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Why Not a $100 Per
Hour Minimum Wage?

American Thinker, by Dan Nagasaki and Glenn Doi

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Posted By:johngalt1, 2/15/2013 12:36:37 PM

President Obama announced that he´s supporting a federal, inflation-adjusted minimum wage increase from $7.25 to $9.00 per hour. Even if he settles for $8 per hour, this seems irresponsible in light of our stubbornly slow economic recovery. But if the government is going to raise the minimum wage, why stop at such a low wage rate? If higher minimum wages are so wonderful, why don´t we just raise the minimum wage to $50 or $100 per hour?
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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 2/15/2013 12:42:35 PM     (No. 9178211)

Rush suggested this several times.

Not only that, but at $100/hr, then they would be in a higher tax bracket, say 28%, so they could feel the pain of having to pay taxes...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wsdiego, 2/15/2013 12:46:11 PM     (No. 9178217)

Minimum wage increase is the biggest government scam! After you in up in a higher tax bracket, you´ll find 40% of the increase goes to taxes! the rest is eaten up by inflation! The only one that ends up ahead is the government! More taxes! Ask Pelosi what happened the last time she raised the minimum wage! Unemployment went from about 5% to 9%! Then the dems blamed it on Bush! What else is new?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 2/15/2013 12:50:05 PM     (No. 9178226)

Obama´s believes he can take the unfairness out of life or at least promise to. Too many fall for it. High minimum wage lessens the desire to improve yourself.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: shalimar, 2/15/2013 12:52:50 PM     (No. 9178233)

Liberals believe that employers owe their employees a "living wage" [whatever that is]. They don´t get that some people have so few skills that an employer cannot sell their labor for said "living wage" and therefore would go out of business if such wages were paid.

Employee then becomes jobless thanks to Big Government thinking itself wiser than the marketplace.






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Reply 5 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 2/15/2013 12:56:36 PM     (No. 9178241)

It is amazing the number of people who are economically ignorant. On another forum I am having an ongoing discussion trying to explain to people why a law requiring all internet businesses to collect sales tax is a bad idea, explaining such a law will favor large companies over small companies. The overwhelming response is something along the lines of "That´s a cost of doing business."

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JediJerry, 2/15/2013 1:21:48 PM     (No. 9178299)

I work with a 50 year old Mexican man. Last night we had a talk about the new minimum wage his Zero Hero wants. He loves Obama. Worships the ground He walks on. He hates Repubilicans because as he says, Republicans hate poor people and all they want to do is help the rich people. He says he will NEVER vote for a Republican, ever. I told him that a minimum wage is just that a minimum wage. He complains because he has had a minimum wage job recently and that he can not support his family on it. The job he has now is a $10 an hour job as a security guard. Not much more than MW. I said well how about going to college, getting an education and then you won´t have to worry about minimum wages jobs anymore. He was dumbfounded.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: redink, 2/15/2013 1:22:48 PM     (No. 9178301)

Looks like fast food places may have to do commission-only hiring. Teenagers can all be sales reps now.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Passion, 2/15/2013 1:27:39 PM     (No. 9178307)

7 is onto what will happen to the workplace, due to Obama Care and min wage laws. Employees, at least full time, will be a thing of the past. Everything will be done on a contract basis on production, commission, whatever is applicable to a particular industry. And no one will get an hourly or salaried job at 30 plus hours anymore. How´s that hope and change workin for ya?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/15/2013 1:33:46 PM     (No. 9178317)

I´m forming a Robot´s Union.

They are sure to be the next under-class.

Many entry-level jobs can and will and are being out-sourced to machines.

Smart machines.

Obedient machines.

Loyal machines.

Fast food joints will look like ATM´s.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 2/15/2013 2:06:22 PM     (No. 9178375)

I´ve been a patternmaker for years. What used to cost say $50,000 can now be made with CNC equipment for about $5,000, a mere fraction.

We need to put a minimum wage on all this CNC equipment. Just ain´t fair getting paid so little. Hmmmm! Why are patternmakers and CNC techs in so much demand.

Get educated and you´ll get employed.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tnorling, 2/15/2013 2:35:02 PM     (No. 9178421)

I bet many Obamites "think" the same, duh, why not raise the minimum to a "livable" wage? Hahaha. Idiota.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jnorv, 2/15/2013 2:46:55 PM     (No. 9178449)

Give it some time. As soon as the coming dollar devaluation hits, due to the massive amounts of money the Feds are printing, it will take $100 to buy what $10 buys today.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/15/2013 3:03:24 PM     (No. 9178489)

Gee, wonder why the GOP is headed to the dustbin of history with analysis like this. Keep on listening to Limbaugh...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/15/2013 3:28:23 PM     (No. 9178563)

We have a lifeguard in our family. If she saves just one life, what is that worth? Shouldn´t she be paid $100/hour? After all, who can put a value on life itself? /s

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Reply 15 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 2/15/2013 4:13:41 PM     (No. 9178651)

Obama is not concerned about low income or working people of any kind so he doesn´t care that this hurts the poor the most. MW is only to help unions jack up their rates since many contracts are based on the MW. This is just another payoff to his fellow commies.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 2/15/2013 4:43:38 PM     (No. 9178690)

Queue ObamaRecession 2.0

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