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Yost Seeking $1/Hour Raise

W.Va. minimum hourly wage would be hiked to $8.25

February 4, 2014

WHEELING — West Virginians earning the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour would make an extra $1 an hour by the summer of 2015 under legislation before the West Virginia legislature. Sen....

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DinoCrocetti

Feb-06-14 9:35 PM

Much prefer Allen WEST be running things myself. So we agree.

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GuessWho

Feb-06-14 1:51 AM

Look at all the scared little white boys who fear the big, black President of the United States.

Just think about it --- the Republican Party might actually have credible proposals if it wasn't dictated to by obese, oft-divorced, ne'er-do-well, white men with small penises.

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DinoCrocetti

Feb-05-14 8:39 PM

Raise the minimum wage and get rid of the "goofy" EARNED INCOME CREDIT.

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wvhoopie2

Feb-05-14 8:15 PM

An idea to pay for the 10.10. Cut the wages in government from the top down, cut the taxes on everyone and raise the minimum wage. Now the taxpayer has more to spend to support business and businesses have more to pay the wages and now we end up with a government that is smaller and elected and appointed officials make less. Time to find out the wages of local officials and department heads.

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anutterview

Feb-05-14 12:02 PM

When you took that first 'minimum wage' job, did you know how to do that job or were you training?

As you became proficient in that job, did you think, 'this is what I want to do the rest of my life' or 'gee, now that I know how to do this, I can seek another job requiring my learned skills?'

Like most posters here, I held several minimum wage temporary jobs while going to high school and continuing while in college. Unlike those that would want me to believe that the 'minimum wage' should be a 'living wage' (whatever that is) I learned what it took to get a better job, and that if I wanted better toys I would need to find one. During my lifetime I have determined that I, not some union boss or the government, will negotiate what my employer will pay me for performing the task that he wants me to do.

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TrollSlayer

Feb-05-14 7:45 AM

In a country liberally governed, poverty is something to get accustomed of.

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TrollSlayer

Feb-05-14 6:18 AM

Clueless, your third post CONTAINS NO FACTS AT ALL. Just a summary of the first two ridiculously spun posts and a baseless accusation that any criticism of your Obamascam is a lie.

So we BOTH wasted our time on Newsweek. But at least I have the satisfaction of being the one who mocked it rather than swallowing that crap like you did, Clueless. LOL

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TrollSlayer

Feb-05-14 6:17 AM

Ok, Clueless, It’s a slow morning, so I’ll bite. I read your Newsweek article. It’s and OPINION piece. It sources NONE of it’s “facts.”

“NOT REALLY: WHAT THE DOCUMENT SAYS IS that people will choose to cut back their work hours” Those are, by definition, JOB LOSSES. I know you Obamazombies would prefer not to count them, just as you prefer not to count long term unemployed when fudging your “improving” official unemployment rate, but the 2.3 MILLION job loss number is A FACT.

Your second post is a repeat of the first, so I'll simply paraphrase my repeated rebuttal. Yes, regardless of the psychology involved as to why those jobs are lost, THE JOBS ARE LOST. FACT. Deal with it, Obamazombie.

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GETACLUE

Feb-05-14 12:06 AM

So Troll you are just trying to discredit the source. The actual article you can't find any factual fault with the content. Thank you for the confirmation.

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TrollSlayer

Feb-04-14 11:15 PM

Clueless “The CBO certainly has not provided any serious new information”

Neither did that ridiculous Newsweek loony leftist’s opinion piece you copy-dumped, uncredited. I suppose if all I had for a source was an extremist’s opinion in a rag like Newsweek I’d be embarrassed to source that drivel, too. LOL

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GETACLUE

Feb-04-14 10:50 PM

The CBO certainly has not provided any serious new information that can be used by the critics of Obamacare. So, when politicians and commentators say that the new CBO report is devastating proof of the terrible impact of Obamacare, just know this: THEY'RE LYING.

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GETACLUE

Feb-04-14 10:47 PM

The report concludes that the JOB SUPPLY WILL GROW; even though more people will choose to cut back on their hours, TOTAL EMPLOYMENT AND COMPENSATION WILL INCREASE. Put simply: almost all the folks in that two million number (which is not two million jobs, but the man-hours equal to two million jobs) will not lose a job, but will choose to leave it or cut back their time committed to work. For example, people who choose to retire early because they would now have insurance available outside of employment can be counted among those two million.

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GETACLUE

Feb-04-14 10:44 PM

The release of new projections about the impact of the Affordable Care Act has set off a firestorm in Washington about job losses, deficits and people losing coverage. But reading the actual document – rather than the talking points – shows that there is a lot less there than the politicians proclaim.

There have been some reports that Congressional Budget Office estimates show the law Obamacare – will cause the loss of two million jobs. NOT REALLY: WHAT THE DOCUMENT SAYS IS that people will choose to cut back their work hours because they will have insurance available elsewhere, because subsidies will offset the cost of insurance they might already be paying or because of related tax charges.

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dyingov

Feb-04-14 10:08 PM

Probably take care of those minimum wage increases!

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "President Barack Obama's healthcare law will reduce the American workforce by the equivalent of 2 million full-time workers in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday, prompting Republicans to paint the law as bad medicine for the U.S. economy.

In its latest U.S. fiscal outlook, the nonpartisan CBO said the health law would lead some workers, particularly those with lower incomes, to limit their hours to avoid losing federal subsidies that Obamacare provides to help pay for health insurance and other healthcare costs."

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WVEXPAT

Feb-04-14 9:56 PM

@clue,

From the SF Examiner, "Out of the 163 South Bay restaurants surveyed, 108 -- or two-thirds -- raised prices after the $10 minimum wage took effect. Another 73 reduced workers' hours, and 69 restaurants cut staff entirely."

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WVEXPAT

Feb-04-14 9:47 PM

From the NY Times, "national trends suggest that the sharp fall in part-time work during the last five months of 2009 can be largely attributed to last summer’s federal minimum-wage increase. A look at job changes in individual states seems to confirm this conclusion." "part-time employment would have been about 500,000 greater in the last couple of months of the year if it hadn’t been for that last increase in the federal minimum." (MARCH 10, 2010, 7:22 AM Did the Minimum Wage Increase Destroy Jobs?)

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WVEXPAT

Feb-04-14 9:47 PM

@clue,

From a 2012 study, "Using a difference-in-difference approach, we find robust evidence that raising the New York minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.75 per hour significantly reduced employment rates of less-skilled, less-educated New Yorkers. Our estimates show that employment among all less-educated 16-to-29 year-olds fell by 20.2 to 21.8 percent, implying a median elasticity of around -0.7, large relative to consensus estimates. Our findings are robust to our choice of geographically proximate comparison states, the use of more highly-skilled within-state control group, and a synthetic control design approach. These findings provide plausible evidence that large state minimum wage increases can have substantial adverse labor demand effects for younger less experienced, less-educated individuals that are well outside the consensus range of -0.1 to -0.3 found in the literature."

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dyingov

Feb-04-14 5:27 PM

good news for the 1%er's that post on this site! The IRS has reduced the amount of audits for peeps making more than $1 million!

The bad news for most of the "other" peeps the IRS has increased audits for those making less than $75,000!

I mean why go after someone that makes a 10% mistake on 1 million when you can get one of those $75,000 income peeps!

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dyingov

Feb-04-14 4:52 PM

clueless, "San Francisco!" Are you out of your freakin' mind? 1 bedroom apartment in the City averages $2,500 per month (and it probably would be a bad hood)! San Francisco is the second most densely populated area of the US, NY City is number 1!

If you made $50,000 in Morgantown, WV you would need to make $79,500 to live at that same level in San Fran. Probably would not be able to buy a house in San Fran!

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Highland

Feb-04-14 4:38 PM

Jack Yost is an idiot.

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tromba99

Feb-04-14 4:19 PM

Hey Thinking,(the most ironic name I have ever seen on this board)...exactly what post were you reading (or having read to you) when you replied using my name.

My post didn't even have the word tax in it?

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GETACLUE

Feb-04-14 4:07 PM

San Francisco’s minimum wage is indexed to inflation and now stands at $10.74. The federal rate is $7.25, and Obama has talked of raising it to $10.10. Fast-food workers, though, are calling for $15 an hour.

The book’s editors weren’t able to measure any change in the profitability at the fast-food companies operating in San Francisco, says Ken Jacobs, the chairman of the UC Berkeley Labor Center. Consumers, though, did have to pay slightly more at the restaurants. “We did see a small increase, 2.8 percent, in food prices compared to other counties,” he says. Jacobs also points out that companies saved money because of reduced turnover. For example, turnover decreased 60 percent for low-wage occupations at San Francisco International Airport, where workers earn a minimum wage of $11.24 an hour.

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GETACLUE

Feb-04-14 4:05 PM

San Francisco’s decision to increase the minimum wage and offer other benefits, such as sick leave pay, hasn’t hurt the city’s economy at all. The three editors—all labor experts—found that from 2004 to 2011 overall private employment grew 5.6 percent in San Francisco and 3 percent in Santa Clara County. Other Bay Area counties saw an overall 4.4 percent drop during that time. Among food-service workers, who are more likely to be affected by minimum-wage laws, employment grew 17.7 percent in San Francisco, faster than either of the other Bay Area counties.

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dyingov

Feb-04-14 4:02 PM

dino, Not real sure how I could research the answer for your question! I will file 4/15. No sense giving them more money sooner than I have to!

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DinoCrocetti

Feb-04-14 3:30 PM

Dyingov, What percentage of the EARNED INCOME CREDIT crowd pay extra for the rapid refund so they can get their money right away and spend it? Just askin

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