Politics of the United States

Politics of the United States

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Uncle Sam

Knoxville, TN

#1 Feb 14, 2013
Raising Minimum Wage?

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#2 Feb 14, 2013
Raising the minimum wage is extremely important to the US economy and taxpayer wallets. Low-wage workers spend virtually every dollar they earn locally.

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#3 Feb 14, 2013
and It would also bring in more funds to Social Security and Medicare, since those taxes are based on wages.

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#4 Feb 14, 2013
Big corporations are making record profits, stocks are up... and they can afford it. Raising the minimum wage will give people more money to spend and help our economy... And this false statement from the GOP saying that raising the minimum wage will hurt employment; there has been nothing supporting any significant changes to employment when minimum wage has been raised....the GOP want to keep the big corps making record profits while their workers struggle.

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#5 Feb 14, 2013
Meanwhile the CEO of that pizza company is taking home $10 million or more and the workers are kept at p/t hours & minimum wages without benefits i think that is sad.

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#6 Feb 14, 2013
$9.00 minimum wage won’t hurt jobs.

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#7 Feb 14, 2013
Republicans will be painted as the party that wants to protect tax breaks for millionares while resisting small wage increases for the lowest paid workers in America.
$h1tk1ck3r

Baltimore, MD

#8 Feb 14, 2013
Doctor_Love wrote:
Raising the minimum wage is extremely important to the US economy and taxpayer wallets. Low-wage workers spend virtually every dollar they earn locally.
Bottom line, China is soiling themselves in hopes of a higher US minimum wage. More jobs gone from Americans, more welfare, more debt on the shoulders of our children and grandchildren.

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#9 Feb 14, 2013
[QUOTE who="$h1tk1ck3r"] <quoted text>
Bottom line, China is soiling themselves in hopes of a higher US minimum wage. More jobs gone from Americans, more welfare, more debt on the shoulders of our children and grandchildren.
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Low skill entry level jobs generally start out at minimum wage. Dishwashers, busboys, fast food workers to name a few. Often temporary agencies will pay out minimum wage for low skill
Yes those jobs generally have a high turnover rate, this is why employers love illegal alien labor so much so let china have them.
Uncle Sam

Knoxville, TN

#10 Feb 14, 2013
Fix-It-First" program to put people to work as soon as possible on our most urgent repairs, like the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country?

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#11 Feb 14, 2013
The United States Highway Trust Fund is a transportation fund which receives money from a federal fuel tax of 18.3 cents per gallon on gasoline and 24.4 cents per gallon of diesel fuel and related excise taxes.[1] It currently has three accounts, the Highway Account which funds road we have already paid for it why not fix them!
Wondering Why

Bristol, TN

#12 Feb 14, 2013
Our Dear Tea Party Congressman seems to spend more time writing OP-ED pieces for the Newspapers and opposing everything than doing what he was elected for.

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#13 Feb 14, 2013
Wondering Why wrote:
Our Dear Tea Party Congressman seems to spend more time writing OP-ED pieces for the Newspapers and opposing everything than doing what he was elected for.
who's that phil reo?

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#14 Feb 14, 2013
Don't forget the federal user tax like truck have pay per mile.
bunch of crazies

Morristown, TN

#15 Feb 14, 2013
Employers paying more for labor results in less profits no matter how record breaking they may be.
To keep from "losing" profits how will they adjust? That's right, by raising the prices on their goods which takes away any advantage the min wage worker (AND everyone else) supposedly gained by making a higher wage.
Another way to save profit and reduce labor costs may include cutting hours or laying off workers.
Or I suppose all of them could be replaced by any of the zillions of "undocumented migrants" we have running around.
master chowder

Atlanta, GA

#16 Feb 15, 2013
Commie Darkie Muslim wants you to believe that the big corporations are sitting on a mountain of wealth that is hidden away like the gold coins in Scrooge McDuck's money bin. That money should be redistributed because it belongs to the American people, it's public property! Obama and his ilk have this mentality because they draw their inspiration from Marx and Hitler. The fact of the matter is that it is none of your business how much money other people have, because that is rightfully their money, not yours, not Obama's.

Secondly, you need to ask yourself: do IBM, Dell, Google, Apple or Microsoft even pay their employees minimum wage? No, all of the big corporations are already giving their employees great pay and benefits. That's because when you work hard, get yourself educated, have skills, talent and something to offer your employer, you can go work at a company that will compensate you for your hard work and effort. This description doesn't fit the average minimum wage worker, which is why someone would be making minimum wage in the first place. They can't compete. In a free market, you get paid what you are worth; if you are an unskilled day laborer, then you will be compensated accordingly. If people want a raise in wages, it is not government's job to give it to them. People that want more need to do what other people are unwilling to do. That's how winners think.

If you look at who is paying minimum wage, you will find out that the concentration of those jobs is not in big corporations on Wall Street but in small businesses that can't afford an increase in operating expenses, especially in a down Obama economy. McDonald's is a good example. Most of you people don't understand how business operates, and so you think that McDonald's is this evil mega corporation that can afford to pay a little more. The truth is that all of the chain businesses you see everyday are based on a franchise model, which typically means that one local person owns one restaurant. Those people aren't rich, they are small business owners that built their own businesses thru their own hard work and without government assistance. And those are the people that Obama, Pelosi, Reid want to punish for being too successful.

We know what an Obama economy looks like, we've seen it already the last four years. Bend over and get ready for Obama 2.0.

Hope and Change. Do you believe me yet?
I GUESS

White Pine, TN

#17 Feb 15, 2013
master chowder wrote:
Commie Darkie Muslim wants you to believe that the big corporations are sitting on a mountain of wealth that is hidden away like the gold coins in Scrooge McDuck's money bin. That money should be redistributed because it belongs to the American people, it's public property! Obama and his ilk have this mentality because they draw their inspiration from Marx and Hitler. The fact of the matter is that it is none of your business how much money other people have, because that is rightfully their money, not yours, not Obama's.
Secondly, you need to ask yourself: do IBM, Dell, Google, Apple or Microsoft even pay their employees minimum wage? No, all of the big corporations are already giving their employees great pay and benefits. That's because when you work hard, get yourself educated, have skills, talent and something to offer your employer, you can go work at a company that will compensate you for your hard work and effort. This description doesn't fit the average minimum wage worker, which is why someone would be making minimum wage in the first place. They can't compete. In a free market, you get paid what you are worth; if you are an unskilled day laborer, then you will be compensated accordingly. If people want a raise in wages, it is not government's job to give it to them. People that want more need to do what other people are unwilling to do. That's how winners think.
If you look at who is paying minimum wage, you will find out that the concentration of those jobs is not in big corporations on Wall Street but in small businesses that can't afford an increase in operating expenses, especially in a down Obama economy. McDonald's is a good example. Most of you people don't understand how business operates, and so you think that McDonald's is this evil mega corporation that can afford to pay a little more. The truth is that all of the chain businesses you see everyday are based on a franchise model, which typically means that one local person owns one restaurant. Those people aren't rich, they are small business owners that built their own businesses thru their own hard work and without government assistance. And those are the people that Obama, Pelosi, Reid want to punish for being too successful.
We know what an Obama economy looks like, we've seen it already the last four years. Bend over and get ready for Obama 2.0.
Hope and Change. Do you believe me yet?
Our biggest hope you would get your head out of your a...or get a brain...nothing but dumb a..tea party idiots and racist crap from your like.

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#18 Feb 15, 2013
Usually built to last 50 years, the average bridge in our country is now 43 years old.1 According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, of the 600,905 bridges across the country as of December 2008, 72,868 (12.1%) were categorized as structurally deficient and 89,024 (14.8%) were categorized as functionally obsolete. From 2005–2008, the number of deficient (structurally deficient plus functionally obsolete) bridges in rural areas declined by 8,596. However, in urban areas during the same time frame, there was an increase of 2,817 deficient bridges.2 Put another way, in 2008 approximately one in four rural bridges were deficient, while one in three urban bridges were deficient. The urban impact is quite significant given the higher level of passenger and freight traffic.

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#19 Feb 15, 2013
With truck miles nearly doubling over the past 20 years and many trucks carrying heavier loads, the spike in traffic is a significant factor in the deterioration of America’s bridges. Of the more than 3 trillion vehicle miles of travel over bridges each year, 223 billion miles come from trucks.
Uncle Sam

Knoxville, TN

#20 Feb 15, 2013
Senate Republicans on Thursday stalled further work on confirming former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., as the next secretary of defense Why?

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