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Old 02-13-2013, 08:43 AM   #1
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Exclamation Obama wants an increase in the minimum hourly wage from the current $7.25 to $9

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Old 02-13-2013, 08:45 AM   #2
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:48 AM   #3
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:48 AM   #4
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:52 AM   #5
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Poor people making more money. Isn't this want everyone wants? Now they make more so they can get off government assistance.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:53 AM   #6
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Fvck poor people.

Let 'em die!
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:58 AM   #7
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Force employers to pay more wages = Less employees

Sounds like a good plan. I can't believe how quickly I have grown to loathe this current administration.
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lol, like going from $7.25 Federal minimum to $9.00 will allow people to buy homes, buy $25k cars or get off DTA.

Here in Mass our minimum is $8.00, 14+ year olds are making $8.50 at grocery stores, buying their own little things so i guess it helps some kids/teenagers but not a full blown family. $15,080 a year to $18,720 is not going to get a full family off DTA.

Let me add to say that Massachsuetts wanted to raise it to $10.00.

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Force employers to pay more wages = Less employees

Sounds like a good plan. I can't believe how quickly I have grown to loathe this current administration.
pay them alittle more to work or pay them to not work at all.
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An extra $3500 a year won't help anyone!

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Corporations in this country already pay some of the highest taxes. I'm sure this will bode well.
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I think it would be a wash. It's not a real economy stimulus if companies have to hire fewer entry level employees.

Fewer employees making more money = more employees making less money.
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I think it would be a wash. It's not a real economy stimulus if companies have to hire fewer entry level employees.

Fewer employees making more money = more employees making less money.
Redistribution of wealth?
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Fvck poor people.

Let 'em die!
I was poor once then I got a paper route when I was 11 helped my mom, then I got a work permit and worked at the local grocery store from 14-15 then at 16 I got a job at Toys R us at all times while helping my mom. And so on and so forth..

We were on welfare, mother was disabled with 3 kids, father paid child support. Mother was off welfare after we turned 18, father then had to pay the government supplementary income above and beyond child support order.

Here in Massachusetts guys pay the state back for the welfare women use, now known as Department of Transitional Assistance.

I was poor once, I was a kid and didn't wish to die.
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I'm sure the prices of services and products would not increase as a result of the higher operating expenses.

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I was poor once then I got a paper route when I was 11 helped my mom, then I got a work permit and worked at the local grocery store from 14-15 then at 16 I got a job at Toys R us at all times while helping my mom. And so on and so forth..

We were on welfare, mother was disabled with 3 kids, father paid child support. Mother was off welfare after we turned 18, father then had to pay the government supplementary income above and beyond child support order.

Here in Massachusetts guys pay the state back for the welfare women use, now known as Department of Transitional Assistance.

I was poor once, I was a kid and didn't wish to die.
A lot of us were poor or low income at one point or another in our lives and wanted to live. Don't tell Lair that.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:15 AM   #19
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Honestly if this **** works so well, Lets just mandate that every employee must make $35000 a year no matter how many hours worked. That way everybody will have extra money to spend. Kids in the ghetto will buy american built Camry's instead of used Impalas and all crime will end.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:17 AM   #20
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Instead of raising the minimum wage (which sticks it to employers and eventually us, the consumer) the government should broaden the Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC).....it puts money directly into the hands of those low earners and doesn't negatively impact employers and consumers.



But I'm aware that logic has no place in politics.
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