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Fast-food workers feel $15 per hour is fair

August 6, 2013
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Aug-06-13 1:08 AM

15 an hr might be fair for the top performers but not for all. Sadly even the better employees only make crap and good trusted employee can go a long way in any work place. A word of advice to employers..treat your better workers good and you will never hear the word union.

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Aug-06-13 5:36 AM

House Republicans have crunched the numbers and say that since President Obama took office, the economy has added seven times more part-time jobs than it has created full-time jobs.

Since January 2009 the country has added a net total of 270,000 full-time jobs, but it has added 1.9 million part-time jobs, according to the House Ways and Means Committee. The numbers come as Republicans argue that the president’s health care law is pushing businesses to save money and push workers into shorter schedules to avoid the penalties that come from hiring more full-time workers, who under the law will be required to be covered with health care insurance.

Thanks to Obamacare, the Obamaconmy just produces low paying part time jobs.

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Aug-06-13 5:36 AM

Low pay jobs for low quality workers. Want more pay? Graduate from high school and get a skill. Quite contrary to the Obama economy - you deserve what the government will steal from those who can and give to those who won't.

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Aug-06-13 5:39 AM

Forbes 12/21/12

As a jobs program, raising the minimum wage is a real loser. Congress raised the minimum wage 10.6% in July, 2009 (know of anyone else getting a raise then?). In the ensuring 6 months, nearly 600,000 teen jobs disappeared, even with nearly 4% growth in the economy, this compared to a loss of 250,000 jobs in the first half of the year as GDP growth declined by 4% Why? When you raise the price of anything, people take less of it, including labor. The unemployment rate for teens remains unacceptably high. Workers of all ages that are relatively unskilled are adversely impacted by this policy.

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Aug-06-13 5:40 AM

Another argument in favor of the minimum wage is that it is a stimulus, introducing new income and spending into the market. But was there more income to spend in 2009 when nearly 600,000 teen jobs were lost? Common sense says that every dollar a minimum wage worker receives must have come out of somebody else’s pocket, either small business owners or their customers. The money for a higher minimum wage does not come from thin air.

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Aug-06-13 5:53 AM

About 85% of the US jobs are in the "services" sector. I recall reading in the "weekly reader" in the 70's predicting that the US would be a services economy and the long term results would be lower wages! Welcome to the future!!

I would suggest that pis sing-off the garbage collector (low skill job) would not be a good idea....

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Aug-06-13 6:23 AM

Why should McDonald's pay you $15 per hour if the service you are providing has a market value of $9 per hour?

Do you want to improve the economy? Three things, then. One, stop blinding supporting the worst President in our history. Tell him to actually PASS a budget that cuts spending and taxes each year. This will stimulate business growth. Stop the Fed's never ending war on earning power.

Two, slash corporate taxes to the bone for operations that employ US workers within the US.

Three, round up and deport illegal aliens.

If you are not making enough money at a fast food job, I suggest changing jobs and/or using the dozens of financial aid programs at your exposure to go back to school and earn a marketable skill (not African-American studies or basket weaving).

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Aug-06-13 7:21 AM

Since your comment are so insane and show how out of touch dRagdresser and daMoron with the economics of working for a living, I will only say this. Congrats to you mother for reminding you to use spell check and pointing out your grammatical mistakes. Now, she wants you to move out of her basement and go learn about the world. Morons...

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Aug-06-13 7:40 AM

Coughy the fact you know sh** about economics doesn't grant you the right to bad mouth us!

STFU or I'll cut off your welfare check, then we will see how big a mouth you have when you starve.

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Aug-06-13 7:43 AM

Or Coughy, you can dazzle us with your rapier-like intellect and give us ONE EXAMPLE of where raising the minimum wage has resulted in MORE jobs rather than LESS being produced:_______________________________.

{ . . . . . crickets . . . . . .}

Black unemployment is a record high 48%, unheard of during the Bush administration.

Hows that Obama Voodoo Economics working out ya'll????

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Aug-06-13 7:43 AM

For those who think this is a good idea and have the notion that all business people are greedy pricks~write up a business plan, get your loan from the bank, and become that wonderful patriachial (or matriachial) owner of a business that the workers are content with their living wage. I will read about you in Time Magazine.

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Aug-06-13 10:08 AM

The unfortunate reality about "minimum wage jobs" is that the "minimum wage" soon becomes the average wage, as more and more unskilled workers are displaced by multiple machines operated by a lone worker with a higher skill level.

Employers will always find the least expensive way to operate their business. If they are asked to lose money, they have the option to shut down and invest elsewhere. Go ahead and strike for higher wages, this isn't the 1920's when each business was local and the worker pool was limited.

Need an example? In this valley? really!

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Aug-06-13 10:54 AM

The minimum wage has NOT increased with the standard cost of living. When the government subsidizes companies like Walmart, we ALL pay. btw, Walmart, and the likes are NOT going broke, they are posting high profits. It's time for plain common sense to take over. Why are we, as taxpayers, expected to pay benefits to Walmart, or fast food workers. If the minimum wage kept up with the cost of living since the 60's, it would be over 20 and hour. If business refuse to pay a worker a decent wage, wonderwhy is it the taxpayers responsibility to pick up the tab?

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Aug-06-13 11:12 AM

daMoron knows nothing. I am a small business owner. Have been for 25 years. Never collected welfare and NEVER thought my employees are only worth minimum wage. Never shopped at Walmart, don't eat fast food, pay my taxes and happily feel fortunate enough to be able to work to do so. What's your story? Do you even know the difference between your *** and a a hole in the ground?

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Aug-06-13 11:17 AM

Absolutely they should double the minimum wage. Which would double the price of a fast food meal. Which would cause the majority of customers to stop going to fast food restaurants. Which would put those fast food restaurants out of business. Which would put all those $15 min wage workers out of work and onto the unemployment, welfare, and food stamp rolls and onto complete Government dependency. Just where Obama wants them.

That's what Barry Bankrupter calls "Forward."

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Aug-06-13 12:03 PM

Wonderwhy the "minimum wage" (which used to be similar to an apprentice wage) has been redefined to relate to the cost of living?

Who defines "a living wage"?

In this New World Order does it mean a place to sleep and something to eat, "free" health benefits including eye, dental and mental, a new car every other year, a TV for each family member, a cell phone for your can go on and on, there are always places to spend your "living wage".

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Aug-06-13 1:14 PM

I forgot tattoos and body piercings ......

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Aug-06-13 1:17 PM

Coughy you stupid *** I have run my own successful consulting business for 30 years and have 30 US patents.

There is not one effing shred of evidence that raising the minimum wage ever did ANYTHING but DECREASE the total number of jobs.

Min wage back in the day was a STARTING WAGE for students and people with ZIP experience.

After you dumbf*** liberals got done with it, it is now the PREVAILING wage in many industries like fast food.

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Aug-06-13 1:18 PM

BTW Cough cough Coughy, what kind of dumbass never shopped at Wal*Mart??

You like losing money?

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Aug-06-13 1:20 PM

Maybe the best example for young people is to see that those who did not value education, don't earn very much money or do anyting interesting. The idea that we can make putting a hamburger togeher is job worth a great wage is more Obama pandeing to the stupid. So the people in the attached picture have this idea that even though they tanked high school, do drugs, spend time in jail that its all OK if you can get someone to print a sign and hold it up that you can "earn" a better salary for your deadend job. Get an eduction, get a skill, serve n the military, go to work and work you way into a professional or trade. Fast food is not a treasured career and raising the wage for those kinds of jobs just raises prices. We already paid for you, for sittig idle in shool for 6 yrs, for sitting in jail, for filling up gov housing, to feed your kids, for your health care. Get real dude.

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Aug-06-13 1:23 PM

In the study “Effects of the Minimum Wage on Employment Dynamics,”Jonathan Meer, an assistant professor of economics at Texas A&M who specializes in public economics, and Jeremy West, a graduate student in economics, “focused on employment dynamics – job creation and job destruction directly, rather than just net employment,” Meer explains.

“We very carefully controlled for a number of factors that could conflate increases in the minimum wage and changes in employment, and found that job creation was reduced substantially, but job destruction did not increase. Net job growth falls in response to an increase in the minimum wage, but employee turnover is unaffected.”

So it’s not that working people would lose their jobs if the minimum wage went up, rather, fewer people would be hired in the future.

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Aug-06-13 1:27 PM

Sorry 13 patents ... 30 years

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Aug-06-13 1:31 PM

When you consider the inflationary affect of raising wages for unskilled workers, after the economic cycle which adjusts upper level workers is complete, the only winner is the government.

Since taxes are progressive, each universal wage increase moves taxpayers into/nearer to a higher tax bracket, where the worker gets to send a larger percentage of his earnings to the government to buy influence and to squander.

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Aug-06-13 2:15 PM

Wonderliar "If the minimum wage kept up with the cost of living since the 60's, it would be over 20 and hour."


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The min wage in 1969 was $1.60 an hour.

In today's wages that would be $10.18 an hour.

BTW San Francisco min wage IS $10 an hour.

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Aug-06-13 2:31 PM

duwhop= you can shop at Walmart all you want! You already pay their benefits thru your taxes, so by all means support them so you can save your rollback price! LOL

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