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1950Brutus - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It seems it would be difficult to pay "disorderly conduct" fines when making minimum wage. Or maybe there is a government program for this?? Comparing this movement to the civil rights movement is laughable. If they want to be taken seriously they need to drop this.
pullthisleg - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Nope it was always me who posted the original message. Any person that thinks a fast food worker should make $15 per hour can not be reasoned with or partake in any kind of logical conversation. Go ahead give them $15 an hour and see what happens. I'll give you a hint, the rich franchise owners will still be rich and all of the financial genius' that fought for this big raise will be unemployed…
ONCEMORE1 - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The problem here is they don't include smart phones, tattooes, gold chains, piercings, nose rings and other "necessities"........
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Exactly. I hate even suggesting that's the case when people want to rally around the "poor, helpless guy with the camera, being abused by the big, evil government flunky!", but I've seen it happen way, way to often to ignore the possibility.
WarCry - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Sorry for the confusion, I was typing fast. What I meant was the Cost of Living makes the $0.75 equivalent to $8.00 now (or $8.02, to be precise). What I meant about not keeping up is the federal minimum wage, which is $7.25/hour.

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REBEL MEDIA: Adams County Clerk takes issue with same sex marriage vote

4 months, 2 weeks ago by Bob Gough

We are just days away from the Illinois Primary.

Adams County Board member Becky Weed is running for County Clerk and Recorder along with Chuck Venvertloh and Scott Stone in the Republican primary. 

On Tuesday night, Weed made a motion to support Adams County Clerk Georgia Volm's decision to not issue same-sex marriage licenses. The Board took a voice vote and supported Weed's action.

It was off the cuff, informal and not on the agenda. Volm said she didn't even think the Board had voted on it, but a voice vote was taken according to the recorded minutes of Tuesday's meeting.

Volm still issued a statement to me regarding Weed's action.

"It was not on the agenda and inappropriate in that forum. As the election authority I am disturbed by such campaign tactics," Volm said. "As for myself, I am disturbed that I was used by another individual for, what I believe, was their personal gain." 

All three candidates supported Volm's action when they were asked about it on WTAD's Morning Meeting on Monday. Weed, being on the County Board, saw the opportunity to formalize her support. 

So I guess all three candidates used her? 

A Democrat who is not seeking re-election, Volm is chafing at the numerous mentions of audits and perceived problems in her office during this campaign.

Jonathon Schoenekase is the Democrat running for county clerk/recorder. He operates the Courtesy Rides service which gives people rides home from bars when they've had too much to drink. He is also a convicted felon and his service has been controversial as he has operated without any kind of licensing.  

As far as it not being on the agenda, The Board didn't vote to take action to create a new position or raise taxes. It was a harmless motion of support. 

If a County Board member didn't like it, they should have spoken up then. Or asked for a roll call vote. They didn't.

Statement from Weed on the subject:

"The issue of early implementation of the Same Sex Marriage statute was brought up during a candidate forum on the Morning Meeting on AM930 Monday Morning and later aired on Quincy Journal TV. All three candidates for County Clerk/Recorder voiced support for the position taken by Georgia Volm on the issue. Georgia correctly voiced concerns about any adverse consequences of early implementation of the statute on the couples affected. I was in a position to take action on the matter and I did at the County Board Meeting. The motion was made and seconded with no discussion. The Board voted unanimously in favor of my motion.  Georgia was present at the meeting and voiced no concern about the appropriateness of the forum.  If there has been any political grandstanding taking place about the issue it has been by Quinn and Madigan pandering to certain segments of the voters."

 

 

 

 

 


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