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Why Settle For $9/hr Minimum Wage? Elizabeth Warren Pushes For $22

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.

by Anonymousreply 3803/27/2013


by Anonymousreply 103/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 203/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 303/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 403/26/2013

That was excellent!

by Anonymousreply 503/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 603/26/2013

I agree with her.

by Anonymousreply 703/26/2013

Let's be this scene in the hearing.

I'm the missing $14.

by Anonymousreply 803/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 903/26/2013


by Anonymousreply 1003/26/2013

What a stupid cunt. Who the fuck does she think will ultimately pay the price increases caused by a $22 minimum wage?

by Anonymousreply 1103/26/2013

r11 is the stupid c*nt!

by Anonymousreply 1203/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1303/26/2013

r3, you obviously didn't watch the clip.


by Anonymousreply 1403/26/2013

I don't need to watch any clip to know what would happen to prices if wages suddenly went up threefold.

by Anonymousreply 1503/26/2013

Another freeper asshat, no facts necessary.

by Anonymousreply 1603/26/2013

Warren wasn't saying that min wage should be 22.

by Anonymousreply 1703/26/2013

She's a fucking idiot.

by Anonymousreply 1803/26/2013

And then, r18, what does that make you?

by Anonymousreply 1903/26/2013

How so R18?

by Anonymousreply 2003/26/2013

If wages went up then CEO types could make less, I can live with that.

by Anonymousreply 2103/27/2013

r21 ding ding ding ding !!!

by Anonymousreply 2203/27/2013

She is dead on correct.

A minimum wage like this could save our country.

by Anonymousreply 2303/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2403/27/2013

BTW, it looks like the "Addictinginfo" troll who always posts links to their articles is responsible for 50% of the responses.

by Anonymousreply 2503/27/2013


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 Anonymousreply 2603/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2703/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2803/27/2013

I agree with R27.

Then the United States would be truly great!

by Anonymousreply 2903/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3003/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3103/27/2013

Why not $100/hr.?

Why not $1,000/hr.?

It's only money and the Fed can print as much as they want.

by Anonymousreply 3203/27/2013

I eat old people's excrement.

by Anonymousreply 3303/27/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 3403/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3503/27/2013

Wrong, working and saving are different than enslaving and stealing from those that made this country strong.

by Anonymousreply 3603/27/2013

R36 wears a cardboard hat at work.

by Anonymousreply 3703/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3803/27/2013
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