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Raptordawg
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Explain to me how raising minimum wage

helps the middle class?
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Tim
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Texas
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re: Explain to me how raising minimum wage
It's a zero sum game. You can't make people understand this. Everything goes up as a result, buying power is the same. Not to mention, lay offs typically follow a forced minimum wage increase. Also, it's not just the employees making minimum wage that get an increase. Those making above minimum wage start bitching for a raise. It doesn't help, of course, it helps liberals feel good about themselves.


tojoe
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Scott
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re: Explain to me how raising minimum wage
It doesn't. It just causes inflation like everything else they are doing.


cssamerican
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Member since Mar 2011
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re: Explain to me how raising minimum wage
It hurts. Most people will not get the same percentage raise, so in many cases they will be worse because inflation on common items such as groceries will go up at a higher percentage than the average pay raise.


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Wolfhound45
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Member since Nov 2009
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re: Explain to me how raising minimum wage
Does. Not. Work.

But it briefs well. And that is all that matters to "D" voters.

Would love to see legislation that would remove party affiliation in the voting booth and force voters to actually know candidates and issues.


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LSUnKaty
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Katy, TX
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re: Explain to me how raising minimum wage
It doesn't. It hurts workers on the margin at every level as well as every consumer


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Lsuhoohoo
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re: Explain to me how raising minimum wage
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Explain to me how raising minimum wage
helps the middle class?


you'll need to understand democrat magic and unicorns economics. Rather than understand basic real world economics like most people.


GallatinTiger
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Hendersonville, TN
Member since Apr 2004
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re: Explain to me how raising minimum wage
Not a bit. But it's a weapon that the democratic party whips out every few years to remind America that they're all for the little guy.


Interception
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re: Explain to me how raising minimum wage
It feels so good


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Tbobby
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3705 posts

re: Explain to me how raising minimum wage
Your next Egg McMuffin will cost more.


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Wolfhound45
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re: Explain to me how raising minimum wage
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...it's a weapon that the democratic party whips out every few years to remind America that they're all for keeping them down as the little guy.


FIFY


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tigerskin
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re: Explain to me how raising minimum wage
This might be one of the few areas I agree with Democrats. There should be a big difference between what those who work everyday make and what the leeches who do nothing all day make from handouts.


Tiger Authority
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re: Explain to me how raising minimum wage
Just use simple logic. If every menial task came with a 20 dollar an hour price tag, don't you think demand for these jobs would increase? Combined with the increase labor costs and you have a situation ripe for increasing unemployment.

(1) Demand for Jobs Increase (more people actively look for jobs)

(2) Labor Costs increase such that you are unable hire as many people

1+2= increased unemployment and Obama is an idiot.


Tiger Authority
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re: Explain to me how raising minimum wage
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This might be one of the few areas I agree with Democrats. There should be a big difference between what those who work everyday make and what the leeches who do nothing all day make from handouts.




This doesn't reconcile the inherent economic problems associated with increasing the minimum wage.


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Macavity92
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Member since Dec 2004
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re: Explain to me how raising minimum wage
It doesn't. Unless the middle class are now making $15,080 annually.

Mainly, it is grandstanding. Less than 10% of the jobs out there pay minimum wage. Therefore, it gives businesses an excuse to raise prices without providing a tangible wage increase to most workers.


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tjohn deaux
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GA
Member since Feb 2007
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re: Explain to me how raising minimum wage
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Obama knows that far too many voters are idiots.



dante
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Kingwood, TX
Member since Mar 2006
10166 posts

re: Explain to me how raising minimum wage
It doesn't....just a feel good Dem ploy...drives up the cost of goods and services.


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Powerman
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Corpus Christi, TX
Member since Jan 2004
121199 posts

re: Explain to me how raising minimum wage
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Everything goes up as a result,

I disagree with this sentiment

There just aren't that many people making minimum wage for it to drive the cost of products up

People say this all the time but I'm not sure there is any substance to the statement

The minimum wage probably does need to be raised IMO


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Tiger Authority
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Member since Jul 2007
29475 posts

re: Explain to me how raising minimum wage
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Obama knows that far too many voters are idiots.



Nobody every blamed him for intellectual honesty.


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StinkBait72
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Member since Nov 2011
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re: Explain to me how raising minimum wage
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leeches who do nothing all day make from handouts


Would this not increase also when the grocery bill's begin to rise due to this awesome min wage increase?


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