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    Re: Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Serious View Post
    Given that our economy has not recovered yet we should not raise the minimum wage. If we were in a boom period a raise of the minimum wage would be an option.

    Given that because of Obama Care has caused capital not to be invested due to uncertainty we should wait to raise it until thing become more leveled off.

    Given that each State can raise their minimum wage if it is necessary, we do not need a allover minimum wage increase for the whole country.

    Until we have a handle on the employment of illegal immigrants the raising of the minimum wage will not be effective due to payments of the illegals a substandard wage will only encourage more of that.
    That sounds about right.

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    Re: Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Raising the minimum wage is good because the money is immediately spent boosting the economy plus there is little evidence it lowers employment levels. Of course conservatives will come up with anecdotal evidence trying to prove their point, but whenever the minimum wage is raised in Oregon employment isn't hurt.


    Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    More than three quarters of Americans support an increase in the minimum wage, according to a Gallup Poll released Monday.
    Seventy-six percent said the minimum wage should be raised to $9 per hour, a five point jump from March. A law that would raise the minimum wage and tie future minimum wage increases to inflation got slightly less support at 69 percent.

    Fifty-six percent of Republicans said they oppose linking the minimum wage to inflation, while only eight percent of Democrats opposed that type of measure.

    Voters in New Jersey approved a measure Tuesday that raises the minimum wage in the state to $8.25 and ties further increases to inflation.
    Do I support a minimum wage? Do I support cutting employment? It is the same thing. I do not think it smart.

    If the government wants to increase the income of the needy, it should send them a check. That way the guy (taxpayer) that wants to do it takes the hit himself and we know, what it costs.

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    Re: Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Serious View Post
    I think the idea is that if a minumum wage job is not paying enough then that person will need to find a way to get payed more in that job or to seek another job that pays more. This may not be easy, but trying to get it thru by increasing the minimum wage is not the way to achieve it since the costs of services and such will go up with the required wage making the new higher wage mostly null.
    However, the cost of living has gone up over the years and the MW has stayed the same. The current federal MW was set at $7.25 in 2009. I don't see $9-10 being an issue now.

    And to those who claim this raise will cost jobs ... BULL****. McDonalds could raise the price of a Big Mac 5 cents and have their wage differential set.
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    Re: Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    That's what happens when you get a crappy degree with no job prospects and have spent all of your life to date in a classroom without ever having a job with which to develop job skills and a work ethic.
    Yes, because every college graduate who can't get a job in this market is what you described.

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    Re: Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

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    Re: Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    That's what happens when you get a crappy degree with no job prospects and have spent all of your life to date in a classroom without ever having a job with which to develop job skills and a work ethic.
    which, in turn, is what happens when every student is put on an academic course of study, regardless of his/her aptitudes and desires. College simply isn't for everyone.
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    Re: Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Cut welfare benefits to below what average minimum wage is.
    So if the right claims that the min wage is not a "living" wage and the person is on welfare because they need help to live, what will that accomplish?

    Welfare needs reform, but it needs smart reform. I'm not saying your idea can't be incorporated into a bigger "reform" of sorts, but just dropping the welfare to below min wage is not going to accomplish anything substantial on it's own.

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    Re: Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    So if the right claims that the min wage is not a "living" wage and the person is on welfare because they need help to live, what will that accomplish?

    Welfare needs reform, but it needs smart reform. I'm not saying your idea can't be incorporated into a bigger "reform" of sorts, but just dropping the welfare to below min wage is not going to accomplish anything substantial on it's own.
    It was just a suggestion so slow down.

    The reform that needs to take plaxe, is to take the people who are capable of working off welfare. There are too many people getting welfare, that don't need it.
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    Re: Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Raising the minimum wage is good because the money is immediately spent boosting the economy plus there is little evidence it lowers employment levels. Of course conservatives will come up with anecdotal evidence trying to prove their point, but whenever the minimum wage is raised in Oregon employment isn't hurt.


    Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    More than three quarters of Americans support an increase in the minimum wage, according to a Gallup Poll released Monday.
    Seventy-six percent said the minimum wage should be raised to $9 per hour, a five point jump from March. A law that would raise the minimum wage and tie future minimum wage increases to inflation got slightly less support at 69 percent.

    Fifty-six percent of Republicans said they oppose linking the minimum wage to inflation, while only eight percent of Democrats opposed that type of measure.

    Voters in New Jersey approved a measure Tuesday that raises the minimum wage in the state to $8.25 and ties further increases to inflation.
    Then 76% of those polled are as stupid as a bag of hammers.

    Increase the minimum wage or mandate a "living wage" and all you've done is raised the bar as consumers are forced to pick up the extra cost of the mandated wage increase.

    Haven't you people screwed the middle class enough already ?
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    Re: Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Then 76% of those polled are as stupid as a bag of hammers.

    Increase the minimum wage or mandate a "living wage" and all you've done is raised the bar as consumers are forced to pick up the extra cost of the mandated wage increase.

    Haven't you people screwed the middle class enough already ?
    Not true, the selling price of items is mostly controlled by supply and demand.


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