Democrats Pledge to Extend Minimum Wage

Democrats Pledge to Extend Minimum Wage

There are 19 comments on the The Associated Press story from Jan 13, 2007, titled Democrats Pledge to Extend Minimum Wage . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

Fending off charges of favoritism, House Democrats say a just-passed minimum wage bill will be changed to cover all U.S. territories _ including American Samoa _ before it reaches President Bush's desk.

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told ya

Miami, FL

#1 Jan 13, 2007
But the point is: Nancy Pelosi has proven herself just a corrupt ass ny Republican. They only do right when they are forced too...it is the nature of left.
Kathy

Boynton Beach, FL

#2 Jan 13, 2007
Watch this and you will see the folly in setting a minimum wage. The people working at the tuna plants in American Samoa are currently earning a littl over 3 dollars an hour. Now that the plant owners will have to pay them twice that, there will be lots of people there out of work.

Oh, and the price of tuna will go up. All those unemployed people will have it tough putting food on the table.

But I'm sure our congressmen feel good about helping all the little people.
j_richard

Decatur, GA

#3 Jan 13, 2007
Gee I thought it would be that tuna would go up in price Ididn't know it would cost people their jobs..... Get Real, thats is what will happen this scare tactic didn't work!

Since: Dec 06

Freeport IL

#4 Jan 14, 2007
If people have more money to spend, that creates demand which means more jobs.
Donnie

Akron, OH

#5 Jan 15, 2007
kicnbac wrote:
If people have more money to spend, that creates demand which means more jobs.
But when the higer minimum wage is put into place, people and entire business enterprises are put out of work. So the net effect is fewer jobs for those who need them the most.

“Buckle up-gonna be bad ride”

Since: Dec 06

East Hampton, CT

#6 Jan 15, 2007
Wake up folks...this is just pure Socialism BUNK ! They are saying several things here.

1) They blame poverty on low min wage.
2) They blame corporate America for poverty.
3) They blame Republicans for American poverty.

READ BETWEEN THE LINES !!!

1) How about letting the "low incommers" keep MORE of their HARD EARNED MONEY INSTEAD ?
2) Any additional income earned by "MINIMUM Wage Earners" will just be taken by the DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT in THE FORM OF MORE TAXES !( higher tax bracket sound familiar, then it trickles on down the DEMS to pay for their crap. DO YOU GET IT YET ?
3) THE Democratic LIE Continues.....They are not for the poor, the weak, or the feeble minded. They are in it for themselves plain and simple.

When THE HELL are people going to wake up ?
Madmunk

AOL

#7 Jan 18, 2007
What is far more disturbing than Nancy Pelosi's corruption during her fist 100 hours in power is the biased media's complicity of silence. ABC, NBC, and CBS would have been all over this if Dick Chaney had been associated with Star Kist...remember Haliburton? But since it is the Samoan of the House Nancy P we hear barely a wimper.
Stoneman

Atlanta, GA

#8 Jan 18, 2007
And again, everybody please notice: if they stopped allowing illegal immigrants to flood the lower end of the labor market, we WOULDN'T NEED TO RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE-- IT WOULD RISE ON ITS OWN.

Get rid of illegals, problem solved. But that would get rid of a potent voting base for the Dems... nah, let's raise the minimum wage.
Srieden

San Ramon, CA

#9 Jan 19, 2007
Act
Kathy wrote:
Watch this and you will see the folly in setting a minimum wage. The people working at the tuna plants in American Samoa are currently earning a littl over 3 dollars an hour. Now that the plant owners will have to pay them twice that, there will be lots of people there out of work.
Oh, and the price of tuna will go up. All those unemployed people will have it tough putting food on the table.
But I'm sure our congressmen feel good about helping all the little people.
Srieden

San Ramon, CA

#10 Jan 19, 2007
Actually, The vast majority of the fish factory workers are NOT American...or American Samoa citizens. They are imported from the other Pacific countries. American Samoains don't work in the factories.
Donnie

Akron, OH

#11 Jan 19, 2007
Stoneman wrote:
And again, everybody please notice: if they stopped allowing illegal immigrants to flood the lower end of the labor market, we WOULDN'T NEED TO RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE-- IT WOULD RISE ON ITS OWN.
It has risen on its own, even with the downward pressure from illegal immigrants. Even any illegals work for than the minimum wage. Without the illegals, the actual wages paid to law-abiding workers would be higher and they would be treated better at their jobs.
Frank

AOL

#12 Jan 19, 2007
What a joke! Pelosi and her bobble head groopies are just having fun at the publics expense. They will continue to provide lip service and nothing else that can benifit anyone but themselves. Their first 100 hours was one of the biggest jokes - a hour to "debate" a few minutes to vote then back to their nap & business as usual. All will prove to be worthless, same as they are.
Sumballo

United States

#14 Jan 19, 2007
The gov't should not force the labor rate.
Eddy

Pompano Beach, FL

#15 Jan 19, 2007
told ya wrote:
But the point is: Nancy Pelosi has proven herself just a corrupt ass ny Republican. They only do right when they are forced too...it is the nature of left.
This is such a joke. 99% of Democrats and 55% of Republicans in Washington support open borders and illegal aliens which depresses wages for working Americans. Deport the illegals now.
Eisenhower

Bryan, TX

#16 Jan 19, 2007
Pelosi got caught with her hand in the Tuna jar... she's corrupt like all the other politicians
Donnie

Akron, OH

#17 Jan 22, 2007
Eisenhower wrote:
Pelosi got caught with her hand in the Tuna jar... she's corrupt like all the other politicians
But the tuna labor theft is small compared to her support of amnesty for illegal aliens. That will depress wages because illegal aliens will work for less than minimum wage.

“Buckle up-gonna be bad ride”

Since: Dec 06

East Hampton, CT

#18 Feb 26, 2007
Nance and Hil want the Mexicans in so that they can shanghi them and capitolize on their labor scheme for America. When will you people ever learn, it's always about money and real estate.
Donnie

Akron, OH

#19 Feb 26, 2007
Eisenhower wrote:
Pelosi got caught with her hand in the Tuna jar... she's corrupt like all the other politicians
She thinks that a 757 will pull her out.

Since: May 10

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#20 May 19, 2010
when the higer minimum wage is put into place, people and entire business enterprises are put out of work. So the net effect is fewer jobs for those who need them the most.

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