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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Jaimie

Madison, WI

#135 Aug 7, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
It would be nuts for me to hire an unskilled person for $15. an hour when there are High School students standing right outside the door that will work for $7.50. This protest will go nowhere because the business owners will just fire the protesters, and hire High School students.
The jobs require license to each degree at each level, that includes laws they are legally accoutnable to report if hired and the numbers and addresses and contact names to each case specific.

Without the license the high school student has no creditbility to statment in court.

Each job hosts legal accountability to hire, although the Employer must provide funds in advance for a licensed degree to petition forms to make his business legitamate and to stock their office work station to rehabilitate staff cirmes so a arrest does not have to be issued, but to make the police reports non-the-less with respect to detail. AA degrees-Masters get minimum wage up to $15-17 sign on plus advancement posibilty License is required to obtain higher sarting salaries

a Completed degree in any field is 36 years total to achieve. Those men started school around 16 years old and completed degree in overrall perceptive by the time they were 35-45 years old. No contact with civilan sector society after Mastering. Can not be caught up in family or civilan crime. SO to broaden degree to completion they were alienated outside the college and probably teach part time their as well.

YOUR NEVER IT are we?
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#136 Aug 7, 2013
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
All revolutions are ridiculed in the beginning.
REVOLUTION????

There's a REVOLUTION going on and the ONE aspect chosen for a REVOLUTION is to pay burger flippers more money??

OMFG!! <this can't be real>
Jaimie

Madison, WI

#137 Aug 7, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
They will if those are the only jobs available.
That's the problem with govt mandated minimum wages, it cause employers to either raise prices, cut back on employees, or LOWER the wages of their more skilled workers.
So to keep the same 20 workers you had at $20/hr for 10 skilled/experienced employees and $10/hr for 10 unskilled/unexperienced employees, you end up LOWERING the $20/hr wages DOWN to $15/hr in order to raise the $10/hr people to their mandated $15/hr.
Instead, LET THE FREE MARKET WORK.
People forget retirment wages as well for veterans in the work force and family privilage. Everyone wants to sign on at the wage the seat held before them. idiots to forget that improtant factor PLUS to dispute or discuss wages job location or title is ILLEGAL gorunds for arrest and termination of employment and SSDI in retirment packages.

Stalking laws you are subjecting yoruself, your employer and co-wrokers to dispute to raise aggitation and potential attack to staffing and consumers.

Most people grab local furniture from trash, old clothes that dont look to worn and throw it in clothing dye and make a new outfit appearence then the neighbors garbage, save jewlery that is broken to melt down to sell as gold or silver or trade in for oz or even melt it to a sodder piece to fix their own jewelry or create something bigger, mow lawns, deliver newspapers, get a pop machine and consession permit and whatever money comes in form your opwn small business, puls have a part tiem job, plus $45,000 for 1/4 acre of proerty annual for homesteaders grants and report to FBI each year of water, electrical, mineral Bug collections on their proerty and research forms ocmpleted for collections, right down to a virus a grasshopper carried into eco-system by his anal fart, and paid. They also can make $45,000 for becoming a legal neighborhood helping hand

I guess apply yourself but yoru only as smart as yoru own birth parents correct? And I am not teaching middle aged men to get out of diper duty and tinker toys when they breeched a age I will be doing it again anyway, so single and isolated to my own medical and research discoveries I guess.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#139 Aug 7, 2013
Fantastic insight! You are so right! The holier than thou! "I live as some kind of divine pauper who has the self appointed right to judge others More fortunate than I!" How juvenile!
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards, Terri
Eleanor wrote:
<quoted text>
Lost their humanity?
The 1% GIVE AWAY more wealth to charity than you will ever earn in your lifetime!!
But you, on the other hand, waiting for THEIR WEALTH to flow TO YOU, now THAT best describes what is wrong with humanity today.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#140 Aug 7, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
<quoted text>
REVOLUTION????
There's a REVOLUTION going on and the ONE aspect chosen for a REVOLUTION is to pay burger flippers more money??
OMFG!! <this can't be real>
It is a revolution where the have-nots will soon have the majority vote.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#141 Aug 7, 2013
Jaimie wrote:
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Tobacco farming hahaha whats the concern?
They are trying to make you prgressive, a slave means a person that labors under another man because they have a inability to produce a product to their own business.
So nobody can get a tax id number form a bank, or H & R block and mow laws and claim it as legal small busienss and apply for a small business grant for equiptment at a local bank, WHy is yoru wages you agreed to labor under a complexity to my own life. Your cheap and dirt poor and I would say not groudns for matrimony or fatherhood if you have a inabilty to employ and live the means your comprehensive system permits, MOst mental retards live independently and with children and still make a living and budget and keep legal status and their appointments, all purchases are layaway policies, or local good will or other thrift stores because they can nto afford new and they get on 30% of income allowence housign which gives more money to play with and pruducts then a working mans pay check needing gas and bus expenses.
I enver saw the problem. You lived above your means thats all.
And for those thefts and other memberships BIG DAMN DEAL so someone stole a military or geneolgoy store house, tomorrow someone will steal it form them too.. You make money as a civilian by videoing the events and selling it to DA Give it to them they will do philanthropy funds to yoru life and home.
A small busines sis the only way to be noted as man, they have membership on business ownership and validity of statments in public or court. Get a lawn mowing business and when you cant shovel snow and when that is down your are legal for unemployemnt and fiancing grants of livlihood by bank offer free money to keep you afloat........
No sense being jealous
Business owners have a contract to service they swore a oath they can provide4, it does not matter STAFFING OR NOT THey alone are accoutbale for their product and inventory not you SO they took off more then they can chew NOT MY PROBLEM I will clean a old ladies toilet before being abused by these business men again. And threatened to tbe killed becasue I did not do my job to YOUR CONTRACT and your promisary note, Big damn deal go be dead in another mans jail then not my problems either.
I will wait for the English translation before replying.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#142 Aug 7, 2013
SIR LANCELOT wrote:
The libtards wont be satisfied until a extra value meal cost $50.00.
You must like the low prices for goods imported from countries using child labor, and where they pay workers about two cents a year.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#143 Aug 7, 2013
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
The federal government has every right to manage corporate revenue, and that includes capping executive pay to help improve worker wages and enhance social stability.
Really? Where's that right spelled out in the Constitution?

If they can cap executive pay, then why can't they cap everyone else's pay including yours?

So why not make the minimum wage $1 million per year?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#144 Aug 7, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Many years ago we let the free market "work". That gave birth to the slogan, "If you don't come in Sunday, don't come in Monday".
What's wrong with that?

Millions of people are expected to work on Sundays. That decision should up to the employer & the employee- NOT the government.

If you don't want to work Sundays, then don't take a job which expects you to be able to work Sundays.

I had people applying for a job which required working the night shift on a rotating basis who stated flat out they wouldn't or couldn't work nights. I thanked them for coming in, and then showed them the door.

Should I have been forced by the govt to hire them anyways?

Since: Aug 13

Overland Park, KS

#145 Aug 7, 2013
McDoogles wrote:
<quoted text>You must be a democrat.....like to try and spin twist and take things out of context. Sad...but that explains even more about you. ;o) You still work there doncha?
Yes, I'm a democrat. No spin necessary. Those are your words. Aren't they? You bad mouthed a group of people that you were part of, in your own words. Sad...but that explains even more about you.
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#146 Aug 7, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>It is a revolution where the have-nots will soon have the majority vote.
Yes, this is true <the have-nots gaining power>

And when the have-nots have majority vote and change laws against profitable corporations, the 1% will EXIT the country and then EVERYONE will become a HAVE-NOT, yes?

Then NO ONE will be able to buy a burger at a burger joint. They will, instead, be 'eyeing' the neighbor's dog for a potential next meal (and it won't be a 'happy' meal either)....

<LOL>

Since: Aug 13

Overland Park, KS

#147 Aug 7, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually she/he is correct.
Minimum wage laws prevent cut high school students out of the job market.
If I have to pay everyone $15/hr, then I'm not hiring someone with no skills or experience.
There are plenty of unemployed skilled & experienced workers who will work for $15/hr.
It's he and thank you.
Aphelion

Palm Bay, FL

#148 Aug 7, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>It is a revolution where the have-nots will soon have the majority vote.
Dream on
Joe

United States

#150 Aug 7, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
<quoted text>REVOLUTION????

There's a REVOLUTION going on and the ONE aspect chosen for a REVOLUTION is to pay burger flippers more money??

OMFG!! <this can't be real>
Slowly, change is taking place. The demographic you represent is shrinking and consequently watching it's power fade into pockets around the nation.
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#151 Aug 7, 2013
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
"Some" influence? They have to have a packs of lawyers on hand to interpret the rules, then bunches more to implement them (compliance). And lets not forget all the hearings, notices, postings, meetings, and negotiations that occur as well.
All that is overhead, added to the price up front. So you're wrong, they do necessarily increase prices.
btw, oil companies don't set their day to day prices. That's controlled by the world market.
The world market has far more influence on prices than your phantom regulatory menace, but oil companies set gas prices, sorry.
Joe

United States

#152 Aug 7, 2013
TerryE wrote:
<quoted text>Fantastic insight! You are so right! The holier than thou! "I live as some kind of divine pauper who has the self appointed right to judge others More fortunate than I!" How juvenile!
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards, Terri
I don't walk on water, but I can say with confidence that I have greater moral character, empathy and kindness than what see coming from the 1%. Real business leaders put their workers first by respecting labor and human rights. They recognize that labor and human rights don't simply disappear within the confines of the company. Some follow these values, but many don't.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#153 Aug 7, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Many years ago we let the free market "work". That gave birth to the slogan, "If you don't come in Sunday, don't come in Monday".
funny, I once had a blue collar worker that said he was a 7th day adventurist, and couldn't work on Saturday. notice the spelling, that's how he pronounced it too.

back in those days, if I worked Saturdays, the blue collars worked on Saturdays. Can't tell you how many I handed their final check on Monday and said bye to.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#154 Aug 7, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>It is a revolution where the have-nots will soon have the majority vote.
when that happens, will it be good or bad? Kind of like the non taxpaying voters, when they outnumber the taxpaying voters, will that be good or bad? do you think they will vote themselves more free sh't from the public treasury?

you might have stepped on your crank with that statement, Sir Lawrence of Wolfe.

did you ever see the movie,(Mel Brooks) the History of the World, part 1? The roman senate is in session, and the speaker sez,'fellow roman senators, I implore you, should we continue to build monuments to ourselves, or should we aspire to do the more noble thing, and build affordable housing for the poor?'

and in unison, the entire senate stood and said ' Fcckk the poor'
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#155 Aug 7, 2013
chisholm wrote:
<quoted text>
The world market has far more influence on prices than your phantom regulatory menace, but oil companies set gas prices, sorry.
Such fantasy.
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#156 Aug 7, 2013
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Slowly, change is taking place. The demographic you represent is shrinking and consequently watching it's power fade into pockets around the nation.
Sorry buddy. My power is not shrinking.

I don't have to beg for minimum wage to increase just to get by (like your demographic).

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