Hidden Within the Minimum Wage Dustup...

Hidden Within the Minimum Wage Dustup: A Pathway for the Democrats

There are 39 comments on the The Wall Street Journal story from Feb 24, 2014, titled Hidden Within the Minimum Wage Dustup: A Pathway for the Democrats. In it, The Wall Street Journal reports that:

The majority of people who earn the minimum wage work in food preparation and other service fields.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#22 Feb 25, 2014
Kahoki wrote:
Oh look, they still fail to show what the relation will do to prices if the min wage is increased.
Wages forced to go up, pricing on goods and services will also go up.
Companies will not sacrifice their bottom line. That will get passed to the customer. And when this happens, the exact thing that increasing min wage was set to do is gone.
It's either that, or, these companies start flooding the unemployment rolls with more people in an attempt to cut back
People really can't be that stupid..........
Yes they can.
spud

Weatherly, PA

#23 Feb 25, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> I think now, is too late to get the free-trade genie, back in the bottle....And as i recall, NAFTA was already on the desk, before Clinton was sworn in...i can easily recall the conversation of NAFTA at the debates with Ross Perot.....You're right about all of them selling out to the exact corporate bastards, that shipped the jobs out.....Also, why aren't politician's standing up againest Comcast acquiring Time-Warner....making it the cable-broadcast monopoly.....that's scarier than AT&T ever was.....
It seems that the one thing you can count on our government to do with certainty is to defend and protect monopolies.
foster

Ashburn, VA

#24 Feb 25, 2014
spud wrote:
<quoted text>Clinton opened that floodgate but neocons were pushing for free trade long before NAFTA was signed. I hear Obama chirping in favor of free trade this and that too. All the elitist, establishment politicians from both sides seem to be under control of the cheap labor multinationals. I'll donate to any politician who will fight against free trade and open borders.
not true, Bush & Reagan negotiated NAFTA. Clinton got stuck with the signed aggrement
foster

Ashburn, VA

#25 Feb 25, 2014
Bush signed that NAFTA treaty with canada & mexico. Clinton signed the congress legislation intended to amend laws to accommodate the new treaty
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#26 Feb 25, 2014
foster wrote:
Bush signed that NAFTA treaty with canada & mexico. Clinton signed the congress legislation intended to amend laws to accommodate the new treaty
December 1993
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed into law by President Bill Clinton.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/na...
foster

Ashburn, VA

#27 Feb 25, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Then, some of them have the audacity to spout bullsh*t like,.... "When is Obama gonna stop all the outsourcing of jobs?".....
Bulk purchasing makes it a scramble for small businesses to compete with Wal Mart and McDonalds $1.00 menu.

You have to sell cheap and offer better service.Work twice as hard
foster

Ashburn, VA

#28 Feb 25, 2014
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>
December 1993
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed into law by President Bill Clinton.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/na...
That is the law. Bush signed the Treaty a year before on his way out of office
foster

Ashburn, VA

#29 Feb 25, 2014
The NAFTA Law changed laws in America to accommodate the Treaty signed by GHW Bush, Canada & Mexico that implemented NAFTA
A Treaty is different and between nations, Laws are internal legislative actions of Congress
CZars_R_US

Orlando, FL

#30 Feb 25, 2014
spud wrote:
<quoted text>It seems that the one thing you can count on our government to do with certainty is to defend and protect monopolies.
That or keep borrowing more money to pay the interest on the old debt. And then spending more on top of that.

That is the recipe for bankrupty.

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#31 Feb 25, 2014
spud wrote:
<quoted text>It seems that the one thing you can count on our government to do with certainty is to defend and protect monopolies.
This is a very dangerous situation, as Comcast was allowed to buy NBC/Universal last year....Comcast then was building a lethal monopoly of both message and access.....Now, if they are allowed to swallow up Time/Warner....46 of the largest 48 Metropolitan areas of America...WILL HAVE ONLY A SINGLE CABLE PROVIDER, TO CHOSE FROM......Did AT&T not teach us anything?...
Truth Facts

Chillicothe, OH

#32 Feb 25, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> I think now, is too late to get the free-trade genie, back in the bottle....And as i recall, NAFTA was already on the desk, before Clinton was sworn in...i can easily recall the conversation of NAFTA at the debates with Ross Perot.....You're right about all of them selling out to the exact corporate bastards, that shipped the jobs out.....Also, why aren't politician's standing up againest Comcast acquiring Time-Warner....making it the cable-broadcast monopoly.....that's scarier than AT&T ever was.....
If Clinton didn't like the law,he didn't have to sign it!!

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#33 Feb 25, 2014
Whaaat???
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#34 Feb 25, 2014
So the Republicans and Democrats worked together to screw the American worker with NAFTA. What is so surprising about that?
We see how they are also trying to join together with CIR to do the same thing. Reducing wages and increasing corporate profits has been at the forefront of both parties agendas for years.
spud

Weatherly, PA

#35 Feb 26, 2014
foster wrote:
The NAFTA Law changed laws in America to accommodate the Treaty signed by GHW Bush, Canada & Mexico that implemented NAFTA
A Treaty is different and between nations, Laws are internal legislative actions of Congress
And it was that LAW that screwed the American worker more than any other law in history.
spud

Weatherly, PA

#36 Feb 26, 2014
CZars_R_US wrote:
<quoted text>
That or keep borrowing more money to pay the interest on the old debt. And then spending more on top of that.
That is the recipe for bankrupty.
Are you advocating the Ponzi scheme solution?
spud

Weatherly, PA

#37 Feb 26, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> This is a very dangerous situation, as Comcast was allowed to buy NBC/Universal last year....Comcast then was building a lethal monopoly of both message and access.....Now, if they are allowed to swallow up Time/Warner....46 of the largest 48 Metropolitan areas of America...WILL HAVE ONLY A SINGLE CABLE PROVIDER, TO CHOSE FROM......Did AT&T not teach us anything?...
I think you're right but if I were betting I would say this merger won't happen.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#38 Feb 26, 2014
spud wrote:
<quoted text>I think you're right but if I were betting I would say this merger won't happen.
It looks like it will happen. Comcast has a lot of support in Washington. They have greased the wheels for a long time and the fact that they are located in a democratic strong hold like Philadelphia almost guarantees it. The government will force some "restrictions" that Comcast will agree to then fight in court later
spud

Weatherly, PA

#39 Feb 26, 2014
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
<quoted text>
It looks like it will happen. Comcast has a lot of support in Washington. They have greased the wheels for a long time and the fact that they are located in a democratic strong hold like Philadelphia almost guarantees it. The government will force some "restrictions" that Comcast will agree to then fight in court later
If that happens then we might as well get rid of the FTC for being a gigantic waste of money

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#40 Feb 26, 2014
This is an outright purchase, hardly a merger.....

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