Given the fact that the minimum wage should be at $22 or even $33 an hour, focusing the debate on raising it to $9 an hour seems almost insulting. Even conservative think tanks agree that the minimum wage needs to be far higher than the modest $9.00 per hour of the President’s proposal.
Why Settle For $9/hr Minimum Wage? Elizabeth Warren Pushes For $22
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|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/26/2013|
I love Warren! She's got it right. When the extremists (bureaucratic corporate politicians) get unreasonable, she will give it right back at them.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/26/2013|
If minimum wage went to $22/hr, the cost of rent, etc would all go up accordingly...and we'd all be right back where we began.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/26/2013|
If our goals are to improve the economic situation of disadvantaged workers probably the most useful strategy is a negative income tax, this doesn’t create negative incentives and preserves the existing positive incentives, it doesn’t directly increase unemployment or hurt small business.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/26/2013|
That was excellent!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/26/2013|
Elizabeth Warren for president. It is an outrage that they have kept workers wages so low. Where is the $14 indeed? This and the outsourcing of industrial jobs to other countries and the 1%'s mega-greed is what has ruined the economy and fractured society.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/26/2013|
I agree with her.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/26/2013|
Let's be this scene in the hearing.
I'm the missing $14.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/26/2013|
It's fair game, the big boys want all their breaks then why shouldn't the masses have theirs?
She's great, there is a method to her madness.
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|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/26/2013|
What a stupid cunt. Who the fuck does she think will ultimately pay the price increases caused by a $22 minimum wage?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/26/2013|
r11 is the stupid c*nt!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/26/2013|
R11 YOU are the stupid cunt. Warren was merely commenting on the fact that if minimum wage HAD kept up with productivity and cost of living, it SHOULD be $22/hour.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/26/2013|
r3, you obviously didn't watch the clip.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/26/2013|
I don't need to watch any clip to know what would happen to prices if wages suddenly went up threefold.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/26/2013|
Another freeper asshat, no facts necessary.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/26/2013|
Warren wasn't saying that min wage should be 22.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/26/2013|
She's a fucking idiot.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/26/2013|
And then, r18, what does that make you?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/26/2013|
How so R18?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/26/2013|
If wages went up then CEO types could make less, I can live with that.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/27/2013|
r21 ding ding ding ding !!!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/27/2013|
She is dead on correct.
A minimum wage like this could save our country.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/27/2013|
I run a midsize business in the NE. If the minimum wage went up to $22 I'd have to fire many of my workers. For lots of small businesses the majority of their costs are labor. I'm already looking (like many other employers) at how to eliminate workers and replace them with machines. This would simply make that switch over faster.
BTW, Costco (which many people reference as the gold standard for wages) only pays its starting employees $11.50 an hour.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/27/2013|
BTW, it looks like the "Addictinginfo" troll who always posts links to their articles is responsible for 50% of the responses.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/27/2013|
If everyone in your local economy were paid better you would have MORE business.
You would need more employees, not fewer.
A good economy benefits everyone.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/27/2013|
She should be your next President and no the country won't collapse. Throw in free healthcare and education while you're at it.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/27/2013|
Well, decades ago people paid wages appropriate to the standard of living, and people didn't scream about having to fire workers to do so.
No one respects Costco or Walmart - they are all full of products from China.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/27/2013|
I agree with R27.
Then the United States would be truly great!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/27/2013|
Don't be stupid, R11. In effect she's saying to the 1% - share the wealth. It's about fair distribution. The USD 22.00 is based on the rise of corporate profits since the early '70s. I guess you didn't watch the video.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/27/2013|
I love all the idiots who clearly didn't bother to watch the clip jumping in to give their misinformed little opinions.
I guess I'll sum it up for you pathetic mouth breathers who can't be bothered to watch a 2-3 minute clip before blathering on with your stupid bullshit: She's NOT saying that the minimum wage should literally be raised to $22 an hour this very day. She's pointing out that if minimum wage had kept up with the costs of inflation for the past few decades, that's what it actually WOULD be today. It's a message the wealth hoarders NEED and deserve to hear. These people need to have the real life consequences of their wealth hoarding rubbed in their faces, and she seems to be practically the only person in DC who's willing to do so.
I know that even simple concepts like this are difficult for freeper morons to grasp, so be sure to reward yourselves with another three hours of children's cartoons and playing with your plastic xylophones while drooling on yourselves once you've managed to wrap your feeble little minds around this.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/27/2013|
Why not $100/hr.?
Why not $1,000/hr.?
It's only money and the Fed can print as much as they want.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/27/2013|
I eat old people's excrement.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||03/27/2013|
[quote]I know that even simple concepts like this are difficult for freeper morons to grasp, so be sure to reward yourselves with another three hours of children's cartoons and playing with your plastic xylophones while drooling on yourselves once you've managed to wrap your feeble little minds around this.
Case and point at r32!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||03/27/2013|
People who work and save are called wealth hoarders. I guess that makes people living off the government who are bitter about others success, fucking losers.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||03/27/2013|
Wrong, working and saving are different than enslaving and stealing from those that made this country strong.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||03/27/2013|
R36 wears a cardboard hat at work.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||03/27/2013|
The problem is severe enough that it garnered a mention at the beginning of President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address. “We gather here knowing that there are millions of Americans whose hard work and dedication have not yet been rewarded,” he said. “Our economy is adding jobs – but too many people still can’t find full-time employment. Corporate profits have rocketed to all-time highs – but for more than a decade, wages and incomes have barely budged.”
|by Anonymous||reply 38||03/27/2013|