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    Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    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.


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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.
    Time for all the wing nuts who say that we should repeal ACA because the majority opposes it to chime in and tell us why we shouldn't pass this even though the overwhelming majority support 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.
    How many of those 76% actually have to meet a payroll or rationalize a business based on expenses versus revenue?

    But hey, Obama has started to destroy full time employment in America with Obamacare so why not finish the job by upping the minimum wage.
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    Re: Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Time for all the wing nuts who say that we should repeal ACA because the majority opposes it to chime in and tell us why we shouldn't pass this even though the overwhelming majority support it
    Well given Obama's overall and issue specific polling numbers, I say we attach it to his articles of impeachment and pass it with bi-partisan support. Nobody should stand in the way of a poll.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Well given Obama's overall and issue specific polling numbers, I say we attach it to his articles of impeachment and pass it with bi-partisan support. Nobody should stand in the way of a poll.
    So I'll put you down as being in support of increasing the minimum wage
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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.
    I wouldn't be opposed to it if it is reasonable. That $15.00 BS is stupid. What is suggested here makes sense to me so long as it isn't an obligated increase but a quantified increase tied to inflation. Perhaps a fluid system whereby it increases or decreases with economic growth and retractions.

    Here in WA we have the largest minimum wage at $9.00. That works for us, but not sure if that would work in more economically depressed areas or places with lower cost of living like Alabama or Ohio. Maybe tie it in some quantitative way with cost of living indicators?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    So I'll put you down as being in support of increasing the minimum wage
    I don't think it will make a lick of difference either way, so have at it. $50 an hour works for me.

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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.
    I have no objection raising the minimum wage or tying it to the CPI (indexing). What I would insist upon in exchange for that is a maximum combined (federal, state and local) social program annual benefit of 2000 times that hourly rate (regardless of how many dependents they may claim);. it makes absolutely no sense to pay folks more not to work than those working full time at the minimum wage can earn.
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    Re: Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Well given Obama's overall and issue specific polling numbers, I say we attach it to his articles of impeachment and pass it with bi-partisan support. Nobody should stand in the way of a poll.
    That has one serious problem - President Joe Biden.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    That has one serious problem - President Joe Biden.
    The DNC has already kicked him aside and nominated Hillary in 2016. Problem is only temporary.

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