Since: Oct 10

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#224 Feb 1, 2014
Free Pizza 4 U wrote:
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SL....
ALL public works projects, federal and state require that contractors pay the prevailing wage.
Prevailing wage is defined as what the relevant UNION rate for the same job would pay.
It is in the contract that a contractor must sign to accept a job. Certified payroll reports are required to document wages paid. Union companies must supply certified payroll as well. Trust me I know. The paperwork is a pain in the kester and an added expense.
Having personal knowledge of union wages, NONE are even close to below $10.10 per hour.
When I watched the state of the union speech I had a good laugh.
Forgive me! I just realized you WERE responding to my post of a couple days ago. O.K. I am so sorry.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#225 Feb 1, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
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I do just fine, R2. Thanks for your concern. Where we differ is I have some concern for my fellow man.
Like most leftists, you're concern seems to be in keeping him down so you'll have someone to look down your nose at.
It is amazing how people like you cry tears of blood for corporations that are making record profits.
You do know that small businesses provide over half of the jobs in this country, don't you? And that small businesses aren't doing so well in the profits department as the large corporations of which you speak? You know, the few that the leftist leadership wants to hold the most power.
While the disparity between the richest and the poorest gets wider and wider, you worry that the downfall of the economy will be a working man getting paid a decent wage. Incredible.
I'd rather hire more people than pay fewer people more money. Raising wages (and you know damned well that raising the minimum will eventually make for raises across the board as inflation ramps up) will spur more or the latter.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Medina, OH

#226 Feb 1, 2014
TonyD2 wrote:
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Like most leftists, you're concern seems to be in keeping him down so you'll have someone to look down your nose at.
<quoted text>
You do know that small businesses provide over half of the jobs in this country, don't you? And that small businesses aren't doing so well in the profits department as the large corporations of which you speak? You know, the few that the leftist leadership wants to hold the most power.
<quoted text>
I'd rather hire more people than pay fewer people more money. Raising wages (and you know damned well that raising the minimum will eventually make for raises across the board as inflation ramps up) will spur more or the latter.
You would be better served spending more time developing what you think than telling others what they think.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#227 Feb 1, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
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You would be better served spending more time developing what you think than telling others what they think.
I calls dem as I sees dem.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#228 Feb 2, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
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You would be better served spending more time developing what you think than telling others what they think.
take your own advice....your net worth is currently ZERO.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#229 Feb 2, 2014
Free Pizza 4 U wrote:
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SL....
ALL public works projects, federal and state require that contractors pay the prevailing wage.
Prevailing wage is defined as what the relevant UNION rate for the same job would pay.
It is in the contract that a contractor must sign to accept a job. Certified payroll reports are required to document wages paid. Union companies must supply certified payroll as well. Trust me I know. The paperwork is a pain in the kester and an added expense.
Having personal knowledge of union wages, NONE are even close to below $10.10 per hour.
When I watched the state of the union speech I had a good laugh.
The President was not talking about construction contracts that already are governed by prevailing wage standards.

woof

“Hillary 4 prison 2016”

Since: May 13

Columbus, OH

#230 Feb 2, 2014
TonyD2 wrote:
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Like most leftists, you're concern seems to be in keeping him down so you'll have someone to look down your nose at.
<quoted text>
You do know that small businesses provide over half of the jobs in this country, don't you? And that small businesses aren't doing so well in the profits department as the large corporations of which you speak? You know, the few that the leftist leadership wants to hold the most power.
<quoted text>
I'd rather hire more people than pay fewer people more money. Raising wages (and you know damned well that raising the minimum will eventually make for raises across the board as inflation ramps up) will spur more or the latter.
Regarding small businesses.....

"McDonald's continues to be recognized as a premier franchising company around the world. More than 80% of our restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by our Franchisees."

http://www.aboutmcdonalds.com/mcd/franchising...
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Medina, OH

#231 Feb 2, 2014
Reality Speaks wrote:
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take your own advice....your net worth is currently ZERO.
More fifth grade math, eh Walter?

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#232 Feb 2, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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The President was not talking about construction contracts that already are governed by prevailing wage standards.
woof
He directly mentioned helping 'construction workers.' The president wasn't talking about any great benefit to anyone. He was placating his base like this $10.10 was something substancial. It's not. AS I said before...smoke and mirrors
.
Female

Chillicothe, OH

#233 Feb 2, 2014
raising the minimum wage would not only benefit low-income workers, it would stimulate the U.S. economy and save the government billions of dollars.

It's an issue that should have bipartisan support from across the political spectrum. The benefits of raising the minimum wage make at least as much sense from a conservative perspective as from a liberal perspective.

And, curiously enough, the conservative reasons for a minimum wage raise are the most compelling...

Venture capitalist Nick Hanauer, the founder of Second Avenue Partners, argues that raising the minimum wage is in fact essential to maintaining consumer demand.

"The fundamental law of capitalism is that if workers have no money, businesses have no customers," Hanauer wrote in a Bloomberg column in June. "That's why the extreme, and widening, wealth gap in our economy presents not just a moral challenge, but an economic one, too. In a capitalist system, rising inequality creates a death spiral of falling demand that ultimately takes everyone down."

The Benefits of Raising the Minimum Wage for Businesses

One of the primary objections from opponents of a minimum wage increase is that doing so will kill jobs and hurt profits, and by extension the U.S. economy.

But several studies, as well as some conservative thinkers, say that's backwards...

For example, a 2012 study by the non-partisan think tank Demos on the effect of raising the minimum wage on retailers found that U.S. gross domestic product could actually get a $15.2 billion boost, that 132,000 jobs would be created, and that the retailers would enjoy as much as $5 billion in additional revenue.http://moneymorning.co m/2013/12/11/the-surprising-be nefits-of-raising-the-minimum- wage/
Female

Chillicothe, OH

#234 Feb 2, 2014
Charles Darwin once wrote,“If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” One of the key institutions of the modern economy, the minimum wage, could dramatically reduce the misery of the poor. What would it say if we didn’t take advantage of it?
Female

Chillicothe, OH

#235 Feb 2, 2014
Let's say I have two full-time (unlikely) minimum wage workers, and I pay them $7.25 per hour. The Fed raises the minimum wage by 39%-$2.85 per hour, which adds $.042 in payroll taxes, as well. Those two employees now cost me an additional $261.60. Yikes! That seems like a LOT! If I'm a retail shop open 11am - 9pm, I have to find another $26 in net sales per hour to break even. How on earth am I going to get that? I'd better fire one of them so I can use his income to pay the other one... Except I don't have to because EVERY OTHER MINIMUM WAGE WORKER in my country is also making an extra $114 per week, now. They have more money to spend at my business, helping me to effectively meet my overhead. You know what Bush's people found out after Bush's tax cuts? If you give more money to struggling families, they don't place it in the stock market or long term savings like the 1% do. They spend it. Immediately. They fix their cars, they pay their overdue bills, they buy clothes their kids need and shoes without holes in them, they buy food for the first time in two weeks... which is all great for the economy. The same thing will happen WHEN we raise the minimum wage.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#236 Feb 2, 2014
Female wrote:
Charles Darwin once wrote,“If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” One of the key institutions of the modern economy, the minimum wage, could dramatically reduce the misery of the poor. What would it say if we didn’t take advantage of it?
Darwin was horribly conflicted, bless his heart.
If mankind descends from apes in a godless universe, then sin is irrelevant.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#237 Feb 2, 2014
Minimum wage earners are just a bunch of lucky duckies.

http://gocomics.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c5f30...
Female

Chillicothe, OH

#238 Feb 2, 2014
If you goo goo heads would read post 235 you would see how raising the min. wage will boost businesses. There will be no need to lay people off because they will make up the difference in sales so that dispute is void.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#239 Feb 2, 2014
Female wrote:
If you goo goo heads would read post 235 you would see how raising the min. wage will boost businesses. There will be no need to lay people off because they will make up the difference in sales so that dispute is void.
wrong.....

and using your theory....you get a raise, but everything goes up to cover it.

what is the point in that?

labor sells for the value it delivers.....simple.
d pantz

San Antonio, TX

#240 Feb 2, 2014
Depends on the corporation and who lobby's for them. Some pay 12 percent. Though in a free market no one should write the rules.

“Hillary 4 prison 2016”

Since: May 13

Columbus, OH

#241 Feb 2, 2014
rowdy01 wrote:
The fast food giants already know how to make this work. Get rid of one worker per shift and the wages will balance out.
Don't forget about the 29 hour work week to dodge obama care.........

The 40 hour work week is a thing of the past for employees of the fast food industry...

Two part time jobs will become the norm..........

“Hillary 4 prison 2016”

Since: May 13

Columbus, OH

#242 Feb 2, 2014
Seriouslady wrote:
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He directly mentioned helping 'construction workers.' The president wasn't talking about any great benefit to anyone. He was placating his base like this $10.10 was something substancial. It's not. AS I said before...smoke and mirrors
.
Please don't confuse dukie with facts.........
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#243 Feb 2, 2014
Seriouslady wrote:
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He directly mentioned helping 'construction workers.' The president wasn't talking about any great benefit to anyone. He was placating his base like this $10.10 was something substancial. It's not. AS I said before...smoke and mirrors
.
No. He did not.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obamas-2014-state...

woof

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