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    Re: Dems seek to rally base over GOP's block of minimum wage bill

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    It's an emotional game for the left. Propose something asinine economically or intellectually that you can spin as cruel, or mean spirited then sit back and rake in the low IQ and overly emotional twerp votes. It's sad, but it works. Lot's of dumb, emotional fools out there fall for this crap then wonder why their poor.
    Ah yes, conservative compassion. I am feeling it.
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    Re: How $10.10 an hour could get votes in November

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    LOL So you are assuming that employees do nothing to make a business function and that companies employ workers purely out of the goodness of their hearts. When wages go up they run out of goodness and lay people off. What a bunch of hooey.
    At the very least... more money for employees means less profit margins...This may benefit employees temporarily, BUT the economy and businesses will just adjust by raising prices. The purchasing power of the employees in the end will be the same except you created a temporary instability in lot of small businesses.... businesses on edge will tip over and go under. The companies will always win in the end... they set the prices. Demand will always be demand and the price will always meet it.

    This may cause a price increase in certain goods and a decrease in price of others. A decrease in price of products that don't require a lot of employees on average and an increase in price of products that do require more employees on average. But in the end we all pay the same and have the same amount of money value...the game rules may change a little, but the end result is the same.

    minimum wage can also decrease the value of the dollar for the same reasons above. It WILL all level out in the end, just a matter of where, how, and to what degree is variable.
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    Re: How $10.10 an hour could get votes in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    I didn't say it caused unemployment to go down. But all the naysayers were sure it would immediately increase unemployment. The opposite happened. So you tell me, what happened?
    Did the Census Bureau do the unemployment analysis?

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    Re: How $10.10 an hour could get votes in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Wow, so you liken Obama to a communist? Honestly, the chicken little mentality is, if nothing else, tiring. Haters gotta hate...
    What would YOU liken his politics to?

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    Re: How $10.10 an hour could get votes in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    How would increasing the minimum wage reduce unemployment?
    It works like this.

    When the companies have to lay people off because the minimum rate is so high, they go on unemployment and get counted as "unemployed"

    After 99 weeks under the Obama administration they are cut off...thus no longer counted as "unemployed"

    That's how they've done it so far.

    I love the headline...."rally the Democratic base..."

    With many of Obama's numbers below 30%, far worse than Bush, rallying a few phone booth loads of people is sure going to help.

    Here they are, arrogantly clinging to a thin majority, having called opponents "traitors, jihadists, enemies, and terrorists" having used the nuclear option, this is NOT about minimum wage - these pukes never even read the ACA - it is about payback. Like the lickspittle that hang on hoodlums and rap stars, they fear their sun has faded, are guilty for the way they have bullied, beaten, clinging to a thin majority and terrified of what happens when, not if, the "terrorists" take charge.

    Payback is a bitch, and that nuke option is going to make Obama's life a living hell.

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    Re: How $10.10 an hour could get votes in November

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    Yeah i have no problem with dems blowing out republicans
    Not gonna happen, especially not on the gun issue.
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    Re: Dems seek to rally base over GOP's block of minimum wage bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Ah yes, conservative compassion. I am feeling it.
    Exactly what I'm talking about, TC, you are it.

    You think it's a lack of "compassion"? Or are you TOLD to think that? Doesn't matter, either way so dead wrong are you. We believe people are better then min wage, you seem to imply that's all they'll achieve in life.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: How $10.10 an hour could get votes in November

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Not gonna happen, especially not on the gun issue.
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    Re: How $10.10 an hour could get votes in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    If you think the executives are going to take the brunt of a minimum wage hike, you've been living on a different planet than I have.
    Its the only really truly squeezable place.... it will likely come out of bonuses.

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    Re: How $10.10 an hour could get votes in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Nonsense. We have the highest minimum wage in America here in WA, And since it went up, unemployment has decreased.

    The right wing myth has been exposed.
    You could, with this statement, unwittingly be supporting the argument of some that social welfare programs are so generous that they provide some with a disincentive to work. By raising the minimum wage, presumable without increasing social welfare supports, you make work more beneficial than not working. The same effect could be generated simply by lowering social welfare benefits so that current minimum wage levels outpace the benefits to sitting at home.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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