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View Poll Results: Would raising the minimum wage to $15/hr create jobs and revive the economy?
YES. I am all for it seeing how it would benefit everybody 24 20.69%
NO. I am against it because (please elaborate) 83 71.55%
I don't know / don't care 9 7.76%
Voters: 116. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-18-2014, 09:21 PM
 
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I have always said, that section 8 housing should be exclusively in the hamptons, and places where only the rich liberals live. I grew up on project housing, and there was never one of those liberals that gave up free housing around. It is as if they help from a distance
They get theirs............that is all they care about no matter how much they lie. It is sad. Some think they are trying to help but in the end when they move up in the "organization" they either conform or get tossed..........same with republicans. It is sad. As much money we've spent on the "war on poverty" one would think there would be no poverty anymore. Now it's more than ever. What a joke.

 
Old 02-18-2014, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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If I started at minimum wage and worked hard to get to $15,
I wouldn't be happy if, all of a sudden, new hires got the same.
Or would you double everyone's salary?
 
Old 02-18-2014, 09:36 PM
 
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Option A) Get a job at McDonald's flipping burgers and make $30K a year

Option B) Go to college for 5 years to get a teaching degree (you need 1 year of student teaching) rack up $50K in debt, then get out of college and start out making $29K a year and get 3.6% a year pay increases (what I have averaged in the field).

Granted Option B has more benefits and a higher probability of raises.
Do I even need to point out the impossibility of making 29K when minimum wage is $15? Or that jobs near the edge like that would go up? And that jobs like mine (software engineer) wouldnt move at all despite the minimum wage change?
 
Old 02-18-2014, 09:45 PM
 
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If I started at minimum wage and worked hard to get to $15,
I wouldn't be happy if, all of a sudden, new hires got the same.
Or would you double everyone's salary?
One more..........yes you are right.......what would be next? 30 an hour? Who will pay that? Who will pay.........something nobody ever cares about. Hey Obama is a hero though........lol
 
Old 02-18-2014, 09:46 PM
 
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Do I even need to point out the impossibility of making 29K when minimum wage is $15? Or that jobs near the edge like that would go up? And that jobs like mine (software engineer) wouldnt move at all despite the minimum wage change?
Eh liberals don't care............they have it all figured out........just pay folks more money and all is well. Pure insanity.
 
Old 02-18-2014, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Central Ohio
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Eliminate jobs? There would be no cashiers and lawns wouldn't be cut? Me thinks somebody would have to do these jobs no matter if for $5 / hr or $50 / hr. ?
Why not $25/hr? Let me guess, you voted Obama twice, right?

All cashier jobs would be eliminated replaced by self check out robots. Fast food cooks would be replaced by robots and more people would be mowing their own lawns for starters.
 
Old 02-19-2014, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Va. Beach
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Because every person already making 15$ an hour (or more), that doesn't get a corresponding raise will have just had their paycheck devalued, as the price of all goods and services go up accordingly, while hours get cut back, and unemployment goes through the roof.
 
Old 02-19-2014, 04:15 AM
 
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Do I even need to point out the impossibility of making 29K when minimum wage is $15? Or that jobs near the edge like that would go up? And that jobs like mine (software engineer) wouldnt move at all despite the minimum wage change?
It would not be impossible to make 29K when minimum wage is $15. Did it ever occur to you that there is such a thing as part time jobs? In fact, the ratio of part time jobs in the economy has increased since the "recovery" began.

29K divided by 182 days of school includes school days without kids divided by 10 hours a day for grading time etc... equals $15.93 an hour.

If you more than double minimum wage and all the jobs near the edge go up, which is the majority of jobs.....you don't think inflation would eat up much of that?
 
Old 02-19-2014, 04:35 AM
 
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yep and new CBO on job losses raising to 10.10 pretty much nails it to history of spin.
 
Old 02-19-2014, 06:47 AM
 
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Because every person already making 15$ an hour (or more), that doesn't get a corresponding raise will have just had their paycheck devalued, as the price of all goods and services go up accordingly, while hours get cut back, and unemployment goes through the roof.
That's on top of the devaluation already happening because of ObamaCare. Employers dropping insurance, with no increase in wage to make up for the employee having to buy their own.

And they said we'd never have another Depression....
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