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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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There certainly are people currently working for minimum wage that have other skill sets but cannot find jobs in their area of expertise.

It is not all about people reaping what they have sown (or not) exclusively.

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Should there be programs to help house, feed, clothe, educate, and provide needed healthcare for the children of people ho work full time for minimum wage?

Hos can they pay for childcare and the needs of the children?

Babies and little kids are not in a position to help themselves.

I don't want to see children hungry and living in poverty. However, I feel there does need to be some way to encourage responsibility in their parents. Continuing to increase aid for larger families enables and encourages poor choices. If we must increase support with each new birth then why can't the state require BC for people who are on assistance?

I don't want to derail the discussion but there are people who get institutionalized in our welfare system. Years ago a friend and I were laid off. His wife got them approved for food and housing assistance. I tried to apply but was turned down. When I discussed my experience with her I found out I'd answered the questions "incorrectly". She had grown up in a family on assistance and knew which questions to lie on and what answers garnered the most $$. Silly me, I thought I was supposed to answer honestly.

On the minimum wage, I guess I don't have a dog in that fight. However, I would put stock in the opinion of a small business owner. For people to have jobs there must be successful businesses. If we beat down the businesses they will either move offshore, fail to expand, shrink, or go under. Congress has done a great job of encouraging businesses to relocate offshore for the past 4 decades. Most of our manufacturing has taken the hint.

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

That is great! I've also known businesses who pay well because they want to retain excellent employees. I have not known any businesses who pay employees more in wages than the employee generates in receipts. For some small businesses a raise in the minimum wage could matter. After all, how much margin is there in selling french fries when you factor in the cost of the building, equipment, utilities, insurance, etc.?

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I don't want to see children hungry and living in poverty. However, I feel there does need to be some way to encourage responsibility in their parents. Continuing to increase aid for larger families enables and encourages poor choices. If we must increase support with each new birth then why can't the state require BC for people who are on assistance?

I don't want to derail the discussion but there are people who get institutionalized in our welfare system. Years ago a friend and I were laid off. His wife got them approved for food and housing assistance. I tried to apply but was turned down. When I discussed my experience with her I found out I'd answered the questions "incorrectly". She had grown up in a family on assistance and knew which questions to lie on and what answers garnered the most $$. Silly me, I thought I was supposed to answer honestly.

On the minimum wage, I guess I don't have a dog in that fight. However, I would put stock in the opinion of a small business owner. For people to have jobs there must be successful businesses. If we beat down the businesses they will either move offshore, fail to expand, shrink, or go under. Congress has done a great job of encouraging businesses to relocate offshore for the past 4 decades. Most of our manufacturing has taken the hint.

I certainly would encourage, but no force birth control, for people on government aid for their children.

I think many people working full time for minimum wage would not want more children.

I know an amazing young RN who grew up on welfare. When I met her she was an LVN working in a SNF and taking prerequesites. She was 19 and living with three other young women.

I sort of mentored and encouraged her.

I took her and her mother out to dinner. The mom was excited about a new design on generic paper towels. She worried because her nurse daughter didn't plan to have a baby. That woman could not even imagine another life. Her daughter

had been encourage by people at her church before i met her.

Now she is a hospital RN earning her BSN on line. She is enthusiastic and cheerful.

Welfare dependence is different from working for minimum wage.

When I first worked full time i made the minimum wage of $1.25 and hour. It was $50.00 a week, $47.50 after taxes.

There was a choice of jobs at that pay and apartments in many areas for $50.00 a week. Two people working minimum wage could buy a house.

Now it is so low compared to the cost of living one person in my city cannot afford to live on a full time minimum wage job.

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It's been awhile but my first was $1.25/hr. It was better than being broke and it paid for some fun things while I was in high school. After a year I switched to hauling hay because I could make a lot more money in a day.

Just as an aside, it seems the minimum wage varies with the state. I guess that's a nod to the fact that the cost of living varies from state to state. U.S. Department of Labor - Wage & Hour Divisions (WHD) - CHANGES IN BASIC MINIMUM WAGES IN NON-FARM EMPLOYMENT UNDER STATE LAW: SELECTED YEARS 1968 TO 2013

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DC Council Rebukes Wal-Mart, Approves 'Living Wage' Bill | The Contributor

Walmart Living Wage Dispute In D.C. Undermines Company's Murky Pay Claims

The D.C. Council issued a legislative rebuke to Wal-Mart on Wednesday, approving a bill that would require the retail giant and other big-box chain retailers operating in the nation's capital to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour. - See more at: DC

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It is amazing to me that a body can declare the legal minimum wage is good enough for some businesses to pay but not for others.

And discriminatory.

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Institutional discrimination is not new to our country or government...generally it is bad for the people, this might be an exception.

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It isn't fair that someone just starting out in life with no skills, no education, maybe from another Country make a higher salary in the early stages in their life. Right now, my raises every year is 0.25% due to the economy. If they raise the minimum wage, it is not sure that nurses will be adequately compensated.

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It isn't fair that someone just starting out in life with no skills, no education, maybe from another Country make a higher salary in the early stages in their life. Right now, my raises every year is 0.25% due to the economy. If they raise the minimum wage, it is not sure that nurses will be adequately compensated.

This is a fallacy that is pushed by the corporate welfare queens. If people make more money then more purchases are made which in turn creates more available cash to be used to boost the economy. It is true that unless curbed by forces the CEO and others at the top will try to keep the increased money from flowing to the workers. Whether nurse, or Wal-Mart stock person or janitor all workers deserve a living wage. If we start looking at increasing minimum wage as an economy enhancer rather than continuing to buy into the corporate welfare mentality of only feed the rich we could see great steps forward in our economy and the quality of life for many in this country.

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Corporate Puppet Tries to Battle Bernie Sanders on Min. Wage = BIG MISTAKE - Americans Against the Tea Party

“I’m proposing that the wealthiest family in this country, the Walton family, that owns Wal-Mart, not be subsidized by the middle class in this country. They’ve got to start paying their workers a living wage, not starvation wages, provide health care to their workers, not allow them — not enable them to go on Medicaid. That’s what I’m proposing.”

 

Point - Game - Match Bernie Sanders

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