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Minimum wage consistent with the cost of living? 9 bucks an hour to start with?

Posted by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:54 PM
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What do you think of what the president said?

How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong.  Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these.  GeorgeWashingtonCarver


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CreziaMommyTo2
by Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:00 PM

IDK, i cant imagine living less than what my DH makes, and that is after our salary was cut in half (when i stopped working)

talia-mom
by Gold Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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Yeah for causing many, many people to lose their jobs.    I guess that is what he wants.

yourspecialkid
by Platinum Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:03 PM
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 I think he is hell bent on obliterating the middle class.  Minimum wage was never meant to be a wage to raise a family on....it is the just starting out counter girl/burger flipper wage.  Raising the wage only raises the cost of goods and brings the wages of no skilled labor closer to the wages of skilled labor.  Pay is and should be based upon the work at hand and the skill required to do the job.

 

activitymode
by Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:05 PM
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This.

Quoting yourspecialkid:

 I think he is hell bent on obliterating the middle class.  Minimum wage was never meant to be a wage to raise a family on....it is the just starting out counter girl/burger flipper wage.  Raising the wage only raises the cost of goods and brings the wages of no skilled labor closer to the wages of skilled labor.  Pay is and should be based upon the work at hand and the skill required to do the job.


 

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ratchetlee
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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I think we should do away with minimum wage.....

Raising only increases costs and reduces jobs.....

TexanMomOf6
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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Raising the minimum wage will do no good. The price of all the goods and services will go up accordingly. So your check will look better, but your milk will go up a dollar. It'll be a $2 menu at McD's.  When you add the higher taxes businesses will have to pay in order to pay for health insurance it will cause businesses to shut down, people won't have jobs anyways......

ratchetlee
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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And..... these are EXACTLY my thoughts!

Quoting yourspecialkid:

 I think he is hell bent on obliterating the middle class.  Minimum wage was never meant to be a wage to raise a family on....it is the just starting out counter girl/burger flipper wage.  Raising the wage only raises the cost of goods and brings the wages of no skilled labor closer to the wages of skilled labor.  Pay is and should be based upon the work at hand and the skill required to do the job.

 


TexanMomOf6
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:09 PM
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Quoting yourspecialkid:

 I think he is hell bent on obliterating the middle class.  Minimum wage was never meant to be a wage to raise a family on....it is the just starting out counter girl/burger flipper wage.  Raising the wage only raises the cost of goods and brings the wages of no skilled labor closer to the wages of skilled labor.  Pay is and should be based upon the work at hand and the skill required to do the job.

 

Anyone else noticed the president is a communist?

 

coupon_ash_back
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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In my state $9 to start is amazing. We get 7.25 and it hasn't gone up for a while.

sherry132
by Silver Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:12 PM
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Oh go ahead and raise it to 9 bucks an hour, just so the retailer's can get a little richer by justifying raising the cost of everything. In a year, 9 dollars an hour will be poverty. 

Raising minimum wage only increases the costs of living. It doesn't help anyone. 

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