Fired Starbucks worker’s rant over minimum wage

The Huffington Post tweeted a You Tube video today of a Starbucks employee ranting about the customers he served before he was fired from his job.

It was hilarious to watch and I immediately recognised his vivid and comical descriptions of them.

But this American young man’s incandescence also personifies the harsh reality for people existing on the minimum wage.

The Liberal Democrats have voted for a regionally variable minimum wage. This move will presumably assuage fears that a national one will “destroy jobs”.

The independent reports that in April last year, almost 500,000 people were paid less than £3 an hour.

The newspaper also revealed that Baroness Shirley Williams had “indicated the situation may have worsened” since the wages councils were abolished last year.

If the only way we can get our economy moving in the right the direction is to exploit the already disadvantaged, then we are in trouble.

Self-help gurus such as Anthony Robbins and Robin Sharma advocate chasing your dreams.

This is because a life without prospects is no life at all.

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Obama’s Re-Election Bid takes a knock

What a difference a day makes.

I know, I know, it’s a cliché but it is actually true in this case.

When I wrote in my last post about the Republican leaders attempts to give President Barack Obama a bloody nose, I should have peered over their shoulders.

If I had stretched a little, I would have seen Standard & Poor hovering behind them.

The move by S&P to drop U.S. government debt from AAA to AA+ has dealt President Obama’s re-election hopes such a hefty blow.

I am sure would-be presidential hopefuls must be rubbing their hands with glee.