should the minium wage should be raised?

should the minium wage should be raised?

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pappy

Flower Mound, TX

#1 Jul 21, 2012
What do you think of raising the miniimum wage. Is your wage to high as some claim? If the wages were raised it would add billions to the economy.
Huh

Union City, OK

#2 Jul 22, 2012
No it wouldn't, it would cause lay-offs and a massive dump on the economy again. Then to top it off the single parents who get subsidies like food stamps wouldn't qualify for their benefit or get it reduced. And a small increase in their wage wouldn't make up for it. So in the end both the employees and the owners would get screwed.
pappy

Flower Mound, TX

#3 Jul 23, 2012
Huh, raising the minimum wage to 10 busks per hour would put billions of $$$ into the economy and add a stimulus to the economy. If a person replaces food stamps with a living wage then it also reduces poverty. At least it would put moe money into the economy
totally agree

Union City, OK

#5 Jul 24, 2012
how do you figure wrote:
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Where is this increase in wages coming from? Bottom line, the consumer...employer has to make up the money from somewhere to cover his increase expenses, do you think he is going to just eat it? No, prices go up, person making a higher minimum wage still cannot afford a good life. Put billions of dollars into our economy? Don't think so, government will just find a way to give it away to anyone but us.
I agree, I'm not sure that anything good could come from it.
pappy

Flower Mound, TX

#6 Jul 28, 2012
how do you figure wrote:
<quoted text>
Where is this increase in wages coming from? Bottom line, the consumer...employer has to make up the money from somewhere to cover his increase expenses, do you think he is going to just eat it? No, prices go up, person making a higher minimum wage still cannot afford a good life. Put billions of dollars into our economy? Don't think so, government will just find a way to give it away to anyone but us.
HOWE, just like in other raises in minimum wages the raise is phases in . The minimum wage has lost buying power and does not even buy what you bought on minimum wage 10 years ago. And the raise in minimum wage would add billions into the economy
how do you figure

United States

#7 Jul 29, 2012
pappy wrote:
<quoted text> HOWE, just like in other raises in minimum wages the raise is phases in . The minimum wage has lost buying power and does not even buy what you bought on minimum wage 10 years ago. And the raise in minimum wage would add billions into the economy
AGAIN, where is this money going to come from? Do you really believe that employers can just whip this out of their pockets and there will be no economic backlash to the public?? I was able to survive better when minium wage was $1.65 per hour back in the early 70's than I would be able to today on $10.00 per hour. As far as adding billions into the economy, just get the government to print up more dollars, it will have the same affect!

The reason minimum wage has lost buying power is because SOMEONE has to cover those increased employee expenses, or businesses would close down. And then what happens?? Who is going to be left to cover the cost of increased welfare and food stamps. No, the government needs to back off, let the economy fix itself. The people in this country who have the guts to start and run a business know better than this government what it takes to make money and keep our country up and running. It does not need the government adding employees to the government payroll, which we end up covering the additional expense and there is not "END PRODUCT" for us to enjoy. Just more regulations, more taxes, and less buying power with our dollars.
pappy

Flower Mound, TX

#8 Jul 29, 2012
figure, tHE MINIMUM WAGE IS ALWAYS RAISED GRDUALLY. aND DID YOU QUIT UYING BURGERS WHEN THE WAGES WERE RAISED----NOPE. dID YOU SLWO DOWN YOUR BUYING IN THE DIFFERENT SOTORES YOU SHOPE AT NO. tHE REASON IS THAT RAISING THE WAGES WOULD ONLY AD NEAR NEGATIVE COST TO A SOTRES PRODUCTS. aND THE WAGES BEING RAISED ADDS BILLION INTO THE ECONOMY AND GIVES THE LOWER PAID WORKERS MORE MONEY TO SPEND, EVEN THOUGH IT IS NOT MUCH PER WEEK.tHE MINIMUM WAGE TODAY IS $7.25 PER HOUR AND IT HAS NOT EVEN KEPT UP WITH INFLATION. tEH OLD STORY YOU TELL IS JUST SOME MORE POLITICAL RETORIC i HAVE HEAD FOR YEARS, TEll me something new I have not heard for years, can you? In one small town in Oklahoma the locals who have political power there did not want a franchaise burger joint to come into their town--reason it would upset the local economy. Real reason is simple they do not want any competition in the payscale or the local burger joints. But they would wlecome a Wal Mart to town and it would destory all the local businesses.
how do you figure

United States

#9 Jul 30, 2012
pappy wrote:
figure, tHE MINIMUM WAGE IS ALWAYS RAISED GRDUALLY. aND DID YOU QUIT UYING BURGERS WHEN THE WAGES WERE RAISED----NOPE. dID YOU SLWO DOWN YOUR BUYING IN THE DIFFERENT SOTORES YOU SHOPE AT NO. tHE REASON IS THAT RAISING THE WAGES WOULD ONLY AD NEAR NEGATIVE COST TO A SOTRES PRODUCTS. aND THE WAGES BEING RAISED ADDS BILLION INTO THE ECONOMY AND GIVES THE LOWER PAID WORKERS MORE MONEY TO SPEND, EVEN THOUGH IT IS NOT MUCH PER WEEK.tHE MINIMUM WAGE TODAY IS $7.25 PER HOUR AND IT HAS NOT EVEN KEPT UP WITH INFLATION. tEH OLD STORY YOU TELL IS JUST SOME MORE POLITICAL RETORIC i HAVE HEAD FOR YEARS, TEll me something new I have not heard for years, can you? In one small town in Oklahoma the locals who have political power there did not want a franchaise burger joint to come into their town--reason it would upset the local economy. Real reason is simple they do not want any competition in the payscale or the local burger joints. But they would wlecome a Wal Mart to town and it would destory all the local businesses.
When minimum wage was raised to $1.65 per hour ($264.00 per month) my rent was 45.00 per month on a two bedroom apartment. That was 17% of my monthly income. That same apartment is now renting for $750.00 per month. Based on minimum wage of $7.50 per hour ($1,200.00 per month) that is now 63% of monthly income. Gas was $0.32 per gallon, it is now $3.32 (avg) per gallon. That is over 10x increase. But yet income has only gone up 4.55x...housing has increased by over 16x, gas has increased by over 10x, how is raising minimum wage going to make it better for low income????? Not only that, taxes, PENALTIES, whatever you wanna call it, keep increasing more than wages.

And no, I do not buy beef, I do not shop for any extras, have gone back to a lot of the old ways. Not everybody can do that. I am blessed. PLEASE DO NOT RAISE MINIMUM WAGE UNLESS THERE IS A GUARANTEE THAT OTHER PRICES WILL NOT RAISE ALSO, I CANNOT AFFORD IT!!!
pappy

Flower Mound, TX

#10 Aug 2, 2012
Well FIGURE, as for as the demand is down and gas is fixing to go down once more, And if you are low incoethere is laways rental help in paying that rent, And I, myself remember working for 50cents an hour nd living in a house they would not even let a chicken farmer raise chicken in. Had to carry water up a hill from a crek. Ots of people are living on less than you are rcieving. And there was actually a loss in wages during the Bush years and the dollars buying power by the people . As for gasoline I have paid 15 and 16 cents a gallon for it. As for housing I bought mone. When Reagan came to be I paid it off in cash. REmember Ragan ? raised taxes on me 10 or 11 times or more. And do not orget the loss of buying power of the dol;ar. And the minimum wage did not have any thing to do with the increase in inflation. Nor did he have anything to do with the loss of buying power. The miinimum wage has not even kept up with the ocst of living. So how does minimum wage effect society it has lost buying power beclasue it has not even kept up with the inflation of the cppst of liviing. And who was in power in duing the past years when our goverment had such high deficit spending most of the time? And who put most of that deficit on the record,???? and who let out fionancioal institutions falll into a near collapse of our monetary system that begam before 20007? answer thsoe truthfully and you have the correct answer. REagan said he was going to lower our deficit of 987 billion dollars in debt. He nearly tripled our debt instaed of lowering the debt. And rainded the taxes more than once each year Reagan was in office--11 times he raised taxes.--the republican way of doing business leaving behind the higher cost f inflation and no raise in minimum wages. Have a nice day FIGURE, I am.
pappy

Flower Mound, TX

#11 Aug 2, 2012
And who said defcits were not bad? it was no democrat.

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