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Reject Minimum Wage Increase

January 8, 2014

Higher government-mandated minimum wage scales reduce opportunities for the very people proponents claim to be helping — men and women with minimal skills....

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daWraith

Jan-12-14 6:02 PM

How clean is that water in Charleston these days, Cow? BBAHAHAHAH!

OV water quality SUX because the water systems are OLD, rusted, rotting, collapsing, etc. and YOU are DRINKING that crap!!

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daWraith

Jan-12-14 6:00 PM

cowtransfat "The cost of living is less ( Yeah like about 1/4!)

the air and water are cleaner, (No,not compared with the beach areas of Orange County, San Diego, etc)

It's a lot safer(not true 5 of the 25 safest cities in USA are in Orange COunty. Steubenville has murder rate the SAME as Detroit!!)

and the people are friendlier.( Bull, they are paranoid of outsiders only like you if you are luzer local)

My taxes are less (yes massively)

I could go on and on, but I won't waste my time on the likes of you, good for nutting creep!

(Yeah real friendly city!!! PIZZ off, LIAR!)

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WVEXPAT

Jan-12-14 5:28 PM

@oldman,

"Raising the minimum wage has never increased unemployment"

From the 2012 State of New York Case Study by San Diego State/Cornell researchers.

"Using data drawn from the Current Population Survey, we estimate the effect of the 2004-2006 New York State (NYS) minimum wage increase from $5.15 to $6.75 per hour on the employment rates of 16-to-29 year-olds without a high school diploma. Difference-in-difference estimates show that the NYS minimum wage increase is associated with a 20.2 to 21.8 percent reduction in the employment of younger less educated individuals, with the largest effects for those ages 16-to-24."

(search San Diego State/Cornell study Joseph J. Sabia San Diego State University Richard V. Burkhauser Cornell University)

Try again oldman!

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WVEXPAT

Jan-12-14 5:02 PM

Only 15% stay at min wage after 3 years, 63% progress after 1 year! (search B L S DotGov "Do some workers have minimum wage careers?) In 2012 4.7% of the population worked at Minimum (or below) wage jobs. 2.1% were at min wage, 2.6% worked "tip" jobs. About 1/2 are 24 and under and 2/3rds work less than 34 hours a week. Only 22% live at or below the poverty line. Search "Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics U.S. Department of Labor".

The upward mobility of those 22% should be the focus.

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daWraith

Jan-12-14 3:10 PM

cowtrans so CALI was too expensive for and you moved back home.

At least I assume you are FROM the valley and /or have relatives there?

The pay scale in the OV is one of the LOWEST in the entire USA, you cannot possible do the SAME job as in CA and get an increase.

What you are therefore saying is the cost of living is way less so you have more income.

Which is what I said: you couldn't cut in Cali so you limped back home.

WAAAAAAAaH!

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caltransplant

Jan-12-14 2:10 PM

Wratboy, I relocated to WV to increase my income, which I did. I don't live with my father, who has been dead for a number of years. He only had one wife, my mother. Let me tell a few more things. Life here in the OV is much better. The cost of living is less, the air and water are cleaner, It's a lot safer and the people are friendlier. My taxes are less. I could go on and on, but I won't waste my time on the likes of you, good for nutting creep!

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caltransplant

Jan-12-14 2:08 PM

Wratboy, I relocated to WV to increase my income, which I did. I don't live with my father, who has been dead for a number of years. He only had one wife, my mother. Let me tell a few more things. Life here in the OV is much better. The cost of living is less, the air and water are cleaner, It's a lot safer and the people are friendlier. My taxes are less. I could go on and on, but I won't waste my time on the likes of you, good for nutting creep!

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daWraith

Jan-12-14 12:23 PM

Croakingjoker

PAY for your ***ing mountains yourself.

PAY for your ***ing children youself.

They are YOUR children, why do property ownerrs, especially the edlerly, have to pay all their life for YOUR *****ing spawn to go to scholl?

Get your greedy ****ing hands OUT of my pocket and take care of YOUR family.

Oil companies make about 2 cents per gallon profit. Government gets 60 to 75 cents a gallon tax with NO risk for doing NOTHING! OINK !

Who is the porker here, OINKER????

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daWraith

Jan-12-14 10:52 AM

Speaking of the "real world" caltransplant, seems you got your arse kicked in the big bad Cali and had to limp back to the OV Valley of the D*mned to live with Daddy and his 4th wife in his double wide.

How's that real world workin' out for YOU, eh???

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daWraith

Jan-12-14 10:19 AM

CroakingChocker "Are you saying that maybe we should also reject a Maximum Wage Increase too?"

No you idiot, I am saying|

1) Keep your ****ing government hands OUT of the Free market on wages

2) Keep your ***ing hands out of my pocket on taxes.

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daWraith

Jan-12-14 10:17 AM

It is NOT the 1950's dimwits it 2013 and the GLOBAL economy.

The buzz word in corporate America these days is "Design anywhere BUILD anywhere".

China is the largest automotive market in the world now, not USA.

If I can build in China and be close to the Domestic market THERE, why do I want to build in the USA and be subject to a bunch of annoying laws?

I get lower labor rates with the same or better quality, what is my incentive to pay a high min wage and stay in America_________??

Tic Toc Tic Toc . . . . .

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daWraith

Jan-12-14 10:13 AM

"It would really makes me looks stoopid."

You don't LOOK stupid, you ARE stupid!

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caltransplant

Jan-12-14 9:59 AM

Wratboy, is it necessary to be so "fowl" mouthed? lol.

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caltransplant

Jan-12-14 9:55 AM

Thanks for the economics lesson, Wratboy. Now come out of your basement into the real world.

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daWraith

Jan-12-14 9:26 AM

Hilarous the same people who complain that all of the jobs are going to China and Mexico are the same dimwits who favor regulation and taxing companies such that they have NO choice but to go to China or Mexico to stay in business.

1) Get a clue, smucko: it takes about 3-5 PRIVATE sector worker to pay for ONE government worker with their taxes.

2) Government can ONLY create GOVERNMENT jobs, not private sector jobs.

Hence, ALL jobs come directly or indirectly from the PRIVATE sector. And the private sector can make or MOVE jobs in the USA or China.

It is a competitive market, dude, GET A GLUE.

Obamacare put a 2% tax on Medical devices. Boston Scientif and General Electric Imaging immediately moved their corporate headquarters to China.

DUH!

Cause and EFFECT. DUH!

Antarctica has clean air and (Frozen) clean water. Also ZERO jobs.

DUH@

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daWraith

Jan-12-14 9:18 AM

CroakingJoker

"Fowling(sic) OUR property.

Fowling(sic) OUR AIR.

Fowling(sic) OUR WATER."

BWHAHAHAHAH! Only if they are a chicken farm, dimwit! Thanks for giving us a good punch line to use against the Gooseman!!

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daWraith

Jan-12-14 7:21 AM

Let's go over this again for dimwit slow learners:

"• Less than 3 percent of the workforce earns the minimum

• more than 60 percent of those who do earn it get a raise within a year

• more than half of minimum-wage earners are students or other part-time workers from households with average incomes of $53,000.

Oink your arse, @dummy.

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daWraith

Jan-12-14 7:19 AM

Oinker, the government seizes about half of what I make from Corporations.

Who is the ****ing pig here, dimwit??

Exxon Paid $40 BILLION in TAXES to the US Oinking government, MORE THAN their North American PROFIT!!!!

Who is the ****ing pig here, dimwit??

US Corporate tax rate is the highest in the world.

Who is the ****ing pig here, dimwit??

Anybody or Company can vote with their Feet, meaning they can PACK up and leave or put corporate headquarters in a foreign country.

Who is the ****ing pig here, dimwit??

Oink your arse, @dummy!

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daWraith

Jan-11-14 6:27 PM

"• Less than 3 percent of the workforce earns the minimum

• more than 60 percent of those who do earn it get a raise within a year

• more than half of minimum-wage earners are students or other part-time workers from households with average incomes of $53,000.

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daWraith

Jan-11-14 4:09 PM

Government cannot create ONE private sector job.

Government only creates government jobs which require 3 private sector workers to pay for ONE public sector job.

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daWraith

Jan-11-14 4:08 PM

If you can't find a job in 99 weeks, will 100 make any difference??

101? 102?? 110? 120???

Tell us whiner, why did FIVE times as many people lose their job or drop out of the search as GOT jobs in November_____________________?????

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daWraith

Jan-11-14 4:06 PM

BushWhine plumbs the depths of the moron sea.

Have some cheese to go along with your Whine.

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-11-14 1:55 PM

We've had 33 years of trickle down economics and nothing has trickled down. Besides, the best way to keep the long-term unemployed looking for jobs is to provide them extended unemployment benefits, which requires they keep searching. - Robert Reich

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-11-14 1:54 PM

Baloney. Cantor and his colleagues would be more convincing if they'd vote for job-creating measures like rebuilding the nation's crumbling infrastructure, financing a new WPA, helping the jobless get new skills, providing childcare when they're at work, giving tax credits to employers who add net jobs, and raising worker pay so they have the purchasing power to fuel private-sector job growth. But Republicans oppose all these, and continue to sell the supply-side trickle-down snake oil that tax cuts for businesses and the wealthy create jobs. (cont.)

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-11-14 1:54 PM

I failed to mention one important step: getting Republicans out of office in 2014. Eric Cantor, the majority leader, explains the GOP's aversion to extending unemployment benefits this way: “We have been trying to focus this Congress on getting back to a more optimistic view of what the economy can do. It is about jobs. It is about growth. Our focus is about wanting people to get a job. It’s on employment, not unemployment.” (cont.)

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