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View Poll Results: Do you favor raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour?
Yes 38 36.89%
No 65 63.11%
Voters: 103. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-14-2013, 07:12 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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No offense but if you vote to support minimum wage, you do realize you literally vote to say that you are stupid right?
Ha yea makes total sense.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:18 PM
 
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Yes americans are generally ignorant of most aspects of the economy.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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I prefer a return to constitutional gold and silver coin. Unfortunately, that would require deflation on the order of approximately 7000:1.

A $40,000 automobile (2013) would cost $5.71 (2014).

Probably not going to happen. But $0.10 per day would be a great wage.
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Since I've seen conservatives on here touting Gallup as a valid pollster; according to Gallup, most Americans, even a majority of Republican voters, are in favor of increasing the federal minimum wage to $9.

Favor or oppose?

Most Americans for Raising Minimum Wage

Edit: Either raise the minimum wage to $9 or let it stay the same. If you want to vote no to $9 because you want it higher, then just vote yes
For which one of the 1,539 separately functioning economies in the united States?

You're going to raise the federal minimum wage for all of them?

Single persons earning federal minimum wage now are unable to qualify for HUD Section 8 Housing in some areas of the US, due to the fact that their annual income is greater than $9,101.

However, in some of those 1,539 separately functioning economies, a single person can have an annual income of $53,490 and qualify for HUD Section 8.

Let's do the math.....

$7.25/hour * 2,000 hours = $14,500 annually = no HUD Housing in some parts of the US.

$9,100 / 2,000 hours = $4.55/hour.

If a single person earning $4.55/hour is barred from qualifying for HUD Section 8 Housing in some areas of the US...

....then what is the point of doubling their income?

Amused....


Mircea
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:47 PM
 
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Would prefer $15/hour and setting a maximum wage as well. $200,000 per year is more than enough.
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:51 PM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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Would prefer $15/hour and setting a maximum wage as well. $200,000 per year is more than enough.

as long as we can also set politicians pay the same way and make it so the budget of the fedgov is never more than 3% of gdp.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:18 PM
 
Location: CA
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I vote for FREE RENT.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:23 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Would prefer $15/hour and setting a maximum wage as well. $200,000 per year is more than enough.
Worst.idea.ever

It will be great when all the doctors and attorneys stop working in July when they hit the 200k maximum. Hope you don't get sick in the fall.
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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if states want to set a minimum wage, that is one thing, but the federal government is not the agency that is the one that should be setting things like this. in some places $7.35 an hour is plenty, in other places $12 isnt enough. thus it should be the states that set a minimum wage, not the one size fits all feds.
Exactly right!
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:45 AM
 
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Would prefer $15/hour and setting a maximum wage as well. $200,000 per year is more than enough.
here is an even more stupid idea than yours it, lets just pay everyone the SAME amount of money each month regardless of what they do for a living, and where they live.
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