Bennifer goes to the Hill

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    Kennedy, Affleck want minimum wage raised to $7

    (Capitol Hill-AP) April 29, 2004 - Ben Affleck is helping Senator Edward Kennedy propose a $1.85 increase in the minimum wage.

    The small room in the Senate where their news conference was held on Thursday was overflowing with reporters and female staffers who wanted a glimpse of Affleck. Kennedy jokingly asked "where were you" the last time he proposed an increase in the minimum wage.

    Kennedy and other Democrats want the minimum wage raised to $7 an hour. It is currently $5.15. Affleck says, "Nobody is going to get rich off making $7 an hour, and no employer will go broke. It is simply the very least that we as a wealthy and prosperous nation can do."

    The senator and the actor met several years ago during a strike by Harvard janitors. Affleck's father and stepmother worked for low wages as janitors at Harvard University, but he joked that Kennedy invited him because he thought he'd be back working for minimum wage after his movie "Gigli" bombed.





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    Only 7 bucks why not 20?
     
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    The fact that Affleck does ANYTHING showing support for Kennedy ruins any hope of him ever being considered 'smart'.
     
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    If the hollywood types want the minimum wage changed, I say they ought to spend 1 year as a minimum wage EARNER, and then one as an employer PAYING minimum wage -as it CHANGES so they would have a clue.

    But then, they aren't supposed to HAVE a clue. That is why they are actors.

    (-Edited to not say "entertainers" to keep musicman and others from potentially raining hellfire on me.) :p: :laugh:
     
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    affleck speaking for minimum wage is hilarious, considering the SAG minimum for a movie is 150k
     
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    Maybe there is a ratio between their minimum and minimum wage.

    He could just want a raise!
     
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    The Sum of All Fears: $10,000,000
    Changing Lanes: $10,000,000
    Pearl Harbor: $250,000
    Bounce: $12,500,000
    Armageddon: $600,000
    Chasing Amy: $7,000
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    If anything, I'd say he's overpaid ;)
     
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    Me too.

    I would guess, then, he sees the end of his career and needs a cushion.

    If burger flipping rate goes up, he thinks he will have an easier time when he needs that job. :D
     
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    I wonder how much cash he's made off of that flick that him and Damon were in and wrote(can't think of the title now)?
     
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    I can't stand either one. They are equally bad in my opinion.
     

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