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45 days ago.
by Ohwiseone
BeRight
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President Obama calls for the minimum wage to be set at $9 dollars an hour. What moron beside this president thinks you can raise a family on $9 an hour?

Where are the unions on this? $9 an hour? What a joke.

 
 

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luvthesouth

good morning moderation. i obviously meant armycorp. thanks for the alert. i hope that armycorp understands the mistake was not intentional. it must have been a brain and finger miscommunication.

Posted 612 days ago.

moderation

Thank you,Fred

Posted 612 days ago.

stickhauler

Freddie, what part of "minimum wage=entry-level worker don't you get? Granted, in the economy your buddy Barry has us mired in, with near 8% unemployment, minimum wage jobs are at times the only ones available to those seeking work.

The bottom line is, if you don't have skills to get higher paid jobs than those that involve asking "do you want fries with that", maybe you should wait to get married and have dependents.

Entry level jobs are supposed to be those that high school/college kids get to supplement their income while attending school, not a career for a father or mother trying to maintain a household. Or for retired people to get to supplement their retirement income. Jobs paying minimum wage were never planned to support a family.

Those fast food jobs out in North Dakota pay a lot more than minimum wage. Then again, everything increases in dollar value when a boom hits an area. They're begging for workers out there!

Posted 612 days ago.

moderation

lts -armybrat ?

Posted 612 days ago.

luvthesouth

obama) really cared about the working poor and middle-class, why not let the additional income be tax-free?

Posted 613 days ago.

luvthesouth

beright, a possible answer to your question...it appears that he did not mention that according to federal and state assistance programs, many folks that get $9.00/hour will/may be eligible for housing assistance, food stamps, day care and many other services that you or i pay for out of pocket. doing some rough guesstamation and applying the "secretary" federal tax rate of 15%, a single worker will net about $306.00 per week. with many of the basic bills partially or fully covered, they are left with that amount to spend as they wish. this is just for a single person and not a family of four (they would receive more btw). since it is all about location, it can be quite expensive in some areas to live. however, managing one's resources and making wise decisions are the cornerstone in assisting one to have a less stressful existance. armybrat, you are correct when you say that the increase in pay will net the government more revenue. my question would be.... if you (president

Posted 613 days ago.

BeRight

Don't know> I thought it was odd that this was in a news story.

Posted 613 days ago.

BeRight

Look at this and do the math: Based on the Chicago Fed estimate, raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour would increase spending by low-wage households by an average of nearly $5,000 a year. Those boys are awful smart aren't they?

Posted 613 days ago.

armycorp

the minimum wage is another tool to wring some more money from the business community and the public. Goes along with unemployment comp, medicare, business operating license, property tax, higher rates for sewer service, mandatory inspection fees, income tax, UC tax. The gov't collects more in fees and taxes than the small business owner gets to keep after he pays all the required stuff. Before you cheer more money from business, remember someone has to risk his money. When its easier and just a lucrative to throw it into idle, why exert the effort.

Posted 613 days ago.

BeRight

This is what Obama said when he announced the $9 an hour: “no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty”. He lives in la la land if thinking that if you live in poverty now that $9 an hour is your ticket out.

Posted 613 days ago.

stickhauler

The problem is, most on the left look at the employers most likely to be paying minimum wage, fast food places, as rich. And yes, the corporation brings in huge profits. The people working at the counter of your local McDonalds are not paid by the corporation. They're paid by the local franchise owner.

And anyone who knows the slim profit margins the local owner is working with, understands that any raise in the minimum wage will impact their business severely. Raising the wage will result in one of 2 scenarios, neither good for the minimum wage employee. Either they'll face being let go to meet budgeted payroll, or they'll keep their job, and be expected to work a lot harder, because their "crew" numbers will be reduced.

Or, the business owner will decide owning the franchise, and employing local people, is a losing proposition, and they'll close down.

Posted 613 days ago.

BeRight

The president should be fair to all Americans and say what was just send in an early post: "If you would like to raise a family, you should develop a skill set that can earn you more than minimum wage".

Posted 614 days ago.

BeRight

let me remind you that the president took time in his SOTU address to talk about min wage going to $9. He also believes that $9 will get you out of poverty. That is what he said, not me. I think he is full of @@@@!

Posted 614 days ago.

roksmith

Perhaps you should not be attempting to raise a family on minimum wage. If you would like to raise a family, you should develop a skill set that can earn you more than minimum wage. Then you can think about raising a family.

Posted 614 days ago.

BeRight

This is what he said when he announced the $9 an hour: “no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty”. I don’t know for sure but he seems to think $9 per hour is a big deal. It is the president saying this, not me.

Posted 614 days ago.

stickhauler

Nobody ever EXPECTED anyone to raise a family on minimum wage! That wage was set as a standard wage for entry jobs in the workforce, for workers with NO experience. For part-time workers, like high school kids, or for those just entering the workforce.

That's why they called it MINIMUM WAGE!

Posted 614 days ago.

Cause $9.00 will put them in the middle class & pay for everything themselves.... right?

They won't qualify for HUD, food assistance, the medical card, WIC or any other governmental assistance.... right?

Course I'm sure the $9.00 Whopper or Big Mac will be fantastic...

Really thought that one out.

Posted 614 days ago.

BeRight

You can raise a family on $360 a week? Why not make the min wage the same as a pipefitter, school teacher, Fireman, Police man etc. $9. What a joke. This man talks in billions and billions but want a person to survive on $9? He never had a real job so he does not know the struggle of the middle class.

Posted 614 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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