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40 arrested at labor protest at Detroit McDonald's: Is it time for a national minimum wage increase?

  • Yes, i think so.

    The government want business owners to accept unions and pay fast food workers $15 or more per hour.
    Then the same government tells you that fast food is killing you and to not eat it. The wages are good but the product is poison.
    Sort of like tobacco... the taxes are good but the product not so much.

  • Yes, an increase in the minimum wage would be good for everyone.

    Yes, we are well overdue for an increase in the minimum wage. Despite what many politicians and pundits have to say, increasing the minimum wage will help grow our economy for everyone. Instead of earnings being funneled to off-shore accounts, minimum wage earners will have more money to put into local economies by purchasing goods and services.

  • Yes it is.

    Minimum wage workers do not make anywhere close to a living wage. More and more people are being forced into lower paying jobs because of the way employers are changing the way they hire workers. This needs to change and people need to be paid fair wages for thier work.

  • Minimum wage is already too high

    People complain about minimum wage being too should, GO GET A REAL JOB. Jobs that pay minimum wage like fast food workers don't deserve $15/hour as Bernie Saunders suggested. Working as a server at a restaurant should NOT be a job that can support a family. People who have kids while working as a server or at a fast food restaurant are greedy.

  • I do not think it will change anything

    Personally, I think one of the main reasons poor people stay poor is because most suck with money. I have worked at Wal-Mart and then moved to another position constantly trying to network and better myself by surrounding myself with successful people. I have always bought old vehicles, tv's, second-hand items.......Now, I have opportunities to buy things I want or go 10 months without work and not change my lifestyle at all.

    People let's say at McDonald's need to start surrounding themselves around successful people, work hard (not saying they do not but strive to be the best), then move up or apply at a restaurant, then go for a shift manager job..........But you have to master being to work on time, your attitude, your appearance, read books to help you be successful, and be wise with money.

  • No, does more harm than good

    With automation on the rise, alot of people are going to get laid off. Especially low skill workers. If minimum wage goes up to $15 for example, buisness owners are going to be more motivated to make the change, robots cost less, don't make mistakes, don't take days off, etc. Not only will unemployment rate rise, inflation will take place as well. It might not matter for areas where the cost of living is high, but in other areas, it will. The cost of everything will rise significantly, and this will effect the poorest of people. So most of the working class with low skill jobs will get laid off, while those who don't wont be much better off because of the high cost of living.

  • No, does more harm than good

    With automation on the rise, alot of people are going to get laid off. Especially low skill workers. If minimum wage goes up to $15 for example, buisness owners are going to be more motivated to make the change, robots cost less, don't make mistakes, don't take days off, etc. Not only will unemployment rate rise, inflation will take place as well. It might not matter for areas where the cost of living is high, but in other areas, it will. The cost of everything will rise significantly, and this will effect the poorest of people. So most of the working class with low skill jobs will get laid off, while those who don't wont be much better off because of the high cost of living.

  • No, It hurts the people its trying to help

    With automation on the rise, alot of people are going to get laid off. Especially low skill workers. If minimum wage goes up to $15 for example, buisness owners are going to be more motivated to make the change, robots cost less, don't make mistakes, don't take days off, etc. Not only will unemployment rate rise, inflation will take place as well. It might not matter for areas where the cost of living is high, but in other areas, it will. The cost of everything will rise significantly, and this will effect the poorest of people. So most of the working class with low skill jobs will get laid off, while those who don't wont be much better off because of the high cost of living.

  • It is hurting the people it is trying to help

    With automation on the rise, a lot of people are going to get laid off. Especially low skill workers. If minimum wage goes up to $15 for example, business owners are going to be more motivated to make the change, robots cost less, don't make mistakes, don't take days off, etc. Not only will unemployment rate rise, inflation will take place as well. It might not matter for areas where the cost of living is high, but in other areas, it will. The cost of everything will rise significantly, and this will effect the poorest of people. So most of the working class with low skill jobs will get laid off, while those who don't wont be much better off because of the high cost of living.

  • It only helps the people its trying to help

    With automation on the rise, alot of people are going to get laid off. Especially low skill workers. If minimum wage goes up to $15 for example, buisness owners are going to be more motivated to make the change, robots cost less, don't make mistakes, don't take days off, etc. Not only will unemployment rate rise, inflation will take place as well. It might not matter for areas where the cost of living is high, but in other areas, it will. The cost of everything will rise significantly, and this will effect the poorest of people. So most of the working class with low skill jobs will get laid off, while those who don't wont be much better off because of the high cost of living.

  • It only hurts the people its trying to hurt

    With automation on the rise, alot of people are going to get laid off. Especially low skill workers. If minimum wage goes up to $15 for example, buisness owners are going to be more motivated to make the change, robots cost less, don't make mistakes, don't take days off, etc. Not only will unemployment rate rise, inflation will take place as well. It might not matter for areas where the cost of living is high, but in other areas, it will. The cost of everything will rise significantly, and this will effect the poorest of people. So most of the working class with low skill jobs will get laid off, while those who don't wont be much better off because of the high cost of living.

  • A national minimum wage is a mistake

    We are facing a technological revolution and a national minimum wage is only a band aid for a much bigger problem. Jobs are being outsourced, off-shored and automated. Education is becoming increasingly expensive and at the same time, less valuable. Those are the problems that we need to address. A national minimum wage will create a short term high and will only provide even more of an incentive to more jobs being outsourced, off-shored and automated.


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