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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    i started out in 1986 making at 3.50 an hour. nearly 25 later in 2011 i was making 15.70 an hour at that job. i worked my butt off to get what i was earning and these people just want it given to them.

    HELL no!!
    Good for you. But that "raise" also came with several raises in the minimum wage...


    btw you didn't address the points i made.
    What about the college?
    If minimum wage kept up with inflation it would be $10.50 http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/...s-long-overdue

    If it kept up with productivty as well it would be 21.72. Minimum Wage Would Be $21.72 If It Kept Pace With Increases In Productivity: Study

    So i think the $15 call is a solid compromise.


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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    Actually I'm just laughing at your sad attempt at forming an argument. Your only solution is to informally circumvent established policies, that could risk the employment of the said employee, rather than a legitimate course of action. Your argument is silly fallacy.
    Sounds pretty defensive from here. Your support ends when the dollars leave YOUR pocket. Once that is suggested it's excuse after excuse from you.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    With raising intuition costs. College is become more of a distant dream for low income individuals.
    Do you perhaps mean rising TUITION costs? Intuition is something else altogether.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    You new, so I'll give you a break. The thread isn't about just raising the minimum wage in one city or one state, but for fast food workers in several countries. Note the title of the thread. A member here indicated they supported that struggle. So step up while those workers are engaged in the struggle. Help them make their nut. I didn't suggest you tip just one worker when you visit a FF joint, but ALL of them. Enough of you talkers start walking the support talk and they workers will have a much easier go of it.
    Again, totally fallacious reasoning. There are only two buildings that could enact the policies supported by the user: Congress and the White House. This is the world we live in, we don't live in Alice in Wonderland. If you don't believe that then go and bother those military fanatics, climate change advocates, anti-abortion fanatics and tell them to go war, clean up the environment themselves, help give birth to babies etc.

    Alice in Wonderland.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Sounds pretty defensive from here. Your support ends when the dollars leave YOUR pocket. Once that is suggested it's excuse after excuse from you.
    Yawn...

    I given no excuse. I've explained to you thoroughly that your fallacious argument is not possible.
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    In my own experience here, people seem to ignore a posters professional experience or training if the app pro holds a view that is disagreed with.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    With raising intuition costs. College is become more of a distant dream for low income individuals.
    College is there for those that work for it. Yes, it means WORK, ya know that old fashioned "no partying, scrape by and work your ass off" work?

    Also, one need not "go to college" to earn marketable skills. I understand you care, you want people to have nice things, but you cannot, it does not work to just throw money at the problem.

    The path to success is hard work, not get rich quick scheming.

    When I got out the Navy I had a 40Kjob lined up that fell through. I was making 8 bucks an hour and the wife (who has a degree) was working part time. We now broke 80K this year and she's on tap to get a quarter mil or better check when the company sells. We lived with very little, and busted our asses. Guess what? We didn't whine, we didn't demand high pay for **** work. We worked hard, I changed jobs, she did too eventually landing solid, salaried jobs.

    Because we understood no one owed us anything, we didn't deserve a living wage, just because life was hard, we decided min wage wasn't enough and worked for better.

    That concept, is lost to a whole generation of entitled ****s and the rest are brain washed into thinking that hard work is mean.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Good for you. But that "raise" also came with several raises in the minimum wage...



    What about the college?
    If minimum wage kept up with inflation it would be $10.50 An Increase in the Minimum Wage Is Long Overdue - US News

    If it kept up with productivty as well it would be 21.72. Minimum Wage Would Be $21.72 If It Kept Pace With Increases In Productivity: Study

    So i think the $15 call is a solid compromise.
    mine did not!

    i made the point about college which you didn't address.

    these people want something for nothing.

    i worked in fast food for one year and learned how to do everything in less then 4 months. fast food is what's called unskilled labor.
    Go Vols

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by law View Post
    Again, totally fallacious reasoning. There are only two buildings that could enact the policies supported by the user: Congress and the White House. This is the world we live in, we don't live in Alice in Wonderland. If you don't believe that then go and bother those military fanatics, climate change advocates, anti-abortion fanatics and tell them to go war, clean up the environment themselves, help give birth to babies etc.

    Alice in Wonderland.
    Dear Alice (thanks for signing your post ),

    Congress and the White House cannot raise a global minimum wage for fast food workers.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Sounds pretty defensive from here. Your support ends when the dollars leave YOUR pocket. Once that is suggested it's excuse after excuse from you.
    It's funny how military vets get State-support but the very idea of extending state support to others seem frightening don't they? I wonder how much you were getting paid by the tax-payer.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Dear Alice (thanks for signing your post ),

    Congress and the White House cannot raise a global minimum wage for fast food workers.
    They can do it in America. If you don't like the system you're free to go elsewhere. I'm sure the user was supporting a legislative minimum wage hike in the USA but morally supporting the movement elsewhere, that's a logical interpretation.

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