America says raise the minimum wage

America says raise the minimum wage

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The Taxman

Kingsland, GA

#1 Feb 21, 2013
Remember how no matter what happened, there were usually about 27 percent of people who approved of Dick Cheney as vice president? Or how really almost any far-right policy will draw a base of about 27 percent? Well, guess what. President Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 an hour to $9.00 an hour has widespread public support, a new Pew Research Center/USA Today poll finds. Really widespread: 71 percent of people polled were in favor of increasing the minimum wage, while just 26 percent were opposed. Yup, 26 percent. Even among Republicans, 50 percent were in favor and 47 percent were opposed. There was one group that was opposed, though:

Among all Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, those who agree with the Tea Party oppose the proposed minimum wage hike by two-to-one (64% to 32%). Those who have no opinion of the Tea Party, or disagree with it, favor increasing the minimum wage by 60% to 36%.

That translates to "extremely conservative Republicans oppose raising the minimum wage," which isn't much of a surprise—more striking is that so many people who are still Republicans in this age of Republican extremism are in favor of raising it.

As a reminder,$9.00 an hour means an annual income of less than $19,000 a year for full-time work, 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year. Congressional Democrats had been pushing to raise the minimum wage to $9.80 an hour, so Obama's proposal was already scaled back. But while $9.00 isn't as high as the minimum wage should be, it's a huge improvement from $7.25. It's an extra $70 for a 40-hour work week, more than $3,600 extra in a year of full-time work. And, for many, it's the difference between living below the poverty line and climbing above it at least by a little.

Go here to tell Congress to pass President Obama's extremely popular proposed increase to the minimum wage: http://campaigns.dailykos.com/p/dia/action/pu...

Article link: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/21/1188...
AUC

Herndon, PA

#2 Feb 21, 2013
The Taxman wrote:
Remember how no matter what happened, there were usually about 27 percent of people who approved of Dick Cheney as vice president? Or how really almost any far-right policy will draw a base of about 27 percent? Well, guess what. President Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 an hour to $9.00 an hour has widespread public support, a new Pew Research Center/USA Today poll finds. Really widespread: 71 percent of people polled were in favor of increasing the minimum wage, while just 26 percent were opposed. Yup, 26 percent. Even among Republicans, 50 percent were in favor and 47 percent were opposed. There was one group that was opposed, though:
Among all Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, those who agree with the Tea Party oppose the proposed minimum wage hike by two-to-one (64% to 32%). Those who have no opinion of the Tea Party, or disagree with it, favor increasing the minimum wage by 60% to 36%.
That translates to "extremely conservative Republicans oppose raising the minimum wage," which isn't much of a surprise—more striking is that so many people who are still Republicans in this age of Republican extremism are in favor of raising it.
As a reminder,$9.00 an hour means an annual income of less than $19,000 a year for full-time work, 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year. Congressional Democrats had been pushing to raise the minimum wage to $9.80 an hour, so Obama's proposal was already scaled back. But while $9.00 isn't as high as the minimum wage should be, it's a huge improvement from $7.25. It's an extra $70 for a 40-hour work week, more than $3,600 extra in a year of full-time work. And, for many, it's the difference between living below the poverty line and climbing above it at least by a little.
Go here to tell Congress to pass President Obama's extremely popular proposed increase to the minimum wage: http://campaigns.dailykos.com/p/dia/action/pu...
Article link: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/21/1188...
Lets stsart the discussion first with ... which other country in the world has "minimum wage"?
anon

Kingsland, GA

#3 Feb 21, 2013
AUC wrote:
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Lets stsart the discussion first with ... which other country in the world has "minimum wage"?
have that little pillow talk with yourself if you like, the rest of us acknowledge the usa has had and supported it for the last 75-years and it ain't going away, but certainly needs raised as the president is proposing.

next.
AUC

Since: May 10

Atlanta, GA

#4 Feb 21, 2013
anon wrote:
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have that little pillow talk with yourself if you like, the rest of us acknowledge the usa has had and supported it for the last 75-years and it ain't going away, but certainly needs raised as the president is proposing.
next.
So I guess you are on minimum wage ... otherwise you would understand what this is doing ... bying votes for the dems!
anon

Kingsland, GA

#5 Feb 22, 2013
AUC wrote:
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So I guess you are on minimum wage ... otherwise you would understand what this is doing ... bying votes for the dems!
speak for yourself there buddy, to me my vote is worth more than that.
facts

United States

#6 Feb 22, 2013
The Taxman wrote:
Remember how no matter what happened, there were usually about 27 percent of people who approved of Dick Cheney as vice president? Or how really almost any far-right policy will draw a base of about 27 percent? Well, guess what. President Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 an hour to $9.00 an hour has widespread public support, a new Pew Research Center/USA Today poll finds. Really widespread: 71 percent of people polled were in favor of increasing the minimum wage, while just 26 percent were opposed. Yup, 26 percent. Even among Republicans, 50 percent were in favor and 47 percent were opposed. There was one group that was opposed, though:
Among all Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, those who agree with the Tea Party oppose the proposed minimum wage hike by two-to-one (64% to 32%). Those who have no opinion of the Tea Party, or disagree with it, favor increasing the minimum wage by 60% to 36%.
That translates to "extremely conservative Republicans oppose raising the minimum wage," which isn't much of a surprise—more striking is that so many people who are still Republicans in this age of Republican extremism are in favor of raising it.
As a reminder,$9.00 an hour means an annual income of less than $19,000 a year for full-time work, 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year. Congressional Democrats had been pushing to raise the minimum wage to $9.80 an hour, so Obama's proposal was already scaled back. But while $9.00 isn't as high as the minimum wage should be, it's a huge improvement from $7.25. It's an extra $70 for a 40-hour work week, more than $3,600 extra in a year of full-time work. And, for many, it's the difference between living below the poverty line and climbing above it at least by a little.
Go here to tell Congress to pass President Obama's extremely popular proposed increase to the minimum wage: http://campaigns.dailykos.com/p/dia/action/pu...
Article link: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/21/1188...
You clearly have no understanding of economics and I am getting tired of trying to educate the uninformed. Quoting statistics that indicate the majority of the population is economically uninformed does not support your erroneous conclusion. Raising the minimum wage does nothing but increase the unemployment rate for young, unskilled workers who are trying to start a career. These are the people who should be paid a low minimum wage. Once you have acquired some skills, free market dynamics will allow you to command a higher salary. Minimum wage is not suppose to be a wage you can live on forever. It is the wage you start out with when you begin your career. If the minimum wage is too high then motivation to improve your lot in life is reduced. An economy can only move forward when people acquire skills and wealth as they age. Raising the minimum wage will contribute to stagnation in the economy as motivations are removed and young people can't begin a career.

“Master o Public Administration”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#7 Feb 22, 2013
"Well, guess what. President Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 an hour to $9.00 an hour has widespread public support, a new Pew Research Center/USA Today poll finds. Really widespread: 71 percent of people polled were in favor of increasing the minimum wage, while just 26 percent were opposed."

Yeah, but so did Hitler, Tojo, Mussolini, Mao, Fidel, and Chaves.

Around 70% of all populations are stupid.
Bobby

Herndon, PA

#8 Feb 22, 2013
Moreno Jay wrote:
"Well, guess what. President Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 an hour to $9.00 an hour has widespread public support, a new Pew Research Center/USA Today poll finds. Really widespread: 71 percent of people polled were in favor of increasing the minimum wage, while just 26 percent were opposed."
Yeah, but so did Hitler, Tojo, Mussolini, Mao, Fidel, and Chaves.
Around 70% of all populations are stupid.
Don't judge the majority of the population by your own lack of intelligence.

“Master o Public Administration”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#9 Feb 22, 2013
No, I'm judging from my vantage point above 98% of you.
Table

Clayton, MI

#10 Feb 22, 2013
Stand by to pay a lot more for your Big Macs and Whoppers. All food items will go up. You will be looking for things at the 2 Dollar Store.

“Master o Public Administration”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#11 Feb 22, 2013
Moreno Jay wrote:
No, I'm judging from my vantage point above 98% of you.
I'm sorry. That was unreasonable of me to expect you idiots to understand that.

Here, Find 136 on the bell curve of the normal distribution of IQ.

http://www.google.com/search...

I hope that helped.

“It's comong.”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#12 Feb 22, 2013
Moreno Jay wrote:
"Well, guess what. President Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 an hour to $9.00 an hour has widespread public support, a new Pew Research Center/USA Today poll finds. Really widespread: 71 percent of people polled were in favor of increasing the minimum wage, while just 26 percent were opposed."
Yeah, but so did Hitler, Tojo, Mussolini, Mao, Fidel, and Chaves.
Around 70% of all populations are stupid.
That number is about the same as those voting for Obama.

“It's comong.”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#13 Feb 22, 2013
The Taxman wrote:
As a reminder,$9.00 an hour means an annual income of less than $19,000 a year for full-time work, 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year.
Wat it means is inflation and more tax revenue.

“Master o Public Administration”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#14 Feb 22, 2013
Senora de la Iglesia wrote:
<quoted text>That number is about the same as those voting for Obama.
Coincidence? You decide.

“Master o Public Administration”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#16 Feb 22, 2013
It's for real - I checked.

http://www.bls.gov/nls/nlsy97.htm

Between this and the proliferation of ho's turned tax-supported baby mamas with Obama phones, you cansee the battle we conservatives are in for to save America.
Anon

Herndon, PA

#17 Feb 22, 2013
Moreno Jay wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sorry. That was unreasonable of me to expect you idiots to understand that.
Here, Find 136 on the bell curve of the normal distribution of IQ.
http://www.google.com/search...
I hope that helped.
Jay, did you ever hear some good old boy say that something was "as useless as teats on a boar hog"? That is like your alleged IQ. You may have been born with it but if you can't or won't use it, it's just plain worthless.

“Master o Public Administration”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#18 Feb 22, 2013
I use it every waking hour of every day and enjoy it immensely in ways that 98% of you will never be able to relate to.( My fellow 2% ers understand that very well.) Always have and always will. I just don't choose to play by your simplistic, materialistic, rules.

“Master o Public Administration”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#19 Feb 22, 2013
Raise it, Comrades. All of the best Commie countries are doing it!

http://newagebd.com/newspaper1/archive_detail...
The Taxman

Kingsland, GA

#20 Feb 22, 2013
facts wrote:
<quoted text>
You clearly have no understanding of economics and I am getting tired of trying to educate the uninformed. Quoting statistics that indicate the majority of the population is economically uninformed does not support your erroneous conclusion. Raising the minimum wage does nothing but increase the unemployment rate for young, unskilled workers who are trying to start a career. These are the people who should be paid a low minimum wage. Once you have acquired some skills, free market dynamics will allow you to command a higher salary. Minimum wage is not suppose to be a wage you can live on forever. It is the wage you start out with when you begin your career. If the minimum wage is too high then motivation to improve your lot in life is reduced. An economy can only move forward when people acquire skills and wealth as they age. Raising the minimum wage will contribute to stagnation in the economy as motivations are removed and young people can't begin a career.
Reading the number of inaccuracy's in your posting makes my head hurt trying to decide just where to start.

So let me start by saying spend a little time in an impoverished country. That economy will undoubtedly be in a race to the bottom as far as wages go. I for one do not wish that on my fellow citizens. It is brutally ugly and inhumane.

Second (and last because of time constraints), millions of our citizens through no fault of their own will indeed "live on minimum wage" their entire life. We, as a wealthy, industrialized and Christian nation, owe them at least the bare minimum in providing them enough of a wage to get by on. That is what minimum wage accomplishes, no more and no less.

Now, if you don't like our 75-year history of looking after the least fortunate in our society, you're welcome to move on out while the rest of us will continue being "our brothers keepers" as they say.

Finally, try living on minimum wage for a week or two like some public figures have done. It's very difficult. Now multiple it times 52, throw in an unpaid illness or two, a car break down, etc., and you've got an idea of what the least fortunate go through year in and year out.
AUC

Herndon, PA

#21 Feb 22, 2013
anon wrote:
<quoted text>
speak for yourself there buddy, to me my vote is worth more than that.
I am not your buddy ... but for sure your believe is everything ... have fun with HBO!

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