Proposed increase in minimum wage mov...

Proposed increase in minimum wage moves ahead

There are 7 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Mar 1, 2013, titled Proposed increase in minimum wage moves ahead. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

The Democratic majority on the Senate's legislative Labor Committee on Thursday approved raising the state's minimum wage to $9.75 per hour from $8.25 by January 2015.

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BPT

Woodbury, CT

#1 Mar 1, 2013
i started working when it was $1.75 an hour.
it should be raised, i guess. it will cause prices to rise because it will add expense to the bottom line of every business. the feds will be happy, the more money ya make the more tax you will have to pay.
it does need to be adjusted with the cost of living index.
Dime Dropper

Miami, FL

#2 Mar 1, 2013
BPT wrote:
i started working when it was $1.75 an hour.
it should be raised, i guess. it will cause prices to rise because it will add expense to the bottom line of every business. the feds will be happy, the more money ya make the more tax you will have to pay.
it does need to be adjusted with the cost of living index.
The Feds won't be happy when it increases unemployment. Companie are reluctant to hire at today's minimum wage rate. Raising the rate they got to pay won't help that.

Since: Aug 10

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#3 Mar 1, 2013
It will help poor people support their families.
Dime Dropper

Miami, FL

#4 Mar 1, 2013
America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
It will help poor people support their families.
...unless they lose their jobs or get their hours cut back due to the higher wage rates. Then it won't.

Unemployment, especially for unskilled labor, is still near record highs. What moron would even propose making hiring the vast unemployed masses more expensive? Oh yeah, O...
annabel

Trumbull, CT

#5 Mar 1, 2013
Wht it do is letmor of us wrk for cash..den we collect and win bothways..Kep workin andpayin sukers.
MrE

Stratford, CT

#6 Mar 1, 2013
annabel wrote:
Wht it do is letmor of us wrk for cash..den we collect and win bothways..Kep workin andpayin sukers.
annabel, you are so wise. How about we create another little tax deduction?

Since: Aug 10

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#7 Mar 1, 2013
I agree with #1. People cannot live on this less money.

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