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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Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#595 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
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I did so without selling out my nation. OUTSOURCING SHOULD BE TREASON.
so you only buy products made in your local hamlet? sure pal...sure...
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#596 Oct 8, 2013
I buy only MADE IN THE USA....Only thing I have no made in the USA is my cell phone. This PC I am typing on is 95% made in USA parts. I drive vehicles made before 1970 all of them restored to like new. I wont step foot in walmart or any place like it.
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#597 Oct 8, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
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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.
those workers need more money to get by. The rich want more to just want more...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#598 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
I buy only MADE IN THE USA....Only thing I have no made in the USA is my cell phone. This PC I am typing on is 95% made in USA parts. I drive vehicles made before 1970 all of them restored to like new. I wont step foot in walmart or any place like it.
really? as a welder, what work boots do you buy? where were they made?
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#599 Oct 8, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>really? as a welder, what work boots do you buy? where were they made?
Redwing boots made right here in Redwing Minnesota...

They are marked in 4 places saying made in the USA and I have seen and toured the Redwing boot factory and seen the line my boots were made on.....

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#600 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
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Redwing boots made right here in Redwing Minnesota...
They are marked in 4 places saying made in the USA and I have seen and toured the Redwing boot factory and seen the line my boots were made on.....
yes, they are put together in the USA, but you might want to check where they get their upper leathers from, pal...

hint: it ain't the USA.

what a tool...
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#601 Oct 8, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>yes, they are put together in the USA, but you might want to check where they get their upper leathers from, pal...
hint: it ain't the USA.
what a tool...
You are so stupid. They do offer some lower quality cheaper boots that yes have foreign made parts. I only buy the boots made from 100% MADE IN USA PARTS FROM USA LEATHER...

Maybe if you worked for a living and not sit behind desk wearing Italian made shoes you might know a few things.

NOW I AM 100% AND YOUR LYING.......Walk away you lose.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#602 Oct 8, 2013
the first paragraph in this story is interesting...

http://www.mrketplace.com/20320/american-fact...

treasonous outsourcers?
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#603 Oct 8, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
the first paragraph in this story is interesting...
http://www.mrketplace.com/20320/american-fact...
treasonous outsourcers?
Does not change the fact Redwing boot company still makes 100% made in USA boots. Yes they make some cheaper lower quality ones that are not.
Joe

Brooklyn, NY

#604 Oct 8, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
<quoted text>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!
Is it moral for the rich to get tax cuts when our public schools are underfunded, poverty is growing, and our infrastructure is crumbling?
Joe

Allentown, PA

#605 Oct 8, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>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.
The people would rise up against that brutality.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#607 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
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Does not change the fact Redwing boot company still makes 100% made in USA boots. Yes they make some cheaper lower quality ones that are not.
treasonous outsourcers, in your own words...

what kind of tires do you put on those vehicles of yours?

are you starting to see that your idiotic idea of not having a global economy is in direct conflict with reality?
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#608 Oct 8, 2013
Joe wrote:
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Is it moral for the rich to get tax cuts when our public schools are underfunded, poverty is growing, and our infrastructure is crumbling?
Which tax cuts are you referring to?

These are the 2013 Tax Rate (note; the more you make, the more they take):

Rate
10%$0 to $8,925
15%$8,925 to $36,250
25%$36,250 to $87,850
28%$87,850 to $183,250
33%$183,250 to $398,350
35%$398,350 to $400,000
39.60%$400,000 and up

http://www.forbes.com/sites/moneybuilder/2013...
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#609 Oct 8, 2013
Joe wrote:
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Is it moral for the rich to get tax cuts when our public schools are underfunded, poverty is growing, and our infrastructure is crumbling?
Is it moral for some to expect others to carry their burden through life because they either are incapable or unwilling to carry it themselves?
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#610 Oct 8, 2013
Joe wrote:
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The people would rise up against that brutality.
Keep dreaming Joe .... You haven't figured out how to support yourself yet in life. You and yours rising up is the least of this countries worries
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#611 Oct 8, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>treasonous outsourcers, in your own words...
what kind of tires do you put on those vehicles of yours?
are you starting to see that your idiotic idea of not having a global economy is in direct conflict with reality?
Like I said before. I try my very best to buy USA made. Yes some things you cant. But you should atleast try.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#612 Oct 8, 2013
Joe wrote:
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Is it moral for the rich to get tax cuts when our public schools are underfunded, poverty is growing, and our infrastructure is crumbling?
if we took the yearly US budget, and divided it by US adults, you would not be able to pay your fair share. the wealthy pay the vast, vast majority of the taxes that make the country you live in run...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#613 Oct 8, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
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Is it moral for some to expect others to carry their burden through life because they either are incapable or unwilling to carry it themselves?
it is moral that we take care of those less fortunate.

it is not moral for Joe to complain about this beneficence...
Joe

Brooklyn, NY

#614 Oct 8, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>Is it moral for some to expect others to carry their burden through life because they either are incapable or unwilling to carry it themselves?
Blame businesses for not paying living wages.
Joe

Brooklyn, NY

#615 Oct 8, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
<quoted text>Which tax cuts are you referring to?

These are the 2013 Tax Rate (note; the more you make, the more they take):

Rate
10%$0 to $8,925
15%$8,925 to $36,250
25%$36,250 to $87,850
28%$87,850 to $183,250
33%$183,250 to $398,350
35%$398,350 to $400,000
39.60%$400,000 and up

http://www.forbes.com/sites/moneybuilder/2013...
If you're making $400K a year you should not be complaining about your taxes. Be grateful for what you have.

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