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CA Congresswoman: Raise State Minimum Wage to $26 an Hour

Posted by on May. 5, 2014 at 11:25 AM
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One of the most liberal Representatives in Congress wants California to raise its minimum wage to $26 an hour. 

Appearing on Crossfire on Friday, co-host Newt Gingrich asked Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) whether it was a good idea for the mayor of Seattle to propose a minimum wage of $15 an hour. Lee said, "good for him."

"In California, more than likely from what I remembered, a living wage where people could live and take care of their families and move toward achieving the American dream was about $25, $26 an hour," Lee said. 

When pressed further, Lee said she would "absolutely" support it for California and claimed it would not cause more unemployment. 

Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) said he would also support California raising its minimum wage that high so companies would leave California and bring jobs to other states. Harris said "maybe even Maryland can get more jobs because they will leave California. They just did. Toyota left for Texas."

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Joelskatysmom
by on May. 5, 2014 at 11:30 AM

That is ridiculously high! Good night! I don't see how that would be possible for small companies.

Ziva65
by Bronze Member on May. 5, 2014 at 11:31 AM

haha- she's crazy. It wouldn't cause more unemployment? We own a business here, and our starting wage for unskilled workers is far above minimum wage, but certainly not $25/ hour. I'd be more than happy to sell out, even just sell the property itself, bank it, and honestly (sadly)  people would be out of jobs. Many of which their whole family relies on- I can't even imagine the domino effect-

People with degrees, even new nurses, trained labor, skilled labor are happy to enter the workforce at $25/ hour.

lylalane7275
by Silver Member on May. 5, 2014 at 11:35 AM
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How is it possible to be this out of touch?

Patti-Gee
by Member on May. 5, 2014 at 11:37 AM
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Quoting lylalane7275:

How is it possible to be this out of touch?

2 words; LIBERAL DEMOCRAT.

Ziva65
by Bronze Member on May. 5, 2014 at 11:40 AM
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BINGO.

Quoting Patti-Gee:

Quoting lylalane7275:

How is it possible to be this out of touch?

2 words; LIBERAL DEMOCRAT.


bluerooffarm
by Silver Member on May. 5, 2014 at 11:42 AM

While this seems ludicrously high, I have no clue how high the cost of living is in CA.  Around here (rural Penn) an electrical engineer often doesn't make that much money!

Ednarooni160
by Eds on May. 5, 2014 at 11:44 AM
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Is she functioning?

lylalane7275
by Silver Member on May. 5, 2014 at 11:46 AM
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Well yes.....but not very well.

Quoting Ednarooni160:

Is she functioning?


Ednarooni160
by Eds on May. 5, 2014 at 11:52 AM


Quoting lylalane7275:

Well yes.....but not very well.

Quoting Ednarooni160:

Is she functioning?


Someone obviously wants to pay $5.00 PER potatoe instead of $6-$10.00f or a bag of potatioes..smh

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 5, 2014 at 1:10 PM
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Quoting Ednarooni160:

 

Quoting lylalane7275:

Well yes.....but not very well.

Quoting Ednarooni160:

Is she functioning?

 

Someone obviously wants to pay $5.00 PER potatoe instead of $6-$10.00f or a bag of potatioes..smh

 People like her are constantly making laws to fix the laws they just made.

Raise the minimum wage - prices start to go up, too high to be affordable, so she 'll pass a price control law.

Businees will lay people off and go out of business - she will think another law is needed.

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