people buying homes at obviously hyper-inflated prices at or above their borrowing limits didn't play any part in that?
your bias seems to be tainting your ability to reason...
Had those people not lost there jobs they could have afforded the payment..
But do continue I laugh at all your lies.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#583 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
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I do know way more then you. LOL...I mean you sit behind a desk and somehow you think that is work...I do for relaxing what you do for "work"....
Also as a welder and owner of rental units I am sure I make more and am worth more then you.....So your so smart. NOT.
I hope that your delusions help keep you comfortable.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#584 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
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Had those people not lost there jobs they could have afforded the payment..
But do continue I laugh at all your lies.
didn't they lose their jobs because they helped tank the economy?

again, your bias against those more successful than you is clouding your ability to think straight.
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#585 Oct 8, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>didn't they lose their jobs because they helped tank the economy?
again, your bias against those more successful than you is clouding your ability to think straight.
Who tanked it was those who outsourced the jobs they ahd when they could afford the payments.

Can you not read?? You seem stupid not to get facts.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#586 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
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Who tanked it was those who outsourced the jobs they ahd when they could afford the payments.
Can you not read?? You seem stupid not to get facts.
job outsourcing is what tanked the economy across the globe?

sure, pal, sure...
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#587 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
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Who tanked it was those who outsourced the jobs they ahd when they could afford the payments.
Can you not read?? You seem stupid not to get facts.
This is just one of the reasons why individuals like Huh, and Joe will never be successful (regardless of their fanciful tales). They lack the basic understanding of why many of these jobs went overseas.

1. Most were menial jobs (manufacturing, textiles and the like), most did not require any advanced education but rather some basic training and then they were on their own.

2. As we advanced into the 80’s many of these industries were overburdened with the cost of union labor. I know its hard for the simpletons in this world to take but if your sole skill is pushing a broom across the floor on pushing a button on manufacturing line, you are not worth $20 or more an hour. Regardless of how much money the company makes.

3. Due to the excessive burden being placed on businesses due to the high labor costs in America many moved overseas. Again for the simpletons … companies are not in business to create jobs, but rather to make profits. Jobs are the byproduct of a successful business. Not the other way around.

So to recap for those thinking that menial positions are worth what they like to refer to as a living wage… Your futures are written in the past. Much as many of the manufacturing/factory jobs moved overseas in the past, with the rise in labor costs in industries such as fast food, what you will see a move towards automation, thereby reducing the total workforce needed to operate the business. Yes the individuals may get paid more, it just that there will be less of them then there are today.

To the dimwits like Joe … you will quickly go from a job that pays you something to no job paying nothing.
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#588 Oct 8, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>job outsourcing is what tanked the economy across the globe?
sure, pal, sure...
that and greed of the rich.
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#589 Oct 8, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
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This is just one of the reasons why individuals like Huh, and Joe will never be successful (regardless of their fanciful tales). They lack the basic understanding of why many of these jobs went overseas.
1. Most were menial jobs (manufacturing, textiles and the like), most did not require any advanced education but rather some basic training and then they were on their own.
2. As we advanced into the 80’s many of these industries were overburdened with the cost of union labor. I know its hard for the simpletons in this world to take but if your sole skill is pushing a broom across the floor on pushing a button on manufacturing line, you are not worth $20 or more an hour. Regardless of how much money the company makes.
3. Due to the excessive burden being placed on businesses due to the high labor costs in America many moved overseas. Again for the simpletons … companies are not in business to create jobs, but rather to make profits. Jobs are the byproduct of a successful business. Not the other way around.
So to recap for those thinking that menial positions are worth what they like to refer to as a living wage… Your futures are written in the past. Much as many of the manufacturing/factory jobs moved overseas in the past, with the rise in labor costs in industries such as fast food, what you will see a move towards automation, thereby reducing the total workforce needed to operate the business. Yes the individuals may get paid more, it just that there will be less of them then there are today.
To the dimwits like Joe … you will quickly go from a job that pays you something to no job paying nothing.
WOW!! I am very successful. I did so without being a traitor and selling out my nation....
You really need to educate yourself on what is real. SHUT OFF FAUX NEWS AND RICH LIMTURDER.....Lies wont help rebuild this nation.

What you still don't get is the top 20% saw there wages go up 3000% why the bottom wages went down (with inflation figured in..

A NATION CAN NOT SURVIVE LIKE THAT IDIOT.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#590 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
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that and greed of the rich.
sure, pal. so your greed to make wealth for yourself is different how?

it seems your jealousy of others is the only thing different here...
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#591 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
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WOW!! I am very successful. I did so without being a traitor and selling out my nation....
You really need to educate yourself on what is real. SHUT OFF FAUX NEWS AND RICH LIMTURDER.....Lies wont help rebuild this nation.
What you still don't get is the top 20% saw there wages go up 3000% why the bottom wages went down (with inflation figured in..
A NATION CAN NOT SURVIVE LIKE THAT IDIOT.
I'm sure that it has nothing to do with the fact that today's workforce requires more than a high school education to achieve success. All the high paying jobs for the unskilled in this country are gone, and yet we are overwhelmed by the broom pusher, toilet swabber mentality.

You are correct that no nation can survive carrying on its back the plethora of unskilled and unmotivated individuals that we are currently attempting to support. And yet your answer is to pay them more .... regardless of how successful you claim to be, you are like the blind squirrel and the nut, if you have succeeded in life it was by blind luck, as you appear to stupid to have done it on purpose.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#592 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>
WOW!! I am very successful. I did so without being a traitor and selling out my nation....
You really need to educate yourself on what is real. SHUT OFF FAUX NEWS AND RICH LIMTURDER.....Lies wont help rebuild this nation.
What you still don't get is the top 20% saw there wages go up 3000% why the bottom wages went down (with inflation figured in..
A NATION CAN NOT SURVIVE LIKE THAT IDIOT.
you seem to be under the delusion that there is some finite pie of wealth so that is some make more, others must make less. this is not a realistic view of reality.
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#593 Oct 8, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>sure, pal. so your greed to make wealth for yourself is different how?
it seems your jealousy of others is the only thing different here...
I did so without selling out my nation. OUTSOURCING SHOULD BE TREASON.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#594 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
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that and greed of the rich.
The rich aren't the only greedy ones.

There are greedy people who are demanding that THEY get more money for doing nothing more than menial work.

There are the 'successfully' greedy and the 'desperately' greedy.

The 'desperately' greedy are JEALOUS of the 'successfully' greedy.

<LOL>

P.S. Non-greedy people are SATISFIED with what they have and are unconcerned about other people's wealth.

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