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Take it to the bank: Sen.
Elizabeth Warren wants to raise
minimum wage to $22 per hour

Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 3/18/2013 10:17:17 PM

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, suggested raising the minimum wage to $22 per hour is only logical if you look at the numbers. “If we started in 1960, and we said [that] as productivity goes up … then the minimum wage was going to go up the same … if that were the case, the minimum wage today would be about $22 an hour,” the senator said, at a recent Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on “Keeping up with a Changing Economy: Indexing the Minimum Wage.” The current minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Ms. Warren wondered

They can´t wreck the country fast enough.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Italiano, 3/18/2013 10:24:02 PM     (No. 9232088)

Even by the relaxed, PC standards routinely applied to female Democrat politicians these days, this is one inane, stupid woman.

Reply 2 - Posted by: Deedo, 3/18/2013 10:27:08 PM     (No. 9232092)

Warren will set the standard for insane politics. I live in Massachusetts. I know.




Reply 3 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 3/18/2013 10:28:30 PM     (No. 9232094)

Thank God, I´m so happy to hear that Lizzie is in favor indexing the income tax rates based on the same logic.

Reply 4 - Posted by: curious1, 3/18/2013 10:28:49 PM     (No. 9232095)

Is there any non-libtard left who won´t admit the libtards are clearly mentally ill?

Reply 5 - Posted by: reddfroge, 3/18/2013 10:32:37 PM     (No. 9232098)

is there a more stupid person alive...oh, yes there is...Nancy Pelosie

Reply 6 - Posted by: STLstudent, 3/18/2013 10:33:59 PM     (No. 9232100)

The federal government of the U.S. is insane. Our leaders are out of their minds.

Dark days are coming.

Reply 7 - Posted by: lakerman1, 3/18/2013 10:36:03 PM     (No. 9232101)

Gains in productivity are mostly attributable to automation, computerization.
And those industries strapped with labor agreements that limit technology are dying.
Steel is the best example of that. The auto industry, to a lesser extent, is also an example...
Separate from that, the indian squaw senator is batsh*t crazy. So are the voters of Massachusetts.




Reply 8 - Posted by: KTWO, 3/18/2013 10:38:52 PM     (No. 9232107)

Shouldn´t the government just mail everyone $22/hour instead?

That will work until the USPS collapses.

Reply 9 - Posted by: agrippa123, 3/18/2013 10:39:29 PM     (No. 9232108)

Apparently, down on the reservation, the productivity of toilet scrubbers has risen 2 1/2 times in the past fifty years...

Reply 10 - Posted by: miceal, 3/18/2013 10:44:31 PM     (No. 9232119)

Words escape me. Seriously can ANYONE be THAT STUPID and still remember to breath? Thank you Massachusetts....NOT!

Reply 11 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 3/18/2013 10:51:53 PM     (No. 9232127)

at $22.00/hr to flip burgers at MacD´s, those fries are gonna cost a fortune.

meanwhile, every single manufacturing job will get moved to mexico and canada!

Only a Democrat/Lawyer/Liberal/Ivory Tower type could possibly believe this is a sane idea.

Reply 12 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/18/2013 10:53:23 PM     (No. 9232129)

Elizabeth Warren, as can any liberal, can start a business and pay a minimum wage of $22 an hour. Conservatives will not stand in the way.




Reply 13 - Posted by: coldoc, 3/18/2013 10:53:58 PM     (No. 9232130)

Sorry, #5. I think patty murray still take the cake.

Reply 14 - Posted by: john56, 3/18/2013 10:59:09 PM     (No. 9232134)

Of course, domestic help for democrat US Senators and folks rehabing houses bought on the cheap by democrat US Senators will be exempt.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Trust No One, 3/18/2013 11:00:43 PM     (No. 9232136)

I´m not getting a job until she ups the ante to a $100.00 an hour.

Work harder slaves increase that productivity .

Reply 16 - Posted by: jl80863, 3/18/2013 11:01:16 PM     (No. 9232138)

What reduction in Senatorial pay does she propose? How about existing minimum wage until they start doing something useful.

Reply 17 - Posted by: tmeubanks, 3/18/2013 11:03:41 PM     (No. 9232140)

We´re in big trouble. Like Obama....she´ll be gone someday. We´re stuck with the voters that put them there.




Reply 18 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 3/18/2013 11:09:35 PM     (No. 9232144)

Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren and Barbara Boxer.....The Three Stugettes.

Reply 19 - Posted by: peasantnumberthree, 3/18/2013 11:23:48 PM     (No. 9232161)

Why stop at $22/hour?

Why not $50/hour?

Why not 100 Euros/hour? Whoops...

Reply 20 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 3/18/2013 11:27:18 PM     (No. 9232166)

Is there a word to describe someone two standard deviations below crackpot?

Reply 21 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 3/18/2013 11:28:09 PM     (No. 9232167)

Is she talking about wampum?

Reply 22 - Posted by: snakeoil, 3/18/2013 11:28:31 PM     (No. 9232168)

Raising the Minimum Wage always increases unemployment. So what will Princess Lieawath do about that? Oh that´s right. Increase Unemployment Compensation to $ 2k per week. What a state Mass is. First the Salem Witchcraft Trials, Lizzie Borden, the Boston Strangler, the Kennedys, and now Liewatha.



Reply 23 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 3/18/2013 11:28:44 PM     (No. 9232169)

Senator Warren, if you succeed in getting the minimum wage raised to @22/hr., the people who vote for you will make enough to start paying federal taxes. You sure you want that?

Reply 24 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/18/2013 11:38:08 PM     (No. 9232182)

Reality check. Many seniors earn about $5 an hour on SS.

Reply 25 - Posted by: Balogreene, 3/18/2013 11:39:46 PM     (No. 9232187)

If the minimum wage has increased that much, how much should we all who work beyond minimum wage be making? No company could afford it.

Reply 26 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 3/19/2013 12:01:32 AM     (No. 9232202)

Since the only place productivity is up is China, let them go first!

Reply 27 - Posted by: Nimby, 3/19/2013 12:02:18 AM     (No. 9232203)

Says the 1percenter

Reply 28 - Posted by: fayebeck, 3/19/2013 12:03:10 AM     (No. 9232204)

#2 although I tire of folks wishing the worst for California I will admit that you don´t know what insane politics is. We who live in California claim #1 status in insanity.

Reply 29 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 3/19/2013 12:07:56 AM     (No. 9232212)

REpublicans are down for a different reason than the Democrats. I deeply despise the evil the Democrats have at their core, while I am merely disgusted with the cowardice and mewly behavior of the Republicans. In any poll, I would say I am deeply displeased with both parties!

Reply 30 - Posted by: leonardo, 3/19/2013 1:15:51 AM     (No. 9232253)

Massachusetts voters are just starting to get what they have deserved for oh so very long, and more of same will doubtless be on the way. Does it take an idiot to vote for one? Yessir!

Reply 31 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/19/2013 1:43:26 AM     (No. 9232260)

You know what that would do to my paycheck and everyone else who worked hard to get their pay up to $25 - $27 per hour?? It would make all their hard work worthless because the cost of living would jump. Why should an entry level know-nothing with no experience make almost as much as someone who is a senior specialist or department manager??? Hell no!!!!

Reply 32 - Posted by: bobgray2, 3/19/2013 2:01:14 AM     (No. 9232268)

What idiot would ever suggest that a minimum wage be based on productivity gains? The reality is that wages are set by the employer based on what that particular job is worth to him/her. If the salary required is acceptable to the employer, then he hires a person to perform that task. If the wage is more than the employer is willing to pay, then they will not hire someone to perform the task and either do it themselves or spread the responsibilities over the existing employees. The bottom line being that someone who would be employed, now will not be.

Reply 33 - Posted by: Safari Man, 3/19/2013 2:06:11 AM     (No. 9232273)

I think we should actually do what she wants and prove once and for all how destructive the minimum wage actually is.

Reply 34 - Posted by: Country Boy, 3/19/2013 2:19:34 AM     (No. 9232282)

Sure, do it. But Dunkin Donuts will charge $25 for a cup of coffee.

Reply 35 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/19/2013 2:42:14 AM     (No. 9232288)

#28, only because most of lefty voters and carpetbaggers came to California from leftist states back east...probably mostly from Massachussetts!! California used to be normal until the 60´s and the radicals took over.

Reply 36 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/19/2013 2:45:35 AM     (No. 9232289)

People like Warren actually believe this crap. Her answer is simply take it out of profits. In her way of thinking microsoft and apple could "afford" to pay their workers $100 an hour.All these lib fruitcakes believe that business owners have tons of cash stashed away and it´s their and the unions job to pry that money loose.

They have a parallel theory that as part of the commons,if you have a business acumen then you owe it to the community to provide that service at no profit.

People are paid based on the scarcity of their skill set.A backup short stop isn´t going to make the same as Albert Pujous because he can´t hit the homers and drive in the runs that he can.
If you imposed such a law,inflation would go through the roof and people on fixed incomes would have worthless money. If you raised SS to keep pace with the $22 MW,then SS would go bust in a matter of months.

Ivy League schools produce nothing but fools.

The left is more than willing to shut down 90% of the businesses in this country to prove their point if 10% survive.

Reply 37 - Posted by: Trigger2, 3/19/2013 3:54:14 AM     (No. 9232320)

MA low information voting idiots must be so proud of themselves.

Reply 38 - Posted by: Crosscut, 3/19/2013 6:15:42 AM     (No. 9232369)

Fantastic, another crackpot Democrat senator that must be endured for years to come.

Reply 39 - Posted by: GKC fan, 3/19/2013 6:27:34 AM     (No. 9232376)

Brilliant ! Get rid of those fast food big gulp places now! No employees !

Reply 40 - Posted by: lil dotty, 3/19/2013 6:31:23 AM     (No. 9232382)

Shelia Jackson Lee, Maxine Waters, Patty Murray, Barbara Boxer, Di Fi, you all step to the front of that line and stand by your colleague, Elizabeth Warren. Now let´s all give it up for these phine individuals Why is it conservative women look so much better? A caller on C Span actually asked that question on air this weekend during CPAC coverage.

Reply 41 - Posted by: fleetusa, 3/19/2013 8:13:00 AM     (No. 9232519)

"The current minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Ms. Warren wondered, in a YouTube video of the hearing posted by her staff: “What happened to the other $14.75?”

She answered her own question: “It sure didn’t go to the worker.”


Reply 42 - Posted by: Edgelady, 3/19/2013 11:50:44 AM     (No. 9233009)

That equals just about $46,000/year, for a burger flipper.

Not only no concept of business, but no concept of money.

If everyone at McDonald´s was paid $46,000/year that would make a Quarter Pounder about $49.00

Reply 43 - Posted by: stymie82, 3/19/2013 12:07:48 PM     (No. 9233055)

If any of us had lied on forms claiming native american status and worked as an attorney without passing the bar and actually having a license, we would be under the jail, not in the Senate.

Reply 44 - Posted by: Happy Trails, 3/20/2013 8:11:18 PM     (No. 9235891)

Supply and demand? No, just demand.
Stomp your feet and hold your breath!

Reply 45 - Posted by: Hazymac, 6/2/2013 2:35:00 PM     (No. 9356891)

Fauxcahantas, Lieawatha, Sacaga-no-wea, or whatever name you prefer, is a museum specimen of a leftist who´d scupper the entire economy if it would gain or maintain her ill-advised political power. Tar and feathers probably wouldn´t suffice to punish this kind of economic stupidity.

Oh, and say goodbye, Mr. Drug Salesman Spamster.

Reply 46 - Posted by: Susannah, 6/2/2013 2:37:55 PM     (No. 9356895)

This thread dates from march 18. Mr. Drug Spammer must have revived it. How did he get in?

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Christian Post, by Nicola Menzie    Original Article
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An archaeologist overseeing a dig at Balatlar Church in Turkey´s Sinop Province claims her team has discovered a 1,350-year-old stone chest containing "a piece of a cross" and which she believes possibly came from the one on which Jesus was crucified as recorded in the Gospels. "We have found a holy thing in a chest. It is a piece of a cross, and we think it was [part of the cross on which Jesus was crucified]," Gulgun Koroglu, head of the years-long excavation at the site, told reporters. "

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