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Old Today, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Like the cost of everything hasnít tripled in the last 10-15 years.
In the 1990s, min wage was $4.25.

You seriously think you could buy the same stuff back then with $4.25 as you can with $15 today?!

No effin way.

$15 is a huge jump. More than double what it is now.

Should it be more than $7.25? Sure. I can get behind that. But more than double?!
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Old Today, 10:54 AM
 
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In the 1990s, min wage was $4.25.

You seriously think you could buy the same stuff back then with $4.25 as you can with $15 today?!

No effin way.

$15 is a huge jump. More than double what it is now.

Should it be more than $7.25? Sure. I can get behind that. But more than double?!
That's been covered.
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Old Today, 10:56 AM
 
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That's also gonna bump a lot of folks off the welfare rolls.
Every cloud has a silver lining!!!
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Old Today, 10:56 AM
 
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Best solution is holding the State's responsible and allow them to create a living wage based off of various aspects of COL. Higher wages may cause businesses to stay or go. Increase in wages where COL is higher may lead to less people exiting the State and increase in spending.
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Old Today, 10:58 AM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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You probably should read before posting.
Minimum wage was a liberal construct and was a bad idea back when Teddy and his coastal pals initially made it happen.
It was a typical play for votes from the underclass like most Democrat schemes.

We dont have a WAGE gap, we have a SKILLS gap. Further, minimum wage is for teenagers with few skills. It was never intended to support a couple-----let alone a family.

No further discussion required.
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Old Today, 11:01 AM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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Best solution is holding the State's responsible and allow them to create a living wage based off of various aspects of COL. Higher wages may cause businesses to stay or go. Increase in wages where COL is higher may lead to less people exiting the State and increase in spending.
The term "living wage" is a made-up term from the Left. Dont think we didnt notice its use in your post.
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Old Today, 11:07 AM
 
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Minimum wage was a liberal construct and was a bad idea back when Teddy and his coastal pals initially made it happen.
It was a typical play for votes from the underclass like most Democrat schemes.

We dont have a WAGE gap, we have a SKILLS gap. Further, minimum wage is for teenagers with few skills. It was never intended to support a couple-----let alone a family.

No further discussion required.
Too bad. There is and there will be.

Americaís 1% hasnít controlled this much wealth since before the Great Depression

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/we...ion-2018-07-19

To note, not a biased left wing site.

Your arguments have been covered over and over with no rebuttal. But let's argue for a moment that your argument was true (it is not). The other argument is to help people further their education. When that is brought up, you will yell SOCIALISM!!
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Old Today, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Originally Posted by stan4 View Post
In the 1990s, min wage was $4.25.

You seriously think you could buy the same stuff back then with $4.25 as you can with $15 today?!

No effin way.

$15 is a huge jump. More than double what it is now.

Should it be more than $7.25? Sure. I can get behind that. But more than double?!
The House plan would only quite gradually go up to $15, so $8.40 in 2019, $9.50 in 2020, $10.60 in 2021, $11.70 in 2022, $12.80 in 2023, $13.90 in 2024 and $15 in 2025.
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Old Today, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Best solution is holding the State's responsible and allow them to create a living wage based off of various aspects of COL. Higher wages may cause businesses to stay or go. Increase in wages where COL is higher may lead to less people exiting the State and increase in spending.
Don't poor people already enjoy a living wage after you figure in their subsidized housing, Medicaid, food stamps and other welfare?
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Old Today, 11:16 AM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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Originally Posted by pknopp View Post
Too bad. There is and there will be.

Americaís 1% hasnít controlled this much wealth since before the Great Depression

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/we...ion-2018-07-19

To note, not a biased left wing site.

Your arguments have been covered over and over with no rebuttal. But let's argue for a moment that your argument was true (it is not). The other argument is to help people further their education. When that is brought up, you will yell SOCIALISM!!
"Controlling wealth" is another phrase based on envy. You act like wealth is finite-----only so much out there and it must be divided up like some pie. Who's going to be wielding that knife?

Is there only so much gold out there? Is there only so much innovation out there? Is there only so much opportunity out there?

Thats what I thought! You've just been outed! LOL
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