Will fast-food protests spur higher m...

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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Huh

Faribault, MN

#677 Oct 8, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>saying the wealthy don't pay their fair share of taxes is begging for their money...
you might as well go door to door in affluent neighborhoods asking for handouts, at least that way you'd be honest and eliminate the middleman...
Not at all..Look back and see where I said they don't pay enough...YEA NEVER SAID THAT......OOPs caught you lying again...

I did say the tops 20% has seen there wages go up 3000% in last 40 years with inflation figured in...WHY AT SAME TIME THE WORKING CLASS WAGES HAVE WENT DOWN 25% WITH INFLATION FIGURED IN...

Did not say the rich should pay more taxes.....Just think working ages MUST come up or this nation will fall...

WHO BUYS MOST OF THE STUFF TEH RICH MAKE AND SELL?????????OH YEA WORKING CLASS...And as there wages stagnate they buy less....soon the rich will feel this pain also and then what.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#678 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
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Socialist communist...either way CHINA IS OUR ENEMY....Point is china's power is growing and our is failing...Every factory and every job that goes there is nail in the USA coffin...WHY DO YOU WNAT THAT?
yeah, cuz we really need those minimum wage jobs sewing together beanie babies.

your concepts on global economies are at the soundbyte level...
Huh

Faribault, MN

#679 Oct 8, 2013
I know this. I own 4 apartment buildings.

One is a bit upscale and is executive style lofts. That one so far is full and have been able to have very slight increases in rent every two years.

But my other 3 buildings are working class or lower income style. And on two I have had to lower rent just to keep them full.

As wages stagnate I have noticed for me my profit have gone down,also my friends who own small businesses have seen there profit go down do to lagging sales.

Business owners need customers who have money to spend. WHICH MEANS WORKING CLASS PEOPLE WITH MONEY TO SPEND.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#680 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>
Not at all..Look back and see where I said they don't pay enough...YEA NEVER SAID THAT......OOPs caught you lying again...
I did say the tops 20% has seen there wages go up 3000% in last 40 years with inflation figured in...WHY AT SAME TIME THE WORKING CLASS WAGES HAVE WENT DOWN 25% WITH INFLATION FIGURED IN...
Did not say the rich should pay more taxes.....Just think working ages MUST come up or this nation will fall...
WHO BUYS MOST OF THE STUFF TEH RICH MAKE AND SELL?????????OH YEA WORKING CLASS...And as there wages stagnate they buy less....soon the rich will feel this pain also and then what.
you need to factor in all costs to those figures, food costs have dropped dramatically over those 40 years.

the middle class's standard of living has not dropped (outside of the recent major recession we had, when it is expected to do so)

your cries of the working class being oppressed are as effective as the Occupy wall street idiots protests were...
Huh

Faribault, MN

#681 Oct 8, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>yeah, cuz we really need those minimum wage jobs sewing together beanie babies.
your concepts on global economies are at the soundbyte level...
Rather have people working putting parts together then on welfare...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#682 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
I know this. I own 4 apartment buildings.
One is a bit upscale and is executive style lofts. That one so far is full and have been able to have very slight increases in rent every two years.
But my other 3 buildings are working class or lower income style. And on two I have had to lower rent just to keep them full.
As wages stagnate I have noticed for me my profit have gone down,also my friends who own small businesses have seen there profit go down do to lagging sales.
Business owners need customers who have money to spend. WHICH MEANS WORKING CLASS PEOPLE WITH MONEY TO SPEND.
really? the rental unit business here in Mn is booming....

more bullshit...
Huh

Faribault, MN

#683 Oct 8, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>you need to factor in all costs to those figures, food costs have dropped dramatically over those 40 years.
the middle class's standard of living has not dropped (outside of the recent major recession we had, when it is expected to do so)
your cries of the working class being oppressed are as effective as the Occupy wall street idiots protests were...
Food is way more costly now..Where do you live? You eat worms and grass??

Where have you been. 40 years ago a man could work 40 hours a week and support his wife and 3-4 kids and live good...today both man and wife work 40-50 hours a week and barely get by.....

you need to do some reading and learn..

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#684 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>
Rather have people working putting parts together then on welfare...
see, tyou don't even have a clue as to economics. those jobs wouldn't be anywhere if they paid US minimum wages. the products would be priced far beyond their worth.
Huh

Faribault, MN

#685 Oct 8, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>see, tyou don't even have a clue as to economics. those jobs wouldn't be anywhere if they paid US minimum wages. the products would be priced far beyond their worth.
Ok smart guy then how do we get the American people off welfare and back to work in living wage jobs??

Or should more each year just go on welfare?
Huh

Faribault, MN

#686 Oct 8, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>really? the rental unit business here in Mn is booming....
more bullshit...
Did not say booming. And it is the truth...Don't believe I don't really care..go get your welfare check and get in line at the food shelf loser.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#687 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok smart guy then how do we get the American people off welfare and back to work in living wage jobs??
Or should more each year just go on welfare?
education.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#688 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
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Food is way more costly now..Where do you live? You eat worms and grass??
Where have you been. 40 years ago a man could work 40 hours a week and support his wife and 3-4 kids and live good...today both man and wife work 40-50 hours a week and barely get by.....
you need to do some reading and learn..
dude, are you serioulsy going to do this? everytime you pull shit like that out of your ass i prove you to be the bullshit artist you are...

the percentage of income used for food has dropped dramatically over the last 40 years...
Huh

Faribault, MN

#689 Oct 8, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>education.
Ok now who pays for this education?? Poor people and low wage working class cant afford it unless they use tax payer funds...

SO TELL ME HOW?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#690 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>
Did not say booming. And it is the truth...Don't believe I don't really care..go get your welfare check and get in line at the food shelf loser.
No, i said it is booming, and that is just another verifiable fact, not just in MN but across the nation...

more bullshit....do you never learn?
Huh

Faribault, MN

#691 Oct 8, 2013
Oh and once they have education where are those jobs? I know 10 people off top of my head with masters or bachelors degrees working minimum wage jobs.

So if people spend 30-60 k on education will jobs magically appear.?
Huh

Faribault, MN

#692 Oct 8, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>dude, are you serioulsy going to do this? everytime you pull shit like that out of your ass i prove you to be the bullshit artist you are...
the percentage of income used for food has dropped dramatically over the last 40 years...
You liar...Grow up. I am seriously gonna back you into a corner. YOUR LYING AND YOU KNOW IT..Food cost have went up so much it is stupid.

30 years ago in my area the average starting wage for factory work was $8 an hour....At that time 100 dollars would fill two carts full of food.....Today in same area average starting wage at a factory is $10 an hour and it takes 300 dollars to fill one shopping cart...

AGAIN YOUR LYING OR IGNORANT....
Huh

Faribault, MN

#693 Oct 8, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>No, i said it is booming, and that is just another verifiable fact, not just in MN but across the nation...
more bullshit....do you never learn?
How does a welfare leech know???? I know it is not. In fact it is suffering. Yes I can keep units full as long as I keep rent down or lower it. SO NOT BOOMING.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#694 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>
You liar...Grow up. I am seriously gonna back you into a corner. YOUR LYING AND YOU KNOW IT..Food cost have went up so much it is stupid.
30 years ago in my area the average starting wage for factory work was $8 an hour....At that time 100 dollars would fill two carts full of food.....Today in same area average starting wage at a factory is $10 an hour and it takes 300 dollars to fill one shopping cart...
AGAIN YOUR LYING OR IGNORANT....
sorry, food costs used to be one of the highest costs for a family, now it is not. i would prove you wrong but all the gov't web sites are down...

let's just gfo for an average here...nothing you have stated so far has shown to be true, and all of my posts have been...which trend would you follow?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#695 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>
How does a welfare leech know???? I know it is not. In fact it is suffering. Yes I can keep units full as long as I keep rent down or lower it. SO NOT BOOMING.
is sure is in the rest of MN...

lets chalk this up to another of your " i only buy made in the USA " statements, huh?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#696 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok now who pays for this education?? Poor people and low wage working class cant afford it unless they use tax payer funds...
SO TELL ME HOW?
which are plentiful. spend wisely with them....lest you become one of those 14th century french poetry majors with no jobs ...

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