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Old 05-17-2012, 01:04 AM
 
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Raising the minimum wage doesn't increase unemployment.

It's a non-story.

The minimuim wage should have been raised all along. Congrats to the great state of Illinois for being one of the few states to do so.
Obviously you've never run a business.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Inwood
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I think minimum wage should be higher.

With inflation it is pretty hard to make it with only 1000 a month or so, plus you figure someone workin fulltime is still below or around the poverty line. If you work 40 hours a week you shouldn't live in poverty. Plus it makes it harder for those on the next level making say 10 an hour because they can't really justify a raise because they are making over minimum wage. If minimum wage was say 9 an hour they could argue that they only make 1 dollar more then those at the bottom. Where I live rent is pushing 800 a month, 600 in a bad neighborhood. How are people supposed to live at most on 400 a month after housing? You figure food is at least 100 then electricity, transportation, and etc.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I think minimum wage should be higher.

With inflation it is pretty hard to make it with only 1000 a month or so, plus you figure someone workin fulltime is still below or around the poverty line. If you work 40 hours a week you shouldn't live in poverty. Plus it makes it harder for those on the next level making say 10 an hour because they can't really justify a raise because they are making over minimum wage. If minimum wage was say 9 an hour they could argue that they only make 1 dollar more then those at the bottom. Where I live rent is pushing 800 a month, 600 in a bad neighborhood. How are people supposed to live at most on 400 a month after housing? You figure food is at least 100 then electricity, transportation, and etc.
Then you live with other people to make rent and utilities cheaper. When I was 18 and out on my own, I shared a large house with 15 people. In my next apartment, I had 4 roomates. I took the bus to work. When you get married, you both work and contribute.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:53 AM
 
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That giant sucking sound is jobs leaving Ill.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:57 AM
 
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I think minimum wage should be higher.

With inflation it is pretty hard to make it with only 1000 a month or so, plus you figure someone workin fulltime is still below or around the poverty line. If you work 40 hours a week you shouldn't live in poverty. Plus it makes it harder for those on the next level making say 10 an hour because they can't really justify a raise because they are making over minimum wage. If minimum wage was say 9 an hour they could argue that they only make 1 dollar more then those at the bottom. Where I live rent is pushing 800 a month, 600 in a bad neighborhood. How are people supposed to live at most on 400 a month after housing? You figure food is at least 100 then electricity, transportation, and etc.
It is not your employers fault that our government's policies have caused this inflation.

Obama's cozy relationship with the oil companies has proven to be a disaster.

Quantitative Easing (QE1, 2 and soon 3) has also devalued the dollar.

Raising minimum wage will not help.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:04 AM
 
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Massachusetts has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country yet we've had one of the highest min wage and generous welfare for the poor. I got nearly free healthcare for 2 years. Massachusetts is superior and the rest of the country should learn from us

You forgot that it also has the highest crime rate in new england and a higher crime rate then 20 other states.

Its also a freeloaders paradise.
I grew up there, then moved north to a state that treats me like an adult, and dosnt charge me extortion for the right to spend my money.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:14 AM
 
Location: USA
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Originally Posted by boycewv View Post
I think minimum wage should be higher.

With inflation it is pretty hard to make it with only 1000 a month or so, plus you figure someone workin fulltime is still below or around the poverty line. If you work 40 hours a week you shouldn't live in poverty. Plus it makes it harder for those on the next level making say 10 an hour because they can't really justify a raise because they are making over minimum wage. If minimum wage was say 9 an hour they could argue that they only make 1 dollar more then those at the bottom. Where I live rent is pushing 800 a month, 600 in a bad neighborhood. How are people supposed to live at most on 400 a month after housing? You figure food is at least 100 then electricity, transportation, and etc.
Most people don't understand the situation the working class is in right now. As you can see, your not going to get much sympathy from some posters around here.

Here's a number for you though. If you drive to work and are making that $10 an hour, a whopping 1/3 of your income is going towards gas.

That's where we're at right now as a country.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:16 AM
 
Location: USA
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It is not your employers fault that our government's policies have caused this inflation.

Obama's cozy relationship with the oil companies has proven to be a disaster.

Quantitative Easing (QE1, 2 and soon 3) has also devalued the dollar.

Raising minimum wage will not help.
This I agree with. However, it IS the governments job to correct this mess. Raising the minimum wage isn't going to help if the cost of everything else continues to rise.

Something has to be done.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:17 AM
 
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Low unemployment creates higher wages.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:18 AM
 
Location: USA
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Low unemployment creates higher wages.
Increased profits create higher wages. If I can turn a greater profit for my business, I'll pay the team more.
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