Congressional budget office: Minimum ...

Congressional budget office: Minimum wage hike raises income for over 16.5M but cost 500K jobs

There are 20 comments on the Brandon Sun story from Feb 18, 2014, titled Congressional budget office: Minimum wage hike raises income for over 16.5M but cost 500K jobs. In it, Brandon Sun reports that:

In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#1 Feb 18, 2014
So, basically if the government determines that businesses must pay their minimum rate workers more money -- the federal government will be on the hook to provide not only Unemployment Compensation, but ALSO Obamacare SUBSIDIES for 500,000 more families.

Did they figure out what THAT cost to the government would be???

<didn't think so>

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#2 Feb 18, 2014
In 2009' Obama said he would focus like a laser on jobs.
Lasers are used to cut, not grow.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#3 Feb 18, 2014
If the govt can dictate a minimum wage, there is nothing to prevent them from dictating a MAXIMUM wage.

Of course the idiots supporting minimum wage laws would never have to worry about reaching that maximum.
Chuck Clapping

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#4 Feb 18, 2014
Eleanor wrote:
So, basically if the government determines that businesses must pay their minimum rate workers more money -- the federal government will be on the hook to provide not only Unemployment Compensation, but ALSO Obamacare SUBSIDIES for 500,000 more families.
Did they figure out what THAT cost to the government would be???
<didn't think so>
;-000h, U dunt think so> it's FED note in DC"em can print as much if U like! you can use the Fed Reserve Note to trade with Samsang galaxy note & gear!! ;-000h, it's nice to raises up to $40.00/hr or else 2050 some one wil bee raises again!!! ;-000
Chuck Clapping

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#5 Feb 18, 2014
SirPrize wrote:
In 2009' Obama said he would focus like a laser on jobs.
Lasers are used to cut, not grow.
;-000h, wow dat is a blight ideas;) lasers to cut grass for barock yards;-000
Chuck Clapping

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#6 Feb 18, 2014
WeTheSheeple wrote:
If the govt can dictate a minimum wage, there is nothing to prevent them from dictating a MAXIMUM wage.
Of course the idiots supporting minimum wage laws would never have to worry about reaching that maximum.
so, U mints the DC-fed reserve note can not 2B printing!!!!!!! & the Governor ok with dat??!;-00

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#9 Feb 19, 2014
If raising the minimum wage is the solution to poverty, then why not make the minimum wage $1 MILLION per year?

Everybody's a millionaire.

Problem solved.

Right?
Say What What

Newport News, VA

#10 Feb 19, 2014
Eleanor wrote:
So, basically if the government determines that businesses must pay their minimum rate workers more money -- the federal government will be on the hook to provide not only Unemployment Compensation, but ALSO Obamacare SUBSIDIES for 500,000 more families.
Did they figure out what THAT cost to the government would be???
<didn't think so>
Of course they did...they will now be loyal Democrat voters who will vote for anybody promising more Gimmes. Dependency....that's their end game.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#11 Feb 19, 2014
Say What What wrote:
<quoted text>Of course they did...they will now be loyal Democrat voters who will vote for anybody promising more Gimmes. Dependency....that's their end game.
Too bad that you folks consider progress/issues into votes,

You should be smarter and look at the end game more intelligently.
TedsLiver

New Almaden, CA

#13 Feb 20, 2014
The real issue is getting manufacturing jobs back into this country. Raising the minimum wage is just a bandaid and not a long term cure.
ger

Istanbul, Turkey

#14 Feb 20, 2014
Really

Las Vegas, NV

#15 Feb 20, 2014
Pay everyone more money, hmmm. Will this solve welfare and unemployment. Heck NO. This only hurts the Middle class. Wages go up and prices go up. And what did the minimum wage earner get?
A pay raise to pay for ohbamacare.
They still have to be on welfare, they still live with mom & dad, so nothing has changed.
Except that gas went up, groceries went up, clothes went up, taxes went up, rent went up, utilities went up, insurance went up.
WELCOME TO AMERICA
Start the IMPEACHMENT process before this idiot president ruins America.
Cat74

Plainfield, IL

#16 Feb 20, 2014
When they say pay everyone. does that mean "every American" or just the illegitimate, and the poor, and pitiful? Because Obama has done nothing for the middle class, but fleece them like little lambs.
El oh El

Webster, MA

#17 Feb 20, 2014
So much for the Libs screaming "Raising min wage never cost jobs ever in the history of the world".. Hmmmm
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#18 Feb 20, 2014
Gap Inc. informed its employees that it would set $9 as the minimum hourly rate for its United States work force this year and then establish a minimum of $10 next year.

Gap said this move would ultimately raise pay for 65,000 of its 90,000 American employees, including those at Banana Republic, Old Navy and other stores.
El oh El

Webster, MA

#19 Feb 20, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
Gap Inc. informed its employees that it would set $9 as the minimum hourly rate for its United States work force this year and then establish a minimum of $10 next year.
Gap said this move would ultimately raise pay for 65,000 of its 90,000 American employees, including those at Banana Republic, Old Navy and other stores.
You mean those evil business owners who would never raise their slave driving wages on their own so they must be forced to by law? Hmmmm....
Cat74

Plainfield, IL

#21 Feb 20, 2014
That is their good part. They want 2 classes the rich, like them, and the poor. We are worse off today then in the great Depression, except now the Government pays them to stay home.
Cat74

Plainfield, IL

#22 Feb 20, 2014
People should be paid what their work is worth. Untrained, unskilled workers are not worth $10. an hour.
really

Albuquerque, NM

#23 Feb 20, 2014
2 weeks ago CBO study claims that obamacare will cost 2 and a half million jobs
.
white hut says .... nuh uh
.
.
this week CBO study claims that the proposed minimum wage hike will cost a half million jobs
.
white hut says .... nuh uh
.
.
which group are the immature children in the room ?
Shinichiro Takizawa

Japan

#29 Feb 21, 2014
Then, tax the rich!
Workers' standard-of-living have improved, as time goes in the U.S.
(Except this 40-years.)
That is, Democracy improves workers' standard-of-living.
The rich is destroying Democracy!

We are Americna-99%!

Japan must have military-draft-system of Japan in Japan now!
All Japs between the age of 18 and 27 must be drafted by Japanese-Forces now!
All Japanese-men and all Japanese-boys between the age of 18 and 27 must be drafted by Japanese-Forces now!
All Japanese-women and all Japanese-girls between the age of 18 and 27 must be drafted by Japanese-Forces now!

Japan, South-Korea, Germany and Taiwan must increase their military-budgets and military-forces now!
Japan, South-Korea, Germany, British, Italy and Taiwan must protect Japan, South-Korea, Germany, British, Italy and Taiwan by themselves now!

Wars, nuclear-power-plant-disasters, huge-earth-quakes and huge-naturla-disasters
must occur in Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia now!

Wars, nuclear-power-plant-disasters, huge-earth-quakes and huge-naturla-disasters in Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia
will cause reconstruction-demands in Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia!

Wars, nuclear-power-plant-disasters, huge-earth-quakes and huge-naturla-disasters in Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia
will increase Japan's, China's, Taiwan's, South-Korea's, Germany's and Russia's domestic-demands!

Wars, nuclear-power-plant-disasters, huge-earth-quakes and huge-naturla-disasters in Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia
will decrease supplies from Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia!

We are Amerinca-99%!
I love the U.S.! I love Americans!
Remember Pearl Harbor!
Finally, Japan will be destroyed!
China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Japan, Germany and Russia are evil-fascism-communism-empires !

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