Murray, DelBene bring $10.10 wage fig...

Murray, DelBene bring $10.10 wage fight to Seattle

There are 21 comments on the Washington Times story from Feb 19, 2014, titled Murray, DelBene bring $10.10 wage fight to Seattle. In it, Washington Times reports that:

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Suzan DelBene on Tuesday brought their fight to raise the national minimum wage to $10.10 an hour to Seattle, where advocates want to raise it $5 higher.

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“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#1 Feb 19, 2014
Congressional Budget Office: Wage hike would lift pay but cost jobs
A plan by President Obama and fellow Democrats to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would cost roughly 500,000 jobs, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#2 Feb 19, 2014
The higher wages would lift about 900,000 people out of poverty, the CBO report said.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#3 Feb 19, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
The higher wages would lift about 900,000 people out of poverty, the CBO report said.
While it is projected to reduce the employment of approx 500,000

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#4 Feb 19, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
The higher wages would lift about 900,000 people out of poverty, the CBO report said.
Jobs would lift 9 million out of poverty.........where are the jobs Obama promised. He won't find them flying in circles and playing golf.

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#6 Feb 19, 2014
*sigh*

While I agree the income inequality is a huge issue. Increasing the minimum wage will not solve anything.

As we all know, yes, it will but up people out of the poverty line. Ok great. And we know it will cause the loss of about 500k jobs, Ok, not so great.

But what else will it do?

These figures are not taking into account the costs of goods and services.

With an increase in minimum wage amounts, goods and services outside of the public sector will increase to off set the costs of this wage increase.

Does anyone really think that company is going to sacrifice their bottom line profitability? Answer to that is no.

So as minimum wages increases, expect food, service based industries to increase the costs of their products and services to compensate.
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#7 Feb 19, 2014
Wage increases should be based on MERIT, not government MANDATE.

Who among working people today didn't START at the MINIMUM??

Most EVERYONE STARTED earning the MINIMUM.

Most EVERYONE was able to BETTER THEMSELVES by working hard, increasing their skills and either moving UP the ladder OR moving on to a better job elsewhere.

Those who show up to work to do the same menial tasks day in and day out deserve what they are being paid. An employer KNOWS who is taking on more responsibilities, who is there to help out when things go wrong and who is WORTH being paid more.

Valuable workers get rewarded. Ordinary workers do not.

Maybe bump up the wage by $1.00. But raising the wage approximately 40%($7.25 to $10.10) is absolutely INSANE !!!
liberals are heros

Des Moines, IA

#8 Feb 19, 2014
Eleanor wrote:
Wage increases should be based on MERIT, not government MANDATE.
Who among working people today didn't START at the MINIMUM??
Most EVERYONE STARTED earning the MINIMUM.
Most EVERYONE was able to BETTER THEMSELVES by working hard, increasing their skills and either moving UP the ladder OR moving on to a better job elsewhere.
Those who show up to work to do the same menial tasks day in and day out deserve what they are being paid. An employer KNOWS who is taking on more responsibilities, who is there to help out when things go wrong and who is WORTH being paid more.
Valuable workers get rewarded. Ordinary workers do not.
Maybe bump up the wage by $1.00. But raising the wage approximately 40%($7.25 to $10.10) is absolutely INSANE !!!
I call BS. The work place is as political as any place. The favorites who talk all day and do the least amount of work always get more pay. You can bank on that.
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#9 Feb 19, 2014
liberals are heros wrote:
<quoted text>I call BS. The work place is as political as any place. The favorites who talk all day and do the least amount of work always get more pay. You can bank on that.
Perhaps when one works for a company who pays more money to those who play the corporate POLITICAL GAME, a useful skill would be to improve one's office politics abilities.

But that all depends on whether or not you want to be true to your self OR become a corporate stooge. Some jobs aren't worth selling one's soul.(at any price)
boo ya

San Diego, CA

#12 Feb 19, 2014
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>
While it is projected to reduce the employment of approx 500,000
Hey, you can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs......
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#13 Feb 19, 2014
Eleanor wrote:
Who among working people today didn't START at the MINIMUM??
Did not start at minimum wage and can understand how hard it is to pay rent, food, etc. for working people on those wages.

Agree we all start at the bottom and work hard to move up.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#14 Feb 19, 2014
boo ya wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, you can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs......
What does it matter?

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#15 Feb 19, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Did not start at minimum wage and can understand how hard it is to pay rent, food, etc. for working people on those wages.
Agree we all start at the bottom and work hard to move up.
It's not meant for that. It's meant for high school kids that want to alleviate some of the burden off of their parents. Only a fool thinks they can live on 7 dollars or 10 dollars on a part time or full time job with out sharing expenses or living at home. The key is get an education that isn't a worthless degree that has some demand or go learn to be a plumber or other skilled labor job.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#16 Feb 19, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>It's not meant for that. It's meant for high school kids that want to alleviate some of the burden off of their parents. b.
In fantasy land we can believe only high school kids are the only ones on minimum wage.

In the real world that is NOT the case.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#17 Feb 19, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
Congressional Budget Office: Wage hike would lift pay but cost jobs
A plan by President Obama and fellow Democrats to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would cost roughly 500,000 jobs, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.
Now it's only 500,000?

A week ago the curs at Fox Propaganda were screaming about 2,000,000
lost jobs and the congressional Republicans were running around in circles
barking the same nonsense.

Gee, what's changed?.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#18 Feb 19, 2014
liberals are heros wrote:
<quoted text>I call BS. The work place is as political as any place. The favorites who talk all day and do the least amount of work always get more pay. You can bank on that.
And you can bank on the fact that none of those employees are minimum wage earners.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#19 Feb 19, 2014
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Now it's only 500,000?
A week ago the curs at Fox Propaganda were screaming about 2,000,000
lost jobs and the congressional Republicans were running around in circles
barking the same nonsense.
Gee, what's changed?.
Only 500,000?

For full time employees, on minimum wages, working 40 hours a week and 50 weeks a year, that is over $10Billion out of the economy.

Bet you didn't think that through, did you?

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#20 Feb 20, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>In fantasy land we can believe only high school kids are the only ones on minimum wage.

In the real world that is NOT the case.
That's the problem with being accountable for our decisions, we are paid what we are worth.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#21 Feb 20, 2014
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>Now it's only 500,000?

A week ago the curs at Fox Propaganda were screaming about 2,000,000
lost jobs and the congressional Republicans were running around in circles
barking the same nonsense.

Gee, what's changed?.
lie
liberals are heros

Des Moines, IA

#22 Feb 24, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>lie
Yes, you do lie.....

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#23 Feb 25, 2014
liberals are heros wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, you do lie.....
Lie

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