Of course, it's to be expected from the type of people who defecate on police cars.
I said NOTHING about "protecting the earnings of business owners," but you just blindly assume that I do.
Obviously you don't understand that the average profit on a dollar to a retailer is about 1.5 cents, with labor usually being his highest cost.
If he has to pay MORE for labor, he'll either do without it, or pass any price increase onto the CONSUMER, so the increased wage gets eaten up in the increased costs for goods and services at the same time the total number of employed drops.
It's not my JOB to help "the working poor."
Nor is it the governments.
It's the working poor's job TO HELP THEMSELVES, and many, many of them climb out of poverty by their own resources and hard work, as I did.
Now, some people hate poverty, and go to schools to find good paying jobs doing something they enjoy.
Some people don't mind not making a lot of money, because they love the arts, and would rather do something they enjoy....
In America, if there's TRULY something you want to do, with hard work and sacrifice, you can usually find a way to go do it....