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    Re: How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes

    "plotting"? They are "plotting"?

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    Re: How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    "plotting"? They are "plotting"?
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    Re: How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    LOL Why does it matter to you whether what you make is minimum wage or not? You still make the same money. You also will be more likely to get a raise if the minimum is raised to what you make now.
    Why would it be more likely a person getting above minimum wage would get a raise if the minimum wage were raised to what they were getting now?

    Given the higher labor costs a company would have to account for, it's more likely they wouldn't get a raise at all.

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    Re: How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes

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    Re: How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes

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    Re: How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes

    I think they should raise it to $1,000,000 an hour.

    We'll all be rich!

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    Re: How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes

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    I think they should raise it to $1,000,000 an hour.

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    Re: How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Why would it be more likely a person getting above minimum wage would get a raise if the minimum wage were raised to what they were getting now?

    Given the higher labor costs a company would have to account for, it's more likely they wouldn't get a raise at all.
    Since the minimum wage is usually the entry level, the established employees wages go up from there. Wages are a smaller and smaller % of company expenses and given the record profits in many companies, I doubt that raises will be all that painful.

    In 2013, after-tax corporate profits as a share of the economy tied with their highest level on record (in 1965), while labor compensation as a share of the economy hit its lowest point since 1948. Wage growth since 1979 has not kept pace with productivity growth, resulting in falling or flat wages for most workers and big gains for corporate coffers, shareholders, executives and others at the top of the income ladder.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/op...urge.html?_r=0

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    Re: How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Since the minimum wage is usually the entry level, the established employees wages go up from there. Wages are a smaller and smaller % of company expenses and given the record profits in many companies, I doubt that raises will be all that painful.



    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/op...urge.html?_r=0
    What about companies who are not experiencing record profits? What if they are maintaining or dwindling?
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    Re: How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    What about companies who are not experiencing record profits? What if they are maintaining or dwindling?
    What about them? If a company cannot afford to pay it's workers, it won't last long no matter what the wages. Since when is the health of failing companies the only concern? Perhaps you want more bailouts?

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