Democrats Bank on Minimum-Wage Fight to Drive Voter Turnout

There are 20 comments on the Apr 3, 2014, The Wall Street Journal story titled Democrats Bank on Minimum-Wage Fight to Drive Voter Turnout. In it, The Wall Street Journal reports that:

Democrats aren't exactly rushing to share the stage with President Barack Obama these days, especially those in tight races.

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All Politicians R VVhores

Bohemia, NY

#1 Apr 3, 2014
Any politician earning minimum wage is being grossly overpaid.
All Politicians R VVhores

Bohemia, NY

#2 Apr 3, 2014
Especially if blood-sucking Democrats, I would add.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#3 Apr 3, 2014
Who wants the minimum wage raised??

1) Politicians, so they look like they care about people.

2) Minimum wage workers, so they can make more money doing the same work.

Who doesn't want the minimum wage raised?

1) People who have improved themselves and worked YEARS to get tiny raises that brought them up to $10.00/hour.

2) People who have to PAY that extra money and get nothing in return

3) People who purchase goods and services that depend on unskilled labor.

Most other people probably don't care.
Cat74

Roselle, IL

#4 Apr 3, 2014
Democrats have to have something to entice the lo info voter, minimum wage is good enough. Except most of their voters won't work anyway.
foster

Ashburn, VA

#5 Apr 3, 2014
Eleanor wrote:
Who wants the minimum wage raised??
1) Politicians, so they look like they care about people.
2) Minimum wage workers, so they can make more money doing the same work.
Who doesn't want the minimum wage raised?
1) People who have improved themselves and worked YEARS to get tiny raises that brought them up to $10.00/hour.
2) People who have to PAY that extra money and get nothing in return
3) People who purchase goods and services that depend on unskilled labor.
Most other people probably don't care.
You feel superior to another based on your rate of pay?
hummm,
foster

Ashburn, VA

#6 Apr 3, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
Democrats have to have something to entice the lo info voter, minimum wage is good enough. Except most of their voters won't work anyway.
You dont work but live off the sweat of low wage worker taxes. why are you entitled?
foster

Ashburn, VA

#7 Apr 3, 2014
Eleanor wrote:
Who wants the minimum wage raised??
1) Politicians, so they look like they care about people.
2) Minimum wage workers, so they can make more money doing the same work.
Who doesn't want the minimum wage raised?
1) People who have improved themselves and worked YEARS to get tiny raises that brought them up to $10.00/hour.
2) People who have to PAY that extra money and get nothing in return
3) People who purchase goods and services that depend on unskilled labor.
Most other people probably don't care.
You dont think much of those low wage workers at the base of your party living in wage depressed areas of the nation
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#8 Apr 3, 2014
foster wrote:
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You feel superior to another based on your rate of pay?
hummm,
Don't know where you got that idea.

Most everyone started at minimum wage and worked their way up.

Hard to feel superior when most people work FOR people who make WAY more than them.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#9 Apr 3, 2014
foster wrote:
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You dont think much of those low wage workers at the base of your party living in wage depressed areas of the nation
I live in a state that already pays ABOVE the federal minimum wage.

It should be a state issue.
see the light

El Paso, TX

#10 Apr 3, 2014
Everytime minimum wage is raised, the cost of living goes up.Maybe your'e hrs at work are lowered. Ever think of that?
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#11 Apr 3, 2014
Eleanor wrote:
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Most everyone started at minimum wage and worked their way up.
Boy, in the real world, for some that "working their way up" does not happen so easily.

Boy, in the real world older folks (ie not students/young people) work minimum wage jobs.

And the most important question;

Boy, why should folks working full time live at poverty level and need assistance from us tax payers?
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#12 Apr 3, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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Boy, in the real world, for some that "working their way up" does not happen so easily.
Boy, in the real world older folks (ie not students/young people) work minimum wage jobs.
And the most important question;
Boy, why should folks working full time live at poverty level and need assistance from us tax payers?
Part of the problem with the minimum wage IS the taxpayer assistance.

Without the availability of that assistance companies would be forced to pay their people more money. Can't have workers passing out on the job because they are hungry or are sick because they can't feed themselves or their families. Or not getting any sleep because they can't pay their heating bill.(or any other malady that assistance covers up)

But when the government steps in and helps them out, the corporations have NO INCENTIVE to pay more money.

Take away the assistance and corporations WILL HAVE to pay their people more, if they want their workers to be ABLE to be productive.
Jorja Fox

Eagle Rock, VA

#13 Apr 3, 2014
http://www.msnbc.com/politicsnation/one-way-l...

University of Massachusetts-Amherst economist Arindrajit Dube found that proposals to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 would reduce the number of non-elderly living in poverty by around 4.6 million in the short term, and that nearly 7 million would be lifted from poverty over the long term.

The study further finds that the poverty rate – which rose by 3.4% during the Great Recession, and has not significantly dropped – could be cut in half if Congress passed a $10.10 minimum wage law. He estimates that an average family in the bottom 10% of earners in the United States would see an extra of $1,700 of income a year.

Dube also notes in his findings that the proposal goes beyond helping to decrease poverty in America, by addressing fairness and shrinking wage inequality in general.

But most Republicans oppose the minimum wage hike, and House Speaker John Boehner quickly shot down Obama’s proposed $9 hike last year.
“At a time when the American people are still asking the question ‘Where are the jobs?’ Why would we want to make it harder for small employers to hire people?” he said in February.

While the logic may seem sound, prior research conducted by Dube and others shows that minimum wage increases don’t have a bad impact on job prospects. A 2011 study of “the effects of minimum wages on earnings and employment” in low-wage sectors specifically found ”no adverse employment effects.”

A Gallup poll released in November found more than three quarters of Americans support raising the minimum wage to Obama’s proposed $9, and that the support increased by 5-points from when Obama initially made his pitch for the hike.

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#14 Apr 3, 2014
For you morons that believe that Democrats and some Republicans will pass this because they want to "HELP" people? It's wakey wakey time sunshine.

They do not get a F about you.

They do care for your vote though. And that is all they care about.

Increasing the minimum wage with a subsquent increase in manufacturing is nothing more than a bribe. A bribe and pay off. In this bribe, these sociopaths also known as politicians that get bought off by multinational corporations, well, these same people, just bought you off.

That's right, they now paid for you.

Now if there was a raise in the minimum wage with an significant increase in manufacturing, this would off set the minimum wage. However, there is no significant increase in tru American made manufacturing.

So gratz to all of those that will receive this wage increase. Congratz on selling out your own virtue for a bribe.
CZars_R_US

Orlando, FL

#15 Apr 3, 2014
see the light wrote:
Everytime minimum wage is raised, the cost of living goes up.Maybe your'e hrs at work are lowered. Ever think of that?
Bingo. Government gets more taxes since it is percentage based, and the end result is lower spending power. No-one makes out but the government, but hey they are getting tired of printing all that money.

Besides the democrats are running out of money to bribe the low knowledge voting base with.
Shsssss. Look over here, don't look over there.
CZars_R_US

Orlando, FL

#16 Apr 3, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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Boy, in the real world, for some that "working their way up" does not happen so easily.
Boy, in the real world older folks (ie not students/young people) work minimum wage jobs.
And the most important question;
Boy, why should folks working full time live at poverty level and need assistance from us tax payers?
Maybe because they were lazy and chose not to get an education or any job skills. Working a job and moving up takes more than just showing up.

With the 50 years of freebies, loans and programs there is no longer any excuse for not having an education.

I have never been without a job and been on my own since 18 and finishing high school.
Sometimes even 2 jobs, one being for min wage as extra income. Sometimes that's what it takes to get out of debt.

Went back to college at 40 with no freebies etc., just to increase my earning potential.
Others choose not to do such things to get ahead, then they don't deserve to.

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#17 Apr 3, 2014
And just to think it was a few days ago that these stupid tea-baggers were all confident about the mid-terms… what a difference a OBAMACARE complete success-day can make, LOL.
The demographics, money and ground game will always give the Democratic Party an advantage. And when the IRS stops the tea-baggers from vot… oops, I said too much… scratch that last part, LOL!

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#18 Apr 3, 2014
see the light wrote:
Everytime minimum wage is raised, the cost of living goes up.Maybe your'e hrs at work are lowered. Ever think of that?
Maybe you're full of crap. Ever think of that?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#20 Apr 3, 2014
Eighthman wrote:
President Sugardaddy has his little stupid democrats all in a line. It's time to "SLOP THE Commie Democrat PIGS Again"
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Come An Get IT...!!!!!!! Oink Oink
People laugh at you, not with you, Eighthcreature. Sorry to break the news.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#21 Apr 3, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>People laugh at you, not with you, Eighthcreature. Sorry to break the news.
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