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Old 05-01-2014, 10:41 AM
 
Location: New England
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if increasing the minimum wage is really about "giving a crap about anyone other than yourself", and it an economically sound policy, why is the minimum wage only $10/hour? if you really gave a crap about others, and if the minimum wage really worked, then the minimum wage should be $100/hour?, or $500/hour.

Oh wait, the minimum wage doesn't work, it is just non-working feel good crap spewed by liberals to get low information voters to vote for them.

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It's a people issue. I know if you give a crap about anyone other than yourself your some kind of reactionary liberal loon...but I refuse to believe that this is a liberal issue.

Maybe if you left the Fox News derp bubble once in a while you'd know that, and be better informed.
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:27 AM
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Location: Connecticut
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The rules of this forum require posters to be respectful of each others posts. Please stop the bickering or this thread will be shut down and infractions issued. JayCT, Moderator
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:25 PM
 
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It hasn't even kept up with inflation. Case closed. So it's not truly even an increase anyway.
I know people who hasn't had raises in 5 years. Again, why are you not addressing what a minimum wage is for and how it's set? Because you liberals react off emotions and tell half of the story.

A minimum wage is never meant to be something you live off, it's a starting point for the lowest pay because there are jobs with more skills required that already pays X amount.

If job A requires some skills and is pay 10 an hour, you think a minimum wage should be 10 an hour too?
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:25 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Oh wait, the minimum wage doesn't work,
I don't know what you mean by "works."

It prevents people from being paid (at this point) below $8.75 per hour. It works. I don't expect miracles from it beyond preventing people from being paid below a certain level.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:40 AM
 
Location: New England
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ok. So, you apparently see no downside to the minimum wage being $8.75 hour. So, can you explain why we should only increase the minimum wage to $10? Why not increase it to $50/hour? Or $100/hour?

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I don't know what you mean by "works."

It prevents people from being paid (at this point) below $8.75 per hour. It works. I don't expect miracles from it beyond preventing people from being paid below a certain level.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:43 PM
 
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ok. So, you apparently see no downside to the minimum wage being $8.75 hour. So, can you explain why we should only increase the minimum wage to $10? Why not increase it to $50/hour? Or $100/hour?
That's the most absurd logic I've ever heard. The fact you'd compare 10 bucks an hour to 50 or 100 an hour is insane. The fact that's your starting point for a debate ends it right there because there's really nothing to say to that.
A full time job in the richest country in the world should provide a basic living wage. Period. Especially when you have billionaires and millionaires in the country who became like that not for curing cancer that's for sure! Income inequality. Not a complex thing to understand. The minimum wage used to be higher and the cost of living was cheaper. There was also less millionaires and billionaires. I wonder if that's a coincidence? lol

Hey why not just pay people whatever the market will bear and soon you'll be able to get a job for a dollar an hour and live in a cage like in hong kong(a VERY RICH city)...oh and pay RENT for the cage. Because you know damn well the people with the power(the money) will drive down wages as much as they can get away with! Ever read about the French revolution? This has happened throughout history. The haves will **** on the have nots until they fight back. That's what these basic things like workers rights and a descent wage are about. The new deal by Roosevelt launched this country into an absolute economic powerhouse. And it's all the things the right is fighting against.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...t-hutches.html
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:48 PM
 
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That's the most absurd logic I've ever heard. The fact you'd compare 10 bucks an hour to 50 or 100 an hour is insane. The fact that's your starting point for a debate ends it right there because there's really nothing to say to that.
A full time job in the richest country in the world should provide a basic living wage.
USA is no longer the richest Country in the World. China has, or by the end of the year will have, passed the USA as the richest country in the world.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:59 PM
 
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If job A requires some skills and is pay 10 an hour, you think a minimum wage should be 10 an hour too?
Skilled labor should never be paid at measley 10 bucks an hour in ct. That's an absurd wage for skilled labor.
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:01 PM
 
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They should really set the minimum wage to cost of living index and adjust it every year accordingly. They also need to do something about housing. The cost is out of control due to free market speculative investments especially in multi family apartments. The truth of why urban sprawl is so bad is not due to us building highways, but due to people moving farther from the city so they can afford a home. The "free" market isn't working for housing. It's led to unaffordable housing in many area's of the country with nyc and it's metro area being the worst offender. But even cities like Boston are very close to that now. Just keeps getting worse.
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:04 PM
 
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A minimum wage is never meant to be something you live off
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That's exactly what it's meant for. Slavery doesn't exist in this country. 40 hours a week is supposed to put a roof over your head.

Again the rich are taking too big a piece of the pie and not trickling it down. GREED Just look at Walmart's profits AFTER they hand out outrageous salaries to their executives.
Oh and it's not really a "starting job" for most anyway. Look how many grown ass people you see WORKING(YEAH WORKING, NOT SITTING ON THEIR ASS) at these places. Salaries that don't pay a living wage make up a tremendous percentage of jobs in this country. This is not fair and needs to be addressed before we come like a south american country. Of course, maybe you like it like that?
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