State governments may be expanding wealth gap

Jun 5, 2014 Full story: KING-TV Seattle 16

Lawmakers in many states have been trying to boost their post-recession economies by cutting income taxes, curbing aid to the long-term jobless or holding down the minimum wage.

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Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#1 Jun 5, 2014
The minimum wage is exactly that ... MINIMUM.

Just like the 45 mph minimum on the expressway, MOST PEOPLE go way faster than that.

As far as decreasing the taxes on the job creators, that is a smart idea that will result in better employment opportunities.

Those who worry about how much money the wealthy people have apparently aren't focussed enough efforts on their OWN ability to prosper. Relying on the government safety net to bring properity is pure foolishness.

Making smart choices and having a disciplined approach on spending can keep the middle class dream alive.

Things like learning in school, not making babies without a committed spouse & sticking to a budget, could go a long way to creating a happy, successful future.

Bob Ballmor

Phoenix, AZ

#2 Jun 5, 2014
again;) dot gov Obama dont know & dont care;) governorCare what & hucare!! ;-0h, just only a Century Democrupto!!;-00
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Furlong, PA

#4 Jun 5, 2014
As the great FDR said businesses that do not pay a living wage have no right to exist in this country!

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#5 Jun 5, 2014
State governments are expanding the wealth gap, eh?
You'r sure it has nothing at all to do with stubborn high unemployment under Obama.
As usual, Obama is pointing fingers.
CZars_R_US

Orlando, FL

#9 Jun 6, 2014
Obamacare is the main Job and wage issue today. Soon everyone will be contractors or part time.
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Furlong, PA

#10 Jun 6, 2014
Eleanor wrote:
The minimum wage is exactly that ... MINIMUM.
Just like the 45 mph minimum on the expressway, MOST PEOPLE go way faster than that.
As far as decreasing the taxes on the job creators, that is a smart idea that will result in better employment opportunities.
Those who worry about how much money the wealthy people have apparently aren't focussed enough efforts on their OWN ability to prosper. Relying on the government safety net to bring properity is pure foolishness.
Making smart choices and having a disciplined approach on spending can keep the middle class dream alive.
Things like learning in school, not making babies without a committed spouse & sticking to a budget, could go a long way to creating a happy, successful future.
Enjoy your life as a kochsucker on your knees in front of the evil and treasonous koch brothers!
foster

Ashburn, VA

#11 Jun 6, 2014
CZars_R_US wrote:
Obamacare is the main Job and wage issue today. Soon everyone will be contractors or part time.
if you have a job youre not qualified to purchase insurance through ACA
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#12 Jun 9, 2014
Sterkfontein Swartkrans wrote:
<quoted text>
Enjoy your life as a kochsucker on your knees in front of the evil and treasonous koch brothers!
Guess you need to blame someone for your failure.

When you point a finger at someone, there are THREE pointing BACK AT YOU !!

Time to take control of your own life, and quit blaming other people.
CZars_R_US

Orlando, FL

#13 Jun 9, 2014
foster wrote:
<quoted text>
if you have a job youre not qualified to purchase insurance through ACA
Well since the employer mandate was postponed,
and the fact that most are only hiring part time at this point.
Guess most of those folks will have to go to the ACA since they would not have insurance.!!!!
If they did not they would have to pay a fine; no Tax, no fine, no whatever.!!!
Libertarian

La Fayette, KY

#14 Jun 11, 2014
Minimum wage laws, wage and hour laws, and anything else that interferes with the free market and the freedom of contract should be abolished.
Nathan

Dallas, TX

#16 Jun 11, 2014
Sorry to put it this way but increasing the minimum wage only helps the stupid. Think about my wording.
Rothbardian

Princeton, KY

#17 Jun 13, 2014
Minimum wage laws destroy jobs.

“Grow the power within yourself”

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#18 Aug 1, 2014
Sterkfontein Swartkrans wrote:
As the great FDR said businesses that do not pay a living wage have no right to exist in this country!
Yap, the guy who confiscated all private gold in the 30's should be telling us from his grave what a "living wage" is now. That term is subjective and very useful to bash any employer even if they paid $500/hour. As long as there are selfish unions everywhere whose only job is to get as much of the pie as possible, there will never be any "living wage" large enough.
Broke

Paducah, KY

#19 Aug 19, 2014
Yep. Poor folks is gettin' poorer; rich folks is gettin' richer.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#20 Wednesday Aug 20
Rothbardian wrote:
Minimum wage laws destroy jobs.
Lets pay slave wages and praise the Corporate Oligarchs
Coal

Marion, KY

#21 Saturday Aug 23
Lots of communists in Seattle it appears.

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