Conn.'s DeLauro prepares to push for ...

Conn.'s DeLauro prepares to push for higher wages

There are 3 comments on the WTNH story from Jan 18, 2014, titled Conn.'s DeLauro prepares to push for higher wages. In it, WTNH reports that:

Connecticut's U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro is stepping up pressure on congress to increase pay for Americans to promote economic opportunity and upward mobility.

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Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#1 Jan 20, 2014
Promote upward mobility??

If a person earning minimum wage is unable to move on to more profitable employment, providing an increase of pay will not provide upward mobility.

Minimum wage jobs are a STARTING point, NOT a career choice.
Don

West Haven, CT

#2 Jan 24, 2014
Most people earning minimum wage are unskilled, and do little to further there education or are unwilling to seek help in making themselves more attractive to employers.

This is just another vote getting gimmick and places just another burden on the employer and the tax paying public,
Business Owner

West Haven, CT

#3 Jan 24, 2014
If you pay unskilled workers high wages, whats the incentive to better themselves?

In Connecticut a persons workman's comp.- paid by the employer is based on there pay, the more they make the more we pay. Guess who is going to pay the higher prices in the end, THE CONSUMER.

Who is going to pay $10 for a hamburger, or a cup of coffee?

Unlike Congress the average person can't vote pay raises for themselves, nor be in dept and just keep spending.

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