Lawmaker, faith groups make plea to raise Utah minimum wage

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  • Weberboy Fruit Heights, UT
    March 3, 2014 8:07 p.m.

    How about we just try to drive businesses out of utah! This is such a stupid idea, no offense to people making minimum wage.. I just think it's poor economic policy.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 12, 2014 1:29 p.m.

    Raise minimum wages?

    It's evil how politicians are so anxious to spend other peoples money.

    Michelle wears a twelve thousand dollar dress, and holds an eight thousand dollar purse, while her husband speaks out about wage inequality.


  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 11, 2014 8:04 p.m.

    Its not McDonalds or Walmarts responsibility to pay enough for a person to provide for a family, even if that person has a family. Its that person's responsibility.

    Its only a company's responsibility to pay for a portion of the value of the work done(companies don't exist without making a profit).

    If a person is worth more than they are making, another "greedy" business owner will be more than happy to hire that person at a higher wage than they are currently making. If he didn't hire such a person, he'd be giving up the chance to make more money himself, which we know greedy business owners wouldn't do.

    If there isn't a business out there willing to pay what someone wants to earn - then they aren't worth that kind of money. And its their responsibility to improve their skill set such that it will demand a higher wage.

    Only a lazy person would blame the rich for their financial situation.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 11, 2014 5:25 p.m.

    If $10.25 per hour is good, why not just make it $50.00 per hour and let everyone live in luxury?

    What these caring and compassionate people fail to realize is that people have to add value to an employer's business to justify ANY wage. And, any increase in wages necessarily WILL be passed on in price increases for products or services. Plus, raising the minimum wage will drive all other higher wages up by at least as much, creating an inflationary spiral.

    Perhaps the "hie the wage" advocates would like to start their own businesses and pay employees higher wages. It's a free country and they CAN do this if they are serious. If no, then that confirms that they are just trying to spend other people's money.