MN Legislature plans minimum wage inc...

MN Legislature plans minimum wage increase

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Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 11, 2013
DFLers in the Minnesota legislature intend to raise the state's minimum wage.

State Sen. Chris Eaton, DFL-Brooklyn Center, is sponsoring legislation to increase the minimum wage for large employers by $1.35 an hour to $7.50 an hour, and provide for automatic inflationary increases in the future. "Putting more money in the pockets of minimum wage earners is good for the whole economy," Eaton said. "The money is going to be spent in local businesses, on job training courses and covering rent."

It's not much, and nowhere near the "living wage," say $10-12/hour + benefits, that people like me support. But it's a step in the right direction.
States with a higher minimum wage are, overall, better for workers. This shows, by a process called "induction," that a higher minimum wage is a good thing. The relationship between teachers having collective bargaining rights, and better school performance, is another good example. No, it's not the same as causal "proof;" it's highly debatable, in the strict philosophical sense, whether "absolute proof" is possible.(It certainly has no place in modern scientific thinking.) We do know that when someone resorts, in the face of evidence that is in any reasonable, practical sense conclusive, to a claim of "But that's not PROOF!!" that that person is looking pretty silly, and need not be taken seriously.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jan 12, 2013
"The relationship between teachers having collective bargaining rights, and better school performance, is another good example."

Not a good example of anything. Standardized test scores have been flat or declining since the middle 1960's, about the same time teachers got the right to collectively bargain. All you have to do is look at Chicago Teachers' Union for an example of a teacher's union out of control. They are suing to keep half full schools open in the face of huge budget deficits. With the results the union is getting in Chicago with the kids, they should just close all the schools and start over.
Miss Piggy

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jan 12, 2013
Consistent wrote:
DFLersg int."
It's not much, and nowhere near the "living wage," say $10-12/hour + benefits, that people like me support. But it's a step in the right direction.
Hey, Phony Consistent, where did you copy this from?
So, "people like you" support a $10-12/hour minimum wage?
You have never owned a business, and you are too un-informed to figure out that that will cost jobs for the uneducated, low skilled worker.
I'm actually OK with the $7.50 minimum, even though it's the wrong thing at the wrong time, by the sleazy Democrats, pandering to their base.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#4 Jan 12, 2013
Washington had better wages, looks like your state is a bunch of cheap morons, who want working folks on welfare....
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jan 12, 2013
non-starter wrote:
"The relationship between teachers having collective bargaining rights, and better school performance, is another good example."
Not a good example of anything. Standardized test scores have been flat or declining since the middle 1960's, about the same time teachers got the right to collectively bargain. All you have to do is look at Chicago Teachers' Union for an example of a teacher's union out of control. They are suing to keep half full schools open in the face of huge budget deficits. With the results the union is getting in Chicago with the kids, they should just close all the schools and start over.
What does this have to do with the proposed Minnesota minimum wage increase???
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 12, 2013
Miss Piggy wrote:
<quoted text>Hey, Phony Consistent, where did you copy this from?
So, "people like you" support a $10-12/hour minimum wage?
You have never owned a business, and you are too un-informed to figure out that that will cost jobs for the uneducated, low skilled worker.
I'm actually OK with the $7.50 minimum, even though it's the wrong thing at the wrong time, by the sleazy Democrats, pandering to their base.
Any job should pay a living wage.
The Truth

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Jan 12, 2013
Miss Piggy wrote:
<quoted text>Hey, Phony Consistent, where did you copy this from?
So, "people like you" support a $10-12/hour minimum wage?
You have never owned a business, and you are too un-informed to figure out that that will cost jobs for the uneducated, low skilled worker.
I'm actually OK with the $7.50 minimum, even though it's the wrong thing at the wrong time, by the sleazy Democrats, pandering to their base.
But remember pig lady, not everyone has a union retirement from a government supported business like you do.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#8 Jan 12, 2013
The poor guy is really stupid and blames teachers, because he's SUCK/SUCH A LOSER.... If IT spend some of the time here noticing/using the spell check, at least it would provide some educational crossover, but dumb and stubborn are a "powerful" failings... LMAOROTFU~!
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Jan 12, 2013
Consistent wrote:
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What does this have to do with the proposed Minnesota minimum wage increase???
It is in your article you posted, troll. Read what you post sometime low integrity poster.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#10 Jan 12, 2013
I like teabagger fruit, they combine apples/oranges and call it a RANT !

Poor NO INTEGRITY POSTER, multiple lies are your "gift" to the forum and you're CLEARLY a dumb dumb !! LMAOROTFU~!
Miss Piggy

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Jan 12, 2013
The Truth wrote:
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But remember pig lady, not everyone has a union retirement from a government supported business like you do.
I don't have a union retirement, not that it's any of your business.
I am still working every day, and will until I turn 40 and retire so I can travel 365 days a year. You don't know a thing about me, or anything else for that matter. Get a life, loser. No one likes being harassed by a 12 year old Goth Muppet Troll. LOL!
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Jan 12, 2013
Miss Piggy wrote:
<quoted text>I don't have a union retirement, not that it's any of your business.
I am still working every day, and will until I turn 40 and retire so I can travel 365 days a year. You don't know a thing about me, or anything else for that matter. Get a life, loser. No one likes being harassed by a 12 year old Goth Muppet Troll. LOL!
On your public pension.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#13 Jan 12, 2013
Gee. the loser/liar doesn't like the truth cutting so close to home... LMAOROTFU~! Poor cant.
Miss Piggy

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Jan 12, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Washington had better wages, looks like your state is a bunch of cheap morons, who want working folks on welfare....
It's a good thing you don't live in Washington State, with the highest minimum wage in the country you couldn't get a job cleaning toilets, you're just not worth it!
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#15 Jan 12, 2013
It's a good thing, you're a complete moron... and your run on sentences show you're clearly unstable.
Miss Piggy

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Jan 12, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
It's a good thing, you're a complete moron... and your run on sentences show you're clearly unstable.
It's too bad you're not bright enough to reply to the content of a comment, blah, blah, run on, blah, blah, unstable?, blah, blah, low rent troll!!!!!
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Jan 12, 2013
Typical Republican I deserve high wages and good benefits but no one else does.
Miss Piggy

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Jan 12, 2013
Consistent wrote:
Typical Republican I deserve high wages and good benefits but no one else does.
I'm not a Republican, not a wage slave, and, yes, I do deserve a lot of money. I have always worked hard, got an education, and started my own businesses. I wish nothing but the best to anyone else who deserves it.
You too could make a lot of money if you didn't live on a trivial Forum 24 hours a day. Poor lonely loser.
The Truth

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Jan 12, 2013
Miss Piggy wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not a Republican, not a wage slave, and, yes, I do deserve a lot of money. I have always worked hard, got an education, and started my own businesses. I wish nothing but the best to anyone else who deserves it.
You too could make a lot of money if you didn't live on a trivial Forum 24 hours a day. Poor lonely loser.
Actually you're just a two bit Schmahl creation.
Amused SLew

Kent, WA

#21 Jan 12, 2013
Miss Piggy wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not a Republican, not a wage slave, and, yes, I do deserve a lot of money. I have always worked hard, got an education, and started my own businesses. I wish nothing but the best to anyone else who deserves it.
You too could make a lot of money if you didn't live on a trivial Forum 24 hours a day. Poor lonely loser.
Funny, you're one of the most prolific posters here, but are too pig headed too see it... LMAOROTFU~! Hey piggy, buy a vacation cabin, the prices are attractive, even if you're NOT !

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