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Entrepreneur: Boost Calif. wages to $12-an-hour

There are 145 comments on the Yahoo! story from Jan 12, 2014, titled Entrepreneur: Boost Calif. wages to $12-an-hour. In it, Yahoo! reports that:

Democrats across the nation are eager to make increasing the minimum wage a defining campaign issue in 2014, but in California a proposal to boost the pay rate to $12 an hour is coming from a different point on the political compass.

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Chicopee

New Fairfield, CT

#110 Jan 16, 2014
cancer suxs wrote:
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The rich pay way less % then people who earn minimum wage. THAT THERE IS A 100% ROCK SOLID FACT LIAR.,.
Run along now count your millions in the caymans traitor.
Look at a tax table. The lower 40% of income earners in this country pay less than 3% of all income tax revenue. For most, they are refunded all of the FICA that was deducted from their paychecks, and some get even more than that back from the IRS at tax time, thanks to deductions and earned credit income.

You wouldn't know a 100% ROCK SOLID FACT if it hit you in the head.
Chicopee

New Fairfield, CT

#111 Jan 16, 2014
cancer suxs wrote:
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Also since the rich(like cat74 and gop types)off shored the good jobs all the working class has left is minimum wage jobs.
I know of many who work for minimum wage and have 4 year degrees they cant find other work.
FACT: A far greater percentage of jobs have been lost to automation rather than offshoring.

Aren't facts fun?

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#113 Jan 17, 2014
you libs should open businesses and pay your people way more than the min wage, pay them that famous, 'living wage' and if your profits are not there, just raise your prices to your customers. That ought to work. Or, just remain where you are, in industries that do not require a profit to survive, like your govt, union, civil service, teaching job.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#114 Jan 17, 2014
boo ya wrote:
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The 10% sin tax on tanning is not a tax?
Do tell........
Let's see jughead - tanning beds have been conclusively proven to increase the probability of contracting melanoma - so you decide to get a tan, get skin cancer, and end up costing the system a shitload of money for your poor choices that we the taxpayers end up paying for.

Now with pre-existing conditions excluded from prohibiting you to get treatment for YOUR BAD CHOICES, we as taxpayers should foot the bill?

F'K YOU! Before the ACA, if your insurance company found out you contracted cancer from a tanning bed, they would boot you, no questions asked - and you would have no recourse.

And if you DON'T use tanning beds, WTF do you care? Is the tax impacting you?

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#115 Jan 17, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
Corporate people for the most part are educated, work hard, and earn what they are paid, and their bonuses. Most of our low income people do not finish high school much less attend college. They still expect to be paid what executives are paid. They have few skills, and need to be trained in every way. There are even signs in Rest Rooms telling them to wash their hands. Those people do not earn $8. and hour much less a penny more. I have no sympathy for people who waste their lives when they should be studying, then wake up one day and want to be paid big bucks.
I will not denigrate corporate workers. However, the actual backbreaking labor of actually creating PRODUCTS that CONSUMERS utilize, including all corporate workers, are all manufactured by blue collar working class people.

White collar workers are not machinists, assemblers, QC engineers, sanitation workers, highway repair workers, etc.

Everyone can't jump into college right away - they need to survive first you clown, so stop denigrating the hard working blue collar workers.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#116 Jan 17, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
Corporate people for the most part are educated, work hard, and earn what they are paid, and their bonuses. Most of our low income people do not finish high school much less attend college. They still expect to be paid what executives are paid. They have few skills, and need to be trained in every way. There are even signs in Rest Rooms telling them to wash their hands. Those people do not earn $8. and hour much less a penny more. I have no sympathy for people who waste their lives when they should be studying, then wake up one day and want to be paid big bucks.
Corporates are desk jockeys. Expendable as anyone. And more devastated when dumped, as they have no skills outside the sterile office environment.
batman2334

Denton, TX

#117 Jan 17, 2014
great guy
boo ya

Portsmouth, VA

#118 Jan 17, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
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Let's see jughead - tanning beds have been conclusively proven to increase the probability of contracting melanoma - so you decide to get a tan, get skin cancer, and end up costing the system a shitload of money for your poor choices that we the taxpayers end up paying for.
Now with pre-existing conditions excluded from prohibiting you to get treatment for YOUR BAD CHOICES, we as taxpayers should foot the bill?
F'K YOU! Before the ACA, if your insurance company found out you contracted cancer from a tanning bed, they would boot you, no questions asked - and you would have no recourse.
And if you DON'T use tanning beds, WTF do you care? Is the tax impacting you?
This long winded diatribe did not answer the question of whether the 10% sin tax on tanning is a tax, did it?

YES or NO would have been a better response, err jughead!

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#119 Jan 17, 2014
boo ya wrote:
<quoted text>
This long winded diatribe did not answer the question of whether the 10% sin tax on tanning is a tax, did it?
YES or NO would have been a better response, err jughead!
Sure its a sin tax jughead - like you couldn't figure that out?

You get lots of tans? If not, WTF do you care?
boo ya

Virginia Beach, VA

#120 Jan 17, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
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Sure its a sin tax jughead - like you couldn't figure that out?
You get lots of tans? If not, WTF do you care?
One of your comrades here was insisting it wasn't a tax.

Glad you cleared that issue up for him, jughead!

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#121 Jan 17, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure its a sin tax jughead - like you couldn't figure that out?
You get lots of tans? If not, WTF do you care?
its not a sin tax, its a honky tax.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#122 Jan 17, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
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its not a sin tax, its a honky tax.
So skin cancer is only a 'honky' thing? Thanks, Mr Science.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#123 Jan 17, 2014
Here's a guarantee.

If you don't value your employees and their contributions nor compensate them appropriately you will soon be collecting welfare.
inbred Genius wrote:
you libs should open businesses and pay your people way more than the min wage, pay them that famous,'living wage' and if your profits are not there, just raise your prices to your customers. That ought to work. Or, just remain where you are, in industries that do not require a profit to survive, like your govt, union, civil service, teaching job.
boo ya

Portsmouth, VA

#124 Jan 17, 2014
conservative crapola wrote:
<quoted text>
So skin cancer is only a 'honky' thing? Thanks, Mr Science.
If we were discussing a skin cancer tax you might actually have a point, Mr. Reading Comprehension!

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#125 Jan 17, 2014
conservative crapola wrote:
<quoted text>
So skin cancer is only a 'honky' thing? Thanks, Mr Science.
Honkies are the only race that tans much. Black folks can get skin cancer too, in fact they are told to use sunscreen, just like the rest of us folks. but the question was not about cancer, it was about tanning, and that makes it a honky tax

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#126 Jan 17, 2014
Eric Gustafson wrote:
Here's a guarantee.
If you don't value your employees and their contributions nor compensate them appropriately you will soon be collecting welfare.
<quoted text>
I'll suggest that at the next board meeting.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#127 Jan 17, 2014
Chicopee wrote:
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Look at a tax table. The lower 40% of income earners in this country pay less than 3% of all income tax revenue. For most, they are refunded all of the FICA that was deducted from their paychecks, and some get even more than that back from the IRS at tax time, thanks to deductions and earned credit income.
You wouldn't know a 100% ROCK SOLID FACT if it hit you in the head.
The median income in America is $26,000,$30,000 is low income. Odds are anyone with dependents earning lower than $35,000 does not earn enough to pay "Income Taxes" after standard deductions of @$5500.

When it comes to Wage taxes, and Unemployment Taxes all wages are deducted.

The lower 40% earn less than 3.5% of all income generated in America.

Citizens for Tax Justice, a research group that's been studying tax issues from its offices in Washington since 1979, provides the information we need. When all taxes (not just income taxes) are taken into account, the lowest 20% of earners (who average about $12,400 per year), paid 16.0% of their income to taxes in 2009; and the next 20%(about $25,000/year), paid 20.5% in taxes.

And it keeps looking progressive as we move further up the ladder: the middle 20%(about $33,400/year) give 25.3% of their income to various forms of taxation, and the next 20%(about $66,000/year) pay 28.5%. So taxes are progressive for the bottom 80%

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42400.pdf

The top 20% receives 59.1% of all income and pays 64.3% of all the taxes, so they aren't carrying a huge extra burden. At the other end, the bottom 20%, which receives 3.5% of all income, pays 1.9% of all taxes. The details on those who earn millions of dollars each year are very hard to come by, because they can stash a large part of their wealth in off-shore tax havens in the Caribbean and little countries in Europe, starting with Switzerland. And there are many loopholes and gimmicks they can use.

The bottom quintile’s share of income has remained little changed for the past few decades at less than 4%, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. The middle class, defined as the middle 60% of
households, received a disproportionately smaller share of the total economic pie in 2011 (45.7%)
than in 1968 (53.2%). Over the same period, the disproportionately large income shares of the top
20% and the top 5% of households have trended upward. The top fifth’s share of total household
income rose from 42.6% in 1968 to 51.1% in 2011; the top 5%’s share rose from 16.3% to 22.3%

“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#128 Jan 17, 2014
cancer suxs wrote:
<quoted text>Not a tax. NEXT,
Haha social security is not a tax. Good it's unconstitutional then.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#129 Jan 17, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll suggest that at the next board meeting.
That's not a discussion for the Board of Directors, that's an issue for the General Manager or President.

“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#130 Jan 17, 2014
cancer suxs wrote:
<quoted text>Would not need any handouts if the rich and big business would support the USA and cerate jobs here instead of COMMIE CHINA.

That said the money comes from all who pay taxes. just saying why we have went so far in debt is that taxes went down in last 40 years by 1000% on rich. That is why we are in trouble the rich no longer pull there weight.
Yep, GM opened their new factories in china, along with our jobs.

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