Bill to raise Kentucky minimum wage h...

Bill to raise Kentucky minimum wage heads to Senate

There are 322 comments on the State Journal story from Feb 7, 2014, titled Bill to raise Kentucky minimum wage heads to Senate. In it, State Journal reports that:

After nearly three hours of heated debate, the House passed a bill that would raise Kentucky's minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 over a three-year period.

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Starvin Marvin

Hazard, KY

#86 Feb 10, 2014
canser suxs wrote:
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Most people forced to take what job there is yes. CEO have lawyers arranging there contracts and wage. If worker try to get that same deal(union) the CEO types freak and call them commies. What we need to become rock solid strong and in every corner of this nation is unions again. We are top heavy in the USA. the top 5-15% earn 80% of all money. NO NATION CAN SURVIVE LIKE THAT.
If you are forced to work at whatever job you can find it means you have no desireable skills to bargin with. CEOs can have lawyers arraning the deal between the Co that wants their services because they have skills and a track record. You want to make a good living then get something to bargin with don't expect anyone to pay you more than your worth to the company or the business.
Really

Ashburn, VA

#87 Feb 10, 2014
Yea and the top 10% pay over 70% of all the taxes paid in the US, this cant continue either.
canser suxs wrote:
<quoted text>
Most people forced to take what job there is yes. CEO have lawyers arranging there contracts and wage. If worker try to get that same deal(union) the CEO types freak and call them commies. What we need to become rock solid strong and in every corner of this nation is unions again. We are top heavy in the USA. the top 5-15% earn 80% of all money. NO NATION CAN SURVIVE LIKE THAT.
The Real Deal

United States

#88 Feb 11, 2014
Many of you have obviously never tried to support a family in minimum wage. Not all minimum wage workers are unskilled, and not all companies give regular raises. I personally have a degree in culinary arts, where do you propose that I utilize that training in Hazard? I have been employed by the same small business for over a decade and yes I make minimum wage. Don't start harping at me to move out of the area either because that simply isn't a feasible idea. Its virtually impossible to save any amount of money working for $1000 a month, and moving takes money. Alot of people have been displaced from their jobs and are willing to do whatever it takes to support their family and yes that includes working for minimum wage. Maybe you should try it for a month or so. Then lets see how quick you are to judge.
pathetic

United States

#89 Feb 11, 2014
Minimum wage is all any employer is required to pay ANYONE. Skilled or unskilled. If there wasn't a law set, who knows what they would pay. If everyone had a top notch education, then what? If everyone strived for the top paying jobs, what would happen? People at the bottom, are human and as such, deserve the right to survive and provide for their family. The people saying the ones at the top, pay most of the taxes, needs to stop saying that. They are the ones that get all the tax breaks. They get the astronomical welfare from the government. People say we are looking to the government to take care of us, well that's exactly what is going on with them. The corporations own the government, it doesn't take a genius to figure they are taking care of themselves. They government/corporations, are keeping things to their liking. If they keep us squabbling amongst ourselves, we don't see them as the enemy. They use us as our own distraction. Some of us make a good enough living to say to those that don't, you're not trying hard enough. Get an education. Who's really chasing the golden egg here?
Economics, is being manipulated. The numbers do lie, when they manipulate them. The ones at the top will always manipulate to their advantage. People need to wake up and see that!
The country needs those of us that are humble enough to stay at the lowest end of the pay scale. Not everyone is materialistic! Not everyone chooses to be here either. Life happens and you do what you have to to make ends meet.
We should at least be able to earn enough to survive.
Media is the tool of manipulation by our government/corporations. They tell us what we are supposed to want as consumers. We are puppets and they are the puppeteers. Right wing or left wing media doesn't exist. Look who owns them. One tells you what to you want to hear to get ratings depending in which way you lean. That's all it is. In the process they brainwash you to their advantage. Then the arguing among us real people begins and they laugh. We think we're informed or educated because they tell us we are. We really need to open our eyes and see what's really going on. Our government/corporations are destroying us and we are gladly helping them. This minimum wage is what they know they need to set do we can keep them where they are. If they don't, they know they are going to end up having a revolt. The only business owners I feel any patchy for, are the small business owners. Don't blame your employes for needing a pay hike though. I know that if you have a heart, you know these people can't survive on $7.25 an hour. You work with with these people up close and personal. You've probably bonded with some of them over time. Blame the government/corporations for running you out of business and creating a monopoly. They're the big guys, the bullies. They're your real enemy. Not the average folks.
bob

United States

#90 Feb 11, 2014
The Real Deal wrote:
Many of you have obviously never tried to support a family in minimum wage. Not all minimum wage workers are unskilled, and not all companies give regular raises. I personally have a degree in culinary arts, where do you propose that I utilize that training in Hazard? I have been employed by the same small business for over a decade and yes I make minimum wage. Don't start harping at me to move out of the area either because that simply isn't a feasible idea. Its virtually impossible to save any amount of money working for $1000 a month, and moving takes money. Alot of people have been displaced from their jobs and are willing to do whatever it takes to support their family and yes that includes working for minimum wage. Maybe you should try it for a month or so. Then lets see how quick you are to judge.
U are the one that chose that! Why would u get a degree in cooking if u live in hazard and don't wanna move? That's what u get
cancer sux

Faribault, MN

#91 Feb 11, 2014
Really wrote:
Yea and the top 10% pay over 70% of all the taxes paid in the US, this cant continue either.
<quoted text>
Yes the top 10% should pay ALL THE TAXES. They get the biggest benefit of living here of anyone by far.
Grand Old Parody

Trinity, TX

#92 Feb 11, 2014
Starvin Marvin wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't say every regulation but liberals never seem to understand those things. If you allow a company to keep more of it's money how is that not the free market? Ah the ol liberal myth that tax breaks don't create jobs. Anything else?
keep more of their money i think they are showing highest profits in history and paying the lowest tax in history. did President bush not give tax breaks
yes or no and what happen ?.

In 1922,republican Warren Harding dropped the top tax
rate from 73 percent down to 25 percent ,it kick off a gamling
real estate and stock market bubble that brustin 1929.

roosevelt fixed that by raising the top tax rate on the uber-rich
back to over 90 percent .the economy boomed, and the middle class
prospered .

reagan drooped the top tax rate down to 28 percent
leading within a year to the worst recession since the great
depression, followed by the savings an loan crisis.

cilton took the top income tax rate back to 39 percent
the economy boomed.

bush junior came into office , cutback it back down , and we got another crash
and high unemployment
cancer sux

Faribault, MN

#93 Feb 11, 2014
Starvin Marvin wrote:
<quoted text>If you are forced to work at whatever job you can find it means you have no desireable skills to bargin with. CEOs can have lawyers arraning the deal between the Co that wants their services because they have skills and a track record. You want to make a good living then get something to bargin with don't expect anyone to pay you more than your worth to the company or the business.
Anyone who works 40 hours a week should make enough to be able to live and survive well. No matter skill.

Oh and 90% of CEO are worth like 50 bucks.

UNIONS MUST BE MADE STRONG...WAGES MUST GO UP.

With inflation the top 10% wage earner wages have went up 3000% in last 30 years. In same time working class wages have went down with inflation figured in....TIME TO HAVE WORKERS WAGES GO UP BIG TIME.
FerestGomp

Somerset, KY

#94 Feb 11, 2014
Like oblammer did anything original wit that one-as if grubbermint contracts didn't ALREADY have they own minumal wage standards.

Just unreal, what ozombietic level voters slurp up out of media poisitoned spoons.
FerestGomp

Somerset, KY

#95 Feb 11, 2014
cancer sux wrote:
<quoted text>
Anyone who works 40 hours a week should make enough to be able to live and survive well. No matter skill.
Oh and 90% of CEO are worth like 50 bucks.
UNIONS MUST BE MADE STRONG...WAGES MUST GO UP.
With inflation the top 10% wage earner wages have went up 3000% in last 30 years. In same time working class wages have went down with inflation figured in....TIME TO HAVE WORKERS WAGES GO UP BIG TIME.
Send they majority BACK to BUDGET and priorities skewl too!!
After they been entitlementalcasedly, UNrealistically DEPROGRAMMED.

Because in lots of places- yewneeyuns can't AFFORD what they OVERSPEND and live beyond they means of anymore.
Grand Old Parody

Trinity, TX

#96 Feb 11, 2014
Fisher wrote:
You people actually think someone flipping burgers needs over 10 dollars a hour? Same goes for the big box stores, all unskilled labor and sure doesn't need to be paid 10 dollars plus a hour. There should be no such laws telling someone what they have to pay their employees. If it's my business I should be the one that sets the pay scale, not some politician.
If you want more money stay in school ( "instead of your back") and choose a career that's going to be around for a while. Choose a career that's going to pay more than minimum wage. If your not interested in working for others start your own business. Learn a trade and sell your services to others, and I'm not talking about prostitution or selling drugs.
When you people start thinking like us Conservative Republican's you will finally realize what the big picture as been showing you all along.
T-Party for life.
.

what if that burgers flipper bring in $1,040,000.00 in revenue to your burger business a year should that burger flipper make 10.10 a hour ?
Hmmmmmmmmm

Danville, OH

#97 Feb 11, 2014
FerestGomp wrote:
Like oblammer did anything original wit that one-as if grubbermint contracts didn't ALREADY have they own minumal wage standards.
Just unreal, what ozombietic level voters slurp up out of media poisitoned spoons.
SKIE- Mr White-- on here again! Tell us how great Mitch is , for the 200 th time! He. She. It-- Whatever? FerestGomp----- how original! Ha ha ha ha
Starvin Marvin

Hazard, KY

#98 Feb 11, 2014
The Real Deal wrote:
Many of you have obviously never tried to support a family in minimum wage. Not all minimum wage workers are unskilled, and not all companies give regular raises. I personally have a degree in culinary arts, where do you propose that I utilize that training in Hazard? I have been employed by the same small business for over a decade and yes I make minimum wage. Don't start harping at me to move out of the area either because that simply isn't a feasible idea. Its virtually impossible to save any amount of money working for $1000 a month, and moving takes money. Alot of people have been displaced from their jobs and are willing to do whatever it takes to support their family and yes that includes working for minimum wage. Maybe you should try it for a month or so. Then lets see how quick you are to judge.
Just one question did you not understand that when you decided to get a degree in the culinary arts that you couldn't make a living at that in the land of soup beans and taters. People move every single day to better themselves and sitting here waiting on someone to force companies to pay youmore isn't working is it?
ElmerFudd

Somerset, KY

#99 Feb 11, 2014
Hmmmmmmmmm wrote:
<quoted text>SKIE- Mr White-- on here again! Tell us how great Mitch is , for the 200 th time! He. She. It-- Whatever? FerestGomp----- how original! Ha ha ha ha
You mutt has us confuzed wit some of them thar occupy anyone elses anything ghetto streeter entitlemental case, unrealistic and clueless types.
Starvin Marvin

Hazard, KY

#100 Feb 11, 2014
cancer sux wrote:
<quoted text>
Anyone who works 40 hours a week should make enough to be able to live and survive well. No matter skill.
Oh and 90% of CEO are worth like 50 bucks.
UNIONS MUST BE MADE STRONG...WAGES MUST GO UP.
With inflation the top 10% wage earner wages have went up 3000% in last 30 years. In same time working class wages have went down with inflation figured in....TIME TO HAVE WORKERS WAGES GO UP BIG TIME.
So we pay workers what they want even if they can't stick their finger up their butt. Ah Socialism what a wonderful concept.
Starvin Marvin

Hazard, KY

#101 Feb 11, 2014
Pathitic with all due respect
if you had taken the effort you put into that long drawn out excuse in working toward a better job you may get somewhere.
cancer sux

Faribault, MN

#102 Feb 11, 2014
Starvin Marvin wrote:
<quoted text>So we pay workers what they want even if they can't stick their finger up their butt. Ah Socialism what a wonderful concept.
o we pay CEO 50 million even when he runs company into ground...OH UBER OUT OF CONTROL CRONY CAPITALISM.

A worker who works in factory or cooks in kitchen all day does more work by noon monday then a ceo does all week.
Starvin Marvin

Hazard, KY

#103 Feb 11, 2014
cancer sux wrote:
<quoted text>o we pay CEO 50 million even when he runs company into ground...OH UBER OUT OF CONTROL CRONY CAPITALISM.
A worker who works in factory or cooks in kitchen all day does more work by noon monday then a ceo does all week.
That's your opinion but the market and the companies don't see it that way.
Starvin Marvin

Hazard, KY

#104 Feb 11, 2014
Grand Old Parody wrote:
<quoted text> .
what if that burgers flipper bring in $1,040,000.00 in revenue to your burger business a year should that burger flipper make 10.10 a hour ?
Do you honestly think someone that could do that if even possible will continue to flip burgers? I think not.
cancer sux

Faribault, MN

#105 Feb 11, 2014
Starvin Marvin wrote:
<quoted text>That's your opinion but the market and the companies don't see it that way.
Market use to see it that way. But after Reagan trickle down and union crushing changed that and our economy has tanked because of that.

WITHOUT WELL PAID WORKERS THIS NATION IS DOOMED...

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