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131 days ago.
by whatdifferencedoesitmake
BeRight
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President Obama calls for the minimum wage to be set at $9 dollars an hour. What moron beside this president thinks you can raise a family on $9 an hour?

Where are the unions on this? $9 an hour? What a joke.

 
 

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BeRight

Dear scrappile: are you the other one when I asked the question: What moron beside this president thinks you can raise a family on $9 an hour?

Posted 523 days ago.

scrappile

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Posted 524 days ago.

scrappile

Be right: many of your thought persuasion think there should be no minimum wage, agree, perhaps it is time to go back to endentured sevitude, or maybe the richest nation on earth should bring back slavery, it is still in existance on parts of the globe, so lets try that again. Beam them up Scottie, oh yeah the chief engineer wouldnt work for minimum wage. Ahead full No.1 leave them in the 19th century

Posted 524 days ago.

scrappile

When Romney was waxing poetically at The Get over it your poor convention, he talked grandly about a man who had lost his 22$ an hour job, and was working two jobs, each paid him 9$ an hour, it was oblivious to him the fact that now the man was working 80 hrs. for 720 a week, when he was working 40 hrs for 880 a week. THIS IS WHAT AMERICA HAS BECOME, work twice as long for a little over half as much, meanwhile Romney walks away from millions in debt owed by companies he raided with millions in his pockets, leaving shareholders holding the worthless shares and workers holding nothing not even their dignity and self worth from having a job.

Posted 524 days ago.

BeRight

I read through the jobs bill that Fred mentions and it looks like 60% of the cost goes to things other than job creation. Also, a big portion is said to protect union jobs which is a swell idea but you should except jobs bill to create jobs for the most part. Maybe Reid and the president should stop campaigning and put together a bill that was 100% funded for job creation and cut the pork. That way it would pass. It time to lead , not campaign.

Posted 524 days ago.

Good moaning y'all! I see the forces for good are out rockin the comment boards. Good job!

oneill - in case you didn't know the minimum wage is meant to be a "training" wage with the idea being a person moves UP the ladder into better wages. In the world of wages not everyone gets a trophy. You actually have to work for it and prove yourself.

The market should determine the rate. Not morons like obama and the dumbokrats in congress.

Posted 524 days ago.

luvthesouth

WORKINGSTIFF, unfortunately there are many that make a pretty good living out of telling and convincing others how victimized they are and that someone owes them. i see where J.J. Jr. and his wife have come clean about their evil ways. maybe the Rev. J.J. senior will take a note from that playbook and come clean. i doubt it. the money right now is too good and the media will cover his backside. quick question..... who has the better do? Rev. Al Sharpton or The Honorable Don King. i am voting King all the way.

Posted 524 days ago.

luvthesouth

fred i enjoy sheldon from "The Big Bang" theory as well. i still find your business model of an individual or group that invest and build their company for the sole purpose to support the general populace, all the while being subject to said employees infinite determination and subsequent control of the amount of profit and compensation in which they are entitled to earn. it certainly sounds a bit like a government welfare program in which you, at this time, in your life may be well versed. quite possibly you would entertain taking your taxpayer subsidies along with any investments you may have accrued and start an enterprise right there in marietta. it would be a great study of your business model. oh and by the way, please consult your employees before taking any compensation...you do not wish to appear greedy.

Posted 524 days ago.

luvthesouth

good morning moderation. i obviously meant armycorp. thanks for the alert. i hope that armycorp understands the mistake was not intentional. it must have been a brain and finger miscommunication.

Posted 524 days ago.

moderation

Thank you,Fred

Posted 524 days ago.

stickhauler

Freddie, what part of "minimum wage=entry-level worker don't you get? Granted, in the economy your buddy Barry has us mired in, with near 8% unemployment, minimum wage jobs are at times the only ones available to those seeking work.

The bottom line is, if you don't have skills to get higher paid jobs than those that involve asking "do you want fries with that", maybe you should wait to get married and have dependents.

Entry level jobs are supposed to be those that high school/college kids get to supplement their income while attending school, not a career for a father or mother trying to maintain a household. Or for retired people to get to supplement their retirement income. Jobs paying minimum wage were never planned to support a family.

Those fast food jobs out in North Dakota pay a lot more than minimum wage. Then again, everything increases in dollar value when a boom hits an area. They're begging for workers out there!

Posted 524 days ago.

moderation

lts -armybrat ?

Posted 524 days ago.

luvthesouth

obama) really cared about the working poor and middle-class, why not let the additional income be tax-free?

Posted 525 days ago.

luvthesouth

beright, a possible answer to your question...it appears that he did not mention that according to federal and state assistance programs, many folks that get $9.00/hour will/may be eligible for housing assistance, food stamps, day care and many other services that you or i pay for out of pocket. doing some rough guesstamation and applying the "secretary" federal tax rate of 15%, a single worker will net about $306.00 per week. with many of the basic bills partially or fully covered, they are left with that amount to spend as they wish. this is just for a single person and not a family of four (they would receive more btw). since it is all about location, it can be quite expensive in some areas to live. however, managing one's resources and making wise decisions are the cornerstone in assisting one to have a less stressful existance. armybrat, you are correct when you say that the increase in pay will net the government more revenue. my question would be.... if you (president

Posted 525 days ago.

BeRight

Don't know> I thought it was odd that this was in a news story.

Posted 525 days ago.

BeRight

Look at this and do the math: Based on the Chicago Fed estimate, raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour would increase spending by low-wage households by an average of nearly $5,000 a year. Those boys are awful smart aren't they?

Posted 525 days ago.

armycorp

the minimum wage is another tool to wring some more money from the business community and the public. Goes along with unemployment comp, medicare, business operating license, property tax, higher rates for sewer service, mandatory inspection fees, income tax, UC tax. The gov't collects more in fees and taxes than the small business owner gets to keep after he pays all the required stuff. Before you cheer more money from business, remember someone has to risk his money. When its easier and just a lucrative to throw it into idle, why exert the effort.

Posted 525 days ago.

BeRight

This is what Obama said when he announced the $9 an hour: “no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty”. He lives in la la land if thinking that if you live in poverty now that $9 an hour is your ticket out.

Posted 525 days ago.

stickhauler

The problem is, most on the left look at the employers most likely to be paying minimum wage, fast food places, as rich. And yes, the corporation brings in huge profits. The people working at the counter of your local McDonalds are not paid by the corporation. They're paid by the local franchise owner.

And anyone who knows the slim profit margins the local owner is working with, understands that any raise in the minimum wage will impact their business severely. Raising the wage will result in one of 2 scenarios, neither good for the minimum wage employee. Either they'll face being let go to meet budgeted payroll, or they'll keep their job, and be expected to work a lot harder, because their "crew" numbers will be reduced.

Or, the business owner will decide owning the franchise, and employing local people, is a losing proposition, and they'll close down.

Posted 525 days ago.

Tiredofit

OBAMA does not care if the rate is raised or not. He only wishes to frame himself as giving away things. If it fails, he will have a strawman, if it passes he will be seen as taking care of the little guy when in fact he is not.

Posted 526 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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