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Obama Proposes Increase in Minimum Wage

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How do you feel a/b minimum wage increases? Select all that apply.

  1. 1. How do you feel a/b minimum wage increases? Select all that apply.

    • It's not high enough.
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    • I favor it.
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    • I am undecided &/or apathetic.
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    • I oppose it.
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    • I believe it will hurt our economy.
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Insuring that poor children have access to good preschool improves their chances of beating poverty in their lifetimes. This should be important to us as a country I think.

Long-Term Benefits of Head Start Study Fact Sheet

http://home.uchicago.edu/~ludwigj/papers/NYAS-LudwigPhillips-HeadStart-2008.pdf

http://www.nhsa.org/files/static_page_files/399E0881-1D09-3519-AD56452FC44941C3/BenefitsofHSandEHS.pdf

I would rather my tax dollars paid for this type of stuff rather than corporate entitlements.

Adults who were head Start four year olds in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s were more likely to be employed and less likely to have ever been arrested.

... Results of a randomly selected longitudinal study of more than 600 Head Start graduates in San Bernardino County,California, showed that society receives nearly $9 in benefitsfor every $1 invested in these Head Start children.

 

These benefits include increased earnings, employment, and family stability,and decreased welfare dependency, crime costs, grade repetition, and special education. ...

www.nhsa.org/files/static_page_files/...1d09.../redfactsheets1.pdf

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Actually i watched the entire thing. Fox business is still fox. What is your point? We could provide it; the issue of immorality is that the conservatives refuse to look at the big picture.

I'm not arguing whether we could or should provide it. My only point was that no one called universal preschool immoral like you claimed. What they did say is that promising things that will not be provided is immoral.

As a side note, it's funny how so many people who despise Fox seem to know so much about what is on it.

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I am no fan of Fox in general, but I do tune in occasionally. Similarly, I don't watch CNN or MSNBC routinely either, but I also tune into them occasionally as well.

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She was hilarious; I enjoyed it. I'm not an economist (neither is she), but I think what she's saying about the effects of raising the min wage is based on theory more than fact. FDR introduced the minimum wage during the Great Depression to help stimulate the economy, & it worked. Giving the poorest workers more spending power benefits businesses for obvious reasons.

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Really??? It is not theory. Do you think most small businesses have huge profit margins? Where do you think this money to pay the increase will come from?

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Really??? It is not theory. Do you think most small businesses have huge profit margins? Where do you think this money to pay the increase will come from?

& more people will be purchasing goods & services from these small businesses with a higher minimum wage. Quote from an article published by Economic Policy Institute:

No evidence exists that teenagers or less-than-high-school-educated adults lost work as a result of the 1996-97 minimum wage increases. • Historically, analyses of the minimum wage’s impact on young workers have never shown the predicted large job-loss effects. • The small negative employment effects found in past analyses diminish over time and are no longer statistically significant.
The impact of the minimum wage | Economic Policy Institute

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That was in a growing economy in 96-97. This economy is under under 2% growth. Also the infaltion tax that our out of control spending is causing is already slowing growth. What was the unemployment rate in 1996?

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That was in a growing economy in 96-97. This economy is under under 2% growth. Also the infaltion tax that our out of control spending is causing is already slowing growth. What was the unemployment rate in 1996?

I am not looking up the unemployment rate in 1996, but it sounds like you are choosing to ignore hisotrical trends b/c this is, in your eyes, is a different economy. Based on that reasoning, it remains to be seen how the wage increase will affect the current economic climate...we are just speculating.

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I agree that it must be difficult for someone with a family to make ends meet on minimum wage. However, if that is what the breadwinners are skilled to do, work in a minimum wage job, then that is on them. Perhaps they should not have more kids, or perhaps they should make some hard choices in life.

That said, teenagers, who have no experience, as the clip indicated, are not supporting families. They are supporting their lifestyles: cars, phones, makeup, clothes. So the argument about a "living" wage for them is just silly, IMHO.

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My husband owned a business. He paid well partly because well paid workers are less likely to steal.

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