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     Yes, $15 an hour may be a little too much to ask for food service workers, but they do deserve to be paid more than minimum wage for the level of work they are required to perform, as most unskilled workers expected to perform in over-the-top conditions.  

     Where did so many people get the idea that the minimum wage was created “for young people getting their first unskilled job”? It was in fact created as part of the the Fair Labor Standards Act (1938), and was NOT aimed at children and young people. If it helps, please research not only what unskilled labor was like before that act was passed, but the comparative levels of social safety nets provided by each of these countries as per the higher taxes they pay.  

     For critics of this, the cost of goods is based on many factors. Wages are a part of that equation but not all of it, not even necessarily a large part, depending on the product. 

"No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country."

—President Franklin Roosevelt.

Read:  ”Question Of The Day - Raising The Minimum Wage?

Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Company. Isn’t it funny how “public service” always seems to translate into personal benefit…?

See:  ”It’s Good To Be The King…Or Maybe A Congressman: Part 1" and "It’s Good To Be The King…Or Maybe A Congressman: Part 2

Foley killer featured in Republican campaign ad

Is there no limit to how low those seeking public office will go in the name of “public service?” 

See also:  ”Politics, The American Blood Sport.

Two rallies, one racial divide over Ferguson shooting

Under most circumstances, the right of people to constructively protest what they feel is an injustice is to be applauded.  However, the timing—and therefore the motive—behind the supporting protest for the police officer (Darren Wilson) who allegedly shot and killed unarmed Michael Brown is suspect.  If the pro-Darren Wilson rally were done as a social counterweight to the raucous and violent clashes by mostly black Michael Brown supporters, at the same time, it would be understandable.  However, the rally by mostly white residents 10 miles away from the scene of the shooting in Ferguson seems to have been calculated mostly to spite the media coverage and the constant rallies supporting calls for investigations into the shooting.  Not only do the twin protests showcase the racial divide between perceptions on the incident, but seems to point to the subtext of contempt that some whites have toward blacks in America, based on the perception of negative behaviors (and lack of will to help themselves) of some among the latter group.  

9-year-old is executed: Where's the outrage?

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