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From US Uncut:

Comments from the US Uncut Website:

“This is why we must stop Obama from turning America into a communist country! How in God’s name are CEO’s supposed to make obscene salaries if average workers like you and I are paid fair wages?”

“This comparison is so skewed. Yeah they make more in Denmark, but most things are more expensive (relative to the US). What happens when you bump minimum wage to 15? Salaries for other “more skilled” jobs will have to increase, costs of goods will increase, etc. until the buying power of the “new” $15/hr minimum wage employee will be the same prior to the bump. What then- $40/hr minimum wage? Pay should correspond to the skill set of the job. Don’t like your pay level, enhance your skill set to get a better paying job.”

Counterpoint to the above comment, and it is from Steve Ruis, “What happens when you bump minimum wage to 15? Salaries for other “more skilled” jobs will have to increase …” Is this person saying that the salaries of other workers is pegged to the minimum wage? Is he saying that the “richer” employees aren’t making $15/hr. It has been shown that the cost of paying McDonald’s workers a $15/hr wage involves a ten cent hike in their menu, similar to Papa Johns pizza. So, they are willing to raise prices to increase profits but not to increase their worker’s wages? And how about the last 10 times they raised prices and did not share it with their employees? It is “catch up” time.

There’s another good point to be made.

Somehow, Burger King can afford to pay $20 an hour in Denmark as a minimum wage, but somehow it cannot do so in the United States? There’s something wrong with this. If Burger King can afford to pay $20 an hour over there, why not here?

Somebody contradict my point with something other than a Republican talking point. In words, use logic.

The first comment has come in from Chicago below. However, I think it’s is worth making it a part of this story. The comment is from Steve Ruis, and it’s been bolden.

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