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OAK BROOK, IL - MAY 21: Fast food workers and activists demonstrate outside the McDonald's corporate campus on May 21, 2014 in Oak Brook, Illinois. The demonstrators were calling on McDonalds to pay a minimum wage of $15-per-hour and offer better working conditions for their employees. McDonald's is scheduled to hold its annual shareholders meeting tomorrow at the campus. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
OAK BROOK, IL - MAY 21: Fast food workers and activists demonstrate outside the McDonald's corporate campus on May 21, 2014 in Oak Brook, Illinois. The demonstrators were calling on McDonalds to pay a minimum wage of $15-per-hour and offer better working conditions for their employees. McDonald's is scheduled to hold its annual shareholders meeting tomorrow at the campus. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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OK, You’re Getting $15 An Hour; What Am I Getting?

As the Christmas shopping season accelerates the demand for higher wages continues. The two principal targets are McDonald’s and Walmart.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 19: A McDonald's employee prepares an order during a one-day hiring event at a McDonald's restaurant on April 19, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Hundreds of job seekers filled out applications and were interviewed at a San Francisco McDonald's restaurant during a one-day nationwide event at the chain as they look to fill 50,000 positions at stores nationwide. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 19: A McDonald's employee prepares an order during a one-day hiring event at a McDonald's restaurant on April 19, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Hundreds of job seekers filled out applications and were interviewed at a San Francisco McDonald's restaurant during a one-day nationwide event at the chain as they look to fill 50,000 positions at stores nationwide. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Where Did 15¢ Hamburgers Go?

People use “the value of the dollar” as a justification of higher prices. “A dollar just doesn’t buy what it used to,” they opine. But is that really true?

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Cops Look For Public’s Help -Montana Headlines [YouTube]

Missoula police and sheriff's personnel are looking for the public's help in finding suspects wanted for theft..while another theft case has been solved, but help is needed returning stolen items to their rightful owners.

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 17: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks onstage at the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for FORTUNE)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 17: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks onstage at the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for FORTUNE)
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CEO’s And Minimum Wage – Let’s Do The Math

More pay to fewer workers will swell the unemployment lines and make more people dependent on government. Are you beginning to get the message?

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: Chefs prepare ahead of the announcement of the winner of the UK's most prestigious hospitality scholarship, the Le Cordon Bleu UK Scholarship Award 2013, receiving the award from chef Pierre Koffmann at a reception at Le Cordon Bleu's Centre of Excellence in London's Bloomsbury Square. Zoe McReynolds beat entrants from all over the UK to scoop the £30,000 prize, and will now study the world-renowned Le Grand Diplome at Le Cordon Bleu before enjoying an apprenticeship with Koffmann at Le Cordon Bleu on March 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images For Le Cordon Bleu)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: Chefs prepare ahead of the announcement of the winner of the UK's most prestigious hospitality scholarship, the Le Cordon Bleu UK Scholarship Award 2013, receiving the award from chef Pierre Koffmann at a reception at Le Cordon Bleu's Centre of Excellence in London's Bloomsbury Square. Zoe McReynolds beat entrants from all over the UK to scoop the £30,000 prize, and will now study the world-renowned Le Grand Diplome at Le Cordon Bleu before enjoying an apprenticeship with Koffmann at Le Cordon Bleu on March 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images For Le Cordon Bleu)
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The Youth Minimum Wage

This is a great way for an employer to bring in inexperienced help and take advantage of the 90 days to train and possibly develop a quality employee.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Protesters demanding higher wages and unionization for fast food workers march near Times Square on September 4, 2014 in New York City. Protests are planned in more than 100 cities throughout the U.S. today, as workers demand higher wages. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Protesters demanding higher wages and unionization for fast food workers march near Times Square on September 4, 2014 in New York City. Protests are planned in more than 100 cities throughout the U.S. today, as workers demand higher wages. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Are You Really Sure You Want A $15.00 Minimum Wage?

So if there is a $15 minimum wage, how much more are you willing to pay to enjoy your favorite McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, or Subway delicacies?

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 5: Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich awaits his introduction to speak to Occupy Los Angeles protesters after the Move Your Money March through the downtown financial district during what is being called Bank Transfer Day, on November 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Occupy movement members are calling for people to move their money from banks to credit unions today in support of the 99% movement. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 5: Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich awaits his introduction to speak to Occupy Los Angeles protesters after the Move Your Money March through the downtown financial district during what is being called Bank Transfer Day, on November 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Occupy movement members are calling for people to move their money from banks to credit unions today in support of the 99% movement. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Do You See A Pattern Here?

Robert Reich is fighting a so-called war he perceives that conservatives (I guess that would be Republicans) have on the middle class and poor.

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: People stand in a line that stretched around the block to enter a job fair held at the Jewish Community Center (JCC), on March 21, 2012 in New York City. More than 600 people registered to attend the job fair and meet potential employers. New York City police stationed a patrol car outside the JCC during the event, citing the killing spree of 7 people around Toulouse, France, including 4 victims outside a Jewish school Monday. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: People stand in a line that stretched around the block to enter a job fair held at the Jewish Community Center (JCC), on March 21, 2012 in New York City. More than 600 people registered to attend the job fair and meet potential employers. New York City police stationed a patrol car outside the JCC during the event, citing the killing spree of 7 people around Toulouse, France, including 4 victims outside a Jewish school Monday. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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What’s Your Labor Worth?

Most people feel they have value. They have skills, expertise and education they feel entitles them to a shot at better opportunities.

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The Seattle Space Needle is viewed during dusk with Mt. Rainier in the background May 30, 2000 in Seattle, WA. (Photo by Dan Callister/Newsmakers) (Getty Images)
The Seattle Space Needle is viewed during dusk with Mt. Rainier in the background May 30, 2000 in Seattle, WA. (Photo by Dan Callister/Newsmakers) (Getty Images)
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Seattle Passes $15 Minimum Wage

For a 30 hour worker that would mean a yearly salary of $23,400 or $31,200 for a 40 hour worker. Nowhere near a “living wage” in a city like Seattle.

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COLUMBUS, GA - NOVEMBER 17: A Hardee's Monster Thickburger at a restaurant in Columbus, Georgia on November 17, 2004. The newly introduced hamburger is 2/3 of a pound of Angus beef and features four strips of crispy bacon, three slices of American cheese, and some mayonnaise on a buttered, toasted, sesame seed bun. The item reportedly tops out at 1,400 calories. (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, GA - NOVEMBER 17: A Hardee's Monster Thickburger at a restaurant in Columbus, Georgia on November 17, 2004. The newly introduced hamburger is 2/3 of a pound of Angus beef and features four strips of crispy bacon, three slices of American cheese, and some mayonnaise on a buttered, toasted, sesame seed bun. The item reportedly tops out at 1,400 calories. (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)
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The Evolution of Pricing

With all the conversation about the minimum wage, there needs to be another discussion about how that increase will affect the average consumer.

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