To "one old man" and how much money do teenagers and college students
need to live?Since most all of the people who earn minimum wage are
under 25 years old, what is the point?See "Who Earns the Minimum
Wage -- Single Parents or Suburban Teenagers?" at the Heritage FoundationAlso see "Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: 2011" at the
BLSBoth studies show that the typical wage earner is a teenager in a
middleclass family.So again, how much do teenagers need to earn for
a "living wage"?While you are thinking of that, thing about
this. Liberals complain that the US is sending jobs overseas where labor is
cheap. What do you think will happen when we make US labor more expensive by
raising the minimum wage laws?
"The last federal minimum wage increase was signed into law by President
George W. Bush, when it increased from $5.15 to $7.25 in a three-step process
between 2007 and 2009.The last recession began in the middle of that
process and took an especially heavy toll on middle-wage positions, which
accounted for 60 percent of jobs lost in the crushing downturn"See, it was Bush's fault again...
Yup. It's simply unAmerican to push for a living wage for other people.If they trim the 47% down a few points, who will the GOP have to blame
for losing their elections?
4 years ago barack said he would cut the deficit in half during his first
term.It wasn't cut in halfIt wasn't cut by
1%It increased.Barack also said if given his FIRST of
many spendathons that unemployment wouldnt reach 8%It reached 8%It reached 9%It reached 10%It reached 11%Forgive me if I judge barack on his actual results, as opposed to
whatever comes out of his mouth.We've learned.
Which companies is this aimed at hurting? The big ones will be able to absorb
the hit, the little ones will stop hiring. But along with Obamacare they
won't want to be hiring anyone anyway.
When minimum wages are increased, the number of entry level jobs decrease and
unemployment for young people and unskilled workers increases!
‘Obama minimum wage plan renews old debate’ - Title Tax
breaks for the rich. Ignore the poor and middle class.
How's that working out? **'The $2.5 Trillion tragedy: What
America has given up for 10 years of Bush tax cuts' - By Zaid Jilani
– Think Progress – 07/07/11 'While doing so, Bush
promised prosperity and growth, but the nation got neither.' It
is time we voted for middle class America. Not the 1% elite who
simply profit off of the work of working Americans. **'Study:
Rich get a lot richer, outpace middle class' - By Andrew Taylor - AP -
10/26/11 'It finds that after-tax income for the top 1 percent
of U.S. households almost tripled, up 275 percent, from 1979 to 2007.'